Thursday, May 26, 2011

goodbyes are never easy

this sweet angel is lily.

she was one of becca's first friends.
they light up at the sight of each other.

her mommy & daddy both graduated from USC a few weeks ago, and they have moved to arkansas.
while we're very happy for them and their new life, we miss them very much.
church just isn't the same without them.
we love you & miss you lyndsee, ben, and lily!
we pray for you often and wish you all the best.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Judgement Day

It was a few weeks ago when I first saw a billboard similar to this one.
I must admit, I hadn't heard this 'rumor' that has obviously been circulating for awhile.

The rumor was that Judgement Day was to be today, May 21st, 2011.
This man, Harold Camping, is the one who 'revealed' this fact to the world.
Harold Camping is a man from California who has, for the second time, predicted the end of the world.

I've thought about what I want to say about this atrocity, but I think I'll just share what the Bible has to say.

As for Mr. Camping, the Bible is very clear that there are false teachers.
Matthew 7:15 - 'Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.'
I John 4:1 - 'Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.'

As for Mr. Camping saying the Bible 'guarantees' that today is Judgement day, well, he obviously hasn't read much of the Bible.
I Thessalonians 5:2 - 'For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.'
* The last time I checked, no one schedules a date for a thief to come!
Mark 13:32-33 - 'But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.'

I could continue, but I think it's very clear just from these 4 verses that there is NO WAY anyone can tell when Jesus will return. I know that there will be a day when Jesus will come back to earth to take the saved home to heaven, but as for the date of when that will happen, we do not know.
Because of this, we must always be ready.
We must live every minute second of every day as if it could be our last here on earth.

I don't know what Mr. Camping will have to say tomorrow, nor do I know what his followers will have to say, but I pray that he will realize the error of his ways and pray for forgiveness. I pray that he will read the Bible and follow the Word of the Lord - not his own ideas.

Let this be a reminder to all of us that there are many wolves in sheep's clothing that are out to corrupt us. Be mindful of this for we are NEVER to follow a person - only our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

you are my sunshine


my only sunshine


you make me happy


when skies are gray


you’ll never know dear


how much I love you


please don’t take


my sunshine




thank you jennifer for capturing such beautiful moments of our sweet angel!

Saturday, May 7, 2011



Yes, this sweet girl has once again been featured on a blog, other than mine.

B by MckMama

Jennifer, aka MckMama, took Becca’s first birthday pictures back in April, and much to my surprise, she shared a few of them on her blog Wednesday night.

If you’d like to see them for yourself, you can check them out here.

We L.O.V.E. the few we’ve seen and can’t wait to see the rest!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

the big oh-one

Did you know?
It happened, and this momma survived!
What you might ask!
Well, this sweet girl turned ONE!

And if you ask, she'll even show you!
I'm not sure where this baby went!

Was she ever really this tiny?

It really all happened too fast!
Everyone said it would, but I didn't understand it until I lived it.
Don't get me wrong - we LOVE the age she's at now.
She is so much fun, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss my tiny baby.
The one who would sleep in my arms and let me kiss on her as much as I wanted.
The one who stayed in one place for more than 2 seconds.
The one who let me change her diaper and get her dressed.

Now, I have this sweet girl.
The one who absolutely melts my heart.
She amazes me everyday!
Here is what she has been up to:
* she weighed 23 lbs 8oz at her 12 month well visit
* she was 29.5 inches tall
* she is off formula & breastmilk - only drinking whole milk & water
* she eats all 'big people' food - and I mean ALL
* her favorite foods are bananas, peas, cheese, & yogurt
* she smiles & laughs constantly
* she can out crawl anybody
* she's not walking, but it will be anyday now!
* she LOVES her books
* her favorite toy is her walker - she pushes it all around the house
* she has quite the vocabulary - dada, jack, whats that, bye, nat, tim, ball, book, tass (travis), lala, hayes, hanna, a (for all letters of the alphabet)
* she is wearing 12-18 month clothes
* she is still in a size 4 diaper
* she still has 12 teeth
* she takes 2 naps a day - most days:)
* she goes to bed between 7:30 and 8:30 and sleeps all night;)
I know there's so much more I need to share, but my mind is a blur.
When I think about how much fun this past year has been, it makes me want to do it all over again.
* Don't worry - she doesn't (and won't) have a sibling on the way for a while!

To my sweet angel,
You are my heart. You are my soul. You are my everything. I cannot thank God enough for giving you to us! From the time I was old enough to talk, I knew I wanted to be a mommy. I didn't understand just how amazing this would be, however. You are the most precious gift. I don't deserve you, but I promise I will spend the rest of my life loving you. It is my prayer that you will grow up to be a Christian woman who is kind, loving, accepting, and understanding of others. You have already brought so much joy and happiness to so many - I know this will only continue. Thank you for letting me love you. Thank you for being mine.