Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hillsong 2009

This was SO much more than a concert. More like a big worshipfest! So many people under one roof worshiping God. Just AWESOME! Extremely blessed we got to be part.

On the Way!

At the concert!


The Crowd and Stage

Couldn't go without putting something on here about our food experience....

It really would have been quite good had I NOT got the chili on it..blek..I know now for next time. Chris really liked it though!


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Eatin' it Up - Lasagna style

Pretty as a lasagna princess!

little stud

woot woot for the lasanga man! Our mess winner...which means he was put in the bath first.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cuttin' Teeth....and Dog hair? he he

Teething, teething, and more teething is what we have been up to here at the Howard hizzi. Apparently pain equals grumpy, which in turn equals babies fighting over everything. Praise the Lord for Baby Orajel, and bath toys! Their bath toys are all they want to chew on have at it I say!

Sanity saver!

"mama, my teeth hurt!"

Oh yes, I have healing powers as long as I am holding whichever child needs comforting at the time. Crying immediately stops, no more pain, everything is OKAY when in mama's arms. It's pretty cool....although I much rather have my happy babies :P

But wouldn't you be a bit grumpy if you had seriously like almost ALL your teeth coming in at ONCE!! I think they are doing very well under the circumstances

Yesterday I decided to give Mr. Poo a bath...and in turn ended up cutting his hair. Won't go into the details as to why....BUT, lets just say that he was in SERIOUS need. We both feel much better now!

Kiddos seem to be doing better, although they are still in pain as they haven't been sleeping great. All in all we are going to finish this week off with a GORGEOUS day is it beautiful! Probably go for a walk later, then watch a movie tonight. Just have to decide on a movie...always the hard part.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Splash Park

Well, the kiddos definitely like warm pool water much better. But all in all it was a fun day! Here are a couple pics for you all to enjoy!

Gabriel seriously ticked that he got caught in a serious sprinkler fest...
It was actually quite funny ;p

Asher, chillin with a cup on his head!

Trinity in shock of the COLDness...brrrrrrrrr

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Try to look away if you can....

Asher's eyes are just SO penetrating in this picture

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fun Times at the Aquatic Center with Keypoint Church!

Wow! We had so much fun at the Springdale Aquatic Center on Sunday night. We actually weren't going to go at first. Glad we changed our minds!

Gabriel, Trinity and Asher absolutely loved the kid pool. Trinity was her usual social self, Gabriel splashed like a mad man and kept putting his face in the water- as he thinks it is funny, and Asher splashed and played and of course got carried off by numerous church family peeps.

Very sad though....NO PICTURES. aaaaaah We even brought the camera, but just got too busy we didn't even think about it. not think of pictures....weird.

Oh, and apparently Chris did not land one of his flips so well :( and now his leg and back are not happy at all.

Mendy and I tackled the big blue slide. it was pretty fun, just not very fast. Neither one of us dared the red one was ALL closed in and dark....uh, like the whole way....I think not! Maybe next time :)

Oh yes, and someone put our kid's names in for the drawing....he he...and Asher won - $50 gift card to Fast Lanes! Chris and I didn't know about the drawing so we were all like "seriously?" ha ha felt like Harry Potter in the Goblet of Fire when the goblet shoots out a piece of paper with his name on it even though he didn't put it in. Crazy stuff. And way cool gift!!! Anyways.....Chris and I were talking about it as we both felt God calling us to bless another family with this gift. So, this week we are praying that God would show us who. So exciting!!! Can't wait to bless someone....YAY!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blessings, Blessings everywhere....

Wow. We are SO blessed. It's really quite crazy when I think about it...and I do often....daily. I know that the best things in life aren't, well, "things". But things aren't bad! And many times, things are necessity. And funny the way God works is that all these things have been given to us by people God has placed in our lives. Some are family, new friends, and even people we had never officially met!

