Sunday, October 23, 2011

Stephen's 9th Birthday

OCTOBER 16
WAS
STEPHEN'S BIRTHDAY.....


And we had a popping good time ;)



Popcorn was his theme, Stephen loves popcorn...as do the rest of us!



Popcorn & Hot Dogs
...



With this party theme and the foods we had it seemed all we were missing was a fair :)



On the Menu:

*Hot Dogs
*Chili
*Slaw
*Sweet Potato Fries
*Raw Carrots




Ranch Seasoned Popcorn & Gummi Bears







We made Candy Apples in place of cake...and they turned out so yummy!!!!

Our daughters put the Candy Apple recipe on their blog you can go HERE to get it.








Stephen was one excited boy to now be 9!



9 Candy Apples and a Wish !

Stephen we love you so much and pray that this year brings you growth in many areas of your life. Your 9th birthday will forever be etched in our memory as not just another birthday. But the day that the angels were rejoicing for your profession of faith in our Lord and Savior, followed by your baptism.



Rejoice Evermore!
1 Thessalonians 5:16

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Life is full.....

Fall is in the air, and the days are changing.....



September was truly a blur for our family! With the 2 floods and home repairs from the flooding, September and now October is gone in a blink! The past few weeks have been filled with daily life activities and then added into the mix repairs, accounting for all the damaged items, and getting estimates on a few repairs that remain....like our duct work that was saturated. Thankfully a week from Monday we have company to come in and replace all of that. I'm excited to see this season, meaning the season of our floods passing. I'm ready to get back to our daily routine and "normal" life... whatever "normal" is
;) While being in the state of busy...which I don't care for AT ALL.....we had some times of break and celebration. We had a weekend road trip in the RV, and we had 3 birthdays (blog post all coming soon, pictures uploaded they just need some words). This past week our County schools had fall break and this coming week our City schools have fall break, this making our business very busy...This busy we are VERY thankful for!!!!



All in all in the mix of this season of busy, I had moments of feeling overwhelmed...Thankfully they were fleeting moments, none were welcome to hang around! The Lord has a plan with the good and the bad, He is refining us during those times. My prayer is that I come away with stronger faith and a purer heart. I'm praising and thanking our Lord for the good and the bad!!!


And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
Zechariah 13:9

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Moments from September

Random happenings in pictures......
















































The Lord has done great things for us, And we are glad.
Psalms 126:3

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Born Again & A Birthday!!!!

Today is Stephen's 9th birthday!!!!!!

But it wasn't celebrated like any other birthday, and not like any birthday in which he will ever experience again!

On September 2, 2011
Stephen ask Jesus into his heart to be his Lord and Savior!!!!
We were so excited for him, and have prayed for this day since he was born.


Stephen with the Bible we gave him for his birthday.


TODAY.....

Stephen was baptized!!!!!!







What an awesome birthday he has had!!!!!!!!


For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9