Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This past weekend I got to get away with a precious lady from my church. The men from our church had a retreat this weekend so we went without our husbands to a beautiful cabin in the mountains. Her 2 children came along and they each got to bring a friend. So, Kay and I had the whole weekend just to sit around and chat. It was wonderful!!! She is an amazing woman with so much wisdom that the Lord, by His grace, has given her.
We shared scripture and talked about everything under the sun! It was so refreshing! The Lord has been so faithful to me and Chad to bring this family into our lives to disciple us. Chad has been discipled by her husband for about 2 years now. We are so thankful for them!!!
Chad also learned so much over the weekend at the retreat. It was so rewarding to come back together and share all the things that we both had learned.
This weekend my parents are coming into town. Chad and my dad plan on finishing the laundry room. I'm sure me and my mom will enjoy spending some time shopping!! We also plan on working in the nursery a little. Maybe I'll have some pictures to share soon!
Friday, October 24, 2008
So I think most of you who read this blog already knew that Chad and I were expecting. We found out yesterday that it's a boy!!! We feel so humbled and so incredibly blessed to know that God has allowed us to experience the growth and movement of a healthy baby!!
We have a lot to do to prepare for the little one. We haven't completely decided on a name yet , so we'll keep you posted.
Now that we know it's a boy, we can get started working in the nursery --very exciting!
Chad has been busy lately working on the outside of our house. We've been refinishing and painting our front door and back door and we will put new shutters up soon.
I think that was the last picture we'll see of the baby before he's born in March, so we'll keep you up to date on the preparations for Baby Hayes!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Some families in our church have been so gracious to invite us over or to help us out by keeping the older children. We all went over to some friend's house on Friday night. Chad and I were grateful to be around adults and the older kids were able to play with their friends. Caleb, the oldest hurt his leg and ended up having to get a tetanus shot and antibiotics the next day. It was quite an adventure!
But.. everyone is well now. We've had some explosive diapers and Chad has not yet been brave enough to change one of those. He's getting some experience with the wet ones, though.
We have 2 more days here. I will be very ready to sleep in my own bed and be back on my schedule. The Lord has definately been faithful to give us strength to get through each day.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The 2 year old (almost 3!) is my biggest challenge. He's potty training--which has been interesting to say the least!! We've had 2 stinky big boy pants in 2 days!!! I'm not giving up, though! And he's recovering from hives. He has quite a temper and shows it alot!
The 1 year old is the most perfect baby!! He's always happy and laughing and content wherever he is!! He goes down for 2 naps with out any fuss--which makes my life much easier!!
So we have different "trips" planned for each day this week (swimming, library, etc.). Our trip for today was the YMCA pool. So..we all got ready (which took about an hour!!), and headed out to the van to discover a flat tire!! Hopefully Chad will be able to fix it tonight! We ended up walking to their neighborhood pool which wasn't so bad--there's just no life guard there and I really have to watch all 5 (a little challenging!).
Last night we all prayed together before bed and it was so sweet to hear all the children praying for their mommy and daddy. They miss their parents so much! What an amazing testimony to their children ---that their parents are willing to leave them for 2 weeks to obey God and serve others in another country. These children are really learning alot about trusting in the Lord!! And so are me and Chad!!!
Oh yeah--Dakota is here too, of course. They are really loving having her around!!
We'll keep you updated!!
So I guess I spoke too soon. Last night after their mom called from Peru and talked to them, Lydia got so sad. She was crying uncontrollably which resulted in her throwing up 4 times! We did get the tire fixed so that was huge!!
Today we went to a friend's house to swim, which was great!! I got to have adult conversation and I had help watching the little ones.
We are surviving...
Well, I need to go because Daniel and Peter are up from their nap.
Monday, June 2, 2008
We had so much fun catching up and getting to meet little Haley and Reagan.
We ran into Erin at church so we got to hang out with her for the night.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
It was good year, yet challenging at times! I'm definately ready for my break.
We have been so busy the past few weekends. We traveled to Clinton for my little brother's engagement party. He and Bonnie are so excited about getting married. We can't wait, either, but it does make me feel so old to think that my little brother is getting married!!
For Memorial Day weekend, we traveled to Little River to see little Noah--our new nephew. He is sooooo precious. Here he is- 2 1/2 weeks!
This coming weekend we will be in Greenville. We're having a girl's weekend and I can't wait to see Meredith, Emily, Christy, Ashley, little Reagan, and little Haley!!! I'm sure there will be more to come.....