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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Easter 2014

 - Easter - 
It was an incredibly relaxing weekend. We had our DuBay family Easter at my brother's home Friday evening on Lake Lotawana. The weather was crisp but just right for fishing off the dock, a long pontoon ride snuggled up in blankets as the sunset and s'more assembly fireside in the evening. It was a wonderful day spent with family and we look forward to more days spent doing very much the same in the coming months. 
{Grainy goodness right here ^^^^} 
Saturday we boiled, dyed and decorated eggs after Dawson's noon soccer game.
It was an eventful hour. There may or may not have been a tantrum and gnashing of teeth because a middle child wasn't happy with his Sharpie drawing on his egg {see far right blue egg in front} and I let out a big gasp of air upon realizing that the Kool-Aid seeped under the wax paper dyeing my table top as well. Magic Eraser did its magic but also removed the sheen finish from our island :(
Sunday we attended an AMAZING worship service at our church then returned home for brunch with Travis's mom who was in town visiting and my parents.  
The kids were less than thrilled when I forced convinced them to take pictures.
This was as good as it got. 
Kids squinting; one child or another running off; tempers raising ... all in the name of a picture! 
I hope your Easter was a blessed one remembering the sacrifice of our risen King! 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Embrace the Camera: June 17, 2014

 I both give and receive worship through song. 
The song that has currently been speaking to my heart is "Let Them See You by JJ Weeks". 

Let them see You in me
Let them hear You when I speak
Let them feel You when I sing
Let them see You 
Just let them see You in me

Who am I without Your grace?
Another smile, another face
Another breath, a grain of sand
Passing quickly through Your hand
I give my life, an offering
Take it all, take everything

Let them see You in me
Let them hear You when I speak
Let them feel You when I sing
Let them see You
Just let them see You in me

This is my prayer.
I am imperfect. 
He is perfect.
His grace is sufficient for me; His power is made perfect in my weakness. 
Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ's power may rest on me. 
2 Corinthians 12:9
Let them {my husband, my children, my neighbors and friends ... all those I encounter} see Him in me.

Gabs, Boo and Little Miss,
Mommy has many shortcomings. I'm impatient. I'm quick to raise my voice. I often rush bedtime skipping stories and prayers. I say "no" a lot. Although I am all these things and I'm sure you could/would add more I thank God that he has entrusted you to me. You are each amazing and bright and beautiful beyond words! I know I have done something right in parenting you while on this earth because you know and love the Lord. My heart's desire is that you learn to know Him more through me - through my actions, words, expressions of love to you and those around us.  I am imperfect, but I am a work in progress seeking His hand in parenting you for you are His. A gift to us. The best gifts!
I love you to the moon and back, to the highest mountain, to the deepest and widest ocean, to infinity. 
{Dawson says this each time he says his goodbyes}

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Embrace the Camera: April 3, 2014

I snuck away with this handsome young man last Thursday for a mommy/son date. 
{I'm so glad I did because I've been super sick ever since.}
 This little man of mine shares my love language of physical touch. 
He is a master snuggler, kiss giver and is never shy of sharing his love for me verbally. 
He's a keeper! 
Thank-you for being the best sister sandwich handsome brother in the middle!