Thursday, June 17, 2010

Our little Abi

May 28th was Abigail's 10th birthday!
We had a small party (of course we double any typical party and bring our own fun!)
with just the 7 of us and my parents.
We enjoyed a yummy meal of Japanese Hibachi--always a favorite with this crew!

A-adorable smile
B-bubbly personality
I-incredible joy
A-able to achieve
I-intonation in song
L-laughing little lady

Her new Little House bonnet from Papa and Gramommy.
Don't let the balloon topper fool you!
(Not pictured: her new 18 inch doll)
She was happy to get a horse for her doll.
Her new blanket sewed lovingly from Grandpa and Oma.
Enjoying smores on our first camping trip.

Abi-You really are full of life! We love you and look forward to watching you continue to grow in the Lord as you fully enjoy His journey.

xoxo, Daddy and Moma

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's our anniversary!

Today marks 15 years of marriage... Wow! I am amazed at how quickly the time has gone. When we were at my cousins graduation last Friday, I remarked to the girl behind us that we had "done this" 15 years ago. Her response, "Wow and you're still together." My husband replied that marriage is a commitment. It is. I fear that people do not take anything seriously anymore.

In sickness and and in health!
For richer, for poorer!
As long as we both shall live!
Until death do us part!
Those were some of the commitments we made.

But for us, it is not just commitment. There is sweet joy in our marriage. We are not going through the motions. We are loving and living each day together. Want to know the secret? Want to know why people think we are so "lucky" and have it "so easy?!" I will let you in on it. Listen carefully. Here it is...We love the Lord. We have made Him more important than the other person. When you focus on what the Lords role for you in marriage really is, rather than trying to fix the faults you see in your spouse, things tend to flow. Imagine that!? God, the Author of our lives, the Perfecter and Finisher of our faith, knows more about how we should behave than we do! If you want to know how to live, start by reading the five T's of the New Testament (1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus) and be blessed as you change your heart, mind, and behavior to reflect our Holy God.

My Peter,
Thank you for making those commitments to me and for living by them. Thank you for continuing to learn Gods Word and applying it to your life. I am blessed to call you my husband. Happy Anniversary! I love you, Kristen