Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yea Cash!!!

Cash just rolled over from his back to his tummy today for the first time!!!!!!


Before church Sunday morning. Some of us went to 1st Baptist and the others (including me) went to Calvary Baptist. We got up and sang to the congregation and told them a little bit about what Kairos is.

These are the aprons that we wore.

After the morning devotional, us girls would always sing. This is us dancing around the room singing "Pharaoh Pharaoh". Fun times!

Cutting up veggies for the meals.

Look! Amanda CAN cook!!! And with a smile on her face!

Brandon was the only male Outside Angel. Here he is cooking up a mean roast. He was such a great sport. He even wore an apron all blinged out!!!! Go Brandon!

Part of the prayer chain.

The prayer chain went all the way around the room!!! Each strip of paper had a name of someone that was praying for the Kairos. The prisoners, aka "The Men in White" were so in awe and touched by how many people were praying for them that didnt even know them.

Stacy, Dianne, and Judy (Mama JuJu) keeping the whole thing together. What awesome ladies!

Some of the girls cooking bacon. I have never seen so much bacon in one place at one time in my whole life. Boy did we all smell good!

Blinging up our aprons. We seem to cook better when we are blinging out! Makes the food taste better! hehe

Jim, Ronnie, and Ryan on the first day. They WERE really happy to be there. You know how guys are when they take pictures. :]

We sent in a poster of all the Outside Angel's hand prints with our favorite verses written on them. The prisoners loved it and even wrote notes back to us on it!

The Outside Angels for Kairos July 2008. What an awesome team to work with!

Making some banana pudding. Yummy yummy! It HAD to be tasted to make sure it was good.

The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen. Kairos is a ministry of the church ... a ministry of the apostles whom Jesus, the Christ, has called into community and sent forth into the environment of the correctional institution. Kairos has been called the best example of the early church in existence today.

Wow what a wonderful experience!!! The Outside Angels, on Sunday, were aloud to go into the prison to hear about the experience from the prisoners. I was really surprised to see how on fire for God these prisoners were. As Ryan put it, "they were really plugged in". We had sent in placemats that had little kids handprints and footprints on them with scriptures. Ryan had noticed one guy in his group that had a placemat with Cash's handprint on it. Ryan told him that Cash was his son and the prisoner told him that he had just got through putting his hand on Cash's hand and prayed for him. Wow! That really touched Ryan. I remember one inmate saying that he thanked us for just treating them like human beings. The inmates also had a praise band and played two songs for us. They were really good! I have never seen grown men jump up and down and sing for the Lord without the slightest care in the world what they looked like or sounded like. How unashamed they were. What an awesome God we have. I dont know what these men are in there for and I really dont want to know. All I know is that God sees every sin as equal. There sin that got them to where they are today is no worse than me lying or cheating or cursing or whatever the case may be. They are still someones brother, father, son, uncle, grandfather. We ALL need to remember these men and lift them up in prayer. Pray that they keep the fire going and grow in their relationship with the Lord and share God's Word and love to others.

Monday, July 7, 2008

What a Happy 4th!!!

Me and Ryan (yeah I know, he never smiles in pictures. I told him he could make a face that didnt make him look so mad all the time! hehe)

Me and Ashley

Me and Jamie

Pretty fireworks

Jamie was wanting to do a silly picture and Ashley ran infront of the camera just in time. :]

Allan, Nana and Cash

How redneck does that look! hehe Notice how far away Ashely is from the fire trying to cook her hotdog. We almost fell out of our chairs laughing!!

Tiffany and James cooking their hotdogs.

James getting all the fireworks ready.

Mom and Dad

Tiffany and Me looking our best. hehe

Cash man

Ashley, Cash, and Jamie. What great babysitters!!

James setting up camp in the front yard.

Jamie holding Cash.

We had the best time going down to Robert Lee for the 4th. The only thing that I can think of that would have made it complete is if Jerrod and Karen could have come. I got to see some friends I haven't seen in a while, we went four wheelin, went fishing down at the creek, cooked out and popped fireworks. I got down there on Wednesday and Dad and his band, Driftwood, played up at the nursing home so I went to listen to them for a while with Ganny. She really enjoys that. We came home on Sunday and this is probably the first time I really wasn't ready to come home. I have so many more pictures I need to post from this weekend. Hopefully I can get them up in the next couple of days. This was all I had time for.

4 Month Check-up (5 months)

Doesn't have a clue what is about to happen.

Checking him out.

Not happy.

July 2nd we went to his 4 month check up. He got 4 shots!!!! He is 11lbs and 1oz and 23 inches long. He is still little. He is in the <3%>
The doctor isnt worried about it. She said that once he starts eating solids his weight should get better. So far he likes oatmeal, geen beans and sweet peas. I think we might try carrots or squash next. :]

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Cash Man!

As usual, all the pictures are out of order. Sorry! :]
Cash is such a happy baby! We have truely been blessed. The only time he fusses is if he is getting sleepy, if he has a dirty diaper and when he gets up (only because he is hungry).

This is Ryan feeding Cash green beans for the first time. Ryan has NEVER fed a baby before. (other than Cash) :] He was really cute!

Cash just chillin on the couch.

Sweet boy!

Doesn't he have the cutest smile in the world?!!

Haydn came over to see Cash and Mattie the other day. Cash was very content sitting in Hadyn's lap.

Eating grean beans for the first time. Yummy Yummy!

(not really, I tried it. YUK!)

It just makes me laugh!