Sunday, July 24, 2011

some fun with the camera

The pictures aren't of the best quality, but we had fun taking them anyway. 

the twins, Luc & Austin

My oldest & baby - Connor & Brendan

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Storming Heaven's gates

PLEASE join me in praying for Jamie & Josh. 
 Jamie is in L & D right now having their baby, She is 28w 3d.

Pray for a healthy baby
Pray for proper lung function.
Pray for peace and comfort.
Pray for strength.
Pray for Tessa's mommy and daddy.
Pray for Tessa's big brothers.
Pray for Tessa's grandmas and grandpas.

To read more about Jamie's story and her amazing testimony click on the pictures below

Road Marked with Suffering

UPDATE!!!! (at 4:39pm)

I just got an email from our school (Jamie's husband is a teacher there) with an update that want to share with all of you.

GOD HAS ANSWERED OUR MANY PRAYERS WITH A HEALTHY BABY TESSA!   Wow, this is fantastic news!   We are sharing tears of joy at what God has done for Tessa!

Tessa was born at 1:50pm today weighing 2 lbs and 10 oz. and 14.5 inches long.  With a little help, SHE IS BREATHING ON HER OWN!  She is in neonatal intensive care. Let's pray that Tessa will keep breathing on her own and she will keep growing so that she can go home in Jamie's arms in due time.

God is so good!!!!  
I want to shout it from the mountain peaks.  We serve a God who listens to his people and will give us the desires of our heart when we ask.  Today I am so grateful.  

 Please take a moment and praise God for this miracle today.  Also continue to pray for the Bird family as Tessa is in the NICU and will probably need to be there for some time.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Face Painting & Fireworks

 Monday was the 4th of July.  We spent the majority of the day at home.  Mike mowed the lawn and washed his truck.  I found my spot on the deck with my kindle and working on my summer tan lines.  It was a glorious day.  However in the evening we headed out to Overisel have pizza with friends and then headed over to the community fireworks celebration.  There were hayrides, wheelbarrow baseball, football games, sparklers, face painting, and much more.  We didn't do everything but did our fair share.  The boys first headed to the face painting.  Three of the boys got red, white and blue flags that looked more like dutch flags than USA flags but they loved it just the same.  After the face painting we stood in line for a hayride...we were lucky we got on the last one. Then we headed back to our seats and waited for the fireworks to began.

It was a great day all in all despite the fact that we didn't get home until after 12:30, but the boys did sleep in Tuesday morning so it was all worth it.  PLUS  I got to meet up with a high school friend I hadn't seen since high school.   I hope everyone else had a great holiday, now I need to start thinking about getting the camping trailer packed as we will soon be camping.  I love summer.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wet N Wild