Pictures and CD’s…

Okay, as promised, here are a couple photos.
First up, the x-ray. You can see the new teeth pushing out the old teeth. It is wrinkly-looking because it has been wadded up in my purse, in the event that Abby wants to show it to the check-out lady at Target. Or Sawyer. Or anyone who will listen. Those top teeth are not going to be as giant as they appear, right???? Anyone a dentist out there??? They look LARGE. 
And next, the chicken.  Need I say more?
She goes in for the cut…
And, here he is. Notice she is now too disgruntled to look at the camera.
So as I was posting these pictures, I came across a couple others that I thought you might enjoy. If you have read my entire blog, a) you are very patient, and b) you will recognize these from stories I have told…..
Remember when I told you (I Thee Wed…) that Abby pretended she was pregnant with a care bear?
Or that after we put the band-aids on the bunny, the girls had a little custody battle….

Or how about the time I told you Ellie cut her own hair? Yep, she really did.

And one time I mentioned that Kate was wearing an outfit that involved a life-jacket swimsuit?
                                                                         work. it. girl.
So fun.  And speaking of fun, how about a giveaway?!?!?! I love giving away great stuff, so here’s what we’re gonna do.  I am going to give away 5  SELAH BOX SETS!!!! If you want to enter to win one, just leave a comment on this post.  I will have a random number thingy choose 5 people from the list to receive a box set.  It is such great music…I had to share some!!!!! So, leave a comment and I will check back in tomorrow night to see who our winners are!!!! Please leave your comment before 6pm tomorrow night (9-9).  
Blessings to you all~
Ang

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
  • Tara

    LOVE the custody battle pic! SO much like my kids!

    Love the bathing suit outfit too- classic.

    We have to take my son (age 6) to the dentist tomorrow because his first adult tooth is growing up behind his baby tooth… baby tooth still firmly in place. It looks freaky.

    I am NOT looking forward to the dental visit. I haven’t told my son we are going yet… figure I’ll spring it on him when we arrive.

    sigh.

  • Lesley

    I have read your blog from beginning to end and enjoyed the pics.

  • Lindsey

    I think I’m the first comment! Amazing! :)

    When I was in kindergarten, my little sister cut her hair in my classroom while my mom was volunteering one day. The next day our teacher had us all searching the floor for the missing locks haha

    Your girls are beautiful. :) Especially while pregnant with care bears and wearing life jackets!

  • Kristen

    I love the chicken story and photos. I thought that was just too funny!

    My mom has been reading your blog for the past several months, and I finally added you to my reader. You are an inspiration and are blessing more people than you could possibly know!

    Fingers crossed on the cd box sets!

  • Christy

    Oh My word, preggers with a care bear! That is precious!! Love your post and your family! Your such an inspirtation!!

    Love in Christ, Christy

  • Laura

    Enjoy your inspiring blog!…and those cutie-patootie kiddos!

  • Pam A

    Wow, thanks for the fun drawing.

    I absolutely have fallen in love with your family through your blog, though we’ve listened to Todd’s music for a few years now (I saw Selah in concert either not too long before or not too long after the twins were born. I remember loving the names you had chosen).

    Your journey has been paradoxically heart-rending and beautiful, and I thank you for sharing with us. It certainly puts my life in perspective. Our little eight-week-old daughter has pretty severe spina bifida. Ever since we found out that our little one would never walk, but would otherwise have a pretty normal life, we have just felt so blessed. Your blog confirms for me that “Even in the valley, God is good.” Ours valley hasn’t been as deep as yours, not by a long shot, but I want you to know what an encouragement you have been to me.

    In Christ,
    Pam Asbury

  • Amber@MMM

    I completely understand her fascination with her x-ray!

    I remember having my top two teeth pulled just before my bottom two fell out–I was so proud!

  • Kim

    Angie – I really love your posts and your writing. You have such a warmth. Thank you for sharing!

    :-) Kim

  • Snapshots

    What a great post. Great memories to cherish.

    Hoping to win this cd give away. We got married six months ago and just bought a house that is needing major renovations. People keep saying that this will do a number on our young marriage, but we hope to prove them all wrong. One thing we’ve decided to do is listen to Christian music while we work on the house to keep our focus in the right place. It is unbelievable how much the songs on the radio repeat throughout 18 straight hours of working on a house. We didn’t know we had to budget in ‘music’ as part of our renovations so this boxed set would be an awesome thing for us :)

  • Liz @ My Full Cup

    Oh my goodness…I seriously laughed out loud at the pictures(especially remembering some of the stories that went with them)!! Too cute! My husband just asked me what was so funny! :)

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Nicole

    That chicken story made me laugh so hard! Thanks for a cute blog post, and the pictures to prove the story. Love me some Selah, thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Paige Sinclair

    I enjoy reading your blog, I found you through a friend. Thanks for your great insight on life….and I hope I win the CDs!!

  • Michelle

    I love these pictures! They are fantastic. I love your sense of humor! I’m convinced we’d be great friends. Just one laugh riot after another.

  • samandcharis

    Thanks for sharing the pics! Love them. Your girls make me smile. Your faith also really encourages and challenges me.
    Thanks for your vulnerability and willingness to share your life with people you don’t even know. The Lord is using you in so many ways and in the lives of so many people.
    May He be glorified always!
    ~charis

  • All Things BD

    Um, yeah those adult teeth are HUGE compared to the little baby ones. It’s weird.

    Love the pics!

  • Alicia

    I have been touched by Selah music for a long time and to now feel “connected” in a new way makes me love it even more. I weep every time I listen to “Press On”

    You have shown me how to do just that.

  • Keith and Meghan

    I love Selah, I love reading your inspirational blog. Thanks for sharing the testimony of your life—God is doing incredible things through you and your blog.
    Thanks,
    Meghan

  • Kim

    I love getting a peak at your family! I think I have pictures of all three kids (at one time or another) trying to give birth to dolls, bears, stuffed gorillas…

  • tina

    First of all – I’m totally a lurker on your blog – I don’t even remember how I found it, but on a random day a few months back I did. I have since gone back and read your entire story and I think that now I find my way back when I am down and need to see something inspirational. That is what your blog has become to me. So thank you. And thank you for the chance to win some amazing music! Love Selah but I don’t have any of the cd’s !!! :( Want to help me out with that? ;)

  • Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!}

    I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever commented. Thank you for always sharing from you heart. I always enjoy your writing, although often it is through tears that I am reading. Love the pictures tonight! The chicken story just cracks me up.

  • Grandma Cyndi

    When I first started reading, tears just flowed for hours (I am only a one month reader). I am so grateful you have chosen to share your beautiful family and how God works in such mysterious ways. It gives me comfort to see that you are able to find the joy in simple things. I love your girls like they were my own grandkids (I have 4 altogether). Such a blessing.

  • Sara

    Oh, I needed that laugh tonight! Thank you :) I especially liked the side-look-of-disdain. While we’ve never met, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess she gets that passion from you…

    I feel like I should duck before I admit this, but I had never heard of Selah before this blog (of which, by the way, I have patiently read every post if that makes up for it). However, I have fallen in love with their sound now that I’ve heard it. I never win these giveaways, but I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed on this one. :)

    Hope your week is filled with more picture-worthy moments, and moments that make you go “blink.”

    Blessings on your day…

    sara
    http://gitzengirl.blogspot.com

  • theraven4god

    Angie, one day, when we all meet up yonder, you are going to be in awe of the countless people that will offer thanks to you and Todd for sharing yourselves so selflessly and being such inspirations in our walk with Him.
    God knows each life you have touched and with Him we love you!
    In our hearts & prayers always ;-}

  • TRS

    Oh what a blessing!

    I just came back to scour for your email address – and here, look what you did!!!!

    I first came to your blog probably from RocksInMyDryer – just after Audrey’s birthday. Your story stuck with me – and somehow, yesterday I was drawn back.

    I read your entire blog yesterday and this morning. I have a nasty cold so combine the two, and I went through A LOT of Kleenex!!!

    Also, I became curious about this Selah you speak of – I apologize I have never heard of them. so did a little search and while I paid bills tonight, I listened to every song of theirs that I could find on YouTube!!

    Now, I hesitate writing this next part but… my boyfriend and I both say we would love to listen to Christian music but much of it is just. so. bad.
    So it is a true compliment that I can say SELAH IS 100% Beautiful!!!! Absolutely beautiful!
    As I listened to each song I kept thinking that I have a lot of CDs to buy!

    So really really really… I hope I win a set!

    Angie, you are such a beautiful person. Inside and out. Your spirit is amazing and you are lit from within by the Holy Spirit.
    By overdosing on your story during the past 24 hours – you have given me strength to know that if this relationship with my boyfriend doesn’t last… and God doesn’t see fit to bless me with a husband or children (I’m 38) that my life is not some Plan B.
    (by the way I watched all the CrossPoint videos too!)
    I don’t know how I’m going to do it – but I will trust God to carry me in the times that I can’t walk.

    Okay… I’d better go before I bore you to tears!

    God bless you over and over! And your sweet dear family too.

    And your hubby has some amazing voice!

    Love and blessings,
    TRS

  • Ernie, Michelle & Emmy

    I cannot express how much I love your blog, your honesty & your love for the Lord! Thanks for being so open with all of us! I would LOVE to win a box set, I love SELAH so much! :) Thanks so much, Michelle

    sunkistmas[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Ernie, Michelle & Emmy

    I cannot express how much I love your blog, your honesty & your love for the Lord! Thanks for being so open with all of us! I would LOVE to win a box set, I love SELAH so much! :) Thanks so much, Michelle

    sunkistmas[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Ernie, Michelle & Emmy

    I cannot express how much I love your blog, your honesty & your love for the Lord! Thanks for being so open with all of us! I would LOVE to win a box set, I love SELAH so much! :) Thanks so much, Michelle

    sunkistmas[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Ernie, Michelle & Emmy

    I cannot express how much I love your blog, your honesty & your love for the Lord! Thanks for being so open with all of us! I would LOVE to win a box set, I love SELAH so much! :) Thanks so much, Michelle

    sunkistmas[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Ernie, Michelle & Emmy

    I cannot express how much I love your blog, your honesty & your love for the Lord! Thanks for being so open with all of us! I would LOVE to win a box set, I love SELAH so much! :) Thanks so much, Michelle

    sunkistmas[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Ernie, Michelle & Emmy

    I cannot express how much I love your blog, your honesty & your love for the Lord! Thanks for being so open with all of us! I would LOVE to win a box set, I love SELAH so much! :) Thanks so much, Michelle

    sunkistmas[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Ernie, Michelle & Emmy

    I cannot express how much I love your blog, your honesty & your love for the Lord! Thanks for being so open with all of us! I would LOVE to win a box set, I love SELAH so much! :) Thanks so much, Michelle

    sunkistmas[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Ernie, Michelle & Emmy

    I cannot express how much I love your blog, your honesty & your love for the Lord! Thanks for being so open with all of us! I would LOVE to win a box set, I love SELAH so much! :) Thanks so much, Michelle

    sunkistmas[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Bec

    I love reading your blog adn always feel so refreshed and inspired after reading! Thanks for sharing the fun pictures of your girls, I was just winding down for the day and thought I’d check a few blogs before I got off the computer, and those were a great way to end a long day!
    Thank you for your willingness to share your heart with people you may never meet this side of heaven. I can not tell you how much you have touched my life. I don’t have children, and I’m not married, but although we are not in the same ‘places’ in life, I love how the Word transcents that. God bless you and your family.

  • Mary

    Love these pictures!!! Especially the “work it girl” one!!! Love your blog and wished I lived in TN!!!!

  • CIrons

    Your pictures always look like so much fun! Thanks for sharing the good and the bad. You are so real and I love that so much about you. Hope you all are doing well!

  • CandyandLadybugs

    Well that is one way to get people to unlurk! I have been reading your blog for some time. I started after my sister lost her second baby. She’s now 16 weeks pregnant! This is the longest she’s gone. We’re all hopeful now that she is in her 2nd trimester. :)

    Cute pregnant with the care bear. :)

  • Netta

    I enjoy reading about your family! My girls are now 15 and 18 *** sniff, sniff, sniff*** and your stories and pictures bring back the precious memories… and Selah….. what a bonus :)

  • mariajhmom

    I love seeing other people’s little angels in action. I have five of my own! I’m sometimes sure that I’m the only one with imperfect children!?!

  • Ruth

    Your family seems so fun!!
    I have been so ministered listening to Selah lately..give my thanks to them for giving to us!!

  • Robin

    Very cute pics. Just wanna say I love you.

  • jennyplatt

    Your family is amazing. Your blog has inspired me, made me deal with things I had buried deep down, helped me appreciate the family God has given me, and so much more. Thank you for your honesty.

    BTW, nice teeth. I have some interesting dental xrays that have had family and friends on the floor laughing. I am getting braces for the first time in my life at the age of 33 and 11/12.

  • emily

    your blog has encouraged me so many times… made me laugh, made me cry. the first night i found your blog, i started back at the beginning, and my husband walked in the living room to find me sobbing as i read. he knew i’d found a stranger’s blog!! thank you for your candid, faith-filled writing. i think my favorite post by far is “blink” that you wrote recently. that has encouraged me time and again throughout my mothering days. thank you, angie!

  • Roo

    Your girls are just ADORABLE! LOVE the “pregnant” pic! hehehehe. How cute! And, no, I am not a dentist, but having been through 2 boys who have had dental xrays, those teeth won’t come in THAT huge. Those xrays are most likely blown up for one. For another, think of the teeth in your daughter’s adult mouth…heh…it’s hard to imagine at 5. I think it’s truly amazing all the things you can see in a dental xray. Oh, and that chicken story just CRACKS ME UP!

    ~Rachel

  • sam

    ooh, ooh, pick me! :)

  • Jessica

    Love, Love, LOVE your blog! And your kiddos are just too cute! I cut my own hair, as well, when I was about your daughter’s age. I flipped my head over and cut my long hair into a nice chopped layered look. I thought my mother would kill me! But, I was spared and the hair did grow back.

  • taylormaes0n

    Adorable pictures, and amazing girls. Your strenght that you have shown amazes me. Christ really shines through you. Fingers crossed for the boxed set

  • Mark and Niki

    Oh goodness, I love the pictures!

  • chickadee

    love the pictures and i would be so excited to win.

  • Rachael

    Love the picture! Your girls are a hoot!

    And I am crossing my fingers for a boxed set! :-)

  • Amanda Marie

    I just love ALL the pics… your girls are adorable.

    When I was four and my best friend was three… I decided it would be a great idea to cut her bangs… her mom was not pleased… to say the least. : )

    I still pray for your family, Nicol and Greg every day.

    I just love reading your blog… started one night in May at the beginning and didn’t stop until the sun was coming up…

    Thank you for your inspiration to trust God with everything. And to know that God is good. Even when we suffer and wonder and question and lose faith… he is still there holding our hands… wiping our tears. Your blog is a daily reminder of that for me. Especially when I struggle, as I often do. Thank you!!

  • Brian, Trish, Emma, Adam, Landon, & Baby

    Angie,

    Thanks so much for keeping us up to date… we have been following your blog all year and really look forward to your posts. We are also looking forward to seeing Todd & Co. when Selah returns to Crossroads in December! Can't wait to see them again… promise NO SHOTS this time – OK!?

    All the best,

    - Brian from Crossroads

  • Brian, Trish, Emma, Adam, Landon, & Baby

    Angie,

    Thanks so much for keeping us up to date… we have been following your blog all year and really look forward to your posts. We are also looking forward to seeing Todd & Co. when Selah returns to Crossroads in December! Can't wait to see them again… promise NO SHOTS this time – OK!?

    All the best,

    - Brian from Crossroads

  • Brian, Trish, Emma, Adam, Landon, & Baby

    Angie,

    Thanks so much for keeping us up to date… we have been following your blog all year and really look forward to your posts. We are also looking forward to seeing Todd & Co. when Selah returns to Crossroads in December! Can't wait to see them again… promise NO SHOTS this time – OK!?

