Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Buddy's 1st Hair Cut!

Our little guy has a head of hair that grows like crazy!  You always hate to do that first hair cut, but it was truly time.  He was such a little trouper and did super!  Elizabeth was a great help by holding him on her lap.

 Okay, here we go...

 "Okay, I'll just chew on this then since I'm stuck in it anyways."

 Lol!  What can I say?!

 Esther and Sarah were awesome helpers in keeping him entertained and distracted.

Oh that face is SO darling!

All finished! He was glad to be done too. :-)
Mama did a super job on his little head!
And yes, we did save some of the hair to put in his baby album. :-) 

Happy Birthday Essie!

Our sweetie pie turned 8 this year.  How can she be that old already?!  So thankful for each and every day that we've had with our precious ray of sunshine these past eight years!  She is a constant burst of life, energy and joy and brings many smiles and laughs into our home.  Esther means "star".  We pray that she will truly be a star that shines brightly with the light of the Lord Jesus in this world!  We love you so much sweet heart!
~Big sis Bree

Saturday, August 27, 2016

How to Find Courage When All You Feel is Fear (Real Life with Lisa)

Last week we posted a video by Lisa Jacobson from Club 31 Women speaking about hope in the new series she is doing called "Real Life with Lisa".  Her topic this week is

How to Find Courage When All You Feel is Fear
 What a blessing and encouragement this video was to me!  I don't know why fear is something we as human's tend to struggle so much with, but I am so thankful that in Christ we can have peace, confidence and courage in the Lord!  I hope you will also be blessed and encouraged to be courageous!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Having Peace Like A River

Yesterday while sewing, I was extremely blessed and challenged by this message.  Do we take having the peace of God in our hearts and lives seriously?  As John Dees explains in this message, we should take it seriously because God does.  Do we pursue it?  How do we have this peace?  Isn't being busy for the Lord important?  I hope some of you will take the time to listen to this message and be blessed also.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Thought provoking...

I recently began my second attempt to read through the autobiography of George Muller.  Though a very large book and sometimes tedious, it is so worth the effort to read through it!  As I read the introduction to the book by Jim Elliff, a few things really spoke to me and I thought that it may also be thought provoking and perhaps even inspiring to some of you.

Faith, to Muller, was finding out what God said or what He permitted, and doggedly hanging on to the promises even when circumstances were screaming otherwise.

 God delights to show Himself strong to those whose greatest aspiration is to demonstrate to the world that God is who He says He is.

 People do not care so much about what you can do for God, but they desperately need to see what God will do for you.

Saturday, August 20, 2016


My precious daughters sent this message of encouragement to me this morning.  How blessed I am!  I am so hopeful, as it was such an encouragement to me, that it might be also be to someone else out there.  ~Karen

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Precious Visitors!

Saturday we were so blessed to be able to enjoy a short but very sweet visit with Tayte, Martha and our precious little niece Alexandria.  We treasured just being able to wrap our arms around all three of them and enjoy watching how much our little sweetie pie has grown and changed!

Catching up and adoring the babies in the living room

Big brother was tickled to get to see his littlest brother
that he hadn't gotten to see since Benjamin was 1 month old

Benjamin fully approved and decided he liked his biggest brother. :-)
He doesn't know this yet too well, but his big brother can be lots of fun! :-)

And here's our little ray of sunshine!  She's 10 months old now.  What a precious little doll she is!  Big smiles and big personality! Grandma and she had a lot of fun together and Grandma's eyes are sparkling with delight. :-)

It was so fun to watch Benjamin and Alexandria together!
Mom described it that size wise,
Benjamin is like the football player and Alexandria is like the cheerleader. :-)

Zandry, as Tayte and Martha call her, thought that since Uncle Benjamin seemed to think that pacifier was so good, surely he would be good enough to let her have a taste too! She gently put her hands on it and he gently released it so she could pull it out.  It was so cute!  But we did stop her before she got any further. :-)

As you can see, Alexandria had next to no attention. :-) The girls had so much fun with her!

Snuggles for Aunt Sarah and fun with Aunt Esther 

Grandpa and Granddaughter sharing some cheese.  They had fun together.
  I don't think Grandpa could get quite enough of her though and would have kept her much longer!

Martha's smile says it all here.
She totally loves babies and was so thrilled to get to hold our little guy.
He seemed to like her too. :-)

 Those two...makes me smile all over again just seeing this picture.
I love the look on Tayte's Tayte!
He was quite fascinated with Benjamin's singing toy that's mouth opens
 and Martha seemed to delight in his enjoyment of it.  :-)

It was great that they let Alexandria eat pretty much anything now, because it was a perfect way to win her over! :-)  Ice cream, cool whip, oreo cookies and chocolate syrup.  It worked really well. :-)

Tayte showing us a video that he took at his work place of part of what he does.
He's an Alexander guy through and through- a very hard worker!

 Oh Aunt Bree didn't want to let go!
That big hug was very very treasured.  I just wish they didn't have to get big so quickly.

Benjamin took a definite liking to Tayte and before they left he kept leaning back for Tayte again and again.
I think it melted big brother's heart. :-)

Tayte picked Sarah up and put her on his lap when he was telling her goodbye.

 And then there's these two...LOL!  Tayte was determined to put Titus up to the ceiling, but each time we see them Titus gets bigger and bigger and Tayte decided to make it the last time he did it.  After a few attempts, he did get him up there. Titus drank up every second of it! I love their faces, so full of life.  Brother's are the best! 

A quick shot of our four amazing Alexander men.
They for sure couldn't deny that they are related!

We were never able to get a good picture of the three of them, 
but we're thankful for the ones we did get anyways.
Love the smiles on Martha and Alexandria's faces!

And there's little sweetie's finger!  Her and that finger!  She has a "thing" with pointing.  :-) 
 Made us laugh!

We love and miss you all tons!

Inspirational quote for the day...