"This is the day the Lord has made, I will REJOICE and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Straw Cup Drinker!!!!!

I am soooo excited to announce that we have a STRAW CUP DRINKER!!
The Cup that made a difference.
$1.44 at Wal*Mart
Drinking from his straw
I saw a blog post from another one of my sweet momma's in Christ about how she got her precious Angel boy to drink from a straw cup and after hearing her exciting news about straw drinking I wanted to give the "Juice Box" a try.

Thank You so much, Elisabeth for your Blog post!!

I got home this afternoon after buying the new cup and washed it out filled it with some cold water and put it to the test. The First time we put it in Hunter's mouth he thought he was suppose to chew on it, so we took it out of his mouth and gave him a second to refresh and then tried again. The second time we placed in his mouth and I gave it a gentle squeeze to get a little water in his mouth. It was a bit of a shocker to him. We then took it away from him and gave him another second to refresh. The Third time we gave another gentle squeeze and he started sucking through the straw!! Jarrod and I were grinning from ear to ear and let him continue on for about 10 minutes, well until he got the hiccups from drinking so much water.

I am so proud of our little guy!!
&& am Praising the Lord for another sweet blessing!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

My Little Cowboy

1 Corinthians 10:31
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God"

Monday, July 26, 2010

Our Weekend By Photos

Our Weekend By Photo's
This picture Captured Hunter's Joyfulness!! =D
My Stud.
Yes this is a picture of "Really babe, another picture"
But with that gorgeousness how can I resist??!!!!!
Sweet Poppy
Smily kid, playing at the Girls party!
The Sweet Minney ears!
The Precious Cake
Party Favors
Birthday girl, Miss Lila!!
Birthday Girl, Miss Ruby!!
Precious tu-tu's and DC's

We had such a sweet and enjoyable weekend!! I am so blessed!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

An Answered Prayer

Answered Prayer
My heart is rejoicing for my sweet brother and sister in law. After a long prayerfully waited 3 1/2 years of trying to conceive they were blessed to raise money for IVF. After a month full of praying, multiple shots, antibiotics and weekly sonograms they received the most glorious news that they are going to be PARENTS!

Ashley and Eric have laid there trust in the Lord for there every need. We will continue to pray that The Lord will keep them held tightly through this pregnancy.

We are beyond thrilled that The Lord answered this precious prayer that so many have prayed. They are overwhelmingly excited and give all the glory to God in this wonderful time.

The Precious Couple with there added blessing

1 Samuel 1:27
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.

Thank you sweet Savior.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Captured Moments By My New Lens

Captured Moments
Luke 9:23
And He was saying to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
My Amazing Gift
1 John 4:19
"We Love, Because He first loved us"
The AMAZING Gift Jarrod and I were rewarded with from Our Precious Savior
His smile just melts our hearts

My Husband is so sweet to me.
I have been wanting the new Canon 50mm lens for a little while now and I planned on saving up money here and there to get it, but Jarrod told me to go ahead and get it and enjoy it! He is so amazing and giving to me. I am truly blessed!

We ordered it Saturday evening and It arrived at my door at 5:05 yesterday evening!! I have already taken a few pictures with it and BOY OH BOY am I excited to get to know my new "friend".

Thank you Lord for the amazing Gifts you have given me! I am undeserving, yet you continue to show your grace to me. Praise the Lord

Monday, July 19, 2010

Marvelous Monday

A few pictures from Hunter's very own swing at home!!
He enjoyed it so much!
Sweet boy taking it all in.
It was so funny to watch him at the beginning of this. He was gripping on for dear life until he realized it was fun!! =D
Laughing with Daddy
Enjoying some outdoor fun with The Hursts!!
What a blessed weekend we had!
Praise the Lord.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

4 Little Chompers

We have 4 little teeth now!!

Much to my surprise this evening as we were on the way to my mother in laws I found out that my baby boy now has his 2 top teeth coming in! Now, all the tiredness, sleeping and cranky "only want mommy" stuff makes since!!


