Friday, October 30, 2009

A Trip to the Mountains

This past week we went to the mountains to go apple picking and just to go on a little vacation. We left Sunday after church and got back Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. We had a great time and can't wait to go again next year. We go every year and this was our third year. We have always gone to the same orchard and probably will go to the same one next year to. They have a lot of apples that are already picked so we just pick a bag or two. We went with the Tsantles and another family that we know the Sterlings. Justus Orchard's which is the Orchard that we went to has the best apple cider. It is so sweet and all natural. If we give to much to the kids they will bounce off the walls.We stayed in little cabins that were so cute and had lots of character. They were right on a lake and it was beautiful. There are some pictures of the lake. It is absolutely gorgeous I don't have pictures of apple picking because my camera was out of batteries. I have to get the pictures from Taylor and then I will post them on here. I have pictures of some other things so here they are.I hope you enjoy the pictures.

We went to a farm to do a corm maze but they had already chopped down the corn so we just took pictures of the mountains behind the farm. It was beautiful.

This is the lake that was by our cabins. It is really pretty with the
sun shining down on it. That is a really good picture.

Another one of the lake that was by our cabins.

All the kids sitting in the pumpkins enjoying their morning
before we head home.

Abby, Tori, and Morgan all hugging by Grandad's Tractor.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and when I get more from Taylor I will post more. We had a great time in the mountains and can't wait to do it again next year. I hope you have a blessed day and a great day.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Baby Chicks Pictures

Here are some pictures of Tyler's chicks that he got this morning. They are really cute and just make the cutest little noises. I got a couple cute ones with Morgan and Tyler together. He got 26 of them but we only took pictures with a couple of them. I hope you enjoy the pictures!!!!! Here they are!!!

Tyler and Morgan with two chicks!!!

Tyler and Morgan with the chicks!!!

Morgi-Porgi with the little baby chicks!! She loves them.

Their first couple minutes in the cage. Tyler has it all set up nice and pretty but it won't stay that way. They will get quite messy in about a week or two. Tyler loves them and can't wait until they get older and start giving him eggs. He should get some good eggs next summer. His eggs are so pretty. Right know the chicks are so pretty and fuzzy. They are so small, we don't remember that that is how small the other batch was when he got them 2 years ago. I hope you enjoy the pictures and have a great day!!!

Pray for PSSWF Banquet

Tonight is the Pregnancy Support Services Banquet and they could use prayer that they would raise enough money to help their ministry out and that people would just enjoy themselves and donate to a good cause. I pray that they would reach their goals of what they would like to raise. So, just pray for them and keep them in your mind. Have a blessed day!!!

In Christ,

Tyler's Litter Chicks are Here


Tyler, my brother is getting some new chicks today. He is so excited about getting them and is getting everything ready right know. He ordered 25 chicks and is going to keep 12 of them and sell the rest when they get a little bigger. I know that he is really excited as he has been waiting for this day for about a month and a half. I think they will be so cute and when we get them I will take pictures and post them on here. I will post later or tomorrow pictures.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Purpose Not to Have a Haughty Look

I would like to share Proverbs 21:4 with you. It says, "A haughty look and a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin." So I just thought that that is a great verse because I know it is true with me and I am not proud of it. I have been working on not giving a haughty look and a proud heart. It is hard to do it on your own strength without using God's help for you. I tried for a long time to do it on my own strength and not with the Bible and prayer. I have been looking us verses on Pride and haughty looks and just asking the Lord to help me be Humble and not prideful. Pride can sneak in very easily and I just have to guard from it. So, maybe you can go along with me and purpose not to be prideful. I am using the word of God to get me past this struggle and I am glad that I am going through this at a young age because my Mom wishes she would have learned character when she was a child. I hope this encourages you to have a wonderful day.

In Christ,

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Morgi's Face Painting

Today we went to Chick-fil-A and all of the girls got their faces painted. Here is Morgan's. It is a butterfly and she loves it. Victoria got a cat and Abby got a dog. They are all so cute and they all love them. Here are some pictures of Morgan with her beautiful butterfly.

Here is another picture of Morgan my silly sister with her Butterfly on her face!!!! She absolutely loves looking at it in the mirror and likes to smile and act like a little silly girl all different ways!!!

I hope you enjoy the pictures and will hopefully start to post more pictures soon!!! I hope you have a wonderful night!!!!


We had Family Visit

Left to right: Jabez, Taylor,Abby, Tyler, Morgan, Brandon, Victoria, Ally, Ava, Brittany, Bella, and Emmi. That is all of the kids that we had over the weekend. Brandon is our cousin and he came to visit us for the weekend.

