Friday, December 28, 2012

Crating Day!

The crate has come and gone!  We were able to get everything that we had packed PLUS we had extra space that we were scrambling to fill up at the last minute.  So relieved that it is finished.






Christmas 2012

Reading the Christmas story...

Stockings!


Unwrapping gifts...

 At MeeMee's with the cousins...

Christmas Eve 2012






End of the World Marathon - Kingwood, TX

On December 21st, Jeff finished his second marathon.  He ran 28 miles in 5 hours and 8 minutes - coming in 100 out 334.  Yes, I did say 28 miles.  The course was longer than 26.2 miles.  
It seemed that everyone coming off the race felt those extra 2 miles!



 Below are the faithful 3 who braved 35 degree weather on race day morning.


Jeff is finishing the race with a smile!

Birthday and a Half

My father in law's birthday was December 14th.  Levi's MeeMee and Aunt thought that Levi needed a birthday party also since his sisters got to celebrate their birthdays in the States, so Levi got to celebrate his half birthday with his Papaw.




Christmas Fun

Yes, again, I am catching up on pictures.  A few weeks ago, we got to get together with two of my favorite girlfriends and their families.  All the kids got together to decorate and assemble a gingerbread train.  They had lots of fun - eating and decorating.







Saturday, December 1, 2012

Week of Prayer for International Missions

December 2nd begins the Week of Prayer 
for International Missions.

Day 1 is Egypt.

Please click HERE to see what God is doing in Egypt and 
how you can be involved in what He is doing there.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Do You Hear It, Too?


After 3 years in Zambia, we have been back in the States for 5 months.  We have only about 5 weeks to go before we return back to the mission field.  I was concerned when we returned that America would call to me and even though we have enjoyed so many aspects of these United States, I am relieved to say that it is time that we return to Zambia.  

I hear the Lord calling me and He is calling me to Himself.  He has kept that call strong through these months in the States.  It has not wavered.  We have recently had a change of ministry in Zambia and this has thrown me into a dark whirlwind of questioning the Lord.  WHY has He done this?  Does He really KNOW what He is doing?  HOW can He expect me to move?  Why don't I WANT to do what the Lord has told us to do?  One of the ways that I am working through this is to set my whole heart on Jesus and not focus on where I am or what I am doing.  It's only Jesus that matters.  He has been so patient with me and for that, I am extremely grateful.  

These words from Dennis Jernigan have been flowing through my mind and thoughts lately and I continue to pray that no matter what, where or why - I will continue to heed His call to Himself and continue to trust that He is now and will always be my all in all.  I pray that you also hear Him calling, calling you to Himself.  Open our ears, Lord, that we may all hear...

You are my strength when I am weak
You are the treasure that I seek
You are my all in all
Seeking You as a precious jewel
Lord, to give up I'd be a fool
You are my all in all

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More About the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

video

Please support Southern Baptist Missionaries all over the world by giving to the
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

www.imb.org
-click the Lottie Moon tab
-click 'Give Now'

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 2012

Please remember to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to support Southern Baptist missionaries all over the world.  More than 60% of our total support comes from this annual offering.  Every penny you give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering will go to Southern Baptist missionaries all over the world.  If you are not a part of a Southern Baptist church, then you can go to www.imb.org, click 'Lottie Moon' at the top menu and then click on 'Give Now'.  
Everyone one of us covet your prayers and are so grateful for your support.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Zoe's 8th Birthday

Zoe wanted a safari birthday for her 8th birthday.  So we did what we could for her.  She also specifically requested binoculars and a magnifying glass for her presents, so that is what she got.  
We are so proud of our Zoe!






More Catching Up...

The girls finished soccer.  They had a great time this year




Catching Up...

I'm trying to catch up on some pictures from the last couple of months.  
These pictures are from the Rice Festival.  



Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cuzzins!

Just took this picture today at my in-laws 50th Wedding Anniversary.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

We've Got A New Creation

On August 29th (Jeff's birthday), Zoe accepted Christ as her Savior.  
Today, she was baptized.




Soccer Saturday

The girls' first soccer game was yesterday.  Both girls did a great job.  

 Great kick, Zoe!

Below, running with the pack - chasing that ball...

A very cute spectator (x2)...

As I look at my camera, it looks like I didn't get any pictures of Hadassah.  Don't know what happened there.  I'll post some after her next game.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Then and Now

After Florida, we got to swing by Mississippi to see some great friends.  The last time we were there was on our way to Zambia in April, 2009.  We thought it would be fun to take another picture of the kids after 3+ years.  

When I see this picture, one of the first things that I notice is all the gangly legs.  They have sure grown up in 3 years.

Below is Kayla and Hadassah - after a few minutes, they remembered that they were really long, lost friends.  
So sad that our life is all about hellos and goodbyes...

Still in Florida...

After Disney, we got to spend some time with my dad and stepmom.  
Yay for family!

A Few Magical Days...

We just returned from our Disneyworld Vacation.  We had a magical, whirlwind few days at the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.  
Here are a few pictures...