Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Catching Up on Life

Psalm 25:4-5 "Make me to know Your ways, O Lord;
    teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
    for You are the God of my salvation;
    for You I wait all the day long.

Wayne's prayer book came in the mail a few days ago. It turned out amazing. Thank you to everyone who participated in sending pictures!! The book meant a lot to Wayne.

Here's a peak inside the book. YOU made this project possible...thank you!!

Wednesday: 7/22/15

On Wednesday, we met up with some friends at the park and had a picnic lunch. It was such a blessing to spend time in fellowship! My friend Maria also helped explain some of the homeschool books I received in the mail. We are doing something a little different this year (I'll post about that another day), and I was slightly overwhelmed by the material. Maria helped explain things to me and I walked away encouraged and excited about this school year.

Micaela, Olivia, & Joella

Sophia & Miranda

Giana & Naomi (twins born in two different families)

Grace, Abigail, and Nicole

The girls coloring at Carmax as we did paperwork for our "new" van.

Waiting patiently to get our new car. Wayne has been looking for a few months on Carmax for a used Sienna (8 passenger). The other night he spotted a new listing of a van in Washington state (note: we only look for used cars from the West coast where they don't use salt on the road). He was able to get us a 2007 Sienna with only 16,500 miles on it!

Here is our "new" van. It looks and drives amazing. 

Thursday: 7/23/2015

Thursday we met up with some friends at the park. My friend Rachel, who recently moved to Colorado, was in town visiting. It was fun catching up with everyone.

Rachel, Rebecca, Denita, and Jaclyn

Naomi and Eve

The kids all playing together

Naomi and Eve

Watch out...Joella is driving

Paulie and Micaela swinging together

Apparently my children did not inherit my fear of heights

Friday: 7/24/2015

I recently won tickets on K-Love for a concert downtown called "Outcry". Grace and I had fun spending time together. The worship music was amazing-especially Kari Jobe and the Passion band. 

Grace enjoying herself

We had decent tickets...I'm glad we weren't any closer to the speakers. It was loud enough where we were and I didn't bring ear plugs for Grace.

A selfie as we ate dinner

Beautiful day downtown

Beautiful sunset and the skyline during the show

The skyline walking back to our car

I'm thankful for the evening alone with Grace and for the chance to spend time worshiping God. I love it when I can worship God and get my eyes fixed back where they belong. God knew what I needed when He allowed me to win those tickets to the concert. The best part of the night was when Grace, who loves singing and writing songs, leaned over and said, "Mama, I realized tonight that I'm not too young to get serious with the Lord and worship Him with all my heart!" Yes, sweet girl...that is the best thing you can do with your life!

Psalm 98:4 "Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

Psalm 95:1-7 "Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
    and a great King above all gods.
In His hand are the depths of the earth;
    the heights of the mountains are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it,
    and His hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For He is our God,
    and we are the people of His pasture,
    and the sheep of His hand."

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