Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dear Kendall...

September 20, 2009

My sweet Kendall,

Today, as we dedicate you to the Lord, I want you to know how much I love you. From the minute we knew you were going to be born, Dad and I started praying. Praying for your safe arrival, praying that Camden would love you too, praying that we'd be the kind of parents you'd need, and most importantly praying that you'll grow to understand just how much Jesus loves you. His love for you, Kendall, is immeasurable and when you put your trust in God, He will lead you to great things. Kendall, you are such a lucky little girl to have so much support from lots of friends and family. You can't even begin to know how many people love you and pray for you! We are so blessed to have people all around us committed to helping us raise you to be a strong Christian woman! So many precious things about Pastor Lyon's prayer stand out to me Kendall. I want you to remember these things...

You are a priceless expression of God's creative genious and you were imagined by Him!
We pray that God will honor you because of the promises Dad and I made today.
We pray that you will be safe and the enemy will not touch or harm you in any way.
May you grow strong and someday choose Jesus for yourself!
When you find Mom and Dad, may you also know you'll find the living Christ.

Kendall, Dad and I will continue to pray for you as you grow into a young lady, making decisions all by yourself. We are so confident that as you seek Jesus prayerfully, with a joyful and thankful heart, the precious plans for your sweet little life will be unfolded. We picked a bible verse especilly for you, Kendall, when you were born. 1 Thessaloninans 5: 16-18 says....Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. What precious words to live by!

I couldn't be more proud of you today, Kendall! I love you so much!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Are you still reading?

Who knows if anyone still checks the Novak blog, but here I am anyway! My motivation for blogging is that some day I KNOW I'll want to look back and remember the funny things my kids were doing and how I was feeling during this time of my life. Here's my monthly recap! I'm a proud momma....lots of bragging to follow!!

Camden is now 2 yrs and 3 months. He might be the busiest kid I've ever known! Cam has a zest for life that just doesn't quit. From the minute he's awake until he lays his head on the pillow, he is running, exploring, asking questions, and testing limits. :) We have most definitely entered the glorious age of 2!!! Joel and I continue to pray for patience and wisdom to raise our sweet boy! As difficult as some moments can be, this stage is our favorite so far because Camden is talking so much, learning new things everyday and cracking us up!!! He loves fire trucks and rescue vehicles, the movies Nemo and Cars, playing outside, and pizza. :) Today Camden said, "I love being home, Mom. It's beautiful here". He is precious and we're so proud of him!

Kendall will be 8 months on Sept 22. She comes in at a close 2nd to the busiest kid I've ever known. Kendall tries her hardest to keep up with Cam, following him EVERYWHERE. Camden can always make Kendall laugh and smile....they are best friends. Kendall crawls and pulls up on furniture, toys, your legs, and anything else you can imagine. She hands out smiles so easily and strangers make the biggest deal of her. Lately she has been scrunching up her nose because she just can't smile big enough. Too cute. Kendall loves trucks (I know, I know...we're working on it), playing ring around the rosy on our laps and "falling down", tickling with her daddy, and FOOD! She recently started eating big people food and loves fruits and veggies, banana bread, and mashed potatoes! We're having Kendall dedicated at church this Sunday and are looking forward to celebrating her! She is a blessing and we're so proud of her too!

Joel and I are doing great....stealing moments for eachother whenever we can! We LOVE date night, for sure! :) We're getting excited about finishing our basement. Things are busy, but good. Here are the latest pictures of the kids!

The Novaks...

Camden loves to smile, laugh, and be a busy boy. Kendall has her daddy right where she wants him!!