Our Grandma came in from Florida to visit us and our Aunt and cousin came in from Chicago to visit us. We had a great time together. We went to a big antique sale about an hour and a half away and then went to Pizza Hut for lunch. We had a fun day with everybody. We went to church and then we came back home and all of the older ladies went to the Goodwill's to shop and to show them to Grandma and Auntie Shannon. Then we had to go and make dinner. Monday morning we went to the Town of Wake Forest to go to a shop and then we had to bring Grandma to the Airport. We had a wonderful time with our family. We hope to see them again soon and maybe they can come and stay a little longer next time.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Keep a Clean Heart

I thought that I would share Psalm 51 with you today. I really like verses 10-12 and it is also a song. It says, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, And do not take your Holy Spirit from me.Restore to me the joy of your Salvation. I just really like that verse and there is also a song that are made of those words and it is such a pretty song. I know that we do not always have a clean heart. There are sometimes that I have to share something with my parents but I have learned not to keep it in because it does start to get at you conscience. I don't want that to happen to mine so I just share with my Mom. It is a very good thing to learn how to share your heart and not keep it all in. I hope this encourages you to share anything that you need to with your parents.

In Christ,

Monday, October 12, 2009

Verses on Pride

Proverbs 21:24,
"A proud and haughty man- "Scoffer" is his name: He acts with arrogant pride."
Proverbs 8:13
"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate."
Proverbs 11:2
" Whenever pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom."
Proverbs 13:10
"By pride comes nothing but strife, but with the well advised is wisdom."

So, I have been struggling with pride and need prayer. Please pray for me that I would be a blessing and not in the way of everything. These are some of my verses on pride that I read everyday to fight the battle of pride. I hope this encourages you to fight the same battle as we all do.

In Christ,

Friday, October 9, 2009

A Sad Day


Today we are going to have to put our dog to sleep because he has been sick for about 2-3 months and he is not getting any better. We have tried medicine and blood work to try to figure out what is wrong. Know he is retaining water and is all swollen on his legs and his tummy. His name is Buddy and we are all and very sad. Please pray for my family today as this is a very hard thing for Papa. Thank you for all of your prayers and I hope you have a blessed day.

In Christ,

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm Still Alive

I have been learning how to drive the past 3 days and I really do enjoy it. I think it is pretty easy and not as hard as I thought it would be. I am doing well and the teacher said that I am driving like I have been driving for six months already but I had never been behind the wheel before. I probably will get my permit in the next couple of weeks and then I can drive more.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Things that the Lord Hates

Today I was going to read Proverbs 6 and I turned to it and the Lord just put in my mind to write about the things that the Lord hates and the things that we should not do. So, here they are, "These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven that are an abomination to Him: A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks witnesses, And one who sows discord among brethren." So, those are the things that the Lord hate and another one is also PRIDE, He hates when we have pride and we need to guard against it so it can't creep in. I know that I struggle with pride a lot and it's not that I want to purpose to have pride but it just comes out when I am being told something that I don't want to hear. I just pray that this encourages you would purpose not to be prideful and not do the things that the Lord hates of us to do. I pray that you will have a wonderful day!!!

In Christ,

Monday, October 5, 2009

First Day of Driving Ever

Today is my first day of driving. I hope I do well, and don't crash into anything. I am doing it with my friend Emily from church. That will be fun and exciting to do it with her. I have never been behind the wheel before and I hope I am tall enough to drive the student driver car. Please pray for me that I will do a good job and pass so then I can get my permit. I hope you all have a wonderful day and if you live in Youngsville or Wake Forest, stay off of the road.(That is just a joke)


Friday, October 2, 2009

Driving for the First Time


I am going to learn how to drive soon. I have that excited and nervous feeling all at the same time. I can't wait to learn how to drive. I go the 5th, 6th, and 7th and then I can get my permit. I am so excited that I will be able to drive around. I hope I will do well with my driving. I think I will because I have a friend who just went last week and she had never been behind the wheel and she did a fine job. She said it was not as hard as she thought. I think once you go a little bit you start to get the hang of it and just want to keep going. I hope I do well and I hope my feet will reach the gas and the break. I am so excited and hope that I will do a good job. I hope everybody has a blessed day and a diligent day.

In Christ,

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fear the Lord and You Will Get Knowledge

The Lord showed me a specific verse today. It is Proverbs 1:7, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction." So I just thought about how I know I do not always have knowledge because I don't always fear the Lord and even sometimes act like a fool as we all can do at some point in our lives. I just thought to myself that I should fear the Lord more than man and sometimes I fear man, I just wonder what someone is thinking in their heads when I am answering a question or talking. I know that is not true but that is just how I feel sometimes. I just have been praying to the Lord and asking Him to help me to fear Him more and continue to grow closer to Him. When I grow closer in my relationship I feel so good and I hope that you feel that way too. I just hope the Lord speaks to you and that we would all learn to fear Him more.

In Christ,