Monday, June 30, 2014

780-790 & Photo Memory Overload!

Happy Monday from Palos Park IL

780- Thankful for an awesome last week of gospel meetings & Jose telling us about his Salvation. Such a blessing to see another answer to prayer.

781- Thankful for another awesome plane ride... thanks to southwest's unassigned seating. Here is the Hebert Survival Guide to trips: Snacks and Electronics :) Hudson was able to have the middle seat again on the ride back, and as soon as lift off happened Hannah was out!  Hudson was still excited for his new surroundings, although it was amazingly different than our AZ plane ride when I spent forever in the bathroom with him ;/... he  played and snuggled for 2 hours, then napped the other 2 hours. His fave activity is to dump things out and carefully put things back in. We had a box of bandaids for him to play with ( Princess themed of course, thanks to Hannah :)). He loves to "read" books especially the Touch & Feel kind. He loves snacks. So I found a cool tower snack container at Walmart and he loved pouring some of his yogurt bites out, and eating some and putting some back in ...over and over again. His fave movie is the The Lorax. Who wouldn't be captivated by an adorable massive mustached creature!? ;)

782- Thankful to find out how to lock the home button on our phones and i-devices. In case you mom's need to know, go to Settings, then Accessibility, then Guided Access. Turn it on. When you are in an app that your child loves, hit the home button 3 times quickly, and it will turn Guided Access on. Hudson's initial reaction to his awesome apps is to hit the home button - but it won't change the app unless it is hit 3 times consecutively and a passcode is typed in. Thank you pintrest for the tutorial :)

783- Thankful to have had an encouraging 2 weeks with Tom & Ruth Hoy. They are a very special couple & the Lord has used them in big ways. Pray that He will continue to bless and use them for Him.
(This is post-baptism. Mark is on the left Tom is on the right praying. Since the baptism was at a pool, post baptism time was a pool party. Pretty amazing :))

784- Thankful for a random box of free books that arrived before we left, and today I opened the 1st one- Out of The Comfort Zone : Grace Vision Action: by George Verwer. It looks like it's from the 80's, but I have appreciated the message so far. " Enemies of grace: legalism, expectations, traditionalism, control, demands, manipulation, negativism, comparison, perfectionism, competition, pettiness, criticism,pride, fear, resentment, bitterness, gossip,fleshly effort, guilt...and so many more,,, grace killers- ALL!" And with an honest heart it's super sad that I have many grace killers in my own life- so that's my focus today and this week- to get rid of  them!

785- Thankful for besties in other states: Harrison & Adrien

786- Thankful for family time. Today Matt is back at work, stuck in crazy traffic, and although we are loving being home, there was much joy in the simple times in WA, and we are in serious dad withdrawal today.

787- Thankful for special grandparents for our kiddos. Hearing testimonies in WA - and hearing how people grew up almost makes me shudder- the sadness & heart break before they found the Lord is truly unreal. I took our upbringing for granted! Until I became a parent. I am VERY thankful for how my parents acted as grandparents and how Matt's parents act too. It is special how they treat our children & how they want to pour God's love into our kids... & I take it for granted, but seeing and hearing things these past 2 weeks made me simply say W.O.W... we have many blessings.

788- Thankful for a continuation of Harrison's 9th Birthday!
789- Thankful for fun inspirational quotes
790- Salted caramel homemade fudge ( Disclaimer this photo makes it look disgusto- but it was TOTALLY not :))

i {love} photo memories! enjoy!

(Beach day with Stacie & Kids - she is a photographer, so yay for some "real" photos!)

Another FUN day at Wolter & Tina's!

(Below: Day drives to Winthrop & Republic, WA)

(Below: Our last day! Left camp in Okanogan at 7am Saturday, drove to Leavenworth ( an adorable touristy town), ate, shopped, then off to Lake Stevens to meet up with bestie Quinn Kazen at his birthday party, then airport, then H.O.M.E! The Lord protected us & we arrived in our beds at 2 am Sunday :))



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