Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My first mile down!

On my journey to train for the 4k race (2.4 miles) on June 13th in Dublin, Tx, I conquered my first mile today. Speed was not a huge factor, but hey, I made it. It thrilled me. I feel quite empowered and hope to reach my goal of jogging the whole distance. I want to keep it all in perspective:

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Bodily exercise profiteth little. It doesn't say it profits nothing so that's the place I want it to have in my life.

I actually posted something without bringing a collage into it... unreal.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A day in the life of a 3 year old

I know, I know. All I ever post anymore are collages. Sorry,
friends. When you're tired, the mind just doesn't work the
same. We had such a fun day. From bright and early this
morning to putting Mikayla to bed. Mikayla had loads of
fun. She LOVES her friends; it's so neat. Good night; time
to get some much needed rest :)

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Tomorrow she'll be 3!!

My little girl. This is my last day to have her be
my little 2 year old. What an adventure it has
been!! I LOVE having a girl- we call each other
"forever girls." For nap time, she was scared that
a bee was getting her so I let her come onto
my bed and nap with me. I just held her little
hand and thought of how much I love her.

Thank You, Lord, for the gift of children. Thank you
for my daughter and the joy she is in our lives!

Happy (almost) THREE years, big girl!
I love you!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The best of the worst

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Don't try this at home...

What started out as a photo shoot of Mikayla
and Joseph quickly turned into one of just
Mikayla. Has anyone tried to take photos of a
1 and (almost) 3 year old?? with no help? Nearly
impossible. At least it was for me. I was happy to
get some photos of Mikayla though.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

He's walking now!

It took almost 14 months, but our
big boy is an official walker. (forgive
the blurriness- it was a chore to
get the picture at all)

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Golfing with my dad

Thanks to my ever-so-kind mother, I was able to get out
for a few hours to golf with my dad. I DON'T golf. I tried
it once and I failed miserably. I simply drive the cart and
keep score and chew sunflower seeds and drink cherry coke.
Thanks, Dad and Mom, for a good time!

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cleave unto the Lord

While reading in Acts, I came across this fantastic verse. You know how some verses seem to just pop out at certain times in your life? Well, this one did for me just now.

It speaks of the time right after the Lord had saved many people in Antioch, and the church in Jerusalem had heard of this and sent Barnabas to go there. In Acts 11:23 it reads, Who, (speaking of Barnabas) when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

What does Barnabas exhort these people to do?

With purpose of heart, cleave unto the Lord.

Could there be a better exhortation?? I think not. I want to take this to heart. I want to receive this exhortation and encourage you to do the same.

Thanks for reading, friends.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Run with me?

I just know you're itching to participate in a race, right? Grace? Mom? Anyone? Two years ago, I ran/walked in a 4k race in Dublin, TX. I want to just run in one this year. Wouldn't it be cool if a bunch of us could meet up and run the race together? If you're interested, go here for more details. It's a 2/10/4k run. Pick the one you want. I want to do the 4k, which is approx. 2.4 miles- seems doable, eh? We'll see...

The race is on June 13th, by the way.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

more park pictures

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I'm very curious about this. There are digital clocks and clocks that have the hour/minute hands. Which do you feel you have "more" time with? For instance, if you need to leave the house in 40 minutes, do you feel like you have "more" time when looking at the digital clock or the other or is it the same? Personally, for some reason, I feel more rushed when I'm looking at a digital clock. What about you?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

This makes me happy

We went to the park again this evening and I (again) took lots of pictures. The weather was truly lovely. I really really like this pic of my husband and our son. I was tickled to find that verse to go along with it :) More park pictures later.
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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Can't resist a Miffy moment

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Our Second 2nd Tuesday

We had LOTS of fun!
Bible study- the importance of the Word of God
Lunch- hot dogs and chips and cookies
Activity- a "treasure hunt" so to speak. Jody taught a little land navigation and each child got to take a turn at using a compass.

Join us next time!
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Almost 3!

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Saturday, March 07, 2009


Hey, friends! Just a quick reminder to be sure to set your clocks AHEAD one hour tonight. It seems like this time change came so quickly, doesn't it?? Don't be late for church!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Sometimes it's the third try

Yesterday we arrived back home. It's ALWAYS good to be home, esp. when you come home to what I came home to. What a wonderful husband the Lord has given me! We had such a good trip to McKinney to visit my sister Grace and family; they are always so fun and hospitable. Thanks, Ledbetters!

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