    All the best,

    - Brian from Crossroads

  • Brian, Trish, Emma, Adam, Landon, & Baby

    Angie,

    Thanks so much for keeping us up to date… we have been following your blog all year and really look forward to your posts. We are also looking forward to seeing Todd & Co. when Selah returns to Crossroads in December! Can't wait to see them again… promise NO SHOTS this time – OK!?

    All the best,

    - Brian from Crossroads

  • Brian, Trish, Emma, Adam, Landon, & Baby

    Angie,

    Thanks so much for keeping us up to date… we have been following your blog all year and really look forward to your posts. We are also looking forward to seeing Todd & Co. when Selah returns to Crossroads in December! Can't wait to see them again… promise NO SHOTS this time – OK!?

    All the best,

    - Brian from Crossroads

  • Brian, Trish, Emma, Adam, Landon, & Baby

    Angie,

    Thanks so much for keeping us up to date… we have been following your blog all year and really look forward to your posts. We are also looking forward to seeing Todd & Co. when Selah returns to Crossroads in December! Can't wait to see them again… promise NO SHOTS this time – OK!?

    All the best,

    - Brian from Crossroads

  • Brian, Trish, Emma, Adam, Landon, & Baby

    Angie,

    Thanks so much for keeping us up to date… we have been following your blog all year and really look forward to your posts. We are also looking forward to seeing Todd & Co. when Selah returns to Crossroads in December! Can't wait to see them again… promise NO SHOTS this time – OK!?

    All the best,

    - Brian from Crossroads

  • Brian, Trish, Emma, Adam, Landon, & Baby

    Angie,

    Thanks so much for keeping us up to date… we have been following your blog all year and really look forward to your posts. We are also looking forward to seeing Todd & Co. when Selah returns to Crossroads in December! Can't wait to see them again… promise NO SHOTS this time – OK!?

    All the best,

    - Brian from Crossroads

  • Prairie Chick

    Oh that xray made me cringe as our four year old just had his first dental appointment and lo and behold, not a single cavity, but a whole *third* set of teeth up there that have to be surgically removed. Doh! The custody battle pics are my absolute favorites.

  • anissa

    Read your whole blog cover to cover tonight (or last night…into this morning). You have really touched my heart. Will keep your family in my prayers.

  • Lola

    Oh, I’ve really been enjoying the Selah music you’ve put on your blog. So, I have to post. When my mother was in the hospital, I cut everything I could find in the house – including my hair. It was still so short the next summer that everyone though my brother and I were both boys. One lady, when informed that my parents had one of each, patted my brother on the head and apologized to HIM for thinking he was a boy ;-)

  • Courtney

    Angie,
    I don’t think I’ve ever commented, but I’ve read from the beginning. You are such an inspiration to so many. Your faith is incredible. I’ve emailed the blog addy to many friends and we’ve all said that we’d love to be your friends IRL ;)

    You’ll love Stepping Up! We did it in the spring and it was great!!

    Blessings to you!
    Courtney

  • Vicky

    Thanks for sharing the cute pics! Your girls are so funny!!!!

  • Julie

    I love the pictures of the girls! They are too precious for words and look to be quite the characters you describe.

  • Karen

    Thanks for sharing your story and your pictures with us. The chicken story reminded me of the first time we had shrimp for dinner after we’d visited the Ga Aquarium. The aquarium has a great touch tank that you can see shrimp and my son loved them. Sadly, I didn’t wait long enough to serve shrimp for dinner. When he asked what it was, tears immediately formed in his eyes and all that came out of his mouth was “like we played with at the aquarium???” We then had a long talk about life, death, and how God won’t be mad at us if we eat the shrimp. :-)

  • mandajune

    Love the photos…I think the care-bear pregnancy is my personal favorite.

  • Janelle

    I’ve read your blog beginning to end and haven’t yet posted a comment, but the giveaway inspired me. :)

    My name is Janelle. I was born April 7, 1989. I was the first healthy baby for my mom, who’d experienced one miscarriage and the birth of a son so premature and with so many health emergencies that he was airlifted to another STATE upon birth. (They lived in the middle of Wyoming.)

    My older brother has lived through 30+ surgeries (yeah, we stopped counting) and is now 23 years old.

    We’re sibling miracles.

    Your blog has resonated with me over and over again, and I know it’s a healing resource for those who’ve experienced loss. You made me laugh and cry. I will remember Audrey every year I celebrate our birthday.

  • Keri

    Hey, Angie. I also love the chicken story and the sibling fight pics. :) It makes my house seem more normal.

  • Lena

    Loved the pics- gave me a laugh! I have been lurking on your blog for some time and I thought it was time I comment. Plus you are giving away free stuff! LOL!
    Angie you are a big inspiration to me. I have faced the hardship of 3 confirmed miscarriages in the last two years (pretty ridiculous). Fortunately God has used my bad circumstances for good and taught me incredibility much- He’s so good! But anyway- Thanks for all you’ve posted… there have been many times where I read your posts with tears pouring down my face. Your blog has ministered to me- thank you!

    You are welcome to check out my blogs:
    http://lenatoews.blogspot.com/
    http://www.simplyfabulousbloggertemplates.com/

  • Judi

    I’ve been following your story for some time and these pics totally put some of the stories into a better perspective. Thank you for sharing so much of your life with us in cyber-world.

  • J R Phillips

    Great photos of your girls. Thanks for sharing your life on your blog. You are a huge encouragement.

  • Julie

    Ooooh I hope I win!

    So the dental x-ray… (I’m totally NOT an expert, just have a story to share)… I just wanted to say that I am worried about the same thing! My oldest son lost his two front teeth a few months ago and there is no sign of those babies popping out. I’m thinking, they must be so huge that they can’t fit in his mouth so they are stuck up there!!!

    Thank you for all of the pictures. What a sweet reminder that our little ones are so precious, even in the midst of a custody battle (haha! gotta laugh at that). I know I’ve been a grouch at my boys lately and my heart hurts when I think of all the times I forget to soak up the moment–or at least make it a a teachable moment. :)

    I cut my own hair at six (along with all of my dolls’ hair and my brother’s hair). My mom shaved it to prove some point? I’m not sure, but I’m fairly certain it’s some sort of childhood right of passage.

    As for being preggo with a care bear. I still do that!

  • Rachel

    I love your blog! You are very inspiring and you touch more people with your story than you will ever know. I also love to hear stories about your girls, they are so cute and beautiful! I have a 10 month old daughter and I look forward to all of those funny adventures that little kids always seem to have! :)

    I would really like to win the box set. I don’t own any Selah music yet, but I really enjoy their music.

    ~Rachel

  • A-and-Z’s Mom

    Selah is AWESOME! You guys should do concerts in California!

  • Julie

    promise those teeth will not be huge, I love the wrinkles in the pic. Something my kids would do.

    Love the pics to go with the stories.

  • twinmommy

    I love your pics!!! As a mother of twin girls, I can truly appreciate whats to come for me when I read about your adventures!!!

  • Lori – The Simple Life at Home

    Wow – the pictures are so adorable!! I especially love the haircut picture. She may want to consider cosmetology school.

    And I SO love the fact that during the bunny custody war, you took the time to take some pictures! What a cool mom!

    I would so totally love to win those CDs. I love Selah – thank you for sharing your hubby with us! Sadly, I live in the Persian Gulf where there is NO Christian material of any kind available. No Bibles, no Christian music, no Christian books. I’m going to visit my folks next month and I was planning on stocking up on all of it and getting some Selah was definitely on my list! That would be such a blessing!

  • Monicca

    I love reading your blog and have been encouraged and inspired so many times. Thank you for taking the time to bless others by sharing your life with us!
    God Bless!

  • Leslie

    Too Cute! Love the pics!

    ~Leslie

  • Melody

    That must be such an awesome set! The other day I watched the video you posted (“You Raise Me Up”) and I was FLOORED! What a beautiful video, and song. I loved it! And the footage was amazing.

    God bless you!

  • megaleemoo

    Your pics are adorble!!! I LOVE reading your blog!!! I feel a connection with you and your family even though we have never met!!

    My son starts his first day of preschool tomorrow and I can’t imagine how fast they grow up and I am so nervous and sentimental for him to grow up. I’m glad that I am not the only mom who is sentimental!!! Thanks for sharing your life and being such an inspirations!!!

  • Julie

    Angie, glad you are back. You are GREATLY missed by me in between your blogs.

    Your pictures were hysterical, especially the custody battle. I have never thought to get the camera out to capture such a candid moment! But why not? They happen right?! They’re a memory right?! Priceless. : )

    Blessings and Prayers to you…
    Julie
    Sacramento

  • CIRCLE OF LIFE

    CAN I SAY AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME THAT WAS SO FUNNY TO SEE THE PICTURES FROM ALL THE PAST POSTS THE CH CH CH CHICKEN IS THE ALL TIME BEST!!! THE GIRLS ARE GETTING SO BIG MAY GOD BLESS THEM IN EVERY WAY TO BE AS BRIGHT OPEN HEARTED AND LOVING AS THEIR PARENTS YOU HAVE ALLOUD ALL OF US ( STRANGERS) IN YOUR PRESENCE TO BE A OPEN EAR A LISTNER A COMFORT ZOME AND MOST OF A CHRISTIAN GODLY FRIENDS i ENJOY WORSHIPING WITH YOU AND ALWAYS HEARING POSITIVE VIEWS ON OUR FATHER. YOUR BLOG IS SO INSPIRING IT SOMETIMES GIVES YOU CHILLIS. GOD BLESS ANGIE..XOXXO MICHELLE

  • Julie

    PS. I would feel a little iffy about winning something from a “friend” (virtual or not!) but I love your husbands music so I on the other hand wouldn’t be able to say no. : )

  • Jessica

    The pics are so cute!

    I would love to have the Selah box set. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Kara

    love the pics! your girls are adorable.

  • Wendy

    Pick Me Please!!!!!!!!!! :-)

    Love all the pictures. They brought lots of laughter to my spirit. I hope God blesses me with a little girl one day.

  • hughesfam

    I too have enjoyed reading your blog from the very beginning. You are such an inspiration to me!

  • Julie Marler

    Loved your pics! Looks like all my 5 grand daughters!! Especially the dress up and the battle over the bears!
    Can’t tell you HOW MANY Selah CD’s I’ve given away as gifts! Even once had to go find a cassette tape of one because one of my friends car does not have a CD player! LOVE SELAH!
    Mammy

  • korsmo5

    Angie,
    I have been reading your blog ever since before Audrey was born but have never commented. I have been captivated by your story, your realness, your journey with Jesus and your love for Him. Each post brings encouragement, laughter, honesty and ends with my heart being prodded about something. Real life with Jesus is what you have shown me. I am thankful for your willingness to share your journey.

    Jessica
    military mom of 3 under 5, living in Japan. . .

  • Choofy Mama

    great pics :) i am a lurker, more reading than commenting, but i am a fellow loss mama who is also a Christian and I am so encouraged and blessed by your blog.

    JEN

  • Crash

    How cute – you must be having so much fun! I’ve been checking every day for a new post. You’re blog is addictive!

  • Maxime

    The custody battle pic is priceless!!

    The teeth will be fine – I had the exact same thing when I was a kid. And I’m pretty normal. I tahink…

  • Mabry’s gamma

    Love the pics of the girls, how funny. The things kids will think of, it boggles the parental mind. But I am sure we must have been this way when we were wee ones.

    Cheri

  • Krista

    Those pictures are great. I love the custody battle ones. Your girls have SUCH personality!

  • Brigitta

    I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months now and every time I’m touched by the way you share parts of your life with us. The bad parts but also the funny parts. It was a good thing to see these pictures and read their stories early in the morning.

    I sooo hope one of those cd-boxes will find its way to the Netherlands.

    hugs from Holland
    Brigitta

  • Cami

    Hello Angie

    I was told to check out your blog (which I adore)
    1) because it is so inspiring,real and funny. You just are a beautiful soul. I pray for your family often. The letter to Audrey is amazing.
    2) we have a lot in common. You’ve even inspired me to start my own blog.
    My last name is Smith too.
    I also have identical twins and I have some fun stories to tell. Such as one of my girls decided to cut her sister’s hair (she wanted her to look different than herself)! Then she cut some holes in her jeans I’d just bought her! (she said it was fashion) They’ve also locked me out of the house when they were 2yrs! They’ve locked me in a bathroom too! (had to call 911) Anyhoo many, many stories! I cannot help but have such a smile in my heart when I hear about your daily conversations with your little ladies. I laugh too when I hear stories like how you “hate-Ch-Ch-Chicken”. I feel your pain girl! My girls are 8 yrs now and let me tell you TIME FLIES!! They will asking some heavy questions soon!

    We now have also been blessed with a third little girl she’s now 18 months. She reminds me so much of your Kate. VERY strong willed and independant.
    Anyway reading your blog from beginning to end has truly changed the way I view life today. I’ve become much closer to God. I’ve been able to work through some hard times reading your words. I’ve also become a fan of Christian music. I’ve never heard of Selah before reading your blog and now am a big fan. Your husband has an incredible voice. I also love love Mercyme- Bring the Rain. Thx to you.

    If you check out my blog…you’ll see what may lie ahead for you regarding the twins teeth! My girls just got expanders/spreaders getting thier little mouths ready for braces. (YES their teeth were too big for their mouth!So the orthodontist is making room!)
    Your xray may be trying to tell you what lies ahead? HA!

    Well…I’ve posted..and I’m hoping to hear back from you.
    (Regardless if I win the CD pack or not.)
    It would be an honor.
    God Bless.
    Cami Smith
    http://www.seedsinmyheartbycami.blogspot.com

  • amy

    I hate to comment and ask to enter but what the heck. Enter me!

    Thanks for sharing your life with us

  • A.

    Your kids are super funny! I love the pic of Kate in the lifejacket swimsuit. Hilarious! I’m in Europe right now…I’m grateful to be here but it’s a hard tour…BUT everytime I think about coming home and going to Sept. 15th bible study, I get so excited!!! Can’t wait!!!!!! Whoo hoo!!!

  • Stacia

    I have loved every post, and always save them to read the last on my google reader. Cause I almost always get a good cry. Or a laugh.

    Love the photos. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jen

    Oh please oh please!! I’ll have one!

    My children don’t like their front teeth, obviously. OUt of the 5, only one has them in tact. Though, ELi hardly counts, as he doesn’t have any. Troy was toothless for about 4 years when he knocked it our when he was only 4. Beth has a blackened one, and Amy is only two, and she did a rather scpectacular face plant off the top bunk only a month ago. She required surgery to repair her bottom lip… she hit it on the windowsill on the way down… and they didn’t bother replacing the tooth that just fell out of her face whole while she was screaming. She’s only 2. Drew (5) seems attatched to his… but I won’t speak too soon!

    I love real life photos. They’re the ones that’ll go on the story boards at birthdays… not the perfect photoshoped ones.

  • Stretch Mark Mama

    It’s good to see the silly shots! And my favorite Selah CD is loaned out to a friend, a four-days drive away…sadness!

  • Lyric

    OK…precious pictures!

    I come often and always leave blessed. Thank you for such authentic sharing and vulnerability.

    Selah music…well, it’s my favorite.

  • Tif

    What a great strategy to get your “lurkers” out of the box. I’ve shared this with you via email but never had the courage to post here. Audrey’s story has made such an impact on my life. You’ve also inspired me to begin my own blog…however I haven’t gotten very far yet. I plan to soon share how your situation and faith in God led me to where I am today. Next post…I promise!!
    My children and I have recently started listening to Todd’s music and it has been such a blessing to us.
    Thank you Angie….for your honesty and willingness to open your life and heart to your readers.

  • Heather

    It cracks me up the things kids do. My oldest son (18 months) has been devoted to a can of oats, a can of pureed tomatoes, and a telephone cord this last week. Carts them around everywhere!

    I was 8 months pregnant when I started reading your blog. I’d get up in the middle of the night to read it so I could sob alone with my little one. It has truly changed me and made me so much more aware of the blessings in my life. Today my second happy, healthy, joy-of-my-life is 2 months old. Thank you for sharing your joy and sorrow; I am the better for it.

