Music Class, New Friends and the Walk that almost Killed Me!

Today started out like most Wednesdays... awake at 9:30... Presley and I headed to the library for Baby Music with our BFFs Lauren and Max. Last Sunday, I met and invited Taylor and baby Isabel to join us, and she brought 2 friends, Sarah and baby Caleb! It was so much fun to meet more moms! Yay! After class we hung out a little bit at the library and then we headed to the park to take advantage of the beautiful sunny day. We decided to go for a stroll that turned into what felt like a marathon! Try pushing a 20 pound baby up a hill and it doesn't feel leisurely any more! Despite being out of shape, it was tons of fun. We were all out of breath by the of the 26.2 miles;) I am excited to start a weekly tradition! Here are some photos of our day!

Presley and Caleb at baby music!

My little Poo Poo! :)

Here are all our new friends! That is my finger on Max! Sorry Max!

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How often do you pray? Do you use it as a last resort? Do you only use prayer to ask God for things? "…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective" (James 5:16). It is a way for us to communicate with God, to strengthen our relationship. More often than not, we use prayer as a "well nothing else worked," when we can't "fix" our problems on our own. We try everything in our power, when that fails, we finally turn to God. We choose to worry which changes nothing, instead of pray, which changes everything.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).
We would waste a lot less energy and have a lot less heartache if we turned to God in prayer, immediately. Why would you try to take down a concrete wall with a toothpick when you have a bulldozer, right there, waiting! It sounds crazy, right? But that is what we do... we go at our problems with a toothpick, (on on own) instead of reaching out to God for the bulldozer. Remind yourself everyday, that you don't have to get through life on your own. God is right there, ready and waiting... all you have to do is pray!

Prayer was not created as some kind of wish list for God! Dear God, please do this... I need this... fix this. He is NOT a magic jeanie! He is NOT a wish granter! God desires to have a daily relationship with us.. a friendship. Have you ever had a friend that only contacts you when they need something from you? You dread hearing from them b/c you know they are only calling because they want your help with something, or need to borrow something. Those people are users.. not friends. A friend is someone you talk to often and share the bad AND good with. You spend quality time together, you lift each other up, compliment each other, encourage one another, and yes... every once in a while you ask them for something.
Don't USE God... that is not the relationship that He desires with us. He wants us to talk to Him about everything, not just our needs and wants. If you feel disconnected from God, spend more time praying. You can't feel close to someone you never talk to. So talk to Him, he is ready to listen!
"Be joyful always; pray; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

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A visit with my BFF

This past week started out on a bad note.. but turned out pretty great! One of my best friends, Rachel, was supposed to fly in to visit. I have not seen her in 7 months and she hasn't met Presley yet so I was SOO excited about her visit! The day before she was supposed to come, she got Rota virus and ended up not coming. I was bummed b/c I had been looking forward to her coming for weeks, but she got an airline credit to be able to come at a later date. (YAY!) The plan was when Rachel arrived we were going to drive to Marysville, OH (about 3hrs away) to see my BFF Ashley. When I found out Rachel wasn't coming I decided to go see Ashley anyways. Ashley and I were roommates in college and we've been sisters ever since. Now our children are growing up together and it is really fun! Presley and I had a blast! We ate A LOT.. and played with our babies and talked, talked, talked.... It is always so nice to be with friends! The Lord has truly blessed me with amazing friends! Here are some pics:

Her are our 3 beautiful girls together: Presley, Annabelle and Adelyn!
Annabelle was kind enough to let PK take her car for a spin!
Presley is WAY too big for Adelyn's swing!
PK and Aunt Ashley!

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