Monday, June 15, 2009

This weekend...

We had an exciting weekend. My husband heard about this park close to his office that has water fountains the kids can play in. So we picked up a friend to play with and headed there Saturday afternoon. The kids had a blast running in and out of the fountains. The water was cold so when the wind blew it did get a bit chilly, but they had so much fun playing in the water. After that we went McDonald's to eat and then to another park to keep wearing them out. We don't get to spend as much time with our friend as we would like so we play and have lots of fun with her when we get the chance. The kids went right out when they got in bed Saturday night and I am glad because we had to get up early for church on Sunday. We ended up having lots of family come to church with us and support us in dedicating Elijah. It was such a blessing to look out and see them all sitting there with big smiles on their faces. It actually made me get teary eyed. We had one of our pastors praying over Elijah during the prayer time of the dedication and his prayer was just right on. It was so neat to hear the Lord speak prophecies over him through this pastor. It was so exciting, and Elijah just sat there and watched him intently during the prayer. It was such a blessing. Here are a few pictures of our incredible weekend!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A New Day!

This morning I started back into my old routine of getting up early and walking. I have been in a bit of a rut lately and this week the Lord showed me that I needed to get back to what He wants me to do. So, I am getting up at 4:00 am and walking before my beloved husband goes to work. This also gives me a good hour or more of quiet time to spend with the Lord before I shower and the kids get moving. Today was a hard transition, but I did it. The coolest part is how supportive my husband is. After my shower I got into my stuff for my face and hair and found a card. The front of it said "It's very simple. I love you." He wrote some very encouraging words on the inside and it just totally blessed me. We have not had cable for over a week now and I think it is bringing our family closer together. Every night after dinner we are spending the time together and the TV is hardly ever on anymore! I am so loving this time we have, and am really enjoying the time my husband and I get when the kids go to bed. We can just sit on the couch and read together, or sometimes put in a movie and just sit together and it is so nice. I love my precious husband and am so thankful for what the Lord is doing in him, me and our family!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Our Little Battle Leader!

Today, five weeks ago, we adopted our precious Elijah. We have had him since he was born and is a sibling to our other two children. Even though we have had him from birth and knew he was ours, there is something exciting about making it official through the courts that he is our son. The neat thing is the judge we had for his adoption is the same one we had when we adopted our older two children. He remembered us too! This Sunday in church we are finally able to dedicate him back to the Lord publicly and I am so excited. Our church is big and we have several people form our counties children services that attend there so we have to make sure not to break any of the rules of foster care and "advertisement", but that is okay with us. We don't mind waiting until it is official in the worlds eyes to dedicate him at church. Anyway, I wanted to officially introduce you to my youngest son Elijah Kincaid, our little Battle Leader for God!

Monday, June 1, 2009


For many years now I have complained about the television and its programs to my husband. I really don't like television and have wanted to get rid of it for years. So, my husband came to me last week and said that he agreed with me and he thought we should get rid of the cable television for the summer. We will see how that goes and then re-evaluate it in the fall. Of course I laughed and said that he would never go through with it and how was he going to make it all summer with out baseball. Well, to my surprise, he told me yesterday that he wanted me to call our cable company this morning and cancel our services. So, being the good wife that I am, I called this morning and cancelled our cable services. Now, there is a huge part of me excited because I really don't like television. But, there is a small part of me that is in panic mode, especially because today was a stormy day. This is teaching me that I have come to depend on something that I really don't like in the first place. How about that. It is also what the Lord has been showing me this past weekend. I am not putting Him first in all that I do. I have not been doing everything for the Lord and making Him my everything. So, today is the first day of June and a major life changing day for me. No more television, because as far as I am concerned there is nothing good on NBC, ABC, FOX or CBS and I have no desire to watch them. So, I will let you know how this change goes, but I am looking forward to an adventurous summer with my family and no television distractions.