Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Day #43 A Day In The Office...

The steeple addition at church is coming along so nicely! The flooring, baseboards and doors were recently put in, and everything is starting look more like an office.
Watching the Lord's provision for every step of the project has been amazing to see.


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Day #42 Sawdust...


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Day #41 Perfect in the Imperfection...

Inspired to be creative at our friend's sawmill today!


Monday, August 18, 2014

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Day #40 The Little Nephew...

Abuela will come over and ask, "Any new pictures today?"
Heather is such a great sister-in-law...she sends us pictures of Kyler every day so that we can see how fast he is growing and watch his personality grow! We don't see our little nephew much, but through pictures and video we have learned to love his bright smile spread across his face. We have watched as he has learned to give kisses...crawl...wave goodbye...


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Day #39 Always...

"...I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." Matthew 28:20


Anita hand painted this beautiful cup for me...it has all the perfect elements...small and perfect size...bright and cheerful colors...a beautiful reminder of Jesus presence in my life...and also, created by someone I love very much!
This will be my new favorite cup to drink hot tea or coffee. :)


Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Day #38 In the photo trunk...

This Saturday morning, two of us went in search of a particular picture...we went to Mom's closet and started going through all the photo albums. Out came all the "old pictures" and soon laughter and sounds of a good time were stealing down the hall...soon there was seven of us in Mom's closet, and phrases like, "I think I've missed out on a piece of life or something...I've never seen these before!". Good times in the photo trunk...

 Daddy and Anita




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Day #37 Friday night and “Mr. Jack”…


Our family concert was Friday night here in San Antonio. It was wonderful seeing many friends and acquaintances from right here in San Ann and neighboring towns, as well as seeing our Uncle, Aunt and cousins who drove long distances to come. It was great to see everyone especially since some, we won’t see until next year! So we waved good-by purposing to write “snail mail letters” and write emails for “next time…”.

One friend surprised us for sure…he knew all our names on first sight, “because I studied your picture before coming tonight!” he said…that was Mr. Jack. He’s 91 years old and sharp as a tack! We have fond memories of spending time with him in Georgia many years ago. He was a favorite companion playing in a river one summer, and a child’s delight when you’re lifted to sit on shoulders, and your only 3-foot something…he seemed a giant of towering heights, yet soft and kind when reading books before bed. Yes, it was great to see Mr. Jack again…

Just before we ended the music concert last night, we all joined in the hymn, “What a Day That Will Be”…it spoke of heart desires and assurance of eternity with Jesus one day…

“There is coming a day when no heartache shall come,
No more clouds in the sky, no more tears to dim the eye,
All is peace forevermore on that happy golden shore,
What a day, glorious day that will be!

There’ll be no sorrow there, No more burdens to bear,
No more sickness, no pain, no more parting over there,
And forever I will be, with the One who died for me,
What a day, glorious day that will be!

What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see,
When I look upon His face, the One who saved me by His grace,
And when He takes me by the hand, and leads me through the Promise Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be!



Friday, August 15, 2014

Music Concert...

To let everyone know once again, our concert is tonight!


It seems as if our year has flown by and we are once again getting ready for our family concert this upcoming August 15! We wanted to extend an invitation to those who read our blog and those who know us personally to join us Friday night. We have been practicing a few new songs, including a new one for our little men to sing:)

Please come join us!


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 14th...



Yes, you're twins. And you both look very much alike. You both do similar things in uncanny ways. But still, no two people are exactly alike. You each have very different characters, you are each your own person. We love you so much and yes! We are doubly blessed! Happy Birthday!

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Day #36 "The Same...but Different"

 I can remember many times Alexis and I have really enjoyed our twinship...from singing side by side, staunchly singing our alto at six years old...smiling as one of us is hugged and kissed twice by grandparents who aren't quite sure if you were the one they just greeted...watching proudly, and happy at heart as the other sister has accomplished a difficult task...or even simply, whispering heart desires to each other before bed, and knowing you won't be thought weird or unrealistic...

But, I do remember the moment when we were seventeen, when we really appreciated our twin-ness...laughing at ourselves for just realizing for ourselves just what a special and unique thing it was to be, as mom always told us, "The same...but different". Sure, twin-ness may come with it's slight challenges...but it's great having you for my amazing look-a-like, Alexis and I wouldn't change places with anyone else! It's great being the same, but at times being totally different!

Cilicia

Can you tell who is in the green and which twin is in the white? :)
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