Friday, August 20, 2010

The Majesty and Glory

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!You have set your glory
above the heavens.From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praisebecause of your enemies,
to silence the foe and
the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?You made him a little lower than the angels,
and crowned him with glory and honor.You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
You put everything under his feet:all flocksand herds,and the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air,and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name

in all the earth!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Missing in Action

Where to begin? The abscess tooth? The partial root canal? The raging infection? The massive doses of 5 different antibiotics? Yogurt for sissies?

Yes, this is my lovely face the day after my tooth exploded...literally. Nice huh? I won't gross you out with the nasty details, but one day I was fine; the next day I wanted to blow my head off with a shotgun. Four weeks later I am still fighting the infection and waiting for August 30th to roll around in hopes that the partial root canal can be completed. Your prayers for no more infection and root canal completion are greatly appreciated. :-)

You know what happens when your body is pumped full of strong antibiotics???? Yes, information that we will all just keep to ourselves and knowingly have sympathy for the one taking them. Yogurt, being one of my least favorite things in the world, is recommended to offset some of these side effects. I've tried them all...gagging with each brand by the time I get to the 2nd or 3rd bite. Then I found this little miracle - what I call "Yogurt for Sissies". I can actually eat this and sort of halfway tolerate it! I have 3 a day AND Lo and Behold - it actually works! So, for all you yogurt sissies out there - there is hope! I think I should do a commercial for this brand. Can't you see it now...

Yogurt For Sissies
Okay, let's not dwell on the negative. Suffice it to say that the last 4 weeks have been somewhat miserable and frustrating, but I think I am on the mend now and hopefully after Aug. 30th when the root canal is completed, all will be right with the world again!
Now, on to my two favorite things - family and nature! Through all the tooth abscess fiasco, I still managed to play with my sweet little kiddos and play Miss National Geographic Photographer.

So to catch up on a much overdue post, I will simply let the pictures speak for themselves!

*Family Time*
Ayla's First Swim
Ayla and SawyerBuddy Loves SawyerParker, Ayla and Natalie (Parker bumped Ayla's head)Little DivaPool Stud #2Pool Stud #1Miss NatalieNatalie's First Time to Sing for Church!Riding Shorty With Poo-Paw

*Miss National Geographic Photographer Rises From the Ashes*

Our Swimming Partner - he decided to join us in the pool! Gorgeous Sunset
ButterflyHummingbirdsJailbird (like he can't just go down the steps?)

I'm Trying to Pray
And my personal favorite - a brilliant lightning display
during a recent thunder-storm!

Lighting Up the Sky

God is so good. His grace, mercy and blessings never cease to amaze me! I hope you will take the time to notice the things around you and thank the One who has given you everything and more!