Monday, July 18, 2011


Since Tricia is posting about our upcoming time together with my family, I thought I would post these pictures of Molly and her cousin Davy.  Davy is the topic of almost daily discussion.  She can't wait to get to Gigi's to play with Davy.  As Tricia wrote in her email to us, here's to many more years of these pictures.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4 years of Molly Pearl

Yesterday we celebrated Molly's fourth birthday.  It consisted of fun things like our normal breakfast with dad, lunch with cousins at McDonald's, and ended with a slumber party where Amanda joined Molly in her bed.  The last part was by special request.  She loves her mommy.  At about 9:00, I came in and Molly was "braiding" Amanda's hair.  We have treasured every moment of the last four years with Molly.  She is a precious addition to our family.  My prayer for her is that God continues to shape her into the girl and woman he wants her to be and that he draws her to himself and gives her the gift of salvation.  Happy Birthday, Moll Doll.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Read Aloud--Where the Red Fern Grows: UPDATE

We finished Where the Red Fern Grows last night at about 10:00.  When we got close to the end we just had to keep going.  There was not a dry eye in the room.  When I finished, I prayed and thanked God that he truly did have a plan and that nothing that happened in our lives was outside of his plan, that all things happen for a reason.

Again, if you haven't read this book before, do it this weekend.  My boss is a huge dog person.  I brought the book this morning for her to read.  I'm sure she'll love it.