Thursday, September 30, 2010

My big girl!

My sweet little Paige doing her homework. She is getting too big!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Messed up grill...

So...I'm having some dental issues. I had a terrible toothache on Monday and made an appointment for the following day. I'm thinking, I obviously have a cavity, lets identify, fill it, and be on our way. Nothing is ever quite so simple in the Parks' home. Keep in mind that, embarrassingly enough, I haven't been to the dentist in a loooonnnggg time. I'm not even gonna tell you how long! My kids have been, but not me;) So the simple cavity that I'm thinking turns into a root canal that's needed...but wait there's more! There's also some sort of cyst/tumor behind that molar! What!?!? So he refers me to an oral surgeon. I go see him today and he tells me that I need a CT scan done to see exactly what we are dealing with. They are gonna call me with that appointment. So here I am, waiting to see what exactly we are dealing with! Par for the course for me though;)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


My dad did great! He ended up having a stent placed in each renal artery. He had a blood pressure spike last night, but it came back down and he is being discharged this morning. Thanks for praying!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Please Pray!

My dad is having surgery this morning for the blockage in his renal arteries. The surgery is scheduled for this afternoon. Please pray that my dad would do well and have a simple speedy recovery. Pray that the Lord would guide the hands of the surgeon and that there would be no complications. Pray for my mom as she waits. Waiting is always the hard part. Thank you in advance for lifting us up today!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Made for more...

Our Sunday school teaching has been titled "Made for More". It has been a very real and heart provoking teaching time. If we can really take hold of the fact that we are made for more than just our day in and day out lives! WE are chidren of the King! We share an inheritance with Christ! We have purpose! We have a Father who cares about us and wants us to glorify Him! The list could go on for years! Thank goodness for the hope that we are certainly made for more:)


We got home from a delightful time at the beach with our group! It was really fun:) We thought we might get rained out, but it turned out to be really pretty. The guys stayed inside for most of Saturday anyway though, because of college football! Our friend and host, Bryant, boiled about 10 lbs of shrimp, with potatoes and corn, and crab that the boys caught! It was YUMMY! Such a treat! I can't wait to get another community group getaway on the books!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Community group gettaway

Tonight we are goin to Fort Morgan with our community group. I am torn because Homecoming at Hillsdale is tomorrow too. This will be a great time to go deeper but my freind Kevin is full of Grace adn truth and I treasure his words about the communty we both so love to serve in. Anyway, I plan on having a fun time tonight!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Please be in prayer with us as our friends Kevin and Shay walk through this day. They are having a family graveside service this morning and a memorial service this evening. Pray that the God of hope would continue to bind up the brokenhearted and bring them comfort and peace as they journey through this day and the ones to come.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Davis Quote

This is Davis' quote of the day:

He pulled out the Jesus Storybook Bible and said:

D: "Mommy it's the bible! Wead it to me!

Me: Ok! Hop up here and we'll read it.
What does the bible say?

D: "It say dat Jesus lus(loves) me!"

I mean, really, could you not just eat him?!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


"Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
Just to take Him at His word.
Just to rest upon His promise.
Just to know 'thus saith the Lord'.

Jesus, Jesus, how I love You!
How I've proved You o'er and o'er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh for grace, to trust You more!"

Monday, September 20, 2010


Today, our sweet friends Shay and Kevin Steedley, lost their baby. She was full term and went into labor, and the Lord decided to take her before she entered into the world. She was beautiful, and tiny, and perfectly made by a God who has been knitting her together in her mother's womb from the day of conception. We believe in a sovereign God who is in control of all things. We believe that her days were written just as ours are. However, we are deeply saddened. WE grieve and pray with the Steedleys, and will continue to hope and trust for them, even when they don't think they can. The Lord has given them phenomenal grace that comes only from Him, and the strength they have displayed and the glory they have still been able to give to our God during these tragic circumstances, is remarkable. I am thankful for Virginia "Ginna" Steedley. Today, she and her parents have caused me to see Jesus, and for that I am always grateful.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Day of Rest

I hope everyone enjoyed the Sabbath! Happy Sunday:)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Go Jags!

We went to the Jags game today to tailgate:) They had a fundraiser called Tailgating for Autism, so we endured the blazing heat in the name of charity;) The kids had a blast! Obviously they need some Jags gear, because they were decked out in Gator gear from head to toe! Scott was not complaining about that at all though ;) Fun was had, great naps were taken, and fluids were replenished. All in all, a really good day!

