Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Kaitlyn's Way

Since my last post,
I have received many emails,
much love and support from those of you who read our blog.
Thank. you.

We have been in contact with our Texas attorney.
There are several steps that have to be executed before we will know anything definite. We have to wait for legalities to be put into place before we will have a potential court date.

Psalm 37:7
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices!

We received a copy of the motion that was submitted.
It was heart wrenching to read in black and white.
It difficult to describe the power a piece of paper can hold over you.
It made me physically ill.

Psalm 37:39-40
The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;
He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
The LORD helps them and delivers them;
He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.

Please continue in prayer for our family.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Kaitlyn's Way

We received a call this evening from our Texas Attorney that Kaitlyn's birth mother submitted a petition to revoke the termination of rights.
I am praying.
I will use this opportunity to continue to renew my faith, my strength and motherly love.
I will pray for His will to be done
and in hopeful prayer that He will grant the desire of my heart,
allowing me to keep His child continuing to entrust her care unto me.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Snow Fun

Let's go outside today!

Lay down,
let's try something new

Move those arms,
up and down,
swing those legs,
one more time now!

Krista, keep your gloves on, snow IS cold and will make your hand hurt.
Luke, I'm sorry your gloves have snow in them, yes, I know your sleeves are too short.
Kaitlyn, don't throw snow in Kayla's face, I know it's funny.
Kayla, it's okay, it'll melt, just throw it back.
Mommy's growing weary, it's got to have been at least two hours.
Back inside to warm up around the fire.

20 minutes to bundle up
30 minutes of play time
10 minutes to get everyone inside

Well that takes care of a 1/10 of the day!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Life with four

Life seems to be flying by!
Minutes seem to turn to seconds rather than hours.
The days don't drag by.... we drag-race it seems instead.
Kaitlyn fits right in. She's 100% Bibby. Poor girl.
The kids fight and play like brothers and sisters.
Eric and I give thanks daily for naptime and bedtime,
when our sanity seems to return-- if only for a little while.
Laundry is always piled up- both clean and dirty.
The house is clean, but never picked up.
There are never enough peaceful minutes,
but thankfully the minutes of arguing pass just as swiftly.
Bad habits are picked up much quicker than the good habits.
Eric and I joke "Team Bibby back in action,"
but in all seriousness we've both stepped up our in our roles.
In his thoughtfulness to help in the daily chores,
I'm re-training myself to be more of a servant wife. I have great strides to make in removing my self-centeredness.
I am a very blessed wife, married to my best friend.
I love being a "bunch" and seeing our dining room table filled with children with Eric and I at both ends.
One thing remains constant.... laughter.
Four children, four personalities, four blessings, four times the crazy-
there is always SOMEONE doing SOMETHING!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Facebook and Desensitization

Okay so living in the "Land of Crazy" I've been out of touch with any news, except the weather. I got on Facebook today to see everyone posting colors. I didn't get it until I saw a post from a friend, Tracy that explained it was to raise awareness for breast cancer and everyone was to post what bra they were wearing.

I have to say today, that I am seeing the world around me with new eyes....

I decided to ask myself the question:
When is enough, ENOUGH?!

It seems the line of modesty, moderation, and appropriateness has been erased and re-drawn too many times to even see a line anymore.

When did it become okay...
for women to advertise undies and bras in ONLY their undies and bras?
to advertise for condoms?
to have shows on TV of people laying in bed appearing naked together after having SEX?
to sell Pinesol with a sex appeal of a naked man mopping the floor? (Could we not have accomplished the same idea with a tight tshirt?)
to tell everyone what color of bra you are wearing?

For me, to advertise to everyone what bra you are wearing means that every man who is a friend will also read that and picture your face and get a little smirk out of what bra you are wearing. As a wife, I am cringing thinking about my husband, who is a Facebook member, reading what color bra someone else has on.

It's one thing to share this information with close girlfriends, it's another to share it with the world. Would you walk around your local grocery store in a see-through shirt for everyone to see your bra?

Am I making a big deal out of nothing....
No, I don't think so. I think we make light of too many things and this is just the straw that broke this camel's back.

I don't want my son to think that it's okay for every girl to tell him her bra color- or that's it's even okay to ask for that matter! I don't want my girls to think it's okay to tell everyone what kind of bra they are wearing.

My son turned 6 yesterday, and as I look around at advertising and Facebook and see what is deemed OKAY now.... what will it be like when he is 16?
I almost just got sick.

It raised awareness alright, but not for breast cancer...


First Family Photos

The Bibby Bunch

A Bunch of Bibby's

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday, Luke!

Happy Birthday, Luke.
Our one and only son turns a hand and adds a finger. It hardly seems like six years is enough time to have passed for you to be as old as you are. This year brought many new adventures into boyhood, kindergarten, soccer and basketball.
You are my little man,
strong and eager to learn,
well behaved when the situation demands it,
crazy and loud all the time,
soft hearted towards others,
a beautiful prayer,
thoughtful and kind when someone is sad,
I treasure the private moments when I see no one else is around when you are playing with your sisters or helping me around the house.
I see your heart growing in the Lord.
Everyday does not go well and you are still learning many of life's lessons, just like the rest of us.
I am thankful to be your Mom and love you, Stinky!


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