Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Is this realistic?

Today in church I was sitting with Paige while Annie was taking Annalee back to her class. We had finished the singing part of our worship service and Jim was about to preach. She had a few coloring sheets due to our awesome Children's Director and was coloring an alligator from out upcoming vbs. Jim began to preach and was preaching from Psalm 27 especially verse 24 which has been one of may favorite verses for quite some time. (One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.) AS I began to listen, Paige still coloring and choosing her colors ever so wisely looks up at me and says, "is this realistic?" Now I knew she was referring to the extremely light green she had chosen for her gator, but in my head all I was thinking about was Psalm 27. One thing? Is it realistic to ask God for just one thing that really is 3 things even though those three things are all really one thing...right? My mind went haywire as I wandered off thinking about what I wanted to see the Lord do in my life. What is the one thing? I then looked at how I was worshiping and how I was behaving and how life was reflective and thought am I realistic? Sometimes I know I dream and come up with ideas that will never see fruition but what if I never follow God true heart from me because I failed to seek after the One thing? Luckily I don't have all the answered right now and would love to hear from others about where my life should go but as the service came to the end we participate in communion. And as I explained the cross and the life and death of Christ to Paige and what it means to be a Christian and why she couldn't take part even though she could touch the bread and smell the juice, I remembered...I remembered Jesus. Sometimes I forget Him you know? But I remembered why I do what I do, live how I live, and need a savior when I fail how I fail! The joy of remembering! Being a Daddy is great but having a Father is even better!

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Aquarium

The girls taking a peek!
The penguins are a hit!

Classic aquarium pic of the fam minus little brother.

Annalee insisting that SHE is the princess!

Petting baby shark!

A look of amazement while inside the tube!

Mommy taking a photo op!

My little seal and starfish!

Fun times with daddy and his girls!

This one was just cute!

We recently made a trip to New Orleans. We went to the aquarium, zoo, and the French Quarter. Our friends, the Steedley's, joined us with their girls as well! My parents kept Davis for the weekend, and it ended up being the best thing, but we definitely missed him. The girls are at the ages now, where we can go to an all day thing and they can skip a nap and still be pretty ok. That is not the case for baby boy! He would've never made it at the zoo! We had a fabulous time, but to me, the aquarium was a little too pricey for what's there, and the small amount of time it takes to see everything there. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad we went, but next time we would just stick with the zoo! The girls really enjoyed the aquarium, but enjoyed the zoo more! These pictures are just from the aquarium. I'll post some more later of the zoo, and elaborate a little more about that day!