Saturday, April 29, 2006

Easter Pictures

We had a fun Easter weekend a couple of weeks ago. I look forward to Hayley and Jack truly understanding the meaning in a few more years. Mimi and Poppy got them the matching outfits. The weekend after Easter, Hayley and I had the yucky stomach bug while Tra was out of town. Thank you again to Julia and Holly who came to my rescue when it hit Hayley and I was having to feed Jack and console her every 30 minutes or so. Tra came home early from his guys' weekend of canoeing/camping and I have never been so
happy to see him. We thought he dodged the bullet, but he was hit with it this morning. That thing is brutal. I haven't been that sick for as long as I can remember. Next weekend my youngest sister is graduating from St. Edward's University in Austin! I'm excited because we're going down and so are Angie and Adam (my other sister and brother in law who live in California)! We haven't seen them since Christmas and I miss them a lot. My granddad is also headed down as well as my cousin Erin and her husband Heath! It will be the first time my family has all been together at the same time since my grandma's funeral in December and before that I think it was August at Erin and Heath's wedding. Hopefully everyone will be well and we'll have a special weekend!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Adalyn Kate!!

We have had quite a busy month! Our first niece/cousin made her debut in Houston on April 13 around 12:15am. This is precious Adalyn Kate Booth! She is so beautiful---just like her mommy. She was 6 lbs 11 oz and 20 1/2 inches long. Aly is doing so great. She was out walking 2 miles the week after she had Adalyn. We are sooooo excited because Matt starts his new job in DALLAS this coming Monday! Whooo hooooo! Our first nephew, Scout, should be here in early June. We can't wait to get him here so we can all play together!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Fields of Grace

"The heart of salvation is the Cross of Christ. The reason salvation is so easy to obtain is that it cost God so much. The Cross was the place where God and sinful man merged with a tremendous collision and where the way to life was opened. But all the cost and pain of the collision was absorbed by the heart of God. " --Oswald Chambers

Yesterday afternoon I was cooking dinner at 2:00 while Hayley was napping and Jack was just hanging out in his bouncy seat when the song, ". . . dancing with my Father God in fields of grace. . ." came on. How can you NOT dance when you hear that song?? I am SO NOT one to dance either. But yesterday, I know it was the Spirit prompting me to put down my spoon, turn the stove to low heat, pick up my baby boy and dance with our Father! It was the sweetest time as I had the privilege of bringing my son before the Lord and dance---all 3 of us---in our living room. As I put Jack down after the song was over I was overcome with thankfulness and such JOY for all that God has blessed me with. To name a few---my husband and precious children, both of our families who love each other and love Christ and share that common bond, so many friends who also encourage me and share in my joys and sorrows, Tra's health after the year of pain he suffered through, a church home to belong to and serve Christ in and raise our children in. Those are just a few. Sometimes I get down on myself for not having a "quiet time" every day, and even though I believe that is important to work on, God showed me that times like I had yesterday with Him are just as important. It is so awesome that with ALL of His children somehow He makes time just for me. It makes me want to be on the look out for more "meetings" with Him b/c in the busyness of the day it's easy to miss them!