Sunday, December 30, 2007

It's tradition...

I love hearing of other families traditions that they enjoy during the Christmas that I have done now for years is giving the kiddos new PJs on Christmas Eve and then having them wear them to that in the morning, they look extra cute!

Another tradition that I did as a little girl growing up is to make a birthday cake for Jesus and sing to Him. We enjoy this celebration every year. This year in the picture, the girl's friend Solomon enjoyed this tradition along with them...our boys were being held my adults out of the camera's view.

A Christmas Update...

Even though the weather outside on Christmas was far from the New England weather Edwin and I adore, we had a WONDERFUL day celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. The afternoon drew to an end and Happy Birthday Jesus was sung around a cake made for Him.
In the morning hours, cinnamon rolls were enjoyed as we exchanged gifts purchased with that special person in mind. It was a special time in the morning with just us Borbes. Later on that day, Nana and Papa and another family came for the festivities at our home. Games played, hugs given, yummy food eaten, even a phone call from Papua New Guinea...all in all, it was a great day....though FAMILY far far away were thought about and prayed for, being greatly missed.
We tried to capture some of our Christmas fun to share with you...
May you all have a Happy New Year reflecting on ALL God has and continues to do in your life!

Indeed...Ezra IS a precious gift.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Gabby singing....

Our little Gabby Grace sang her first solo in our church Kid's Choir Christmas play. We are so proud!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Big ONE Year Old Boy!

It's hard to believe that our baby is now ONE!!! We had a wonderful celebration with friends and family on Owen's FIRST Birthday. Here are a few pictures of the HAPPY day!
The morning of Owen's Big Day...waffles for breakfast.

Mommy made a big number ONE to celebrate.

We thank you Lord for the blessing of Owen's precious life. Give us wisdom in raising him according to your Word, may he grow up to love and serve you all the days of his life.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Recovering well...

Ezzy is recovering well and we are can read more here if you are interested...thanks for your prayers, God is good!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A wonderful talk with a wonderful woman...

I just enjoyed the privilege of chatting on the phone with Edwin's older sister, April in Papua New Guinea. The Markleys are NTM missionaries in PNG. They are on a break from their tribal location right now, so with that comes a tremendous gift of hearing their voices! They have updated their web page, so I wanted to share that with you.
This picture just warms my heart!
April is so sweet and full of so much love.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Feeling the love....

Many thanks for those of you who have "stopped by" to take a glimpse into our lives! I finally figured out how to put a video on, (I know not hard :) but a big thing for me!) And so I decided to put this one on...cause it is simply how it is at our can often find daddy playing and singing and of course the girls dancing...when Gabby asked to dance with Ezzy, I delightfully agreed.
My dear friend all the way in a TRIBE, downloaded this video and had a fun "visit" with our Bunch :) There will be more, but I don't want to over do it...
It is just so fun to share a piece of "us" with you all...hopefully soon our family overseas will be in a location where they can watch too...we are SO blessed to have this technology!
Thanks God.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dancing with the Ez Man...

Ellie the Red Sox Fan!

While daddy was away in Mexico on a missions trip a couple of weeks ago, Ellie greatly missed her daddy. So, she requested to wear his Red Sox cap to off she went to sleep in her nightgown and daddy's cap.
She was a bit excited, to say the least!

Garden time with Papa...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A big boy...

Owen loves to sit and play! He is laughing at his big sis Gabby. He is already 8 months old, hard to believe! We are so blessed!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Viewing the Titanic...swimming in the summer sun

We, as a family had a wonderful few days away enjoying some of Liz's parent's time share vacation, that they so graciously shared with us! Thanks Mom and Dad! :)
Here we are in front of the Titanic museum. It was very educational and very sobering all at the same time. They had real artifacts from the famous ship and walked you through the whole sinking of the ship.

The girls LOVE to swim, so enjoying time in the pool was a blast!
We are so thankful for a fun family time. God you are so good! :)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A GREAT Daddy...

Better late...than never, right??

I write this post to express my deep thankfulness of the wonderful daddy the Lord has blessed my children with. I love you my sweet hubby and praise God for the daddy HE is shaping you into every day...a daddy that gives "daddy trains" down the stairs to bed, a daddy that plays on the floor (barbies :) with his girls, a daddy that works hard and provides for our needs, a daddy that lovingly massages Ezzy's legs and arms, a daddy that reads the Bible and uses the wisdom found there to teach our children, a daddy that is silly and swims in the kiddy pool, a daddy that makes heart shaped pancakes, a daddy that loves the Lord and loves his family...we are all blessed...thank you for being, YOU.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Picture of the day...

