Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Breaking News!

Breaking News at the Hartman House.  Grace has lost her top tooth!  It was dangling for a long time and she was totally looking all snaggle toothed.  But with some encouragement from her Dad she pulled it out!  

My big girl! :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Conquering my fears.

My family came to visit this summer and we decided to take everyone over to camp Indicoso to do the zip lines and ropes course.  Aaron, Hannah, Adam and I braved the course. 
We also called Grandma Shirley up!  She had just retired and what better way to celebrate than an adventure!
So....  I've been married to the man who builds these things (he built this one!) and he climbs these all the time.  But I've never gone on one!  I've always been pregnant when we have had the chance.  So.  I got up to the first platform (with some help. Ha!) and then promptly panicked.  Like crying, ugly face, moaning icannotpossiblydothis panic.  Shane was great and gave me the option of getting down but no way was I quitting.  What you see above is me moving through the course.  What you cannot see if my panic and you cannot hear my moaning!  
Hannah rocked it though!  She was nervous I'm sure but she did it all!
Aaron and Shirley were ahead of me and they didn't even think twice about doing it!  Adam?  Not sure this was his most favorite thing to do but he did it too!
And... I lived to tell about it!  Ha!  This was before the zip line and I was singing praises to the Lord that I was going to get down. :)  It made me super proud of Shane for how hard he works building things like this for kids to experience.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Camping with friends

We had some friends come over this summer and camp with us!  It was so much fun.  Here are some pics from the weekend. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Graham's Prayers

We have a Bible that comes with cds that the kids can listen to.  It has Bible stories and music and the kids love it. They listen to it in their room on a regular basis.

A few weeks ago Graham came downstairs from his room and said "mom, in heaven there is God. I want to go to heaven.  I need to go so I can take care of Baby Ella.  But I'm not sure I can walk on clouds. "

Tonight Graham came downstairs with a scrape on his leg.  Grace was being all motherly and brought him down to be taken care of.  I looked at it and said "It's not bad buddy, I'll get you a bandaid." He said "No mom!  I don't need a bandaid.  God will heal me."  So we prayed that God would heal his bandaid and he also thanked God for his babysitter, for the dinner we ate last night (tonights must not have been that good to him. ha!) and for the trains his mom bought when he was a baby.

I love how my kids are soaking up the Word. I love that Graham has the sweetest heart.  He was watching the news with Shane when the Malaysian airline disappeared and he still prays to find the plane.

Thankful Thursday (on Friday)

These are older pics but I'm so thankful for this smile.  It makes my day.  
We love this little man so.