Monthly Archives: February 2010

Update!

Hello Friends!!

I just heard from Tracie’s SIL that they are safe. Shaken up over the events of the earthquake but safe. God is good.

Please continue to pray for Chile as many people did not receive the same news I did abou family and loved ones. Pray that comfort, Peace and strength would abound during this hard time. That God’s glory would truly be revealed as they begin to rebuild.

Tiffany

Earthquake in Chile

Hello Friends!

I have a rather urgent prayer request to ask of you. My dear friend Tracie and her family are located in Chile. Many of you may have heard that there was a massive earthquake over there I believe early this morning. There are also massive Tsunami warnings for the Pacific Ocean.

We have not heard anything yet from Tracie and that could very well be due to all communication lines being unavailable at this moment.

Would you please join me today on your knees for my friend as well as countless others who are going through the horrors of this earthquake? I can’t imagine the pain a lot of them must be going through.

Please pray friends! And let Hope rise.

I trust in a mighty God, even while I am uncertain of the safety of my friend.

Pray!

Tiff~

Thai Food and Illuminate Love

This week I went out to eat Thai food twice. This past year it has become my favorite thing to chow down on and I am not quite ready to stop eating it.

It must be a cool thing too because I have found quite a few peeps who also love Thai. Hence why I seem to find myself there so often with friends having good conversation.

Something else that I am loving? What God is doing at Illuminate. It has been amazing the changes we are seeing in our group as well as in the lives of those around us. People are coming to know Christ and beginning to build a foundation that they can stand firm on when the trials come.

And they will.

Praying you have a wonderful weekend friends!

What are you loving lately?

Tiff~

Thai Food and Illuminate Love

Most Social 3 Year Old Award

My niece Jenna wrote a sweet essay about her cousin Madi, awarding her the Most Social 3 Year Old Award. I absolutely loved it and I asked Jenna if I could share it with all of you.

Enjoy!

Imagination Station by Jenna Harper

One day at my grandparents house all the cousins were invited to come and make cookies. One of the younger cousins, Jared, doesn’t like chocolate. So we couldn’t make chocolate chip cookies. Then Maddie said to Jared, “You don’t like chocolate? Well Dylan likes chocolate.” Aunt Tiffany and Uncle Dan, Maddie’s parents, both asked Maddie,” Who is Dylan?” “Maddie responded,” He is my boyfriend,” said Maddie. Aunt Tiffany and Uncle Dan stopped dead in their tracks, looked at each other and smiled. Madison Taylor Harper is my 3 year old cousin. Everyone in the family calls her Maddie. She is a dramatic, outgoing, girly, a social butterfly and keeps everyone smiling. That is why I am giving her the Most Social 3 year old award.

​One of the reasons I think Maddie deserves this award is because she has great verbal skills, especially for a 3 year old. She has an amazing vocabulary. One time, my Aunt Tiffany asked Maddie, “What is your favorite color?” She responded,” Pink, purple, and red, preferably pink.” The whole family was surprised when she said this. Preferably isn’t usually in a 3 year olds vocabulary. But not that day. She was clear and progressing as she talks every day

​Also, Maddie constantly talks to herself into the mirror. At my grandparents house there is a huge mirror at the end of their starcase. Maddie just stares at herself and talks like she is talking to someone on the other side of the mirror. She also dresses up like a princess and pretends to rule her kingdom. She wears a plastic crown and uses a towel as a royal gown. She has such a vast imagination that she can rule her kingdom as long as she wants. Well at least till naptime.

​Finally, she is so talkative she talks to walls. One day Maddie had nothing to do so she went to go find her mom. She wasn’t paying attention and she ran into a wall. Then, she said to the wall, “Watch where you are going!”She stood there and waited as if the wall was going to give a response. Sometimes Maddie can be hilarious without even knowing it.

