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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What a weekend!!!

This weekend has been crazy! If any of you believe in spiritual warfare(I do) then you will know that is what we have been going through. Here is a little peek into what I mean. We, currently, are having 1 preview service a month for Free Chapel. A preview service is when we we set up and tear down everything just like it will be when we launch the church. We invite people to the preview service for two reasons. To get to know Christ and to invite them to be on our launch team. Derek loads and unloads the truck and he is the sound guy. I am the children's pastor. Derek gets there at 6:30am and I get there at 7:30am and we are done around 11:30am. We meet in a movie theater. The preview service in May was horrible! Not because of the service, but because Derek, Wade, and I all came down with the stomach virus that same weekend. Luckily it was on Friday night...so by Sunday we were pretty good. Then the Tuesday following that service Wade totaled our Honda Accord. Everyone was OK but not our car. Since then we have only had one car. Then Ashley and Jeremy had a flat tire on the way to a launch team meeting and the list goes on. Well...this weekend was also a preview service. Once again, I came down with the stomach virus(Haven't had the stomach bug in years!). This time, though, it was Saturday evening. I couldn't go to church on Sunday. I sent Derek and Parker. My sister calls me and says that Parker has thrown up. Parker got the virus. Ugh! THEN, on top of all that, Derek and Wade had to fly out to Colorado for a move about 1 1/2 hours after he got home from church. So, here I am sick, taking care of my sick child. To find out the next day that my brother(Wade) and my nephew have the same virus. Yup! That is spiritual warfare. And I think it has to do with Free Chapel and SquareCow Moovers. God has something HUGE for both things and satan is fighting pretty hard to not make it happen. But, I am so thankful that we have victory in God!!
I know that was long. But, I did want to tell you a little about Parker. He is so sweet and so funny! Right now, he is so easy. He walks everywhere. Is saying words and doing what I ask him(which I love!). I love to be able to say stand up in the bathtub so I can bathe him and he does it! Or go get your lovie and he goes and gets it. Today, I put him in bed with me at 7:30ish and I showed him my belly and said "Baby" and he pointed to it and said "Baby". I was so proud! I have had him do it a million times today. And then his Aunt Kimberly asked him where the baby was and he grabbed his belly. Ha ha! He has also started saying "yes" when I ask him things. It isn't as clear as "yes" it is more like "yea". He is so wonderful and at a really fun stage. It is amazing how much he has changed in two months! He is about to be 15 months old. I can't believe it! He loves, loves, loves, music. I am excited to be able to say that he is going to have a baby brother or baby sister. I should find out the last week of August. Woo Hoo! I am doing great(besides the whole stomach bug thing). I think I am FINALLY over "morning sickness". I will be 12 weeks on Saturday...so I will be done with my first trimester. Kind of weird because that means I only have two more to go!!! The pictures I posted are pictures that Kellen Coldiron took of Parker about a month ago. I love them and cannot wait to frame them. I probably won't frame them until I move into a new house(because we have no room here). Kellen is a great photographer if you are looking for some great pics of your family! I wanted a cute outfit and a cool outfit look. Well, after putting the white shoes on Parker it quickly turned the "cool" look to "cute". I LOVE the pictures of his shoes...just because those shoes are so classic. My brother had some when he was little and I will never stop buying them for my boys. Enjoy!


Baby Huffstetler said...

Love these pictures..... miss you!

Sarah Beth said...

What a cutie, I love the one with him up against the wall sticking his tongue out!

Meagan Brown said...

OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Parker Mills. Lindsey, this pictures are amazing.

Lauren said...

those are the cutest pictures of parker! glad you are doing well!

Kellen Jacob said...

Hope you guys are doing well!