Thank you Lord for...

...a husband that truly shows me sacrificial love. I understand the love of Christ more fully thru my wonderful marriage to Keith.
...three boys that remind me to live life to the fullest. They constantly give me reasons to praise God. They also give me reason to "pray without ceasing." I am reminded thru them that I am in desperate need of God's strength to make it thru each day.
...getting to be a stay-at-home mom. I can't imagine not getting to be with them everyday to see what new milestones they have achieved developmentally or hear what thoughts are rolling around in their heads.
...a mom that loves me so unconditionally and who loves my husband and children with the same depth of love.
...a mom and dad (thru marriage) who model great financial stewardship, a life-long commitment to each other, and a love for their grandchildren that we hope to repeat.
...many other things that I don't have time to blog about because my husband is rushing me out the door and I'm really slow at this!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Typical sights at our home

Here are three reminders to Keith and I every morning to thank God for His creation.

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139.13-14

I thought it would be fun to post some pics of what the boys do during the day for fun.

They love anything to do with hitting balls. Both Kade and Kamden have pretty good aim for their age. I love Kamden's "bat." A hammer, golf club, loaf of french bread, and broom have all been used as bats during the past week.

Here they are playing dress up with daddy's hats.

What more could two little boys (and one big boy) want than a big box that you can use as a fort?
I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving. This holiday is so special because it gives us a special time to set aside to reflect on the gifts that we have been given and to praise the Giver of all good things.


Kale turns 3 months!

Here are a couple of pics of Kale taken the past couple of days. He is really getting control of his head movement now. He can officially sit in his Bumbo seat for a little while without his head flopping backwards. He loves to grab whatever objects he can find in his lap and put them in his mouth for a taste. He still loves his thumb which we find precious. He truly is the easiest baby I have ever seen. He even wakes up for his first morning feeding with a smile on his face. The only time he is not happy is in the car. He screams so loud that you think something is dreadfully wrong, but no, as soon as you get him out of his carseat, he is back to smiling and cooing.

Here, he is watching his brothers try on all of daddy's hats. I will try to post pictures of them in Keith's hats tomorrow.
hmmm, let me think about that....
just chillin', wathing my brothers play...
I think he was carrying on a conversation with his granny here...or maybe just looking at her - that's brings a laugh by itself...just kidding mom.
Just in case some of you didn't know, Keith has starting posting his devotionals again on his Authentic Walk blog. I have always loved getting to read how God was challenging him and then also be challenged myself thru the same passage. It's really good stuff if you have a chance to check it out.


Halloween Pics

We began the evening setting up to pass out hot dogs and drinks to all our neighbors while they were trick-or-treating. We have two reasons for beginning this tradition: 1. to celebrate Kade's birthday and 2. to get to know our neighbors better. Here is Keith grilling the hallo-weenies :)Here is our favorite Batman and Superman waiting to go get candy.
Kamden thought that since he was Bat-man, he should have a bat. Seems like pretty good logic to me. And I don't know what Kade had just done, but he totally looks like he just got caught.
And we're off to go trick-or-treating while daddy stays and grills more hallo-weenies.
We actually got this pumpkin outfit for Kade before he was born assuming he would be here before the 31st. Since they don't allow trick-or-treating at the hospital for the newborns, Kade never got to wear his first costume. But that's o.k., because his newest brother, Kale, got to wear the costume for his first Halloween.
...and we're back to look (and taste) the loot we got from our sweet neighbors.
What a fun day! Kade and Kale taking a little rest before baths and bedtime.