Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall festival

The First Baptist Colleyville fall festival is a yearly tradition with us... this year Serene was asleep in the car when we got there and Jimmy was really tired so the two of them slept in the car and Anna and Ben and I enjoyed pony rides, face painting, candy booths, bounce slides, and games! Anna had a BLAST! Oh and thanks to Daddy for getting her the best ever princess bucket to collect her candy in..... oh and Sereney got an Elmo one which she LOVES!

Pumpkin patch 2009

This is a yearly fall tradition with the children. This was our 5th year to go.... CRAZY.

Serene wanted to take home every pumpkin she saw and insisted she could lift them! =) Anna just wanted to do the bounce slide over and over and Ben was just along for the ride.

Playin' in the rain

Daddy is so much more fun that Mommy... he let's children play in the cold and rain! =) Yea for a fun Daddy!

(BTW, Serene was sound asleep so she missed all the fun)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New camera... finally!

We have been trying to get around to buying a new camera for weeks now but had not taken the time to sit down and research what we wanted. Finally, this Sunday we hit Costco 30 minutes before they closed and just bought one. We were missing moments with these precious children and needed one ASAP. My phone camera was ok but we needed something better for every day use! I am back in action now and captured some sweet moments this morning.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


My brother and his sweet wife Jennifer lost their precious baby that was due to arrive on May 1 of next year. We are all grieving the loss of a family member we will never get to meet. We are praying daily for Jen and John as they grieve and allow the Lord to heal their hearts. We are also praying for my mom and dad as they have been very saddened at the loss of a grand-baby.

We lost a baby that was due October 16, 2007. I was devastated over that loss and scared that something was wrong with my body. For whatever reason, God did not allow that baby to come live with us here on earth. But on December 28th of 2007 He gave us Serene... my precious, amazing Serene. I don't know why I didn't get to hold that baby but I am so grateful that God chose to let us have Serene to hold.

Miscarriage is a very hard thing but God does heal those wounds... He is faithful to mend our hearts back together when it seems to be broken forever. I pray mending and restoration for John and Jen's hearts today!