  • Amy

    I really enjoy your blog! Very touching!
    I also have twin girls, who are 2 years old…and we homeschool. Your homeschool blog was great! Very funny!

  • Nicole

    Kate seems like such a riot!! :c)
    I have followed your blog for months now and the only patience required is waiting in-between posts!! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  • April

    You, through your blog, have helped to heal the wound of losing my own child. Thank you for your honesty and openness.
    God Bless you and your family.

  • Angie

    the girls are too cute!

  • joyboytinkertoy

    my son knocked his 4 front teeth out like 4 years ago and they still havent came in..I so love her red hair.. how cute

  • Kadee11

    I believe also have the “I cut my own hair” story…mine was in pre-school the day of class pictures.perfect timing :-)

  • Mia

    Oh my goodness! The custody battle looks exactly like the battles that rage on between my two!

    A couple of things, I’ve already taken too long to let you know how much your words have touched me, you’re so eloquent in discussing rather difficult and heartbreaking events in your life and I feel blessed that I’ve found what you so selflessly share.

    The other thing I wanted to share is that I somewhat feel a kinship with you because my daughter’s name is Selah. The funny thing is, I’d heard the band before I was pregnant with her, and didn’t really think about it until months after she was born and my brother in law sent a cd that he’d found :)

    Anyway, thank you again for sharing such a personal part of your life with us all!

  • Sue

    I loved the pictures! They bring back such sweet memories of fun times when my four were young! I literally laugh out loud sometimes when I read about your sweet girls. And I have cried when I have read some posts about Audrey and Luke. Thank you so much for sharing your life. I especially loved the post about breaking the pitcher. Very moving. Grace and peace to you.

  • Laura

    Angie,
    Your pics are so cute! You’re going to have to carry a big stick when these girls hit dating age. That’s why my little one is going to be a nun…got the convent picked out and everything…just kidding. One of my things on my to do list is to daily check your blogs. You entertain and inspire.
    Oh, and for the box sets, I’ll pull out a little elementary tactic…I’m raising my hand( while typing this one handed) yelling “Pick Me, Pick Me, Pick Me.” :)

  • Greys

    I loved seeing these cute pics of your girls! They made me smile widely!
    Such a contrast to the also many tears I’ve cried over your moving story. You’re an amazing woman. Thank you for sharing your life and thoughts with all of us.
    Love, Betty

  • kate

    Loved the pictures! All classics. Are you a scrapbooker?

  • Dana D

    I love me some Selah! Count me in!

  • "The Verhulsts"

    What fun pictures of everyday life. It’s truly the little things that are important:) God bless!
    ~Tiffany~

  • Kristin

    Kids are so crazy and fun aren’t they?!? Mine are 5 and 3 and constantly wowing me in one way or another each day.

    I just want to say how blessed I am, to follow your story these past several months. I have really been encouraged to make efforts to deepen my relationship with God. I think He wants a few coffee dates with me. *wink*smile*

  • bub

    Great pics, I love your family! Oh, and what a great way to pull out the lurkers like me, lol! Hope I win, hope I win, hope I win!

  • masterfamily

    How embarrasing that I’m coming out of lurking to post for a giveaway….oh forgive me. You are an amazing woman of God. I’ve learned so much about God – His grace, His love, His sense of destiny and purpose through all facets of life. Thank you for taking us on your journey with Him.

  • Rachel E.

    Adorable pictures, Angie! It’s great to see the “illustrations” of the stories you’ve been telling us. And I would love to own some more Selah music. :-)

  • B E T H

    Thanks for the fun pictues! Your honesty about your life is so inspiring…

  • My2Blessings

    Angie,

    Thanks so much for sharing so much of your life with us. You have an AMAZING family and testimony to God’s love, grace and mercy for His children. Many blessings on all of you! I have the Selah Hymns CD and LOVE it. My 6 year old son ALWAYS asks me to play “the pretty flute music” (Be Thou My Vision) and By and By with the African words…turned up LOUD! We love listening in the car. Thanks for the giveaway! What a GREAT prize those CD’s will be :)

    Debbie

  • The Rose Room

    Gorgeous photos Angie, very cute,even the teeth and chicken! Rachaelxo

  • Selina

    thank you for sharing your life with us! it makes me often laugh and often sad. but i allways enjoy your stories and especially the pictures!

  • THAT GIRL

    Your girls are lovely… and rotten! I love it! I just know that God is preserving those moments on film for us that we couldn’t get to in time with a camera… I want to drink up my own little Ellie Jo’s (Elizabeth Joyce) every moment!

  • Gayle

    This is one of those posts where you showed us that your little darlings really aren’t much different than our own. Thanks. It was fun!

  • Tippa Glover

    I bet there is never a dull moment in the Smith household! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  • ginger

    i love that expression in the custody battle! oh my goodness how much fun!!. i know i’ve left comments before but my blog has been set to private, so here is my e-mail just in case!! glhoffman2004@yahoo.com

  • Sandie

    I love your blog…it has encouraged and challenged me in my daily life..
    thanks for being so honest, open and raw with who you are….

  • The Arab Musicians

    Angie, I know when I come to your blog I can always expect to either laugh or cry, if not both! Thanks for being real. I love watching God use you.

  • Violet

    Your girls are just adorable!

    Even with giant grown up teeth, swim suit outfits, and self done hair cuts!

    They keep you busy, don’t they!?….

  • Jenny

    Great pics!!
    Hope you pick me!!!
    :)

  • Tiffany

    You are so funny – my favorite is the teeth comment – yes, they do look REALLY big :) but she’ll grow into them – trust me, I did.
    Tiffany

  • Shyla

    New reader…absolutely love the blog!!! I stayed up all night one night reading it….thanks!

  • One30nine

    love the photos!

  • ~Alicia~

    I’m so glad you posted today Angie… I told God I needed something to pep me up… and if He could make that ‘thing’ your blog that would be good… and look what happened!

    Thanks for making me smile even though I’m stressed out of my mind! Love the photos… you’ve got a few characters in your hands, don’t you! :D

  • Abigail

    so happy to see some of the pictures that go with the stories! thanks for posting.

  • sam

    pick me, pick me!!!

  • Anna G

    Awesome pictures; especially the custody battle one…ha!

  • lynette

    So sweet! I have a little fire cracker like Kate aged 2 – she’s called Merrilie ( she was born just before christmas and brought us so much joy after such a sad year). She loves dressing up too – i often think I should make a badge for her to wear when we go out “I dressed myself” just incase anyone should think I had a hand in it!
    Your words have been such an encouragement to me – The day I found your blog was the day I put my feet down after months of struggling to keep my head above water- i suddenly realized I wasn’t in as deep as I thought and there was solid ground beneath me. Thank you.

  • Melody

    What fun, little sweeties you have : )

  • A Stone Gatherer

    First of all those pictures are adorable! I still don’t get the chicken thing, but hey a girl has to have her passions! I love Selah music so I would ove to win one of the boxed sets! Blessings!

  • Sam, Erin and Ava

    I love that they are both in their pretty ballet leotards screaming & crying… that picture describes all little girls (and most big ones) at some point doesn't it?

  • Sal

    Count me in! Actually, I have wanted to leave comments before, but I get so discouraged by the vast numbers your posts attract…I feel like it is more considerate to not burden you with yet one more person gushing over your wonderful essays!

    But since I am actually leaving one this time, I would like to tell Todd that I thought his post was very lovely; touching in fact, and he has a talent for writing, just like his blessed wife does. God has just poured Himself into the two of you (and your children as well; some of the things Kate comes up with are total hoots!)and I have been encouraged and humbled by your blog more times than I can count. Thank you for being so honest and upfront. You’re very endearing people!!

    Sal in Japan

  • Shannon

    Angie, I love the pregnant with the care bear picture. Wait till they start putting on your bras. I have a picture somewhere of my son with MY padded bra on. He may have been 3, but he would be very embarrassed if I posted it now that he is 10. I have been reading your blog since I found it, the day that Audrey was born. You are such an inspiration to me. I have laughed and cried while reading your blog and I now appreciate the little things in life that I used to take for granted. Thank you!

  • Amy

    Checking in for a Bring the Rain “fellowship-fix” is a highlight and inspires my day as I see more God in my Mommy-madness. Isaiah says God gently leads those with young and that intimate tenderness holds me like nothing else.

  • GratefulinGA

    I’m just wondering if our kids (grand kids in my case) will suffer with some kind of syndrome years from now, based on our exposing the whole of their lives (good, bad and ugly)out here for just EVERYBODY to see??? LOL!!

    Oh well, I’ll be in good company!

    Just love your blog and as a result you and your family~

    love and blessings,
    tammy

    I thess 5:18

  • Jessica

    Laughin out loud about the girls! Not much personality in the household, eh? Ha Ha Ha!
    Jessica in Italy

  • RAYALITE

    You have been such an inspiration to me. I cherish every post & feel sometimes like I'm stalking your blog for guidance. I feel connected with you on so many different levels. I lost my sweet baby boy Garrett(my 3rd son). Then 3 months later God blessed us with our twins. From Empty arms to completely over filled:-)What a journey. Thank You more than you will ever know for pulling me through those long nights & trying times.
    From sunny Arizona,
    a friend

  • Tracy

    Those girls are so cute. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Maria

    Wow the xray picture is a flashblack from when my babe was little and she landed on her front teeth in the driveway. She was overjoyed when her big girl teeth came in!!! Thanks for sharing your precious blessings.

  • Angie

    Hi Angie,
    The pictures are so cute. I love the “custody battle” one, my kids are the same way, we take a nice, normal picture one minute and the next minute they are fighting and trying to beat each other up, they are 11 and 6 so it doesn’t get any better as they get older. The pic of Ellie cutting her own hair is priceless :)

  • JAC

    This is my first time posting, but I love your blog.
    Post pictures when those teeth really do come in. Hopefully its just the camera angle. ;)

    JAC
    jcacioppo@cableone.net

  • Kimberly

    Great pictures…way to capture real life family time…
    We have six children and oh how we are a work in progress with that F.A.M.I.L.Y thing…
    F-Forget
    A-About
    M-Me
    I-I
    L-Love
    Y-You
    Thanks again for sharing…:)

  • Cody Spencer Freymuth

    Love reading your blog. I love the relationship that you have with our LORD!

  • Sandra

    such great pics… the bathing suit is the best.

    You continue to inspire me and I look forward to every new post. I wish I knew you and we were friends…

    When I feel that “I can’t anymore” feeling I head back to your blog and you inspire me and keep me moving through this rough time in my life.. thank you Angie

  • S.

    The pics are great. I love how pictures can tell a story.
    Still praying for your family and Greg and Nicol’s….

    Be Blessed!
    S.

  • Kimberlee

    Angie,
    I just love your blog. I don’t comment often, but you are on my daily read list! Your writing is beautiful!

    We would love a set of the CDs. I heard a song on the radio the other day and I told my husband that I would like to get one of Selah’s CDs! Thanks for sharing!

  • Megan

    I still cut my own hair so I can’t really say much LOL!!!!

  • DiziDora

    Love the photos … such spirit.

    Would love a boxset …

  • Jester 5

    I’ve never left a comment before but with the offer of a cd hanging out there, I just had to!

    Yes, the teeth look large. . .because they are. To date, my almost 9 year old, has only “lost” 3 baby teeth. The other 6 have all been by the dentist. At $100 a tooth I might add. Thank goodness we opted for the dental insurance. He just doesn’t have enough room in that mouth. We go back to the ortho in November. Can’t wait to see how much money that will be. . . .

  • Cass

    Gorgeous photos! :)

    And I would *love* some Selah CD’s.

  • Donna

    Love the pictures!

    A side note, we home school 2 of our 3 sons. I have a 10yo and 8yo at home and our 13yo started school this year in the 8th grade and loves it! I was so excited to read that you and Todd had decided to home school. Have fun with it because there will be hard days and you will need those fun days to get you through it!

  • The Liebers

    I just thought of this…did she maybe think the chicken was a B B B bird? Anyway, I would love a Selah CD, so here’s my entry.

  • Jessica

    Great fun! Amazing how He gives us Laughter. Your kids are adorable.

  • Truly Blessed

    Those pics are too cute. They speak volumes about the crazy fun that goes on in your home. I can relate…with 5 girls of my own we have some pretty silly times. I just don’t have a blog to journal them in. I stink at journaling so I can’t imagine writing a blog. It’s too overwhelming to me. But girls do have quite a knack for cutting their hair…or their sister’s hair. And you NEVER know what they’re going to come around the corner wearing! :) It’s priceless. Thanks for sharing.
    I love reading your blog. It’s so real…the good, the bad and everything else in between.
    Love it.

  • Stacy D

    The pictures are too cute!! :)

  • usafcole

    Cute pictures. Isn’t it fun to look back several months (even years) at pictures. Sometimes I get teased because I take so many pictures, but everyone is grateful later on.

    Have a great day!

  • eastandwest

    I love Selah! Count me in.

  • Jennifer

    I wish I had more of those kinds of pictures of my boys. Guess I need a camera mounted between my eyes!

  • Bridget =)

    love the pics! thanks so much for sharing… everything! you have changed our lives! =)

  • Great-Granny Grandma

    What fun pictures–especially the custody battle and pregnant ones. LOL Thanks for sharing.

    And I can’t believe you’re giving away a box set of Selah music. I would love to be the winner, although with so many others wanting to be winners too I won’t hold my breath. However, nothing ventured, nothing gained,right? :-)

  • Melissa Ward

    I just wanted to say thanks for sharing your family and such a personal time in your life. While I’ve never posted, I’ve read everyone of your posts…many with tears and now some with laughter. Your girls remind me of my 2 girls and the crazy things they do.

    Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize.

    Melissa

  • Staci

    What great pics! The custody battle could have come out of my house too. Half of the time, I think my kids don’t really want what the other has, they just don’t want the other to have it.

    And the haircut is classic too. I gave myself a similar do a few days before the 1st grade class pic at school. I think I nearly gave my mom a heart attack. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree, though my daughter was a bit sneakier. She would wait until after bed time and then very quietly stand on her bed, open the drawer with the scissors, and reeaaccchhh (I had no idea her arms were long enough to get to them)and cut. She took out chunks of the back of her thick, wavy hair, so it took me a while to figure out what was going on. I kept having the feeling that something wasn’t quite right when I brushed out her hair, but I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Then when I changed her sheets, it all came tumbling out. Lemme tell ya, it makes you feel like a mother of the year nominee when your 3 year old manages to cut her hair in the dark of night, several times before you catch on.

    Anyhoo, loved the pics!!! Your family is adorable!

  • Brian or Amy

    I have ready your blog from start to now… I love seeing the pics that go with the stories! And I am selfish and love free stuff, too – can’t beat some good music!

    : )

  • LadyBug

    Gorgeous pictures of gorgeous girls!

    Thanks for sharing Angie :)

    Katrina

  • rebecca

    Thanks for sharing the pictures…brought laughter to my day! The chicken pics were just TOO funny….she looked so disgusted at the whole thing! I remember being five years old and “cutting” bangs for my three year old sister and trying to tell my Mom that the whole thing was my sister’s idea. That one didn’t go over so well….sigh! Have a blessed day!

  • Jesi

    You are an amazing writer! I look forward to reading your blog and seeing your beautiful children. Thanks for taking the time to share with us!

  • Laurie

    ROFL! Your girls have some serious character! I love it!

  • KrisinVT

    Lol– so funny! I love the pix. Great chicken story too!! Teeth really do look that giant at first. I think it is a perspective thing– their heads (and mouths) are still so little! Takes a while for the head to get big enough for them to look appropriate. My oldest is 9–still look a little large on her, but getting better every day :) Figure they have to last her for the next 80 years or so!

  • Mrs. V.

    Angie, Thank you for blessing us with your lifestories full of laughter and tears. (often combined into one!) Your blog is so inspirational to me – I too, lost a child 12 years ago and so many of your feelings were, and still are so fresh in my mind… however I couldn’t even begin to be as eloquent as you!! Big hugs to you – thank you for blessing us with your love for God!

  • Sheryl

    Those pictures are so cute! Makes me remember times with my daughter…who is now 19!

