- my loving husband who challenges me and encourages me to be better than I am
- my son who is an absolute gift from God
- the Christian heritage my grandparents started for our family
- the ladies in my discipleship group who are becoming increasingly hungry for God
- godly parents who showed that Holiness can be a reality in our lives
- a sister who makes me laugh
- being cancer free
- my cozy home
- food in my fridge and on my table
- clothes on my back
- a church family whose strength is love
- the youth Sunday School class
- a loving Heavenly Father is who faithful to me when I am not so faithful to Him, who cares for me and chastises me, is patient with me and rejoices over me with singing, to You O Father do I offer up my thanksgiving and praise for you are the giver of all good things.
So I realized that there were lots of older photos that we hadn't shared!! Most of these are from about 2-3 months ago but still worth showing. Enjoy!
Well, here I am, an evening along at home... sorta.... Isaac's already to bed... to it's about as close to an evening alone I'm going to get for a while.... but anyway... Aaron's at the football game and I was excited that I had the computer that works all to myself for a few hours. I had every intention to download the most recent pics of our family and get to posting! but low and behold I brought the wrong cord from Aaron's office. So...sorry folks...no new pictures for now. We have got some great pics now especially since Isaac is crawling like crazy and pulling himself up all the time. His new found freedom has him exploring EVERYTHING! He has within the past few weeks mastered getting around in his walker which has been amazing to see him maneuver his way around to get to what he wants...his most favorite things...mom's plants, the spices on the middle shelf of the kitchen island, any books on the piano bench, and on the list goes. It is fun to have him follow you from room to room and at a very quick pace! So even though this evening is already not quite going how I planned, I will enjoy the peace and quiet while it lasts :)
So as I am sitting here and my computer has successfully been running for more than 10 min. (Yippeee!) I'm wondering if I should post on what all we have been up to this summer or just start from here and go forward. We have had an exciting summer and now we are already smack dab in the middle of fall. I love this time of year with the cooler weather, fall colors, football and soup :) and can't forget the sweaters and mittens. So as we look forward to the good things the Lord has in store, here is just a quick glance back over the warmer days of summer.
Home Missions Project
Week of Giggles
After that week was up we had two special ladies (preacher's kids :) who stayed with us for another week. We loved having Amber and Delaney with us and our house was filled with lots of laughter.
Later this summer we had BJ and Andrea Williamson in to visit and minister at the church. They are OMS missionaries to Ecuador and are here in the states for a few months to riase support so they can back to Ecuador. It was lots of fun to have them and their two adorable children with us for a few days.
Isaac James Withrow was dedicated to the Lord on August .....Our family came in for the special occassion with Annette's dad helping during the dedication ceremony. Both of Aaron's grandma's came from Pennsylvania with his parents and it was great having them here for a few days. It was a special time remembering that Isaac is not ours but the Lord's child and we have been entrusted with his care and teaching him the ways of the Lord.
As you can tell we have had lots of visitors this summer and loved every one of them! We counted and we had people staying with us almost 6 full weeks this summer. So this was just a quick look back to see what all has gone on this summer. It has been a very busy one but we are thankful to the Lord for his graciousness and our growth through it.
Hello friends and family. You may have wondered what has happened to us these last few weeks since we have not done very well posting. To put it in a nutshell, we're having computer problems with Annette's computer. So, hopefully it won't shut down before we get this bog posted! We are hoping to get it all worked out in the weeks ahead and be posting more regularly again. So until next time....
Sometimes I don't realize how long it's been since I last posted. As different things happen, I always think, I should post that! But I never write it down and so many things have flown out of my memory and most likely you will not see it on here. So let's see what all I can recapture for you.
Here is Isaac being held by Annette's mom and played with by Grandma Williamson. He got alot of extra attention that week!
Isaac looks quite cozy here being held by his daddy. I love this pic.
My cousin Nathan and his newphew David.
Grandpa (Annette's dad) and his little buddy.
Isaac and Papaw Withrow playing. I'm not sure who's having the most fun: Isaac or Papaw :)
We were busy picking up last minutes things for the picnic, including balloons for Gram's birthday. Thankfully we had taken our van, otherwise I don't think they would have ever gotten those balloons in a car. As it was, Rebecca rode like that the whole way home. Thankfully we didn't have too far to go!
Aaron and his cousin with her little baby boy. Him and Isaac were born only a few days apart.
Part of the gang playing a few games of Canasta after the crowd dwindled down. Gram West, Gary, and Uncle Larry all played while Aunt Carrie looked on.
Aaron's sister Rebecca with her son Colson and Isaac.
Uncle Aaron bought some fireworks and firecrackers. Here the kids are having a blast running around the yard with their sparklers. This made me slightly nervous, but they had a great time and it made some really neat pictures.