Thursday, February 28, 2008

Foundation Friday

This is John 16:33, but the entire chapter of 16 is great (read it here). I am amazed how often I run into strong believers who really believe they are above having hard times. It's as though they have risen above not knowing which direction God wants for them, or going through a season of need, or even just being spiritually dry. Have we forgotten we live in a FALLEN world, the same one Satan was given rule over- HELLO!?!? Yet, we expect to be better than "God with skin on" and always know what to do next or even from where our next meal comes. I think the enemy has trapped us in our pride way more than we like to admit. NOTHING is attained on our own efforts. Yes, we will have many trials in this life. If you're aren't struggling on some level, I would ask who you're serving. Why would God make it so comfortable here that we would not long to go home? Hmmmmmm...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

My "Wordless Wednesdays" are NEVER wordless. I need to think of a new name for it for me. Anyway, remember these little darlings?!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Meet the Newest Addition..

to the Jeffcoat House.

We have known for a while we were headed in the minivan direction. I mean, we loved our SUV, but seriously, gas is $3.00 a gallon!! There is no way we were going to spend close to $100 a week to fill up (yes, it costs that much for a V-8 like our Expedition was)! So last year I actually started talking about "the minivan" to CJ. We got rid of the pricey Expedition when we moved to Lexington and have been driving a Taurus. It wasn't ideal, but we all fit and it was economical. When we found out we were prego, we knew the car was not going to work for us much longer- we began praying for God's provision. We are living on less than a quarter of our previous salary which in no way was going to afford us a SAFE minivan, much less to go back into a large enough SUV- but with God all things are possible (Luke 1:37) and we know He has plans to prosper us (Jeremiah 29:11).

Lo, and behold, we received a super generous gift that allowed us to purchase a van. PRAISE BE TO JESUS! We had been doing research for quite some time so we had become very familiar with what was in our price range and what the consumer reports said. Much to CJ's dismay (having been in the car industry) I had been speaking with a wholesaler already. However, CJ was put to rest when the son called and said, "My dad overheard us talking when you were in here the other day and went over the weekend and found this van for you. It is a one-owner van and it is loaded. We are going to leave it out for you to come by to see it and take to your mechanic for a look over. If he finds anything, let us know, and we'll fix it. I believe this is the one for your family."

Sure enough our long-standing family mechanic looked it over and not only gave it an ok, but said, "You're getting a really good deal with this." Yahoo!

The boys have already chosen which seat is theirs and they are both in the very back which means great news for my ears! We are all safe and not trying to figure out who will get strapped to the luggage rack when the baby comes!

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Friday, February 22, 2008


CJ was accused of being the worst thing to a child Cole's age just beginning to play board games tonight- A CHEATER! We had not played this game in a while because the boys just weren't doing well with it and it drove me nuts. Apparently, Cole's class just brought it out and it has begun again. We played tonight as a family after Judah went to bed. Cole and Jonah were doing quite well until we had been playing for about 20 minutes. The attention span wore off and the busy-bodyness began. Cole took it upon himself to move Jonah's "man" several times and we really didn't know where it was supposed to be. But then Jonah drew the double blue- and it was on! Because Jonah couldn't reach the game piece easily, CJ moved it for him and it put him to the end of the game and thus made him the winner. YAY! CJ and I were SO glad it was over, but Cole broke into hysteria over the fact "Daddy cheated by moving Jonah's man to the end!" It really was a sight as he carried on throwing himself onto the floor and pitching a major fit. As bad as it was, I laughed at him and proceeded to put Jonah to bed. Cole worked his way back to the bedroom and when he calmed down, I explained to him how it all worked. He continued to sniff a little (I mean the tantrum had reached head- spinning, vomiting pea soup proportions), but he finally did settle down and now is asleep.
These crazy 3 year old emotions are nutty! And to think, we'll have to go through this again at puberty! Yahoo!!!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Thursday 13

13 Ways You Know You Live With All Boys

1- You’re always making something to drink.

2- They are way more interested in your breasts than you are.

3- Rarely are there left- overs for dinner.

4- There are random pieces of clothes laying about- in obscure places!

5- The soap on the bathroom soap dish is always dirty.

6- The front door is constantly left open (oops, that is from me :) ).

7- You ask your friends what quiet sounds like.

8- The commode always needs flushing (and usually wiping).

9- You carry a bag of wipes where ever you go, because, really, all it takes is one Hershey’s kiss and there is a major mess!

10- You find yourself repeating the same directions at least 3 times in a row before you’re even acknowledged.

11- You are usually running to rescue the dog from some sort of “experiment” involving jumping off of the bed or rope- maybe both!

12- Clothes are being taken off as soon as you open the front door (could explain #4).

13- Every time you step on a toy it’s a monster truck or a LEGO block!


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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

This was our 10 year high school reunion planning committee in 2004. I can't believe it will almost be 15 years soon!!!!!

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Yeah, yeah, yeah...

We've been a little busy, a little sick, and way tired so blogging has not been top priority. Plus, most people who read this call or email me anyway to see what is up. We will slowly get back on track here and start posting regularly again. Then again, maybe not so much. To be continued...

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