Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Busy, busy, busy

We are staying pretty busy since getting home. Andrew is having surgery tomorrow (Thurs) if you could keep him in your prayers. He is having his tonsils and adenoids removed and having his sinuses Rotor Rooted. (Don't you like my technical terms?) It is not major but as we have been told kids seem to bounce back much quicker than adults do. I guess I should ask for prayers too as I take care of my 4 boys-wow that is the first time I have said that. The boys have not been sleeping well therefore I have not been sleeping well. It also seems that when I get up baby buddy thinks he needs to be up for a while. So on top of all the bathroom trips, I am not getting very restful sleep because he is squirmy. I guess it is a sign of things to come.

I would also like some prayer for a devotional I am giving with a friend for a pretty large group of women. I have never done anything like this and Satan has been getting in the way. The topic is-chores, the ministry of housekeeping. It is very humbling because I don't know what I am doing in that area and I have not been doing it very long. Anyway, the sermon topic this past week was spiritual warfare and thank goodness I have some defense because Satan is working pretty hard on me when it comes to fear and doubt with this devotional as well as whether I will be capable of taking care of another baby. I guess it is a little late for that and I am relying on God because he must think we can handle it.

On another note, the boys are growing so fast. They are putting words together constantly, playing together well, and just becoming little boys right before our eyes. The terrible twos are sometimes coming out, but it is nice that they can play on their own or together for some period of time now.

We are also almost finished with baby buddy's bedroom thanks to Grandma Susie and Andrew painting. We just have some furniture rearranging to do and I am working on some wall art. There should be pictures soon. We also have a fence now! It looks great! It will also come in handy while Andrew is out of commission for the next couple of days. Harp is not very happy about being contained, but the boys love the gate. Hopefully the weather will be nice soon so we can be out and enjoy it. Thank you, Papa Denny!

I think that is about all that is going on. I will leave with a picture of the boys taken while we were in Knoxville. I may just have to post a few because there are so many to choose from!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

We are back!

We have been to Knoxville and then to Johnson City. Then the boys and I went to Indiana while Andrew had to go back home to work. We did a lot while we were there and we saw a lot of people that we miss and love.

Here are a few snapshots of our trip:

Andrew decided two weeks before we left to run a half marathon with his sister, niece, and Will (Michelle's boyfriend). This was at the finish line in Neyland Stadium.

The Aquarium at Gatlinburg. It may appear that they are having a good time but they were not very fond of the fish especially the turtles.

The annual Easter Egg hunt with my mom's family. As you can see it is not really a hunt.

That is all I really have the room for and the time. I will try to get back next week! Thanks for looking!