Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Birthday and Bryan's Sticky Nightmare (Evil Laugh)

Celebrations happen nine out of twelve months in our house.  Usually it includes our immediate family (including my brother and mom) and Bryan/Amber (they are one after all) and their brood.  We hang out, have cake and ice cream, and do something fun.

With the smallest (notice I did not say youngest) four, we got out the little pools and sprinklers.  With Max we got our sticky on....

Max turned eleven not too long ago. 

From us he received little itty bitty pets...three little fish (Black Tip, Orange Fin, and Astri Odo/Bob). 

After the mandatory cake...(YUMMY) and celebrating the blessing of Max...

...our form of a game happened.

Different colors of gummy worms were hidden in one huge jar of marshmallow goo.  Each person had a different color they had to find to get their prize (personally picked out by us at the Dollar Store).

And now comes the rest of the title of the blog...and my belief that Bryan found out that we were doing this game and made and "excuse".  He SAID that he had made plans before he knew about the party.

Bryan hates sticky.

 Join Bryan's nightmare.


Farrah/11 (awesome friends of the family)

Anna/12 (almost 13)


We even conned our 18 year old into doing it.  He's such a good sport.



Hannah/11 (friends ROCK!)

No intro needed...everyone knows Ben.
Yet, as many adventures we partake in...some kids get more sticky than others.  A LOT more....

I won't say who started it (cough cough...Sarah)....

...or who (Lexi) may have been her equal in the war....

....just that Bryan is probably very lucky he wasn't here.  Cause I'm thinking he needed a BIGGGGG hug.

Max, you are such a amazing kid.  Each year you grow you seek God more.  You amaze us and we are so thankful God led us across the world to our precious blessing of God.  Happy 11th  Birthday Son!!!!


"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Prayer Requests for Our Family and Others

IMMANENT-Please pray for Rachel and her new born blessing.  They both has serious issues at birth, though Rachel has been release.  Please also pray for one of our loves who is going through some painful well as a friend's child who is fighting illness and has  been for awhile.

Our Family

Ben has hit a wall with learning NOT to do a couple of behaviors.  We would appreciate prayers for a break through.  It has been rough as of late, worth it...but rough.  Please also pray for a somewhat painful heart issue that has recently taken place.  Please pray for God's wisdom and guidance.
Ben~At Home:
That he continues to seek love, attaches, and finds a healthy stranger anxiety.  That he learns to stop aggression to himself and others.  That he learns the value of listening to mommy and daddy.  This is so important for safety.  Finally, that he learns to play with toys (imaginative play) and be a child that he has never had a chance to be.

Thomas and I:
For my healing emotionally and for health...for patience and peace to be more consistent within my body and spirit.  For Thomas and I to retain and utilize some more therapeutic techniques in our parenting. For Thomas to feel rested/strength and for his professional life to be blessed.  For a private prayer request on my heart IF God wills.

The Family:
Please pray for each child's emotional, physical, and spiritual health AND PROTECTION.  Please pray we find a new and hopeful "normal". Please continue to pray for a vehicle (or a way for a vehicle) to present itself  and finances.  We are blessed beyond many in this world...but (as with many) sometimes things happen where expenses are all at once.  We just don't see a way, but know God does.
Prayer for the Future
Our house needs to be fixed (foundation and roof) and has for awhile.  Other things have taken priority (our children coming  They need to be fixed.  We also hope/pray (IF God wills) someday to expand (possibly convert the garage) in order to have the room if God calls us again.   We don't want new or perfect, just room IF God wills. 

Prayers for Others
Please forgive us if your prayer request is not listed.  We may not be sure if you wish us to share it.  Please shoot us an email and let us know!  We'd love to share your prayer request here if you wish or pray privately for you.

*Please pray for a precious friend of mine (the "A" family).  Their newest blessing has some serious medical issues and they could use prayers for discernment and for the medication to work without the side effects. This is all I am able to share right now, but please petition God on their behalf.  He knows who they are. 

*Please pray for Selah, who had a very serious stroller accident.  Please join us in storming Heaven for a miracle of complete healing.  Please also pray for peace that passes understanding for her family.

*Please pray for Tommy, a tiny 15 year old from Eastern Europe.  He is very special needs and has only recently come home. 

*Please pray for Eden, a little blessing from Ethiopia, who has a life threatening disorder.

*Please pray for Henry, Teresa, Joey, and Rex's families as these precious ones went to be with Jesus within this last year. 

*Please pray for a friend's wife from college.  Her cancer has returned.  Please pray for "S" and the "N" family.

*Please pray for my friend "L".  She has dealt with some extremely hard and painful stuff with a family member (really ugly) and this family member has been diagnosed with cancer.  Please pray for her as she travels this hard road.
*Please continue to pray for Ruby, Jeremiah, Katie, Carrington, Selah, Daniel, and Wes.  These little ones came into their families with health difficulties (this is an understatement).  A few were caused by severe situations of neglect or malnourishment (or both). 

*Please pray for our friends the “K” family who is struggling with attachment and other situations.

*Please pray for my friend Jodi (and family) as they have grown by two precious boys recently.  Please pray for their health and for heath situations with all their blessings.

*Please pray for Eliz and her family as they transition with their many new blessings.  Also for her grown children and their healing as well.
*Please pray for Gena (and family) and their teen son. Please pray for him to come to know CHRIST.

*Please pray for the "S", "P", and "D" family.  Members of their families are fighting for their lives against drug addiction.

*Please pray for young Emma as she has recently moved to Uganda to minister to those beloved children of God and now has a precious son through the blessing of adoption.

*Please pray for Molly and her family as they seek a precious one from the "U".  Please pray for the process to be smooth.  Please pray for their son, their family, and the finances as they continue.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so far behind in reading and commenting on blogs, but just had to stop in to say "hey" and giggle over this fun activity. I especially appreciated the varied expressions and responses--from Ewwww to big grins to eating the marshmallow goo! LOL What a fun family!!


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