Thursday, 11 December 2008

We want to invite everyone who reads our blog to join The Advent Conspiracy with us. Please watch the video. I've watched the video about 7 times and every time I watch it, I tear up. After having visited Haiti and Belize our perspective on life has really changed. We love the US and thank God for having placed us here, but there are some things that need to be re-evaluated here. The Lord has provided for us and our children with everything that we could ever need. So we would love for anyone who feels the need to buy us presents to not and donate anything you would've spent on us to further His Kingdom. We aren't against gift giving and there are few things that make me happier than suprising Audrey with anything that has princesses on it, but there are many other people with needs far greater than ours. Let's make a difference and give something to someone who needs to know that God loves them. Worship Fully. Spend Less. Give More. Love All.

Here's some of our favorite charities:

Hope Pregnancy Center -Bell County

Compassion International

Living Water - partnered with Advent Conspiracy

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

My little manimal.

This morning I left Clark alone while I got dressed. I heard an awful banging sound and when I came to investigate, Clark was in the laundry room with the broom banging it on the freezer, washer, walls, everything--trying to get it out. I thought, how funny. I wonder why he wants to use the broom.

Then I walked into the kitchen and I wondered no more.

I started sweeping it up my $3.47 worth of Fruity Cheerios (I'm not bitter--I promise), but thought I should take a picture to show Josh. Also notice how he lovingly takes his banana slices off his plate so he can eat directly from the table.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Seeing Santa

Here are the little cuties with Santa this year. Audrey has suddenly turned over a new leaf and hugged both Bruiser and Santa in one week, but assures us that she "will still be freaking out at the Easter Bunny." Audrey was the perfect big sister and when Santa asked her what she wanted, she told Santa that "my little brudder wants dogs and balls."

PS. Seriously, Santa? An Aggie ring?

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Christmas Tree

We have a tradition of getting the kids an ornament at every place they go on vacation. With Clark we have slowed down our travel and they only had ornaments from San Francisco. No this wasn't taken with a cell phone. Our camera's flash isn't working right now.

Thursday, 4 December 2008


Here are a couple of funny things Audrey has said lately.

Today whe
n watching Dora (yuck!), Dora asked the audience, "What was your favorite part of the trip?" Audrey started saying, "Um my my my favorite part of the trip, my favorite part of the trip was..." Then Dora said, "Great! I liked that part too!" Audrey was outraged, "Mom, she didn't let me finish! Mom she has poor manners! She is not being very patient."

Yesterday Audrey was playi
ng with her Disney Princess Write and Learn book and Clark kept trying to climb on top of it and take it away. Audrey started shouting, "Clark, no learning!! no learning, you hear me?!"