Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Day! To the Daddy's.....

We had a great Father's Day weekend! Saturday we spent with my in-laws and worked all day in their yard! Weeding, trimming, mulching, cutting was hard work but the end result was great! And Jon was so grateful for the help! I really like working in the garden! Then we had a big cookout! Thanks Jon for being a wonderful father to Guy and Amy and a wonderful FIL to me! You're an awesome "poppy" and Braylen loves spending time with you! We love you!

Sunday was a great day too! We spent the entire day in the pool. Seriously. The whole day we were in water. Braylen loves swimming right now and every chance we get we are in the pool. My dad worked soooooo hard putting in their swimming pool and I love seeing him enjoy the fruits of his labor. Actually I love to enjoy the fruits of his labor. My dad is the greatest dad in the world. I love him so much! He never complains and he is ALWAYS there for us. He is such a hard worker. My dad has to work super early in the morning and I remember as a kid (well teenager) when I would wake up around 4:30am and I would see that the light was on in the living room, so I would go out there to give my dad a goodbye kiss. He would be reading his bible! He does that every morning. It is such a great memory to me! Thanks dad for being awesome! :)

Happy Father's day to my wonderful husband too! Braylen and I love you so much! I love watching Braylen light up when you are around or when he hears your car cruising down the street. You are the best daddy! My heart melts to see the two of you together! We love you!

Summer Update

So I was looking through my calendar and realized that next week is July 1st! That is so crazy to me. I am so amazed at how quickly time goes by-especially the older I get. Wow. James was right when he said "you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes!" I have been learning so much these last few weeks about different things and look forward to sharing them, but let me back up. Here are some highlights from the past month!

1) Guy finished his first year of school! Yea! He made the dean's list both semesters! PTL! He is enrolled in summer school right now so keep him in your prayers.

2). We went to the annual Rockbridge YL leader weekend over Memorial Wknd and had so much fun! We learned a ton (about making daily choices that will affect the rest of your life and that Jesus will meet you where you are-John 11), we had delicious meals, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

3). The next weekend I went on a girls trip to Nashville! Oh we had so much fun! Stephanie, Jenna, Nina and I packed up and left our kids with our husbands and enjoyed a wonderful weekend of fellowship, eating, bonding, singing, dancing, shopping....I could go on. The last trip we took together was 7 years ago!! on spring break in Destin. I should go scan an old photo of us in our bikini's. :)

4). Guy started at Master Provisions! Another praise! We are so blessed to have received support from so many of our friends and family! We are at HALF of our monthly goal so Guy was able to start full-time! We are on a SUPER, SUPER, SUPER strict budget but it is so worth the sacrifice for Guy to be at a job that he is passionate about. We have been learning so much about God wanting us to rely on him for our daily needs-to find hope and joy in Him and not material things. I struggle with that a lot because before when we had extra money I could go and get whatever I wanted, when I wanted it: food, clothes, movies, music, accessories... And now I am asking Him to provide it and if he doesn't then maybe we don't need it. I don't know. Still learning! I am just kicking myself for not living this way before. Everything is so temporary and you just don't realize it until it smacks you in the face! Ask my sister about this too!

5). We leave for summer camp on Sunday morning and I am getting excited. It will be a special trip because Jess and Vince (or Dess and Bence as Braylen calls them) will be there too! It will be awesome to share the week with them.

6). Also Braylen can swim by himself with his floaties! It's awesome! He loves it! He laughs the whole time! He is learning and growing so much!

We are thankful for everyone who reads our blog and hope that you find encouragement to trust in the one who made you and has a plan for you! See ya soon!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bad blogger

I am a horrible blogger right now! I promise to update soon! We have been enjoying our summer and look forward to some more fun things planned. I finally got some pictures uploaded from a photo session we took in Sept with my friend Abbra. I will leave you with a precious family picture! Braylen of course looks so much bigger now-it's hard to believe that it was taken almost 9 months ago!