    Sheryl
    Marietta, GA

  • Me

    Those pics are hilarious!

    I would love to be entered to win the box sets.

  • Mama

    What Precious Pictures!

  • Hzleydqt

    Oh my goodness they are too precious! I have 3 beautiful girls who I am raising and I know for a fact how much strength and patience you must have. Especially at the ages the girls are.. God Bless Angie and Todd!

  • Longmeadow Mama

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love pictures!!
    And thank you for the give away. I love give aways!!
    Blessings,
    Kelli

  • kaynskymom

    I love to read your blogs. I laugh and cry along with every post. Thank you for your inspirational words. I have two little girls, ages 5 and 3, and I see a little of them in your stories. Thank you.

  • Mommy B

    No, her teeth won’t be that big, but she will be the girl with the big beautiful smile.

  • mtnest423

    God’s love shines through your family – even through the self-haircuts, custody battles, and chicken-hating. :)

    PS – I read often, but have never commented. Having a Selah give-away caused me to de-lurk. I *love* Selah so if I were to win I would not be sad!

  • Taylor

    Pictures are too cute! And I love give-away’s!!! :)

    Taylor

  • Sonshine and Wildflowers

    Love your blog, Love that you are so real!

    ps..pick me! pick me!

  • Sandy Kraatz

    I just found and read your blog from the beginning last week. Took me 3 hours & a box of tissues, but I was riveted. You are an awesome writer with such transparency. And I see the Lord lifted up in your descriptions of pain. Thank you so much for being willing to share the heartaches as well as the joys of life and parenting!
    Sandy

  • Katy

    Angie,
    I never leave a comment, stage fright! Now you have forced me to. I don’t want to win the CD’s for me, for someone in my Bible Study would be perfect. I know how Todd feels about burned CD’s. Never thought about it before, but now I do and I never do it. If the thought crosses my mind, guilt floods over me. I get it, it’s the bread and butter of the artist. So anyway…. fingers crossed!

    Katy R. in Michigan.

  • Sara

    So cute.

    I think Kate has a future in clothing design. Seriously. I would totally wear a swimsuit jacket outfit, wouldn’t you?

    And we can only hope her top teeth don’t come in quite that large. I am no dentist, either. Not sure I have even seen teeth xrays.

    Thanks for sharing the pix! Too cute.

  • thebicefamily

    Your story is amazing. You have been mightily used by God! Your family is beautiful!

  • Steph

    I love your blog. It’s a source of encouragment for me, even though I have not yet gone through anything like you have. You are amazing. Thanks.

  • The Ellis Family

    I would love going in the drawing!!
    Kelly Ellis Birmingham Alabama

  • amy

    I have been reading forever, and my 7 year old loves Selah!

  • MichelleW

    Love the pictures. Children are truly a blessing from God and it proves that He has a great sense of humor. I have read your journal from beginning to end and I appreciate the honesty of your heart and your willingness to share it with others no matter how much it hurt you to do so.

  • Sara

    I have been so encouraged through your life story and walk with God. Thank you for sharing it. I also love Selah and have for years… I have enjoyed a few fantastic concerts over the years, but the highlight remains the first time I saw Selah perform at Bethel University (then Bethel College).

  • myness1k

    WOW! There sure are alot of comments today! I loved the pics….that chicken story still cracks me up!

  • Jennifer

    Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying (The haircut thing, all children must do this at least once in their life.)

    Thanks for the contest!

  • jenniferbennett

    What a great post! A picture is worth a thousand words…I love the one where Ellie just can’t look at the camera…The chicken story was so cute! :)

  • twondra

    Awww, love the pictures! Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

  • Shannon

    Wow look at all those comments. It feels like I knew you when!

  • Jess

    Great pictures!!

    The kids I nannied for LOVE Selah. You should hear their little voices from the back of the mini-van sing “You raise me up so I can stand on mountains!” It’d bring tears to your eyes.

  • Suzy

    Your kids are adorable.

    This is first time that I am commenting on your site althought I have been reading it everyday for the past several months. I even sometimes come here just to have your music playing in the background while I do other things online.

    Your stories and your words inspire me everytime I read.

    I have started a blog of my own to write about my kids and my pregnancy.

    http://slrnov2003.blogspot.com/

    I will always keep checking in.

  • Kristin

    I love the pics of “real” life. Those will be priceless in the future, I am sure.

  • Rachel

    Hi Angie! I left a few comments and emailed you before about my story. I wanted to say I am still following you and enjoying and being blessed by your words. Thank you for keeping this up! I am loving the stories about your girls—makes you seem so “real”!! I LOVE the chicken story!

  • Rissa Mendes

    Are they still upset over the Chicken thing???LOL And Is Ellie still saying she’s a vegetarian???
    Thanks for sharing the Pictures!!

  • AmberP

    I check your blog every day hoping you have posted. You are so inspiring to me in how to love the Lord and how to love others. And I LOVE Selah! Thank you for opening your heart to us, Angie.

  • Mamalang

    Those are so cute!

    And I don’t think they’ll be as big as they seem. Remember that they are her adult teeth, so they are sized for her adult head :)

    What a great giveaway :)

  • Debbie

    Hi Angie,

    I'm a long time reader, but this is my first time that I have left a comment. And I must say I love your blog. I check it all the time for new posts. My friend and I are hoping to make it to Selah show in Northville, but I have to host a dinner party for my oldest daughters cheerleading team that night. I am hoping that I can prepare the meal and leave shortly after the girls arrive, so we can get seats. My husband is so great, I know he wouldn't mind me leaving him with our two sons, 4 & 5 and 22 Varsity Cheerleaders. He is a police officer, so I know he can keep everything under control.

    I am really excited, I would love to say hi to you and your family.

    Keep up the great job you do in home schooling your daughters. I only wish I could do this for my son, as he has life threatening food allergies. But due to my school schedule (nursing) and the fact that I don't think I would be the best teacher for him, we send him to the public school. As I send him everyday I pray that God will protect him and allow him to come home to me every night.

    Anyway keep up the great job you are doing, you are an inspiration to a lot of us out here.
    Thanks
    Debbie

  • gracie :)

    I love to read the stories of your girls to my hubby and my mom! They keep us all entertained. :)

    And as always, thank you for continuing to share your heart as you deal with loss. It is such a process and I find that reading your words helps me process my own grief. You put words to feelings I’ve never quite expressed. Blessings as you continue this journey!

  • Jennifer

    Yeah!! I hope I win one. I am a newer fan to Selah, so I would LOVE to have some of their music. Your blog is beautiful. I feel like we’ve been girlfriends for awhile now. Thanks!!!

  • Jenna

    fun stories, fun pics :-)

    Lord bless you!

  • The Bird Family

    Love the pics. Your home is totally fun filled :) I laugh everytime I read :)

  • Epec

    I have so many of those type of pictures of my children – the ones where they aren’t actually smiling or posing, but you just have to grab the camera as it catches the essence of who they are. Thank you again for sharing.

  • Vonda

    Love the pics! Reminds me of my three.

  • kelsey

    TOO fun! I can’t wait to meet your family when you come to Michigan :)
    I’ve loved your blog for a while now, and find you to be an inspiration to many, especially me.
    Take care, and keep up the adorable photos!

  • gillian

    I would LOVE to win a Selah box set!!! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog, so encouraging!
    God bless.

    gratefulsoul at hotmail.com

  • Jes

    TOO cute! Oh my GOODNESS, they are adorable!

    I bet your home is full of so much fun and laughter!

    How blessed you are!

    Jes

  • Erin & Gary

    Wow! A contest! :)
    I have been following your blog for several months now, & I love your honesty & passion for Christ. I've been a little lost in my relationship, & your faith has helped bring me back. I'm not just saying that because there is a contest. I really mean that.

    Keep it up! God is working thru you!

  • Erin & Gary

    Wow! A contest! :)
    I have been following your blog for several months now, & I love your honesty & passion for Christ. I've been a little lost in my relationship, & your faith has helped bring me back. I'm not just saying that because there is a contest. I really mean that.

    Keep it up! God is working thru you!

  • Erin & Gary

    Wow! A contest! :)
    I have been following your blog for several months now, & I love your honesty & passion for Christ. I've been a little lost in my relationship, & your faith has helped bring me back. I'm not just saying that because there is a contest. I really mean that.

    Keep it up! God is working thru you!

  • Erin & Gary

    Wow! A contest! :)
    I have been following your blog for several months now, & I love your honesty & passion for Christ. I've been a little lost in my relationship, & your faith has helped bring me back. I'm not just saying that because there is a contest. I really mean that.

    Keep it up! God is working thru you!

  • Erin & Gary

    Wow! A contest! :)
    I have been following your blog for several months now, & I love your honesty & passion for Christ. I've been a little lost in my relationship, & your faith has helped bring me back. I'm not just saying that because there is a contest. I really mean that.

    Keep it up! God is working thru you!

  • Erin & Gary

    Wow! A contest! :)
    I have been following your blog for several months now, & I love your honesty & passion for Christ. I've been a little lost in my relationship, & your faith has helped bring me back. I'm not just saying that because there is a contest. I really mean that.

    Keep it up! God is working thru you!

  • Erin & Gary

    Wow! A contest! :)
    I have been following your blog for several months now, & I love your honesty & passion for Christ. I've been a little lost in my relationship, & your faith has helped bring me back. I'm not just saying that because there is a contest. I really mean that.

    Keep it up! God is working thru you!

  • Erin & Gary

    Wow! A contest! :)
    I have been following your blog for several months now, & I love your honesty & passion for Christ. I've been a little lost in my relationship, & your faith has helped bring me back. I'm not just saying that because there is a contest. I really mean that.

    Keep it up! God is working thru you!

  • marashnay3

    Oh is it still open……..did I miss it???

    I love the blog…..so inspiring.

    marashnay3@aol.com

  • Ashley

    Love your blog! So insperational!

  • lori

    Funny stuff

  • Linda Goossen

    You have such sweet kids, and kids they are! Isn’t it wonderful how spunky they can be! Don’t worry about the size of the teeth…they will fit her mouth just right, at least when she is just the right size for her teeth.

    I loved the pregnancy picture. I also think it is amazing how our wonderful Lord gives even little girls the desire to be a ‘mom’. I had a girl and 2 boys, and the boys always wanted to do ‘boy’ things, and my daughter loved ‘girl’ things. It was amazing, because I didn’t have to teach them how to act like either boys or girls. They just knew!

    You are a blessing to us, Angie. Thank you for sharing your lives with us.

  • Kimberly Fullton

    sweet girls! Sweet memories!

    –Kim

  • Ami

    I love the randomness of these photos! And, oh my goodness, I really, really, really need to win this! I so badly need some new music, and Selah is at the top of my list.

  • Domestic Goddess

    The contest is a great idea!The words of Selah music are very inspiring to me.

    I loved the pictures, my daughter just recently decided to cut her hair as well. She has a cowlick in the front of her head and she was frustrated that the hair would not lay down so she decided to cut it. :( It was hard explaining that God put that cowlick there and it’s there for good! LOL! Life goes on.

    Thank you for sharing Angie!

  • Randi Jo :)

    yay! thanks for giveaways! :) have a great day & God bless yall

    p.s. I have been trying to post this comment but the word verification keeps bugging out on me — I hope I don't have 2 comments — I'm so sorry if I do!

  • Kimberly

    Don’t their teeth always look that big and they have to grow into them? Don’t know. I’m not looking forward to our first dentist appointment! Great photos! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

  • Carolyn

    Angie,

    I have been following your blog for some time now and I absolutely love your writing. I have cried with you, laughed with you and rejoiced with you. The pics you’ve shared with us of your kids are priceless. What blessings they are.

    I had to post my comment for two reasons: 1) I ablsolutely LOVE Selah (I know this won’t help me win but I wanted you to know so that you can tell Todd); 2) I know you read your comments and wanted to let you know that I love reading what you write!!

    I hope some day we can actually meet!

    Blessings,
    Carolyn in NYC

  • TRACIE

    I have been reading your blog for some time now and I would like you to know that it has truly blessed me in so many ways. Love the stories and the pics but most of all your love for our God.

  • beckyjomama

    Sign me up – and the haircut picture …. oh!!! I do not know what I would do. And now I better say a prayer so it doesn’t happen today at preschool!!!!

    XOXOXOX
    Becky Jo

  • meldoy

    you’re an amazing child of God and you are raising amazing children. may God grant you wisdom and patience beyond your understanding. i love reading your blog. i have done so for a while now. my brother actually got to sing on stage with todd and selah in western new york a while back. he is a missionary to africa and a friend of his knew someone back stage and word got to todd and he invited my brother to join him on stage to sing an african praise song. what an amazing time he had. thanks again for sharing even the little things in your life with us. may God bless you today!!!

  • Stacy

    Hi Angie,
    I love the pics. Your girls are cutie pies. The pics add another dimension to the wonderful writing in your posts. Thanks for sharing. The pics made me smile!
    Stacy

  • Billie

    Love, LOVE, L-O-V-E the pregnancy pic! Probably my favorite. Love your blog and y’all are such a blessing!

  • Amroosie

    This sooooo looks like my house! Our third daughter was captured in pictures swimming by in the lake as my husband (also our pastor :) ) was baptizing people at the lake. Our daughter had just been baptized, but apparently that wasn’t enough for her! We look at that photo often for a good chuckle! Having girls is too much fun, huh?!! :)

  • Susan J.

    I've been reading for several months now but am finally posting, Angie, as a shameless entry into the drawing! :-) Your hubby is right, you are a gifted writer! My hubby can tell by my reactions that I'm reading your blog. He'll hear me laughing & crying at the same time and say, "Reading the Selah girl's blog, huh?" :-)

    We are also homeschoolers of the not-quite-perfect variety so I loved the "denim jumper" comment and sent the link to the chicken story to our co-op!

    When my daughter (we have 3 boys and then a little firecracker adopted from China who rules the world – just ask her!) was 2 1/2, she cut her hair the week before Christmas. Her bangs – totally gone down to the scalp!!! She's wearing a big hat in the picture in our church directory!!!

    Anyway, love ya Angie! Thanks for all you do!!!

  • the parental unit

    Hi Angie…hehe, well, with 5 kids here myself, I’ve seen custody battles over many things! I just never thought to take a pic, but should have for future proof :) Thanks for sharing so much with us again, you’re such a blessing!

    Lyne :)

  • Mandi

    Oh, Angie!!! I LOVE seeing your stories come to life through photos! Your girls are absolutely adorable!

  • Wilson Family

    Enjoy those wonderful things that happen while you are with your children every day! Home Schooling goes by so fast. My cousin told me, “the days are long, but the years are fleeting” They sure are. This is my 14th year of HS and I am down to only 2 kids this year. I find that as my 2nd grader gets squirmy; I allow it and hug on her more!
    Children are a blessing and the pictures will help us remember the funny days.
    Blessings,

  • Stacy

    Hi Angie,
    I love the pictures. They are adorable, as are your girls. Thanks for sharing and thanks for your blog. It makes me smile and gives me so much hope!
    Stacy

  • Alli

    Those pictures are priceless. And yeah, I would love a Selah box set!

  • Tara Smith

    I’d love a box set!

  • Destini

    What sweet pictures and what great memories. I love the idea of blogging. It really gives me the excuse to sit down and pen the little things that happen day do day!

  • Laura R

    Love your blog-it is so inspiring and hilarious! Much love to your family:)

  • Peggy

    Thank GOD for children. They keep us on our toes, but are often the very ones who remind us to enjoy life and laugh a little more. Don’t worry about the tooth thing. I am not a dentist, but I can see that the pictures of both the permanent teeth and the baby teeth are not “scale”. The permanent teeth will definately be larger than the baby teeth, but that is what will look best as she grows up. I have seen a child who, at 13, looked like he still had his baby teeth because he was always chewing on something and wore his adult teeth down. Needless to say, it didn’t look right. God bless you and yours.
    Peggy

  • deb8able

    What great pictures!!! The haircut is “precious” lol

  • Lex

    The custody battle pictures remind me of when I had fights with my older sister. Hilarious! :) I love the chicken too… she was serious!!!

