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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Julia Rose

To my sweet Jules,
 Today you turn one! Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday we were screaming with excitement over the big news that you were on your way. Your mommy told me by letting your big sister carry the pregnancy test your mommy took into the kitchen and hand it to me.  I felt my heart expand that very moment and I haven't stopped loving you since.
We waited and waited for your arrival and it seemed like you wanted to live in your mommy's tummy forever! Your favorite place to be is still in her arms. You are a mommy's girl for sure.

Finally, the big day came!! Your Honey was so excited your momma let me be in the room when you were born.  I witnessed you take your first breath and heard your very first cry!  Oh, did you know how to squeal..right from the start!
Look how beautiful you are! And look how beautiful your momma was just minutes after you were born!  It was hard work for her but you were worth every minute of it!
Ain't your momma just gorgeous?! She does a great job having babies!

Here is your daddy holding you.  Can't you see how much he adored you from the moment he laid eyes on you. He couldn't wait to hold his princess in his arms.  He is a great man who loves Jesus and His Word.  Always pay special attention to what he tells you and the instruction he gives you...He spends a lot of time talking to Jesus about you and your sister and mommy.  You can always trust him.  Plus...  he is a ton of fun too!! He couldn't wait till you were old enough to throw into the air like your sissy. 

I can only imagine what you were thinking as you looked into the eyes of these two people the Lord chose to be your parents. You were so content....its as if you knew already they were your boo boo kissing, protecting, bug squishing, bedtime story reading, milk providing, snotty nose wiping, spit up wearing  parents who would give up their lives in a heartbeat to protect you from anything.  Such love.

 And if all that love wasn't enough, you were blessed to have a big sissy!  Rosalyn was waiting for you to get here so she could finally meet her best friend!
You and your sister are so blessed to have each other.  You will always have someone to share your dreams with and your secrets with. Soon y'all will have tea parties together and play dress up. So much fun to share with each other!!

Here is your Paw Paw Nick getting his first peek at you.  Oh how he adores you!  He is such a strong man, but you and your sister bring out the tenderness in him. 

 I'm just so blessed to be your Honey.

 Here is your entire big old family who was there to celebrate YOU! We all love you to pieces!
I could eat your sweet little cheeks right up!

look how happy you make your mommy and daddy!
Well that was one incredible, special, remarkable, fabulous day...June 29, 2010! 

Now, one year later, here you are!

 You are so spunky and funny!  You keep us laughing with your silliness.

You and your sissy are already such best friends!

Keep smiling Miss Julia Rose.  Your Honey loves you so much.  I  promise to bring you before Jesus every day and will help point you to Him with each fun step you take!
Happy First Birthday J-Rosie!!

Honey :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lessons from the Garden

 "He pulled me out of a horrible pit, out of the mud and the clay. He set my feet on a rock and made my steps secure." Psalm 40:2

"She considers a field and buys it; from her profits she plants a vineyard."
Proverbs 31:16

"Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered."
Proverbs 11:25

"Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations,  I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10

"You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13
...."I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the  nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile." Jeremiah 29:14

 "I am the Vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, bears much fruit, for without Me you can do nothing."     John 15:5
"By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples." John 15:8

"Then He said to them, "The Harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." Luke 10:2

"Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

Stephanie :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Let it Shine

In anticipation of my grandloves who are on their way as I speak (woo hoo!!), I thought I'd share a little video we made of "our"song. We are supposed to sing it together in church. Maybe this weekend! Hmmm... We will see :)

Hope you enjoy!
Stephanie ....or Honey for the next few days!  Woo Hoo!! :)

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Spend the Day Playing

I'm so new to the blogging world and yet already I am discovering so many amazing ladies with incredible testimonies and talents.  I have loved reading how the Lord is working in so many ways through so many people using so many circumstances to glorify Himself through their lives.  As we all either have learned or will learn, we are taught the most through the lessons God chooses that we would never choose for ourselves.  I have been encouraged by the transparency of the ladies who are sharing their journeys with the world.

And one of the sweet ladies I have "met" is Gussy.  She has such a sweetness about her and is quite talented too.  She sews super cute stuff.  Click here to see what I am talking about! I am "linking up" with her each week for her inspirational worksop.  This weeks theme is "Spend the Day Playing".

Well, now that I'm a grandma,  we have learned a little bit of how to spend a day playing when the kiddi-poos are here...ok, ok..that's  pretty much all we do when they are here  :)   Here is one of those days from last summer when we had Miss Rosalyn hang out at Honey and Paw Paw's.

Starting the day sitting in the "big chair"at breakfast  with her "big girl plate" :)

Then off to help Paw Paw water all of Honey's flowers.

Next is a little morning swim to cool off.

After lunch, she and  Paw Paw washed their "rides" together.

Now it's Sprinkler Time!!!

Picking tomatoes with Paw Paw
Notice her super adorable outfit...her momma just cringes when we text pics of activites at Honey's. lol! Here she is wearing her pajama top, huggies diaper, and her flip-flops at about three in the afternoon. lol

Paw Paw taught her to only pick the red ones :)

Playing in the afternoon sun.

Wrapping up the day with a little baking in the kitchen with Honey.
All in a days fun at Paw Paw and Honey's ;)

I am excited because BOTH the girls are coming for a few days to stay.  I'm sure I will share a little of what takes place at "Camp Honey' in the coming days :)  It will most definitely consist of fun!!

Stephanie :)
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