March 3, 2015

Just for fun, Girls

I'm not a huge Parks and Rec fan.  -Some seasons were cute, clean and hilarious and others, not so much...We always had a '3 strikes and you are out' rule when watching it. (if it reached 3, we would shut it off)
But I like this article on life lessons from Leslie Knope
I love waffles
and I think #6 is awesome for girls to remember! : )


March 2, 2015

Finale fun

My hubby had a rough weekend and for a little while yesterday, I thought we were in for
 ER trip #3.
Praise the Lord, he started feeling better last night.
So, snuggling up on the cough to watch the season finale of Downton Abbey did happen! Yay!!!

And we had a raspberry tart, English toffee, scones and peach tea for the occasion.

(spoiler alert)

Best part: No tragic deaths! ; )

Thank you for the flowers, Zac!
Thank you for baking, Joy!

Prayers appreciated for my Hubby. -The road to recovery seems to be a long one!


February 28, 2015

Senior pictures

Joy's pictures are in and these are some of my favorites!


Enjoy your babies because before you know it

you will blink and they will be graduating! 


February 25, 2015

Wednesdays in the Word

I was totally surprised to find out the other day, that the kings of Israel were commanded to make their own copy of the law.
As in write it themselves and not have a scribe do it. ; )

Did any of the kings do this? I wonder.
 Maybe Solomon?

It is in Deut. 17:18.
It says "when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book and it shall be with him and he shall read it all the days of his life." Wow! Love that!

Then it goes on to list the ways the king will benefit from this:

1. It would teach him to learn to fear the Lord and obey His commands

2. It would keep his heart from being lifted up in pride above his brethren

3. It would keep him from turning aside from the commandments to the right or left

4. It would prolong his days, the days of his children

We are blessed not to have to 'write for ourselves a copy'
 of the Bible these days, butt I"m pretty sure that reading it 'all the days of our lives' will benefit us in these same ways and numerous others!


February 23, 2015

We got out and about this weekend

A young couple we love got married!

Andrew and his buddies were ushers. Weren't they cute?

As it turned out, Andrew didn't actually take anyone down the aisle, his job turned out to be to listen for the musical cues and tell people when to start walking down the aisle. (even the bride!) And that's a pretty big deal! 

Joy and I had a fun helping set up for the reception and served lots of iced coffees.

How cute is this cake?!
 Nathan flew home to attend the wedding! Yay!

 His boss and our dear friend called and extended Nate's stay and helped him find a later flight. (so sweet!) As it was, he was going to have to race to the airport the second after the 'I do.' So thankful he could stay longer!

On Thursday, Hubby's feeding tube came out! Whoo-hoo!
This made him able to attend the wedding too!
-It was his first real time out and about since the first surgery!
And he went to church on Sunday!

Life is starting to feel a little bit more normal now.

We only found a few hours to be together as a family but they were special ones! -We had a chance to hear Nathan's dreams for the future and his passion for the spread of the gospel. Love him!

And I'm happy to say that there is another wedding coming up....
in which Nathan and Zac will both be groomsmen. Glad that he will be back again soon! -It is hard to believe our kids' friends are starting to marry! Time flies!


February 19, 2015

Our senior and her pics

Joy had her senior pictures taken yesterday. -I still can't believe that she is about to graduate!

Zac had his pictures taken downtown among buildings with neat architecture. My favorite one was taken in a parking garage!
Nathan had his taken in a gorgeous park that reminds us of California. His were taken in a field and underneath some gigantic oak trees.
And Joy chose to have hers done in the  historic district with brick walls, graffiti, and train tracks. -This setting also came complete with an angry man on drugs, who kept yelling at us because he thought we were tourists and who made fun of our photographer's lack of hair!

Since she loves to paint, we brought her easel and brushes for one of the poses and our very creative photographer took those photos beside a gigantic mural. Such a cool idea!

Here is a sneak peak, I took:

She's a beauty! No Photoshop needed on this girl!

And here is the whole picture:

Because you know you are blessed with a great friend, when she will even be your footstool when you need one! : ) LOL

It was a blast!

~Very thankful for the A. Family, who gifted us with their talent, creativity and time! :-) Love them!


February 18, 2015

Wednesdays in the Word

I love this!

"Cease to do evil,
Learn to do good,
Seek justice,
Rebuke the oppressor;
Defend the fatherless; 
Plead for the widow."
Isaiah 1:17

And I would love it if someday this could be said of me:

Becky ceased to do evil,
Learned to do good,
Sought justice,
Rebuked the oppressor;
Defended the fatherless,
Pleaded for widows.'

How awesome would that be?! 
Especially since Psalm 63 tells us that God, Himself
is "A father of the fatherless and a defender of widows."

I'm not sure how to go about it yet, but I would love to care more, for who He cares so much about.