The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Celebrating Life - Isabella's 1'st Birthday!!!

October 16th, 2008 we had some friends over (Morgan & Juan) and ate an Italian dinner with Cake & cupcakes!!!

Our friends from Fort Story

Izzie digging in!!

Yep, she had some more cake! The following Saturday our neighbors came over to celebrate. We had a mini-pumpkin hunt and "went fishing".

These were the big kids at the party - they often play with lil D and Izzie at the playground and help out.

Daddy holding his little girl - she was tired after too much excitment!

Thank you Temple Baptist and family for all the birthday cards!!! These are a few of them!

We enjoyed celebrating Isabella's first year of life and are thankful to God each day together! She is truly a gift. During the week of her birthday was the national day of remembrance for those who have misscarried or lost a young one. My prayers are with those families and my heart goes out to them. May the Lord bless you and keep you bringing you peace and hope.
A reminder to celebrate each day and loved one as a gift from above. It's so easy to get caught up in the rat race of life! My grandma's tells me to "take time to smell the roses" and we are doing our best to do that together in our little family!
Enjoy the great adventure!
love, the arthurs <><

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

IZZIE G big day tomorrow!

Isabella turns 1 tomorrow! yay! This is actually her brother's car seat, just practicing for when we put her's in! Notice the scab on her nose - she took a little nose dive on our front porch sidewalk. She's a tough girl though, her brother's favorite thing to do is tackle sissy every chance he can get (multiple times a day!).
For Izzie G's birthday we are sending a donation to an orphanage in Sudan in her honor (her little friends will bring a dollar too:)). This particular orphanage I learned about from a friend who is friends with the couple who started it. It's an amazing story (sad too). If you have a minute take a look and enjoy a short & inspiring video clip at:
More soon & much Love!