It was a blast! The princess had a wonderful time.. it was quieter then we're used to around here, but it was a good time anyway..She was thrilled with her new kitchen.. went right to work cooking and serving us coffee and corn on the cob, hehee... What a joy it is to watch her right now.. She is a blessing for sure. Terrible twos here we come!!! ;)
Our Katie Grace is turning 2 this week! It's unbelievable to me that our baby could be this age already... Thinking about the day we first laid eyes on her, how tiny she was when they laid her in my arms at the hospital, how fragile she seemed -- when in reality she was a fighter from the start! (Thank you, God!!)
We turned around and she was 1! And then we blinked and she is turning 2! And she's full of mischief and sparkling eyes and loving on her big brother, making her Mommy crazy, all the while having Daddy wrapped completely around her little finger.
We've never been more in love with you, Katie Grace. And yet somehow I think that tomorrow we will wake up and love you a little bit more...Funny how that works!
I thought I'd share a few pictures (a few, haha) of her from the past 2 years, leading up to her big day. Enjoy our beautiful princess! God is so good to us!
I am so excited -- we are having our date night tonight instead of Tuesday this week, because we are going to Six Flags to see my favorite group -- CASTING CROWNS!! Ahhhh I can't wait! (They are on this blog, they sing the first song, Praise You In This Storm, also they sing Voice of Truth, two of my favorite songs, also Who am I, oh I could go on and on.. hehee)... anyway, they are part of a music festival called Kingdom Bound that is hosted at our Six Flags tonight and we are going to see them. There is a whole other slew of groups going to be there, too, but we are going for CC. Can't wait!!!!!! Oh, I told Brian that while we're there, I want to ride a roller coaster or two as well. :) Miss those days.
In Sunday School this week the pastor was speaking on 12 Ordinary men.. the 12 disciples. He was talking about how truly ordinary they were before they were "called" by Jesus to follow Him. Some of them were pretty messed up, actually! Hmm, something to think about..
Anyway, we were talking about how similar some of their struggles were to the struggles that some of us deal with in our lives today. And how Jesus said to these men, in the throes of their struggles, "Come." And they went. Wow.
And Jesus says to us:
"Draw near to me and I will draw near to you"
-- meaning all we need to do is be close to Him.. surround ourselves with things of Him.. His Word, His people, His love, even His music -- and He will be close to us. And therein we will find Him........ and His peace.