Friday, December 26, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
We have a wonderful tradition of getting to go see Santa at the Poston house every year...
this year was so cold but the kids did great!!! Not only did we see Santa but ALL 9 grandkids were together!!! That is huge for our family... what a blessing to have so many cousins and the kids love being together. It just makes me so thankful to see them al together.
So they all got pics with Santa with Cici and Pipa.
Front row: Bella, Merritt, Santa :), Emma
Back row: Cooper, Cici, Luke,Pipa, Andrew, John Allen,Jared and Jake
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The picture above is when I was 4 months pregnant with Bella...
Bella's First Christmas 2004
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I am involved in a Bible study right now called "Truth". It is awesome and put out by Focus on the Family. It has been truly AMAZING!!!! I have been overwhelmed by the truths that God is revealing to me and all the lies in the world I am exposed to daily. This past week was about Gods whole picture and story. If we only looked at our history truly as Biblical history we would see that we are a part of a greater story. It is not all about us but about HIS story and planned fulfilled through us. The truth is our purpose on this earth is to glorify God (Duet. 8:10-20), to take every thought captive to Him (2 Cor. 10:5), and to acknowledge that God is sovereign and in control (Acts 4:27-28) no matter our circumstance or ability to believe... The video said and reminded us that our problem is that we remember what we should forget- we must remember Gods unfailing love and faithfulness towards us in spite of who we are!!! What an incredible blessing this is to me!!!!
So all this to say I will will never be a stepping stone used by God unless I am caught up in the whole story... it is not about me!!! :) I hope this encourages you as much as it has me this week...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
So we made the move and I was looking forward to a sweet first morning in our new home. Cooper was still asleep and I got up with the kids and preheated the oven to make cinnamon rolls. All of the sudden smoke started billowing out of the oven and I screamed for cooper. I am throwing open all the windows and Andrew is yelling out of the window "FIRE!!!!" We turned on the oven light to discover that the paperwork for our new oven was inside burnt to a crisp!!! It smelt like a camp fire for two days in our house.
So Monday we have our first day of no school and I am driving the kids to the dr only to find out Andrew has a double ear infection and Bella has a terrible sinus infection behind her eyes. The beginning of the week was filled with unpacking as many boxes as possible while trying to entertain my two fussy children. Wednesday rolls around and I fix me some lunch rather than lay down with Bella... Andrew is down for a nap. All of the sudden I hear "drip, drip, drip." I look up and our ceiling is leaking!!!! Into our den! Our laundry room is on the 3rd floor... very cool I thought in the beginning b/c all the bedrooms are upstairs, but now not so cool! SO I run upstairs to find the laundry room flooded. Then all of the sudden the smoke alarm starts to go off. They are all connected in the house so every single one of then is going off LOUD! Bella is screaming, Andrew is screaming and I am completely frazzled!!!! I called Cooper and so sweetly asked him to rush home as fast as he could...turns out water got into the walls and went all the way down into the garage and was flowing through the actual smoke alarm. Well, I had had it... that was it, I could take no more. :)
Finally, Tuesday after Thanksgiving, life is resuming back to normal... NOT! School called today and Bella has pink eye and still a sinus infection. I head BACK to the dr and got our second round of antibiotics and eye drops and I am praying that Andrew will not get it!!!
SO I ask myself, what is God trying to teach me through all of this. I am resolved to the fact that God allows me to experience what I do to show my love and devotion to Him. It is not about my circumstances but my devotion and my heart towards Him. Our circumstances change but God never will... that is what keeps me hanging on by my thread most days. Bella out of the blue started singing the other day, "nothing can separate us from God's love" and it was such a sweet true reminder for me. It still does not quite fill like home yet, but I know in time it will.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It has been six years this Thanksgiving that we moved into our current house... We bought it from Cooper's brother and his wife who lived here for many years before us. There is not an INCH in our house that Cooper has not worked on. Literally, we have painted, moved doors, added closets, brought our babies home, built a swing set,had birthday parties 1-4, played, chased, loved, cried, prayed, and many more things all in this house. A house is just a building, yes I know. But there is something greater about it when so many memories fill the walls.
We are moving this weekend, and we are very excited. It has been a crazy four weeks, from when we first looked at the house that we are moving to and now this! MOVING! The Lord has totally confirmed to us that this is what we should in every detail. The company that we are buying our house from is buying our house!!! But it is hard not to turn and look over our shoulders... to what is comfortable and memorable. Bella will be in kindergarten next year and I have always desired for her to go to the school system that Cooper and I went to and grew up in.
So here we go... moving on. It is exciting to think about what the Lord has in store for us! We are moving to a newly built town home in Marietta, very close to the square. Something new, exciting, and low maintenance! Please come by and see us... and pray for my sweet babies as we make this transition.
Below are some pictures of the past crazy two weeks...
Monday, November 3, 2008
Cousins...the love of our lives!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Andrew and his best buddy Reid love being together. They are both so easy when around each other and all they want to do is play!!!
Future line backer and future QB?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Does it get any cuter than this???
The boys and their Sissy's.