Friday, May 16, 2008

just starting

i have a wonderful husband who loves me, our family and the Lord. I have 3 beautiful children, Ethan(5), Wesley(3) , and Emma(1). We never get sleep these days! we are just hoping one day our sleep will return. brad is pastoring at a church in wilmington,de. I am working at a private christian school in finances and web and database management. our life is very busy and i wish we had more time to catch up with old friends. we barely have time to do anything these days. the demands in ministry and life are overwhelming at times. wesley just celebrated his 3rd birthday and we are trying to potty train him to get him ready for entering the k3 class this fall. we are so blessed to have 3 beautiful children they definitely keep us so busy in every way right now.
here is emma, finally our girl! she is so different from the boys is so many ways. she adds the sweet stuff to the family.
God has recently blessed us with being able to move into a new home in august of 07. we have much more space now for our family. we are so happy in our new home. however, we still have boxes piled in the garage and many walls to still paint. its hard to get these things done with the kids the age they are and all the other demands. so i am still anxious to finish getting our home decorated and set up.

here are some pics of us (our praise team at our church and our newly renovated children's room at our church)

we attended a conference in CA in january of this year called "rethink" and it really caused us to "rethink" and evaluate the way we do church. we are still learning, growing and moving forward.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Nicole
    My name is Stephanie Spargo (formerly Hawks). My sisters and I grew up with Brad and his family in Trinity, NC. I happened to see your link through a mutual friend...The Ushers. I met you and your family one time at the Kellum's house. I think you only had 2 kids then, so congrats on the third. We actually just had our first son 5 months ago. What a blessing they are! I just wanted to introduce myself so you wouldn't see a stranger following your blog. Tell Brad I said hello!
    Good luck with getting your kids to sleep through the night. I don't have much experience (obviously) but my son is 5 months old and he sleeps through the night pretty good. I spoiled him by rocking him to sleep but then my Doctor said the reason he kept getting up in the middle of the night is because he woke up and needed me to aid him back to sleep. So now, we had to pick a fight for a few nights but I lay him down in his crib awake and he falls asleep on his own. Just pray for strength, that's the best help I've been given! :) Good luck!
    Take care,