Sunday, July 24, 2011


 With the week being so horribly hot, the boys didn't work so much with Mark. So I thought I could get Benjamin to pull out the dead evergreen trees with the four wheeler! Hmmm...didn't work so well, he thought he could ride them over first and than pull them out with a chain. Needless to say, he didn't pull trees out for too long!
Is this what  "Boys will be Boys" come from?

Brody enjoys putting his food through his curls!
This little boy is starting to show his true personality!  He figured out how to shake his finger at me when I say, "no no"!  He has just mastered shaking his head yes, it is so cute!  When in the car he loves to hear himself, he can just squeal and than he just giggles.Brody now has his top tooth pop through, with the other one right behind!  He is into anything and everything!  All the doors in the kitchen now have Brynn's rubber bands holding them closed! The laundry room door is shut at all times, when the door is left open I can hear dog food being thrown all over, and splashing! I come around the corner and oh man do I get a big grin! It still amazes me how boys automatically know what car/truck noises are. All the boys have made their little tongue do this cheek n tongue noise!  He also knows how to get us all to laugh during dinner! Thanks to his older brothers teaching him how to blow, his food just flies out or his milk, and we do more giggling behind our hands! I can't imagine our home with out Brody!  We just got his new birth certificate in the mail this week!!! Our little Mississippi Boy!  Hard to believe he is 11 months this coming week!! God Blessed our Family so much with this little guy! I know God has a plan for our family, and with out Liberia closing we would never had Brody in our life!
 I took Benjamin shopping this past week, and I seen a young gal pregnant, pushing a stroller. Reminded me of just about a year ago, meeting Rebekah! We have not heard much of anything for quite a while.  We just continue to pray that God is guiding her in all she does.
I ask for extra prayers for Marcus this week!  Marcus birthday is coming up too!!  Can't believe he is going to be 5!  Joni is hopefully going to go and make a visit, and see how Marcus has been feeling. Nikkel brought some goodies for Marcus, and I am SO ready for some new pictures, I am so thankful for Joni for with out her we would not hear or see a picture, and especially Nikkel (a young gal from our area volunteering for Samaritan's Purse) for bringing a love package for our little guy in Liberia! God brought this beautiful little boy into our life for a reason, and someday we will know God's plan!!  Please pray for our agency also, and those who are working out the details in Liberia regarding adoptions! 

“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews 10:36

“Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.” 
2 Corinthians 4:1
Beau, Kassidy, Caleb and Benjamin
 This past friday we sent Beau and Benjamin off to our church's youth convention in Estes Park in Colorado!  I am excited to hear about their white water rafting went yesterday! Here is a picture of the kids before they left!  It is so great for them to go with their cousins! It is fun, Beau just graduated, Kass is going to be a sr, Caleb a JR and Ben a sophmore. and cousin Kade is a freshman! School starts August 18, which is too soon for me! Brody is going to miss the action around the house!
Brody enjoys the view from top!
 Brody is starting to notice so much! He was pretty excited to see the big bus!
Carmel RCYF
Here is the group going to ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH!
You can watch live at 7 pm! Hoping to get a glance of the boys! :)

Weird to think 18 years ago Mark and I went  with the youth group and left Beau with family!!  Praying for the kids to feel the Holy Spirit working in their hearts, and that many of them will accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour! Next week Bradyn leaves for Omaha with his youth group on "Urban Plunge"!

Thanks for checking in our silly family!!
God Bless You All!

1 comment:

Kelli Hooyer said...

I must say... it was a wonderful trip to Rocky Mountain High. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to go as a sponsor. We had such a great group of kids! It was amazing to see how the Holy Spirit worked. Sometimes He worked through laughter and sometimes through tears. It was the perfect combination of the two. You have two really special guys there. (Well, you have more than that... but thanks for letting two of them come along.)