Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkins, Jack o Lanterns, and Spiritual Lessons

Last weekend, while I was at Ladies' Retreat, Joshua and the boys cleaned out pumpkins and carved jack o lanterns. The boys had so much fun cleaning their pumpkins out. Of course Joshua and Justin cleaned out most of Logan's pumpkin. I was so upset with myself for not getting a picture of Justin's before he took it home to his mom's house. Here's some pictures of Logan's.

A couple of Sundays ago, Miss Mikki had a pumpkin patch during ETC time for the 4 and 5 year olds. They got to decorate a pumpkin and eat cookies. She told them how she was like that pumpkin. She was pretty on the outside. Then she open up the pumpkin and show the kids the pulp and seeds. She told them she was yucky on the inside just like the pumpkin. She also told them how Jesus came into her heart and cleaned up her insides just like we do with pumpkins. They story has really stuck with Logan. He's brought it up several times since then. He told me, "Mommy, Miss Mikki loves just like Jesus does even though I'm yucky on the inside." It brings tears to my eyes to watch the faithfulness of God to answer my prayers to draw Logan to Himself. Earlier today he told a lie and we were talking about how it made him feel and how I felt about the lie. He looked at his jack o lantern on the kitchen table that's now growing fuzzy mold and told me with tears running down his cheeks, "I look like that on the inside but you and Jesus still love me. I'm sorry Mommy. I don't want to be yucky on the inside."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October Highlights

On Sunday October 2nd, Joshua took Justin and Logan to the WWE Hell in a Cell at the American Airlines Center. The boys had so much fun watching the wrestling matches.
On October 16th, we went to Dino World in Glen Rose for Josiah's 3rd birthday party. We rode the bus their with some friends. You know you're really good friends when you can ride together over an hour in a bus with six children in car seats and laugh and have a good time there and home!
 The boys on the Dino walk. 
Logan digging for fossils. 
On October 17th, Grandma and Papaw took the boys and I to the State Fair. The boys and I had so much fun. I'm really thankful that my in laws took us to the fair. Joshua was worn out the day before from all the walking at Dino World so he wasn't able to come.
The boys with Big Tex. 
The boys with Papaw looking at cars. 
On October 19th, we went to a pumpkin patch in Flower Mound with Aunt Calli and Uncle Robert. The boys had so much fun chasing each other and playing in the bounce houses. Logan talked Uncle Robert, Aunt Calli, and I into taking turns doing a bounce house obstacle course with him. It wore us out!
Here's the boys with the pumpkins they picked out! 
The boys with Tigger. 
On October 21st, we went to the pumpkin patch at The Woods Methodist Church where Logan goes to preschool to get our big pumpkin to carve. Lucas got so mad when he tried to pick up a pumpkin and couldn't because it was too heavy.  
October has been a crazy month, Aunt Calli and Uncle Robert also got married on October 9th. I'll post pictures from the wedding as soon I get them from Calli. The wedding was beautiful and the boys were so well behaved-I was sooo proud of them. They sat quietly on the front row throughout the entire ceremony. Logan and Lucas got to dance with their Aunt Calli at the reception. The following day we went to Speed Zone for their second reception. The boys loved running around and playing games. We saw friends and family we hadn't seen in a long time!

This weekend I went to Ladies' retreat in Glen Rose with my church. Thing have been so hetic I almost decieded to stay home. Luckily my friend Candace was there to kick me in the behind and tell me I needed to be there. I'm so thankful for my friends who are there to support and encourage (give me a kick in the behind) when I need it! I was able to relax and here a fresh word from the Lord. After this weekend, I sense God is moving within my family. I see how it's started with Joshua and is trickling down to the rest of us. I'm excited and nervous to see what He has in store for our family! I know there is no better place to be than where He wants us to be!