Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Time

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
~Ecclesiastes 3:1-8~
It has been quite a time at the Smith house the last week. We have had ups and downs and all arounds. Not even 24 hours after posting about Dakota's 3 yr checkup, Dakota was back at the doctor's office being tested for the flu. The test came back positive...Dakota had the flu! Thankfully, the flu only lasted about 7 days..and no one else caught it.
As the week goes on, our car decides to have a mind of it's own and stall when it feels like it. If you don't know already, our main car--Kia Rio--threw a rod over a month ago. And surprisingly, my car--the Buick--decided to start running again. As Jed says, "the Buick rose from the ashes yet again." So, as the Buick gets us from point A to point B, we are hunting for a good dependable car.

Lilyann has really picked up on her walking skills this last week. She is getting in more than 4 steps before she falls. She is doing great!! Teetering and Toddling all over the place. And the climbing is getting more intense. Oh, she is all over the place and quick. Somehow, she can crawl super duper fast...now you see her, now you don't!

This weekend (2/7/09) was Annual Kid’s Fishing Day at Teague Park here in Longview. So, we headed off to the park to do some trout fishing. I didn't know this, but the bait for trout is corn. Our kids thought the corn was their snack not the bait for the fish. Dakota and Lilyann both ate that can of corn like it was going out of style. We didn't catch any fish that day, but the next after church, Jed and Dakota went back out to the pond at the park and caught 3 trout.

Dakota with his fishing pole..he loved reeling it in.

And lastly, I would just like to ask all our readers-friends and family, to say a prayer for Grandad. This is Jed's Grandfather. He is not doing well and not expected to live much longer. Just ask the Lord for his will and to keep Grandad as comfortable as possible in his last days.

Grandad and Lilyann~~November 2008

1 comment:


Poor little Dakota...to actually have the "real" flu. It is absolutely atrocious! I had it only one time thus far in my life when I was pregnant with Natty which made it ten times worse. I missed classes and work for a whole week. I hope never to have to suffer from it again. I am truly thankful that no one else in your family caught it.

I can't reiterate enough how adorable Little Lily is. I just love looking at her pictures. Walking now makes her even more lovable.

As for Jed's Grandfather, we will remember to pray for him. Does he know the Lord as his Savior? How old is he?

Pressing on,
Acts 20:24