Daily Verse

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from you commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:9-11

Why do we try to conform God to our will? Live in His word and know true joy.

"Make me to know your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old."
Psalm 25:4-6

God reveals the truth of our time and all time to us through Scripture.

"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the tstimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple: the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb."
Psalm 19:7-10

All the laws in all the books in all the libraries of the world are but a footnote to the law of God.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways ackowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

To know and understand God comes not through our intellect, but through the wisdom given to us by the grace of God.

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart."
Proverbs 3:1-3

Don't measure success by society's standards. Use Christ as your measuring stick.

"The the LORD answered Job our of the whirlwind and said: 'Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding, Who determined its measurements - surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? Or who laid its cornerstond...?'"
Job 38:1, 4-6

When we measure God by our limited standards, we attempt to measure the elephant by weighing one strand of its hair.

"Philip said to him, 'Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.' Jesus said to him, 'Have I been with you so lon, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father?'"
John 14:8-9

Christ is God made flesh. If you want to know God, you must draw closer to Jesus.








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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Princess!

Well, a year ago right now we were some where between Spearfish, SD and Houston, TX. It was so much fun waking up this morning and remembering "a year ago we became parents, and a year ago our daughter was born." So funny to realize that a year ago yesterday we were at the point of giving up on ever having children at all, then overnight we had a daughter! What a wonderful year it has been! As you can see in this picture she has her birthday hat (I thought she should have a tiara!) and her "princess" sash!
We have yard signs for the special occasion!
On her first birthday she discovered our DVD rack! She was escaping as I took the picture!
Here she is "opening" her CD player. We already burned one out from all the times that we play music for the kids (although it was only $19.97 at Wal.Mart!) We decided that our "big" gift for both the kids' first birthdays will be these little bit nicer CD players that mount on the wall. That way they each will have one in their own rooms and they each can have different music. (Ada will have the softer music because she is already starting to dance alot!! Shes got the moves! I am sure there will be more pictures after this weekend and the big birthday party...there is still time to RSVP...grab a plane and come to Spearfish!

9 Months Today!

Today Boo is 9 months old! Hard to believe it...when I went to get him this morning I found him standing in his crib, holding the side rail! This one is actually at nap time and he is only kneeling, but I just couldn't believe it!
We also had to take a picture with Daddy, although Boo is crying in the picture...I still had to post the two men in my life!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bear Country USA

Black Bear
Otter (Oliver, Thelma, & Louis)

Arctic Wolve
Big Horn Sheep
Rocky Mt. Goat
Mountain Lion (2)

This was great....I really loved it. It was so much fun to watch all of the animals in a "natural" habitat! I really liked the gift shop as well, Handsome and myself ~ being married 5 full years~ have become a matching sweatshirt couple! The great thing about September tourists is that you get 30 - 40% off!
We had a great time...the other thing that we were able to buy was the world's most unique Nativity Set...I bet Aunt Wendy doesn't have one like this! I will have to get it unpacked and take a picture so you all can see!

Presidential Wax Museum

We did some very "turist" things while in Keystone this time. This was alot of fun, I took picture after picture. I would highly recommend for anyone in the hills that would like a piece of history. 1st one...George Washington
2nd..."Teddy" Roosevelt
Ronald Reagan George W. Bush on 9-11
JFK & his son John-John

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Our Get Away

Due to Sturgis Bike Rally and our house not being sold on our anniversary, we didn't get proper time to celebrate. We took this past weekend to do is late on Sunday I am not going to go into detail.....just give you all something to look at in the morning!

It was also our first time kid free for a year! I wasn't sure about it, but Handsome said it was necessary, we did enjoy ourselves. More tomorrow!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Kids

Princess really doesn't let anyone get in her way! She is trying to get the peek a block and brother is no obsticle for her! He doesn't seem to mind as long as she leaves his eyes and head alone!
Aren't they just the cutest kids you ever did see!

I just had to share this video of Boo with everyone...I know it may not be much to you...but to us it is an answer to prayer!

