Friday, August 22, 2008

so, what's been going on?

well, not much evidently! i can't say that we've been extremely busy and i can't say that we've been bored out of our minds...i guess it's just been normal ;) dillon is wanting to move SO badly!!!! he can't figure it out yet, but i think that crawling is soon to be coming to the williams's. he gets very frustrated when he wants to go somewhere and can't, so in turn, we hear a lot of screeching...for real screeching, and rolling back and forth in the living room when he's trying to get somewhere. i haven't taken hardly any pictures of dillon's 8th month because our camera batteries won't stay charged and that is VERY frustrating!! if anyone has any ideas of what type of rechargeable batteries have a long life, i would greatly appreciate any advice in this area. we've been using energizer and i guess the little bunny inside ours just isn't up for running the triathlons we ask him to :)
we did have a great visit last weekend with ben's aunt and uncle. they take a BIG road trip everywhere in their rv and this year happened to include i-40. therefore, they got to stop and see us!! they treated us to a great dinner at the old town spaghetti store (one of our fave's here in jackson...and be warned, the website plays music!), then we went to see the rv and then they came to see our house. this is what our house looked like last time they were here.

needless to say, they were glad to see that we had gotten to do some work on it ;) we had a great night with them and we look forward to seeing them again really soon, hopefully.

dillon with his aunt nette...they like the same kinds of shoes ;)

dillon with aunt nette and uncle jim. dillon really really like uncle jim. he would laugh and carry on everytime he looked at uncle jim!

also, we've been praying for ben's grandpa lately. he was in the hospital last week for an emergency surgery where he has an infection on his gall bladder. basically, they have controlled the infection, but he's too weak to undergo gall bladder surgery, so this is all they can do now. we ask that you guys pray along with us for healing and comfort for grandpa.
all of us with grandpa a year and a half ago.

we are also really really looking forward to VACATION!!!!! yes, that's right, you heard me correctly...we will be leaving for florida with some of ben's family on september 6 and honestly, it just can't get here soon enough! we went last year to st. george island and that is where we will be returning to. we'll be there for a week and seriously, i can't type how much we are looking forward to this. this is ben and janie last year at st. george...dillon was there too, just in the belly!

dillon and i have been having a pretty good time in the mornings with playtime. i left the room the other day for about 5 minutes and when i came back, this is what i found...
please notice the legs hanging out of the blanket.

and this is what i revealed from the blanket...
a somewhat happy dillon ;)
ALSO, ben has begun a teaching series at church on the holiness of being holy is good, beauty, and virtuous. i'm going to try to put that lesson on here so that you can listen to it for yourself. he's pretty good, i must say...but i'm a little biased to him ;) here's the link to the lesson. so, we hope everyone is doing well! we thank you for your prayers for us...God is providing for us daily. love to all!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

check this out

you should totally check out brian's blog for a great pic of dillon and a great pic of thursday nights at the denker's. man, oh, man...we love brian and cindy.

Friday, August 08, 2008

this might be disturbing

ok, usually i don't do anything like this, but this is hi-larious. thanks to one of ben's friends (who will remain nameless), we got a really good laugh out of this on friday morning. just in case you ever needed lessons before going to da ya go

Thursday, August 07, 2008

good times with friends

so, ben and i feel pretty blessed to be where we are. we LOVE the people that the Lord has put in our lives. we LOVE that we live two doors down from the guthries, about 10 doors down from the garners, and that the denkers, the atkins, hoopers, and putts are all one block away from us. we LOVE the fact that janie's parents live 10 minutes away, and that her sister and family live about 15 minutes away (when you don't get all the red lights...20 when you do, and when they don't live in louisville. boo that that's happening soon). we LOVE the fact that our church is only about 7 minutes away from us. and we also LOVE the fact that God has put so many people in our life at different times for different reasons. july was characterized by old friends who have moved away coming into jackson to visit. it was filled with babies getting to meet each other (who WILL be bff someday as well), friends coming in from denver and arizona, and talking to family who live in new york, atlanta, oklahoma, and chicago. today, more friends came to see us for lunch from loveland, co, where i used to work. after i graduated from college, i moved to ft. collins (aka ft. fun) to work at orchards baptist church in loveland, co. OBC has grown more than i ever thought it would. it's pretty amazing, but that's a whole 'nother post in and of itself.
anyway, i have truly just realized how amazing Christ is in putting us around people that we need at certain times to be encouraged, to be spurred on, and hold us accountable to what the Lord has set before us.
you might think that all this is cheesy and "over spiritualizing" the obvious. and sometimes, i think that a lot of things are over spiritualizing. however, i know that i serve a mighty God and i know that He wants what's best for us. (read Romans 8). i praise HIM for all the people in our life. i'm so thankful that old friends still come in to see us, and i'm so thankful that we're going to get to see more friends and family this month and next (and i'm sure in many more months to come). we are so thankful for each of you. thank you for being the people we need in our life at the time that we need you, and for being willing to be used by Christ to strengthen us.

here's a new picture of dillon that i think is amazing. it's just to make you smile.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

bear with me

i'm trying to re-vamp. this could take a while.


i'm having a little trouble...does anyone have any good websites that they go to to get good blog skins or templates? that would be wonderful. thanks ;)