Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Merry Christmas. We will be busy over the next several days with all the goings on with the holidays. I pray this Christmas that each of us will take the time and think truly about our lives and how much the Lord has blessed us with. No we may not have it all when it comes to worldly things, but I have it all when it comes to my family! This past year has been a learning experience in so many ways and I am thankful for what the Lord has done thru it all. I am thankful for my husband and all he does for this family, and the sacrifices he makes to take care of us. I am thankful for the 5 beautiful children God has blessed me with, and the 2 beautiful babies growing inside of me. This year thank God for the blessing you already have not the ones you wish you had. If for some reason you are reading my blog and you don't know the Lord personally I can tell you it is the best Christmas gift you could ever receive. It is so simple He truly sent His only begotten son to this earth to take our place and to take our sin upon himself. Just ask Him into your heart and you will never regret the day you did!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sweet Birthdays & Twins Checkup

All is well here on the Cooper home front! My 3rd baby girl had a birthday recently and absolutely loves the show "I Love Lucy" so her grandma & grandpa went in with momma and daddy and we got her a Lucy doll for her birthday.. It is a collectors edition mind you, but she says you can't just leave them in the box!! I think she enjoyed her birthday and we are truly blessed to have her as our sweet daughter. On another note, I headed to the doctor and had a check up and another ultrasound and all is well with the twins. Their little hearts are beating great and they look wonderful. We are very happy and excited. I had been worrying a bit, just seems to be part of my nature and God took care of everything, as He always does. He is never failing when it comes to our needs!
Baby girl and her "Lucy doll"
Lovin that cake sissy made her

Twins looking down on their heads, and you can see they almost look like they hitting each other

Twin A's little leg and torso

Twin B looking straight at us

Thursday, December 4, 2008

TWINS!!!

Okay today has been such a wild day! I was supposed to have my first ultrasound last week and my doctor was busy delivering another baby soooooo we rescheduled for this week which worked out great as daddy was off this week. We'll we headed in and started the ultrasound with all the kids present to watch. My doctor immediately said "OH MY GOSH" I said "WHAT" he giggled and said their are "TWO". I truly thought he was joking as my doctor is much of joker sometimes. I told him he was kidding right and of course he said no! I must have asked four more times even while looking at the screen showing 2 little babies. We all laughed and cried at the same time. I am not sure it has completely hit me yet but we are excited all the same. We have much to be thankful for and much to pray about.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a blessed Thanksgiving! We are heading to spend the next several days with my brother and his family.. and also to spend time with my parents. The kids are looking forward to the time away and what fun the will have. We will try and post once we get home. Praying everyone enjoys this special time, as times are truly tough right now and some don't know where the next paycheck will come from, but I do know this my Lord is in control and I have a very wonderful family and love them dearly. I am blessed beyond measure and can't deny that.

Monday, November 3, 2008

VOTE!!!

I completely believe it is our civic duty to get out and vote at each and every election. As Christians I think it is even more important to vote, we have to protect the things we believe in, and during this election SOOOOOO much is at stake. Please take the time to go vote.




This is my son when he was born in 2001...this was just after 9/11. I think it represents so much. GOD, our country, and the men & women who serve our country. This was our flag, my husbands beret (he served our country for 6 years including time in Kuwait) and my dad's Bible.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Exciting News!

We'll our family has some exciting news to announce! We are expecting baby #6, I estimate my due date around the first to middle part of June.. I go next month to find out for sure the exact due date. We are all very happy and thrilled to be adding to our family. The children of course have a preference to what they want. They are all pulling for a boy since dad and little man are a little out numbered. The pic is what the baby looks like at about this stage. Please help us to pray for a healthy baby. We will keep things updated as we progress. So far I feel pretty good.. today was my first day of feeling a bit off. I don't usually get too sick so I pray I will continue on that path.

This is our little peanut (my daughter calls the baby squishy)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Birthday My Beloved!

God truly blessed with me this wonderful man! You are the love of my life. You have given me the most wonderful children, and if the Lord allows more to come. I love being cuddled in your arms. I love to watch you with our children and the love you show them. You are their hero, and I am so thankful for that. I love watching you when you get stuck on something, it tickles my soul. I so enjoy and am so very blessed to sit in church with you and to watch the sweet spirit of God move over you. I am so very thankful to the Lord for allowing me to be part of your life. Happy Birthday my love!



Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Family Fun At The Fair

We'll about 2 1/2 weeks ago we loaded up and headed across the mountain to the fair. The Western North Carolina fair used to be this little no nothing fair.. but over the years it has grown to be a very enjoyable fair. My kids haven't gotten to go for 3 years, ever since we moved here to east Tennessee. The fair here is pretty much worthless compared to back home. Thought I would share some pics of our time there. We had to visit all the booths of course just so we can get all the freebies! Lots of pencils, paper, new testaments, and wipes.

They just had to touch that there snake in the smokey the bear tent!

This handsome fellow happens to be my baby brother! He is a full-time fireman/paramedic and works the fair every year. (He's also a God called preacher I might add!) We enjoyed getting to see him at the fair.

