Tuesday, May 19, 2009

First Sunburn of the Year...

Sunny days have entered Colorado!
Yep...the tank tops came out...
we headed to the lake
tried our hand at fishing
with Allikaye's princess fishin pole...
again...(yeah, no fish yet!)...
we played some volleyball...
laughed with amazing friends...
and we have pretty sunburned shoulders to prove it!

Here is Irene and moi...pre sunburn...
Allikaye attempting to blow the dandelions...
Here are the girlz...Sarah, Irene and me!
These two bring me happiness and friendship
that fills me with J-O-Y!
Here is Allikaye with Danny...AKA...Wojo...
He is Matt's good friend who was visting from Oregon...
Matt introduces him to people as his old "point guard from college"
I introduce him as "the best man in our wedding"...
hmmm...
It was fun to have him out here though!
Most of Matt and Wojo's time was spent deciding the best route
to garuntee themselves a spot on the next season of the Amazing Race...
so there was lots of videotaping and crazy ideas flying around...

In other, more serious, news...
Matt and I have decided to completely follow God's leading on this time on our lives. I am officially turning in my paperwork to take a year leave of absence from teaching next year.
This has been a desire that we have had since Allikaye was born -
and it looks like just now is that reality coming to be!

We are taking a leap of faith in this because...
Matt hasn't landed a for sure teaching job for next year yet
(he teaches High School).
Yikes! Because of a time sensitive thing with the paperwork for me taking leave, we have to make this decision before Matt gets his job. I would love to hold onto my job until we know for sure that Matt will get one...but it just isn't doable.
SO...here we are taking the leap!

We have been covered in prayer by friends and family...
we have been diligently seeking God's leading...
and we have a peace that me staying at home
to be a mom full-time for now is the way the Lord is calling us.

So if you feel so inclined...
Matt and I would greatly appreciate prayer for a job for him.
We know that God is good and faithful no matter what...
but a job sure would be nice in these wonderful financial times!

It is cool that as I type this I feel like I should be freaking out...
but I have peace...
and contentment...
that comes only from the Director of our lives!

Yay God!

These are a few power verses that I have been leaning on lately...

Psalms 91:2
"I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

Deuteronomy 31:8
"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Philippians 4:6-7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Matthew 6:34
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own."

Psalm 32:8
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you."

10 comments:

number17cherrytreelane said...

Oh, I wish I was in CO. How nice!

Lianna Knight said...

Praying for you!! What a blessing to be home wiht your baby. I am praying God opens this window and blesses your family with MANY job opportunities!

Rhonda Marie said...

AMEN to leaps of faith!! We are definitely lifting you up in prayer. Isn't is so cool the peace that the Lord provides?! I know that the Lord will reward your faithfulness, and I can't wait to hear and see the great things He has in store for you guys!! We love you guys and will commit to praying for you daily!

Amy said...

God is faithful to provide and YOUR faith will be credited to YOU as righteousness (Genesis 15:6). Even though I'll be sad without you next year, I couldn't be happier for you. I know how badly you've been wanting this. XOXO times infinity, soul sista!

kate said...

What great verses.

What an amazing leap. I always remember that the Lord will carry us through everything. He may not deliver us from it all, but he'll stay with us. Many prayers for you and Matt.

Becks said...

I will be praying for you guys that everything will work out! I know it will! God always provides!That is very awesome that you will be able to be at home with Allikaye full time!!! It is hard balancing work and being a mom. I am very happy for you!!! Cute pictures by the way! I am jealous of the sunshine! It is currently raining and cold here...boooo!

Executive Momma said...

Sounds like a perfectly lovely day!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Melissa said...

Gotta love that first sunburn!
I'll be praying for you guys! I'm so excited for you too! How awesome that you will be able to be home with your beautiful little girl!

dani said...

i said a prayer, ash:) i hope you and allikaye will totally enjoy your time together!!! katherine and i always did; and, i wouldn't trade that time for anything:D
much love,
dani xxx

amanda said...

oh friend yay for you!! i know this is a huge leap, but i know hubby will score a job soon and everything will be just as it should :)

stay at home mama road trips next year?? maybe meet in the middle??

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