Wednesday, November 25, 2009

just a few pics of my loves in beautiful belize...


~With my beautiful babies in beautiful Belize~

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

my 20's are fading fast...

Well, I have less than 24 hours left before officially leaving my 20's behind!!! Several months ago...the thought of that made me extremely antsy (and even now I have to say, it wierds me out just a little!) But in the last few weeks, I've come to terms with it and decided to enter my thirties with a thankful heart! Especially since my birthday falls on Thanksgiving Day this year...that means I HAVE to be thankful for it, right!?!? :) And why not? I have SO SO SO much to be thankful for. God has blessed me in more ways than I ever deserved. He's been so good to me.

I'm thankful for my amazing parents who have always loved me, protected me, trained me in the ways of the Lord and been my best friends.

I'm thankful that God chose to heal me of a deadly kidney condition as an infant...if He hadn't miraculously intervened, I would not have experienced the last 30 years and I certainly wouldn't be typing this today!

I'm thankful for the Godly heritage that God blessed my family with.

I'm thankful for the great childhood I experienced. I realize that so many people don't get to fully enjoy growing up.

I'm thankful for my dream come the form of an adorable teenage boy that I've had a major crush on since I was 11 (and I "prophetically" [ :) ] told my mom when I was 12 that I would marry him!) That boy grew into an amazing man of God with a servant's heart and a genuine compassion for God's people. I've had the privilege of being "with" him now for half of my life (yep, 15 years!)...and we will celebrate 11 glorious years of marriage in a few weeks! I love him with every ounce of my heart and to say that I am so thankful for him is such an understatement! Thank you, Lord, for giving me the man of my dreams!

I'm thankful for the path that God set us on and the doors He opened for us along the way. It's been such a fantastic 11 years with Ryan...following God's direction. We're so happy with where he has brought us and of course we're so excited about what he has in store for our family's future!

I'm thankful for my sweet babies! Lynzi is such a smart, vivacious, creative and beautiful girl and Asher is a loving, sweet, hilarious and precious boy. I'm so glad God is in charge of designing our babies for us...he did it so perfectly!

I'm thankful for all of my family and friends! We have such an incredible family on all sides...from parents, in-laws, grandparents, brothers, sister-in-laws, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Also for our friends...some that we've known all our lives, some we've met along the way and some brand new!

What a blessed 30 years it's been. Thank you, Lord, for all you've done for me. I love you and will serve you all the days of my life! I'm excited about what the next 30 years will hold.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Halloween....2 1/2 weeks later!

Well, here we are...2 1/2 weeks after halloween and I am FINALLY getting a chance to post some pics of the cute little critters! I have a lot of updating to do, so here we go....

Mom and Dad came in for a spur of the moment trip the week of halloween because we were leaving for a Builders International trip and it would be a while before we'd see them again and they hadn't gotten to see Lynzi play in a soccer game they found a good deal and came! We had a really great time (as always)! Halloween was a crazy, busy, but super fun day. We were up early for Lynzi's last soccer game, then we went to her soccer team party, then headed home for naps. Then the kids got in their costumes and we headed to our church for a big festival called October 31st Party! It was really amazing and we could have stayed all day, but we headed back home after a little over an hour to hang out with our neighbors. They built a bonfire in their backyard and we roasted hot dogs before all bombarding our neighborhood to trick or treat together. Lynzi had several costume changes before halloween ever even arrived! First she was going to be a "ballet expert" (in her words)...apparently a ballet expert is different from a ballerina b/c she said she wasn't a ballerina. Well, come didn't matter because she changed her mind and wanted to dress in the poodle costume that's been haning in her closet for a year! Either way she was cute. There were all kinds of crazy and cute creatures in our are a few shots of our cuties.

~Panting Poodle~

~searching for treats~

~monkey treats~

~Grammi and PawPaw's little monkey man~

~Monkey and Daddy~

~Monkey and Mommy~

~Pretty Poodle and Monkey Doodle~