Friday, October 28, 2016

Just Do It . . . With the Strength God Provides!

Do you have the gift of helping others?
 Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies.
Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ.
All glory and power to him forever and ever!
1 Peter 4:11

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Happy 10th Birthday Joseph!

(And also our 10th anniversary celebration of our Almighty God saving
 Joe and I both from certain death that fateful day, two months before his due date!)  
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Joe's birthday breakfast request:
strawberry crepes!
We were so blessed to have Lydia join us for breakfast!
And she brought me a pumpkin pie spice latte to celebrate the day!
What a special treat!
After breakfast, she took Timothy and Joseph out for both of their birthday outings.
They had a full day of fun shopping and being treated to a special stop at the frozen yogurt store!!
One of Joseph's gifts he bought with birthday money are these two beauties . . .
 Birthday dinner request:
chicken pot pie!
And we were blessed to have both Richie and Lydia for dinner! : -)
Thanks for joining us!
We had so much fun!
 Present time!

 Death by chocolate cake!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Two Things That Will Last Forever . . .

 . . . . God's Word and precious souls.
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(Pictures by Valerie!)
 "We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
 "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God!"
1 John 3:1
 " . . . God's kindness leads you toward repentance."
Romans 2:4b
 "But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy."
Titus 3:4
 "Preach the Word . . . correct, rebuke and encourage . . . with great patience and careful instruction."
2 Timothy 4:2
 "Let the little children come to me . . ."
Mark 10:13-16
 "This is how we know what love is:
Jesus Christ laid down his life for us."
1 John 3:16
 "And do not forget to do good and to share with others,
for with such sacrifices, God is pleased."
Hebrews 13:16
"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."
2 Corinthians 3:17 
 "We who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged.  We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure."
Hebrews 6:18-19
 "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is see is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Thursday, October 20, 2016

We Were Recently Asked . . .

 . . . how was your weekend?
And we answered  . . . "LIFE ALTERING . . .how 'bout you?!" ;-)
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Yes, indeed, we've had a monumental change in our home!!
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The addition of two new little ones to our family!
A four-year old boy and a 2 1/2 year-old girl!
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(We aren't able to share any more details for now!)
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Thanks so much to Valerie for many of these pictures!

 You'll see in many of these pictures that G. absolutely adores Anna the Aussie!

 They got to meet Richie and Lydia soon into their settling in here!

 Meeting the puppies!
 Aww . . .getting a kiss from Kyle!


   Lydia made caramel covered apples dipped in lots of yummy m and m's and other ymmy things!

Helping me open a couple birthday presents!
 Enjoying the ice-cream treats Kyle treated everyone to the first night they were with us!
Cuddling at bedtime! 

 Making cupcakes with Caroline! : -)

Game time!
  Kyle gave everyone rides on his new mower!
 Kite flying . . .without any wind! ;-)

  Lots of book reading going on!
 And it didn't take very long to get them atop Victoria's horse Bree!
They LOVED their ride!

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