Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Vaiden Baptist Church Family Day

These were some pics from the family day at Matt's old church a couple of weeks ago. Anna Jaymes was in heaven on the slides. It's so sad and exciting at the same time seeing your baby grow into a toddler and being able to do all these "big kid" activities.

Matt, his big wet feet, and Anna Jaymes on the really big slide. She kept running back trying to cut in line to go down by herself.

Anna Jaymes coming through!! I thought this pic was funny. This is Avery, Anna Jaymes' new little friend in Starkville. (Matt and her daddy know each other from college). Her family was in town for the family day, too.

This is actually Avery's uncle, Chad, who sung in our wedding. He's also one of Matt's college friends. I thought this was a sweet pic of him and Anna Jaymes.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Matt's little fishing buddy!

Lucky for Matt, who is about to have two daughters, Anna Jaymes loves being outdoors and exploring everything! As long as we've been married, knowing his love for outdoors, I've hoped that he we'd have a little boy one day to share in his passion. However, after being pregnant while having a toddler on the loose, I'm not sure how many more pregnancies I'd like to pursue and we obviously haven't been too successful with any boys yet! (Then again, considering both our pregnancies have not been "intentionally on our to do list", but instead on the Lord's list, I have a feeling that decision won't be up to us in the future either). :) Either way, it has been fun to see Anna Jaymes' love for the outdoors and her enthusiastic desire to explore everything! She just loves being outside, so maybe Matt's little outdoors buddy has already made "her" debut!

As much as Anna Jaymes loved feeding the fish in the water, she's not exactly sure what to think of the fish out of water! She did try to touch the little bream, though.

Here are Matt and Anna Jaymes with my dad, Steve after killing a turkey one morning. No, Anna Jaymes did not make that hunting trip...maybe one day. She's just cute enough to pose in the picture even though she looks mad and doesn't look at the camera.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

We're moving to MS!

Here are some recent pics of our little family! Anna Jaymes is growing so fast! She definitely keeps us entertained. We're excited, and a little nervous, to see how she will be with a little sister.

I know, I know, I know! I'll try to be better at updating this blog more often!

We have some big updates we want to share with you!

First, we are finally moving back to MS! This has been a long awaited move and we are so grateful for all the Lord has done in our lives as we've been waiting. Still, we are glad to finally sell our house and get started with the ministry, Phase 2 in Starkville.

We're moving the weekend of Valentine's, but we're still not sure exactly which day. We won't actually close on our house until later in the month, but it is working out for us to go ahead and move. We will miss everyone in St. Pete, but hopefully we'll be able to visit often.

Second...more exciting news for those of you who don't know, we are expecting our second little girl around May 19th! As if Anna Jaymes is not enough of a handful, we're adding to the wonderful chaos! Hopefully, we'll post a name soon!

Third, when we get settled into MS, we'll be able to officially start the ministry of Phase 2. For now, Matt's parents are graciously letting us live in their "home away from home" in Vaiden. It's about 20 minutes away from the ranch where his parents actually live. Matt will commute to Starkville once a week to visit college kids and do some work and then we'll all commute on Sundays for church and activities. The rest of the time, we will be doing fundraising and visiting other churches or organizations to share about this ministry. Thankfully, we've already had people express interest in hearing about Phase 2!

God has already been providing enough financially for us to get started now, and this is really working out well for us to live for free and focus on fundraising until we can get a place in Starkville. Our hope is that we will be able to really get things going by the time Fall Semester begins.