Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our Sunday Pictures

Thanks for the pictures Daddy and Poppa Bob!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Can't believe our Justus is 2 today!
Thank you, God, for this wonderful baby boy!
((Lots of pictures to come soon!))

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Reese and Hannah are playing soccer together again!

They are the cutest!!

AND, to make mommy extra excited - their team color is PURPLE!!!!

(hannah's wearing the jersey. reese hadn't gotten hers yet.)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How Deep The Father's Love

How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That he should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss
the Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to Glory

Behold the Man upon the cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath had brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from his reward?
I can not give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Love This Song!!
It makes me want to shout out the promise to the top of my lungs...
Oh how proud we should be of Him!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Our Sunday Pictures

Somebody got a haircut!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oh My! He Is Growing Up

Did I mention yesterday that after Justus prayed I put him into a big boy bed for his nap?
And that he did great?

Saturday's Sign

When you see the Signalman Sign you should think of:

Zechariah 10:8
I will signal for them and gather them in. Surely I will redeem them; they will be as numerous as before.

Friday, September 17, 2010


My boy loves to pray.

Usually, if you start to pray he will say "No! Justus Pray." He will then let you pray when he is finished. :-)

However, if you have heard it you know he doesn't actually say anything.

It is normally "garble garble garble Amen."

Wednesday of this week when we prayed before I put him in his bed for nap he really prayed.

He said:
"Thank You God. Bye Bye God. Amen"

I almost cried. It was so precious.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I have been finished with The Time Traveler's Wife for a while now - I am just very behind on my blog. This book was good, however, you have to trust the author a great deal. There are A LOT of time and place and age differences in the book and if you try to go back and calculate and be sure you see it all straight at every moment you will drive yourself crazy!

Read it and trust it and it will all be good.

It is interesting. There are a few moral dilemmas discussed that were interesting, however would never really come in real life. There is quite some foul language in it - be ware!

I watched the movie after I read it and it was good. It left out, at least, 2 major (in my opinion) characters, one of which was one of my favorites. There is NO way that everything could be put in a movie in any kind of good way though so I guess I understand.

SO, moving on. I am now going to start reading a book that is really a compilation of 5 books called The Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers. The 5 books are:
  • Unveiled - about Tamar
  • Unashamed - about Rahab
  • Unshaken - about Ruth
  • Unspoken - about Bathsheba
  • Unafraid - about Mary
I plan to read about each person from the Bible first and then read these books. It may take me a while since I am not finding the time I really want to read lately but I think this will be a neat study.

I will let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Our Sunday Pictures

Because of a crazy weekend, we did Sunday pictures at the church building with Chris' cell phone! WELL, that will just remind us of the crazy Sunday we had this day!! :-)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

"First" Day of School

I say "first" in quotes because it was really a half day and parents stayed and had a parent meeting. SO, it wasn't really the first real day.


Everyone was so excited. It was a fun fun Sunshine Smile Day!!

Justus really didn't want his picture taken with his backpack on. He wanted to wear his backpack and as you can see - later with just his drink - he was cheeeeseing it wanting his picture taken - but definitely didn't want both at the same time!

Please note (near the end) the picture of the school first timer!! Go Layne!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Our Sunday Pictures

Courtesy of Daddy!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Very Powerful

The Stool - A Conversation Between Anyone & Jesus
Thank You, Aunt Diane for showing this to me!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What a Cute Little Basket

When you see a cute little basket like this you might think "Aww what a sweet little Easter basket" or "what a great little thing for a sweet girl to carry her precious items in when playing" or "this could be like a reusable bag for when the kids are playing grocery store."

However, when you give it to my daughter it suddenly becomes a motorcycle helmet! Surprised you didn't think of that one! :-)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

This Boy

Justus is stealing some hearts. Let. Me. Tell. You!!

He is growing up so so fast. He has the most precious expressions.

He now has a "pout" when he is in trouble and he is trying not to cry.

We went to the fair and he rode every ride we let him ride. BUT he was serious about it. He would smile slightly and want to ride again and obviously liked it, but it was serious. He was not giddy or loud - just smiled. I think he gets this from me. Every time I like something I don't always go crazy. I can smile and say I liked it and am being truthful without jumping up and down for great joy!!

His words are getting better. He is still not saying the letter s or r very well. And he still loves the letter k sound.

For Example:
He says "ball" clearly. He says "baby" clearly. However the word banana is "kickynanna." It cracks me up.

When I let him talk on the phone I tell him to say "goodbye" and "I love you" but he always say "bye bye thank you" instead.

What a crazy little thing.

And what a cutie!!!