Saturday, October 25, 2014

Girls Weekend in October

Also on October 11th, all my girls from college came in for a visit! I missed the first half of the visit due to Eden's sudden arrival, but they all went to Wild Eggs and had a great time. Then we met up at DSU on campus to see all the new renovations.

After that we came to our new house and hung out for awhile just to talk and catch up. That's always my favorite and a wonderful time. Heather came and we all got to meet the adorable Whitley too!!! So precious!!

Can't wait for Sweatshirts and S'mores in January!!!

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Life according to my iPhone...

Well, I feel like I am on a roll with the updates today! Ha! So here are all the random things we have been doing that don't fit into their own post :-)

Some more Servpro WKU Tailgating...

Our 3 year old is rocking it out in the coloring department...

I caught my boys sleeping in the exact same position... How precious?!

We passed 38 weeks, I forgot to do a weekly update, and my belly continues to grow and grow...

Someone picked out their Halloween outfit...

And we have been enjoying new activity magazines thanks to GiGi's magazine drive at school :-)

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Pumpkin Carving 2014 Style

We had the annual pumpkin carving last night at Becky's. We actually got a late start thanks to our new pastime called three year old fits- no fun at all!! But we carved an Olaf pumpkin that looked good when lit up, but pretty rough when you looked close. Ha! I pretty much ruined both arms and we had to attach them via toothpicks. Not our best work, but whatev.

And some fun comparison shots from the past few years :-)

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Welcome to the world Eden Rae!

As I mentioned before, Eden Rae Broady joined the world on Oct 11th. Her "due date" was not until Nov 4th. So she surprised us all a little :-)

She was 6lbs even at 36 & 1/2 weeks so that is wonderful! She came out great (Havens labor was quick- lucky thing!) and did not have any breathing issues!! Woohoo. That's always a concern for early babies. She did battle with a little bit of jaundice in her first week, but her parents did some great research and got her a "glow" blanket to fix her right up. They are breastfeeding and rockin it out! I am so proud of them and love getting to see both of them as parents. It's the cutest.

Griffin adores Eden. He has held her twice really well and been so proud of himself for it too! Ha. He also has had to practice not getting to close when he had a little cough, just to be safe. This is great practice for him :-)

We love you Eden Rae! And we cannot wait for you and Grady to become best friends, whether you want to or not! Ha!

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The Redeemer Church Journey Update

Well it's been almost a month since I blogged about the church plant. Since then we have visited several church plants, and starting meeting on Sunday mornings! Wow.

So we visited three different church plants during our "Sunday's off" between SGBC and the start of Redeemer. It was very encouraging and helpful to see what others have done, and hear their encouragements to us for the journey. These are the people who have been there and know the battle ahead, so to get wisdom from them was very sweet.

On Oct 12th we met for the first time on a Sunday morning at Bristow Elementary. It just so happened that Bro and Haven decided to have Baby Eden on the 11th (she was due a day after me, so almost 4 weeks early!), so plans changed quite a bit for the 12th! Ha! I will do another post on precious Eden, but know that her and momma are both fabulous and I tell Haven daily I am mad that she isn't pregnant anymore and I am! Haha.

So we decided to just do a very scaled down version for our first Sunday. Jennifer led worship by herself, and it was sweet and simple. It was a humbling morning I think. There were just a few of us, and it was our first time in the school. It felt perfect to me. God just preparing us for what He wants to do in this area, and Him reminding us that it won't be by our plans or big show that hearts and lives will be changed. It will be by His doing alone. It was a great lesson at the perfect time.

So the next week we were all pumped and ready to go! We had a few visitors and wonderful worship and a great message. It was refreshing and exciting.

Now we are trying to spread the word. Our core group will be going out and passing out info this weekend, and we are praying for ways to reach the community around us.

Will you pray with us?

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