Our little houseguest

It was a pretty exciting call. We got the call from David and Ashley to see if we would like to keep Emma Grace for a few days. We had to think long and hard before we gave them an answer...NOT!!! We were so excited and had a blast. We went over and celebrated with our birthday girl, Ashley. Then the next morning, we played a bit before heading out right after lunch with our little girl in the backseat! She slept most of the way home, which sure made the trip go faster for her.

Emma does the cutest little thing when she is sleepy. She loves this blanket. It is a very soft knit. She usually gets the corner and rubs it very gently back and forth across her nose. Love it! She also likes to cover her head when she is getting sleepy.

Then the fun began!!! She was so excited to be at Bud and Honey's house! Ashley had been a little concerned about how she would do. She has been suffering with some separation anxiety recently but she did amazing! We played outside after we got home. Let me just say, this girl loves the dirt. She crawled right into the sandbox and proceeded to cover herself with sand.

Then it was time to break from all that playing for a little dinner....

before playing a little more before taking a bath, reading a stack of books and heading to bed. She goes to bed so easily. She went right to sleep and we weren't far behind her! Saturday morning started off about 7:30 with a very sweet chatter coming from her bed. She wakes up so happy. First she watched a little Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, while eating her breakfast picnic style.

We were expecting rain midday so we made the most of being outside ALL morning. We picked up leaves, feathers, dirt, played on the see-saw and did lots of walking around the yard...those chunky little legs got a workout!

We have these two little statues in the backyard, named Zach and Ashley. Emma was so intrigued by them, she wanted to touch their noses and hold their hands, she even gave the little girl a flower, but of course she wanted her to smell it! So sweet!

 Really, how cute is she!

 This little girl to draw, as does Honey!
Then after a full morning of playing, we had us a little lunch before making our house guest do the dishes of course! Ha, she was pretty excited to get to play in the bubbles!

Then after lunch, we read more books before putting her down for a nap. She once again goes down so easy and took a great nap. When she woke up she had company...her 3 cousins and uncle had come to see her. She was so excited and played hard with them for a few hours before we all went to get a little pizza for supper. She loves those boy!

Her sweet chauffeur, Owen

Sunday morning, a very happy girl woke up, we ate breakfast and got ready for church. 

 A little Pat-a-cake on the way to church....
 Get those things rolled up and throw them in the pan!
It was so fun to have this precious little girl with us at church, she was so good and even got to go to Bible Class for the first time! Course, Honey went to class with her! :)
We came home for lunch and a little of play time before it was time for a nap! We had one tired little girl! After her nap we had a very excited Mommy show up, I think maybe she missed her girl just a little bit. Ashley stayed for several days which is always so fun for us! We appreciate so much David letting us keep them a few days longer! We basically stayed around here and played but made a few fun outings...like a trip to the Pumpkin Patch, but those pictures are on Ashley's camera! :)

Here are a few more of MANY pictures we took while we had sweet Emma:

 Love this picture, Bud and Emma coloring...oh so sweet.

It was a wonderful first "sleepover" with Emma...we look forward to many many more!!!
We love you Emma-girl! Come back soon! Bud and Honey

Celebrating with the Birthday Girl...

Larry and I drove over to spend the day with Ashley...her 29th birthday. We had such fun.
Emma made Ashley's day. On Ashley's birthday Emma and I took Ashley shopping. We hung out while Ashley tried on clothes and looked for a few new items. But the highlight of the day, was Emma took Ashley on a carousel ride! It was Emma's first time and she loved it! She smiled and waved the whole time! It was so cute but I am afraid my pictures aren't the greatest! It is hard to get good pictures when things are moving!!! After David got off work, we went to The Cheesecake Factory for supper AND dessert! Then the next day, we packed up Emma and brought her home with us! Yahoo...I will hopefully get that blog written soon! :)


We continue to pray and ask you to join us...

Tomorrow, Emily, our sweet precious friend that we have asked you to pray for in the past will go in for her c-section. We can't wait to meet Little Girl Macht! We of course are anxious. We are anxious to know all is well with baby and mom. We love this family so much and are praying that Emily will sail through this c-section with NO problems and be able to truly enjoy the birth of her baby girl. We continue to pray that Crohn's will also leave Emily's body! We know God is able to accomplish more than we can ever imagine and so we are anxiously await all that he has planned for this sweet family!! Dave, Emily, Emmett, Pam and Gordon...we love you so much and can't wait to meet little Miss Priss!!! Please know the Knights are praying without ceasing and that we are so thankful that God has blessed us with your sweet friendship!
Feel our hugs...


Two very special ladies to me...

My heart is heavy today, it has been for days. I am writing this more to let my heart speak and to ask you to join me in prayer for these very sweet and special women that God has put in my life and I am so much richer because of them. They have all taught me a lot about faith.

Two hearts breaking.
One daughter today will attend her mothers funeral.
One mother today will attend her daughter's burial.
My heart does not have the words to express my sorrow. The ONE thing that I hang on to...is that they will be reunited one day. A daughter will sit at her mother's feet again and a mother will hold her daughter again. I love both of these ladies so much and my heart is so heavy for them! They both have such incredible faith and have taught me so much through their separate journey's. One has cared for and loved on her mom while seeing her body fail her. One only got to spend a little time with her daughter but the love is so incredibly deep. Both know they have gone to sit at the feet of Jesus and can rejoice in that even though their hearts are breaking. I love you both and will continue to lift you up in prayer and thought. One thing is for certain...Heaven just got a lot sweeter this week!

2 Thessalonians 3:16

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.


29...how can that be???

Our baby is 29 years old today. I remember when I was turning 29...so how can it be that our sweet baby girl is 29 today!  So, to our precious daughter...Happy Birthday Sweetie! We love you so much and are so thankful that God was so gracious to give us a boy and a girl. To experience both, as different as day and night (Knight!) and yet we could not love two people anymore than we do you two! Thank you for the wonderful Christian woman you have become. We have loved watching every stage of your life from the moment we held you, to now watching you hold your own little girl! Thank you for living your life for God, for putting Him first in all your decisions and for all the ways you love your family. We are blessed to have you and thank you for the part you play in making this family so precious to us! Have a wonderful day and may God continue to watch over you and your family! We love you Tater! :)