Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Starting to Pack

The inspection on the new house went through with an A+++ and so i went out and got boxes to celebrate. I'm slowly packing things aroung the house. Well, between the kids making tunnels and houses for themselves...Closing is still set for Nov. 1st.
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Play time at the Baptism this weekend

Wesley Grant climbing his many tree branches...
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Emma McLean
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There were HUGE climbing tree branches to climb...the kids loved it!
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Emma is on a soccer team and was trying to teach wesley grant how to play....i think they just managed to chase each other.
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Austin Stone Baptism this Weekend

There were so many testimonies that touched us...this is Devin Garza, Jr. Many parents baptized their children. One young college student was a former Hindu and there were many of her friends there to celebrate her new life in Christ. It was a rich time of celebration!
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Wesley Grant watching on as people were baptized....
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Our Baptism and Family Reunion

This last weekend we enjoyed much fellowship and celebration as people were baptized proclaiming their faith in Jesus Christ!
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John Daniel, Sammie and Wesley Grant....future staff of the Austin Stone!
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John Daniel, Sammie and Wesley Grant wrestling...
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Sally and Annie
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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Great BOOK!

I'm reading this book right now and it is wonderful! If you are looking for a good book, this is the one to get!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Race to Wisdom

Proverbs 4:11-14
11 I have directed you in the way of wisdom;
I have led you in upright paths.
12 When you walk, your steps will not be impeded;
And if you run, you will not stumble.
13 Take hold of instruction; do not let go
Guard her, for she is your life.
14 Do not enter the path of the wicked
And do not proceed in the way of evil men.

We have been celebrating many victories with Wesley Grant and some have asked about some specific things we do in our house to teach him. One thing i have really found, as i have prayed specifically for Wesley Grant and what his needs are, is to teach him wisdom. All of the things we are teaching him...to obey, trust, share, love others, ect...are wise things. As i've read in the proverbs for help in training Wesley Grant, "train him to be a wise boy", has continually been laid on my heart...so, thus the "race to wisdom" was created from an idea a mentor gave me. When Wesley Grant displays any of the characteristics on his race track, he gets to place that car on the track. Once he gets all of them on the track, he gets ICE CREAM! Sometimes it takes him a week, and sometimes a month.

This has really helped both he and I. I can see what things that week he is struggling with, especially looking at the last car that is up there and that helps me know how to pray for him and to train him more that day or week. The race to wisdom has really become a part of our whole family...training all of us to be wise!

This isn't perfect, nor eliminate unwise behavior...it just keeps us tracking towards wisdom.

A day at Whole Foods

We spent the morning at Whole Foods with the Mclean ladies. Emma is Wesley Grant's best girl-buddy here in Austin....and partner in crime. Christine and I had a good time parenting our kids on the playground, cleaning up poop and starting a few unfinished conversations....truly, this had to be for the kids, not us! ha! love you christine! Christine, we gotta have coffee alone! Laura Pinkstaff, you understand just what we went through today, don't you!?! ha! =)

We put a contract on a house!!

Our church has had a heart for an inner city neighborhood here in Austin and we have been praying for the last year about moving into that neighborhood. This summer it started to become a reality. Our church offices have moved over there and we found a house and put a contract on it monday! Today marks a year that we arrived in Austin last year...So much has happened...we've grown so much! We love our family here in Austin and look forward to the next years here! Please be praying as we continue walking on to the closing date!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Funny times with the Kiddos

Nana, this is for you!!! We miss you!

A Great Day with Daddy

We had fun today with daddy.....mommy and sally hung out while me and daddy went to get the oil changed on the car....then we surprised them with chick-fil-a....me and sally love some chick-fil-a....though i just like reading the books and sally likes her milk...but mommy usually eats our fries and chicken for us...thanks mommy....a great day hanging out with daddy...i love you daddy!


Daddy's new office!

We made a tornado at the new Austin Stone Church's staff offices this week as they moved to a new location. It was fun to add some entertainment...though the staff usually entertain us..=) The offices have moved near where we are looking at buying a house! We'll keep you posted!