Monday, January 19, 2015

Engagement Photos

Hello from the engaged couple!! <3

We are happy to share our engagement photo shoot with you all!  Sorry it has taken so long... we are busily planning a wedding over here. :)  Our amazing photographer, Serse, took these on her property. We had so much fun!!  Enjoy!


The soon-to-be Mrs. Scott ;)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

My 2nd Grade Girls

When I (Kelly) was teaching the 2nd grade girls Sunday School class they learned the books of the Bible in song.  I taught them the same song my children learned when they were young. =)  Here is a sweet video of when we finished the Old Testament.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thou Great I AM

As everyone knows, we usually use our blog as a way of sharing photos and what's going on in our lives with those from afar.  That's simply been it's greatest purpose.  There are so many people that we are close to that do not share in our lives regularly or live close.  Through that, hopefully you'll see we do love our Lord and our Master; however, today I wanted to share from my heart something that personally blessed and challenged me.  This was from a book called A Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers.  Such humble hearts are seen in these old Puritan prayers!  Just wanted to share...

Thou Great I AM,
I acknowledge and confess that all things come of Thee --
~ life, breath, happiness, advancement,
~ sight, touch, hearing,
~ goodness, truth, beauty --
~ all that makes existence amiable.

In the spiritual world also I am dependent entirely upon Thee.

Give me grace to know more of my need of grace;

Show me my sinfulness that I may willingly confess it;
Reveal to me my weakness that I may know my strength in Thee.
I thank Thee for any sign of penitence; give me more of it;
My sins are black and deep, and rise from a stony, proud, self-righteous heart;
Help me to confess them with mourning, regret, self-loathing,
with no pretense to merit or excuse;

I need healing,

Good Physician, here is scope for Thee,
come and manifest Thy power;

I need faith;

Thou who hast given it me, maintain, strengthen, increase it,
Centre it upon the Saviour's work,
~ upon the majesty of the Father,
~ upon the operations of the Spirit;
Work it in me now that I may never doubt Thee
~ as the truthful, mighty, faithful God.

Then I can bring my heart to Thee

full of love, gratitude, hope, joy.

May I lay at Thy feet these fruits grown in Thy garden,

~ love Thee with a passion that can never cool,
~ believe in Thee with a confidence that never staggers,
~ hope in Thee with an expectation that can never be dim,
~ delight in Thee with a rejoicing that cannot be stifled,
~ glorify Thee with the highest of my powers,
burning, blazing, glowing, radiating, as from Thy own glory.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

2014 year in Review - Part 2

Here comes more of 2014!  

July 4th with our awesome Mimi in town!  I love doing things with my girls. <3

Abigail turned 19 this year!  She taught piano, is always writing, playing and singing music, selling her hand-made crocheted or knitted projects, working at the frame shop, or nanny-ing! And, no, she does not do any of these full time, all part time. =)

Whether it's a day trip to meet up with golden friends or they come see us, we love them all!

This was the girl's 2nd Grade Christian school teacher in Raleigh, NC

Gray worked at the frame shop with Abigail this summer.  I think he forgot his belt....way to be resourceful! =)  It does make a fashion statement, um, I think...

We are in our church's Good News Club this year.  Abigail and I teach, lead songs and grade shepherd and Gray also leads songs.  What an honor to work with the folks at Lakeside Baptist!  We love the privilege to bring the Good News of Christ to the children.  It's an exciting mission field!

I don't think I can even comment on this one - I just thought you'd enjoy it! =D haha

Our church has a "911 Sunday" where they invite all emergency, fire, and police staff and their families in the community to honor them by holding a special service that included Pastor sharing the Gospel.  The church also fed them and their families.  We also have them bring their fire trucks, helicopters and other equipment for all to see.  Here is Nick being the best parking attendant there is - ever!

Lakeside Tent Revival!  We were blessed by Brother Ralph Sexton's preaching.  That's our Pastor Tad below!  He's a tremendous blessing! 

A trip to the mountains for Nick's dear parents' 50th Anniversary!
It was great to see these sweet folks!


You'll recognize this picture from our previous blog post (back up just a few) called "Prison Mission Trip".  This was the time of year we were honored to be a part of a dynamic team going into the Florida prisons and sharing the Gospel, teaching and discipling.  

On our way out of town the oh-so-precious Keller family graciously took us to Silver Spring's and we got to ride in a glass bottom boat!  There are more pictures on the previous post. =)

We love to go to the Colonial Times Park in our area that has building replicas, black smiths, a time period church service, candle makers, etc.

My precious dad, better known as "Pop-Pop", had surgery and we flew to be with him.  God answered many prayers and he did amazing!  Silly Gray...  

We went to Arkansas to Jessa's wedding.  We were not aloud to take any pictures of the ceremony or reception so these will just have to be proof that we even attended! haha

Awesome time at the Duggar's house with these special friends!

Gray turned 15 this year and got his learner's permit!

If you have any social media, are following our blog, know us or live in this universe I'm sure you already know that these two amazing people got engaged!!!  The very post before this year in review post is their detailed engagement.  God definitely orchestrated this exciting event!  And, as you can tell from this year, Brandon has been a tremendous blessing and huge part of our family already!  Please pray for them as they will be saying "I do!" in March!

God has blessed, we are unworthy, but, HE AND HIS WORD ARE FAITHFUL!!  Please pray for us when you think of us and let us know how we may pray for you!

We'll end with this...