He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ultrasound Next Week!

I will have my ultrasound next week (Tues., Jan. 4th) and we will find out if we are having a boy or a girl! We can't wait to see what this baby will be.

The names we have picked out:

Boy: Judah Eleazar

Girl: Shalom Ariella

Ok.....now vote in the poll on the righthand margin. Are we having a boy or a girl?

New Family Pics!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Couch!!

We got this beautiful leather couch from Lora-Joy and Andy when we went to see them at Thanksgiving. We went back to get it 2 weeks later. It fits perfectly in our living room and we are loving it! Thanks, Andy and Lora-Joy!

Victorian Christmas Class

We made some really pretty Victorian boxes for Hannah's online class. The girls (Ashley & Becca Jolin took the class with us) had a lot of fun making these:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hannah got a Small Fry for her birthday--Thanks Mima and Papaw!

Here are some pics of Hannah and the new addition to her animal family! She ordered this small fry online from Build-A-Bear, thanks to a gift card for her birthday from Mima and Papaw. Deciding on the clothes was agonizing as she wanted them all...of course! She was able to get 2 outfits. She named her Diana after Anne of Green Gables "bosom buddy," Diana. We just started reading this book and she loves the fact that Anne has a "bosom buddy"!!

This is Diana in her everyday outfit--tunic top and leggings

This is Diana in her birthday and church outfit.

We are currently taking a Victorian Christmas Class online with Lessonsworthlearning.com on Currclick.com with Mrs. Loretta Rhodes. That's why we have started reading Anne of Green Gables. We are watching the movies, too. It's been a lot of fun. We will also read Little Women at some point and watch the movie. Later on I'll post some pics of all the projects we are doing.

So Much To Be Thankful For.....

Well, it's been a while since I've posted anything. Have not been feeling too well. However, I am suddenly feeling much better. I am 13 weeks pregnant, now. No more nausea!! :0) And, I have my energy back. So, I'm furiously cleaning and organizing this house. Would like to get it all done before we start decorating for Christmas....so, I'd better hurry! We are also working hard to get ahead in school. I'd like to finish early this year....maybe the first of May so that we are totally done by the time the baby gets here. My mom will appreciate that, too since she's coming before the baby is born!! :0)

I have my next doc appointment on December 14th. This is all of the blood work for Alpha Feta protein and looking for Spina Bifida type defects which we've been told can actually be corrected in the womb now. Isn't it amazing what modern medicine can do? We are trusting God that nothing will need to be done. Please pray that our baby is growing and developing exactly as he or she should and that all will be perfect in our 3rd little miracle!! God is truly blessing us and we are very excited!

I have started couponing....yep! You heard me right and have been getting some fabulous deals at Kroger. I'm starting slowly as I learn the game. We have saved a ton of money on cream of mushroom/chicken soups at .29 a can. Have also already bought diapers that I could not pass up....$12.99 packs for about $5.00 each. Got some baby head-to-toe wash for .38 and $1.38 each. Anyway....sorry to bore you all. But, I'm really getting into this. David says that if I keep it up and continue to get such good deals, it will be like him getting a $2.00 an hour raise.

Speaking of David....we closed down our construction company, Carpenter's Kidz, Inc., because we just could not keep the work steady. A construction company in Woodbury has been asking David to come on board with them and he accepted and is no longer self-employed. No benefits, vacations, etc. as far as we know right now. Hourly pay, but steady work. We are very grateful for the job!!!

God is moving and blessing our family!! We have so many things to be thankful for! We are eagerly awaiting the Thanksgiving holiday as we will be traveling to Knoxville to see my sister and her family for about a day and a half. We will cook together on Thursday and enjoy a great meal together. Hopefully, will get to go and take family pictures while we are there. Can't wait to see them all. Wish we could see Mom and Dad, too. But, it's just too far to come from Texas!

Ok...enough of the update. We are doing well and are blessed! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I had my first ultrasound this morning. I am exactly 8 weeks. My due date is May 26, 2011.
I saw the baby's heart beating and then got to hear it. It was a precious moment for me. I just cried. Here is the first picture of our baby!

The line coming down from about 2 o'clock is the umbilical cord and the baby's head is down at about 5 o'clock and the body goes up and into the middle of the picture where the umbilical cord attaches. If that makes any sense as you look at the picture! :0)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hannah Got Baptized Today!!

After our awesome church service this morning we all went to the river which is about 10 min. away and had a baptismal service. We had 6 people get baptized. God is really moving in the lives of the people in our church! Here are the pics of Hannah's baptism:

I shot video footage, too. However, I'm new to running the video camera and I zoomed it in too close and the picture is very fuzzy. So, I'm only going to post the pictures. Dakota took these. He did a great job.

Yay! Jesus!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Caleb's First Visit to the Dentist

I think he is a little nervous....

Everybody was very sweet and he did great!

Mima, Papaw & Cousin, Dallas Came For a Visit in July Along with A. DeDe, U. Andy, Avery & Landon

Craft project time while some are shooting targets for practice
Here they are getting ready to shoot
Watch that aim!
Everybody stand back Lora-Joy's got the rifle!

Finished Projects

Mima and Papaw

Dallas trying to hide from the camera...but, I got him!


A Fun Morning at the Park

Papaw's giving them all a big push!

Papaw helping at the zipline

A Great Evening at the Beach and Lake