Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Belly Bump

Here is my sweet little guy at 25 weeks!
I'm not gonna lie, I look at this picture and see a moose has taken over my face and it is only going to get bigger...But, if having a healthy little guy means a moose eats my face then a whale eats the moose then I'm completely ok with it!

I really can't wait to hold this sweet little lamb of ours! God truly is so good!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another "It's a Boy" post!

My mom brought some cake pops, delicious cake pops, down so I could tell my friends what we were having so, the day we found out what we were having I had a girls night..."Gender revealing party" if you will!
Shannon, Sarah, Jen, Jenny and Jeanna
Some of my sweet Senior girls finding out! Lakin and Danielle. Lakin swore he was a girl!
Danielle loving on John Pierce and I!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

“I have held thee in the palm of my hand” Isaiah 51:16

God has truly blessed us with an amazing couple, Shawn and Jenny Harris, that we are blessed to call our best friends! Jenny's parents live on a farm in Cuthbert, Georgia and we LOVE it there! It is so peaceful and calm. A few months ago Billy and I took our youth praise team to Jenny's parents house to lead worship at the 2, yes 2 churches that Mr. David, Jenny's dad, preaches at every Sunday. While Mr. David was preaching at the first church, New Bethel Baptist Church, the Lord spoke to my sweet God fearing husband. We had been talking and praying about baptism for a while because Billy had been sprinkled and saved when we was 10 at a Methodist Church but had never been dunked, which, being Baptist, is something we both believe is something that is important as a public profession of faith and death to oneself. God used Mr. David as a vessel to reach Billy and give him his answer. Baptism was something he was called and wanted to do. After being moved by the Spirit Billy asked Mr. David to baptize him. So, 2 weekends ago we finally got a free weekend and went back to Cuthbert for a very relaxing weekend and a baptism!
My sweet husband and Mr. David in the baptistry at Enterprise Baptist Church
Billy is wearing his ABU shirt (Airman Battle Uniform, what he wears to work everyday, it's the under shirt to his jacket). He told Mr. David that he chose to wear it because for him the battle is at work and he wanted it as a reminder this every time he put on his shirt. At home we are an old married couple. We cook, clean, watch TV, snuggle and go to bed. For Billy, work is maintenance, rough neck, greasy, foul language, full of lost souls. Our prayer is that God will use Billy as a vessel at work to save lives of his airmen not just those his helicopter picks up!
At the end of the service. His smile is hard to see, but it's there!
Me with my freshly dunked hunk!
During this very short ride I decided that when you become a parent or a soon-to-be-parent somethings become not so fun anymore. Riding 4-wheelers is one of them.!
My Jenny, John Pierce and I at 21 weeks on a beautiful Sunday afternoon!
What a glorious day it was for our little family! My heart is so full of love for Billy and our little lamb, John Pierce. God had blessed us beyond measure and we are truly grateful for it all. I'm so proud of Billy and his decision to follow the will of God and be baptized after being saved for more than 10 years. It wasn't something he took lightly or faintly. He see's it as the way to lead John Pierce and me. With the history that we both have before we truly gave our lives to Christ it is refreshing to know that we found victory and we will be able to tell John Pierce about the stupid things we did and how God never left us and always brought us back. There is so much comfort.

I have held on to this post for 2 days trying to upload the videos from the baptism but they aren't uploading so, I will try again in another post.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Not my child buuuuut...

Miles hit his first homerun...over the fence, no kidding, homerun!!! WAY TO GO MILES!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Faces I miss...

My sweet babies, my sweet, sweet babies!

So, I almost got in my car this morning, after looking at pictures of them and crying like a baby, to surprise these precious little faces...but then I realized I have a job. yuck. My heart aches when I think about what I am missing in their lives and what they will miss out of our little lambs life. I love you Miles, Mason, Anna Katherine, Kilah and Brodie!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Daddy's Girl!

My sweet, scaredy cat of a hound has finally come out of her shell and let go of her mama to really love her daddy!
I woke up this morning with ZERO room in my bed to this. I couldn't even be mad. If you look closely you'll see they are sleeping the exact same way, how precious is that? I just love her paw behind her head!
And, if you are wondering, yes...she sleeps with us every night, and has since she was born! I, however, am starting to get grumpy about it due to my growing status!
I was ready for bed last night and started my nightly routine. (Usually Lil is right with me, as ready as I am to beat daddy to the bed to take his spot.) But, last night This is what I found! Princess curled up in her daddys lap, completely taken in by whatever he was sweetly saying to her!
I'm not going to lie, I'm starting to get a little jealous of their newfound relationship...but I love it and am so thankful that she has bonded with him again! But, I, afterall get the prize...a mama's boy! I wonder how our little princess is going to adjust to her new brother? I'm praying she takes as his protector and not just germ giver!