  • jami

    Love the pictures! Your kiddos are too much!

    I so enjoy reading your blog. What a gift you have. Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us.

  • Sarah

    Pick me! Pick me! Love the pictures. Your girls are beautiful!

  • Shannon

    What precious pictures! Too sweet!
    I would love love love to win!

  • Candace C

    Oh my, I’d love to win those cds! I am a faithful “lurker” to your blog but had to come out and comment for a chance to win, lol! You are a blessing to all who know you and read your blog. :)

    Love,
    Candace
    http://www.hismercyisnew.com
    candacepsalm27_1@yahoo.com

  • The McLain Family

    Those pictures are super cute! I have two little girls at my house so we have many of the same. So much fun.

  • Kerry J.

    Love those pics – thanks for sharing! I would love to win the cd’s but I already win every time I read an entry. Thank you for being a shining light and for being you. Your family is in our prayers.

  • Mom24

    I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  • Julie

    I’m not even sure how I found your blog, but I enjoy reading about your family and how honest you are with your grief ans struggles, as well as the joy in your children. I miscarried 3 babies in 2003, so know a tiny bit of the grief involved in losing a child, although I know each person’s grief is unique. Thanks for sharing your heart with the rest of us.

  • julie

    love your pictures! wish i could come to your bible study but i live on the east side of brentwood and it is to far away for me. have fun with it!
    still praying for you whole family!
    julie in brentwood

  • Sallie

    Thanks for sharing your stories (with such great supporting pics!)

  • Samantha

    I have read all your posts, but I have never posted. The giveaway will definitely bring out all the lurkers.

    Seriously, I have some guilt over never posting. I should have told you long before now that your blog is very inspiring to me in my Christian walk. I often pray for your family. Your blog also helps me to see things I need to pray about for myself. Things I need to do better and work harder at. You are an amazing writer. I wish I could hear you speak sometime. Thanks for all you share!!!

    Have a great day.

  • Hillcrest CRC Haiti Mission Team

    Sounds like a sweet idea for a contest! I love Selah music!
    Kristin
    clogirl@sbcglobal.net

  • Maria

    Your girls are hilarious. Their hair and fashion sense is out of this world!

  • Mommyof3

    Your girls are so cute! Thank you for sharing:) and for giveaways!

  • Heather

    All of your stories are so relevant to things that happen in so many of our lives. It is always a blessing to know that other mothers deal with the same things that I do. Thanks for always being real.

  • proudmommy4

    love the pics. i’m one of those who stayed up way late reading the entire blog in one night! :)

  • stephanie@{Olive Tree}

    Enter me please. :) And love the pics. Ballet outfits are so versatile. :)

  • Melanie

    OH. the cuteness! Love the custody battle…because even in the serious, sweet, sad moments, they are just kids after all!!!

  • Monica

    1st time commenting, but love your blog and the honesty and boldness with which you speak to our hearts.

  • Jill

    great cutting of the chicken…love the imagination and creativity of the girls. What blessings are kids are to us. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Pink

    I lovr ur page and the photos of the girls! count me in on the drawing…….please!

  • Heather

    My girls do the same thing…with the custody battle! Praise the Lord that none of them have tried to cut their hair…yet. I absolutely love your blog and have been very blessed by it! Thank you for sharing.

  • April

    I just love sitting and reading your blog, I have it on my blog list so as you update it it shows me when you post a new post. You are so uplifting and I love to read about your girls, I have 4 boys so I am up for anything girly. LOLuuxbkqwd

  • The Irwins

    Love all the cute pics of your girls! You’re such a great story-teller, so the pictures make it even more vivid. Thanks for sharing! I would love to win some Selah CDs.

  • Michele

    The chicken story is one of my favorites! We sat around and laughed so hard we cried. Thanks so much for all the inspiring stories.

  • Lisa D :)

    Loving these photos! Too cute! I would love to win the boxed set…My mom and I get together on Tuesdays and Selah is always top choice on the iPod!

  • Ashley

    You are so awesome. Love seeing the pictures of your girls. Priceless!

  • Kathy

    yay! I love Selah and would love to win …

    And your daughters are all just precious little jewels!!

    Kathy

  • Cakabaker

    Ang, I would love to get the CD’s. Does the group ever find it’s way up to MI?

  • quiltinhoney27

    love the pics. thanks for sharing them.

    I just recently started listening to Selah since reading your blog – l ove them.

    thanks,
    Michelle

  • Baseballs and Tutu’s

    Love the pics!

    The teeth really are big….when my oldest(7) had his xrays I thought they would just take up his entire mouth and they do look extremely large up next to his other baby teeth but I am told as other adult teeth come in that it just blends right in. We Shall See…guess you’re in for that ride along with me now! :)

  • Big Nanny

    Cute pics! I love Selah. It’s my favorite music to listen to and I’m not just saying that cause I want to win:)

  • Joanna

    The pics are hillarious! Thank you for sharing the blog…it really is a great encouragement.

  • Ramblings of a Crazy Mom

    The chicken story was very funny. I had a good laugh. I very much enjoy reading your blog. It’s very encouraging.

  • Sarah

    Love the pics. Your girls are precious! I am always so excited to see a new post from you. Thank you for using your gift Angie.

  • Missy

    We are taking our 2 year old to the dentist for the first time this afternoon. It should be an interesting adventure.

    You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Stephanie

    I feel your pain on the dentist thing. However; my middle son ( a red head too I might add!) caught a touchdown pass with the help of his front teeth and we ended up getting a root canal and a trip to an endodontist. ( a dentist that practices medicine only the roots. yeah, I didn’t know there was such a profession either)
    I love reading your blog and have prayed hard for you and your family.
    Just a little FYI, my favorite Christmas Cd is by Selah.
    This post showed that there are rays of real sunshine peaking through in your family.
    Blessings, Stephanie

  • Mary

    Pregnant with a Care Bear? Too cute!

  • Susan

    Thanks for all your encouraging words you share and your beautiful story.
    Susan

  • Laura

    I love those pictures. I have to say that for me going to the dentist was an easy thing…still is. After having my first root canal at the tender age of 12 and having sucked my thumb( which gave me buck teeth) I spent lots of time there.

    I read your blog daily and enjoy sharing this journey with you and your family! I also love that message your husband wrote for you!!! Mr. Angie Smith…haha so cute

    Enjoy your day!
    Laura

  • Patti Cole Cowgill

    Don’t you love when it’s easier to just let them wear what they want? Last week, on school picture day, my 7 year old was taking a LONG time getting dressed so I went to see why. He was dressed in the hawaiian print shirt and jean shorts I had left out for him… but he was frantically looking for his red baseball necktie to add to the outfit… yikes! It took me 10 minutes to convince him even though it was picture day he didn’t need a tie!

    Angie – you are an inspiration!

    thank you!
    patti

  • amy

    Precious pictures! Thank you for sharing the smiles with us!

  • Melanie Rusch

    I love your blog. I started reading about 3 weeks ago and am all caught up now! Love the pictures.

  • colleen

    It’s so good to know that all of our kids do the same silly stuff. I sometimes think that CHAOS only reigns in my house and that everyone else lives a peaceful existence, haha! My daughter’s hair has finally grown in from a very similar chunk removal…took forever (sorry)! Love much, Colleen in New Jersey

  • bahava

    Love the swimsuit lifejacket picture!! :)

  • Aub-Margret

    I love the life jacket picture! Seems like something Fuller would do.

    Alli for http://crumleyblog.com

  • Ami

    Hoping that I am not too late to enter! The pics crack me up!
    Remind me of my house. Seriously.

    1 have 3 daughters….never a dull moment.

  • Julee

    Oh my goodness Angie! I have never seen so many commnents to a blog post before! I follow your blog and have commented just a few times. Selah’ music has been such a blessing in my life. In fact I am taking some end of this month to Ethiopia.A young lady has started a new orphange there..FAYA HIV Orphanage….My dh and I are visitin Ethiopia for two weeks to met our two new childrenand work in AHOPE (home for HIV kids) I want to travl to FAYA and see the work they are doing there. Meg the girl who runs it was just commenting on her blog this AM she really needs some Christian music. I can’t wait to load her up with Selah and Third Day stuff.
    Many blessings,
    Julee
    bride to Mike
    mommy to many
    missing Jonathan 10/23/05-4/3/08
    http://stillwaterjulee.blogspot.com/

  • Polka Dot

    I had white blonde, curly hair as a toddler. A girl that is now my step-sister (long, dysfunctional family story hah) cut it for me when I was 2. No pictures, though : (

    Kate never fails to make me laugh. That girl is going to take the world by storm one day.

  • waldenbunch

    I have just started reading our blog and have been very touched by your transparency and faith.

    Would love to have the CD’s!

  • JenniferBuchanan

    I love your blog…your family is amazing.

  • Terri

    I too remember cutting my hair when I was little. So far, none of my four have done so. That is probably what will happen today.

    And the big girl teeth, ummm…. yes, they probably will look huge when the come in. Luckily, their heads grow into them.

  • familyoftwo98

    LOVE the girls custody battle. Too cute! Though I am sure nerve wracking a the time!

    PS received my bible, and Audrey’s memorial card in the mail. I was on the phone when I opened the front page of the book and it took my breath away. I was speachless…and that is hard to do.
    Thank you!

  • Lori

    Hi Angie,
    I love the picture of the lifejacket bathing suit outfit. It made me laugh out loud!!
    A Selah giveaway, huh? That’s a good way to hear from everyone who is reading your blog! I rarely comment, but have read your blog (checking Daily) since mid-February. Your family has become part of my regular prayer time. I want to say thanks for being so boldly honest about everything you’ve been going through. It really is a blessing. And funny, to boot!! : )
    Well, thanks for offering the giveaway. 5 people are going to be REally blessed to have a collection of Selah music. I googled them a few months after finding your blog, and I even went out and bought the Greatest Hymns CD – and I don’t usually buy CD’s.
    Have fun wading through all the extra comments today!!

  • Jennifer

    I have felt so disconnected! I’m so glad you wrote again! I look for you to write everyday :) I love all the pictures!! I’m still hoping that I can get someone to fly up with me to here you speak!

  • The Armstrong Family

    What darling pictures! All your girls are so precious. I love the picture of Abby pregnant with a Care Bear. What fun to have a Selah giveaway! Their music is so amazing and soothing.

  • Shawna W.

    Your kids pictures are too cute! I have been reading your blog for a long time now! Thank you for letting us be apart of your life. God Bless You!

  • Cheryl

    Great pics!

    Love you!!!!

  • ChelseaP

    Wow, so many posts… I’m still adding my name to the mix for some Selah! Thanks!

  • Jill

    sooooooooo CUTE!
    I love all the adorable pics!
    thanks so much for sharing :)
    hugs!
    Jill

  • thepratts

    Those pictures are adorable!

  • lipanifamily

    I love the bunny fight and the chicken pictures. Thank you so much for sharing so much of your life with us outsiders!

  • Jenifer

    Your girls are absolutely adorable!

    Big teeth- girl when my oldest finally got her two front teeth (it took a whole year for them to come in!), they were huge. She did look like the Easter Bunny for a while until the other teeth came in and everything proportioned out. So, brace yourself- those babies are going to be bigger than what your used to!

    I so wish I were closer to you so that I could join you in your Bible Study. I took the semester off from teaching and I’m enjoying sitting under others and learning from them. I’ll be praying for God’s wisdom and knowledge to fill you to overflow as you lead these ladies to the throne of grace.

    I would love to win the Selah music set. Today is my birthday- I think that would be a most excellent present! :)

    Blessings to you! Have a wonderful day!
    Jenifer

  • Kyra

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful sometime moments of life. I have found it rare for a child not to cut their own hair. The pictures always make me laugh because they know that evidence is being taken for future discussion! What a treat to give away so many box sets!

  • This Journey of Mine

    That is hilarious!

    I really enjoy your blog. Thank you for being so preciously real!

  • Michawn

    wowsers!! over 300 comments already?!? :) love the cute pictures and the great stories. and yeah…i’ll enter a free giveaway thingy. :)

  • Deedra

    Such cute pictures! I’m loving the swimsuit outfit! A girl’s gotta always be prepared, right?

  • Sara

    You have adorable girls! Where did they get all that personality??? =)

  • ~Tara~

    Those are such precious moments! My 3 & 1yr old have custody battles daily! So far only 2 out of the 3 girls have cut their hair themselves. Fun times!

    Mom, you are a beautiful woman inside & out, fearfully & wonderfully made! Thanks for the constant encouragement & inspiration! =)

  • Leslie

    Love the new pics. They are hilarious. It reminds me of things my crazy 5 yr old Emma does.

    I just wanted to tell you again how much I enjoy reading your blog. I come here everyday to check for updates, and when I see one, I read the whole thing. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cry, but I always leave feeling blessed.

    Thanks for sharing your life with us.

  • every simple day

    i love a giveway – and Selah no less! Woo hoo!

    Thanks for sharing all the great pics, those kind are the best… when you know there is a story behind the photo!

  • Stacey

    Ilove your blog. Your faith in god has truly inspired me to be a better christian. Thank you!

  • Tamara

    I’ve just recently taken the pictures of the spaghetti eating at age 1…such good ammo for later ;)

    Would love a Selah!!!!!!

  • Jenn

    I love it when I see a new post by you (or Todd)!

    Throw in my name for the boxed CD set. I’d LOVE to win that!!

    Blessings,
    Jenn

  • Jenny

    I love your blog, your words and your heart! I have never commented before, but I follow your blog all the time.

    Your kids are precious and I loved all the pics!!

    Last but not least, of course I would love to be put in for the giveaway!! :)

  • Everyday Thoughts

    LOVE the pictures! You have some cute girls! You have so many pictures and memories to tell them! Good thing you are a scrapbooker right?!?! Thoughts and Prayers!
    -Amy Starnes

  • Jill Young

    I was just coming to post that I heard a song yesterday when looking for some Christmas music and immediately picked out Todd’s voice. The song was Virgin’s Lullaby and I’m in love with it! As I read his post about you the other day and laughed at him being “Angie’s husband”, I had to think how opposite it would be with me. While I absolutely LOVE your blog, you will always be Todd’s wife! LOL I’m a music and voice teacher and Selah is my favorite group ever! My husband and I were supposed to go to a Selah concert last year for Valentine’s Day, but my husband hurt his back and couldn’t go. I took an older lady from church in his place (romantic, huh?) and she loved it. Hoping to be able to take my husband someday to hear them again! So nice of you to give away their music!!

    Jill Young
    Ohio

  • L

    First time to comment…love following your life story. Your daughters are BEAUTIFUL. I have 3 myself and miscarried two babies…would love some music. Libby

  • E and B: We’re married. We love each other lots.

    hahaha I was cracking up at this post…the picture of the custody battle is one of those “trying not to laugh but have to take a picture” moments. I love your blog and Selah’s music. Thanks for sharing your heart and ministering to so many!

    Bethany McAtee

  • E and B: We’re married. We love each other lots.

    hahaha I was cracking up at this post…the picture of the custody battle is one of those “trying not to laugh but have to take a picture” moments. I love your blog and Selah’s music. Thanks for sharing your heart and ministering to so many!

    Bethany McAtee

  • E and B: We’re married. We love each other lots.

    hahaha I was cracking up at this post…the picture of the custody battle is one of those “trying not to laugh but have to take a picture” moments. I love your blog and Selah’s music. Thanks for sharing your heart and ministering to so many!

    Bethany McAtee

  • E and B: We’re married. We love each other lots.

    hahaha I was cracking up at this post…the picture of the custody battle is one of those “trying not to laugh but have to take a picture” moments. I love your blog and Selah’s music. Thanks for sharing your heart and ministering to so many!

    Bethany McAtee

  • E and B: We’re married. We love each other lots.

    hahaha I was cracking up at this post…the picture of the custody battle is one of those “trying not to laugh but have to take a picture” moments. I love your blog and Selah’s music. Thanks for sharing your heart and ministering to so many!

