Monday, July 19, 2010

Update on the Girls

Just an update on the girls!

Leona will turn 1 year on August 14th :-) Her favorite pastimes include sniffing people in inappropriate places, getting into trash cans and meticulously ripping apart stuffed toys. She also derives great joy from sitting for hours in front of our picture window and watching for guests at our bird feeder! We typically refer to Leona as one of the following on any given occasion: Little one, Pooper, Blue-eyes and Sweet Cakes:-). She will do almost anything for a treat and is our low-key, even keeled darling!

Emma is a year and a half and and is our faithful companion. She's a true daddy's girl and her favorite pastimes include laying under our feet while watching TV, surfing the web or eating dinner, catching flies and other household pests (egh), pacing and pretending she needs to go to the restroom...just so she can go outside again. She also loves to lay on her bed and "knead" her stuffed mallard duck while falling asleep... which is almost too cute for words. She prefers ice-cubes to dog-treats and responds well to the following: Emmaline, Dumpling, Toots, Pumpkin spice latte and Emma-cake. :-D

I'm feeling a little concerned after reading this post. If I love my dogs this much...what am I going to do with a baby?! Oh, for heaven's sake!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Jon & Abigail's Wedding

June 25, 2010 was such a special day!!! Click here to view Jon & Abigail's wedding slideshow (note: turn up the volume, and grab a kleenex!):

To view some "stills" visit and click on BLOG. Just scroll down or type "Jon & Abigail" into the search engine. :-)

This picture is particularly special to me! I was so honored to sing at their was one of my life's greatest joys!

And here's the wedding party...all 20 of us + bride & groom :)

And now....they live two doors down from us! WOOT!
Let the par-tay begin!

The Garment of Praise

What the Lord is teaching me recently:
The garment of PRAISE is for the spirit of despair!

[The Lord will] provide for those who grieve in Zion—
bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor. - Isaiah 61:2-3

And this one, I am memorizing to speak over my fearful heart:

"Your ways, O God, are holy. What God is so great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles. You display your power among the peoples...My times are in your hands." - Psalm 77:13-14,31:10

For you are GOOD, Lord! And your promise never fails me!
Thank you, Abba, for your faithfulness!