In Your unfailing love You will lead the people You have redeemed. In Your strength You will guide them to Your holy dwelling. Exodus 15:13

Friday, July 17, 2009

A First

Klaire waved back to me today for the first time ever in her 16 months of life!

She does love me!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


This evening we headed out to Joe D and Janice's house to see their longhorns. Joe D is my Aunt Gene and Uncle Joe's son from Texarkana. He has the longhorns as a hobby out behind their home in the country. We love getting to see them and wish we could see them more often!

Karoline has been talking about these cows for the last two weeks! Aunt Gene has been telling her all about calves and how they get their milk. I guess she is old enough for that talk?! Ha! Karoline was very proud of the fact that she identified the calves nursing. :)

Klaire let Joe D hold her from the moment we arrived. She was taken by his sweetness I think! He just loved on her. She even let him hold her while he fed the cows some dog biscuits.

Karoline wanted to be held most of the time. She talked big about wanting to touch and ride the cows but when the offer came she passed. Klaire was not afraid at all. In fact, the only time she fussed was when one of the cows "moo-ed" unexpectedly at her. Just a little startle!

The girls snacked on yummy crackers while they roamed the yard! Who knew my girls loved saltines? We played with their three puppies in the grass. Klaire played on the stairs to the deck more times than I could count. Karoline was shy and really didn't get too rowdy.

Thanks for letting us come out to visit! We love ya'll!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I have been so faithful to take pictures for posts and even start the post itself but I for some reason cannot get them downloaded and completed. All in time I guess...

Here's the down low...

-Karoline surgery went well. She never made a sound that it even hurt. The burn marks looked gross but fell out without a hitch. K has been eating and drinking everything in sight. From the moment she came out of surgery, she has NOT drooled once...she has slept with her mouth closed and breathed through her nose...sleeps great...we can understand her words! It's like she learned 500+ new words in surgery. Her little voice is alot higher pitch though.

-We had a FANTASTIC time in Mexico! I got a tan! First one in 4 years! This trip is deserving of several when I get back home I will have to really designate a few posts...Our friend Greg Whaley, posted the pictures on Facebook if you want to see them now...
Let's just say that I totally fell in love with Jared all over again!

-We had a youth of the 90's reunion from church in Tyler. It was really fun to see some faces that we hadn't seen in quite awhile.

-We are spending a couple of weeks with my grandparents in Texarkana while J is travelling for Jesus. I never sleep when J is away. I try. Just doesn't happen.

-Karoline is a permanent fixture in bed with me now. Don't know how well this will pan out.

-Klaire, oh Klaire. She is the cutest thing EVER! She still doesn't say anything we can understand but she talks constantly. We are battling a horrible diaper rash right now. Her tummy doesn't like the traveling apparently.

-I get my wisdom teeth out when we return from Texarkana.

-School is getting ready to be back in session and I feel out of place that I am not going. Don't get me wrong. I am glad that I will be at home. It's just doesn't feel like me yet. The Lord is working on me here.

-J is starting a new position at the church starting in August. He will be doing all worship and no youth. This has been one of those decisions that I have felt the Lord's hand on without question. I have really loved watching J walk with Him during this transistion. I will be moving into preschool ministry. I have never done preschool, really nervous.

I really hope to update with pictures when I get home.


Saturday, July 4, 2009


The McRae family is asking for prayers across the world for their sweet daughter Kate. This video describes some of what they are going through.

Let's bow down low for her...