Saturday, May 28, 2011

We are moving!

So only 10 minutes away from where we live now but yay we are moving into a bigger house!  When we moved from SC to MO I felt like the Lord said just one year in this house Hilary.  So it has been longer than a year and we've been seeking and asking the Lord to open a door to a new place and He did!  There were some things about this house that made a little bit hard, no dishwasher, unable to paint the walls, non working closets, carpet in the kitchen and bathroom, only one bathroom(kind a hard with all 5 of us not to mention potty training one and me being prego!).  But the Lord really was asking me to be thankful for what I have, so He dealt with my heart for many months on choosing thankfulness.  Really the only thing I really prayed for when moving to MO was a big yard with a fence and this house had that for sure!

So this time around I prayed more specifically!  I asked for a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom, more space for the kids to play, dishwasher, working closets, option to paint, linoleum or hardwood floors in kitchen and bathrooms, nice fenced in yard.  So the Lord gave me all that and more!  We are moving into a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom, with a  nice sized playroom downstairs for the kids plus all the things I mentioned I had asked for!  Also I've been wanting to start a garden and the people living there before us already put down soil I just have to plant what I would like!  As you can tell I'm very excited!  The other good thing about this house it is only $50 more a month which is a huge blessing!  With 2 months left of this pregnancy I am ready to get settled and it is time to nest!

As you know it costs to make a move, I'm thankful this move won't cost as much as last time.  But we are in need of about $3000 in order to make this move by June 21st.  Please prayerfully consider giving to us specifically for this move!  You can click on the pay pal button on our blog, give to us in person or make a check out to Tom and Hilary Lacy and send to 4603 E. 114th terrace Kansas City, MO 64137, or if you would like to give a tax deductible gift you can make it out to IHOP and send it to the above address with a sticky note that says for Tom and Hilary Lacy, our names can not be anywhere on the check if written to IHOP.  Thanks so much and we will post pic.'s soon!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Esther turns 2!

Esther Gloria Lacy is 2!  Esther was my Mother's day gift two years ago.  She has brought so much joy and laughter to our family.  She carries so much peace and has such a sweet spirit.  I'm so excited to see her grow in God!

We had a small birthday party for her to celebrate!  I love going all out but last time we tried to do that it didn't quite work out with our size of house and was rather overwhelming.  So this time we kept it small and simple.  We did a flower/picnic theme.  It was suppose to be outside and we were going to have blankets to sit on and have sack lunches etc.  The weather was rather cold so we brought it inside set up blankets and let the kids eat their sack lunches on the floor.  They were all super cute!  We were able to have a time of prayer where all of Esther's little friends gathered and prayed for her!  I feel so blessed to live in this community and have such sweet friends that love the Lord with all their heart and know how to love us so well in return!  Enjoy the pic.'s!

 Such a joyful girl!
 Flower cupcakes and sack lunches!
 Time to pray!
We made crowns for all the little ones, this was our 7th attempt to take the picture!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

As I celebrate Mother's Day today, I'm reflecting on my Mom, on all the Mom's who have been there for me spiritually, on all my Mommy friends, and all my friends waiting and praying their day will come soon to be a Mom.

My Mom was here last week visiting and we had a blast!  She flew in on Tuesday and I was in need of a break...  She always seems to come to visit right when I need some Mommy time!  So on Wednesday Tom spent the day with the kids while my Mom and I went out for coffee, shopping and lunch.  It was so good to have some time catching up and some quality time(my love language!).  It was great to see her play with the kids and see them get all excited to be with her.  We went to the zoo, went to a farm, got to swim in the pool at her hotel and lots of other fun things.  Every day was jammed packed and I am so thankful she came, I feel so refreshed!  

Today the kids and I went to church while Tom worked his morning shift at the prayer room.  They honored Mom's today, each child made a flower made out of tissue paper, so cute!  At Trinity's class they were asked what they like most about their Mom and she said I like when she takes me to the park, colors with me and makes me yummy food.  I thought that was so cute!  Tom had the kids each pick a card and gift out for me and he asked them to think of one word that describes me.  Samuel said sweet, Trinity said beautiful and Esther said table.  I thought that was so funny, I guess they like me making them meals!  Tom got me some hanging plants for outside and one indoor plant, the kids got me a candle, earrings and a new water bottle.  I'm not usually huge on gifts but it was really nice to receive the gifts and all the kids words.  My love tank is full!

This scripture describes my day!  Proverbs 31:28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her!

Here's a pic. of us with my Momma.  Bless all you Momma's and Momma's to be!