Wednesday, May 30, 2012

30th birthday!

Yesterday, was my 30th birthday! I can't believe it. I did have a few good cries about turning 30. Now, I'm ready for this new season in life. Ready to move from my 20s to my 30s. Excited, that I have an amazing husband, 3 cute children and a final on the way. We celebrated on Monday, with my mom coming into town. We grilled steaks on the grill and I opened gifts. Jacob, insisted on having to go to work on Tuesday, which was my actual 30th birthday. I knew he was up to something when he kept saying, "I'm leaving for work now!" He left and my mom and the girls made me a delicious breakfast in bed. So, about 9am Jacob walked in the door with flowers. He said "you didn't think I would work on your 30th birthday!" I told him if he did he would have been in the dog house! So, he told me his plan for the day. We would take the kids in the morning to the splash park and than my mom would take the girls and we would go to lunch with Harp, followed by shopping for me. He spoke my love language alone by taking me shopping. We enjoyed an amazing, unhealthy, greasy lunch from a place called The Beer Kitchen. They are known in KC for their amazing burgers and fries. It was so good. I told Jake, I would not get a salad and just go with a nice, huge burger! So, after we ate, we went to The Plaza and shopped at my favorite stores, H&M and Gap. When we were done shopping, I thought we were just going home. We literally were racing home, fast. I told Jake to "Slow down" you're driving 50 in a residential area! We zipped into our driveway and I thought he would just start making dinner. I walked in the house and saw "happy birthday" banners and decorations! All of a sudden people jumped out from behind the wall and surprised me! I couldn't believe, he got me with a surprise party. I really had no idea! I had a blast and my day was amazing! It wouldn't have been possible with out the help of my Jake, Taylor, Kamdyn and Mom! Thank you, for a birthday I will never forget! I wanted to take pictures of me at 30 with the kids. They will never remember me in my 20s or at 30!

Monday, May 21, 2012

This is how we play outside, in the midwest!
Taylor and Kamdyn at Ta's 2nd ballet recital!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Big Steps!

We've been praying over and with our oldest daughter Taylor, ever night for 5 years. Along with Kamy (3yrs) and Harp (16mths). The only time that we have missed, is when they stay at there Nana's house. We pray the same prayer. But last night Jake and I were talking about heaven and hell. We've never really talked to much about hell and satan in front of our children before. But she heard us. She was so concerned with what hell was and that people who do not believe in Jesus will go to hell. Jake, talked to her in terms that she could understand. She than proceeded to tell us that she doesn't ever want to go to hell. So, Jake said well would you like to pray a prayer with me about Jesus coming and living inside your heart? She said yes! So, last night Taylor and her daddy prayed on the side of Taylor's bed, for Jesus to forgive her sins and for the holy spirit to live inside her heart. She was so sincere about it. She couldn't sleep after and kept saying I'm so glad I accepted Jesus inside my heart! Today, she continued to ask about hell, evil and the devil. We were at the grocery store and she said "mommy, some people in the grocery store do not know Jesus, so they are going to hell." I said yes, you should pray for them. She stopped and prayed right then! This is not me boasting in my child coming to know Jesus. But this is me saying that as a parent, we have such a influence on our children. We can root them and ground them in the word, early! I'm proud of our daughter, Taylor. She made a big step in her life yesterday. Even if it doesn't mean anything to some people, it ment something to her and us. We will never forget it and neither will Jesus!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Catching up!

April flew by! We announced that we were pregnant with #4, on Easter morning. On Easter, I was 8 weeks pregnant. Now, I'm 12 weeks. We are excited but this will be the last little Ferrell baby! I love babies and children but, I'm ready for our next chapter! We have decided, for the first time to not find out what we are having. We found out with the other 3. So, I'm excited to be surprised! Everyone, is doing well. The kids are doing well. Taylor, has her last ballet class this Saturday. She has a little dance recital. Very fun! We are working on our home school layout for next year. I'm pretty sure that even at age 5 she's ready for 1st grade. We've been working with her this last year and she is reading completely, spelling and writing. Kamdyn, is doing well. She finished swimming lessons with a bang! At first, she didn't even want to go into the water. By the end of the class she was jumping in all by herself. So, proud! She will being home school Pre-K next year. She's also doing well and is a very different learning than Taylor. She is a problem solver. Loves puzzles, building blocks, putting things together. She knows her letters and letter sounds. Now, we are working on matching letter sounds to the world around us. She's doing really well. Harper, he's walking, talking, climbing, running...etc. He is such a boy. Its very, very different from the girls. He can sit and play with his toys for hours. He loves just to spend time on the deck pushing a cart around. Eating, he will eat us out of our house! Love that boy! And thats about it!