It is our last night in our home in Lincoln. Tomorrow we pack up and head west. This will be my last post for awhile. Thanks for all who have been sending encouragement and prayer our way. It has been a sad time for us, but we are looking forward to new opportunity and new relationships. Yes... it is 2 am and we still have work to do:) Love to all!
We had our last Monday night with our small group at church on Monday. We are going to miss them sooooo much. They have been there for us in so many ways over the last 4 years. J'net made a photo album for us and the tears started. I am so thankful to the Lord for being my comfort in this time of change for our family. I am experiencing a lot of sadness, but I do not feel overwhelmed by it. It is just sadness. I am thankful for this emotion because it shows me that I have loved and been loved and that God is working in and through believers. I will miss these people in so many ways, but I know that God is faithful and that he has a plan and a purpose much bigger than I can see. My camera was out of batteries so I have no pictures of the flock...
Tuesday morning tears...
Our preschool group meets on Tuesdays and today was our last day. Karin hosted and there were 13 kiddos under 5. It was fun and so sad. I love each of those kiddos very much and love and admire the moms. I am thankful that during our time in Lincoln God provided moms that love him for me to share parenting and life stories with. Here are a few - okay - a lot of pics from today! Bekah brought a pinata and it was hilarious! :)
My dear friend Danielle and Ali - there were tears from mom shortly after this pic... Ava painting her cookies. They were giving me their biggest smiles! Ali doing her fingerprints... Karin and her little students.
this is the song that keeps going through my head...
"I am the church.
You are the church.
We are the church together.
All who follow Jesus, all around the world.
Yes, we're the church together."
We are terribly sad to be leaving the believers we have come to know and love at Faith Bible Church. We have been truly blessed to be guided and taught by many Godly men and women. Our kids have been blessed by the loving teachers and the carefully selected curriculum in Sunday school. We will greatly miss our flock. The people have become very close to our hearts and we love them each very much. We have watched it grow and change over the last few years... what a blessing and a growing experience for us.
I know that God is faithful. So, we look forward to change knowing that God is God. We look forward to meeting new people and sharing life with others... taking the gospel to the ends of the earth ;) okay, to the end of Nebraska:)
I love Jesus. I love Sam. I love my girlies. I love my hounds. I like to cook. I like long walks with friends. I like Danielle's porch swing. I like to laugh. I like to be weird. I like to give gifts. I cry when people succeed. I want to learn more about my heavenly Father. I want to grow and be stretched. I like life.
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She wants cake!
Having her cake...
She's reaching, she's grabbing, she puts everything in her mouth. She is growing up way too fast. Oh, that makes my heart ache...
Date with Daddy
While dad and daughter are out on their date, I try to make an effort to do something fun with the other child. Ali and I put on our aprons and bakers hats and made cookie dough a few weeks ago. She was so cute. She kept saying, "We are good bakers mom. We are really good bakers." Ava got to have ice cream and cookie dough that night. :) I love this time as they have been less frequent since Aria has joined our family.
When Ali went on her date, Ava and I played computer games and she got to help get Aria ready for bed. Two year olds are so smart and so much fun. I love my girls!
A loving Father...
Daddy has started date nights at the McNair house. He did this a little bit last winter/spring, took the summer off and is starting again. Each week one of the girls gets to go on a date with Daddy. The last two weeks it was ice cream and the park. They love it! They think they are sooooo special... and they are and that's the point. The girls are blessed with a Father who loves them, wants a relationship with them, and works at it! What an impact parents have on their children... I look at my wonderful husband and praise the Lord that he is such a loving Father. I am thankful that I had a loving Father growing up...and that my heavenly Father loves me. Mothers get all kinds of weird (but good) attention.... let's give those Daddy's some hugs today!
Snuggling with Laura :)
This is our friend Laura snuggling with the girls. Our girls have been blessed by Laura and her husband in many ways. We love them so much!
Drew Duwelling, Ali Mae, Evan Parker, LiAnna Peters
Here are Ali's preschool buddies. I love this pic because it reminds me of a picture my mom has of the All 'A' carpool we had when I was little. I think it was for preschool? Mom? Andy, Aaron, Abby and ??? How fun!
We decided that I was going to teach Ali everything she needed to know at home this year. :) But on Tuesdays, we get together with three other families who have preschoolers and have preschool. The Moms take turns teaching, hosting, and watching the smaller kiddos and it works out well! Last week they went to the fire station... there will be pics and stories on that later...
Aria's first real bites:)
I mean really...how cute is she????
We gave Aria her first real bites of cereal this weekend. The first bowl didn't go so well, but this pic is from the third try and she loves it now. :) I let Ali and Ava feed her a few bites during the second feeding session. They thought they were pretty cool... I thought they were pretty messy. Ali in particular thinks it is great that Aria is finally eating cereal. I love to watch my girls love each other. It tugs at my heart!
storm door installed
Aria's new face
I don't know what to think :)
Hangin' out with the Froehlichs
The Birthday Girl
How cute is she...
I had to post this picture! It makes me want to go wake her up so I can see her cute little smile!
Smiles smiles smiles
always upside down
what a cute little cowgirl!
I am a 26 year old momma with 3 kiddos under 4. I am crazy. I am loved. I am growing up. I wish I was a cowgirl. I love the country. I love quiet places. I love my little blonde beauties. I love Jesus. I love blue skies. I love caramel hot chocolate. I love trials, challenges, and changes. They refine me. I love the word. I love song. I love to dance and sing. I love my girls. I love my Sammer. I love God's music. I love the rythm of life. I love smiles. I love tears. I want boots and a hat. I love. I live.