Monday, March 9, 2009


Well, I am just not very good at this blogging thing. I am trying though! Southerland Living has proven to be very busy. We are in the process of putting hardwood floors in our home! Yay! We are thrilled to see the carpet go! It is just taking time and patience!

Zach thinks it is wonderful and he loves to be Daddy's big helper! Every morning when his eyes open he is ready to start working with Daddy. He says "Daddy whack whack", and does his hand like a hammer. He is just precious! And Maddie is loving all of our furniture being in different rooms. She pretends that our entertainment center is an elevator. She is very smart and has a big imagination!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Maddie's Party Is being moved to next weekend.

Due to sickness and conflict of schedule we are moving Maddie's Party to next weekend.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Maddie's Camp Out Birthday Party!

Maddie is turning 4 November 28. 
So, her birthday is the day after Thanksgiving!
And we are thankful for her!

We will be celebrating her birthday on Nov 8
She wants nothing more than to have a Camp Out Birthday Party and yes, she plans on sleeping outside! 

We would love for anyone of you who might like to come out and enjoy some soup, s'mores,  a Bon Fire and more to please do so. 
Call me if you plan to attend or send me an email!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

These kids light up my life! Thank you Lord!

I was trying to get a good picture of all the kids. I think I did OK. Maybe?! I thought these pictures were too cute, so I wanted to share. And thanks Nataly for taking a picture of your Nina.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


We had a picnic after church that day. This is Madelyne

and Zachary.

Tone and I were Baptized on October 12, 2008.
We both really feel and know that God is working in a mighty way in us and our family. Over the past year our lives have changed in numerous ways. The best way to describe it is said in the song Amazing Grace "....was blind but, now I see..."

For the both of us this was an act of obedience to The Lord.
And how special it was to be Baptized together.
We had decided to be
Baptized but, we were not sure when to do it. We kept waiting for the right time and place to do it. Tone said to me on Friday that we should get Baptized that weekend and I said " OK, we'll see."
I then went into our bedroom and grabbed the Bible. I opened the Bible and turned straight to this:

"How can man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"
Jesus answered, " I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to Spirit.

I took it to Tone and said, "read this". He looked at me and said, "let's do it this Sunday!"

We both just took it as God's way of saying that it was time.

We give Thanks and Glory to God, for everything that He has blessed us with. And for all the amazing things He has and is doing in our lives and the lives of our extended family.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Long time no post....huh?!
I am going to try and post more often now that I actually have a computer to use. I am looking forward to blogging again and posting pictures of the kids to share with all of you.

Zach is now 13 months and absolutely full of life and expression. He loves people as long as Mommy is not too far away. He is walking and climbing everywhere. He is joyful and awesome!

Maddie is almost 4 and so sweet and loving. She still loves to read and she is so smart. She attends Mother's Day Out twice a week and she loves it.
She loves to say prayer before dinner and tells me everyday that God loves her.

Tone and I are great and we thank The Lord that we are so blessed.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

None but Jesus

We sang this song at church today.
This song touched me!
There is none but Jesus!
Click on this link to see it on YouTube.
(this is not from our church by the way)
These are the lyrics:
In the quiet, in the stillness
I know that You are God
In the secret of Your presence
I know there I am restored
When You call I won’t refuse
Each new day again I’ll choose
There is no one else for me
None but Jesus
Crucified to set me free
Now I live to bring Him praise
In the chaos, in confusion
I know You’re Sovereign still
In the moment of my weakness
You give me grace to do Your will
When You call I won’t delay
This my song through all my days
All my delight is in You Lord
All of my hope, all of my strength
All my delight is in You Lord Forevermore
Wow! This is my prayer!