Romans 11:36- " For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory foreverAmen. "
There is only one source for everything and that is our awesome God! I am so overwhelmed when I look around and see how blessed we are. Our closets, kitchens and schedules are overflowing with good things and we always have more than we need.
This thanksgiving I'm reminded once again to look around me and give glory to God and no one else. I'm thankful for loving parents who sacrifice their time and money to love and care for us, a home with a yard for our energetic boys and nice neighbors to live by, a church that teaches us God's word and how to love Him more deeply, a husband who works hard and joyfully to provide for us, sweet children to fill my days with work and laughter, and on top of all this I have hope in a glorious future with Christ because of His sacrifice and resurrection for my sins- amazing!
Gabe and I almost share a birthday! I turned 31 (oh my) on the 6th and Gabriel turned 3 on the 9th. I hope to post more pics soon but this will have to do...
Gabriel loves the British cheeky show "Wallace and Grommit" : a darling series made from clay about a cheese loving inventor and his dog. It was so fun to have a British themed day for him and my mom when all out in showering him with Wallace and Grommit stuff- he received stuffed dolls, a tea mug, new movies and even a chef's apron to wear while helping me in the kitchen!
Instead of cake I made a berry fool which is a mixture of whipped cream, crushed meringue cookies and fresh berries for our berry loving babe.
It was fun to have a relaxing day with just us loving on our cheeky little guy- he's quite the character these days! His vocabulary has exploded recently,and although sometimes a challenge, he has kept us until our faces hurt.
He loves to sing, play any kind of game that involves tackling, chasing, jumping, running... And does everything himself these days.
We love our feisty big eyed boy and all the love he has to give. He is soooo affectionate and freely gives kisses and "I love you's" away - it's precious!
We pray that his passionate love of life will turn into a passionate love for The Lord and that his desire to make people laugh will someday be a tool in drawing people to Christ!
Oh and we had to sing the happy birthday 3 times so he could keep blowing out his candle ;)
Our peanut is one month already! Can't believe how blessed we are with this sweet guy. He is such an easy baby and a joy to our family. We thank The Lord every day for you Grady- happy one month birthday
We have been so blessed to have had so much help from our family over the last 3 weeks. My mom leaves tomorrow and I will be on my own with the 3 boys for the first time...we will see how it goes :)
Andrew's family was here first and we had so much fun with them!
Weston was the 1st one at home to hold Grady, it was such a sweet moment. He was awestruck and just quietly held him for a while
It took Gabriel a couple days to want to actually hold him but now he can't stop snuggling his brother
After a few days of rest we had lots of fun friends come and meet Grady!
Our amazing neighbors the Langs
Kathy and Katy-Beth have become part of the family and watch the boys often for me. Kathy was with Weston and Gabriel the night Grady was born and stayed until Nanni could get here. It was so sweet for them to meet Grady!
Auntie Marci giving a diaper change lesson
The cousins doing a craft in the garage
Thank you so much to Nanni, Papa, Auntie Marci, Uncle Jon, Joy and Ava for being here when Grady was born! You helped so much and made this time so special for us.
We had a few days after Andrew's family left before my mom arrived, so we did a lot of snuggling with Grady and Daddy...
As well as Grady's first check up. He's doing great and growing like a weed!