Saturday, July 26, 2008

Five sweet years

July 26th, 2003. It was a hot hot day in Lynchburg, VA, and it was the best day of my life!!
Todd and I have such wonderful memories from our wedding and I love thinking about it...I even pulled out the VHS video today and cried like a was beautiful!

I love you, Babe! These have been the best years of my life!

I also reminisced about family and all the wonderful people who were there that witnessed our vows. We am truly blessed to have such a caring and loving family and friends! Both sets of our parents have been so influential in our lives and our wedding was a celebration of them as well!
We asked our guests that day to pray for us as we embarked on a life together, for us to put Him first, to stay faithful to one another and to raise a godly family! God has been faithful to us and we are so thankful, but all those things that we asked prayer for then are things we still pray for today and we constantly need God's love and mercy!

This is our favorite picture from our wedding! It is of us getting pelted with birdseed as we entered our lovely reception at West Manor.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Deal of the day!!

so i went this evening to meet a freind for dinner at Chick-fil-a with our kiddos. Both of our husbands had worship practice, so we were like "lets grab dinner". So i am in line and ordering ....and to my sweet surprise, 4-piece chicken nugget kids meals are free on Thurs. from 5-8. It made my night and i only have 2 kids. Imagine the savings if you have more kids .... so for this reason alone I think i would like to have five or six kids (just think of the savings!!). it was like 2 gallons of gas....i was pumped! Just wanted to toss that tidbit out there, atleast in the greater Louisville area, on Thurs evenings from 5-8, free kids meals!!!

Eat Moore Chikin!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Congrats Uncle J

A big shout out to 2nd Lieutenant Jeremy Geyer!!!!

Avery, Lerran, and I had the joy of going to Colorado Springs, Co over memorial day to see my whole family and especially to see Jeremy (aka Uncle J) graduate from the Air Force Academy! Sadly Todd had to miss the festivities because of a crazy amount of may/june weddings (he was missed!!!).

All of us Gayer kids after the graduation parade, all of the pomp and circumstance of a military celebration was so much fun to watch! It was awesome to be in a truly patriotic place! I love America!

This was a family picture taken before Jeremy's swearing in ceremony. This was a really special evening, it was just his squadron (about 100 cadets, 30 or so graduating). It was intimate and each graduate was individually sworn in and then had their leuitenant stripes pinned on by their parents! We were all so proud of J!!! After that we put the kiddos to bed and headed out for a family celebration dinner! At which we all gave toasts and had a beautiful time as a family. My dad's words to Jeremy were very moving (as were everybody's) but he just so much encouraged him to go from here and pursue the Lord above all else and be a godly man! a truly great evening!

The graduation ceremony was insane. President Bush was the speaker, which was really neat and he did a great job! The crazy thing was it was raining and 40 degrees (and i only had sun dresses for the girls :O) and we were in lock down by the secret service because of the President. But 4 hours and many bags of starburst and licorice later we made was great! Definately the most memorable moment of the whole time was when Jeremy recieved his diploma, he politely saluted the president, shook his hand and then chest bumped him!!!!! It was awesome!!! He was the first to do it and it was so fun to watch, President Bush was very candid and casual with the was great!!!

Thunderbirds flew overhead right when the graduates were officially announced and they all threw their caps in the air...very fun!

Congrats little bro, I'm so proud of you!!! I love this picture of Jeremy looking back at the academy! He was quite ready to leave those beautiful mountains and move on! He will be attending flight school in Columbus, MS after his leave this summer, in which he has been gallivanting all over Europe!!

We had some other great times while we were there in Colorado, mainly just beautiful sights and great times with family!

Avery and Lerran have the best uncles in the world!!

David and Lerran at Garden of the gods. REALLY gorgeous!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Whate'er My God Ordains is Right

I don't know how often music speaks to my soul...but it happened today! After an amazing message on prayer at church, Fellowship Church Louisville, the band led us in this song of worship. The words are incredible and the lyrics equally so. This is what I want my prayer to be through life! Listen to a short clip on indelible grace's website: Enjoy!

Whate'er My God Ordains Is Right

1. Whate’er my God ordains is right,Holy His will abideth.I will be still whate’er He does,And follow where He guideth.He is my God,Though dark my road.He holds me that I shall not fallWherefore to Him I leave it all
2. Whate’er my God ordains is right,He never will deceive meHe leads me by the proper path,I know He will not leave meI take, content,What He hath sentHis hand can turn my griefs awayAnd patiently I wait His day
3. Whate’er my God ordains is right,Though now this cup in drinkingMay bitter seem to my faint heart,I take it all unshrinkingMy God is true,Each morn anewSweet comfort yet shall fill my heartAnd pain and sorrow shall depart
4. Whate’er my God ordains is right, Here shall my stand be takenThough sorrow, need, or death be mine, Yet I am not forsakenMy Father’s careIs round me thereHe holds me that I shall not fallAnd so to Him I leave it all
©1998 David Braud Music.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

new swing set!!

so, todd and i finally crumbled. we (mainly todd, but i got on board too!) were pretty adamant about not getting a swing set for our little ones, there are several in our neighborhood we could use, it is a big expense and having just moved we don't need to spend the money....etc. however todd surprised me one day by saying he had done some research and found a used one for a killer deal! we were able to get it last week! I am so thankful that we were able to get one, as you can see from the pics avery and lerran are pretty pumped too! We invited a little neighbor boy over the other evening and he jumped around and was so giddy, i hope the new swing set will provide great opportunities to invite moms with kids over and help us get to know and invest in the lives of new neighbors!!

so, if you are ever in the area, stop on over to the pellowe pad for a little swing set fun!! Happy Summer!