Monday, May 28, 2012

Everything is great in Lacyland!

Everything is great in Lacyland!  I feel like every day is so busy but I wanted to take a second and catch up on here.  The kid's are doing great and growing and learning every day!  We will be starting home school in August which I am so excited about.  I was going back and forth on what to do, there's so many options out there.  So we prayed and prayed and finally found the right cirriculum for us!  Jude is getting big and is so joyful!  He is crawling super fast and pulling himself up, he will be walking soon!  I've been trying to get healthy and loose weight.  I have lost 22lbs and my clothes are baggy.  I can't wait to reach my goal weight to go shopping for new clothes!  I have been eating healthier and doing workouts from Jillian Micheal's, I love it!  It feels so good to feel strong and healthy!  It has been an amazing journey that I will have to post about later.

We are heading to Washington soon and I am giddy like a little girl.  So excited!  Tom and I are both from there, we have lots and lots of family there.  This will be the first time my kids get to fly on a airplane and the first time they meet there cousins!  They are so excited!  We are going to stay in a hotel for a couple days which the kids keep talking about going in the pool.  Then we are going to the ocean for the weekend, another first for my kids.  There's no beach in Missouri so again they are super excited!  My family and Tom's family will be there for the weekend so it will be a blast spending time together!

Here's my goofy family!  May the Lord bless you!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

What's new?

Wow it has been 5 months since I've written....So what is new?  Let's see, Tom is traveling more and going on ministry trips.  Which has been good and hard because we miss him when he's gone and every one seems to sleep less when he is away.  It is good because he always comes back with fresh vision for our family plus he gets to meet amazing people and encourage them or be encouraged by them.  The Lord always seems to draw near and tenderize my heart while he is away and I seem to get a lot of projects done. 

The children are doing great.  Samuel and Jude share a room now, it is the sweetest thing ever.  Sometimes I hear Jude in the middle of the night saying "bu bu bu bu bu bu" so cute and Samuel sings to him in the mornings.  The girls have a bunk bed now and love it, I also painted their room and put up poms poms so it looks super cute and girly.  I will have to post pic.'s soon.  Jude is crawling and starting to pull himself up in his crib. I forgot about this phase where they crawl everywhere like into the bathroom and get into the toilet paper.  I'm enjoying watching him grow up he is super cute and chunky!

Since everyone is waking up I need to wrap it up but my friend posted this the other day:
I want to hear your stories about why you love being a parent or spouse.  So this was my response, I love marriage because it's like having a slumber party with your best friend every night. I love having someone to push me into God, to pray for me when I'm struggling and to just listen to me when I need to talk. I love snuggling before bed and having coffee together in the morning. I love that my Husband is the funniest person ever so I am always laughing! What I love about being a parent is hearing them sing in the morning when they wake up, hearing the pitter patter of their feet in the morning. I love how my children carry so much joy and if I'm having a bad day they just make me smile, children really don't have a care or worry. Being a parent makes me be more like a child each day and makes me seek God more for my heart to be alive and for their little souls. Wow I could go on and on this is fun!

Here's me and my chunky boy, love him!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thank you Lord!

Thank you Lord, Thank you Lord are the words on my lips today!  It's been a while since I've written and honestly it's because I haven't had anything good to say.  I always remember what my Mom use to say " if you don't have something nice to say don't say it at all".  Well that has been me, lots of negativeness going on about the season I am, I've been quite complainy (is that a word?).  But today I was reminded to be thankful, not just because Thanksgiving is coming up but because this is the way God has asked us to live every day!
Today I'm thankful for:
God saving my soul and turning my life around
My Husband who is snuggling with baby Jude so I can have a little break.
My almost 5 year old boy who is making me a house out of legos right now.
My 3 year old girl who just told me she can fold her clothes all by herself.
My 2 year old girl who just tapped me on the shoulder and said can I have juice please.
My 4 month old boy who loves sticking his tongue out these days.
That we have family only 4 hours away that we get to see in 2 days.
That I have a good friend to walk with every morning
For all our friends that come over once a week to fellowship together
For my family in Seattle
For our lovely home and it's fresh painted walls
For the community that we live in

That's just a start and my heart feels so much better after thanking the Lord for everything He's done!  Here's my cuties jumping off their picnic table into the leaves!  I even jumped in the leaves with them it was so much fun to be like a child!  Have a blessed day in Him today!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

My heart is overflowing with a good theme!

My heart is overflowing with a good theme!  This is how I feel today!  I'm very thankful and overflowing with joy. This has been a hard season to be quite honest.  The whole transition from 3 kids to 4 kids was harder for me than 2 to 3 but I'm slowly starting to get the hang of it.  Though it has been hard I've been focusing on counting my blessings, being thankful, focusing on Him rather than the lack of sleep etc.  Don't get me wrong I have had some pity parties, but I'm learning to repent quickly, get back up, and gaze on Him once again!  The Lord has been giving me little reminders to be thankful and to choose joy in the midst of chaos. It says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 to give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. As I took all my kids to the doctor the other day alone I was complaining walking in and a little anxious hoping there would be no melt downs etc. then I look up and their fall decoration at the desk said "Be thankful".  It changed my whole mood.  So I sat there with all my sweeties and chose to be thankful for their little lives, thankful that I can have children, thankful that God chose me to raise them, thankful that they are all healthy, my heart started to overflow with a good theme.  My heart feels so much more alive when I choose to be thankful and choose joy!

Here's what I'm thankful for today!  Jude Daniel Lacy!

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

It's a new day with new mercies!  I was able to get up before all the kiddos and enjoy some coffee and prayer time with the Lord.  Oh how I miss starting the day out like this.  My verse these days has been Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!" And the phrase I've been singing around the house is "Jesus help us!"  

I'm still learning how to do this mothering thing, wife thing and homemaker thing...I had some rough days this last week but I've been trying to do things out of my own strength and not turning to God.  I just started working out again and sometimes it is so hard to go downstairs and get on that treadmill but once I do it I feel so much better, as I'm working out I keep saying that scripture I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!  

The other day I took all the kids to the store, we really needed groceries and we all needed to get out of the house.  It is such a task to go the the store with all four alone but it needs to be done.  I usually dread the looks and comments from people and of course the melt downs from the kids.  I had Jude strapped on me in a sling, Samuel and Esther were in the cart and Trinity walked with me.  As I drove I kept saying the verse over and over again and as I walked through the store I kept saying the verse and Jesus help us.  This time I was able to smile at the people that made comments instead of letting it irritate me and there was only one melt down in line and it really wasn't that bad.  I'm realizing that God really is my strength!  

As I wake up in the morning from a long night of waking and nursing Jude, I give praise to Him for my little blessings and ask for more of His strength and His help.  I read a blog from a friend recently and they said that " if my day is crappy, I have only myself to blame."  That has stuck with me, I can choose joy and thankfulness or I can choose to be a grump and in a bad mood, it really is a choice.  So today I'm choosing joy and I'm choosing to lean into God and ask for His strength and grace!

There's some thoughts for you, now time to make the little ones some breakfast.  Here's a pic. of my sweeties enjoying Popsicle's in the hammock, I will post more of baby Jude soon!  Bless you all!