Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Okay, I’ve been tagged again. Here’s the deal:

1. Write the title to your memoir using 6 words
2. Post it on your blog
3. Link to the person that tagged you
4. Tag five more blogs

1. Chronicles of a crazy good life.
2. DONE!
3. Rachel
4. I’m tagging Erin, Lindsay, Lindsey

Friday, May 23, 2008

16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

It is so easy to thank God when we are rejoicing. We found out this morning that Tripp has been accepted into Eagle Ranch. As early as June 8th, he will begin his journey there. We are bubbling with glee. Tripp has been staying at a place where he is extremely unhappy, and even though he would rather be coming home to live, he is excited that Eagle Ranch is the alternative. Our houseparents are expecting their first baby this week or so, so be praying for them that they will have a healthy delivery and quick recovery for their and for Tripp's sake.

On the other hand, one of my best friends in the whole world is dealing with heartbreak in her life right now. I am amazed at the faith she demonstrates. I wonder at my ability to be thankful in such a trying time. I know I am thankful for her and her children. Be praying for her and for all involved. I know prayer is something we can all be thankful for in all times.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008


This was Phillip's first time down a big slide completely on his own!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tripp Update

So we've had some encouraging news today.
Today was SO exhausting. My beautiful parents showed up at 9 this morning to pick up the rug rats (who had been up since FOUR FORTY FIVE). Then Jim and I drove to Stone Mountain to pick up Tripp from the group home. We went early enough to take him out for lunch for his birthday that we missed last Tuesday. Then on to Eagle Ranch where we met with the head counselor and the counselor from the home in which Tripp would be placed should he be accepted. We learned at the end of the session that we are officially a "candidate family" for one of two slots available in June. There are four such families, so we have a fifty fifty shot. Our next step is an interview with the house parents, at which time they evaluate the compatibility of Tripp with them, the other students and the overall feel of their particular home. They will prayerfully choose the two "best fits".
Please be in prayer for this process. We really feel that we have been so drawn to Eagle Ranch for a reason. We feel that this long drawn out process has been very much about God and his perfect timing.
We love you all.

Monday, May 5, 2008

I can't sleep.

Does anyone else have this problem? I have been so sleep deprived, and then last night I had a rockin night of great sleep. And now here I am at midnight unable to close my eyes! It's so frustrating!

Sweet Abigail turned 4!

You probably can't tell by looking at it - but this is the tantrum Selah threw when I refused to take her in the next room and nurse her while Abigail was opening her gifts.

Austin hand crafted Abigail's birthday crown - and her mommy made her beautiful cake!

The icing was tasty.

Austin and the boys practiced baseball in the backyard. They practiced so hard that they broke a window on the back of the house!

Sweet cousins!

Abigail (notice pink cowboy boots) consented to riding around with little Phillip. He's actually a good driver... considering his age and training...

Hey Granddaddy. I love you.

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