Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Snow Down" in Summerville

Good evening family and friends! I hope your weekend was wonderful just like mine was!

On Friday we went to a friends house and had a going away party for a friend from church! His name is Tim. Please keep his family in your prayer as they will be separated for several months for military training stuff. Then on Saturday we went with Danielle's best friend Haley and her parents Chris and Christy to the "Snow-Down" at Faith Assembly church in Summerville! It was a blast! It was the very first time the kids had seen some type of snow!
Danielle in the snow

Rylie Grace examining the snow...she could figure out what this very cold thing was! She eventually starting playing with it but it took most of her turn to do so!Danielle and her BFF Haley!They did a children's service in the middle of the day and had an awesome worship time too! This is Haley and Danielle listening to the pastor.And last but not least...Rylie! She loves to praise and worship God! She was totally into it and you cant really see but she has her hand stretched up towards the Heavens! How cute is that?!Rylie pointing to God again! That girl loves to worship! Family worship time in our home happens a lot because of this little girl!Hope you all enjoyed the pics! Have a blessed evening!

Much love,


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Savannah GA here we come!

Okay I know it's been a really long time since I have updated and I am terribly sorry for that! We have been extremely busy! Life just keeps getting so busy. So we decided to get away from it all and just chill out for a couple days! We were in desperate need of that. We decided that since Savannah wasnt very far away that it was perfect for our very short notice trip!

This was the bridge we came over to get into Historic Savannah. I didnt know that there was another bridge that resembled the one in Charleston!

This was one of several monument that we saw. They were all so beautiful!

Kevin and Rylie in front of the monument.

Kevin and Danielle...being their silly selves in front of the same monument!

AAGGHH....Why did this turn?? Oh well, this was on the steps of the Old Court House across from the square that we were at on the first day!
On the second day we went to Oatland Wildlife park. It was absolutely the most beautiful place I have ever been. It was a wilderness walk you basically take on your own through several beautiful trees and there were natural exhibits along the way that were native to the Savannah and South Carolina coast. This was one of the old Oak trees that Kevin was in love with!

This was me and the girls looking at the reptile exhibit....Alligators, snakes, turtles and many more lizards that were totally grossing me out! But the kids loved them!

Danielle was on the boardwalk over the marsh which was again very beautiful to look out over!
We went to have lunch after all that walking(4 hours) at Paula Deans Restaurant in Downtown Savannah. He just had to get her Collard greens and peach cobbler amongst other things... Danielle...sideways! AAGHH!

Rylie did not want to sit in her highchair at all. We had a great window seat and she was all about looking out of the window the whole time!

This was on River St.! It was all waterfront and so cold but really pretty. The kids by this point were done with site seeing and they just wanted to run around! As you can see they weren't very happy! Another beautiful monument...

This was 1% of the pictures we took! We took 349 pictures and 4 videos! It was crazy. We had no idea!

Anyways, we all have been good! Just living the everyday! Danielle is still having her ups and down and we are still going to our marriage class! We are still enjoying that time very much! The only new news to report is that we have hired a mothers helper/ babysitter. She is awesome! We love her and so do the kids! She is available to share...just thought I would pass it along!

OKay off to appointments. I pray that you all would have a very blessed day!

Much love,


Monday, February 2, 2009

Marriage Foundations...

Kevin and I are taking a Marriage Foundations class at our church and this past week they gave us a temperament test to do for homework and then we went over it on Saturday. It was so interesting to see what a tool this test was for our marriage. It revealed things that we didnt even realize were issues or situations that could cause issues. We both agreed that this was an awesome topic and when we got home we continued to converse about it and learned somethings about each other that can only be extremely helpful to our marriage!

The test itself doesn't say anything but the interpretation of it says tons! For instance, it says that I(Jacki) am a "D". "D's" are very dominant, decisive, and direct. They do things "MY WAY" which of course can lead to issues in the marriage since a marriage covenant wasn't created "my way". It revealed to me that I have to be under the authority of first God and then my husband for my marriage to be successful. That isnt "my way" by any means. I like things to go a certain way and if it doesn't then I tend to get upset. By learning what my temperament was I was able to identify what my behavior would/could do to my marriage and my relationship with God!

What a scary realization. I mean, after all I had no idea that I could be hindering my relationship with not only my husband but with Father God as well. Maybe this has been the issue all along?? Not quite sure, but my guess is probably "yes". Last week when I was spending some much needed time with God I remember asking God to reveal to me what it was that I was doing wrong in life. Why do some many speed bumps have to be in my journey/path to You Father??

Well I am pretty sure that He has officially answered my question, you think??

Okay, now for the fun part of my entry:

I saw this on another blog and I really liked the idea and I thought it was cute.
"Not me Monday!"
1. I did not hit the snooze button on my alarm and wake up 1 hour later then I needed to.
2. I did not eat chips and ranch dip and a bagel with butter for breakfast this morning.
3. I did not drink my 2 cups of coffee and follow that with a Mt. Dew.
4. I am not addicted to Mt. Dew.
5. I do not have a shortage of patience today due to the major headache I dont have.
6. I am not refusing to take some Migraine Meds to make it go away.
7. I am not drawing a blank for writing what else I am not...

Kinda cute right??

Well thought I might add that the kids are doing okay. They both have double ear infections but hey I can handle after the really bad week in January that we had. Like I said early Kevin and I are going to a marriage class that I wish we would have attended before we got married because it has a lot of really good info in it! We love it and cant wait to see the affect it has on our marriage!

We hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day!