Friday, October 28, 2011

Blog Bash 2011

Hi!  I love meeting new bloggers and checking out new blogs so thanks for stopping by my blog.  Here's a little about me and my wonderful family.
 This is my family!  We recently moved from Pennsylvania (where my husband and I have lived all of our lives) to Florida!  Talk about a change! LOL  It's been awesome seeing God work in this move through the highs and lows.

My husband Mark and I just celebrated our 10th anniversary in August.  We've known each other since elementary school and I can't imagine my life without him.  He is my best friend and my rock!  Mark works at the church and school in the maintenance department.  We also are able to help my sis-in-law and brother-in-law out with the youth group.  We love working with teens (and we miss our teens back in Pa so very much!).  We're in charge of the Jr. High (so please pray for us! LOL).

 This is our oldest son MJ.  He's 8 years old and in 3rd grade.  This is his first year in "real" school and he is loving it!  Although he does tell me a lot how much he misses me during the day (melts my heart!).  Mj loves Star Wars and Legos.  He's also playing baseball this fall and enjoying learning a new sport.  Mj has a such a tender heart.  I know God is going to use that in a great way!

Jadyn's name means "Jehovah Has Heard"!  And boy did God hear and answer!  We struggled getting pregnant after Mj.  We always pictured ourselves having many kids, but God seemed to have other plans.  We went to a fertility specialist and he told us we would never have children without medical help and that it was a miracle we even had MJ.  I was heart broken.  We prayed for 4 and 1/2 years for another baby and in October 2007 after feeling very nauseous for a week, I looked at 2 blue lines on a pregnancy test shaking, crying and in awe of what God had done.  I remember Mj knocking on the door and asking me if I was ok!=)
Jadyn is quite the personality (I think God was just taking 5 years to prepare us for this "wild child".)  She is a tomboy, but still likes to play dress up and with her babies.  She is a tough one and definitely knows what she wants.  I asked her the other day what she wants to be when she grows up.  She looked at me and said, "Mommy, of course, I want to be a mommy!" Love my girl!

 Well, after hearing that us having children was pretty much impossible. We figured Jadyn was our last, but God had other plans!!  Gabe is 19 months younger than Jadyn and is such a joy in our lives.  I was a bit "freaked" out when I realized as parents we would be moving from "man-to-man" to "zone" defense. And Jadyn was still a "baby" and here I would be having another baby, but oh, I wouldn't trade Gabe for anything.  He's always happy.  His smile just melts my heart!  Gabe is 20 months old (I cannot believe he's going to be 2 in a couple of months).  He's repeating everything we say right now!! He loves doing whatever Mj and Jadyn are doing.  He's all about coloring and throwing balls.

So that's my family (which is pretty much what I blog about).  I homeschool my younger two and have many posts about our totschool.  I also have posts of my homeschooling days with Mj.  Thanks again for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Your kids are adorable!! Gabe is one of my favorite boy names. :-)

Wendy said...

You should reach out to Kelly from" Minivans are hot" They are a lovely family who loves the lord, has kids your kids ages (just about) and recently moved to FL. Maybe close by... though maybe not. Just a thought. Blessings to you all!

Our Family for His Glory said...

What a wonderful post explaining about your family!! You are all so cute! :)

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