Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I feel so moved to post all of the amazing things that God has done in the last few days. I am SO thankful to have witnessed them (mostly though the Internet). I am confident that God moves in peoples lives... we just have to make sure our eyes are opened enough to see it happen. Here is a list of the amazing things that I have witnessed this week...
  • Luke's blood work came back normal.
  • My friend Becky's sister and brother in law will get to return to the US after being in Benin Africa. They have adopted a little girl from Benin, and are waiting for her visa to be completed click here to read about how God has worked in there lives.
  • I mentioned a little baby a while ago named Ethan Powell. I know most of you read his blog and are aware of his situation. Yesterday he had a clean spinal tap, free of cancer cells. The doctors made it clear to his parents that they would more than likely have to take there son home to die... but they are faithful, and Ethan will get to have a bone marrow transplant now. Click here to read about Ethan.
  • Two more miracle babies that I have seen God work through: here and here.

I hope that these people and there stories will encourage you like they have encouraged me.

So do not fear, for a I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Monday, June 18, 2007

Praise... and updates.

Luke's blood work came back normal!!! The nurse and pediatrician are confused by this, but I am confidant that God heard our prayers!

  • In other news: Our air conditioner got fixed!

  • I had SO much fun on my birthday (Saturday). We had dinner with friends at the Rain Forest cafe on Friday night, a fun dinner at home with friends on Saturday night, and a great cookout with our small group on Sunday night! A very great weekend!

  • Jeff got a new driver (golf) for Fathers day... he loves it. (He should though, he picked it out!)

  • I haven't seen the spider since our photo shoot.

  • Jeff and I leave for Puerto Vallarta a week from today!!!!!

Here are a few pictures from last night of Claire having a BLAST with her bff "Benjum" (Benjamin).

How sweet is this?

The next two pictures give you a hint that Claire thinks it's normal to ride in the car and talk on the phone... I wonder how she learned that? :)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Are you kidding?

So, the last few days have been very eventful. I will tell you about them in a list, because otherwise I could go on and on.

  • Our air conditioner went out on Wednesday night. Not acceptable in Texas... but it is fixed now.

  • Jeff discovered a HUGE tarantula outside of our upstairs guest bedroom window. Every thing is bigger in Texas right? Claire was fascinated, I was horrified.

  • On Monday I took Luke in for his 12 month check up... usually those are no big deal. The MD found funny spots on his tummy, she called the petechael hemorrhaging (broken blood vessels). She sent us for blood work on Tuesday. Wednesday we found out that his kidney functions are not good. She is sending us back for more blood work in the morning to find out if it was a false test. Anyway... Jeff and I are both concerned, and we would love it if you would join us in praying for Luke. I believe that God is the ultimate healer. If there is something wrong with Luke's kidneys, I believe that God can heal them. I will post when I know more. Until then enjoy these frightening pictures.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Farmer Claire

This spring Claire and I planted a tomato, lettuce and flowers. Today when we went out to play Claire got to pick her first tomato... she was very proud!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Say what?

Today at lunch Claire and I had an all out battle over eating. She refused. She used to be such a great eater, wait... she IS a good eater if Jeff is around. Anyway... I was trying very hard not to get upset with her. I said something like"Claire put the food in your mouth and chew it!". She responded with "Mom, if my mouth is closed I CANNOT eat my lunch!!!" Then she clamped her teeth together and smiled really big! AGGHH- so frustrating, yet SOO funny. When she says things like that I cannot help but laugh. A few more Claire quotes for you...

  • "Mom, I wuv Jesus and Winney the Pooh."

  • "Mom, take wuke (Luke) over there. I don't want him here."

Since Luke can't talk yet I will just post a few pictures of him!

Mr. Personality getting a haircut!

Luke loves to swim!!!

Hey Mom! This is a boat right?