Sunday, February 28, 2010

It is Not Death to Die

It is not death to die,
To leave this weary road,
And join the saints who dwell on high,
Who've found their home with God.

It is not death to close,
The eyes long dimmed by tears,
And wake with joy before Your throne,
Delivered from our fears.

O Jesus, conquering the grave.
Your precious blood has power to save.
Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find -
That it is not death to die.

It is not death to fling
Aside this earthly dust,
And rise with strong and noble wing,
To live among the just.

It is not death to hear
The key unlock the door
That sets us free from mortal years
To praise You evermore.

O Jesus, conquering the grave.
Your precious blood has power to save.
Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find -
That it is not death to die.

Words by Henri Abraham Malan

Friday, February 26, 2010

Week in Review

Another week of school has come and gone. Here's what we learned this week.

Bible: We learned about Jesus' first miracles - turning water to wine, filling the nets with fish, healing the nobleman's son, and raising Jairus' daughter from the dead.

Phonics: learned "oo" sounds - long and short, we also talked about weather (tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning and thunder)

Reading: we read a story about going to the dentist, a model T car, and Daniel Boone

Math: We finished our chapter on money and began a chapter on solid figures.

Heritage Studies: We began a chapter on trading with the Indians. We learned what things the Indians wanted to trade for and what the settlers wanted to trade for.

Science: We studied our teeth. We learned the 3 parts of a tooth (crown, neck, and root). We also talked about our 2 sets of teeth. Mj pointed to his first set of teeth and his second set of teeth that are starting to come in. We also learned about the 3 types of teeth - sharp, pointed, and bumpy.
Mj taking his science test.
We worked on our colors and coloring.
Shape sorting
Playing with her baby doll
Playdough fun
ABC puzzle and a number puzzle
Reading books
Stacking blocks
Jadyn coloring her apple orchard coloring book.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fun at Chuck E Cheese

Mj's ready for a fun afternoon at Chuck E Cheese.


Gabe enjoyed Chuck E Cheese, too!

Yes, Jadyn seriously has no fear!

Horsey ride.

Mj's checking out how this ride works.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Still, My Soul Be Still

We just bought the Getty's new Cd "Awaken the Dawn." I've been listening to this song over and over. The words and powerful and a great reminder for me to be still no matter what the circumstance in my life!

Still my soul be still
And do not fear
Though winds of change may rage tomorrow
God is at your side
No longer dread
The fires of unexpected sorrow

God You are my God
And I will trust in You and not be shaken
Lord of peace renew
A steadfast spirit within me
To rest in You alone

Still my soul be still
Do not be moved
By lesser lights and fleeting shadows
Hold onto His ways
With shield of faith
Against temptations flaming arrows

God You are my God
And I will trust in You and not be shaken
Lord of peace renew
A steadfast spirit within me
To rest in You alone

Still my soul be still
Do not forsake
The Truth you learned in the beginning
Wait upon the Lord
And hope will rise
As stars appear when day is dimming

God You are my God
And I will trust in You and not be shaken
Lord of peace renew
A steadfast spirit within me
To rest in You alone

To rest in You alone
In You alone

Words by Keith & Kristyn Getty

Monday, February 22, 2010

Playroom Fun!

Big Brother Mj and Baby Brother Gabe

"Whatcha lookin' at?"

Our little ham!

Fun with the cabinets


Super Savings Saturday

Had a great shopping trip on Saturday!!!!

Target: Total OOP: $12.93
Got Back $5 gift card and sent in for SC Johnson Rebate for $5 for the Scrubbing Bubbles.
Total Savings: 87%

Rite Aid:
Huggies are normally $11.99. They were on sale for $8.99. I used a $2 coupon and will get back a $3 SCR

CVS: Aussie was on sale for $2.99. I had a $1 coupon. Paid with $2 ECBs and got back $2 ECBs
Total OOP - FREE!!!!
Total OOP: $11.56
Total Savings: 63%

Friday, February 19, 2010

Break's Over - Back to School

Well, it was our first week back to school since Gabe was born. Didn't exactly go as planned since we didn't have school yesterday or today because Mj and I both had a stomach virus. Here's what we learned this week.