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's a...

Little John Pierce Sparks!
Let me tell you how much I can not believe I am having a child! Or, how excited I am!
I absolutely can not wait to meet his sweet little self. He is so very active right now and I must tell you that I just love feeling him. Billy looked at me the other day, in a moment of realization, and said, "He is perfect. Right now he can do no wrong, he hasn't disappointed anyone or made anyone mad. He is just perfect." LOVE my sweet husband.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

16 weeks and 3 days!

One of the girls in my High School small group is an AMAZING photographer! She came up with the precious idea of taking a few pictures of me every 5 weeks through out my pregnancy and putting it into a week sequence ending with our little lamb curled up on my chest! Here is a more covered picture of little Lamb and me! We took it last night so I was 16 weeks and 3 days!
I feel like the belly looks like a cone...but nonetheless he/she is growing like kudzu! In fact, it is 5 inches and 3 pounds this week...HOLY CRAP!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Still behind...still a bad blogger!

Every other Summer my sisters, their families, my mom and now our little family go to Hilton Head. We usually go in late May but Billy was still deployed so we waited and went the end of July...let me tell you, it was HOT but it was so fun!
Here is our beautiful family!

All 5 of the little ones. I love how Kilah and Mason look mischevious!
These babies are the sweetest set of twins I have ever known! You tell them you want to take a picture of them and this is what they do. No instruction, simply love. It's precious!
Bestfriends, with matching hair styles, American Girls babies and chatting always.
Tom is great with ideas and getting the kids out of the house. The girls are in a "carrier" because we were riding to get ice cream! It was so fun!
This is the FUNNIEST kid I have ever met! Next time you see him, ask him to do his Elvis dance!
Brodie LOVES his Uncle Biwwy.
Brodie had to do everything Mason but especially Miles did, including, "gooby goarding"! Look at his sweet little face!
I just can't help it, they are too beautiful!
Miles "gooby goarding"
It was almost miserable on the beach it was so hot. Whoever brought the unbrella, the babies and I thank you! Look at Mason's face! Always a joker!
He HATED his Ice Cream, can you tell?
We learned that July in Hilton Head is the beginning of Jelly Fish season...Miles was the first to get stung...he was so big about it. This was as much of a grimace as he let out!
I had to post this. I love it. Billy is so great.
He hung in with my family like he had been there for years! Shows me even more that God had my family and me in mind when he was making him!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First comes love...check.

Then comes marriage...check.
Then comes baby...check
In a baby carriage...
YES!!! It has happened! God has given us a baby...well, in my belly! Today, I am 14 weeks and feel fabulous! My first trimester was ROUGH, but that's such a blessing because that means the baby is healthy! Now, I feel like I have narcolepsy, another good sign! I swear I could fall asleep at a red light and sleep for hours! We are so stinking excited about this little Lamb we have been given! We find out on October 4th what we are having but I think it is a GIRL! Ah, she would come out with bows on...big ones! And if it's a boy...he will come out in a bubble suit with a white button down collar underneath and a monogram on the front! PRECIOUS!!! I know I shouldn't say this but March can't get here soon enough! I really just can't wait to meet this precious Lamb!

At 9 weeks with our, "Future Volunteer"
At 11 weeks!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Been we'll start anew!

I'm SUCH a blog slacker! I have my excuses of a broken computer and Billy having his so I had went without but...I could have made it work! Anyway, I was having a hard time trying to figure out where to start back. Jess said, "Start with today!" Way to much has happened since the last blog to just start today. So here are some pictures of what has happened since forever ago!

My sweet Husband deployed to Iraq in January and faithfully returned in June! Here we are, saying goodbye at 5 am. If I look swollen it's because I was, crying will do that to a girl!
And his promised return to me! I cry looking at this. It was such a blessed day!

July 4th! It was a great picture so I had to share.
On his leave we went home to Knoxville for about 2 weeks and here are some pictures of our adventures!
Billy's family lived in Cades Cove so we went to Sparks Lane and saw the grave site of a lot of our history. I thought it was really neat!
Us with Mike, Billy's dad at Sparks Lane!
At River Rapids in Townsend.

Mason and Uncle Billy getting some quality time together. Billy obviously enjoying himself...Mason, not so much!
I will update again tomorrow...once I figure out how to get a picture on my computer that I want to share! It's a good one, promise!