The following pictures are of a couple ways people in our lives have been obedient to God in the form of giving and therefor touched our lives in a great way. This past year and a half Chris and I have given more than we've ever given before, and have also received more than ever before. We truly don't deserve any of it, but God is SO gracious in showing us His favor. These are in no particular order

Clothes! God has really blessed us with some amazing giving people. I know some people are like..."really, just giving you what I would have given to helping hands or sold in a garage sale", BUT really this means SO much to our family....especially our clothed children. We have wonderful family who finds great deals/sales and grabs us stuff while they are out, and we have also had great friends from church give us clothes after their kids have grown out of them. And we will do the same when our kids grow out of their clothes they are currently in.

A new movie! When you know all the other one's by heart, it is always fun and refreshing to get a new one as a gift!

Diapers and wipes! So, cool thing about this is that yesterday morning I actually prayed that the diapers we had (only about 6) would last all day until I could get to the store to buy them with money we honestly didn't have...either that or I was just going to use the clothe ones we have. In my prayer I told God, "I know you will provide whatever we need....big or small, as you always have and always will." By 2pm in the afternoon God had sent us two different people bearing gifts of diapers and wipes! So exciting to know that we serve a God who answers in the "small" stuff 'cause He just cares that MUCH about us!

New carseats! Our wonderful church blessed us with these about a month ago...not to mention diapers and wipes! The kids where so excited the day we got them, they kept taking turns siting in the one we "unpackaged". This is Gabriel taking his turn.

The truck! Another very cool story. A while back I remember someone mentioning that we were going to need a bigger vehicle. My response was something like "well, we are paying off debt right now, then saving for our full emergency fund, then will hopefully be saving for a vehicle with more seating...we want to pay cash as to not have anymore debt. besides getting it that way, the only other way would be if God decided to just give us a vehicle for free.he he." Little did I know that a few months later that would be EXACTLY what God intended to do. pretty crazy stuff! A couple in our church (who has 4 children themselves...more than we do, and whom we had not ever really been formally introduced) felt SO strongly that God wanted them to bless us with their vehicle, they did it THAT SAME DAY! Wow, how obedient and full of love is that? Chris and I are still in awe every time we get in our "new" truck. That's what loving Jesus and obeying Him right when He says to do it really means. This family is a true example of that and we feel it as a family each day.

New the new truck!

Standing amazed! Thank you Jesus for Your amazing favor and love! And thank you to each of you who have been used by God to bless our family.

Special Request! Memory lane... 1 year B'day pics with family!!

Here are some pics of the kiddos with Chris' dad, my papa and his wife Barbara, and my mom on their 1 year birthday! We haven't been the best at getting pics of the kids with family members...not just by themselves, but hope to do better at this in the future! :)


Gabriel with grandma Barbara (my papa's wife)

Playing with our new toys!

mmmm cake. Proof that Gabriel will eat anything, 'cuase this cake was HOR-I-BLY was bad and I am so not ashamed to admit it. It will be the box cakes going forward for me....
or Sajo's Cakery!!!

Mama and Kiddos with Great grandpa (my papa) and grandma (my mom)

Grandpa (Chris' dad) and Asher - just a little resemblance :)

Grandma Barbara with Asher!

Great grandpa and Asher (think we figured out where Asher gets that hair!!!) he he

Gabriel giving great grandpa "5"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Gabriel Alexander....our little conqueror

Conquering the truck
A serious climb for a serious little man.

1st Restaurant Experience!

The kiddos 1st restaurant experience was at Buffalo Wild Wings (Bdubbs) for Joel's birthday last Thursday (July 30)! They loved it. Great choice as it was loud in there so they could just "talk" all they wanted...ha ha. Trinity wasn't crazy about the chicken (she spit it out, opened my hand and droped it in) lovely....but they loved the cheesecake Sarah brought!

Dad strapping them in their seats

4th of July with the Roths

Gabriel's 1st encounter with a kitty

Watchin' some fireworks!

A tired trio...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Just gettin' this blog started! 15mos pics

That's my girl!! And yeah...she got up there all on her own..he he

Rubbermaid.....apparently has more than 1 use!

Gabriel....always entertaining!

Asher's "innocent" look