Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Perryn's 'braids'

So I went to check on Perryn at the end of her 'rest' time and this is how I found her. She informed me that she 'braided' her hair all by herself and that she loved it. I think she did a pretty good job keeping it in two sections together!! She would NOT smile for me, stinker.

Costume Party

So we had a costume party today at church with all the children that let us play and love on them every Wed morning. It was a little tough to get 13 children to pose in one sitting, so I had to take a few pictures. I made orange and black cupcakes, so we dove into those right after pictures.

Our Princesses...Cinderella, Ariel, and Boston.....
Superman hanging with the 'girls'. He knows where to find the fun.

FBC Fall Fest

Due to technical difficulties with our camera being stubborn, these were the best I could get on Saturday. Sorry. We did have a great time with the Johnsons and went back to their place for pizza! What fun we had.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Staying put for now

After much discussion, prayer, and thought...we have decided that we are to stay in the Lewisville area a bit longer. The job is good and the location is nice, but in all things, the pay cut and the insurance tripling is just not feasible. We feel that if we continue to pray and keep our faith in God, that He will provide the best job for Gabe in the Austin area. We are ready to move back closer to our families, but want to make sure it is the best position for us all around. God knows what He is doing, and we are to accept that, keep our faith, and continue to pray for what it is that He is going to provide. Thank you for your continued prayers. We will keep you updated as things progress.

Friday, October 19, 2007

We need a weekend of Prayers Please!!

Ok, so while I got to have a few hours to myself running errands, Gabe got a pretty cool phone call. He has been offered a position with the company he interviewed with over the phone 2 weeks ago yesterday. We are asking that everyone put us in your prayers that we can make the right decision come Monday morning. Right now, it looks like there will be a pay cut involved and without really knowing the cost of living that is a concern. The other possibility is, he will start an interview process next month with a rather large hospital that will be opening up in early Feb 2008. There is a possibility of a supervisory position there. So here is what we are asking you pray for us specifically.

  1. That we do not move hastily, but in a manner that is pleasing to Him in regards to the decision that needs to be made.
  2. That it becomes extremely clear what it is that He wants us to do.
  3. That we are at peace with whatever decision is made.
Thank you so much and we will let you know what happens and what our decision is on Monday.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Thank you, Cookie Monster

October is Pastor Appreciation month, so Perryn and I made our GREAT Preschool Staff at church a Cookie Monster Cake!!! Perryn could have chosen from a ragdoll, a bear, or Cookie Monster, and this is what she chose. We delivered the cake this morning, but everyone was out to lunch or at a meeting. What a surprise they will have when they get back!!P.S. Gabe and I are thinking maybe we should start a cake business. Anyone agree? Would you hire me?? Blessings.

WWE (World Wrestling Engelhardts)

Here's coming to you a few days late from the back room of apt 1224. Our location is top secret since this is an underground wrestling league. As you will see in these surprising photos, the big guy, aka:'DADDY E', is taking on the little fellow, aka: 'MR. T.' At the end of this article you will find a bootlegged copy of actual video footage of these two daring wrestlers in the throws of competition. Please keep this under wraps, we don't want an investigation.....Here you see 'Mr. T' has a bit of the upper hand, until 'Daddy E' lifts him off the bed!!!
'Daddy E' takes a cheap shot and throws 'Mr. T' backwards!!Unfortunately, 'Daddy E' wins the match by using an illegal pillow to take down 'Mr. T'. 'Mr. T.' hit the mattresses laughing hysterically and didn't come back up for a good 3 seconds. The referee called the match and sent 'Mr. T.' to bed!

Perryn the artist

Perryn has been doing some painting the last few days. Really enjoying her watercolors. We haven't had any problems with her painting anything other than paper, until Saturday....

Teagan evidently needed some extra colors added to him......

Teagan's First Haircut

So our great friend (and wonderful babysitter) is a hairdresser. She was kind enough to cut Teagan's hair on Friday afternoon. He had just woken up from a nap, we put in The Wiggles, and gave him some goldfish. He didn't move a muscle. In fact, he was sitting up the whole time, just until the end did he lay back on Megg to finish his cut.

I was so caught up in saving what she was cutting off, I didn't get pictures until the end. In the bag, his hair has a red/strawberry blonde tint!!

And to think, when she first started babysitting, he didn't want ANYTHING to do with her!!!

Can you feel his love??

Freaking Out!!

So, I woke up at 6 am on Friday to get ready to take Teagan to a 7:15 allergy appointment to see if we could get a handle on his eczema. Well, after I stepped out of the shower, I looked up because something caught my eye and found THIS!! A scorpion had been hanging out and walking around on the wall ABOVE my head while I was showering! IIICCCKKKK Gabe and I haven't seen one of these bad boys since high school back in the mid '90s. He sure did bring back memories, but not any we really wanted to remember!!

Gabe actually sprayed him with wasp spray, to knock him off the wall, and then we drowned him in the tub!! Gabe went to put him in a butter container and he moved (I swear I watched this thing take his LAST breath!!), so he got a pair of tongs and squished him a bit more. We had the bug guy come out, but we were running an errand when he stopped by. He was gracious enough to take the butter container with the scorpion in it. So long, we will
NOT be missing him.

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