Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

Good Blessings Religious Christmas 5x7 folded card
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Collier!!

We had Collier's birthday party this past weekend. The theme was Trains. The boy loves trains! So everything was trains, including the clothes he wore for the day! We all had a great time! Poppy, Robbie's Dad built a real train using an old riding lawn mower. He did a fantastic job and riding around our neighborhood was a blast! Check out the photos!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Think About This!

True worship must include inward feelings that reflect the worth of God’s
glory. If this were not so, the word hypocrite would have no meaning. But there
is such a thing as hypocrisy—going through outward motions (like singing,
praying, giving, reciting) that signify affections of the heart that are not there.
“This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.”

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Annual Rickett Easter Egg Hunt 2010

We had a blast with our family and friends. Farm animals, pinata, candy, hotdogs, bubbles, egg hunt, games, and lots more. Loved it!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What Do You Treasure?

We spend the best part of our time, money and energy on the things we treasure the most. Everyone complains there is not enough time in the day or that we are tired all the time! Take a good look at your schedule, calendar, reciepts and checkbook where or what is your treasure? "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also", Matt 6:21

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wye Mountain Daffodils 2010

We took Collier up to Wye Mountain to see the daffodils. Check out the photos:

First Dentist Visit

Collier had his first dentist appointment yesterday. He did pretty well. He got a little nervous when he walked into the large room with all of the dental chairs, with masked dental assistants and kids getting their teeth worked on. After a few minutes of getting friendly with the staff and Dr. Marks, he chilled and let everyone count and look at his teeth. He even let them brush his teeth. All looked good. No cavities and no problems at this time!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Collier continues to grow and learn

The boy is eating us out of house and home! I think he is about to hit another growth spurt...hungry all the time! LOL

His 3 year birthday is coming up in May. I can't his 3rd birthday is practically here. Amazing!

His language skills have recently increased. He is making longer sentences and saying things we have never heard him say before. He will see things and say, "I hear a bird, Daddy!" He says stuff like this all the time! It is so cool to hear his voice.

Last night we were at Robbie's parent's house having dinner. He was in the living room playing with his train set. He came into the dinning room, grabbed my hand and ask me to please "sit-come" and play train. "Sit-Come" is his phrase for come and sit with me. Collier doesn't just sit and watch his train go around the track, he lies on his stomach so that he is at eye-level with his train. So I too had to be on my stomach, eye-level. As he was telling me all that the train was doing, I tear'd up, praising God that my son wants me down on my stomach to share this moment with him. I also thought how cool it must be to God when we "sit-come" with Him. There are so many similarities between my relationship between God and I and my relationship to my son.

Thank you God for reminding me to give you praise for the moments I get to share with my son. One day, God willing, he will be on the floor with his son or daughter, sit-coming with them and sharing moments like he and I did! I love being a Daddy!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Collier Review

Here is a slideshow of Collier from May 23, 2007 to Feb 2010. Wow, he is growing up!

Waking Up Collier

Here are some recent photos of Collier waking up. Sometimes, it is hard to get him up and most mornings, he is in a good mood, like he was for this photo shoot! Of course, our dog Tilly had to get into the action!