A Birthday Gift

I know Princess isn't one until next Thursday, but when things come in the mail and they don't know the just gotta have them try it out. She really likes the "John Deere Song." It is a great little toy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Children At Play

Yesterday the kids actually played together for the first time in a week. I know it is crazy, but with the colds and their different nap scedules...It just worked out that way! Boo was looking like a little man in his turtleneck, sweater, and great pants.
Princess was having tons of fun with all of the fun toys from Grandma Pancake!
Ethan is so tiny that I cannot get pants to fit him correctly! He crawled right out of his pants while him and Ada were playing! I guess I am going to have to learn how to take in his pants so that he doesn't have them falling off all the time (or doesn't have to wear capris!)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

You Are Invited!

Just wanted you all to know you are invited to Princess's 1st Birthday Party on September 29th at our home! RSVP!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Walking by One?

She shocked us again! I know the lighting wasn't great, but I wanted to share with you what we just discovered. Our daughter grabbed Daddy'd fingers and started taking off. After she was in her PJ's, she walked from the bathroom to her bed, holding only Mama's fingers. I just tried this with her yesterday, and she wouldn't do is so funny how kids just all of a sudden decide they want to do something.

Boo is getting close to crawling as well. We are curious if Princess will walk before she is one, and if Boo will crawl before he is 9 months...we shall see!

Play Time

Princess's cold is on the mend and she is starting to play some again. It is so much fun to watch her play. Of course she is still a little on the cranky smile from her today!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wonderful Kids

Princess has been sleeping alot the last few days. Our kids have had a low grade fever the last few days. When she is so tired, she gets herself into the funniest sleeping positions! You cannot really tell from the picture, but her backside is sticking straight up into the air. Silly Girl!
Boo is still accomplishing more and more things every day. He is eating, and has a very healthy appitite, I must say! Once I put a spoonful into his mouth he loves to make the happy baby noises and shower Mama with squash!

This is a picture of him getting his first Cheerio into his mouth ALL BY HIMSELF! It took alot of effort, but determination is one of his strong points, it must be the boy in him! He also loves to make growling noises, that too, must be the boy in him.
For those of you who have not seen him in the last are going to be amazed the next time you do, he is a differeny baby! The magnetic testing really paid off! His speech theropy is really helping him with noise making as well!
We are so blest, I am ready for more babies! Last night Jason even made a comment about being ready to make a trip to Texas.....the only thing we would go to Texas for is another baby! I am excited that he is ready, however, we have to wait a year due to South Dakota's no more than 2 under 2 rule. We are praying the Lord would allow us to go back to Texas shortly after September 28th of 2008!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Coming Along

I am sure many of you have heard that Boo is starting to make progress, I just thought I would let the pictures speak for themselves!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Birthday Pictures

I cannot believe that it is actually time for Baby Girl's birthday pictures. Of course we couldn't just take her picture! She did a really good job. The first picture they took of her is the one we kept!
The picture of the two of them isn't my favorite, I liked the idea...Boo wasn't sitting on his own at that point so I am actually behind him holding his overalls!
The picture of him by himself is great...I love it! He is sooooo cute! Sorry, my scanner is down at the moment, so these are pictures of pictures! Come to the Party on the 29th and you can have your real pictures!

Friday, September 07, 2007

A little music for your stay!

I do hope that you all enjoy the music I have added, it is amazing how many things there are out there...if only one could have the time to do it! I will change up the songs everyonce in a while so you don't get sick of the same old ones. I picked "Broken Road" because I really liked the song, and because it was one of the "Specials" at Farmer & His Wife's wedding! Stick around a while...there are several songs and many different "styles" of just never know what will "pop up" next!
I also thought I better add these adorable pictures of my kiddos...these are a little old, still from when Grammi Pammi was here. I think around the 25th of August or so. I don't think I have taken actual pictures of them since! (Aweful Mama I am!)
Let me know what you think about the tunes! I always appreciate comments....

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

South Dakota Freecycle

Individual State Recycle, Yard Sale & Grocery dealsJump on in & start postin' It's all about FREEbies in YOUR local area.

I just joined and I am excited to use this as a way of getting rid of some things and maybe taking some in!