"Love the Lord your God, walk in all His ways, obey His commands, hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and soul." Joshua 22:5

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Me and My Dad

I loved spending some time with my dad one afternoon for Father's Day!
I got to take him for a drive and shop for tools.
He walks around the tool store kinda like I do at Hobby Lobby!  It was fun to watch him!
And we had time to visit...  it was wonderful!
Love you, Dad!

Father's Day 2012

I wish I was a wordsmith and could say what John really means to our family...  what a great dad he is and how grateful we are to celebrate him on Father's Day.
I have some pictures...  of the gift parade tradition.

and of the boys with their dad in the recliner... another Father's Day tradition. :)

And the boys' favorite picture is the one where I finally let them be silly!

However, what is not visible to the camera, but what we really cherish the most is John's heart for us. 
The way he stands in the gap...  his prayers for us...  his humble love.
The way he guides the boys to the Lord...   he mentors...  he disciples.
A father's heart - one that is truly devoted to the Lord - is a treasure... and we are rich in the blessing of belonging to John's family!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy 13th Birthday, Josiah!

Our oldest turned 13 today!
It seems like a milestone birthday.  We've begun the TEENS!
But I think 12 might have been the bigger year...  our boy is begining to sound like a man and he just might have outgrown me already.  He loves that and I'm trying to get used to looking up to him.
He makes me laugh like John does.  I love that.
And his smile melts me.
We blinked and our baby is turning into a man.

13 years ago... (before the age of digital photos)

and today...

his request... PLAIN lemon cupcakes with PLAIN lemon icing. :)

We had so much fun celebrating together!

The boys spent the afternoon playing together with the new games.
And I've decided there is just nothing like hearing brothers enjoying being together...  boy laughter and whoops of delight... awesome!

We are blessed to have you for a son and so excited to see all that the Lord is doing in your life as you continue to grow in your walk with the one true God!
We are so PROUD of YOU!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Celebrating the End of the School Year

in Eureka Springs at The Great Passion Play!
We've been counting the days...  anxious to end the school year.
We made it!!!
The boys had a great year and we all learned a lot!
To celebrate we took a family field trip to see the life size replica of the Tabernacle at the Passion Play.  It was really neat to see because we had studied it in school this year... we had even made our own miniature replica.
Here we are at the Tabernacle...

And of course we went to see the statue!

And the boys loved the play!
Can you believe this was the first day of June?!?  Look at our clothes...  it was CHILLY and we were sipping hot chocolate...  it was MARVELOUS!!

Well done Wasson Boys!
You've graduated to the next year of school!
Happy Summer...