Family Verses

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back from captivity."
-Jeremiah 29:11-14

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Yeah for Joy!

Just wanted to share a story about my husband this morning... I don't think he'll mind! For those of you who don't know, Jason has a problem with needles. During his entire life whenever he has to get blood drawn, tried to give blood, get shots, etc..., Jason passes out, wakes up, and has to throw up. Poor guy! His body just doesn't respond very well! Even back when Caleb was 2 months old and had to get his 1st shots, it affected Jason so much to just watch Caleb that he almost passed out, but definitely threw up! Now Jason doesn't even stay in the building if Caleb has to get a shot. :) This is to give you a little background up to this point.

So... yesterday Jason had to have his blood drawn for life insurance purposes. The nurse, whose name was Joy, came to our house and Jason of course told her his history. We were prepared for everything! Jason was going to lie down on the sofa and we had the trash bucket in place. :) Joy told Jason to drink a glass of juice right before she took his blood to see if that would help his sugar level from dropping so much which she figured was the reason he fainted. Jason drank his juice, Joy talked to him while taking 2 vials of blood, and then it was done! We waited.... and nothing happened!!!! Jason felt a little woozy, but felt completely fine. For the first time in his life, he gave his blood with no problems! So that is why we love Joy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

9 Month Pictures!

This past month with Caleb has been so much fun! He is really quite a ham! If he's not tired or fighting a cold, he is quite a joy to be around! Hope you enjoy some of his firsts in these pictures: eating new things and getting pumpkins.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Pumpkin stems are fascinating!
I'm having so much fun!
Look! I picked out my 1st pumpkin... just the right size!
I was having a little trouble creating a slideshow tonight, so I'll try again tomorrow. Last Friday we went to get our pumpkins and gourds. As you can see Caleb had so much fun picking out his pumpkin! It about the size of his head. :) He's been such a joy recently. Caleb is at a fun stage... trying to imitate everything you do! For example, he was trying to sing along during bathtime tonight and then during storytime daddy was "snoring" and next thing we hear is Caleb trying to "snore." So funny!