Monday, May 23, 2011

So long middle school…

I cannot believe that my son just graduated from 8th grade.


At their graduation, each student was asked to choose a scripture to read. Tyler chose Matthew 28:19-20 which says: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


It is so hard to believe that  my “little boy” will be in high school next year. It makes me sad that he is growing up, wish I could have kept him a little boy for a while longer. But of course that is not God’s design. I am going to cherish what time I have left with him, because I know that the next four years will fly by and then he will be off to college. Congratulations Tyler we are so very proud of the young man you have become!

**I may or may not have shed a few lot of tears.

Kaelyn’s Baptism

Sunday May 15, 2011 will be a day that will be etched in my memory forever. It was the day that my daughter was baptized.

“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”  Romans 6:4.

I shared with you in an earlier post that she had accepted Jesus as her Savior on April 12 {my birthday}. This momma’s heart is filled with joy that both of her children have made such an important decision in their lives.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Time with the boys….

A week ago my nephews and my mom (my sister had an out of town wedding she was in) came over to spend the night with us and have a Saturday with us. I love it when these guys come over. I really like to listen to what all they say. Boy do they say some stuff at the ages of 3 and 4. I wrote down several of the things that Waylon (he is 4) said that day.

Waylon was coloring a picture and telling me some very imaginative story. So I say to him, “Waylon you have a very, very, good imagination.” his reply to me was, “Yeah, I do.”

He then says to Kaelyn, “You’ve been good all morning, so don’t mess it up.”

We were getting ready to leave the house and it was starting to thunder. I had already said we needed to hurry up and get everyone in the car before it started raining. So as we are trying to get out of the house Waylon says, “We gotta get outta here, it’s a murder scene!” (this is what it sounded like he was saying but actually he said mergency) Translation: emergency.

Part of our day consisted of trying to find a dress for Kaelyn (which we were not successful at). While we were in one of the stores and not having any luck I said I was just ready to leave and I would try to find something later. Again Waylon pipes up and says, “Let’s go, let’s get out of this mess.”

I just love that boy {and of course his brother too}!

Before we went back to my house we made a quick stop at KMART and got a really good deal on bikes for the boys. Can you believe that they were $28 each. We got two bikes for less than the price of one regular priced bike.



They will be coming back over again for another “sleepover” in a few weeks. Looking forward to spending that time with them.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Plant Seeds

Several weeks ago I entered a giveaway over at Infarrantly Creative for a gift certificate to the The Rusted Chain. Well I was one of the winners for her giveaway. When I checked the mail today (I love getting mail) my package from The Rusted Chain was waiting for me. This is what I got with my gift certificate.
You are probably thinking, “Why in the world would she get a necklace that says PLANT SEEDS on it?”.  I’ll tell you why. Even though I am not a  gardener or farmer (I just don’t have a green thumb)  my husband and I are Church planters and are planting the seeds of the gospel in our area. I think that this is a great conversation starter.  Thank you Infarrantly Creative for hosting this giveaway and for picking me as a winner. Also a big thank you to The Rusted Chain making such a pretty piece, you are so sweet. If you are looking for a gift for Mother’s day, you might want to take a look around at The Rusted Chain.