jacob turned three this past weekend. my, how time flies!! his birthday was friday, march 11, so we had a little birthday cake and let him open one of his presents that evening. then we had a birthday party with the rest of our family on saturday afternoon.
he is always wanting to use daddy's golf clubs so he was thrilled to have one of his own, just his size
with a little coaching from daddy to keep his eye on the ball, he was very proud to see he hit it very well
after that he had to do it all on his own
on saturday, the rest of the family came over to help celebrate jacob turning 3 years old. he couldn't get enough of opening presents that is for sure. he was very fun to watch!
jacob is always stealing everyone's keys, so grandma rose got him his very own set
we saved the big present for last.
i think the expression on his face revealed the excitement in his heart perfectly! you can watch it for yourself here.
after fun on the tractor settled down, we headed back inside for cake, ice cream and a little more birthday fun.
amanda's birthday was last week and it seemed that we celebrated all weekend. we had a small family party on her actual birthday which was thursday. then, she had friday off of school so i took her birthday shopping so she could pick out what she would like. it was also her year to have a birthday party with friends and she decided that she wanted to spend the night in a hotel with a few of her friends. so we continued the celebration on sunday night at the nearby sleep inn.
my baby girl is 12! :(
grandma still thinks she is a princess!
four very tired girls at breakfast after a very long night laughing, talking and playing games. i do not think that they went to sleep at all until the sun started to come up.
i think she enjoyed turning 12! it was a happy birthday weekend!
just some insights into my thoughts and feelings about my life and what God is revealing to me and how i am experiencing His grace and mercy in so many ways. please feel free to comment and share your heart here too. i'd love to hear from you. you never know whose life you just might touch with your insights as well.
My First Blog Entry March 27, 2009
laying my heart at the feet of Jesus well, here goes. not really sure how this is going to go but i do believe it is in my heart to begin to share some of the things that God is doing in my life and secrets that live in my heart. i've really been inspired by a blog that i have just begun to read by a young, sweet mommy (what she calls herself). happening upon her blog was not an accident but, i believe, a direction from the Lord. as i have read much of what she has written from her heart, i've been moved to tears and smiled a lot, enjoying partaking of what she has shared. wondering if anything that i have to share might move anyone as her writings have moved me, i thought that i just might let some of my heart be opened to those interested in hearing the secrets in the heart of a wife and mom who sometimes feels as if she might drown in the difficulties of raising five children if it weren't for my God who is ever so merciful and His Grace who is ever so powerful. as i write this, tears stream down my own face, thinking of some of the situations that i am laying at the feet of Jesus at this very moment in my life. this seems to make it plain to me that going forward with this new adventure of blogging may just be a way for God to continue to remind me of His love and His goodness toward me. open heart surgery, with God's love as the knife, that's kind of what it feels like. cutting away the dead, useless pieces and repairing it with His intense, unconditional love. i hope that a few people are touched and moved to sharing their lives as well by reading some of what i may reveal of myself as i continue to lay my heart at his feet and trust Him to keep it and make it whole.
i am a wife of 19 years to my wonderful husband, aaron. a mom of 6 precious children (josiah 17, rachel 16, olivia 14, amanda 12, jacob 3, & our newest addition, baby jonah, born may 18, 2011. my life is full and exciting as i depend upon God to empower me to take on the everyday tasks that are set before me. i love God with all my heart as He has revealed His amazing love for me. i love sharing many of the things He has shown me in a Bible study at my church. allowing Him to use me to unveil Truth is a very big part of my life. it is just all so "GOOD!"