Sunday, December 21, 2008

check it out

In God's Heart Ministry's website and blog are up and running! YAY! Go check it out. I have taught my mom how to blog, she is typing so much she might need band aids for her fingers:) She will post what she can from DRC and I will be posting some prewritten posts until she gets back in the U.S. to wrtie more. and

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dear God,

Please protect Santa.
Amen, Love Caroline

Caroline's prayer tonight.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

go baby go

I was warned that this would happen. She found the tree and the presents.

Caroline enjoyed a new book while Susanna enjoyed the tree:)

Kid's Crazy Christmas Show

(these are not great pictures, but it was hard getting good shots. Just imagine the chaos, a ton of kids eating breakfast with characters running around,agh.)
Our church puts on a GREAT puppet show at Christmas. On Saturday we took the girls. Caroline loved it, Susanna enjoyed half of it, napped the other half:) Caroline and Josh sat in the front and center of the stage. Every time I could get a glimpse of C's face, she was mesmerized. We had a great time.

Santa Baby

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Six Months

Looking cute on Thanksgiving.

Talking on her cell phone.

What a great half a year this has been. Pictures don't do this little one's cuteness justice. She is so sweet, but so determined. Don't get in the way of her grabbing at what she wants! Usually whatever cup I am drinking out of at the moment. Caroline can get her laughing like no other, she laughs and laughs when her sister plays with her.

Stats: 16 lbs

She loves bathtime, watching the dogs, playing in her exersaucer, talking to anyone, being held, "standing", moving around and getting whatever object she is yearning for! Not a big fan of baby food.

Fa la la la laaa la la la laaaa

A Christmas Card photo shoot......sigh.
You will be getting your card from Landry Land a bit late this year:) And don't mind our tree, the bottem of it is decorated "Caroline" style. The top looks nice. She found some old ornaments and she had to hang them everywhere she could reach.

Friday, December 5, 2008

News Flash!

Scary news, Susanna just crawled. Real deal crawling. But now she is just inch worming. What am I going to do people?!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Under construction

I am working on the blog's Christmas look, I am not done, but I am very tired.... Hopefully I can get it where I want it before Christmas!! If you see anyone handing out free christmas blog makeovers, let me know!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

please say a little prayer

***** Thanks for your prayers. It is over and we are glad about that. The test was not fun, but the results look like she does Not have kidney reflux, yay! One funny thing, they did an ultrasound of her kidneys. She looked at me and said, "I hope I can have a little baby for you Mommy. " Then later she told Josh's mom, " I have a little baby in my tummy." UUUMM No C, there are no babies in your tummy! I know that was probably confusing to her, but it sounded pretty funny coming out of a 3 year olds mouth.
Caroline goes at 3:00 today to get some tests at Tx Children's Hospital. She has had several UTI's so the tests are to determine if she has kidney reflux. They are quick tests, but sometimes she is not cooperative. So I am just worried she will make it worse than it has to be....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

5 months

I had to hurry up and write Susanna's 5 month post because she is going to be six months old before we know it! Oh Susanna, she is so precious and sweet. She rarely cries, but when she does she MEANS it. The nursery worker at church talks about her temper fits she throws. Yes, they page me everywhere I leave her. Which is fine with me, I am usually missing her when the pager goes off anyway. This little girl likes her mommy, a lot. She LOVES watching her sister and Daddy, and recently she discovered the dogs. At one of C's dr's visits I weighed her and she weighed 16 lbs, she is getting chubby and cute. She is the perfect addition to our family. Don't I say that every post, well it is true!

Found it, almost

Found the old camera cord, it worked! Where is the other one.... the search continues.

Are you aware of how GREAT Texas Tech is playing this season??? They are ranked #2, the only man in this house is VERY excited. He has been to 2 games, the A&M game and the UT game, Tech kicked bootie!! Here are some pics of Susanna showing her Red Raider spirit.


Caroline at 1 month

Caroline on the morning of her 3rd Birthday!

Our sweet Caroline has turned 3. This fact seems surreal to me, so I think that is why the post has taken so long. It feels like yesterday was the first day we brought her home. But, here we are 3 year later, in a different city, different house, with a 3 year old and a baby sister. It is WILD to me.

Miss Caroline blows us away everyday with the things she says, notices and her crazy antics. Her spiritual side is so sweet and our prayer for her is for that to grow into a sweet and real relationship with Jesus. Her prayers are so funny and her in sites about God usually have us holding back tears of laughter.

Somethings about C that I don't want to forget.
Her loves: Dress up, she always wants to go the mall:), she loves to put her clothes on by herself, she LOVEs to cook, she is not too picky of an eater, she hates to be left at church and school (cries every time), at school when the tears are gone she is teacher's helper, the girl can dance I mean she can GET DOWN, she has as an amazing memory, she does not like to show off what she knows ex. she knows her colors but when asked she will not tell you them, loves to read, loves music, loves her family, she is protective of her sister, talks to her sister with the sweetest baby voice, always negotiating something, getting Saturday morning donuts with daddy ....
Her dislikes: Daddy leaving for work, lids on her cup, having her hair fixed, not being in the action, ummm not being in Charge:)

We love you Baby Girl #1!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

where oh where has my camera cord gone?

