Monday, June 30, 2008

Just some random stuff

Deeper Still was absolutely incredible this past weekend. Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore were wonderful as usual and Kay Arthur blew my mind. She brought it! She wasn't playing around. There were crushed toes everywhere I'm sure :-) But we all left with our spirits uplifted.
Janet, Tiffany and I had some good girlfriend time. Janet and I don't get to see each other much anymore, so we love it when we can get together. Mandisa and Travis Cottrell were awesome and the praise and worship was so good. And I ate too much from the concession stands. There is something about concession food that I can't resist. I had popcorn, m&m's, some of Janet's nachos and pretzel, chicken and fries (with cheese no less), a Snicker's bar at midnight when we got back to the room and the breakfast buffet at the hotel. Not only did my spirit get filled up completely to overflowing, my tummy did too. I'm sure I gained 5 pounds :) We got to talk to Travis Friday night too. He is so awesome!
I will post some more about the messages soon, but in the meantime, you can check out BooMama's recap at the AllAccess Blog. There is a great video of Beth, Kay and Priscilla "gettin down" to Shackles. You have to check it out :-)
There are a few things I've been meaning to post for while, so I am going to throw them all together in a hodge podge of updates.

First, thank you all for your prayers, emails and encouragement during the last two weeks. Spencer is doing better and we have started the "count up" again. Tomorrow will make a week seizure free. We are still adjusting to meds, so please continue to pray for him.

I was especially moved by an email I received today from Michelle at Delightful Evidence. In it she gave me this verse: Here I am with the children the Lord has given me to be signs and wonders from the Lord of Hosts who dwells on Mount Zion Isaiah 8:18 I just loved this verse.
Also thanks to Carol who spent all day at the hospital with us last Tuesday.

We leave for Science camp at RMSC on Thursday and then to Canine Assistants for training on our new seizure dog the next weekend until July 25th. I'm sure I will be posting lots of new pictures of the new member of our family soon.

Spencer got glasses about 2 weeks ago and he looks absolutely handsome in them.Mary Lyndsey had her dance recital about 3 weeks ago and she was absolutely precious. She danced her little heart out. Pretty in pink doesn't even begin to describe her.
We also received Yard of the Month in our neighborhood for June which is really quite comical considering in our last neighborhood we used to get letters from our Home Owner's Association threatening us because we needed to cut the grass, trim the hedges and weed the borders. And we are even busier now (since we moved here) than we were then (when we lived there).
I must admit the work has mostly (read completely) been done by Greg. I told you girls he was my own Mr. Incredible. When I returned from She Speaks last weekend he had cleaned the ceiling fans, washed all the sheets and made the beds, unloaded the dishwasher, vacuumed the entire house, did all the laundry, cleaned out my car and filled it with gas, and bought groceries.

He's got me singing "What a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man!" (BTW... his primary love language is words of affirmation... I'm not bragging, just gotta fill up his love tank)

But lest you think my house is perfect... let me show you what my beloved little angel Mary Lyndsey's room looks like right now.
And doesn't she look completely innocent in this picture.

The kids got a swing set last weekend and they have been having a ball. Every kid in the cul de sac now wants to hang out at our house and that is a good thing. I'm preparing for the teenage years when we will want them all here so we know what's going on instead of somewhere else:-)

OK... I think that is all the updates for now. I still have a lesson I learned from Niagara Falls bouncing around in my head. Maybe I will get it posted soon.

Hope you all have a blessed week!!

Amy

17 comments:

Jenny said...

I love the pictures! I'm glad everyone is doing good.

I love the picture of the bedroom that looks like my Lauren's room!

Jen

Janet Roller said...

I did't know the swingset was so new! I think a picture of me in the top of it trying to get out would have been "post-worthy".
The weekend WAS wonderful. I'm glad I was able to share it with my friend.
-Janet

Carol said...

Wow! Now that is what I call an update! I think you hit everything!!

Darlene said...

I agree the Deeper Still conference was AWESOME! I think my brain is still in over load. LOL
So glad Spencer is doing better.