    Bethany McAtee

  • E and B: We’re married. We love each other lots.

    hahaha I was cracking up at this post…the picture of the custody battle is one of those “trying not to laugh but have to take a picture” moments. I love your blog and Selah’s music. Thanks for sharing your heart and ministering to so many!

    Bethany McAtee

  • E and B: We’re married. We love each other lots.

    hahaha I was cracking up at this post…the picture of the custody battle is one of those “trying not to laugh but have to take a picture” moments. I love your blog and Selah’s music. Thanks for sharing your heart and ministering to so many!

    Bethany McAtee

  • E and B: We’re married. We love each other lots.

    hahaha I was cracking up at this post…the picture of the custody battle is one of those “trying not to laugh but have to take a picture” moments. I love your blog and Selah’s music. Thanks for sharing your heart and ministering to so many!

    Bethany McAtee

  • Cheryl

    I needed to leave a comment!!! I love your blog and if I win the boxed set,it will be given to a friend of mine battling cancer (and un-belief). We are working on the un-belief part…May the Lord BLESS you today, Angie..

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    I LOVE to read about your family! You are such a great writer and have an amazing spirit! I would LOVE to get the music!!!!

  • janna1

    Thank you, Thank you, for sharing Audrey’s story and your precious family with us. I get so much from each of your blogs and enjoy them so much.

    In Christ,
    Janna

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    I LOVE to read about your family! You are such a great writer and have an amazing spirit! I would LOVE to get the music!!!!

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    I LOVE to read about your family! You are such a great writer and have an amazing spirit! I would LOVE to get the music!!!!

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    I LOVE to read about your family! You are such a great writer and have an amazing spirit! I would LOVE to get the music!!!!

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    I LOVE to read about your family! You are such a great writer and have an amazing spirit! I would LOVE to get the music!!!!

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    I LOVE to read about your family! You are such a great writer and have an amazing spirit! I would LOVE to get the music!!!!

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    I LOVE to read about your family! You are such a great writer and have an amazing spirit! I would LOVE to get the music!!!!

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    I LOVE to read about your family! You are such a great writer and have an amazing spirit! I would LOVE to get the music!!!!

  • Mary

    Oh yes, cutting the hair brought back memories when I was a little girl with my sister. WE locked ourselves in a room and cut each others hair. Did we ever look cute!
    We are looking forward to hearing Selah in Zeeland, Michigan in October!

  • Brittney Galloway

    Thanks for making me laugh so early in the morning! The unposed pictures are great!

  • Jamie

    I love your blog! You are a gifted writer and I look for a post from you every morning when I get to work! You are an excellent mother too and a true inspiration to me! Thank you!

    Jamie
    Greensboro, NC

  • Amber

    Yay!!! I love give-aways!!!!
    (and music!) ;^)

  • Jesslyn42

    Ang,

    Thanks for sharing the pictures!! As always, they brightened my day!! Just like you always do!

    What a sweetheart for giving away some of your husband’s amazing music!! You are awesome!

    Thanks again for the pics! I can’t wait to meet all of you in person someday!

    Love and hugs,
    Jess :)

  • pa_angel

    Although I’ve been reading your blog for a few months, thanks to a referral from a friend, this is my first comment thanks to the incentive of a drawing. :)
    Thank you for having such an open heart and sharing your story with all of us.
    Best wishes…..
    Meagan

  • Janet P.

    Your kids are so cute! The pictures are adorable, I love the stories that go with the pictures. It is so nice to see you smile again through your writing. God Bless you and your family.

  • Tammy M.

    I love all your pictures, but there is something so fun about pictures of youngsters that cut their own hair. Many blessings.

  • Melissa

    thanks for sharing the pics! Loved them.

  • Jenny

    This pictures are so cute!

    I have enjoyed reading your blog and learning about your family. You are such an inspiration.

    ~ Jenny Maddox
    http://www.themaddoxfamily.net

  • Molly

    I love all of the pictures. Kids can have so much fun with the simplest things!

  • Kayla

    Just wanted to say I love your blog.

    Kayla Helms

  • Torey Linn

    Angie – Thank you for your wonderful stories and messages

  • hudsonck

    Love the blog. I check it every day.

    yay for the cds! your blog introduced me to their music, which i now listen to quite often.

  • Denise

    I would love to be considered~

    Denise

  • Jennifer

    Love seeing pictures of your kids in real situations! :o )

    Cool idea about the boxed sets!!

  • kristyriggsrowe

    pick me!

  • Monica

    Ooh….I don’t have any Selah music on CD. I’d love this!

  • jsgreen

    I’m so glad my kids aren’t the only ones who act crazy sometimes!
    I just love hearing about yours.
    I’m excited about the drawing, I was oohing and ahhing over the set on their website just last week!
    Thanks,
    Jennifer

  • Brandi

    Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us! Your posts are so encouraging!!! I love hearing about your family and watching the girls grow.

  • Keesler Krew

    Your blog is so refreshing and encouraging to read!!! Thank you for being so open and transparent!!!

  • Devon

    I’m in awe of how you manage to have your camera with you and the mind to pick it up and click away in the midst of all of these “memories in the making.” You will treasure these pictures forever!!!

    Oh, and I would LOVE to be one of the “chosen ones” for the boxed set! Talk about making my day….it would make my year! God Bless!

    Courtney

  • Erin

    The picture of Kate is by far one of my favorite pictures, ever! I would have loved to see the people at the airport smiling at her get-up :) Which reminds me the other day I took my 3 year old nephew out to Burger King for lunch. He insisted on wearing his jeans backwards. Who was I to tell him that was only popular (if you consider the group Kriss Kross trendsetters!) in like 1990?! It made me smile.

  • Deborah

    I love your blog. I actually start experiencing withdraws after about 2 days without it. I call it my crack ;) You and your family are precious!

  • Christy

    Your stories and pictures are so adorable!!!

    The giveaway is AWESOME! I love Selah!

  • KK

    L.O.V.E. all of the wonderful ‘life’ pictures. Your daughters are precious and VERY creative:)
    I’ve purchased the box set, and LOVE it, and would LOVE to win one for a family member, or friend! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Praying all is well with all of your family.
    Kaye
    Psalm 25:4-5

  • Jenny

    I’m still giggling over the chicken story. Loved the pictures!! Your girls are little cuties!

  • Katie

    Angie,

    Thanks so much for what you’re doing for the Lord with this blog. You are an amazing example of faith for those of us that call ourselves believers and to those who are searching. Your girls are all so beautiful!

    I’m amazed at the way that you get the pictures even when they are so mad at each other. I hate conflict, so I’m always trying to intervene when my boys are mad at each other or their friends. But you have such great pictures!

  • Khristy

    I love Selah’s music and the photos of your kids! Thank you for sharing your life with us. I enjoy reading and knowing I am not alone in some of my day to day struggles. Thanks again:)

    Khristy

  • Deanna

    Hoorah, oh please pick me, oh random number thingy!!! :)

    Great pics! Have a blessed day!

  • Jenny

    Hi Angie! I’m not a DDS, but a former dental assistant of way to many years. Yes, they will look that huge! They will look big in her little mouth too, but she’ll grow into them. I love looking at dental xrays!

    I want to win, I want to win, I really want to win! I only have a few Selah CD’s (money’s a bit tight, and my love of music has to take a back burner), but it would be SUCH an encouragement to me!

  • Katherine

    you are quite the popular lady…especially when you offer free stuff. :) but i think we all know what really attracts all these people to your blog. thanks for being willing to be a city on a hill!

  • Tonya Gray

    More evidence of how you have become so important to me! I loved the pictures, and remembered each story as I saw them. Still praying for you!
    Hoping to be a WINNER!!!

  • Heather

    I’d love to win the contest! :-)

    Hoping to meet you at the concert in Northville, MI in October.

    Heather

  • Jenn in GA

    these pictures are great! kids are hilarious…

    i would LOVE to win a boxed set of Selah’s music! have practically worn out my Hymns cd, listening to it as i drive through the pre-dawn darkness on my way to my job opening a Starbucks several days a week.

    thanks for sharing!

  • Teesa and Bill

    Your girls are so sweet!

    I would LOVE to win a CD! Please pick me!

  • Katie

    Love the pics, and the custody battle. Made me laugh! Heard a song today (one of my favorites) that made me think of you and your story: Our Hope Endures, by Natalie Grant!

    Enjoy, and I would LOVE a Selah Box set!

    God bless!!

    Katie

  • Cheri

    The custody battle was hilarious. Kids are so funny and how lucky you are that you had a camera to get some of those!

    I should just start carrying one in my hands at all times, then maybe I could get the shots I wanted!

    Thanks for sharing your life!

  • Samantha

    Love reading your blog!!

  • Alyssa

    I never went for my hair with scissors, but I did absent-mindedly cut my lip once. I was 3!!

    Love the pictures, Angie!

  • Cheryl

    Thanks for the pictures. I love the one of Abby pretending that she was pregnant.

    This was a great thing to wake up to this morning.

    Cheryl

  • Alex and Aly’s Mom

    Hi Angie! Hoping to make it to one of the Selah concerts in Michigan. Thanks so much for the inspirational blog!

  • Nicole Wilson

    hilarious! i love these photos… and the teeth don’t look TOO big to me… think about how tiny “baby teeth” are, you know?
    thanks for doing the box-set thing… fun!

  • Jennifer

    just started reading your blog and I love it! Pictures are hilarious! Love the music and hope I win the box set!

  • Daddy Dale and Mommy Jen

    Angie,
    Thanks for sharing pictures of the girls with us. How is the homeschooling going for y’all? The girls are so cute! I love listening to Selah and would feel honored to be a winner. Thanks again for your inspiring posts.
    Jennifer

  • Raechel

    Ha! Loved the one of Kate in the life jacket. We have some similarly awkward photos of our little boy in what we now affectionately call “the floatatard”.

    Blessings!
    Raechel

  • Kristy

    Kids are so funny. I love the pictures and of course the stories to go with them.

    Thank you so much for sharing your story and your heart with us readers.

  • Wendy

    They are just TOO cute. Thanks for sharing the pictures. :)

  • Tooth

    What fun pictures! Thanks for sharing them; they certainly brought a smile to my face!

  • KellyB

    Love the pictures :)

  • lindabelle

    I love the picture of Abby pretending she was pregnant. My daughters used to do the same thing … only now … she IS pregnant.

  • Patty

    I love your pictures, love seeing your girls, love your story and the testimony of your faith. You are an encouragement!! I also happen to LOVE Selah…. :) The dental x-rays are interesting, but seeing as how I have a phobia about the dentist (my dentist can testify to this!!) they do make me a bit uneasy.

    Love your blog, thanks so much for keeping it up and for the encouragement you are to each one who reads it.

  • Deb

    Oh my word, those pictures are just too funny! Thanks for sharing with us. I look forward to each new post from you… you have such a beautiful way with words!

  • momto2monkeys

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love reading about your family. You make me laugh and cry all at the same time! God’s work is powerful through this blog.

  • Jennifer’s Blog

    I just love your blog!! It is such an inspiration. Your girls are beautfiul. It’s wonderful that you share such a joy in being their mama!!!

    Thanks for being so trasparent!!! *I’m pretty sure I have a picutre of myself in a get up like Kate when I was her age:) So cute!!

    Thanks also for the give away fun!!! I think that music is beautiful, your husband and the whole bank they are very talented.
    Blessings,
    Jenn in Kentucky

  • Cindy

    I just adore all of your pics of your precious little girls.

    Her teeth will be just fine. Remember they grow into them. hehe.

    Blessings to you.
    Cindy ~ Phoenix

  • Jill

    Great I swear I left I comment but I’m one of those people who need to see my comment and I can’t find it! This is not an attempt to post twice but I really don’t think my comment posted. BAH! Anyway love Selah and love you too! :-)

  • Alicia

    those are the cutest pictures! I love your blog

  • Jen K

    What beautiful young ladies. Thank you so much for sharing your story and your life with us!!! You inspire us daily with your words of encouragement and the way you share your real life struggles! may God continue to bless you for your faitfulness!!!!

  • Beth

    Love the pictures, and all of your stories!!! Your girls are adorable :)

    I’d love to win a set!!!

    tbmroberts at gmail dot com

  • pumpkin lily

    You know what I love about your blog (besides the fact that I cry almost every time I read it…that’s a good thing)…I feel like I can actually HEAR you…”Work. It. Girl.”…need I say more?? Keep up the great work!!!!

  • Kruger Kids

    Not gonna lie- I wanna be a winner! I love Selah!
    But I really love your blogs :)

  • Jamie

    When my son’s first front tooth grew in, I remember how freaky it looked next to all of those little teeth.

  • Stephanie

    I just love getting to see pictures of your kids….keep them coming!

  • Jenn

    I am another woman that has read your entire blog and look forward to each new post. You are an amazing woman with great insight! I feel like I know you! Thanks for all that you share!

  • Jaime

    Love those pictures! Such sweet girls!

  • Wammy

    Those pictures take me back to when our girls were little…29 years ago. Where did he time go?

  • Domestic Diva….NOT

    Reading your blog is such an encouragement ;) Thank you for posting :)

  • Wendy

    Love the hair cut picture. My eldest daughter and her best friend gave each other hair cuts when they were 4 or 5. Needless to say, they both got “pixie” hair cuts in order to repair their new dos…I cried for days.

  • Kristin @ Blue Skies

    Those pictures are adorable! I love your stories :)

  • Amber

    Your story is such an inspiration to me. I LOVE reading about your girls and your walk with God!

  • Mmot988

    Angie, thanks again for brightening my dreary, rainy day here in Ohio. Don’t get me wrong, we are VERY thankful for the rain!! Thanks for sharing your life, your childrens’ antics, and your love of Christ with us. If I never get to meet you here on this earth, I’ll find you in Heaven!!

    Becky

  • CMatthews

    I WANT those CD’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Plus, I adore the blog.

  • Inglesidemom

    I laugh, and sometimes cry, so hard when I read this blog! I am so thankful I ‘stumbled’ upon it.

    God is good!
    Jen

  • MJUnderwood

    The girls are so cute! My sister and I had many a custody battle in our day. Love your posts and your faith in the Lord. How inspiring!

  • Erin

    Those pics are hilarious! And the stories behind them are, too. I enjoy your blog so much! And I absolutely love Selah! I saw them in concert for the first time in 1999 while in college. They opened for Third Day in Abilene, TX. It was an awesome experience!

  • mommymae

    when my twins first started to pretend they were pregnant they would say they had 5 (or 20) babies in their bellies.

    i’m sorry about the hair, my girls gave each other a trim, which was good since they only cut the back. that worked out in my favor. no uneven bangs.

    thanks for sharing!

  • Susie

    My children love to dress up also. They are so much fun.

  • Lissette

    Love the photos! They are so precious!

  • thoughts and ramblings

    Angie, your blog is my favorite place to come every single day! I love reading about your life and your kids. I’ve read every single blog entry from beginning to end. You’ve been a total inspiration to me! God bless you and your beautiful family.

    Have a fabulously blessed day!!!

    Anne

  • Kristen

    i love the pics……glad that my boys are not the only crazy kids around!!!! thanks for sharing your life with us!

  • Eric and Emily

    Hi, Emily here! I love contests!

  • Aimee

    The pictures are great!

  • Krazy Klingers

    Oh please random number picker thingy pick me!

  • Libby

    Your girls are so funny! It helps me feel more normal that my daughter isn’t so crazy! :) Thank you!

  • the*4*of*us

    Great pictures–thanks for sharing!!!!
    I’d love some new cd’s…especially Selah :)

  • Jennifer

    Angie,

    You have a great blog that can bring me to tears or to laughter! I appreciate your being so honest and open for all of us to see. You are definitely an inspiration!

  • Amy Lafayett

    How fun. A giveaway. And the pictures were great comic relief.

  • Jungheims

    I LOVE the pictures! So cute. Thanks for sharing your family with us…….

    Lisa

  • Bonnie

    Hi Angie,

    I have never heard Selah expect on your blog music. They are great. I have been reading your blog for some time now and thank you for your faith, your extraordinary writing abilities, etc.
    The teeth look normal by the way. Worked in oral surgery for 25 years and have seen many x-rays just like it!

