Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fall? It's winter here!

Wow! a cold front has come through Dallas and it is wreaking havoc... but creating great reasons to burn that terrible tree that fell on my house... die tree!!!

As with any significant weather change my kids are coughing and sneezing and some to the point where we get to enjoy having them with us all day... instead of the school getting to enjoy them.

But, I'm getting ahead of myself... first let's look at some pictures from when it was not so cold outside.

So I think that I am in the running for cutest family ever... We decided to spend Halloween in as a family and enjoy some time just eating candy and watching a movie and not feeling like another fall festival had to be in our lives. But, we got dressed up anyway, because it is so fun! Diane carved pumpkins with the kids and then took them out to trick or treat in our neighborhood (not the pumpkins our kids), but our neighborhood is not a great one to get candy in... our house served about forty lucky kids though!  

The night before, I enjoyed taking my friend Joel Satre out for his birthday and had him do the Blazing Challenge at Buffalo wild wings... nothing says happy birthday like flames coming out of your body :). Here is the video if you are interested. 

I asked you all to be praying about our car situation, well, I'm happy to report that we have a new car! God in his mercy and grace provided the right opportunity for us and we are proud owners of a white Nissan Sentra. We love it, but our kids are skeptical. Creed really misses the old car... the car of his childhood, lol, and he cried when we drove it off. Here is a picture if him and Asher by the car. I tell you, they care more about the car than the cat :). 

So what other random stuff? well our kids had Monday off last week, I guess it was 'November we need a day off' day and so we took them to a museum. It was a really fun time out and about with them. It's a pretty cool museum. 

Liam wasn't interested in photos... he was much more interested in just wandering around... and we let him :). 

This week the kids have been sick and so we have had them with us at work. My in-laws got me a cool basketball hoop and I am already putting it to great use with my kids needing something to entertain themselves with :). 

Liam needs more to do than Bella :). 

Another wonderful random thing was getting to have breakfast with Diane last Friday. She is so creative with her food. Does anyone else think Pacman here? 

Life is cold... which for Diane means life is cranky... but life is so good and we are so blessed... I'm so very thankful for all that God is doing in our lives right now! 

Please be praying for 

Our kids to get completely well, so we don't have the pleasure of their company all the time :) I mean so that they can be happy and healthy and feel more joy. 

Our indoor team plays its last game this Sunday, unfortunately one of our players ruptured his Achilles in the last game. Please pray for him as he needs surgery and also pray that there are no more injuries. 

Thank you for being a part of my life! I'm deeply grateful for you and your role in making my dreams come true. I love this incredible job that I get to do because of you! I'm so thankful for you all and pray for you often! Please feel free to let me know if you have any specific prayer requests. 

Speaking of the ministry... we are enjoying going through Mere Christianity and hope to finish Book 2 early next year. This past weekend we went Bowling; it was so much fun! This Saturday we are serving at Mission Arlington. The week of Thanksgiving we are doing a worship and reflection night which is always a great time! But, what I'm really looking forward to is our talent show coming up soon. It will be a part of our Christmas party and is going to be epic! 

God gives us his best! He loves us so much! He is good and he is faithful! I hope that he warms our hearts (and Diane's whole body :) this Holiday season!  



p.s. I have a wonderful mission trip to Cameroon coming up which will cost $1800. Thanks for your prayers and financial support! It is wonderful to have peace buying the tickets knowing that God will use you to get me there and back again :).

If you want to support what I do a little or a lot, on a one time basis (for a mission trip to Cameroon perhaps :) or on a recurring basis, click on the tab "Supporting the Work" at the top of the page. Diane is my beautiful wife and the mother of my precious children Creed 7, Asher 5, Liam 3, Echo already in heaven and Bella, getting bigger all the time.