Living 2015 in a Positive and Encouraging Manner; Glorifying God

Living 2015 in a Positive and Encouraging Manner; Glorifying God

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Evan is about to be 3 years old.  I don't even know where the time has gone.  He has gotten so big and is growing so quickly that I can't keep clothes to fit him.  It is almost to the point where the kids can share shirts (which makes closet organization a whole lot easier).  Evan is such a smart boy and he adjusts so easily to new things.  For example, his babysitter ended up having her baby early so I had to find someone new to watch him.  He has done so well adjusting to this change and never cries when I drop him off.  He loves that he gets to take his lunch and insists on carrying it all by himself.  Ms. Jenn says that he often eats his lunch for breakfast, snacks all day, and then eats lunch with her kiddos.  I suppose that explains why he is growing so quickly and why he doesnt seem hungry at dinner time, LOL! 
Evan still loves to cuddle and gives the best lovings of all time.  He runs super quick when playing outside but still falls quite often.  I took him to the doctor to see what he thought about Evan's feet and the fact that he tends to drag his right foot some.  He referred us to Children's but they have not set up an appointment for him yet (which reminds me that I need to call).  He is talking wonderfully and often gets complimentst on how well he speaks.  He knows how to sing the ABC's, Star light-star bright, Itsy-bitsy spider, Jesus loves me, etc. 

He is super into Super Why which I am excited about because it is very educational.  He always makes everyone in the room put their "hands in" when the show gets to that part.  He has most of the episodes memorized but would probably watch them over and over if I let him. 

Evan is so good to play by himself; however, if his brother is around Luke wants to play together.  This usually results in fighting together, LOL.  Luke has started back to T-ball and so Evan wants to play.  I am amazed at how well Evan can already hit the ball and I look forward to next year when they get to be on the same team.  As it is now, I spend all of the practice time trying to keep Evan from going out on the field or running into the road (which means that I am not having much fun, HA!).

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter with family

After a wonder church services, we came back to Bert and Karen's for a wonderful lunch.  I have been back to dieting so I obviously had to use this as my free day. 

The boys had a blast riding the tractor with Pa.  They helped "Uncle Greg" as Evan calls him, remove some trees.

Then I hid eggs for Evan and Luke.  Evan did not get to hunt at the be event at church because Jeff and I were busy serving The Lord.  He had so much fun. 

Evan ran all over the yard looking for eggs.  I was so proud of him.

Luke also had a good time hunting eggs.  We had to remind him to allow his brother to find some. 

Luke was running everywhere.

Precious baby Grayson enjoying some Uncle Jeff time. 

Seriously, this kid is too cute.  We are so happy to have five amazing boys in this family.

The boys also played some baseball.  I just love the black paint below Luke's eyes.  He kept asking me why he had it on his face. 

Poor Pa spent a great deal of time on the tractor.  Evan got his hair cut and his reward for not crying the entire time was a ride on the tractor. 

Community Outreach for Easter

Our church was so blessed to serve our community this past Easter.  We provided free food, games, bounce houses, and a egg hunt with 6,000 filled eggs.  But most importantly, we had Dr. Ron Herrod with us to lead a short devotion.

If I were to guess, I would say there was around 400-500 people in attendance.  The best part is that around 20 people came forward to accept Christ.

Many would argue that the church should not be supporting an egg hunt for Easter and that the real meaning of Easter is being lost.  I tend to argue the contrary, especially when Easter is all about the gift that Christ gave us by dying on the cross.  This event allowed us to give to our community and to share with them exactly what Easter is all about. 

Look at the crowd of people who were intently listening to the message Dr. Ron Herrod was providing.

Our church members had an opportunity to mingle with those in the community and personally invite many to church. 

Our precious nephews came from Harrison to enjoy the event.

Special thanks to all the volunteers that set up all the tents and worked all of the various booths.  It took several members to manage the craft area but I am sure the children had a blast.

There was a lot of food to serve and this is the area I always help with.  I love food, serving people and talking to people so it is perfect for me.  We are looking forward to many more events in the future and especially excited that we will have a new addition to our church that will allow us to better serve our community.

New Baby

We are so excited because Killion (our babysitter) has finally had her baby.  Houston Dale Young entered the world at 37 weeks and he weighed 6 lbs 5 ounces.

Poor Killion has had a rough pregnancy and toward the end, she was suffering a great deal.  God blessed her with a pretty easy deliver as she only had to push a few times.

He is so very tiny and the boys are just chomping at the bits to get their hands on him.  We are trying to wait a little while to ensure he is healthy enough before kids are all around him.

Look at all that precious hair.  His little outfits are all still too big for him. 

Thank God for blessing this precious family with another amazing child.

Farm & church

This is a very old post that I just haven't had time to write up. 

Evan whining at church because I am paying attention to other kids.

Precious little Hoppis came to visit when we had nursery.  We don't have very many little girls in class so it is always a joy.

Luke and Landon always want to come into their brother's class to be "helpers."

See what I mean about not having any little girls in class!

Evan had a good time at the farm "working."

How many men does it take to fix a four-wheeler?  Apparently many more than we had because we ended up being towed back to the house.

I went for a ride and checked on all the pregnant mommas.

We had a few little babies to check on as well.

We worked on cleaning up the fence row.  I love to work on the farm and I am certain that I should have grew up on one. 

We all worked hard and now if you go by the farm, my father-in-law has a beautiful new fence (of course he did most of the work) but I was thankful to be able to contribute a little. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Catch up

I haven't blogged in so long but decided it was time to share a little about what's been going on in our lives. 

Nana and Pop-pop fenced in their yard so there is a lot of room to play.  Uncle Randy brought a basketball goal so now the whole family can play.

Evan and Keyton were more interested in climbing on the trees than playing basketball.

I grabbed this sauce while at taco bell.  Some might think this is hilarious! I will say that the sauce worked well with my taco, HA!

I went to Walmart like I do (more often then I would like to admit).  While walking out, it sounded like a gun went off.  I turned around to find this truck had literally ran into a pole.  It was quite a shame but the guy didn't seemed phased at all.

I see this house every morning when I drop Luke off at school.  I am so in-love with the porch.  I would love for my future home to look like this.

Evan has been having so much fun at church lately and he loves to go.  This is just the most handsome picture of him. 

Here is a picture of my other precious boy, Luke.  He really enjoys going into Evan's class during church to "help."  He seems to be entertaining Oakley.

It has been alot warmer so we have been playing outside.  Of course, I did my own nails and the boys wanted me to help plant "seeds" in the yard. 

These four kiddos have so much fun ahead of them in life.  Our best friends, Lindsay and Lance have two boys that pretty much have no choice but to be friends with our boys.  Above are Luke, Evan, Bennett, and Landon and they all love plaid apparently!