Monday, December 28, 2009
Now......alot more mesmerized by the candle.
And here are some more pics of the family!
We had a great time celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus. Everytime I think of what the angels said, "Behold, I bring you GOOD NEWS of GREAT JOY that will be for all people" , I just break down and cry. Thank you God, for coming to earth in the form of a baby and saving me from my sins. AMEN!!
We hope your family had a great time celebrating too!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Here he is with the Santa at Luke's work partyAnd here with Grampa and Mutee as Mr. & Mrs. Clause. Needless to say, he didn't recognize them.
Reminds me of someone......oh yeah......ME!Here come Santa Claus....Quick! Hide the kids!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Hello Friends and Family!
We are so amazed at the grace of God and thankful to Him for giving us another year to celebrate life. This past year has been full of blessings and we hope you can join in praising God with us as we share them with you.
Last December, we had our first child, Isaac, and have spent the past year getting to know him and watching him grow up. We love him so much and can’t resist his sweet little charms. He is usually described as sweet and tender hearted. It’s been fun to observe his personality and see bits and pieces of his parents shine through. Our prayer is that he might (through our imperfect examples) grow up with a heart for God and His word, having seen His glory for himself. This is the verse we think of as we daily pray for him:
“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians (which were also pretty noble), for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures everyday to see if what Paul said was true.” -Acts 17:11
Rockie and I are still learning what it means to be parents. There is a whole new realm of responsibilities to learn and grow in. We are trying hard to keep up with Isaac’s growth. Our current struggle is discipline. It was difficult to see our sweet, content little boy start throwing tantrums when he didn’t get his way. Sometimes he knows when he’s done something wrong and sometimes he doesn’t. As much as we hate to see him unhappy, there are times when we know that if we let him do whatever he wants the result would be harmful. How true is this of our heavenly Father who desires to love, protect, and sanctify us. I am continually reminded by this Martin Luther quote of what God did on the cross to show me His love:
“You have taken upon Yourself what was mine and given me what is Yours. You have become what You were not so that I might become what I was not.”
The other good news this year is that we bought our first house in September!! God showed us His faithfulness and provision through the whole journey as we watched Him take the little basket of fish and bread we had and multiply it abundantly. Our home has been another realm of responsibility for us to get used to. Even though we have been living here for three months we still have some boxes that are waiting to be unpacked. What an adventure it is to own a home!!
One thing that Rockie has fully embraced this year is her passion for crafting. She enjoys this and can’t seem to get enough of it. Whether it’s mod podge, knitting needles, spools of string or fat quarters, it’s like therapy for her (check it out: http://rockiescrafts.blogspot.com)!!! I sometimes make fun of her overzealousness, but she is so creative and I love seeing her work hard at it. She has also started “nannying” for some friends of ours during the morning.
Proverbs 17: 1 says this, “Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.” The Lord has placed this verse on our hearts and we continue to savor the crust He has given us. Let this also be an encouragement to you, that in this Christmas season, when there is so much feasting in our homes, that there will also be peace. More importantly let us remember that Jesus is the Prince of Peace and only He can provide perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3).
To see what our family is up to year round, check out our family blog:
Merry Christmas from Luke, Rockie, Isaac and Missy Mehaffie!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I have been pretty slack this year about posting our weekly Sunday advent devotional so here are some links from advent last year.
First Sunday of Advent
Second Sunday of Advent
Third Sunday of Advent
Fourth Sunday of Advent
I hope that it can be an encouragement to your family as you learn the real meaning of Christmas.
Friday, December 18, 2009
It was a really great time together. We had fun making fun of our sewing skills and also talking about our family Christmas tradition.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Even though he got the Little People Nativity set for his birthday, he still wants to play with these little people. Oh well, some mountains you stand on, and some you don't!
And just for fun, here's a picture of our Christmas tree this year. We just love it!!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
"Oh I love my life! That cupcake's the best thing I've ever tasted. Oh I feel that awesome sugar high! I love my mom and dad.""Oh, I hate my life. Why did I eat all the icing first? I think I'm gonna throw up! Why did mom and dad make me eat that dumb cupcake?!"
Are they great pics. We just love love love love him! Thanks again to everyone who came to honor Isaac with us and give such awesome gifts of love to him!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Later that day, after a quick lunch with Aunt Anna, we met bed with daddy for some birthday ice cream at goodberry's! He was one happy baby. Don't worry, we only gave him like 3 maybe 4 bites. Then, after daddy came home, we had another photo shoot with a birthday shirt that I whipped up for him that afternoon in front of the Christmas Tree.
He was hungry so most of the pics didn't turn out, but we got a few. Then it was off to birthday dinner at Chick-fil-a. He likes it there :)
After opening some birthday cards, we went off to Wal-mart to do some shopping for his birthday party on Saturday. Then it was way past his bedtime and he fell right to sleep.
Luke and I just get so emotional just thinking about how much we love him and how good God has been to us through Isaac. We truly feel honored, I mean, really honored that God would choose us to be the parents of this sweet little boy. We are so thankful for Isaac's sweet and content spirit, and for the health that he has had his first year. What an easy baby our little Isaac boy has been. Thank you Lord!
Pictures of the party to come tomorrow....it's taking forever for them to download.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
"Holy Holy Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come.
With all creation I sing, Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything, and I will Adore you"
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This picture is just from a couple of weeks ago. Matt, Andrea and Benjamin Sutton came to visit and see our new house while they were in NC. It was fun comparing parenting stories and tips and just hanging out!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Poor The Boy. Totally wiped out after our big day!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Luke's favorite food in the whole world is the potato, in all forms. So I had the idea to have a mashed potato bar for him. This would include a huge pot of mashed potatoes and different sides such as, cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, chili, corn, broccoli and more cheese :) Here I am with about 15lbs worth of mashed potatoes!
And Luke loving every bit of itGuess who loves mashed potatoes just like his daddy!We all had a really great time just chilling and talking. Cathy Watkins brought Luke's favorite twice baked potatoes for the party! All the Watkins family came, and the Corsons. Alinna came to represent for the Mehaffie family and some other friends stopped by. I also made him a 4 (yes FOUR!) layer pumpkin chocolate chip cake with cream cheese icing. I loved it and so did everyone else!
Happy Birthday Luke! I love you!