Saturday, June 30, 2012

Splash ZONE!!!

 The boys had a blast in this little pool in our front yard!
They splashed and threw water up in the air with the buckets...
 Jonah had a spray bottle.

Jacob had on goggles....guess he didn't want any water in his eyes.
 The water was really cold so Justus wasn't a big fan of getting splashed so much.
 It's just been so HOT here in Georgia and this is the best way to cool off fast!
 Justus thought the leaves were chips if ya know what I mean...

 When it was time for nap I wrapped him up in this cute little Nemo towel and I guess he's never seen the
 movie because he pitched a fit!!!

But overall it was a fun day and I'm sure we'll refill the pool and do that many more times between now and winter.




Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday Jaron!

Well I cannot believe that our son Jaron is seven years old today. On this day seven years ago God changed our lives for the better. He showed us how to truly love unconditionally, not just our child but anyone. We are all made different and seeing past the flesh to the person inside is something we all need to learn to do more.

 Jaron has taught me to have more patience and how to trust God more too. He is growing up and we are so proud of him. He still struggles with eating and gaining weight but I hope and pray that will all change. He's small for his age but smarter than most his age. He's stronger than you can imagine and fearless!

Where would we be today without Jaron, I cannot imagine if I had aborted him like the doctor suggested that day. What a horrible thing to do just because he had a cleft lip. He was growing inside me and I loved him no matter what he looked like. His heart was beating and I was feeling him kicking. I wouldn't have been able to live with myself.

Look at him now....so happy and handsome!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Help from the Father...

  
This life is not easy and we cannot do it on our own. But it can be made much easier if we let our Father guide us along the way....

 There will be a lot of uphill battles and He'll be there to help us make it through...
 You might feel like you're about to fall but He's right there every step of the way...
 And other times He lets us try on our own standing close by in case we fall....
 Once we figure things out He lets us go alone but He's always watching....
 It might get hard again and you might struggle....
So just call on Him and He'll be there to help you through it....

(This was Jacob's first time learning to cut the grass)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I've been busy...

...but of course you can tell that by looking at the pictures at the top of my blog.

Babysitting children in our home has always been something I did to make a little extra money...until recently when I quit.

I babysat a little girl for 2 years and her parents were so inconsistant and never communicated so I never knew what to expect. I had to let it go. The stress was not worth the little bit of money I made.

Soooo I have recently started selling things online to help make ends meet. It's been taking up a lot of my spare time (like I really have any). What I really mean is I stay up too late....I am selling things that we would normally put in a yard sale but don't feel like sitting out in this heat all day. It's easier to sell in the comforts of my air conditioning.

Sorry I haven't been blogging as much but now you know why. I have taken a few pictures and will try to post them soon.

My contacts are dried to my eyes and I need to brush my teeth and go to bed....so GOOD~NIGHT!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Near Death Experience!

Well after venturing out to Wal-mart with all the boys we made it back to the van and everyone got in the van safely without being run over. As I loaded the groceries my buggy was shoved into my hip. I turned to see the car beside mine with it's reverse lights on....OMGOSH she was backing up! Thank God all my boys were in the van. She felt the jolt of hitting my buggy and rolled down her back window to apologize. I made sure to let her know how upset I was by saying "I'm glad it was the buggy and not me!" She said "I saw you there but...." I said "Thank God my four boys are in the van already!" Again she apologized and as I got into my car reality sunk in. I could have been killed right there in that moment in front of my children. That would have been so awful and so traumatic. Jaron said "Mommy if she ran over you how would we get home?" I said "She would have to call 911 and the police would come"

What a horrible thing to think about...Seeing your mother being ran over. I recently read an article in the news about a 12 yr old girl accidently running over her mother and killing her. Her mom asked her to move their car forward as she stood behind it. She instructed her 12 year old to get in the driver seat and push the gas pedal. The girl accidently put it in reverse and ran over her own mom. What a horrible thing to have to live with. And she had younger siblings too. 

This world is just getting worse everyday. The Bible tells us that these are all signs that Jesus' return is getting closer. I hope you are ready to meet Him.

Terri Cote

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Memories...

When we put the boys to bed I always go in and have a little talk with each of them for a min or two. Jaron told me tonight he remembers being in my belly. He said "I have a super memory!" I said "Was it dark in my belly?" and he said "Yeah it was kinda scary..."

Jacob said "I remember when I was 2 yrs old and you chase me with some yucky medicine I had to take". His memory amazes me at 9 years old he can remember so much and he'll tell you the year or sometimes the month it happened. One day he said "Remember when I was potty training and accidently pooped in my underwear and it got on the carpet!" NASTY I know but if you have kids I'm sure this happened at your house too. Be honest. How does he remember that I potty trained him when he was TWO.

These smart boys take after their daddy. He has a fantastic memory and can tell me what a preacher preached years ago at church. He remembers faces and names better than me. He remembers our countries wars and years they happened. It's really unbelievable!

I do have some memories of my own and lately I've been thinking a lot about my youth group I was in when I was in highschool. We had so much fun hanging out together and doing things as a church youth group. God is working on the youth at our church now and I am excited to see what He's gonna do. We are so happy to have found a church we feel comfortable in and God's saving people and we're staying busy in His work.

There's so much to do and so little time~before He comes back!

Hebrews 10:25

"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

Terri Cote