Saturday, May 24, 2008

Greg Robert Weaver B.A.

Greg this past Saturday walked to receive his Bachelors in Communications from Cal State University of Fullerton. We are all so proud of him. The weather at the ceremony itself was so hot that people were getting their dipolma's and then just walking off the field. We later had a PAR-T-A to celebrate Greg. Greg was ale to enjoy Super Mex, Ice Cream cakes and great friends. Thanks to those that were able to come, eat, laugh, and swim! Hopefully in two years Greg will be walking with his MA from Multnomah Bible College, Portland, Oregon.

God is soooo faithful!

Birthday Celebrations for Zeke

The day before Zeke's birthday the family spent the day at Disneyland together. It was so much fun. Mak rode the Matterhorn two times in a row with Greg, while Zeke took a little nap in the stroller. The ride that seemed to be the big hit for the day was Buzz Light year. That happens to be Greg's favorite. We ended the evening eating at the Blue Bayoue. Zeke got a cookie in the shape of a Pirate Ship with ice cream on top. It was amazing! It was such a great time just being a family.


On Zeke's actual birthday we were hanging out with the Mc. E's. We took all the kids to Chucky Cheese for the morning. All the kids were able to run around due to the fact that most normal people were at work/school. It was great watching Zeke figure out how to climb up to the giant tubes.

Wet and Wild



Well, it had been warm here in Cypress last week. However, this week brought in the cool weather. So on Wed when the sun poked its head out for a bit, Greg blew up the water slide and pool for the kids to have some wet fun. Makayla would step back and get a running start and then jump on top of the slide. The two of them had lots of fun.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Racen' Up- Zeke's Birthday

We celebrated Ezekiel's two year old party on Sunday May 4th at MapleGrove Park. It was a racen' good time as the kids got to play on the slides, swings and other climbing equipment. Nana made train cupcakes, which our little Zeke got a little shy blowing out his candles. But when it came to taking on the pinata he did not shy on bringing it down. Little ones got to decorate their goodie bags with cars and wheels. We are so blessed to have so many people love on our kids.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Markings of Recovery




Well thank you to all that were praying for my surgery. It went great! Praise the Lord. Now I have this cool line on my back with staples holding me together. Makayla ca not still get her head around the idea of mom with staples in her. The kids are being great. This morning Mak climbed into bed and was super careful about not touching or leaning on me. It was so nice to have her just hang out with me. I am so appreciative of the beautiful children that God has allowed me to have. Warning..I'm about to gush over my husband. He is wonderful and makes me feel special and cared for. You always know that your spouse loves you but there are moments when we stop and realize that God has really teamed me with such a wonderful partner, friend, and husband.Okay, Gushing is now done.

As for my recovery I was able to get up and move around the hospital room the same day as of my surgery. Which is, of course, great. I enjoyed the sleep that I was able to get and appreciated the smiles that my vistors brought. The amazing Katie Kopp sent gorgeous flowers to my room. And Sarah K. brought a nice carmel apple covered in white chocolate- yummy! And Pete, Danny, Devonna, Pastor Mike, Brett, Josh, Mom, and of course Greg and the kids brought me smiles and laughter. Of course I have to say my big thank you to the McElderry 's who took my kids for a couple of days. It allowed me to get the rest I needed and I knew my kids were getting loved on. Wow, how blessed I am to have all these people take the time to make me feel so special.

Thank you for your letters, cards, emails and special meals! Thank you and make you enjoy today with new eyes and appreciation!

Jen

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Inside Out

Well, as many of you know at 7:00 on May 7th I, Jennifer, will be having back surgery on my L5-S1 area. I have had some back pain for the last 3 years and have had some chiropractic work. However, due through a series events recently the doctors decided it was time to take care of it. It can feel a little overwhelming at time. To be honest I have total peace about the surgery. The hard part is understanding that my interactions with my kids is having to shift a bit. I can not throw them around the house and do airplane, or let them crawl and climb all over me for the next couple of months. The hardest part is feeling like a burden. That other people are having to shift their schedules to accommodate. Though I know that all of the people I love so dearly make themselves available to love and serve from a genuine place in their heart. I still don't like making people change their lives though. I secertly am looking forward to some down time with the Lord. I wonder what He is going to say, or do? I wonder if I will finally allow Him to teach me the discipline of being still and resting. I pray that this time is honoring and not a spiritual waste- on my part that is.

So, if you could keep my family in your prayers that would be appreciated. Look forward to updating you all on the cool thing(s) God showed me.

Much love to you all!

Jen

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Slick new do's


At our house I have this jar that I put out twice a week when the McE's come over. It is our kindness jar. It is a way to keep me in check and make sure that I catch the kids being kind to one another (instead of only catching them doing something they shouldn't). The jar was full and so I loaded all 5 kids into the van for their surprise reward for being super kind to each other. They got to get their hair done! The girls were like little old ladies in a beauty salon. They cracked me, looking at magazines and pretending to talk. They would watch each girl getting their hair done and would follow each other around. It was so funny. The girls got Princess braids with flowers. Well after looking at these beautiful girls and then at my saggy little boys head, I decided to let go of the dream of Zeke having surfers hair and get him a cool faux-hawk. He cleaned up nicely. The kids were so amazing! The whole event took over 2 hours and not one whine! I almost feel over from that mere fact alone. Then when we got in the van, all the kids at once said thank you "Mossen"- Which was actually Mom from Zeke and Mak, and Miss jen from Eli and Vivi. What am I ever going to do without those McE's?

I have such a good life!

Very unbirthday


Mak's school teacher encourages those that have summer birthdays to celebrate during the school year. So Mak got to have a cupcake party at school! Kids are so cute about their birthdays. What am I saying? We all love to have our moment and celebrate!

Mc W's!


The McElderry kids and Weavers got them selves a dancing, music playing, and singing group. They even had themselves a little roadie!

Viva Las Vegas

Greg and I were given an opportunity to get away for the weekend. We got to sleep in, walk around, see a magic show, and have dinner at the Paris Hotel. But really just getting that time out is nice. Here are some of the photos.