This past Friday evening Elhanna and I had the privilege of joining our Church ladies for a Mother Daughter retreat!!
We had a blast, our goal was for mothers and daughters to be together and learn about what it was to be ladies in the Lord.
So to "Charm School" we went!!
Wonderful food... to make up demos, table manors, modesty and much more. it was a delightful evening for young and old with the focus on the Lord with about 60 of us in all!
A make up demo by our head Pastor's Wife and daughters. It was a Hoot! Big sis was the arms ( under the blanket) and little sis was the body and face! :) We did really have a demo at the end from Mary Kay!
My baby Girl!
One of the ladies owns a Beauty salon, and did a giveaway for a free hair cut! Tori's hair turned out adorable!!
It was a delightful time to be together and be in the Word of God and laugh with great friends.
Lanna really wanted to stay the night with everyone else, but I wasn't to sure I could sleep on the church floor, so we came home at 11:00. :)
It was so good to be together with our ladies and teach the younger ladies some "how to's" and I learned a bit too!
I'm so thankful for our church ladies and their hearts for their daughters, and desire for them to see godly role models.
This past week I was determined to get some photo's of the kids while it was just the 3 of them. time just wasn't working with me and every time I thought to do it the kiddo's wouldn't behave or I didn't have the camera with me. So I gave up!!!
It's always amazes me how the Lord works things out; we went out to the hay field to fly Liam's kite. For some reason I took the camera, but never thought to take photo's till I was looking back through the camera card the other day and LOOK what we got!! :)
Love them! There is a few more, but these just stole my heart! :)
"Thanks Lord for our time with our 3 Little Treasures, and look forward to the 4th in a few weeks."
Here's just a few of our kite flying too!
We have been blessed with such a great winter this year, the kids are still praying for a "BIG SNOW" but this Mama is very content with that we'd have. :)
Bring on Spring!
Over the past few weeks Liam and Jon have been working more and more in the "Shop" garage on projects. Our little Liam is soaking it all in, for his birthday he got a tool bag, that was so cool to him!! Thanks Grandpa and Grandma for the great gift! :)
He has learned so much, like how to set and hammer a nail and how to drill with Daddy's help! he is always bringing in something that they have made and wants to tell me all about their "Man time" in the "shop"
Here's is the last big project that they finished, His own little Work bench!!
He loves to be "Like Daddy" and Daddy loves to have his boys be like him.
I'm so thankful for a Hubby who is faithful to teach our children to walk with the Lord in his actions and words. And to teach them about things that he loves to do to like wood work!
I look forward to the things that each of the boys will learn from their Daddy in the years to come.
This morning I thought I'd share with you a one of my favorite things that help me to make our house a home, and a few of the projects that I've done to do that!!
I have a new obsession with my little friend called the " Cricut Cutting Machine" Jon got it for me a few years ago for Mother's day off of Ebay. I've used it here and there, but just over the past few months I've really started using it more.
Here's just a few things that I've done in the past few months and weeks!
On our Dryer!!
This is Lanna's Room!
We have a desire to have the Scripture in every room of our house, may it be on a picture, printed on the wall... So to do that I've started using my " Cricut " to help get that started!
I think that is one is my fav. so far as Scriptures goes!!!
The Fruit of the Spirit on the steps.
I love it, the kids are learning them as they go up and down, even Aiden knows some of them and it's only been up just over a week!
And I also use it for our Scrapbooks!
I'm doing a post not so much about the "Cricut", but just about how much I'm loving having it to help Dcorate and Love our home! I wasn't to sure just how much I would really use it, but as you can see I think we've got our $ worth out of it!!!
This past week our first "Little Treasure" turned the Big 5!!!
It's so hard for me to believe that it was 5 years ago that my labor stared early in the morning and I just thought that I was "dying" by noon and he didn't arrive till later that evening, but once he arrived I was so in awe and in amazement of our God that I was ready to do it all over again! :)
Here's some pix of our Big Birthday Boy!!!
He was so excited about his "Knight" cake!
His "Knight Shield" Daddy made for him.
Grandma said that " Every Birthday party needs games" so they played a few rounds of musical chairs! The kids had a blast, but I truly think Grandma was the one who had the most fun! ;)
So thankful for the 5 years that we have had with Liam and look forward to the years ahead that the Lord gives us with him to watch him grow and mature.
Our Prayer is that each one of our "Little Treasures" come to know the saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior, and serve Him to the fullest!
It's been a while so I thought I'd share a bit of Baby #4 with you!
This week we are at 34 weeks, it's so hard to believe that we are this far in. and that in just about 6 weeks we will get to meet this sweet little boy!
I've been feeling really good, lots of Pre~contractions and not sleeping very good, but that's pretty normal for me this late in the game. :)
This past week we got to have a unexpected Ultra Sound, and I was so amazed at how much he has changed from our first one at 18 weeks to now at 34 weeks. It's fun to pick out who me might look like and all his little features. I just love his chin! I can't wait to kiss it!
It was fun too, that my parents were in so Mom got to go with me to see him!
Love this one, 3D just amazes me. I think he looks like Lanna here,
We'll see when he arrives!
His little face!
The Belly Bump~
So excited to meet this "lil Mr." and get to count his little toes and fingers.
The other day I was a Wal~Mart and this lady commented about how full my cart was with kiddo's, and then she realized that I was pregnant and she about had a cow! She said " Girl you are going to need a Nanny" and I thought to my self, "No, just lots and lots of God's Grace."
It's sad to me how the world looks at families and how we as believers look at families. and the joy and blessings that each new little "Treasure" brings into our lives!
So thankful for this Lil Mr.!!!