Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunday Tradition

Every Sunday Daniel leaves the house early to get to church for Worship practice and a run through. So... that leaves me with the kiddos and our tradition. SHIPLEY'S!!!!!
Funny Faces at Shipleys!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A New Home

Church Project is our new home and it has been a very welcoming home to us. It's weird to be the "new" guys and not really know anyone... That is a feeling that I am not very fond of and I am trying to change quickly. :O)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day '12

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

If it is not one thing...

I was so excited to finally (a few weeks back) get the garage cleaned out to be able to park "The Beast" (my blue expedition) inside. I love pulling into the driveway and pushing the button on my remote control and seeing the garage door quietly open to a clean and organized garage and welcome me home. :O) What a great feeling to load and unload 3 kids from the car without worrying what the weather is like outside. Well... until we figure out what went wrong and get it fixed, Im not gonna feel that feeling for a while. Hmmmm. Last night, we came home and opened the garage and then tried to close the door. It made the most horrible noise. Yup... somehow it shifted and is not working. *sniff* So, D and I manually closed the door and "The Beast" is parked outside in its old parking spot. To make matters worse... it's raining today. :O/

Really... this is not a big deal, the world is not going to end and I can live with the garage door being broken. It's just what is new and "exciting" and what makes our lives here in the Pratt household interesting.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Yesterday was a bittersweet day for us. We announced to our church family that we are moving on. To accurately tell the story, let me go back in time 4 years. It was just Daniel, Caitlyn and I four years ago. We had met some new friends and were off to enjoy dinner with them at their home. Daniel and I were discussing how he really respected this man and how I should hear him preach. Then Daniel uttered those words that made me nervous... "If he would start a church, I would follow him." Daniel had a good job then. We had some stability and I thought there was possibly room for growth and moving up. Nope, God had different plans for us. We enjoyed dinner together. Daniel and Jason hung out and talked while Emily and I hung out and watched our two little girls play together. On our way home, Daniel told me that during his and Jason's conversation that he had told him that if Jason ever started a church, we would follow. He also told me that Jason's response was some thing like "God has been dealing with me about this for a few months." So... now it looks like we are going to start a church. I remember feeling nervous. But I also remember Daniel calming my nerves saying that it probably wont happen for a year or so... there was lots to plan and we needed to continue to pray over it. Lets jump forward just a few months. Within this time God had given me the excitement and interest in starting a church too. Yes, I was still unsure of the unknown... but still was very excited about what was going to happen. Also during this time Daniel had quit his job that provided stability, we started a home church which quickly turned into us opening our doors in June. Yup... that was NOT a year later. At most... it was 6 months. God had different plans than we did. During that time, I had learned that even though it was scary in the physical level, wondering were money would come from to pay bills, what would we do without insurance and so on. During my most needed time, God was there and He was extremely faithful and met our needs more than I could ever imagine He to do. As stressful of a time I remember that it was, it actually is one of my favorite times of my life. Because like the stories in the bible... I could SEE God moving and things happening ONLY because God made it work. What an amazing time in my life and I am truly grateful that God chose me to be a part of it.

I have truly enjoyed watching Daniel embrace this time too. I've enjoyed watching him be more and more passionate of pursuing worship and how to push farther and farther into God's presence.
So we started in Mitchell Intermediate and quickly needed to move into a larger building, The Woodlands High School. Wow... it's amazing what God has done in just a short 4 years. I am amazed and truly blessed to have been a part of something so wonderful.
So now, four years later... with bittersweet feelings, God is moving us on. I believe that what God has specifically called us to do, the Pratt family with Woodlands Point... we have done and now its time to move on to what He is calling us to do next. Yup, I got those feelings again of the unsure of the unknown. BUT, God has always been faithful and I know that again, exciting times are ahead of us if we obey.
To partially quote my husband, "It has been my privilege to have worshipped side by side with the family of Woodlands Point for the last 4 years. We love you and will miss you all."