Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Day of School

Monday was the first day of school. I love that school doesn't start until Aug. 25th. Tyler is in 2nd and Blake started Kindergarten. I would not have guessed a couple of years ago that Blake would go into Kinder with such ease. He was totally the kid who was kicking and screaming making other kids cry because he was crying going into his class.
Check out my friend Rachel's blog about school aged kids. It is so true!! The responsibility of it all.
This is not a great pic, but it was on the way to school.

Awesome Day! Two thumbs up!!
*Jax I will get you a picture of the boys coming off the bus!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Well, it wasn't that lazy. We had our last preview service on Sunday. That means we have been working like crazy all week plus I had all the boys at the movie theatre at 7 a.m. this morning. You can find out more details about it on Jerm's blog. So, after lunch and after naps we were all just hanging out in the movie room enjoying the day. These pictures of Gray's hair crack us up. He woke up from his very long nap with his hair like this. It was seriously matted in the back. He doesn't even look like himself to me. FYI, the scratch under his nose was an"accident" from a light saber fight gone wrong. How Gray got in the middle of it I have no idea. ( The first day of school is tomorrow and I will post pictures soon!!!) Look at that double chin. This boy is finally getting some meat on his bones.

Curly haired boys up and down!! Yes, I got my hair cut short!!
Daddy chilling after a hard day of work!!
This is Spike and Blake. He got Spike (Webkinz) from his sweet friends Miller and Laney for his Birthday. Spike hasn't left his side.
Silly Sam

The Only Picture from B'ham

I am such a slacker. These are the only pictures I got from Birmingham. No pictures with Mama Don and Papa, no pictures with our sweet friends the Burton's who came to visit, and no family pic. We were too busy stuffing our faces with food. We ate at almost all of our favorite restaurants. My favorite meal was Niki's West, which has the best fried green tomatoes ever!! We love Birmingham. Thanks Mama Don and Papa for a fun trip.
Getting a good picture is close to impossible!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My Heart is Heavy

Our sweet neighbors that we adore lost there 9 year old daughter, Simran, to an accidental drowning on Friday. We live in a great neighborhood. All the kids play and run in the cul-d-sac and down the streets. In January we moved right across the street from the Dhaliwal's. There son Avtar and Tyler were in the same class at school. Everyday, Harpreet and I walked to pick the kids up from the bus stop. This family has been in our home several times. We have always told them how blessed we feel to live across the street from them. Our children go back and forth everyday from one house to the other. They are not only our neighbors, but our friends. We love them dearly.
This is Simran at Tyler's birthday party. We actually just went to her 9th birthday party 12 days ago. She was smart, kind, an amazing artist, and very special. She also has parents, especially a Mom, who love her so very deeply.
Please pray for this family!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Catch Up

Hello Everyone!! I know I haven't posted in a while. We, as in Free Chapel, just finished our 21 days of prayer and fasting this past Monday. The longest I have ever fasted was 3 days and then I drove straight towards the golden arches and had myself a two cheeseburger meal. I am not lying!!
This time was really different. God is so incredibly good. I really have a ton to say about the last 21 days and how awesome God is. Maybe in another post I will get more specific. We launch in 1 month! Anyway, this is one reason I haven't posted lately.
We are off to Birmingham today to see my Dad and Mom. I am so excited. While we are there our friends Chris and Janet Goins will be launching there new church a2 church on Aug. 17th. Also, on Monday the 18th, my Mom will be having the last of her surgeries from her battle with breast cancer. I am so thrilled that the end of the ordeal is near and God has carried her and all of us through such a crazy year. I will post pics of our trip soon.
When we get back next week we will be hitting the ground running. School starts, football starts, Free Chapel starts. I can't wait!!!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Sam's Big Boy Haircut

Well, sniff sniff, Sam got a big boy haircut!! He is almost 3 and it was time. So long to the bowl cut, hello new do!! He loves it. I personally like it a little longer. It will grow.

Birthday Dinner

Blake has had the best Birthday this year. He turned 5 and he starts kindergarten in 23 days. (who's counting?) He got his bike from MamaDon and Papa, Honey and Jessie came in town and treated him to a super cool Star Wars computer, and then the actual week of his birthday was full of fun. Tuesday, the 29th was his actual birthday, so I let the Blake pick whatever he wanted for dinner that night. Blake's menu: pigs in a blanket, homemade mac-n-cheese, and milkshakes!!!

Golf Outing

Blake asked if he could go play golf for his Birthday. This was our present to him. Golf is not a cheap sport. Anyway, Jeremy took both the older boys to play "real" golf, no mini golf allowed according to Blake. They had so much fun and couldn't stop talking about it.

Blake's Golf Birthday Party