I know this looks like the making of my boys' first music video, but it's not. Believe it or not we were at a restaurant!! Thankfully we were the only ones at the restaurant. It's hard to hear on this video, but the music was really loud and I could not get Isaiah to stop so Judah eventually joined him and I decided to video it. With a strong-willed toddler, the saying sometimes applies "If you can't beat em' join em.' "
Monday, October 25, 2010
some friends of ours. This is when all the kids go to the zoo dressed
up in their holloween costumes & get candy at several different booths
while visiting the zoo animals. It was the first time I had been to
the Baton Rouge Zoo. Of course it can't touch Audobon, but it was
cute. This year my boys are all superheroes. Gabe is Superman, Judah
is Batman, and Isaiah is Spiderman. The whole day Isaiah wouldn't let
me call him by his name. He kept telling me, "My name is not Isaiah.
I'm Spidermaaaan!" So I had to call him by his real name, Spiderman.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Most everyone knows the big news and all of the changes in our family but just in case you've missed it Baby Vogel #4 is on it's way! We waited a little while to tell everyone this time, so I am already almost out of my 1st Trimester and totally showing! Because of the baby (due May 13th) we have decided not to go to Florida until after the birth which will be at least May, possibly through the summer. We will continue to pastor the youth at Life House Church until then.
At first this was hard for me to accept. Not that I didn't want to stay, but because I'm the type of person who gets a plan set in my mind (from God or myself) and I don't want anything (including God sometimes) to change that plan. I know, that's total pride. Am I God or is He?
So I had to release MY plan to God and trust His hand in all of the changes. He's the one who created the baby and did it at this exact timing for a reason and He knows all things. What He wants from us more than anything is our trust and obedience.
The Bible says that Noah consistently followed God's will and he enjoyed a close relationship with Him. Trust and obedience came before a close relationship with God. Sometimes when God asks us to do something, we don't always understand. Obedience can unlock understanding. It isn't until after we obey that we see why God asks us to do something. Sometimes we may never understand. Either way, He is God, I am not. I will choose to trust and obey His wisdom and guidance, not my own.
"The Lord is pleased with those who worship Him and trust His love." Psalms 147:11
"Lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Busha, in Wisconsin. They drove for two days & surprised her. She has
lived up North her whole life so we don't get to see her very often. I
think Gabe was around 18 months the last time she saw him. He is being
spoiled rotten with his grandparents & having the time of his life!
Then he will take a plane back home on Wednesday, which he has been
dying to do for years! What a great memory they will all have to
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
the Marix. We spent 3 days at a condo in Orange Beach, AL. The weather
was perfect, but a little too cold for the pool. Thank God for indoor
ones. Here is a pic of the dads relaxing in the hot tub with all the
kids accept Gabe (there are six kids in all!!). The following are a
few more pics of our trip. Enjoy!