Friday, February 28, 2014

Emma Jane

Emma Jane joined our family at the beginning of February and is well loved by all our kids.  She is officially Emily's, but don't tell the little kids that.  We thought she would make a great addition to our classroom and we were right.  She is sweet and gentle and allows even Luke to hold and pet her.
Emily and I found ourselves in the guinea pig aisle at the local pet store back at the beginning of February when we went to make Baily our dog a new tag for her collar.  We both fell in love immediately with a little brightly colored guinea pig. I told Emily, she would have to get permission from her Dad first before we could buy one.  At first, he said no.  But, Emily was persistent and soon found herself writing a presentation for her Dad on the cost of guinea pig ownership.  In the end, she won over her Dad and was allowed to buy the guinea pig.  Only one problem existed at this point....Our adorable friend was gone and only huge guinea pigs were left to pick from.  We made a short drive to another store where we found Emma Jane.
Emily has remained a devoted mother to Emma.  She held guinea pig classes for the younger kids in our family and taught them how to care for her.  She is very attentive to Emma and has quickly learned what Emma likes/dislikes.
"Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God:  sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness.  Otherwise, you also will be cut off.  And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again."
Romans 11:22-23

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Our sweet boy and his two loves

 Luke's first love in life is shoes.  No shoe is too big, small, colorful, plain, flat, or heeled for our little guy!  He has never met a shoe he doesn't love.

Luke's second love is bunny.  He carries him around, sniffs his ear, and all is well in his world.

We pray that as Luke grows into a young man, his love will be for Jesus.
We pray this verse for Luke. 
"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
Romans 10:9

Happy 90th Birthday Great Grandma

Happy 90th Birthday.  It was a sweet celebration for a wonderful lady whom our kids call Great Grandma!

What a difference a week can make!

Last Thursday, we had a rare winter storm in Georgia.  This is what it looked like outside!

Schools were called off for four days due to this winter wonderland.  We were able to still home school the first day off, but after that life was too busy having Dad and our older brothers home.  Plus, the kids were too excited about all this snow and ice to concentrate on school.

Just one short week later, our weather is sunny and 70!
We spent some time at the park this afternoon

Trying to get a picture of all six kids is always an adventure!  Someone is always not ready to participate.
"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ."