Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Inspirational Video

I found this video.. it is so moving! Make sure you have kleenex!

Great Song

So I heard this song on the radio and had to tell about it. It's called "Slow Fade" by Casting Crowns. If you haven't heard it, you must download it! It's based of the childrens' song "be careful little eyes what you see." My mom always sings this song with our nephew Andrew. This new song is, I suppose, the adult version. In a world where we've become so desensitized it's easy for our morals, our walk with God and ultimately our lives to "slowly fade." You may not have to pay the price immediately, but you will pay the price. Sometimes we excuse our small sins, but in reality they can just lead to bigger and badder things that don't just affect us but our families and those around us. It's really scary if you think about it. The Bible talks about us as Christians becoming "lukewarm," and how it's better to be hot or cold than to be on the fence. It something we all struggle with in different ways at some point in our life. Sometimes we get so caught up in what television, movies, media and the internet tell us is "normal" that we begin to believe it. They fill us with the lies of Satan. Anyways, I hope everyone will read the lyrics and listen to the song and take this to heart.

"Slow Fade"
Casting Crowns

Be careful little eyes what you see
It's the second glance that ties your hands and darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow


It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid... when you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade

Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid... when you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade

The journey from your mind to your hands is shorter than you're thinking
Be careful if you think you stand... you just might be sinking


It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid... when you give yourself away

People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

"Oh be careful little eyes what you see, Oh be careful little eyes what you see, For the Father up above is looking down in love, Oh be careful little eyes what you see"


Ice Day

Here are some pics of our doggies enjoying the ice. They weren't real crazy about the misty, dreary day yesterday, but they are loving the ice on the ground and the sunshine in the sky! The keep eating/licking the ice on the ground... silly dogs!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Update

We officially own only ONE home now! yay!! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Last weekend...

So I'm a little behind, but better late than never! Last weekend was busy! We got up early Saturday morning and headed to the old house for some minor repairs, and then headed to College Station to be with Matt's family for the weekend. Lots of driving, but we had a great time! While Jack and Matt helped Andy replace his back door, the girls (and Owen) did some shopping! It's amazing how big Owen is getting. Here is a picture of Owen and his Grandma before we all went for a walk. He had his Hawaiian shirt on =) It's funny how he doesn't even try to take off his glasses or hat! He's a very happy little guy!


On Saturday afternoon, a house fire was called in so Jack, Matt & I all hopped in the truck and went to watch. Andy is all geared up below.

HOUSE UPDATE: We close on our house tomorrow!! Thanks to everyone for your continual prayers with the sell and purchase of our homes!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Good News!

As of Saturday, we have a contract on our house!! yay!! Praise the Lord!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Silly Puppy Dog

Sometimes we wonder why our pond gets so low....

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I've waited ten years for this...

CELINE DION!!! Ten years ago, the last time Celine was in town, my mom surprised me with concert tickets. She is my all time favorite singer. She is beautiful and has an incredible voice.. she is also an incredible entertainer. A year ago I purchased tickets and patiently waited for Monday night...it was absolutely worth the wait!! We had a great time (accept for the two drunk girls in front of us). Every seat was full and even Emmit Smith was there! Celine Dion is wonderful!













































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Happy Birthday, Memere!

Saturday was my Memere's birthday. We all got together at my parent's house for a yummy dinner and celebration. The lighting of the candles! Singing "Happy Birthday" to Memere


Grand-Memere, "Blow your wish!" Andrew enjoyed helping blow out the candles.



Andrew loves helping open presents!






Guess who!! Kyle being silly!

Here is baby Kaitlin or "Taitin"

Andrew playing with the trucks.


Kyle and his munchkins! They are so cute! Kaitlin can't help but giggle at her brother running around!


Matt and Andrew are buddies in their hats!

Andrew showing Matt his books.


We hope you had a happy birthday, Memere! We are glad we got to share it with you!