Saturday, April 26, 2008

It isnt always easy...

Hey everyone, just thought I'd put a little post up here. Everything has been alright with me. We are in the middle of exercise season here in my squadron so naturally I dont spend much time with the family. (which really isn't much fun for me at all, or my family) It isnt odd for me to go from working 12 hour day shifts, staying up for over 24 hours, then go to night shift (Thats what i am doing right now at 1:00AM) Church isn't possible either with said exercises. So needless to say, it gets rough sometimes.

To be honest sometimes going to church isn't much more helpful. Everyone is just perfect at church. Im sure some of you know these people. You know the ones whose hair is perfect, car is shiny, always smiling, never hurting. Im not perfect. I know I'm not a very good blogger. Im not the best worker at work. I fall short of being the Husband and Father I need to be a lot of the time. I sin more times in a week then I can count. Chances are I didnt have a great week. Chances are my week really wasnt good at all. I guess the biggest thing that gives me light is the fact I know that without Christ I would be nothing. I dont know where I would be without him. What a terrifying thought...


My favorite christian song of all time is "at the foot of the cross" by Tre Sheppard . ITs not the one from Tammy Trent. Anyways, one of the lyrics is "At the foot of the cross there is healing for this nation There is rest for those who wait And the love that we find is the hope of all creation We are stunned by what You gave" I just really cant wait to be away from this sinful world and being able to worship God for eternity.

Has anyone else realized that the more you learn about the Bible and God, you realize how little you knew in the first place? Sometimes I look back and think "What was I THINKING!?!?!?!?!?

This song below is called "Humble King" . I listen to it when its just been one of those days. It really is a great worship song. I hope it helps you as it helps me.


Oh kneel me down again Here at Your feet
Show me how much You love Humility
Oh spirit be the star
That leads me to
The humble heart of love
I see in You Cuz

You are the God of the broken
The friend of the weak
You wash the feet of the weary
Embrace the ones in need
And I want to be like you Jesus
To have this heart in me
You are the God of the humble You are the humble King

Oh kneel me down again
Here at Your feet
Show me how much You love Humility
Oh spirt be the star
That leads me to
The humble heart of love I see in You

You are the God of the broken
The friend of the weak
You wash the feet of the weary
Embrace the ones in need
And I want to be like You Jesus
To have this heart in me
You are the God of the humble
You are the humble King
You are the humble King

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Open Arms


Our Father stands with open arms and asks us to trust in His faithfulness....Truly He is steady, and He firmly grasps us as we reach out to Him.
-Cynthia Heald


What a comfort to know that no matter the circumstances God is there to be our support, our steadying hand. In times of stress and uncertainty we can continually trust in God and His faithfulness to us. He is there to care for us.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Girls Night Out

Last Thursday I was able to go out to dinner with the ladies from my Bible study. We went out to say goodbye to our dear friend Katy, who was pcsing, and to finish up our study. We had a blast and it was so fun getting to be with these women who have become great friends over the past few months.
The ladies in our study...except for Olivia, the one taking the photo and Kathi, who was taking care of her little one, Maddi.

Me and Katy.

Paintball Mecca

Part of our reason for going to Utah for the weekend was for Robert to compete in a paintball tournament with his team. But, before we could do that we had to head to the mecca of all things paintball....well, woodsball. (And please don't make me explain the difference in types of paintball.) So, off we headed to Special Ops.




The door of the store. I took the picture while we were driving away....I didn't remember to document our trip until we were leaving.




The Special Ops trailer.



Robert was in heaven. He has been dying to go there for years. And after his mom was able to visit it before he was he became even more determined to head down there. :) I will admit that it was a pretty cool store....even though I don't get all that into his little hobby.

Utah!

This past weekend we headed down to Utah to visit family and play paintball. (Well, only Robert played paintball, but that's a different post.) It was so nice getting to visit with Tom and Laura. And the kids had so much fun playing with their cousins. Hopefully we will be able to see each other more often.



Aunt Laura with the kiddos--minus Tommy--at the Air Musuem at Hill AFB.


The kids loved the planes. But the dirt was way more fascinating. And the rocks. And grass.



The boys checking out the repairmen fixing the planes.



Madison and Jaden spending a little time together.

Night Hoops

During the month of March Robert coached for a program called Night Hoops. The point of the program is to give teens an alternative to being out partying on weekend nights. Robert really enjoys coaching and it's a fun way for the family to spend an evening.


Daddy coaching his team. (If he doesn't look happy, it's because it was not a fun game.)


The team in action. (They are the ones in black.)

Madison enjoying the game. :) She spent the majority of the game drawing and hanging on Brad (the youth programs guy on base).

Madison's First Ride

Madison has been begging for a bike for a while now. A couple of weeks ago we gave in and bought her one. She does pretty well on a flat surface, but still manages to tip it over....even with training wheels. :)

Preparing to ride.

Look at her go!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Little Man with the Goats

Over spring break we had the pleasure of seeing family that we had not seen in a while. They recently got two baby goats who are adorable. And little man had tons of fun feeding them.



*Unfortunately Madison couldn't be there, but she would have loved the little goats.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Rising Gas Prices

Just so you all know, Gas prices may be outrageous, but coffee prices are a bit worse. Lets do a little math shall we? Calculators ready!

The average American coffee costs $2.45. The average size of said coffee is 9 ounces. Now divide 128 ( a gallon) by 9. You should roughly get 14.2 . Then times 14.2 by 2.45 and find out how much we pay per gallon for our Espresso. You should get $34.79. Pretty incredible.