Today I had big plans of downloading a bagillion pictures and writing several posts. These plans were changed when I couldn't find my camera cord anywhere! The search continues.... Wish me luck :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

monkey see, monkey do

Months ago Josh picked C up from her Sunday school class. Her teacher shared some hard family things with him, he felt the Lord lead him to pray for her. So he did and it meant a lot to her. Today I pick C up from Sunday school, she had a substitute teacher, after C walks out of the gate, she turns around and tells the teacher she has to pray for her. She grabs the teacher's hand, she says a little prayer and tells her good bye. I wiped tears from my eyes as she ran down the hall. What a sweetie.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

We have been Tagged

Camille tagged us. This tag game you have go to My Pictures, pick 6th Folder then the 6th picture. Then Post it! This picture is from Easter '08.

I tag all of you. This was fun to see what picture you come up with. Dena, you don't have to do it!:)

We won an award!

I would like to thank the Academy, actually I have to thank Camille for nominating us for this award. hee hee. As a recipient of this award I must answer the following questions with ONE WORD answers( I cheated) and then pass it on to 7 more people to do the same.
1. Where is your cell phone? chair
2. Where is your significant other? sleeping
3. Your hair color? brownish
4. Your mother? devoted
5. Your dad? gone
6. Your favorite thing? daughters
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your dream/goal? heaven
9. The room your in? living
10. Your hobby? bargain shopping
11. Your fear? Loosing people I love
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? ??
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you're not? organized
15. One of your wish list items? clothes
16. Where you grew up? Austin Born and Raised
17. The last thing you did? drink coffee
18. What you are wearing? pjs
19. Your TV? old
20. Your pet? dogs
21. Your computer? my everything
22. Your mood? good
23. Missing someone? mom and dena
24. Your car? driveway
25. Something you're not wearing? jewelry
26. Favorite store? forever 21/target
27. Your summer? humid
28. Love someone? Josh
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. Last time you laughed? last night at Caroline's dance moves
31. Last time you cried? at church watching C
The 7 bloggers I'm nominating: I don't think 7 people read this blog. So, if you are reading this, you are TAGGED:)
If you have not checked out Camille's blog about her family's life in Singapore, then you need to go check it out right. now. Denton News. (Look at all of my linkies!)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

sneak peek

Any day In God's Heart Ministry will have a new website. Josh has spent countless hours putting the finishing touches on the site, I will let everyone know when it is up and running! And the ministry is also getting a blog! These are some pictures from Josh's trip to Lubumbashi in February. We want to blog about the boys, of cours, but also how different everyday life is in L'shi. These pictures are a perfect example of the differences. My mom has dreams about Target while she is there, you can see why!

The Gas Station

The Shoe Store

Friday, October 3, 2008

God is So good

A few posts ago I mentioned our sweet friend Grace who went through a big surgery last week. I am sure you noticed her smiling face on the side of the blog. She is already home, a WEEK early!! WOO HOO for the Roth Family. Another reminder for me what an AWESOME Father we serve. So the Roth's are all home! Now, begins the at home care and all of that stuff(things I know nothing about). I will keep Grace's sweet picture up for awhile as a reminder for myself to pray for Grace and that the surgery's outcome is super successful. Thanks to all of you who lifted her up this past week!

Friday, September 26, 2008

4 months old

Happy Girl

This fabric is mesmerizing!

Look what I found, My FEET!

Rollie Baby

first time in exersaucer

Stats 14.2 lbs 75%
Can't remember the other measurements, and I left without the piece of paper with all of that at the office. Next time.

Well this has been a busy month, here is a run down. Hurricane Ike, lots of birthdays, rolling over often, finding feet, screaming for joy, holding toys, BIG laughing, "talking", and birthday parties. Susanna is such a joy, she is so peaceful and happy. She LOVES her big sister, and we LOVE her. She has had a cold, but she is handling it pretty well. She really enjoys watching her sister do anything. She has the sweetest little voice. A common thing strangers say about her is, "you could just have several of her." And they are so right, she is so precious, you just want like 10 of her!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ike Evacuees

Susanna happy at the zoo

Riding the train

Wow she is looking at the camera!

Happy Birthday Nini

Papa's new toy. If you could hear C, she is saying "FASTER"

C's new ride


and waiting

finally a fish!

We hit the road when we saw that Ike was on it's way to Houston. Who wants to be without electricity with a little one? Not me! We headed to Cleburne and had a great time. Thanks to Josh's parents for feeding us and for the non stop play with Caroline! We were there to celebrate Nini's birthday and lots of other fun things. Josh was able to work from his Blackberry and laptop, so it really was a nice time for all. Here are some pictures. Oh, and I got to get a "Kristi" haircut. Kristi has been cutting my hair for almost 9 years and I try to go to her whenever we are in the DFW area. :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

stay tuned.....

I have been meaning to post several things, but the previous post about Droolio has kept me from down loading pictures. Susanna has not been a happy camper at all:( Anyway, more pictures/posts to come soon. Some of you have asked and yes we survived Ike, just a bit of damage to a fence. We feel so blessed.

If you want something super special to pray about look at my friends list and click on Roth Texas, then head to Grace's blog. This super sweet family used to live down the street, now they are just our friends. They have some big stuff going on and all your prayers will be appreciated. Never mind, I know how to do the cool linkie thing so click here: Grace .

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Susanna is quite drooly. I discovered recently it is because of a tooth! I was suspecting something was up because she has not been her normal happy self, as you can see in the pictures. Caroline did not get a tooth until she was almost 10 months old. And here Miss Susanna is knocking one out at 3.5 months old! I am in total shock. Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration. I am surprised.

I had to add this picture of C, she wanted to wear an outfit like me today. Black shirt and khaki shorts.