​When the family came together for a family reunion we were going to make chocolate chip cookies. Then my younger cousin Jared said he didn’t like chocolate. Then Maddie said “Dylan can have your chocolate chip cookies.” Aunt Tiffany and Uncle Dan asked Maddie,” Who is Dylan.” “Oh” Maddie responded, “He is my boyfriend”. These stories show that Madison Taylor Harper deserves the Most Social 3 year old award. When Maddie does something funny the whole family remembers it. Something she says, something she does or something she pretends to do. Maddie is so creative her mind is just like an Imagination Station.

Tiff~


Most Social 3 Year Old Award

Hey There!

I have an interview up at http://leadingandlovingit.com today. Come by to say hello and learn a little more about my role as a Pastor’s Wife and Illuminate!
Plus, you will get to meet some other really amazing women. So if you are a PW or a women in ministry, come on over!
Tiff~

Disneyland

On Friday this little family went to Disneyland. We are so grateful to people in our church who bless us with gifts and this was one of them!! So thank you Koz and Wayne. We had such an amazing time!

As for Disneyland…as you can see Madi met her princesses. That was the first thing on her agenda. She was so excited!!! I love watching her eyes light up when she sees or does something she loves.

This was Sean’s first time and he was so good the entire time! No meltdowns from either child….even when we had to go home.

Folks that is a miracle right there!

Disneyland=fun for sure!

How was you weekend?

Tiff~

Disneyland

Disneyland

Disneyland

Disneyland

A Blur of Activity

Sean has been so active this month. He has pretty much mastered pulling himself up to standing position, crawling like a mad-man and terrorizing his sister by trying to eat her toys (or eat her limbs if she gets to close). He doesn’t have teeth yet but man the kid sucks like a leech. Ouch!

Sean is such a happy guy. And very, well, wiry. He is constantly moving. There have been a few times where in the middle of the night he will decide to wake up, have a snack and then PLAY and TALK loudly for the next hour. I am talking like 2 am here people.

And that results in one sleep deprived, cranky Momma.

But really, he is such a sweet boy. He fits in with us Harper’s.

And Madi said she will keep him as a brother so that’s good.

Have a great weekend! Tomorrow (Friday) this little family heads to Disneyland.

Tiff~

A Blur of Activity

A Blur of Activity

A Blur of Activity

A Blur of Activity

Sean has been so active this month. He has pretty much mastered pulling himself up to standing position, crawling like a mad-man and terrorizing his sister by trying to eat her toys (or eat her limbs if she gets to close). He doesn’t have teeth yet but man the kid sucks like a leech. Ouch!

Sean is such a happy guy. And very, well, wiry. He is constantly moving. There have been a few times where in the middle of the night he will decide to wake up, have a snack and then PLAY and TALK loudly for the next hour. I am talking like 2 am here people.

And that results in one sleep deprived, cranky Momma.

But really, he is such a sweet boy. He fits in with us Harper’s.

And Madi said she will keep him as a brother so that’s good.

Have a great weekend! Tomorrow (Friday) this little family heads to Disneyland.

Tiff~

A Blur of Activity

A Blur of Activity

A Blur of Activity

My Quotable Kid

Lately, Madi has been saying some really funny things. I have no idea where she comes up with her sayings but she is constantly cracking me and Dan up. Here are a couple of our favorites:

Madi: “What light from yondo window breaks.” Me: “What the….?”

Madi: “See Daddy? I brushed my teeth so people won’t pass out.”

Daddy: “I brushed my teeth Madi.” He blows in her face.
Madi: “Um very good”.

Madi: I need new parents because you are getting old and starting to break.

(Dan and I just about died laughing! I was informed by my dad that they usually wait until they are teenagers to make this statement. We are ahead of the game. Yippie….

As I am doing my workout (plyometrics…whatever that is) it involves me jumping up and down and Madi yells: Careful Mommy! Don’t break our house!

Lol! What are some of the funny things your kids say or do?

Tiff~

My Quotable Kid