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Friday, April 22, 2011

vintage rose wraps

I don't know if you have a daughter like mine or not...but Rory LOVES headbands...

So I am taking place in this giveaway at Our Family Treat  
Check it out!!
Hoping to win some of these beautiful headbands for me and my girl! :)

Elange needs a family

Ever since the earthquake I have had a heart for Haiti. The people there are beautiful, and they have such  strength. After sponsoring our little girl Febiana in Haiti my children now have a heart for Haiti too.
That's why this beautiful girls story breaks my heart.

And now she only has 4 weeks to be adopted. She will be turning 16 and then can no longer be adopted.
She longs for a family, and her time for that dream is running out. Help spread the word. You can read about her situation here

Please join me in prayer for this orphan. That her family will come.

Psam 82:3  Defend the poor and fatherless;  Do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8

 Enjoying the psalms :) Enjoying the beautiful weather:) My hubby is getting in a full day of work :) Took the kids on a walk :) Cleaned the house (well a little) :) The kids have been enjoying their new sandbox :) looking at the positive things, remembering God is good to me. There are so many things going on in life that I can't see the answers for. I just know that He keeps me. And He will not let the enemy defeat me!! He has overcome. 

Psalm 5:11-12
But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
   let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection ov
er them,
   that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
  Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous;
   you surround them with your favor as with a shield.


Psalm 10:17:18

 17 You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted;
   you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
   so that mere earthly mortals
   will never again strike terror.

 Psalm 13
 5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
   my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the LORD’s praise,
   for he has been good to me.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Help bring Ian home!!

Taking part in the Mission Boss your heart memorial blitz..check it out at All are precious in his sight

And help bring this beautiful little boy with down syndrome home to his family!! You can check out there blog here

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.
Psalms 68:5-6

Friday, April 15, 2011

Blessings

'Cause what if Your blessings count the raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You're near?

What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst
This world can't satisfy?

And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise?

The story behind the song..scroll to the bottom of my page and pause my music before watching ...



Thursday, April 14, 2011

waiting

Waiting to hear back from my doctor about my stress test and echo..

Waiting for Alexander's hearing screening to see whats going on with his speech...

Waiting to build our credit up so we can try and buy our townhouse before the landlord sells it...because we really don't want to move...


Psalm  27:14 Wait for the Lord; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.

                                                                              where i found this cute pic

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hearing test and super mom

Well it's scheduled. My little boy is going to have his hearing screened.
 He is 5 years old and still has a hard time being understood. He talks up a storm and while me and Eric can understand him, most people can't catch a word he says.. He also said that he couldn't hear what his soccer teacher was telling him to do on his first day of soccer. Although considering it was extreamely windy and he had his hat on..I may have not been able to hear either. :)



When he was born they had his hearing screened and said that he showed signs of possible hearing loss in the future. I know it could be something very simple like fluid in his ears...but also my cousins have had to have hearing aids since they were little, so if you could keep him in your prayers that would be great..In other news he is on his last book for schooling!! YAY!!! And I just had to share this..

Sunday we went out to lunch with some friends and Eric was on the phone in the car asking them how many people would be with them, so we could get the table..He said "Ok five" then hung up. Well Alex thought for a minute in the back seat then said "we need a table for nine" I was so shocked that he had added by himself, and figured out the problem himself! He figured out to add count the people in our car and add five to that all by himself!!! I feel like a supermom! :) This is good because sometimes I think it's not soaking in at all. So of course I had to share this proud  moment.

                                                           Source for todays pictures

Monday, April 11, 2011

I know

Today I have to go to the doctors for a stress test and echo...I'm not to excited.
I have innapropriate sinus tachycardia and the last few weeks I have been having bad chest pains, so it's back to ther doctors for more tests.
For the past two years I have been taking medicine to keep my heart rate down. It has worked great for me. I know that some people that have IST have to deal with it because the meds don't work. So I am so thankful to God that I am one that responds to them. I'm not sure how I would homeschool and take care of the kids and house if these pills didn't work. I'm a little frustrated that I have to go back again for more tests. I just want to live my life without going to the doctors all the time for one thing or another..and on top of that it is going to be an absolutely georgous day out there today! I'd much rather go to the beach :) Maybe I will do my homeschooling at the park today...that is if we are able to get any done...


BUT I know too...

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance James 1:2-3

and I know..

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:19

Please pray today that all the tests go well, and that I don't have to go back for a while :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Embrace the camera




Love this idea of getting in the pictures with our kids! Check out embrace the camera here




Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Waiting for Spring

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;


Everywhere I look I am seeing spring. The grass is turning green, tulips are popping up out of the ground. And my kids are beginning to play for hours outside. It reassures me that once again Spring is on it's way! When I look outside and see that spring is coming once again. I know that He is able to bring spring back in our lives as well. Spring in our walk with him, spring in our finances, marriages,ministries....Even when it seems like winter will never go away. We still have that hope that winter always ends, and spring will come back. I looked up the word spring and found this...

Spring- to shoot up, out, or fourth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge; as a plant from it's seed, as streams from its source,.
-to grow; to prosper.

Friday, April 1, 2011

My week in Review

Linking up with Filled with praise  

                                        HIGH

Today is Alex's first day of soccer..He's super excited, so I'm excited for him. This is his first activity that he has ever wanted to sign up for. He is usually very shy. So when I asked him if he would like to play soccer I was shocked when he said yes..And he still isn't acting nervous like I though he would be! This is a big Yay!!!



                                    LOW

My low this week would be that it was one of those long hectic weeks. Lots going on and filled up days..makes homeschooling hard. It we don't have time to get it done before we leave the house its a nightmare trying to get it done later.

                               LESSON LEARNED

Try to make sure I schedule things late enough for a five year old boy with "spring fever" to have time to get all his work done first..

Clean Water Filter Haiti

We are so blessed. Sitting here doing our homeschooling and able to walk over to the sink for a glass of water :)

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