Wednesday, April 28, 2010

He did WHAT?

So last weekend Greg went and bought some doughnuts from Dunk's. Gabriel absolutely loves them, but he hates having dirty hands. So as you can see, he found something to wipe them with -- the white arches in our house. Ah yes, the joys of having an almost three year old!

Guat Fun!

Two weeks ago we had some close friends over that adopted a little girl from Guatemala named Meliza. We got to meet her for the first time and she's an absolute doll. They also have another girl, Kasenia, which they adopted from Russia. It was great watching Gabriel interact with another little child from his own country.


Below is a beautiful, intricate model of Israel. It was incredible to see the workmanship that went in to creating this model.

Holy Land Experience

Greg and I recently took a trip to Orlando to visit the Holy Land Experience where they reenact the Passion of Jesus Christ. It was incredibly moving.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Little Further

"It ain't how hard you can hit; its about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward"
---Rocky Balboa

The more I try to follow Christ and allow Him to be the leader of my life, the more I find the above quote from Sylvester Stallone's character is relevant to my walk. The more steps I take on faith, the more punches I take. In Romans 7, Paul writes "For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh)nothing good dwells, for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice."

I have gone through some dark nights of the soul, searching for God, finding Him, and then letting Him slip through my fingers. Even still, when I fall, when I lose heart, faith, and courage to move on, when I lose sight of Him, there is always something that pulls me back to Him. He is there. He is faithful even in my wretchedness. Always pushing me to go just a little further.

I have been hit hard, I have been shaken, but I am standing. Beaten and bloodied, but still standing, still moving forward.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Disney 2010 in pictures...

Toddler Bed...

Well the time came for Gabriel to get a toddler bed so we just got this in a couple weeks ago. He loves to sit in it and watch his cartoons, if only he'd sleep the whole night in it....we'd be pretty happy. :-)