Monday, August 31, 2009

The Mom Mobile

Since adding kiddo Number 3 almost 1 year ago, it has been apparent that we were eventually going to need a bigger vehichle. We had been looking at everything from suv's to minivans. I have never loved the idea of a minivan, but I was willing to give one a try. It was kinda frustrating trying to find the best compromise between seating, safety, fuel economy, and price.

After much looking and comparing online I had found the SUV I wanted, but the price was still a little steep. I have no doubt that God knows what we need before we even ask or think it, and His will is to bless those who love Him.

This past weekend we were over in Cortez to run some errands, when we passed a dealership that happened to have one of the SUV's on the lot. So we stopped to take a look at one up close. The marked price was a lot lower that anything we had seen in our looking. We talked to the dealer (Who is an long time family friend) to see if there was anything wrong with it etc.

We took it out for a little drive and discussed looking into getting it. After coming up with a situation that we knew would not but us in a financial bind (those are not fun) we went back and told the dealer that we were interested. Before even starting any paperwork, he looked at my husband and told him that for us he would automatically take $1500 off the price, This was such an amazing blessing! This price for this vehicle was unheard of.

Needless to say we were able to get it and not feel a crunch in our finances at all. God is so great, and He cares about what we need and want. Here is a pic of the new Mom Mobile. Yes this is it's new name. It is a 2000 Ford Excursion. It seats 8 people, has a good safety rating, gets decent fuel economy, and decent miles for the year also.. And just for added bonus it has all leather heated seats with several little extra other features. Thank you Jesus!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Felicity's Baptism

Yesterday my sweet little Felicity was baptized. It was such an awesome day. As her Mommy I can say that there is nothing quite as wonderful as watching your child make the most important choice that they they will in their whole life.

It is not what they will be when they grow up, or who they will marry. It is the choice to follow Jesus, and totally give their life and destiny over to Him. As I raise my kids to fear and love God, it is my deepest desire that they will each one come to this place in their life where they choose it for themselves.

Now I am praying for the strength and wisdom to guide her in this walk that she has chosen. I know with absolute certainty that God has an amazing plan and destiny on her life. I am honored to be His choice to walk her through it.

We bought her a new big girl Bible, and I bookmarked and underlined Jeremiah 29:11 for her as a proclamation over her life.
"For I know the plans I have for you,"declares the Lord,"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

We celebrate all the important milestones is our kid's lives, birthdays, first day of school, graduations, marriage. To me this should trump all the rest. It determines not only their earthy destiny, but their eternal one as well.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Baby Boy

I thought it would be nice to do an update on our little man Sean. He has grown leaps and bounds this summer. It is hard for me to realize that he will be one year old here in just a few weeks. We recently gave him a big boy haircut, ant it has made his little personality come even more alive. I have so enjoyed this past year with him. The baby stage goes by too fast. I will cherish every moment have had, snuggling him, nursing him, rocking him, and yes even changing all the diapers. I would not trade one minute.
As he gos from baby to this sweet little man that is now into EVERYTHING! I want to remember the precious time of his infancy, and how special it has been. Here are some fun pics to span the journey we have had with this precious little bundle God gave us almost one year ago.

Sean Aaron Randol
7lb9oz 193/4 inches long

This is my favorite pic of him as a little baby.
I call it my Gerber baby pic.

Here is that little personality coming out!
We bought him his first slide at a yard sale. I think he likes it.Before the big boy haircut
(Mom please get this hair our of my face!)
And After...

Oh ya, and did I mention that my walking debut is in a few weeks?

So even though our little man is growing up, he will always be my baby!