"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful







Sunday, February 15, 2009

Love, love, love!

I've had an incredibly fun week!


It started on Tuesday with tornadoes running through town and I found myself in the utility room with 3 kids and the dog. If I had only had the mind to take a picture! It was hilarious as I buckled Sadie in her car seat carrier, Owen sported his bike helmet while Cooper wore his football helmet. I was coaching them on how to duck and cover their backs with pillows when we lost power. The worst part about this was that now we could hear the tornado's wind and the sirens blaring. We all were nervous and Cooper decided, in his normal manner, to make us all giggle by relieving himself of some gas. What a little stinker he is! I love having boys!


We made it through fine and made some great memories in that room!


Early Wednesday morning my mom came in to help watch the kids so that I could head to Dallas with some college friends for some much needed down time! We had a blast and I came back with energy, new hair, polished nails and ready for Valentine's Day!


This is a pic of me getting my hair cut from the loudest woman I have ever heard. And that's saying a lot because I know I am loud being one of 4 sisters!

Thanks to Blake for funding this trip for me, Gigi, Papa and Noonie for watching the kids so that I could get away, and to Angela and Misty for your incredible friendship!


You'd never know it but Angela (the one standing) is 38 weeks pregnant with #4! She amazed me with her energy and happy mood! You're a trooper Angela! We can't wait to find out what you're having...I am voting for a little Molly Collins! *wink, wink*

Blake's had the weekend off! Thank you to all of you that commented and have prayed for us during this rough couple of months! Your encouragement has been so incredible and we've been so blessed as we've been staying busy while he's busy! Now, Blake on the other hand is completely worn out...but we always joke that it's his fault for choosing this profession! I know, I have lots of sympathy, huh?


So we've enjoyed the last couple of days loving on each other and celebrating Valentine's as a family! The guys bought Sadie and I flowers for Valentine's and my gift to Blake won the most romantic of the year award! If you know Blake and I, you know that purchased gifts are not really our love language. So we usually don't do gifts. But I thought of something that Blake needed that would be rather cheap...yeah right! His garage door opener cost $110! OOPS! But he loved the idea of it and was very understanding (as he always is)!




Also, we took Micah up on his challenge and hope you do too! Find someway this week to make someone that might be lonely or hurting feel loved. Check out his website if you haven't already...he's sure making me think and teach my kids about being the hands and feet of Christ! We hope to keep finding ways to do this throughout the year!

11 comments:

Kristy said...

Thank goodness your all ok I was beginnig to worry! You know you need to post when you plan to be gone for awhile just kidding but I was like where is Tracy and Molly? I started a new blog for our neighborhood so that was keeping me busy during my computer time lol, Sadies valentines outfit is adorable.

Kristy said...

my neighborhood I mean, sounded like I was saying Our when I re read that.

Melodie said...

what a fun weekend! love the hair!

mom2many said...

Love Sadie's baby legs! She is getting so big! Noah came into our room the other night...after bedtime of course...complaining about his tummy. He took a step...passed gas...and said, "Never mind...that was the problem." BOYS!!! I told him to keep his "problem" in his OWN room! Glad you had such a fun time and great weekend!

Laura said...

I LOVE your hair! It is so cute!!!

Can't wait to see you.....

katie said...

Cute hair, Molly! And how much fun to have a girl's weekend! That sounds like a blast! :)

kim said...

love the new look! It sounds like Dallas was a fun get away! What a great family you have! When are you coming to town again???? Need to get the boys together for sure!

Shelley said...

What a cutie with those leggys! So glad Blake got to be home and rest a little. How wonderful to have family close so you can enjoy the blessing of much needed away time!

Chassidy said...

Look at you Hot Momma! I love the new hair cute! And I'm so glad you had a girls weekend!

Is that sweet Sadie crawling? Her little legs are too precious!

Chassidy said...

Guess I should proof read before I publish! Hair cut...although it is super cute too!

Nate, Abbey and Noah said...

Love Sadie's leggings! And I can just picture those boys in helmets...cracks me up!