Here is Cowgirl Ellie. She put this little outfit together after seeing "Donkey Tales" performed by our kids choir at church. She galloped away on her "horse" singing all the way...It was a great musical play that acted out stories in the Bible where a donkey was used to do great things for God. Really cute.

(Now you can see my fridge COVERED with Prayer Cards of all our friends and family, along with letter magnets...what would a fridge be without them?? :)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Can you tell they are father and son???

I love this picture! Ezzy is looking more and more like his daddy every day. I am so blessed to be the mother to Ezra. We thank you Lord for the treasure and gift he is to our family!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Busy past weeks....

When you have a friend from another country email and ask if you are doing OK, I think it is high time to update the blog and let you all know that we are doing just fine! :) THANKS for your love and concern Hanie! A bout of sickness has sweep and is still "sweeping" through our family. Mostly a head cold, but with so many under our roof, it can be hard to shake from the household! We have had some fun times these last few weeks despite our colds.....Mother's Day was a true blessing, with the opportunity to enjoy the day with my mom and hear my little sister's voice online from PNG, (even if only for a moment :). We have been enjoying beautiful weather here mid west and loving all the kiddy pool fun that comes along with that! My dad for Mother's Day planted some beautiful flowers in my front yard for me to enjoy. Now I must remind myself, among all the morning duties to water my precious see, I am not the best at the "green thumb", but am trying really hard dad!!! :) He is quite the gardener! My hubbie planted our veggie garden and is also taking on a big home improvement project of putting in a new bath tub...with jets! :) I am so very proud of him in his endeavour....thanks Lovey! He has been studying all about hooking it all up...I am so thankful!

My beautiful mom and I on Mother's Day in front of my new garden!

OH, another thing...Ellie hurt her elbow and needed to wear a splint for a few days 2 weeks ago! I told you...we have been busy!!! :)

My HARD working man!

Yesterday, Ellie was a flower girl. She was just precious and absolutely beautiful! I was a bit teary helping her into her dress, which was a mini wedding gown in my book, a bit hard on the mommy heart, and she is ONLY four years old! I had fun getting her all dolled up and doing her hair! Sweet memories for sure.

So, with this very quick update, I have lots of pictures to share with you...hope you enjoy!
(Tomorrow is a big day yet again, as Gabs is turning SIX!!! Actually six years ago on this very day...I was in, the memories rush back! Pics to follow of her big day tomorrow!)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Patriots BOY!

Today Owen wore his Patriots shirt today for Daddy. Owen is now already SIX months old! Hard to believe...time sure does fly by...when you are having fun! :) We are so very blessed and thank God for the blessing of a full, joyful life HE has given us!

Thank you GOD for all your blessings!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

A Family Picture

Hoping you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter Day in celebration of Christ's POWER over death!

God is good and we praise Him for a victorious day celebrating His goodness towards us. We are so very blessed and praise Him for our precious family!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Take me out to the ball game...

Last Friday, "Daddy Day" :) meaning that Daddy is home on a day off, we got a call from the church secretary and a man that Edwin had just met earlier that week had some college baseball tickets he wanted to give him; he called the church looking for Edwin. So Edwin got off the phone and said "wanna go to a baseball game??" It was a bit windy, but a nice day to get out. The game was 1.5 hrs. away, so we were on the road in no time! It was fun to get to enjoy this outing as a family. We only stayed for an hour; it was just too windy, warm in the sun, but getting a bit chilly for the kiddos...and mommy! :)

God is good and we love how we are so blessed to be able to enjoy family time. This was both boys first baseball game! A fun day was ended with pizza at Incredible Pizza.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thanking God for an amazing time away...

We were blessed for the opportunity to attend the Memorial service for Olivia, a beautiful daughter of the King, who is now praising Him forever more....
Please continue to pray for the Waldens. We thank God for the hugs we were able to give them in their time of sadness. We were blessed by their testimony to God's grace and comfort during this time. They are a precious family and we love them dearly.

We did have a time of rejoicing at the hotel the first night of Ezzy's "free" legs!
We celebrated by eating cheesecake, the girls and daddy going for a late night swim, and the boys chilling with mommy near the pool.

Thank you for your prayers for Ezzy's surgery and for our trip.

and the casts are OFF.....

Ezzy is SMILING while waiting patiently to have his casts removed! I think he KNEW why he was there! We brought his puppy from home to cuddle him as he was waiting. :) All the kiddos hanging out with Ez Man while he awaited for the nurses to take him back to the surgery room.
Ezzy in his cutie little hosptial gown, that is WAY too big :)
Mommy giving him snuggles before he goes in for surgery to remove his casts- Hip Hip Hooray!!!

Ezzy sporting his new braces, ready to "hit the road".
Isn't he super CUTE??!!! :)