Family picture

Family picture

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy, happy day

Today was Kevin's birthday,

And he received one of the best presents ever !

In fact, it will be hard to top this gift!

Sophia and Philip accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior,

and Kevin had the immense privilege of baptizing them both!

First Philip,

and then Sophia!

Our minister said right before their baptisms that God chose us to be his sons and daughters and that perhaps Philip and Sophia knew better than most what it was like to be chosen. For they were chosen by Kevin and me, their mommy and daddy, and they are chosen by God. 

How beautiful is that?

Now Sophia and Philip not only have a forever earthly family,

But they also belong to Jesus forever and ever!


We could feel Heaven rejoicing that two more were won for Christ.  We are just sure God told our dads the good news about their little grandchildren! 

Happy earthly birthday Kevin.

Happy birthday in Jesus, Philip and Sophia.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Grandma

Last night my mom came over for dinner.  It was her birthday and since we weren't celebrating until tonight, we didn't want her to be alone on her special night.

It has been difficult since my dad passed away.  Her home is lonely at times, full of memories of the life she and dad shared together.

She misses Dad terribly.

And on those special days, it is especially difficult.

This side of Heaven can be hard.

But last night it was sweet.

And fun.

And joyful.

And a tad noisy!

All good things.

Happy Birthday, Mom.

We love you.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A random conversation

Today at breakfast . . .

Elijah:  Philip, are you gonna let your kids pick out their food when you grow up?

Philip:  Yes. 

Then it went on from there.

Sophia:  When we get older, we get married.  I let my baby eat healthy food.

Philip:  Popa says when I get older I can have my own key to get to your house.

Mommy:  Yes, that's right.  When you grow up, you will probably get married and have your own children.  Then you will have your own key to come back home just like Daddy and I do for Grammy and Grandma's homes.

Philip:  You and Popa lived in the same neigborhood and didn't even know each other before you got married.

Elijah:  Mommy, were there volcanoes ploding when you and Popa got married?

Mommy:  (giggling) How old do you think we are??

Sophia:  Member on Lion King and they got married?  Simba and Nila both say, "Ew, married?!"
They're grownup, they get married.

Elijah:  And Mommy, when you and Popa got married there were volcanoes ploding! 

Too funny! 

Kevin, as I remember it, Elijah might be right!  In fact, I was so happy on our wedding day, that I am sure there must have been volcanoes somewhere, someplace exploding!  

"Membering" our wedding day and all the happiness it brought, I just couldn't imagine life getting any sweeter!

Well, I was wrong! 

Who would have known back way back on November 1, 1980, just how much joy we were to experience!  Look at our life now!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Good Friday and the Resurrection

For God so loved the world that He gave His
one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

We have such wonderful news to share!

On Good Friday, Sophia and Philip asked Jesus to
come into their hearts!

Now, not only are they home with their
forever family, but . . .

They are also forever His.

Hallelujah!  Christ the Lord is Risen today!

Two more reasons to celebrate that beautiful, amazing truth.

Happy Easter!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Watch out! The dinosaurs are back!!

Yikes!  There is a dinosaur in our living room!

And there's another one!

Oh my!

Now there are three!  Help!!