Saturday, May 31, 2008

Memorial Day

Bobby's parents and Grandma came for Memorial Day. We ate great food, got eaten by mosquitoes at McConnell Springs, and played with a kite outside. Fun times!!

Daredevil Sarah

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Sarah going down the slide all by herself.


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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

News Flash!!

Sarah took 7 very deliberate steps tonight from in front of the stove towards the bench for the kitchen table. Yeah!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Trip to the Trampoline





Tonight we took a walk down the street to our friends' trampoline. Bekah decided that she wanted to push her baby doll stroller. She made it most of the way there before she had to ride in the big double jogging stroller. We had a good time jumping on the trampoline and swinging on the rope before heading home.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Build-A-Bear Finished Products


Kung Fu Panda "Po"
"Ethan" Elephant

Laura "Ariel" Bear

I caught Bekah in mid-blink

Ethan's 4th B-Day Party!!

This weekend we traveled to Ohio for our nephew Ethan's 4th b-day party. It was a very, very quick trip, but a lot of fun. Bowling, pinata, food, presents, and Build-A-Bear. The build-a-bear pictures and videos will come in another post.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Happy Day!!!

Today, except for school loans, Bobby and I are officially debt free. Both cars are paid off!! Thank you US Government for the stimulus check to pay off both our vehicles. Yet another verification that we are heading in the direction the Lord would have us go.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Family Fun Weekend



This weekend, even with Bobby's huge paper and huge project, we were able to spend some time together as a family. On Sunday, after early service, we went to a park and played for a little while before we headed out for lunch. In the evening, we roasted marshmallows over a fire in the backyard.

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Sarah walking behind walker

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She went from doing nothing, to walking with hands and not wanting to walk with her walker, to walking like crazy behind her walker all in 1 week. I bet she's walking by herself by the end of the week.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Another thing falls into place

Yesterday, when I was balancing our checkbook while looking at our bank online, I noticed a huge deposit. It was our government stimulus check, and it was more than I thought it was supposed to be. Yet another things that has happened to show us that we are moving in the direction that God wants us to right now. With this check, we will be able to pay off Bobby's car, pay back my sister's education fund the amount we borrowed to get the "new" van after we were rear ended (still owe $300 of the $750 that it cost over the insurance money), and still have some left over to put in savings. Bobby's car wasn't due to be paid off until December, but we are so excited to do it now. This gives us an extra $230 each month to save until I'm not teaching anymore, and then we won't have to worry about that expense while I am not teaching. Praise the Lord!! He provides for all our needs.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Another Prayer Request


Well, when I asked for prayer for the church internship, I completely forgot about the fact that Bobby needs his transfer to go through with UPS for everything else to fall into place. The transfer won't be a problem because he's transferring because of academic reasons. The prayer request is that they have a position open for him to fill. If there's no position, then there may be a problem. Please pray that everything falls into place. I have already resigned from my job and am so ready to be done. My children deserve a better me than I give them after a long, stressful, tiring day with 190 middle schoolers that just finished standardized testing. He has already showed us the path, we just need the assurance now that everything is going to fall into place. Please pray that everything continues smoothly.