Tuesday, February 24, 2009

He Has Made Me Glad...

I love this song.Many times during long nights sleepless nights,and dark stressful days God had brought this song to my heart. I love to hear my children skipping through the house humming this song.How I want this to be our family theme song...HE HAS MADE US GLAD! May God bless you with these lyrics,I encourage you to post them around the house,great reminder.Oh,and here's the link to the music video...so encouraging! He is your very present help in times of need,he loves you,he will give you the strength,and he is your shield!Be blessed dear friends!
Verse 1
I will bless the Lord forever
I will trust Him at all times
He has delivered me from all fear
He has set my feet upon a rock
I will not be moved
And I'll say of the Lord

You are my shield
My strength
My portion
My shelter
Strong tower
My very present help in time of need

Verse 2
Whom have I in heaven but You
There's none I desire besides You
You have made me glad
And I'll say of the Lord

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Hey Everyone!
Here is the video slide show we put together for our family and friends share night,
after we came home from Romania last summer.
Big thanks to Dad Allen for uploading this onto you tube for us.He had to re-arrange it,because you tube would only allow for ten minutes.
This will give you a little idea of what we saw,and how God touched our hearts.
The little girl in the baby orphanage,who was blind,and lived there all of her life.Is now in a wonderful foster home! If you would like more information about going on a mission trip to Romania.Hop on over to Pathway To Joy's Website!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Riley turns One...

Hello everyone!
I just had to jot this milestone down somewhere.Yesterday Riley took his first steps.Bitter sweet I must say. He was so cute about it too (of course). Brandon and I were sitting in the basement.The other kids were in bed.I set Riley up to stand.(his balance is great) Brandon is sitting across the basement,and cues at him to "walk to Dada".Riley took three whole steps,before slowly sitting back down,and crawling the rest of the way. Then today he took five whole steps,by himself.Aparently I make too much of a big deal of it,cause as soon as I say "yippee for Riley",he grins,and slowly squats down.He is growing like a weed,a happy weed though.He laughs and smiles all the time,and is just a joy to be around.How blessed we are to have him in our family.It's hard for me to believe that a year ago,he was a teeny tiny little guy,hooked up to tubes,under bright lights. When he came home from the hospital on valentines last year,he was a little over five pounds.My how time flies! Currently,he is 25 pounds! Talking saying "aw done" (all done) "hewo mama" (hello mama,while holding the phone to his ear) "paise JeJe" (Praise Jesus,while throwing his hands up in the air).And,he will dance on cue,and mercy is that the cutest thing ever! Don't worry,all you baptists out there,he only moves the top half of his body,his feet always stay firmly planted!(haha) Here is Riley's Birthday Invitation.Though,we may be changing the date now,becuase I did not know that Brandon's parents were going to be out of town. How we love you Riley Samuel! You are a blessing and a gift,and we are SO thankful God chose us to be your mommy and daddy!!!