  • Dawn Hudson

    Those are some great photos.

  • Sue

    Thanks for the chuckles this morning! Oh do I have haircutting stories so that one really gave me a laugh! My 12 year old is now growing out one of her haircutting adventures…yes, 12 years old – oy!

  • Pam

    Fun post, Angie! My favorite is the disgruntled chicken picture. Very cute!

  • Karen

    Wonderful memories – those silly moments are the ones that stick in our hearts forever! I love the custody battle!

  • Christy

    Thanks for sharing some of the funny moments that happen in your home. I love the chicken story!

    Please enter me for your give away. Selah is one of our all-time favorite groups!

  • Joy

    I wanna win some music!!! =)

  • Tara

    Never a dull moment in your household?! All those girls and their hormones…I think I’ll stick with my one and only boy.
    I enjoy that you share your life with those uf us who have found your blog.
    Sister in Christ
    Tara

  • The Woman Formerly Known as Jenn

    Wow, 415 comments!!

    I commented once when I first found your blog, and I have continued to check in every day. I love the stories you write and the faith that pours through. My own relationship with God is not a great one, but you inspire me to make it more.

    Thanks for letting us all into your life. It’s been a blessing.

    Oh, and I’m not just saying this, but I added Selah to my Pandora stations … I love them! I love the other singers/groups that Selah has led me to. I’ve never, *never* listened to Christian music in my life, so this is quite a change for me. Thank you!

    Take care,
    ~Jenn~

  • Johnson Party of seven!

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Dee’Anna Midgett

    I have never make a comment but I have read her blog from the beginning and I check in everyday. Thanks for sharing your story. I had a friend that went through close to same thing you did. Never knew how to talk to her about it. But I did tell her about your site. Thanks again.
    Dee’Anna

  • Tracye

    I have a pregnant little girl picture, too!

    Only, she stuck her doll in her shirt before she took a nap, and when we went in to get her up, that’s how we found her.

    I guess she thought we were laughing at her (which, I’ll be honest, we were doing, but only because it was so dang cute!) but she got really grumpy when we got out the camera! Most of the pregnant girl pics are of a pregnant, grumpy girl!

    Love your blog! And I love Selah music! Hubs knows when I’ve been listening, ’cause when he starts my car, the music blasts him out of the seat!

  • Cherie

    What funny pictures as I am trying to wake up this morning!

  • moxiegirl4ever

    Ok Angie,

    I don’t normally add my “2 cents” because there are so many posters already and most of them give you Godly advice so I don’t think you need anymore.

    I have prayed for your family and Nicol’s since the day I read your entire blog and God softened me about your situation back in March, I think.

    You bless me with His Love….
    And yes, I am most definitely posting for the random chance to win one of my favorite group’s cd!

    God’s blessings on you and yours.
    In Christ,
    Lianna in Maine

  • tallgirlwithcats

    Love the pictures Angie!

  • Andrea and Grant

    The pictures are too cute! Can’t wait to have kids of my own.

    And I adore Selah and would love a box set!

  • The Abele Family

    Too cute! I have a 15 month old and she LOVES to play dress us. The picture of Kate in the lifevest outfit reminds me of Madalyn.

    You are such a blessing to many people and I appreciate what you are doing for the Lord.

  • Rachel

    Love your blog…the pictures are precious!

  • Celie

    Love the piks,just everday life with the gifts of God. Still praying for all your family.
    Loving.praying,praising
    Celie

  • Donna

    I love hearing and seeing that other families with small children are just like us! Your girls are so funny! I know you enjoy each moment – even the ones that are not so fun.
    Blessings -

    Donna Wright

  • Dee’Anna Midgett

    I have never commented before but I have read her story from the beginning. Thanks for sharing your story!!

  • Tiffany

    EEEEEEE! I’m so excited! I will actually be coming home in October (from So. Asia) for a surprise visit to by BFF so I can totally pick up my box set then! (hint hint) :)

  • Leeann

    Please, please, please…let it be me!!

    xo,
    Leeann

  • Valerie

    Your girls look like my two girls fighting over Barbie dolls and books. I love all of the pictures. The picture of the at home hair cut was very cute although that is my worst nightmare. My oldest daughter, Lauren, has long straight blonde hair down to her waist. I HIDE the scissors from her. I don’t want her to be tempted. She has only used scissors at preschool, I’m that paranoid. Bless you and your family Angie and thanks for your awesome blog.

  • Candace Jean July 16

    From the haircut to the “custody battle” to the life jacket, I have SO been there, but far too many years ago. It makes me miss my all-grown-up kids and wish I could go back there and stop time, just for a bit. Bless you for sharing!

  • Setala Family

    Those are wonderfully fuin pictures! Your girls are so full of life and joy (and mischief!)

  • Pam

    I would love to win one of the boxsets! I read your blog daily (of course you don’t know me)you are such an inspiration to all christians (and I love the stories about your girls adventures). Keep up the “good” work the Lord has given you to do! Blessings!

  • Amy Purintun

    Angie~

    Your blog has been so meaningful to me this summer. For many reasons, this has been a difficult summer – but with fall comes change – and new hope. I thank you so much for all that you open up to us — even those of us that never leave a message, but check in on you all the time! (wink) Blessings to you~
    ap

  • AJ

    Thanks for sharing the pics. They are so cute !!

    Would love the chance at winning the CD’s … Thanks for giving them away.

  • allisonmoyer

    Is she really a rabbit? Those teeth do look rather large:)

  • Chelle

    Sign me up, along with the hundreds of other folks!

    Love the blog, your writing, everything. Glad you have chosen hope in the midst of total heartache. Press on!

  • Carrie

    Love your blog. Love the chicken story … have shared it many times already. I am going to see Selah in Kendallville, IN (booming metropolis that it is!) with the gals from my bible study. We have all mentioned that we would LOVE to meet you … so if you decide to surprise us we’d be thrilled. HAHA! If we meet the group, that’s ok too. :0)
    Buying the box set even if I were to win … great Christmas gift.
    Carrie

  • Monica

    Angie-I love the x-ray…Surely the x-ray enlarge what will really be…Not to worry your girls are beautiful..Thank you for all the words you type out there in cyber-space..You are a true hero from God…Be blessed this day..With love in Christ–The Morrisons
    P.S.If you have time,I would love for you to check out my family blog and see my beautiful kids
    http://www.morrisonfamilyfun2008.blogspot.com

  • siscaboo

    I totally love the care bear pregnant pic. My kids have done that but, with a teddy bear. How cute.

  • The Dinsmores

    Hi Angie,

    I absolutely love your blog! Your BEAUTIFUL girls crack me up. The chicken story was the best!

    I admit that I had never heard of Selah before reading your blog, but now I’m hooked. Todd’s voice is amazing. It gives me goosebumps. I bought a couple of their CDs and have been listening incessantly…..makes for an easier Atlanta commute.

    You are an inspiration to me and so many. Thank You.

    Rona

  • Sarah

    Tooo cute!! Your girls look like they have fun and that there’s never a dull moment in your house! Love it.

    OOOO Selah CD Package.. OMG! I’m really excited about the concerts in Michigan. I’m on the other side of the state from Zeeland, so I’m hoping to make the concert in December. Already listening to a few songs, I hope I can listen to a few more soon.. *hint hint* :)

  • Kewiki

    Stumbled across your blog not long ago, have read it from the beginning and think you are an amazing writer!

    (pick me!)

    HT

  • Lindsley Rogers

    The clothing pics are too funny…especially the care bear and swimsuit outfits. And the custody battle is priceless! Great pics!

    I cut my own eyelashes once…someone told me how long and pretty they were, and in 2nd grade I guess I didn’t consider this to be a compliment..so I cut them and my mom called me stubby eyes until they grew back!

  • CRUSTYBEEF

    Adorable pictures!! IF for some reason you pull my comment of of the drawing, I wish to donate my gift to any church or youth center or whomever you wish.

    Happy Tuesday!!

  • Sarah

    Your girls are so cute!

  • Chelsa

    cute cute pictures :)

  • Jenna

    I absolutley LOVE the teeth picture. I don’t *think* that’s an accurate size depiction. It can’t be right???

    You have such a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing all of who you are.

  • Kim

    Kids and scissors…never a good combination. I, too, have pictures of kids with awesome self hair cuts….I choose to refer to them as their attempt at “creative control”.

    And don’t worry…she will grow into her teeth! LOL…. Keep writing, I look forward to your blog.

  • Christy

    Love the pics. Abby pregnant is so cute.

    Those teeth do look big. They will defintely be bigger than baby teeth. My daughter is 8. Her two front teeth are big and she still has some other baby teeth. It’s crazy looking.

    I love your blog. Your children are adorable. Thank you for sharing your story with so many strangers. You will reach more people than you could ever imagine this way.

    Christy,
    in Virginia

  • Sunny

    Holy Cow! A BOX Set! Generous doesn’t even begin to describe you my dear. Those photos are hilarious. I have a photo of my 2 yr old son, Oliver, asleep with a toy backhoe on his face. Aren’t kids hilarious…

  • dr. Bray

    The pics are great. I chopped my own bangs off too when I was about her age. Too funny. I would love to be entered in your drawing. I could use some inspirational music right now…..and probably many other times….lol

  • Amanda

    Those pictures are too cute…and she is working it in the bathing suit outfit!!! Funny!!!
    I love how innocent and funny little ones are! I have a son that is about to turn 2 next week and a daughter who is 7 months old…they are so funny even at their young ages!!!

  • IAmDenise

    I love reading your blog and from finding your blog I have been listening to Selah non stop!

  • Angela

    I love your blog, and I love Selah! Your teeth picture comments are hilarious. :-) I didn’t know girls like to jump off of things like boys do! :-)

  • Amy J.

    I love the pics and your blog! Blessings to you and your beautiful family.

  • Gina

    I always enjoy coming here and reading about your family. You truly inspire me. My prayers are continually with you.
    And yes, those teeth seem way too big for their little mouths when they get them. But they do grow into them… eventually! I always think that my pictures from those days look the most awkward!

  • Monica

    Angie-I had a type-o.I am sorry,surely the x-ray enlarges what will really be,meaning Abby’s teeth won’t be that large.Forgive me for not proof reading my comment.Monica

  • key-of-s

    Hi there! Your blog is wonderful, and I suppose this is my “de-lurking” comment! Really enjoy reading it. Keep up the good work.

  • K6M25

    Your girls are too funny Angie! I read all the time. Love hearing your cute stories and seeing your pictures to match! Always praying for you!!

    -K

  • Kendra Lee

    Love the pix! Funny to get the “real life pix” of the kids! I have some fun ones of temper tantrums… hey, they’re part of childhood, right!! Love Selah too :-) !!

  • Noemi

    Long time lurker here! It was fun to recall the stories from the pictures!

    My little one HATES the dentist. It causes me so much stree to take him!

  • elisabethstephens

    cute pics!! i love unposed, completely candid shots of LIFE! haha those kinds are the favorites that my brothers and sister and i always love to look back on. love your blog!
    elisabeth

  • Amanda

    Love your blog! Your strength, sincerity, and love for Christ shines through in every post!

  • amy

    Your sweet girls are PRECIOUS and it is beautiful to see the way you LOVE each moment with them! It’s obvious how much joy and laughter they bring you! :)

    I saw where Selah is playing in Cleburne, TX on December 19! My husband has family there including his grandmother who has GOT to be the most godly, amazing woman of God I know! Maybe we can all come to the concert! Hope so!!! :)

    Lots of love to you!!!
    Amy

  • Miranda

    Angie,
    I love your website! You guys keep me in stitches with your funny stories. You encourage me, through story-telling of your own faith in Christ.

  • Gabrielle

    There’s never a dull moment with children! Thank you for your willingness to share your life with us (your readers). You are an inspiration!

    And I would just love to be the winner of the Selah cds.

  • Angel

    With four kids, someone is always in costume at our house-my almost 13 year old is mortified when I allow the little ones to occasionally leave the house in clothes of their own choosing-Sometimes you just have to do it!
    I love your blog-Thanks for sharing and encouraging others to live their Faith-
    Love Selah-what a great give away!
    Angel

  • Kecia

    My Lord!! Those are very cute kids… Kate look’s a little like me when i was in her age! Realy Beaultiful!!!
    Dont forget that you now have a new friend from Brazil! And she has a blog too!!! lol… Could you go there please?

  • Christy

    Your girls are so adorable. I am glad my kids are not the only ones that get into situations like those. That custody battle is WAY to common at our house.
    To hopefully help you feel a little better, my daughter (7) had x-rays at her last visit to the dentist (her first panoramic x-rays) and the dentist found that she is missing one of her permanent teeth! Who knew children could have so many problems in their mouths.
    Have a blessed day!

  • Luanne

    Thanks for brightening my day. Those pictures bring back such good memories–even the fighting sister picture! My girls are teens and they still have custody battles–only it involves who is the proud parent of a cami or tank top!

  • Jenny

    I love to see all the pictures from your previous stories. The chicken story REALLY made me laugh hard the other week! :)

  • chadjenniferwittrock

    I love your blog and would love to win those CDs!!!! Thanks for being so open with us!

  • Rhonda

    Love your blog!!

  • The Maulsbys

    :) I love the preggo pic! and even more perfectly, that it was a care bear!! Thanks for the smiles!

  • Tara Lee

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I can’t put into words what it has meant to me to read about your story…

    Life with girls is fun, isn’t it? They look like they have a blast all of the time!!

  • nels

    Angie, Funny Pics. I would love to get some of their music! Have a great day.

  • Kelley

    No patience required here…only when there is a pause between posts and I’m clicking over to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

    And, by the way: PICK ME, PICK ME, PICK ME!!!!

  • Rainbow Mom

    Ok, I think what I do is called “lurking”. I’m a faithful reader but I never comment, but you have drawn me out. My 20 month old grandson recently fell and chipped his front tooth. No salvaging that. It reminds me of when my son, his uncle, fell at about the same age and loosened both front teeth. They turned black and eventually fell out earlier than normal. It is the most common childhood injury. I love how you enjoy all the childhood antics of your girls. They grow up fast.

  • Kayla Grace

    Hahaha – this is seriously the funniest compilation of pictures. I love them. I have also been cravin’ some Selah! I don’t have any CDs…great giveaway idea! :]

    With love in Him,
    Kayla Grace

  • Hailey

    Too cute! Thanks for the pictures. Hope all is well with you guys.

    YAHHH for giveaways!

    Maybe I’ll win :-)

  • AK

    What precious pictures! Thank you for being willing to share your life with us!

  • Rebecca CA

    I love pictures that show their real personality. I have one of my son when he is sitting on the toilet using the facilities and holding his nose its so precious.
    Thank you for sharing your life with us you have been such a testimony to all of us and have really encouraged me to read my bible more and to really get into Gods word instead of just being

  • Christy

    Hi Angie,
    I love the picture of the hair cut…. I am a stylist and because I have had two children within 1 year of each other, I now do it 3 days a week from home. My little girl is always with me when I do hair, and she now will take the cape and give it to me when someone is in… she will even come over to help at the shampoo bowl! I am waiting for the day she picks up a pair of scissors and takes it to her curly locks!
    I do have to say that your daughter didn’t do too bad, that one is an easy fix, at least from what I can see… If I lived close, I would offer to fix it for you!

  • Jord, Ali, Halle and Belle

    My favorite picture is the one where the girls are arguing over the bunny and she is holding it in the air. I can feel the pain!! :) so stinking adorable!!! As for Selah…I live in Illinois and hadn’t heard of them until your blog. I love the song you have on your site…sometimes I think about stealing it and placing it on my own….

  • Lexi Lou and Sadie Sue

    Your kids are just so adorable and your words so inspiring. thank you for ministering to me through your words!

  • Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul

    The pics are awesome…so your girls really do fight, just like the rest of ours, huh???

    Mine are older, 18 and almost 15, but we still have some knock down drag out days!!!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Pamela in TX

  • Mom of 3 little princesses

    i don’t own any Selah – i want to WIN!!! :) ebugler@yahoo.com

  • Tracy

    Love the pictures…especially the one where your daughter cut her hair…too funny!

