Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Still livin' by FAITH

I remember the day that we found out we were having four babies. My husband, mother, and aunt all crowded into a very small office. The ultrasound technician started the search and there they were plain for all to see, four little circles. The look on that poor ladies face was a look of terror. She softly spoke, "Let me tell you what we are looking at here." Well...we did not need to be told we knew, there was NO question. I laughed nervously and my poor hubby turned a very pale shade of white. I am really not sure how my mom and aunt reacted actually at this point I cannot remember.

Since that day, well and even before when we were so desperately praying for a family, we have always held on to our FAITH.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1

It was our dearest prayer that our children would be born healthy. What an amazing God we serve, He heard our prayers and he gave us four healthy awsome children.

He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as the mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

Matthew 19:20

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Go Colts beat the Jets!

Go Indianapolis Colts, We love you!

Everyone HUDDLE up.

Ok guys...what's our stategy?

I know, we don't need a football to play, Sean's got some of the dog toys!

Go long Sophia.

Edi run she's gaining on you!!!

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks for everything in the name of the our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:19-20

Friday, January 22, 2010

Is is getting warm in here?

The last time we went to the beach this is what it was like we were all bundled up! It was soooo cold. This afternoon we are going and it will be a sunny 70 degrees. I love Southern Alabama!

Henry, Sean, Edith, and Sophia

The kids love to go and walk along the boardwalk. They love the attention from all the people that stop and talk to us but most of all they love the birds. There have been a few times though when Daddy decided to feed the birds. BIG MISTAKE! Apparently they are more hungary in the winter when there are fewer tourists to feed them. Who knew?
Is there a more beautiful place?

I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.
Psalm 9:1

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CHRISTmas morning!

Ok so I know it is the middle of January but hey, my life is very very busy!! Christmas morning was a lot of fun in our home this year. We did not wrap the kids presents, instead we took all of them out of the boxes added batteries and hid them in their tent and tunnel from Granny. The kids ran straight for the tent well...except for Henry who got side-tracked on another toy. Dear sweet Henry.

Henry in the front with his new little farm.
Sophia going into the tent to see what is hiding in there.

Sophia, Henry, Edith, and daddy.

Henry, Edith in the tent, Sophia, and Sean.

Edith, Sean, Henry, and Sophia.

It was a crazy year last year, now we are looking onto bigger and better things. We are so very blessed. As we sat at the table with our little kiddos on Christmas morning we all sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus. It was so cute because we have a picture of Jesus being baptized on the wall just above the dining room table and we tell the kids all the time that it is Jesus in the picture. After we sung Sophia pointed at the picture and said, "Jesus". I could not be more proud. I know God gave us these precious children and it is our responsibility to teach them about the blood of Jesus and how God loved us sooo much that he sacrificed his only son. I thank God everyday that he did not ask me to do the same!

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Go Indianapolis Colts!

Sean Henry Edith and Sophia






Thursday, January 14, 2010

Blessed Beyond Measure

Sean, Edith, Henry, and Sophia. Christmas 2008

Edith and Sophia

Henry and Sean

Edith, in back, Henry, Sean, and Sophia. Christmas 2009

It is amazing the difference between them from last year. Oh, how they have grown! They change so much everyday. Last year we were SO worried about RSV and keeping our little ones healthy. Praise God for their health. We have only taken them to the doctor twice due to illness. Amazing, huh?

I know there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. Ecclesiastes 3:12

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Aunt Rosie and Cousin Sean!

On our last trip to Indiana we were just in time to join family and friends for Birthday celebrations. We all went to our favorite restaurant, El Meson, to celebrate Aunt Rose and Counsin Sean's birthday. We had a great time catching up and spending time with some very special family and friends. We are so blessed to have all these wonderful people in our lives.

Here is Aunt Rose with her Brithday cake.

Aunt Rose, Henry, and Uncle Brent playing a game!

Kylin, Melissa, Sean, Sophia, and Thomas.

Daniel, Edi, and Amanda. Aren't they the cutest??

Sean and Kyle.

Henry and Brad

Blessings are overflowing in our lives right now we are so very thankful for everything and everyone. Each day is a blessing of it's own. Our children are growing so quickly and they are becoming four little people. Their personalities are changing daily, it seems. But one thing for sure they love family!!!!

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Phillipians 4:19

Sunday, January 10, 2010

What's impossible with God??? NOTHING

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately. Sometimes we find ourselves in situation that we never imagined, I am so glad that I have a God that is bigger than anything else. It is so comforting to know that with God I can accomplish anything.

Even when the doctors told us that we may not bring all four of our children home, God knew we would. Even when we were told our kids would likely spend a month or more in the hospital, God knew we would take the boys home in a short two weeks and both girls in three. I am so very blessed and I am honored to serve a God that is soooo big through Him anything is possible. Our beautiful boy Sean.

Happy little Henry.

Little Edi and that BIG smile.

Sweet Sophia.

Henry, Sean, Grandma, Sophia, and Edith.

I look at our children in amazement. It doesn't seem that long ago that we did not know if we would ever be parents. There are days when I do not know what I am doing or how I will get through. Thankfully I know that I am not doing it alone. God is always with me. My children are so HAPPY and HEALTHY! I have been given so many blessings that I do not deserve. I am very thankful for each day, each moment, each memory. I have never felt more blessed than I do right now.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Rescue me from my enemies. O Lord, for I hide myself in you. Psalms 143:8-9

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Updates will come SOON!

It has been the craziest past couple of months and oh how I have neglected my blog. I will be working very hard in the next couple of weeks to get everything caught up.