Thursday, November 20, 2008

All Done

This is Hannah doing her "All Done " sign!

We have entered a new stage in life and it is bittersweet. My baby is definitely not a baby anymore. It is amazing. Just 13 months ago she was just a little bundle who didn’t do much but eat, sleep and poop. Now she is walking, talking and full of curiosity. She is her own little person.

As a step into toddler hood, I decided to pack up the bottles. Hannah hasn’t used a bottle in a couple weeks and she doesn’t seem to miss it. I decided to stop using bottles a couple weeks ago after talking to a friend who is a pedialdontic (kid’s dentist) assistant. She told me about a couple kids she had worked on that day. She didn’t know I still used a bottle; she was just sharing about her day. It was sad. They did a root canal on a 2.5 year old who still drank out of a bottle. Her teeth were rotting because of the bottle. Sadness…

This encouraged me to take the leap. We had been doing bottles only morning and night and I thought it would be hard for her to give those up, but it really wasn’t. I think I cared more about it than she did, I liked that time of closeness. Hannah didn’t seem to mind at all. Instead of a bottle I give her a sippy cup now and we still cuddle while she drinks her milk.

She is such a big girl now, next thing I know she will be off to school.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

California Fires

My heart goes out to those in California facing fire danger as two (NOW 3 as of Sunday) major fires are running rampant. Thousands of people have evacuated their homes and over 950 homes have been destroyed.

However, I can't help to think this is happening for a reason. I think of Proposition 8 dealing with gay marriage. The majority of people in California voted to make same sex marriage illegal. Then people started marching and crying and whining. They are so blinded by their sin. They are all over the TV trying to convince the rest of the world that their sinful ways are right & just. I have heard some say it is their constitutional right to marry who they want.

I think of those who wrote the constitution. They must be rolling over in their graves. They did not design the constitution to promote sinfulness.

Over half of my family lives in California and I am thankful they are the Christians who have voted against same sex marriage. But it saddens me how so many of the people of California have forsaken God.

These fires remind me of Sodom & Gomorrah. Genesis is very clear that the sin of Sodom, homosexuality, brought on the destruction of the city. The Lord let fire and brimstone rain down on the city, all of it inhabitants, save Lot and his two daughters, were destroyed. I can’t help to think God has allowed these fires to wake or even warn the people of California to turn from their sinful ways.

Please be praying for those in California. Pray God will open their eyes to their wicked ways. Pray they will renounce their sinful ways & flesh and set their faces Heavenward. Pray for the Christians of California to not be complacent but to stand up for Godliness, to endure persecution for what is right & true.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cowgirl Hannah

Yesterday after church Hannah decided
to show her catepillar who was boss!
I thought she was going to flip it
but she wasn't about to get bucked off.

The View From My Window

Awh how I love hunting season...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Our Little Deer/Dear

Jeremy went hunting on Friday and brought home a nice buck.
Hannah wasn't too sure what to think of it.
She was more interested in watching the dogs try to get the deer.

Then she just wanted to go play in the mud! That's our girl!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Tennessee & Florida

Hannah and Kristi returned from a trip south last week. It was a blast. We spent time with both friends and family.

Hannah & Cousin Tanner in the bath!

Hannah & Abby playing with fish!

While in Tennessee we stayed with David, Jenn, Abby & Sydney.
It was a lot of fun.

Hannah started walking while in Tennessee. One day she just stood up and took off. She was having a hard time keeping up with her friend Abby, who now runs everywhere. So she decided it was time for her to start walking.

While in Tennessee we visited a pumpkin patch farm...

We went to the zoo...

We did some shopping...

We played at playgrounds...

We mostly just played all day long...

Then Hannah & Kristi took at 7.5 hour drive to Florida to visit Jeremy's parents. The drive was really good. No crying at all!! Hannah slept most of the trip and other times we sang songs, played peek-a-boo and she watched videos. It was a lot of fun.

In Florida Kristi went fishing (fish pictured above)

Hannah played with her cousins.

Got beat up by her cousin Tanner...

Played dolls with her cousin Delainey...

Laughed at her cousin Cody. Here with his fish...

We are glad to be home but we do miss our friends & family along with the sunshine! It has rained every single day since we got home :(

Nick Vujicic - Man with no arms or legs!

Neat YouTube video of God at work. How he can take the awful and turn it in to something wonderful!

Here is a link to info about Nick.