Bible: We talked about Jesus's baptism and temptation

Phonics/English: Reviewed Bossy R and Capitalization rules.

Math: Reviewed pennies, nickles, and dimes.

Reading: Read a story about a family having a new baby brother.

Science: Finished the chapter on temperature.

Heritage Studies: Made a horn book and compared our school to the school of the pilgrims.
read books
worked on colors
shape sorting

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2 Weeks Old

Our little man was 2 weeks old on Sunday! Can't believe he's been in this world for 2 weeks! On his 2 week birthday, he went to church! He got to meet his wonderful church family (although he was sleeping so I'm not sure if he remembers anybody;) )

Pig Tails!!!!

Mj's 7th Birthday Party

Saturday we had Mj's 7th birthday party! Seth & Timmy surprised Mj and came home from college. It was nice to have everyone around. Gabe got passed from person to person! ;) Mj got lots of fun gifts and we enjoyed yummy food!!!

Gabe having some time with Papa Wise and Lucille.

Micah and Mj wrestling with Uncle Timmy.

A lego ship from Aunt Dawn, Nana & Papa Smitley

Ball game from Uncle Seth and Meredith.

Blowing out the 7 candles on his ice cream cake.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blizzard 2010

Nothing like another almost 2 feet of snow on top of 2 feet of snow from the weekend.

Don't think the kids will be playing on the swing set any time soon.

A lot of snow!!!!

King of the mountain.

Jadyn loved running up and down the sidewalk.

Mj's snow fort!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday Mj!

7 years old! Is that really possible?!?! I can't believe you're 7 today. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were bringing you home from the hospital! Mj, we thank God for the blessing you are in our lives! You were perfectly planned by an almighty God. We are so thankful for God's saving grace in your life. We pray that you grow to be more like Him every day! Happy Birthday Mj! I love you!!!

Today, I took Mj on a mommy-son date to Denny's for their free Grand Slam breakfast!

Random Pics of the Kiddos

Totally in love with my new baby boy!

My 2 precious boys!
Jadyn's loves holding Gabe (don't know how much Gabe enjoys it LOL)

Brother/Sister WWF!

Jadyn loves wearing her snow boots (she even wants to wear them to church!)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

2 Feet of Snow!!!!

We have about 2 feet of snow outside right now. It started last night and stopped about noon today. The kids loved playing out in it. I think they were out with Mark for 3 hours!!! Jadyn has been sleeping ever since she came in. I think she wore herself out! LOL The snow is so beautiful and I'm thankful for the reminder today - "Though your sins be are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow"

Can you find Jadyn?

Mj was a happy camper in the snow!

Having fun!

Snow angel!!!

Measuring Gabe next to the snow!

Little Man

We've been enjoying Gabe!! He's such a joy and so sweet! Mj and Jadyn absolutely love him. They're always hugging and kissing on him!! So cute! Here's some pics of our new little man!

Sweet Sleeping Angel.

I love baby feet!!

Don't you just want to squeeze those cheeks!!!

Jadyn loves her new baby brother.

Her hands are actually not up his nose! LOL

Valentine's Monster

Mj made a Valentine Monster Box for his co-op Valentine's Party on Thursday! He was excited to bring it home full of Valentine's and candy!!!!


On Wednesday, Mj and Mark enjoyed making a snowman in the couple inches of snow we got over night.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Our Little Angel Has Arrived

Gabriel made his appearance on Jan. 31 at 8:46 pm, weighing in at a whopping 8 lb. 11.9 oz. and measuring 19 and 1/2 inches long. He's beautiful and we absolutely love him to pieces!! We thank God for our 3rd miracle!!! We pray that Gabriel take after his name - Gabriel - "devoted to God" and Christian - "follower of Christ."
Welcome to the world!!

Chunky Monkey

All cleaned up.

Time with mommy

Time with Daddy


Big brother Mj couldn't wait to hold his baby brother!

Jadyn's turn to hold baby brother.

I'm truly blessed!!!

Family of 5!!
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