Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Overtones Music Studio Field Trip

Back in June, we went to Overtones Music Studio in Denham Springs.  They were so gracious to provide teachers for each day in order to accommodate our large group. 

They had different stations set up with different instructors so that they children could get a taste of different musical instruments as well as different music programs that they offer.     

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

K-9 Police Field Trip

Back in May, we went to the K-9 Division of the East Baton Rouge Police Department.  They have set these up for us in the past for our group and have always done an excellent job for our children.

For this field trip, they had the SWAT team with their vehicles, the helicopter police who flew in and landed for all the children, and the K-9 team with their dogs for a demo.  Each department talked to the children about their jobs, what's their requirements and what they do.

Due to the size of our group, we schedule 2 different days out there.  Here's a slide show of some pics from that day.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s Been 3 Years!

Our family was interviewed for a special segment called “The Power of Prayer” by our local news channel, WAFB.  Click here to watch it.

 It just so happened that this aired right after our 3rd anniversary from Rob’s accident which occurred on July 3, 2012.  We are doing great and striving to press on as the Lord has called us to do because there is much work to be done.  Rob is back to working 40 hours a week and goes to the YMCA to exercise for his therapy twice a week.  He continues to gain strength and endurance.  Also, he is teaching our 7-11 year old Sunday School class at church, leading the music during worship, and rotates teaching a quarter for our children’s discipleship training class.  We are truly grateful for all of the prayers that have been offered up on our behalf as we continued down this journey.  The Lord Jesus is faithful and true.   By His strength, we continue pressing on serving and laboring for the kingdom. 

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The Lord is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
he knows those who take refuge in him.

Nahum 1:7

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! Ps 115:1

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Happy 10th Birthday!


I can't believe my Abram has hit double digits today.  They are just growing up so fast!!!


Happy 10th Birthday, Abram!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 13th Birthday!


I can't believe that as of today, I have 3 teenagers under my roof.  Time just keeps ticking way to fast!  

When Tate was born 13 years ago, we had 3 children ages 2 and under.  It was busy but I wouldn't have changed it for anything.  I love the closeness in age of all my children.  

Also, this means that I've been a stay at home mom for 13 years because I quit my job a month before he was born to be a full-time mommy and have never looked back.


Tate, I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for your future.  May the Lord continue to grow you and keep you.  I pray you continue to grow in grace serving our King, Christ Jesus our Lord and that you will finish the race well.

You will always be my Tater Tot!!!  

Happy 13th Birthday Tate!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Happy 18th Anniversary!

18 years ago today, we said, "I do!"  It's been an adventure that continues on each and every day.  We've been blessed with 10 children, wonderful family, great friends, and a lovely church family.  Thankful to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who gives us life, hope, grace, and mercy to press on each and every day for His glory and honor!
It's not always easy but it's worth it!  Rob, I love you more today than I did on our wedding day 18 years ago.  

Happy Anniversary My Love!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Zachary Historic Village

In April, we went to the Zachary Historic Village for a hands-on learning experience on how life was back over 100 years ago.

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Our family:)

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One room schoolhouse

(Here they learned how the kids of different ages learned together in one room along with the different limit supplies that were available to them.)

 

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The Barn

(They learned about how wagons, shucking corn, grinding corn into grits and corn meal, etc.)

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The Backyard

(The kids learned how they had to pump their own water for washing their clothes, hang them to dry on the clothesline, the outhouse, mowing the yard with a manual mower, etc.)

 

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Friends

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The Farmhouse

(They learned how the homes were much smaller yet could hold many people, high ceilings for ventilation, iceboxes instead of refrigerators, sharing a room, bathing in a tub with a water pitcher, portable potty in the room, etc.)

 

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