Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Miller's baptism

Last Sunday Miller was baptized at our church. Our pastor Richie did a great job. It was a beautiful service and both boys did incredible. They were quiet, attentive, and precious. I was proud of both of them.

Mom and I getting Miller dressed in the baptismal gown.
Miller getting dressed
Miller, Mom, and Gigi
Our family up front with the elders of the church (sorry it's blurry)
Reverand Richie Sessions introducing Miller to the congregration (Miller was trying to chew Richie's tie and microphone).
Miller and Richie
Our family after the service.
As you can tell from the pictures, Miller only has eyes for his brother. Austin is his favorite thing to watch.
The baptismal gown is 100 years old. It has been passed down through my mother's side of the family. Her grandmother made it over 100 years ago. My mother's father wore it along with my mother, myself, my 2 brothers, and now my 2 sons. It is very special to me.
Miller with daddy
Austin eating lunch after church

This Sunday our Young Adults Pastor spoke a little on infant baptism and I wanted to post that here. I couldn't get enough of what he had to say.

From Parker Tenent:

The Covenant of Grace is not only for us but for our children. God promises that our children are sons and daughters of the Covenant. He pursues them. We should have faith and confidence that our children who are baptized will one day choose to follow the Lord. He will pursue them and capture their heart through His grace. He means good for all our children. It doesn't mean they won't feel pain or experience deep sadness but He will be faithful to His promises that He will work all good for His purpose.

From Acts 2:36-41:
“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

David and I pray daily that our boys would come to know the Lord at an early age. That they would never remember a day that they didn't profess Jesus as their Savior. What a joy it will be to hear my boys singing praises to the Mighty King.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

He cracks me up...

Look at this can you not smile just looking at him. Everyday its something new that makes me die laughing. He is such a joy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

haircut, haircut, time for a haircut

David cuts Austin's hair and it is always a struggle to get a 2 year old to sit still.  We stuck him in the bumbo in front of the tv this time and it worked.  I call David my Renaissance man because there isn't a lot he can't do.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Lake Weekend

Every year for the last several years David and I have gotten together with my 4 best friends from college and their husbands for a relaxing weekend at the McGuigans lakehouse just east of Nashville. We pretty much sit by the fire, make smores, laugh a lot, relax and do a lot of nothing, while the boys play Cornhole and watch football. This year all the kids stayed with their grandparents except for the youngest babies, Carter and Miller. It was such a wonderful weekend and one I look forward to every year. I will miss this weekend next year when we are in Boston (hopefully they will come to Boston instead =).
My friend Beth took all the pictures above except for the first two. She is super talented.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

sweet neighbors

Our sweet neighbors came over the other day for a playdate and Austin had the best time playing with them. They are such sweet girls and we are really blessed to have them right next door.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

sleeping on a cot

Austin went to the airport with Dingdad and somehow he got Austin to take his nap on a cot. I couldn't believe it but he has pictures to prove it. =)
We may have a future pilot on our hands.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Birthday Party Fun

Austin went to a birthday party last Sunday for his friend AJ.  AJ turned 4 and Austin felt pretty cool that he was invited to a 4 year olds birthday party.  He really tried to keep up with all the big kids at the party.  I think this is the first party where he really got the concept of it.  He understood that you sing, eat cupcakes, open presents, and play.  It was really fun to see him interact and take it all in.

Starting to eat cheetos (for the first time) and he LOVED them. Probably better than the cupcake.
Watching the big kids
Can you say messy!
The birthday boy with some of his friends
Happy Birthday AJ!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Teaching Miller to roll

Miller can roll from his belly to his back but not from his back to his belly so Austin decided to take it upon himself to teach Miller.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Month pics

Comparing the boys at their month pics (Austin is on the left, Miller on the right)