Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Day at the Zoo

A Day at the Zoo & no not the Zelmer Zoo, the REAL Zoo. Parker and I went to the Greenville Zoo today with some friends of ours from church, Rebekkah and Owen. Rebekkah had FREE tickets that expired today so we packed a picnic lunch and headed to Greenville with our little monkeys. It was a PERFECT day. We've had such hot weather here lately that it's almost been unbearable outside. Today was kind of overcast and it was much cooler outside with a light breeze. PERFECT! We enjoyed a nice picnic lunch at the Zoo. They have a nice park and playground there that the boys will love when they are a little older. Parker enjoyed looking at all of the animals, although I know he will enjoy it even more when he's older. We had a great day with Rebekkah and Owen!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mother's Day & Parker's Baby Dedication

My very first Mother's Day was extra special because it was also Parker's baby dedication at our AWESOME church. Daron and I made a promise to God to raise Parker in a Godly way, prayerfully until he can make his own decision to follow Jesus. We vowed to teach and train Parker in God's word, demonstrate an example of Godliness, discipline him according to God's word and pray earnestly for Parker. My biggest prayer for him is that one day he would call on the name of Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior.

Too often I am reminded that Parker is not my own. He belongs first and foremost to God. What a BIG responsibility it is that God has entrusted Parker into Daron and I's care.

I am so blessed! Daron and Parker gave me a bracelet with a beautiful "Mom" charm that I can add to.  I had a great first Mother's Day spent with the people I love the most!

"Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on their children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

We celebrated Father's Day a bit different this year. Instead of our normal lunch or dinner, we decided to do breakfast at Jody and Phillip's house. My parents gave Jody a nice waffle iron for Christmas, so we had waffles with real maple syrup, bacon (the "real" kind, not the microwave fake bacon), and coffee and orange juice. It was a great way to spend Father's Day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

We're Back!

I know, I know! I am wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy behind on our blog. Honestly, I didn't think anyone read our blog except for me and a few family members. I could come up with a million excuses as to why I haven't updated the blog lately, but I'll just blame it on this sweet face!
I've had people stop me in town and say, "You know I'm waiting on Parker's 8 month picture on the blog." LOL! I am home for the summer so I will TRY to update more often.

Blogs to come...
  • Mother's Day
  • Parker's Baby Dedication
  • 8 month picture
  • 9 month picture
  • Beach trip