Sunday, October 14, 2012

What Have We Been Up To?

 We have been busy the last couple weeks. I apologize for not updating the blog sooner. I'll try to do better as the new season approaches.  This last week was spent with Lifechurch.tv staff from all over the country.  We celebrated Tony's 5 year anniversary, being on staff.  We feel so blessed to be a part of Lifechurch.tv and know, without a doubt, that we would not be where we are today without our church family.  Our family is closer, our finances better, our relationship with the Lord is better, and we love people more, and have a deeper heart for the lost.

 Our sweet Tobin turned 6, and we had a "fair" themed birthday party in the back yard.  Everyone had a great time.   Thanks to everyone who came and made his day super special.


Tony and I went to a training on how to mentor other married couples through the techniques learned at The Hideaway.  We went to The Hideaway in July, and it changed our marriage ( we didn't even know we needed it to be changed that much, but were striving to be deeper).  We have such a passion to help other married couples now. Those who are hurting or going through trials, or just stuck in the rut of every day life.   Such simple things, that come from biblical teaching, that can change a couples future.  Please be praying for us as we seek the Lord's guidance in this area of our life, and where/when the Lord would use us.


 We spent a day at the Great State Fair of Oklahoma in September.  We smelled a lot of Fried food, and look at a lot of strange, fun, and interesting sights.  We love spending time as a family, and feel so blessed we still have each other.


We had several visits from my family in Arkansas. Oh, how we miss our family!




Tobin moved to Toon Town ( our weekend class for kiddos ages 6-10) and Konnect (our wednesday night program) at church.  He LOVES It! He loves learning his verses every week, and highlighting his bible.  He earns points each week for different things. He's always over 100,000 points! His goal is a million points! 


 


A special shout-out and Thanks to Leeanne, Tony's administrative assistant ( the lady who actually makes the youth ministry at the Edmond campus run smoothly).  We could not have made it through our tragedy without her.  She spent countless hours helping us with insurance info, sorting through donations, and helping us get situated in our new home. At the same time, she was doing her "real" job at the church, making sure the youth ministry didn't slack. We appreciate you Leeanne and love you!


Tobin lost his first tooth, ad wrote the sweetest note to the tooth fairy the first week in October. He is growing up so fast. Oh, how time flies! Precious time, where does it go?



 I made the kiddos "BlueJay" clothes for the Homecoming parade, and we had a great time with some sweet new friends we met.  They loved watching all the floats, and picking up candy that was thrown at them.  We are loving our new town and settling in nicely.




 We are back into a daily/weekly routine.  Our highlight of the day is walking to school to pick up Tobin.  I'm so blessed my kids love each other so much.  I'm not sure how that happened, but I am grateful, and PRAY that continues.  Sibling relationships are so precious and special!


Today we spent the beautiful day outside together. Tony worked hard getting the yard ready for the new season, raking leaves, mowing, fertilizing, etc.. The kids "helped" him and wrote all over the driveway with chalk.  I sat on the porch and caught up on some Scentsy "work". I cannot believe I get to stay home with my kids and "work".  God has really blessed my Scentsy business the last couple months.  I'll have to write a new post, just to talk about how much God is blessing that area of my life. 




 I think that pretty much catches us up for now.  I'll try to do better updating this blog.  Thank you for the continued prayers.  Every single gift, note, email, and hug mean so much to us. It sure would be hard to move forward without all of our sweet friends and family.  We are so blessed!


~Rachel

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