Monday, August 5, 2013

still alive and breathing!

hello all!
we are still here, still alive, still kicking

I've allowed this blog to get away from me and I was thinking about just letting it die away but then I'll want to remember something and I'll use my blog to remember things we've been through

so I guess I'll keep up with it :)

what's new?
the year 2013 has been good to us
we have seen the Lord answer many prayers
I've started serving in our youth ministry with Brian
{something I swore I would never do!}
and it has been amazing
some wonderful younger girls hang out with my girlies so that I can serve, and I met some amazing girls that I had the priviledge to have in my small group
 I don't know what they could possibly learn from me, but maybe the Lord will at least use me as an encouragement to them :)

we have really become content where we are
it feels like home, which I thought would never happen
I'm thankful that the Lord allows us to be a fickle people so that we can adjust to new things and eventually learn to love them

we finally got insurance on the girls without any other major disaster's happening!
{still a ton of head injuries and face plants on concrete, but at least no broken bones or stitches!!!!}

we found out we are having another baby girl due in October

finally bought a bed frame for our bed, so our mattress is no longer on the floor!! whoo hoo!!
{I guess being 20ish weeks pregnant deserves not having to crawl off the floor to get to the bathroom in the middle of the night!}

God allowed us another trip to California this summer
{probably the last for a long time}

Clover learned to swim all by herself on her front and back after 5 weeks of swimming lessons everyday

Crimson potty trained! 
waaaaay easier with the 2nd child, in my experience!

Clover starts ballet class next week with 4 other little friends and the assistant teacher is a girl in my high school small group

our fridge died like 2 days after we got back from a month away on vacation, and through the scratch and dent sale was able to get a beautiful brand new refrigerator {with a couple dents, of course} that I thought would take years for us to afford! 
{it's funny how little things like a fridge can make someone so happy!!}

praising the Lord for our little life
thanking Him for this time of little trials and trying to stay in the Word and in prayer so that when those times do come we are ready.
remembering that our life here is not about swimming lessons, vacations, or potty training
but that we are here to glorify God and do His work, training and teaching our girls to love the Lord and His Word



  1. Great update! We are so thankful to have you here in GA and that you are our friends!

  2. Thankful you didn't give up on your blog. You're always encouraging and I love the updates! Glad you're back in GA!!!!