Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fabric-$6, Wood $5, Chargers $0, Headboard-Priceless

YAY! We finally have a headboard. I am a total HGTV junkie and if I could, I'd love to go to design school. I've got quite a bit on my plate these days however :-). Every now and then, (ok.. everyday Ian I know)I will see something that I want to try. Time after time host after host whips up a headboard that looks spectacular for a really great price. Well I'm defintely not a host on HGTV, and I'm not exactly sure it's spectacular, but the great price is true for sure! Here it is. The new headboard of the Chadwicks. The chargers were a bonus from a storage clean out at church! SCORE....

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pray for Our Group

Here is the group of us who are going to Spain to launch UpStreet. We had a great retreat this past weekend and I'm so excited to see what God will do.  If you think of us please pray for supportive families, wisdom in our planning efforts, team unity and for God's provision for all of our expenses. Here are some specific prayers from the church in Spain:
1. For motivation and excitement about the new strategy in ministering to children. (Currently the kids leave during the preaching and after our visit they will be having an entire service just for them.)
2. That God will bring more children to the church. 
3. That they would be unified. 
4. Through their work that God would be glorified. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

11 Months

Today has been such a good day with both of the kids. I had a moment where I wanted to cry just looking at them. I feel so blessed to have these 2 incredible children. Today, Jude is 11 months. He knows how to wave bye-bye and sign more! I cannot believe how quickly the time has flown by. It's been even faster with Ellison. We had fun this morning playing at the soft play area at the mall. When I told Ellison we were going, she asked if there would be a coach like at daddy's games (confused it with soft ball) :-). We had a tea party this afternoon where the 3 of us ate ritz crackers and water. Jude of course had more fun destroying than anything else. Here are some pictures of Jude at the softplay and Ellison in her tea hat (sorry Joy just borrowed it for the party). 

Praise God for children. They truly are a blessing from Him! I'm finally starting to get in the groove with having 2 and on a lot of days recently am feeling the itch for the 3rd. It's almost like it happened overnight. 3 months ago I could have been fine with 2 and now I'm beginning to feel like there is another little someone to be added to the family. Ian and I have been praying about the possibility of adopting so it's cool to think that maybe there is a child already born waiting to come to our home. I am open to whatever He has in store, He always knows best. 

Monday, July 14, 2008

A lot's happened in a week

We just got back from vacation with Ian's family. We rented a house at Jekyll island and all in all it was a great trip. It was Jude's first trip to the water and Ellison had a blast playing with her cousins all week long. Ian turned 30 while we were there which made for a special celbration with all of his family. Ian and I got a date night with his brother and wife and we had some chances to run on the beach together! That was fanstastic.  The day before we left, we completed the peachtree in one hour and 9 minutes. Here is a pic of team "C.H." after the race.  I'm actually looking into a 15K or possibly a 1/2 marathon. I need some motivation to keep me moving.  Well, here are some pictures from all of the happenings. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Feeding the Ducks

Here are some videos from the weekend.