Monday, July 28, 2008

Justus: 2 months

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Made it to Sudan

I just got an email from Vernon and he and the team from FBC Irving made it into Sudan.  They are excited about what will transpire over the next week and a half!  Visit the HIS VOICE BLOG for prayer and reports.  
 
In Other News

Titus and Justus went to the doctor yesterday and both received two vaccines.  As I have mentioned before we are doing an alternative vaccine schedule.  We finally found a pediatrician in Fort Worth who encourages this and yesterday was our first visit.  It went great and I really like the nurses and doctor.   'Human fetal cells' are a major ingredient in some vaccines so upon learning this I began a rather extensive study on vaccines.  It is possible that the fetal cells were taken from aborted fetus...thus the dilemma.  Our new doctor is Pro-Life and so we had a great conversation about the fetal tissue that was used to culture particular vaccines and his thoughts on it.  I was so thankful to find someone who didn't treat me like a conspiracy theorist.  He was very knowledgeable and helpful.  
Many of you, sweet readers, have asked about the research on vaccines and asked me to do a series on what I learned.  Unfortunately I don't feel like I will be able to devote enough time to it to do this vaccines issue justice.  But I will recommend this book The Vaccine Book by Dr. Robert Sears. In this book he gives both sides (natural medicine and traditional medicine) a fair hearing and gives you a great basis of knowledge regarding each recommended vaccine.  (including how serious the disease is you a vaccinating against, what the vaccines are made of, which brands do and do not use certain ingredients)  He also has a website with loads of info...www.thevaccinebook.com
So that is that!
Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Surprise! A New Do.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Last Four Years In Eight Seconds

Today I tried to capture Titus singing and playing in his Batman PJ's. As soon as he could see him self on IMovie he started being his silly self. We keep watching this particular clip over and over and laughing our heads off...seriously the more you watch it the funnier it gets! At the end he looks like the Muppet's when they get pulled off...just watch...its hilarious!

video

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lyrics Of This Season

I like to make completely random playlists on iTunes that I play for a season. These songs, old and new, come to define that season in my life. The old songs remind me of days gone by that the Lord was and is forever faithful. The new songs encourage my heart, they lead me into the mystery of the Holy God. The deep truths of the songs stick in my mind and are on my lips. Here are some lyrics that have encouraged me the last two months. I pray the truths and the thoughts below spur you on to love and good deeds!

"
Lord Jesus come lead us
We're desperate for your touch
Oh Great and Mighty One, with one desire we come
That you would reign, that you would reign in us
We're offering up our lives, a living sacrifice
That you would reign, that you would reign in us"

"You are God with us
You're victorious
You are strong and mighty to save
For Your word stands true
There is none like You
And when all else fades
You remain"

"Let me not be blind with privilege
Give me eyes to see the pain
Let the blessing You've poured out on me
Not be spent on me in vain
Let this life be used for change"

"Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me
Break my heart for what is yours
Everything I am for your kingdom's cause
As I walk from earth into eternity"

"Let me know that You hear me
Let me know Your touch
Let me know that You love me
Let that be enough"


"Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom"

"Your blood has washed away my sin. Jesus, thank you!
The Father's wrath completely satisfied. Jesus, thank you!
Once Your enemy now seated at Your table. Jesus, thank you!"

"I see the heavens proclaiming day after day,
And I know in my heart that there must be a way
Hallelujah, we want to lift You higher,
Hallelujah, we want to lift You higher.
"

"if you're like me
You need hope, coffee, and melody
So sit back down
Let the world keep spinning ‘round
For yesterday's gone and today is waiting on you to show your face"

"Savior, You showed Your love, defeating our sin,
you poured out your blood.
So we praise You the Lamb that was Slain
We offer our lives to proclaim, "What a Savior!"

"yes and amen, to everything that you have done."

So...what Truths are being sung in your head?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Titus on Marriage

We spent this last weekend in Midland because Allison, Jess and I were shooting a wedding. It was a lot of fun. We got some great shots and had a blast all at the same time. It is great when work is fun! Anyway, Titus and Justus stayed with the Barker's while I was at the wedding and the reception. When I got back to there house it was really late...hours past Titus' normal bed time...but he was still awake. I crawled into bed with him and he said, "Mom I missed you so much when you were at the wedding." I said thank you and that I missed him too, then he proceeded to ask what a wedding was. I told him and he remembered that he was in Allison and Justin's wedding. He continued to lay there and think and then he asked, "Mom, what's a husband?" So I quickly explained as best as I could. He asked, "Mom, can I be a husband when I get big like dad?" and I replied, "I sure hope you can, that would be great!" I could tell he was thinking about all of this wedding/marriage stuff, then finally he asked, "Do you think if I am a husband I could still play with my Mater and Lighting McQueen?" I chuckled and said I thought that would be fine....I love his little mind!
Anyway, here are few pics from the wedding, I just uploaded them about 10 mins ago and these are a few that caught my eye. If after editing there are some more fun ones I will post those too.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Independence Day Fun

We went to the lake with the Barker's...it was SO fun! Titus got brave this year and rode the tube! Let it be known that I did tube but tubing and breastfeeding do not pair well together.haha! oh well it was worth the fun! I also tried to knee board but since I have little to know core or ab muscles I did not fare so well! I did learn however, that six weeks after a baby is not the time to gain confidence in your knee boarding skills...justfyi.

Here are some pics...
Titus' first time out on the Tube. He was so brave!

The gang minus me. (Kasey, Dillan and Dustin on Left, Drew and Vernon on Right)

Justus' first boat ride. He slept the entire time!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Six Weeks Old

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Let the Blow-Outs Begin

If you have ever had a breastfed newborn, you know exactly what I am talking about. Enough said...I wont go there...this time. HAHA!