"there are so many prayers said for our kids.
we pray that they would come to know jesus as their savior.
that they would love him deeply in their heart.
we pray for protection over them.
we pray they would make right choices.
and be kind to others.
we pray for the ability to love them the way He wants us to.
and we trust that the God who created them has the best plan for them.
we trust that He will continue to love them unconditionally.
we have hope in Him to cover our parenting mistakes with his grace and mercy.
it’s HARD but God is big enough to take care of you, your kids and mine too!"
~Meg Duerksen from her blog Whatever
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
We were lucky enough to bring our nephews along with us this year to our annual Cocoa Beach, FL vacation. I was a little nervous at first, since this was the first time taking other kids without other parents. I was not for sure how bickering would end up or how to discipline, but I was pleasantly surprised with how well the trip went! They LOVED it! My boys loved being with their cousins, and I am sure this will be a trip that they will all remember for a very long time.
Posing outside of Ron Jon Surf Shop. They all got a little souvenir from the shop.
This spot for photos has become a tradition for us every year. It is the walkway at our resort that leads out to the beach. We make a pretty good-looking crew.
My Killion boys. Love this one so much!
Friday, January 10, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
My nephew (who is still nameless) made his debut last night! I made it to the hospital in time to hear them play a sweet lullaby over the intercom to announce that a new little one has entered the world. I couldn't help but get a little teary eyed. Welcome sweet baby boy! I love you already!
The proud parents.
Friday, January 3, 2014
I have been thinking of what word I would choose to embark on Ali Edwards' concept of One Little Word. I feel that this word has been tugging at my heart for a couple of weeks. I feel as if this word has chosen me instead of the other way around, and I am excited and eager to see where this word will take me in 2014. The word I have chosen is:
I want to have a seeking heart this year. My 2013 has been so rough with so many sad life changing events for my family and me. I know these events have changed the me that once was forever. I am a different wife, mother and person, but I want to SEEK the "new" me this year. I want to SEEK better ways to serve my family. I am SEEKING more time in the word and more time with God. I want to SEEK better relationships with my husband, my boys, and my family. I want to SEEK stronger friendships. I want to SEEK more follow through this year. I definitely feel that this word is so fitting with many aspects of my life. It is leading me, and I hope to SEEK a happy heart through a SEEKING heart.
I hope by SEEKING this year, I will become a more fulfilled person, which will lead me to help make others feel fulfilled by my relationship with him/her. One thing that I have learned after this past year, is that moments are fleeting. That person that you count on the most can be gone in an instant. Cherish the time you have with those that matter most to you. Do not take any moments for granted. Hold tight to the simple things. Love with all of your heart!
Friday, November 8, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Happy 10th Birthday to my Gabe!
We celebrated Gabe entering double digits with a spy-themed birthday party. He had asked me to make him a secret agent silhouette cake, and I was more than happy to give it a go. I love making my boys' birthday cakes!
Every Secret Agent received a "Top Secret" mission folder, a name badge, and secret agent disguises.
I love it!
We had agility training with the agents trying to avoid the laser beams.
Critical thinking training.
I love that smile!
He received a 3Ds from my mom. What a lucky guy!
I love that he has some great friends in his life.
Gabe and Graedon with Papaw. Mamaw was definitely missed.
Agent Gabe's profile photo.
Agent Gabe at Sharpshooter training.
Great photo of Gabe with my dad.