Monday, September 29, 2014

Birthdays, Baby Showers, Kings and Another Continent

October is just two days away and I still find our calendar just as busy as it was during the Summer. How does this happen? Does life ever slow down? Granted, we are home Sunday-Thursday nights usually just the 5 of us but every.single.weekend. is filled with company or out of town trips from now through Christmas almost. And it started 2 weeks after school! Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE having people visit us and we LOVE to visit. But it just seems like our life never stops being...busy. Maybe January and February will be slow and quiet months for us. Maybe. And maybe, just maybe, if we didn’t have all these things going on in our lives we would be bored and I’d be blogging about how we never get to DO anything and how bored I am. Haha!!

Anyway, the twins have their big birthday party this Saturday. I say big because we decided to do an “event” party and are giving them one at the YMCA in the gymnastics room. It is gonna be a fun day and they are oh so excited! I am making the cakes again, so stay tuned for that drama. You know I always represent in the cake drama department :)

Next Saturday I am helping to give a baby shower for my sister in law, Angela and even though I am not looking forward to the drive I am really excited for the shower! We’ve been brain storming really hard on it and it’s gonna be fab! And it’s always so exciting to celebrate a new little someone being born into the family, especially the FIRST for a new mama and especially when it’s the little brother and his wife who have celebrated 7 nieces and nephews being born into this world. It’s their turn now! We can’t wait!!

Oh and I can’t forget how I volunteered myself to go and read with some 1st graders on a regular basis once or twice a week and how my darling baby boy (that has paws for hands and feet now) was nominated for King “of the whole school” by his class mates again and how I decided that I had to let him do it this year since he was nominated last year and I didn’t let him do it cause it just to much work. But I’m a sucker for punishment so you can find me between now and October 18th on the middle school hall selling pizza at break time in the hopes that those hungry middle school boys will buy enough pizza to crown my son King. Hahahaha!!! More on that to come, don’t worry!

My daddy is heading out for his 6th trip to Africa on the 12th of October. It always leaves me with  apprehensive to think of him going over there but especially so this time it light of all the crazy, dangerous evils and illness that are taking place in that direction right now. We all got to spend some time with him last week and it did all of us a lot of good to see him before he goes, so I am very thankful for that. And I am very thankful for his faithfulness to minister to our people over there. His steadfastness in the faith is very humbling. But I will be glad when this trip is over and he is back home where our lives are still quiet and peaceful. Pray for him, please. For his safety and health as well as for the Brother that will be making the trip with him. And for the brothers and sisters in Christ that they will be ministering to.


Anonymous said...

CrAzY BuZy is the name of a book your dad's been reading... Not sure who the author is??? Was it you?!

You have a double whammy by being a pastor's wife and a "mom"! Just enjoy your life as much as you can because before you can turn around, they'll all be gone...

Ditto about your sweet dad and my sweet hubby...
Hugs from Nonie

Anonymous said...

P.S. This is your Dad's 8th trip to Africa.

I share your sentiment exactly and in doing so, told him last night as we sat out in the front that I REALLY dread this trip and will be SO glad when he's back. Especially in light of the fact that he has been suffering from fatigue!

He sat, very still, puffing on his pipe...(I wondered if he heard me) then he quoted this scripture:

nuff said!

Anonymous said...

Well! Don't know where my scripture went~

IICor 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, tha the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us...


Becky said...

HOW MUCH PIZZA DO I NEED TO BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????