We were riding in the car to my mother in laws house and from the corner of my eye I thought I saw food in Hunter's mouth from just eating before we left the house, so I pulled up his lip to look and saw 2 top teeth coming in. They were significantly noticeable! I couldn't believe it!! 2 perfectly pearly white teeth about to break through!!! I check his gums pretty regularly to look for new teeth and haven't seen the smallest sight of any new teeth until this evening!! WOW! My baby is growing up too quickly!!

Hunter now has 4 teeth!! What a sweet blessing for this evening!!

Pictures coming soon!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Little "Trickster"

My Little "Trickster"

I sat on the computer to upload a few new pictures and I heard Hunter making a grunt type sound and look down to find him chewing on one of his wipes. (A clean one of course.) I couldn't figure out how in the world he got to it since it was a good ways away from him.

I took it from him and then placed it out of his reach to see how he got it and this is what I found. A few of the times that I did this he was so determined to get that wipe that I thought he was surely going to go crawl for it.

He is a little Trickster. I gotta be even more careful of what I place near him now!!
Baby Proofing here we come!!

What a exciting new achievement... Praise The Lord!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

.Richly Blessed.

My Life has been richly blessed
I was given the such amazing gift. A sweet godly/sincere/loving/sacrificial husband
The Lord sweetly blessed my womb and gave us a precious son.
Watching him grow
precious little smiles that melt our heart
Perfectly made little feet.
Oh, how I love his feet!
The Sweet face that God sculpted with his hands. A face that We look at daily and think "Wow, what a perfect little boy"

My life has been richly blessed.
I am brought to my knees daily with all the things I have to be thankful for.
Thank you Lord for being so sweet to me and blessing me with the most amazing Husband and son.

Rejoicing in the Lord for his Grace.

Scripture to Meditate On:
Colossians 3:17-17
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wordless (video) Wednesday

yes I know, my title says "Wordless" but I had to explain a little. =D

I haven't been diligent at getting videos up lately
I figured one was due.

We are so very proud of all the achievements that Hunter has made! We continue to encourage his curiosity and strive for more.

The Crawling position to sitting, Clapping and Waving!!

What a sweet blessing we have been given!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Prayers for The Cardiologist's Check-up.

I come to you this evening to ask for prayers!

Please keep Hunter in your prayers tomorrow, we have his 6 month cardiologist checkup since his open heart surgery. There is no reason for concern, He's doing fantastic. It's just a little nerve wracking. They will do another Echocardiogram and an EKG to see how things have healed and to see how everything is looking.

We love our Cardiologist and think he is just fantastic but I'm Praying that we get a clear report and that we won't have to go back for another year.

We want to thank you for all the prayers you have prayed for our family this far! God has blessed us so much.

Freedom In Christ, Happy 4th of July!

Our 4th of July in Pictures!

The "Freedom" cake I made for 4th of July!

Hunter and His doggy "freedom"

Mommy and Hunter
Rocking with momma... He's going to have muscles of steel pretty soon.
Pure Joy
The Look on Hunter's face was PRICELESS!
"Come on Dad, let me show you strong my muscles are"
Pictures of my boys bring such Joy to me.
Clapping and so excited!!
I am one blessed woman!
This picture melts my heart! My Guys are HEART BREAKERS!
I have been blessed beyond measure!!
Thank you Lord for all of your sweet mercies and THANK YOU for paying the ultimate price to set a wretched sinner like me free!!

My Strong Boy Rolling Over Again!

Down Syndrome Awareness

My sister posted this on her facebook page and its raising awareness for Down Syndrome! Praise The Lord! I have been given the biggest blessing to raise a Down Syndrome little boy and I strive everyday for Him to be given every possibility! Hunter is thriving every single day and is amazing me more and more! He is so strong! Our Doctors are in Awe of him!! My sweet savior has blessed us so incredibly much!