Tuesday, July 15, 2014

God's Promises

I have been meditating on this passage the past few weeks:

"I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart; I will sing your praises before the gods. I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness, because your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by  giving me the strength I need." Psalm 138:1-3 (New Living Translation, Italics mine)

What amazing hope for us to know that His promises are backed by the honor of His name! That means they are true, He can never lie. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Celebrating 5 years together!

Luis & I are so thankful for these 5 years we've been married. We are so blessed! The Lord has done such a marvelous work in our lives, and He is still using our differences, trials and external circumstances to grow each other into His image. I am thankful for such a supportive, faithful and fun-loving husband. And I couldn't ask for a better man to spend the rest of my life with! This week we spent 5 days intentionally celebrating the love & unity that the Lord has given us. We each wrote 5 creative and unique ideas or ways to celebrate and put them in a little heart bowl. We weren't always good at following what it said though! lol Both of us tried to re-draw several times, haha! Finally Luis had the idea of categorizing them into things to do at home, things we spend money on and things outside of home that don't require money. 
On Friday our actual anniversary, we enjoyed coffee and apple pie at home and then we went out to a fancy restaurant with our sweet bella! Ellie did pretty good through the appetizers, but started getting fussy around our meal time so we ended up boxing it up and eating it at home! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Discovering her toes

My baby girl just discovered her toes, and it is precious! She can entertain herself for long periods holding onto her feet. I have even caught her sucking on her big toe multiple times! I am really enjoying this stage with Ellie. Her smiles and laughter melt our hearts each day and we are so proud to watch her discover things around her.