Thursday, March 20, 2008

First Day of Spring

Well, thankfully the little stomach bug that we had was only a little over 24 hours long. It was pretty bad with both kids having it coming out both ends if you know what i mean, (sorry i know that it gross and probably TMI but it has been our world for the last couple of days. Anyway, like i said i just HATE being cooped up for any time at all, and so I was SOOOO glad that today the kids were feeling better because God gave us the MOST BEAUTIFUL first day of spring ever, and we just had to get out and enjoy it. So we ventured out to the park by our church today to play, play, play. It was full of families all enjoying the gorgeous weather, and opportunity to let the kiddos run and play. I sat on the bench just soaking up all the sun i could, i just don't know how people ever live in places where they get hardly any sun because it truly is one of the best feelings in the world to feel the warm sun on your face, and with the winter that we have had it makes you all the more grateful that God created this big ball of warmth. So here are some fun pics of us enjoying the day.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

And now Camryn is throwing much more can i handle??

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Just not our week...

So we have had a pretty rough couple of days. First of all last Thursday we had to say goodbye to our beautiful purple plymouth van. The transmission went out on it and it costs more to fix it than it is worth so we had to say a sad goodbye. We have known for a while now that both Rich and I's cars are close to the end of their lives, but we were hoping to push it off as long as possible. God has blessed our family soooo much when it comes to cars, the van was actually given to us as a gift from a family in our church who donated the van in the hopes that a family who needs it would get it. Well, when i got pregnant with Camryn i knew that we were going to need a car that could fit 3 car seats, and so someone on the church staff suggested that we were a family that needed a car. What a huge blessing!! It made it even harder to say goodbye to that van because to me it was just such a symbol of God's provision for our family. Well, again we are so blessed because my grandparents were actually planning on selling their van in April anyway, and so they are now going to sell it to us for a very good price. It is a good van that will get us at least another year if not more, and we are so thankful.

So back to why this is just not our week, this morning I had a friend who had offered to watch my kiddos for a little bit, but when i go to start Rich's car (which i had mentioned earlier is also close to the end of it's life, but we had really thought maybe, just maybe it would help us get by until we get this other van in April) and it wouldn't start. I tried for a about 15 minutes, and then i just gave up. So we just stayed here for the morning. Thankfully, I tried again at about 12 and it finally did start so we got to get out for a little bit, but i am still concerned with how reliable it really is. So then, we were going to try again tomorrow with my friend watching the kids, but Cole started throwing up tonight, and has been throwing up pretty bad all evening. So, I guess this just isn't our week. I feel like God is trying to send me a message that maybe I am just supposed to be spending time with the kids. I just HATE being cooped up in my house for any amount of time. Oh well, it is just part of it. This too shall pass. So sorry that i have not been updating the blog as often as i should. So hopefully all of you are having a wonderful spring break, better than ours. Talk soon!

Monday, March 10, 2008

I'm so excited.......

and I just can't hide it!! I just have to share with you some fun, exciting news that happened to me yesterday. Back in January we were at my brother-in-law's house hanging out one evening and we got this call from a guy saying he was from Wydham Garden Hotels and Resorts and he wanted to let us know that we had won this drawing they did at AMC Studio 30 where one night that Rich and I were there we filled out an entry for. Anyway, the guy had said that we won a vacation package, but that was all he told us, he said he would email us the details the next week. well, we never got an email, and we never got a call. I was sooooo mad! I even got on the website for wyndham garden and sent them an email letting them know how upset i was for forgetting about us, and they never responded!! Then last night I get this call from a woman who says she is from wyndham, and i practically screamed into the phone because I was so excited!! So she proceeds to tell me the details of what we won, and it is roundtrip airfare and three nights and days in where????...........ORLANDO,FL!!!!! I was freaking out! Not only do I get to go on a virtually free, fun vacation with my husband, but I get to see Emily and Keith!!!!! I just couldn't be more excited! These kind of things just don't happen to us. Well, just wanted to share the fun news with you all.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Aquire the Fire

Here are some pics of me and some of the girls at the Aquire the Fire conference that i went to this weekend. It was such a good conference, just like i knew it would be. The worship was so good (Micheal Gungor Band is so awesome), and the teaching was very convicting and inspiring at the same time. I also really loved just spending more time with my girls. I love them all and I am growing to love them more and more all the time. There is so much that I was convicted of this weekend, and I have a lot that I am still processing. I think one of my favorite parts was the breakout session that they offered to the youth leaders. It was really encouraging and informative, and just really cool to be in there with so many other youth leaders from around Kansas City. It was a really great weekend!