Friday, September 17, 2010


After working the last couple of nights and keeping up with the pace of life, I am TIRED!! I am in desperate need of a nap. So desperate that I would be willing to nap in the middle of my cul de sac if I had time! And, if it were appropriate ;) I am so glad that it's Friday, I can hardly stand it. Now I just have to convince my kids that life will be much easier tomorrow if they will just sleep in :0) Here's to hoping (or feeling like their allergies are acting up and giving everyone a little taste of my friend "benadryl") Ha!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


We started our women's bible study this morning at the church. It is always so refreshing to get back into and see friends and meet new faces. We are studying Joshua, which I am really looking forward to. I love to study old testament books. I look forward to seeing God's faithfulness as we walk thru this book:)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Something sweet

Today I just had Davis with me, so I took him to the park with a friend to play. He ran and jumped and squealed, and had lots of fun:) Today I realized something little that I love and usually take for granted. He had a sweaty head. His hair was wet on the ends. I love that:0) It is sweet to me. If he wasn't here tomorrow, that would be a little thing that I would miss. I enjoy him so much. He and his sweaty 2 year old self ;)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I am bummed. I was going to put a premade chicken lasagna in the oven so I wouldn't have to prepare for dinner, because we have to go to Paige's open house tonight at 6. I got ready to put it in and realized that it takes an hour and a half to cook! I don't have an hour and a half! Guess I better rethink dinner!

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's me again...

After a nice relaxing weekend, I was hurled full force into a crazy busy Monday. My Monday included, working childcare for 4 hours at the gym while also keeping my neighbor's baby, putting two overtired children down for a nap that didn't last nearly as long as I'd hoped, getting those cranky children back up to spend an hour and a half in carpool picking up the girls (meanwhile the noise level grew exponentially), trying to get a quick workout in on the dvd player while my kids continuously tried to lose their minds, showereing and getting all of us dressed while waiting on the neighbor to pick up her baby, driving across the bay for a fundraiser for Scott's school, driving back across the bay after prying 3 little ones away from their daddy:( , and and putting the VERY tired kiddos to bed well after their bedtime. Yep. I'm tired too. Good night all!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sunday- Community Group OUtreach

We are and have been looking at new ideas to reach out to the community in whihc we live adn serve? What do you do at your church? What have you done or seen that has been effective? I like to think of myself as a pretty creative guy, but on things like this, we need all hands on deck. So tonight, we are going to be making a list for our church and community group. Why don't you do the same? What can you do to serve others (who don't know Jesus) in and through your church?

Saturday- Hoping Florida is not the upset

So if yuo were aliove last weekend you probably heard how Florida about layed and egg and lost to Miami (not the one from Florida either.) So this weekend al we are asking for is good snaps. Not 50 points, not 4 interceptions, not a lights out defnese, or 400 yards rushing. Just get teh ball to the quarterback with out him losing it! High Expectations!

Making things great for the one who I know is great! Friday

So, we get a little weekend gettaway this weekend so I will be bloggin ahead of time for us! It suspects to be a great time had by many. Hope there are great stories adn pics to come.!
PS Annie yuor off bloggin until Monday! I love you with all my heart and am so thankful for our time together this weekend. It's gonna be great!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


The latest update on my dad is that he has a 95% blockage in one of his renal arteries and 50% in the other. Surgery has been schedule for Tuesday so please continue to keep him in your prayers!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

So Fast!

Why does life seem like it's moving at lightning speed? Our days just fly by at a ridiculous speed. I want to really live to the fullest and be mindful that my Father gave me another day on this earth for a purpose. It's so easy, however, to get caught up in the daily busy bee mode! I'm thankful that the Lord is more mindful of me than I am of Him. He knows my needs and desires, and he gently guides me in the direction I need to go. Praying for my stubborn self that I wouldn't resist that guidance as my day to day unfolds! Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Prayers Please:)

My dad had a renal ultrasound last week and it showed about 70% blockage in both renal arteries. If that assessment is correct, then he will probably need to have stents placed in each artery. He is scheduled for a CT scan tomorrow at 1pm and we will know a little more then. Please be in prayer for him. Pray that the Lord would give us direction as the diagnosis and treatment is revealed and that my dad would remain healthy and strong throughout the tests and any procedures that might be needed!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Three Days come and Gone

Well its come and gone but I am sub-blogging for Annie once again. This weekend was her birthday and we had a great time going out to dinner last night and then relaxing all day today. We also started teaching Paige to ride her bike today and she did a really good job today. She still has a lot to learn but day one went really well.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


My baby boy picked his mommy some flowers today! Well, maybe they're weeds, but still a very kind gesture. I heart him:)

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's back!!!

Marathon training season is back and in full swing!! I'm excited and looking forward to some fall weather to accompany the many long runs that will have to take place between now and then;) I maight be waiting a while on cooler weather though!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

In honor...

In honor of my football season is officially here!! Woo hoo! This makes him a very happy man, and I tend to enjoy it myself;) Go Gators!!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Another funny one...

Annalee: "Davis are you in 1st grade?"

Davis: "No, I'm not."

A: "Are you in high school then?"

D: "Yes."