Here he is with 4 of our kids and one extra (the littlest is a friend of ours youngin)

He is gettin ready to head back to work

The boys havin fun on the rides

Pumpkin watchin all the fun

These are some sweet friends of my girls, they were tickled to see them at the fair

My 3rd daughter loves the bumper cars

Pumpkin and my oldest just finished the flying elephant ride

Pumpkin wasn't too sure of the caterpillar ride

Our friends boy was feeding a Nigerian Dwarf baby (these are the goats we used to have and will again one day soon!)

Wait.. I spotted this behind them... I have decided I need this grocery buggy to go shopping with, it even has a motor and drives!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fun Creations!

We'll with gas prices soring around here, what more can you do than make do with what you have in the home. We are staying put with the exception of daddy going to work and then going to church. So I whipped up a few fun things. I had so much fun making these cute crayon rolls for a few of the little ones at our church. I also found a tutorial on how to take a pair of blue jeans and turn them into a skirt, as it is harder to find a long denim skirt now days. I added cute fabric instead of more denim and the girls love them! It has become a hit at church, and most of the women are wanting the pattern.



I just used some scraps from a quilt I was making


Recognize that fabric? It's from Pumpkin's dress



Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pumpkin

Pumpkin has started walking on her own now. She really thinks she is big stuff, and sometimes gets over anxious and crash dives. We had so much fun last night watchin her nearly run from either end of her room. I have finished a sweet little dress for Pumpkin. This was part of her birthday present that I forgot to post. I just love how it turned out and it fits her so nicely!



Don't you just love fabric covered buttons
I love her brown pedipeds with this dress, and daddy picked out lime green socks to match


Monday, September 1, 2008

Birthday Fun

Precious memories! My babies had their birthday this past weekend. What a blessing to have my little man here for 7 years and our little pumpkin is now a year old. What is so awesome is that they share the same birthday and it is almost to the exact hour. Little man got his very own tool set for his birthday and was very eager to get out and help dad with something.. he has been very cute as the tools have gone everywhere, and I mean he has literally carried them from room to room wherever he goes. He also got a cute daddy & son camping set from Gram & Pie. Pumpkin got some new blocks to play with for her birthday and she really likes them. We find her stirring them with her hand, rather than holding them. She also got a glow worm from Gram & Pie. She loves to listen to it sing and glow. Wonderful for driving to church. Pumpkin got her first taste of birthday cake. We made a soft orange cake with cream cheese frosting. She got a tiny piece which she really was only interested in the icing as you can tell by the pics below. Thank you Lord for allowing me to be a mother and have 5 blessings. Thank you Lord for my 2 precious birthday babies .. oh how they don't stay little long.

Pumpkin stirring her blocks

The first sight of cake

Trying to figure out what is on the finger


I think I can get more of that icing


That was good!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Reveal

We'll I promised awhile back that I would show the adorable dress I made with my Oliver and S pattern.. it is so sweet and I couldn't be happier with their patterns. I plan on getting more as soon as I can! Check out this Tunic and I made the shorts into bloomers. My little pumpkin loves it. She has wore it on several occasions already.



Friday, August 29, 2008

Pre-Birthday Fun & A Visit

Today we took our little man & pumpkin to Toys R Us to have a bit of fun. They received royal treatment since their birthdays are coming up. We had already gotten little man his present and it's well hid I might add! So we needed to get pumpkin something and since she still has no clue what all this means, we were able to take her with us. We are looking forward to having a nice little birthday get together here at home.. nothing big just something special as we always do. Then this past Thursday my momma and sis-in-law came over for lunch so we were able to visit with them and my sweet nephew. The kids love seeing their cuz!

Pumpkin with her royal crown

My royal prince

My sweet babies growing up fast!

She was getting all excited over all the toys she was seeing and hearing

Isn't he just adorable!!! I could squeeze him all the time

Pumpkin wanted some of cuz's baked tater, it was cute he actually fed her some at one point

All the cousins together

Friday, August 1, 2008

Youth Camp 2008

Youth Camp 2008, all I can say is WOW!!! God is truly awesome..while I only was able to attend last night it was truly amazing. My husband and I have been praying that God would do something tremendous for our 2 older girls while at camp this week, and I do believe He did. I dropped them off early Monday morning with our church and we hosted several other churches including my brothers church. They then headed to Georgia to camp. The girls had called home each day telling of the events and how services were and how God was moving, but last night it was so awesome! To see a bunch of young people totally surrender their lives to the Lord and let Him move in was just so awesome to see. They cared not what the person next to them thought or did, they just obeyed the Lord! I can't thank God enough for what He did for my girls this past week, but Oh how I needed it too and was so thankful to be able to attend last night and get that which I needed too. I have put a few pics (he he just a few) of what I was able to see yesterday and last night but their is a video clip of just a piece of the service last night for you to enjoy..Oh Bless His Holy Name!!!!




This is only part of the crew that went to camp, the rest met us there


The beginning of service Thursday night

Preacher preached on Job 1:13-22

"and I only am escaped alone to tell thee" What am I here for???

One of the preachers just having him a time

Praise God young people obeying him and getting things right and surrendering things in their lives!

This was after the service the girls had a jello sucking contest, to see who could suck it thru a straw first.