Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Life...


These Babies! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus...

I have decided to follow Jesus,
I have decided to follow Jesus,
I have decided to follow Jesus
no turning back, no turning back.

The world behind me, the cross before me,
the world behind me, the cross before me,
the world behind me, the cross before me
no turning back, no turning back.

Though none go with me, I still will follow,
though none go with me, I still will follow,
though none go with me, I still will follow,
no turning back, no turning back.

Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
no turning back, no turning back.

Our precious Lillianne made the most important decision of her life on Monday, October 27. She made the choice to follow Jesus - to trust Him and live her life for Him. We had a great conversation and prayer time with our little girl. And I will forever remember the moment when she asked Jesus to live in her heart. The free gift of salvation was given to her - and now she has the confidence of eternity in Heaven with her Savior! 

WHAT A REASON TO CELEBRATE! My heart is full of JOY! 

Two Months.






This sweet girl is TWO months old. How can that be?! My Georgia Grace is just the best little baby! I continue to be amazed at how easy the transition to four has been - and I know its only been this smooth because she's been so content and happy!

In the last week or two she has been smiling up a storm! She loves to look at our faces - and she just smiles and coos. And just in the past few days shes adding a giggle to the mix. LOVE. Oh my goodness, I could kiss those cheeks all day.

She's growing so fast! Her newborn clothes are too small, so we're on to the 3 month size and size 1 diaper.

Lillianne, Hudson and Nolan LOVE their baby sister. They're constantly wanting to know where she is. Lillianne is a HUGE help to me. I mean it. I couldn't do it without her! She holds her, talks to her, fetches things for her and is a good babysitter around her brothers. Hudson likes to lay on her playmat with her and says the sweetest things. And Nolan likes to steal her pacifiers and gives her kisses. Sweet!

I'm so blessed to be momma to this precious little girl. She is the perfect addition to our family - I can't imagine life without her!

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Lately I've had several people ask how I get it done with four littles, I feel like every day is the same and we do the exact same thing! In fact I often make a game of our time and try to do things more efficiently than I did the day before (I'm a weirdo, I know). But its the truth =)

Our schedule looks something like this: Georgia wakes around 7:00 - sometimes a little earlier, sometimes a little later. She eats, then gets some Lillianne/Hudson cuddle time while I get breakfast ready. I get Nolan up and while the kids are eating their breakfast I bathe/dress Georgia. After breakfast the big kids get dressed while I clean up and start laundry for the day. Georgia and I head upstairs to make beds, brush teeth and herd everyone into the schoolroom. I lay Georgia down for her morning nap upstairs and we start our schooltime at 9:00. She rests while we work! I wake her at 10:00 to nurse while the kids watch a school video or do CC review. She plays with/watches the boys while Lillianne and I finish - usually around 11:30. The kids clean up the playroom (which is a complete disaster after the boys have been in there!), I get their snacks ready and we pack our bags to head out for morning errands. Georgia sleeps in the carseat while we run around town - Signspot, bank, Target, grocery, etc. We rush to get things done and get home by 1:00. I get lunch on the table for the big kids and nurse Georgia while they are eating. After lunch we'll read books until 2:00, then its NAPTIME(!!!) for everyone! Lillianne rests for an hour, Hudson for two, Nolan for three and I wake Georgia at 4:00 to nurse. Usually the older kids and I will watch a show while I feed Georgia. After that, its time to get dinner started! All of the kids are up by now - its total chaos and loud and straight up crazy!! After Daddy gets home we eat, he plays with the kids while I clean up, I nurse Georgia again at 7;00, we get the kids ready for bed, do Bible time then put them all to bed by 8:00. I wake Georgia at 10:00 to feed her - and she usually wakes around 3:30 am to eat during the night.

Sounds like a perfect day in my book =)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Joe's Trees













Today the weather was PERFECT for pumpkin picking and a day with the family =) The kids have been excited for weeks to spend time with their cousins - and it didn't disappoint! 

We enjoyed a trip to Joe's to pick out pumpkins, chili back at our place and an afternoon of football on the TV. 

A great fall day with the ones I love! 


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014