I think all little girls rooms look like this. I would say it gets better when they get older..except Andrea is 18 and now instead of toys it is clothes,shoes and purses,jewelry and makeup.LOL I should take a picture and post it. You would be surprised!

Have a fabulous week!
Darlene

Michelle said...

Wow, that's a lot of random stuff. Deeper Still sounds awesome. Loved all the pictures. Spencer looks so intelligent in his glasses. Mary Lyndsey is precious in her costume. The yard is beautiful! Can't wait to see the new family member. Safe travels!

Diane said...

What wonderful pics. I am glad it was a great time for you. I had the priveledge of meeting Kay Author last Sept. and it was great. Your kids are beautiful
Hugs,
Diane

Christina said...

Glad to hear Spencer is feeling better and hope you have fun at Science camp. He looks so adorable in his new glasses. I have to take my 10 year old for some this week.

What a neat swing set. I can see why the neighbors want to hang out at your house. I like to know what the kids are doing too so that is a good idea to get them used to coming to your house.

Kyla said...

Spencer's glasses are so cute! My daughter got hers about a month ago and her face looks bare without them now!

And I just love Beth Moore! I'm glad you had a great experience!

a woman found said...

I went and watched the video...that's funny stuff! I feel so out of the loop as far as what's going on in the world of Christian women...just where God has me right now, not complainin'. I'll have to take some time to read about Deeper Still...never heard of em! I know, get my head out of the sand :)

Great pictures too. Glad to hear your son is a week free of seizures. Praying.

Sheila

A Stone Gatherer said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend! Kay is one of my all time faves!!! She really does pack a punch, and you end up thanking her for it! Travis is awesome! My favorite song of his is "Your word is life"! Sounds like you have been very busy! Congrats on the garden award!

ocean mommy said...

The kids are precious. I LOVE Spencer's new glasses!!! He looks ready to take the pulpit. :)

And I.Am.So.Jealous that you got to meet and HAVE YOUR PICTURE made with Travis C.!! That is awesome. :)

That video of Kay is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time...too cute..

I'll e-mail you about getting together...:)

Kimberly said...

Hey!
Got my computer back, and I am so sorry to hear about what a tough time Spencer has had with his sezures recently. I will definitely be praying for him with his medications.

I love the pictures of your cuties. And I must say, are you sure you didn't take a picture of one of my girls' rooms? That looks SO much like my house! :)

And I must say I am a bit envious of you for going to the Deeper Still conference! I bet it was truly amazing!

So good to be able to come by again!

Love ya',
K

Chaotic Joy said...

Your kids are crazy adorable! And let me tell you about that "all the teenagers are hanging out at our house" phenomenon. Save a lot of money for groceries. And I mean a lot! I have to keep reminding myself that it's worth it for the peace of mind.

Kelley said...

Amy,
I loved every minute of catching up with you! I wish we were neighbors, it would be a blast to hang out and visit on a regular basis (and my kids would LOVE that swing set). I'm glad to hear things are going better with Spencer, he looks adorable in those glasses and your daughter is adorable! And you do have an extraordinary man, he even works the blog for you!!! Enjoy your 4th and be safe!!

Lelia Chealey said...

Your kids are adorable! Love the new glasses Spencer! Smart being the hang out house! We were that too with our daughter and it was great. What happened? ~sigh~ Just lock 'em down Amy. Lol. Thank you so much for your sweet encouragement to stay focused on God. Just falling deeper in love with Him every minute. She just arrived at my sister's house tonight.

Mel's World said...

WOW...that was a ton of information, but I feel completely caught up with what's going on with the Wyatt's!!!

I love the new glasses, they do make him look so big, and your precious daughter is absolutely BEAUTIFUL (not pretty) in pink! So excited(and a little jealous) about your conferences...good for you!

The swing set totally rocks, and as a mom of a pre-teen and a teen...you WANT the house that everyone wants to come too, even if it means your house is a little less than clean most of the time!

Hope you guys are doing well!
Melissa

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Ok, ML is Gor. Geous. Watch out. Start investigating nunneries now.

Every day - well, ANY time we pray, grace, bedtime, any ole time, Shep says "Pwease heal Spencer's bwain all better."

Sounds like God's listening, praise Him...

xo
mis