|ruby proud to share her daddy with her cousins|
|hot tub nora|
|pwincess hair, naturally|
|the spent the first few minutes in ruby's bed just giggling with delight to be together.|
|speaking of delight...nora, you rock my world, girl.|
|somebody sat up in the cart at the grocery store for the first time this month! milestone!|
|some things never change|
ruby 2010 - ruby 2013
|oh my gosh i love her. she is purposely making an "in the zone" game face like "this workout is killer, man" face.|
and she's wearing my sports bra.
|over at our friends. i try to make people do yoga any chance i get because, like i said, it's so fun!|
|nora perfects the plank pose|
|another day, another craft|
|nora reveals the secret to getting a body like hers.|
|my sweet girl, my library lover.|
|i love when i walk to nora's side of the car to get her and see this.|
|my mil gives me these wonderful old navy coupons and then also gave me $20 to get something. janet- you're awesome. not because of that, but that also helps.|
|i have the cutest personal trainer ever.|
|hello, my name is nora truth. i make people smile for a living and i have a 100% success rate.|
|showed up to ecclessia and this happened. WHAT?!|
|rejoice, rejoice. and again i say rejoice.|
|we love valentines day. did a "heart attack" this year and wrote things we love about each other and read them aloud as we posted them all around the house.|
|cousins! love living by family.|
ruby, nora, thompson, serenity, and naftalie
|a turtleneck is no match for nora's cheeks.|
Life has been amazing lately.
Kevin got a promotion and a raise! His responsibilities have greatly increased and he is humbly stoked. He LOVES his job. It's weird to call it a job, because he would do everything he's doing for free. That's when you know you're doing what you're called to do and meant to do.
His raise means that I no longer have to work Fridays! Just Tuesdays. Such a blessing. The ultimate goal is that one day I won't have to work at all and he will be the sole income. And I know we are getting there.
For now, working isn't the worst thing in the world (although it is often a great struggle for me. Trying to be all things to all people, all inside of this home) but I can imagine once I start homeschooling, spreading myself too much just won't work. So one day a week? I'll take it! THANK YOU YAHWEH!!!
We wouldn't be where we are today had we not have decided to step out and live in a great deal of faith. That's our life's anthem. We live in and thrive in FAITH. Trusting God to do what He says He can and will do and taking our hands off of it.
In August 2011 Kevin was working two jobs and I was working as well. Because WE could control the fact that we were making enough to feel safe. We were mental and physical DO-ERS. We didn't know what it looked like or felt like to be BE-ERS, just dwelling and abiding in Yahweh. Kevin was miserable. He haaaaated UPS because it had absolutely nothing to do with his purpose. I believe there is a time in life where you are qualifying yourself for more, that you have to do the hard things, and you have to put in the work. But we had to be very keen to when the spirit wanted us to shift from that servant/learning time into the son/blessing mode.
Yahweh released us to leave UPS and just work part time ministry, with very much part time pay and no heath insurance. You better believe that was a step of faith. But we had peace like you wouldn't believe about it. We didn't want to be in control anymore. We just wanted to do what we were being called to do. To trust Yahweh and follow the path He was leading us on.
And that decision has led to so many amazing, amazing things. We have learned the faith walk of not holding on to anything, not being scared of anything, KNOWING Yahweh will provide in every area for every need. We went from getting $50 and of course tithing on it and giving an offering from it, but what was left over with it, we held onto with white knuckles because WE worked hard for it, and WE had to budget everything just SO perfectly because we were in control and we humans can only do so much. Our income has changed only slightly, but now, since choosing the Yahweh's in control, life in faith, we get $50 and we gladly tithe, give a good chunk for offering and then honestly, it doesn't mean much to us after that. If Yahweh says give it all away, we're like "sweet! ok!" if He says put it all towards ______, then we do. The point is, we aren't a bit worried about whatever that $50 is used for because we know it's God's to begin with, and as we mature and get to the place where money doesn't mean anything to us, He ironically gives us more, because He knows we can be trusted with it! It's amazing. We are getting to do our dream jobs, remain completely family-centric, and we are making leaps and bounds in the Kingdom by what He is teaching us.
Life is so amazing when we give it ENTIRELY over to Him! It's a total adventure!!