  • Arrie

    I love the life jacket swim suit! I have never seen such a thing! Your family is precious!

  • Sarah

    Angie–

    Your girls are SO cute…i love how much you capture the everyday life, too! Thanks for always sharing the “real” side of things…your honesty and vulnerability are so refreshing. Blessings to you and your family!

    Sarah

  • Denise

    My favorite has to be the outfit involving swimwear! This summer I saw a parent at the grocery store with a child who was wearing snow boots mid-July. . . and my girls were both wearing ballerina tutus. We just kind of look at each other, shrugged, gave each other a knowing nod, and moved along.

    I’d love to win the Selah box set . . . maybe today is my lucky day . . . it’s the anniversary of my engagement (9/9/99)!

  • Kristy

    Oh pick me, I want to win a Selah box set!!!!

    And yes, I think those teeth are that huge! They always look huge when they first come in. And then, she will grow much bigger and they will look fine.

    Love the pictures. Oh, and the twins look just like their Daddy! (As I get to see their faces a little closer.)

  • Madelyn’s Mommy

    Cute pics and I would love to be entered in for the Selah box set!

    Thanks

    Andrea

  • Heidi

    Wow, alot of comments!!! I have to say I love the chicken story, and the pictures to go with it are GREAT! The custody battle over the bunny pics were pretty good too! Nice to know I’m not the only one who breaks out the camera and gets the fighting and tears captured as well as the smiles!!

  • Amber

    Love the photos!!! Would love the CDs!!!!

  • Stacey

    Oh my gosh too FUNNY! My daughter smashed her two front teeth into the gym floor in kindergarten, and had very similar x-rays. My 12 year old just cut his own hair, you know the day before school pictures. And the 5 year old, oh lord, the kid is never going to learn his letters, I’m pretty sure. I needed this post right now to remind of the humor! Thank You, isn’t motherhood FUN!

  • RosserFamily

    I check your blog every day to read about your sweet family, and how God is using you to minister to other women out here in blog land. Someone gave me my first Selah cd when i was going thru the worst crisis of my life – saving my marriage. That CD ministered to me SO MUCH, and have loved them from then on. When i found out you were connected to this group and had struggles of your own, I adopted you into my list of blogs that I keep up with daily. Now I can say like your husband mentioned in his post – oh, the guy in Selah is Angie’s husband. What a lucky guy! You are an amazing Christian woman, and I hope you know just how much God is using you and your sweet family, with your joys and your losses, to minister to us out here. You are real. You share Christ. You are a joy.

  • rhebe83

    Hey Angie,

    I emailed you a few weeks ago. I LOVE your blog and have been following for a few months now. The kids are adorable…they make ya laugh, don’t they?

    Love the chicken photo..you can see the look of disgust on your daughters face :)

  • Pam L. in Md.

    Love those pictures — especially the “custody battle” ones!! The joys of having multiple little girls….!!

    And I LOVE Selah music!! If I write, like, 50 posts, will I increase my chances of winning????

  • threekidchaos

    Love the pictures. Strange outfits are the best. I have a child obsessed with snow boots. If you ever saw Napoleon Dynamite, that’s my little guy in a few years ;-)

  • Rebekah Hubley

    I love these pics. The “crying” one is the best!!! We have a series from Christmas day that started out beautiful and each sequencial photo got more serious, and the last one they were both sobbing… It was great! :-)

  • Linda Cumby

    ok…who would not want a box set…wow!

  • Becca Sports

    What precious pictures! I love how you capture each fun moment in your family. Kids are the best and they give us so much to laugh at. Thank you for sharing your stories so that I can have a good laugh. I also wanted to thank you for the perspective adjustmend that you give me when I read your blog. It helps me see beyond the mundane things about being a mom and I see my own children at times with new eyes. Thanks you for sharing your heart with us!

  • Barclay 5

    Hi Angie,

    I am such a fan of the Smith family. Thanks for telling it like it is – how refreshing!

    As to the give away – count me in!

    Happy day,
    Tracy

  • Melissa

    Look at all these comments! You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing the pictures. They gave me a real laugh this morning.
    Hoping to win that boxed set! I have only one CD right now.

  • Sunni

    I love the pic of the chicken. This reminds me of my niece soooo much. I love the attitude!

    Don’t worry about how large the teeth appear. My teeth were pretty large seeming when they first came in, but I “grew into them”. In fact, everyone tells me now what beautiful teeth I have…including my dentist.

  • Jocelyn

    Angie,

    The pics are soo cute. I remember my neices trying to "breast" feed their dolls, bears or whatever, when I was breastfeeding Trey. Kids are funny.

    Hope things are going well. You're in my thoughts & prayers.

  • auntmommie

    Toooooo cute…..love the happy tone of this one! By the way, I’ve read every word. Blessings,
    Sandi

  • Casey

    Ahhh! 515 Comments, that’s amazing. You are truly gifted with the writing gene and it shows! Love the pics…

  • Brie

    Thos pictures are too cute! Your girls are so full of life and they get that from their Mommy.

    I love the music on your blog. It speaks to my soul everytime I visit.

  • The Schauble Family

    Love the picture of her pregnant with the care bear. My twins love to their dolls in their shirts at the stores. My oldest twin also knocked her tooth loose and we had xray pictures and I freaked about the big teeth. and that was two years ago.

    I will have to go back and read some of the stories to go with the pictures.

  • Sherry

    Love your blog — love your funny stories. I don’t think I’ll ever forget Pee pee Long Stalker.

    :)

  • Jessica

    Love the pictures! Your kids are too funny :) Love ya, sister!

  • abcdmom

    Anything for a Selah CD! I’m a full-blog reader, first-time comment-er. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

  • melis

    My three year old’s favorite things to do are pretending and praying. Not necessarily in that order. I’m so glad that God can understand three year old prayers.

    Sometimes the car will be so “full” of “friends” there’s no room for her 11 year old brother. Of course, I’m not sure how much of that is actual friends and how much is just not wanting her brother to sit by her. Oh…and the people we’ve had in our car!!

  • My boys

    I Love it!!! Don’t worry about the teeth, they look tiny next to the “DOMINOES” my son sprouted!! Sweet babies!!

    love ya Angie!
    Kelly

  • Mandy

    Cute pictures! I love the one of Abby “expecting”! Hang on to that one for her day some day!

  • Courtney

    **I’m not trying to “double enter”, but I realized when I left this comment earlier, it was under my hubby’s account, which is not enabled to view his profile/contact him. So I’m re-entering under my name!***

    I’m in awe of how you manage to have your camera with you and the mind to pick it up and click away in the midst of all of these “memories in the making.” You will treasure these pictures forever!!!

    Oh, and I would LOVE to be one of the “chosen ones” for the boxed set! Talk about making my day….it would make my year! God Bless!

    Courtney

    http://www.courtneyandtheboys.blogspot.com

  • Mandy

    Cute pictures! I love the one of Abby “expecting”! Hang on to that one for her day some day!

  • Annie

    The self haircuts are precious. It’s amazing that mine anyway, know immediately that they shouldn’t have and then lie about it, even with a handful of hair and a bald spot they still insist that they didn’t cut their hair.

  • Tutu

    I was wondering when we would get the chicken pictures! That story made me laugh!

  • K. Joy

    By FAR my favorite picture has to be of her looking like she is pregnant! I have enjoyed reading your blog SO MUCH! God bless you. – Kristen

  • Jacquie

    Oh, yeah, I’m in!!

    Love the photos. Your girls are SO cute!

  • Cortney

    The pregnant with a Care Bear pictures are really cute. Thanks for the giveaway! I love your blog and all you do for God’s kingdom.

  • Chrys and Mike

    hilarious pics!

    chrys

  • elbarnes

    I love the pregnant with Care Bear pic!

  • K. Joy

    I lOve you pictures and stories. You are such a good story teller. BY FAR my favorite picture is of her pregnant! What fun! God bless you!
    Kristen

  • Dayna

    Love the pics. You have four beautiful little girls, Angie.

    Many prayers to you as always.

  • marielamar

    Love your blog and love the pics of your kiddos. I need to grab my camera next time mine go at it…lol.

  • ~*~Allison~*~

    Personally, I love the chicken's green legs!!! He rocks!

    Thank you for sharing your precious girls & your life. It humbles me to see God use you in such an amazing way!

    Many blessings,
    Allison

  • Jen

    Angie – Those are awesome pics. I especially like the custody battle over stuffed animals – reminds me of my house. ;-)

  • Gillie

    What great pics…don’t we all have one of the unfortunate haircut (normally self-inflicted!). :)

  • The

    OMGoodness! Those are so adorable!!

    And yes, permanent teeth are much larger than baby teeth. But the child will grow into them.

  • Jenna

    I LOVE reading your blog. It encourages me and lifts me up. Thanks for sharing your heart.
    I hope to win that great music!

  • The Arnold Family

    Ok I am comment 547.

  • Annabelle

    Those pictures are so precious! I need to get all 4 of my boys into the dentist…I'm a bad mom and haven't taken them…well Michael went a couple times (they are 11, 8, 3, & 3). I guess looking at their mouths…we are going to be in braces! :(

    Thanks for offering a giveaway, I would LOVE to win!!

  • Mary

    precious children.

    precious story.

    im addicted.

    :)

  • rachelkiwi

    i cut my hair too when i was little. 7 inches of my long blonde ponytail cause i couldnt get my hairtie out. my mom cried!

    youre such an inspiration…and a beautiful writer. what a beautiful family you have!

  • Beth

    Great pics, and I really enjoy reading your blog. More than once your post have spoken right to me.
    Beth

  • Kristi

    Me Me Pick ME! Love the pics!!! Your girls are precious!

  • psalm13914

    I LOVE the pictures. So much fun to catch a glimpse of “behind the scene” fun you gratefully share with us! Thanks again.

    God Bless
    Cindy

  • Amanda KP

    LOVE the pics!!! your girls are precious and, without even knowing them, i can see personalities in those pictures!!!!
    thanks for all your posts and for being so transparent, even when it wasn’t the easy thing to do!!

  • Ange~

    The swimsuit outfit is my favorite!

  • Lynn

    Those pictures are adorable. I love the chicken story and now to have the picture to go with it is great.

  • Allison

    What wonderful pictures! I love reading your blog! Your writing is annointed and you are being used by God in a great way. Thanks for being so honest about things the rest of us don’t have the courage to talk about. I’d love to win a box set!

  • Lori Ann

    love seeing kids wear their own creations.

  • Mr. and Mrs. B

    The pics are precious. Your girls are beautiful. You and your family are an encouragement to my husband and I. Thanks so much for sharing even on days when it’s hard. Blessings–

  • Brookeann

    Thank you for letting us view your life as it really is….the good…the bad…the everyday. I love “visiting” with you everyday and have come to appreciate all the events of my life.

  • Nikki

    Those pics gave me a great laugh this morning!

    As always, I’m so grateful for and challenged by your beautiful life, Angie…

  • Mocha with Linda

    The pics are great!

    A box set? Oh my! But you’re already over 550 comments so I don’t stand a chance. Sigh. But in the words of the old song, “I can dream, can’t I?”

  • Renee

    Angie,

    I have never commented before now, but have enjoyed following your blog for some time now after my friend Courtney in TN told me about it. Your family has been in my prayers. It has been amazing to watch how through this painful journey you have been through, God has been so visible through you and your writing and how so many people have been touched. Thank you for that. You are an amazing person and it is a joy to know you though this blog.

    PS – I love the pics of the kids, looks like A LOT of fun in that household!

    Renee from SC

  • Raley Family Blog

    Angie,

    Thank you for allowing The Lord to use you and work through you and your family to minister to others. May God bless you and your family.

    Alicia

  • Michelle

    I’m so sure I won’t win but the # of comments left here is cracking me up!

    Your blog has been such an inspiration to me. I was at a meeting with our pastor last night and he asked those of us present to share what the Lord had been teaching us lately. Or what scripture was standing out to us these day. I started laughing to myself thinking of the look I would get if I confessed that what I have been reading here has inspired me to get closer to the Lord. That your life lessons have taught me (and countless others)in ways that I thought was not possible on a computer.

    God bless technology! And the body of Christ working together in these ways big and small to life each other up in prayer and words of encouragement!
    Love,
    Michelle

  • Laura

    Count me in! You’re so much fun!
    Laura in Greenville, SC

  • kelli and chet

    angie. your words inspire me daily. i have loved reading your story. God is a good God.

    i couldn’t resist the giveaway of the wonderful music of selah.

    also, i wish i could attend your speaking engagment at Southhighland in Lex. I used to attend that church when I lived in Kentucky and loved it!!

    kelli

  • The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino

    PRECIOUS pics!!!

  • Sheri

    Anytime you want to give away Selah music, you could just send it on over to me!!!! My husband is a music minister and he and I LOVE (did I mention LOVE) Selah. We own all of the songbooks and sing duets from them frequently! What an amazing ministry you and Todd have with your girls and with Selah! By the way, I think my son should meet Kate. I came home one day last fall to find him sporting a pink Sleeping Beauty dress, Darth Vader cape, Thinsulate rubber boots, a green top hat with a big shamrock, and a gun holster with two big silver pop guns! Yep, he and Kate would make quite the pair! :)

  • Kristi

    Your children are so precious…and trust me I could recognize my own children and their actions in those pictures. Sibling squabbling, crazy outfits, and little girls cutting their own hair…all part of life as we know it as parents! Blessings.

  • Staci

    I read your blog everyday. I liked the photos of your kids. They are so cute. I have 3 boys. Some of your storys really crack me up.

  • Kelli

    Cute pictures! I loved the one with Kate in the life jacket swim suit. Too cute!

  • The Eckerts

    Too cute!!!

  • Megan

    Those pictures gave me a good laugh. I have a few of a certain 3 year old that would only wear her “bunny suit” costume for months. She wore it over everything. At four, she would wear nothing but a bathing suit and red cowboy boots. There were mornings that we went to church with the bathing suit on under her clothes because it was too painful to handle the tantrum! Good memories.

  • Lindsey Williamson

    Thank you so much for blogging…i have learned a lot from you.
    Enjoyed the photos! Your girls are so cute. We just had our first – she is Ellie also.

    Thanks again!
    Lindsey

    http://www.williamsonfam.wordpress.com

  • Kim

    OHHHH WOW!!! 545 comments??? You are one of the popular girls now my friend! LOL
    Thanks you as always for sharing! I’m still laughing over the chapstick /gluestick picture but I think the haircut picture might be my new fave! My daughter did that twice RIGHT BEFORE each of my siblings weddings!!! We had to make wreaths so big to cover the boo-boo that it looked like she was wearing a shrub on her head! LOL

    Thank you for the give away. I would love that. I’m am just digging into Selah a little more and wow, what a talented group of people who touch my heart with their music!
    Hugs to you and your family~
    Kim

  • Becky

    Adorable pictures! Those teeth DO look huge, but I’m sure that’s normal! Thanks for all the great posts, you and your family are always in my prayers.

  • Amy

    put my name in the drawing please. thanks for sharing pics of your spunky girls! too cute!

  • Katie

    I love the pictures. What fun. I adore Kate’s outfit. Looks like something I would have done. I have been a reader for awhile, and say a prayer for all of you each day. Hugs!

  • Pam

    We are in the middle of a difficult time in our life. Reading your blog helps me in so many ways. Thank you for your honesty and openness.
    This post made me smile. I thank God everyday for my son. If it wasn’t for kids I think the darkness would press in more at times, don’t you?
    Pam

  • Iris

    Love the pics thanks for sharing! :) You are a blessing Angie!

  • Brittany

    I have been reading your blog for a while now. I have laughed and cried with you. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  • debra

    I love the pictures of your children. They are so fun!

  • Cori

    We have daily custody battles in this house over random stuffed animals…..gotta love it!!!

    Thank you for sharing your family with us!

  • Lisa

    your girls are adorable!!!!!!

    ~Lisa

  • Jan

    I love your blog! Thank you for sharing your life with us!
    Blessings,
    Jan

  • Jeanette

    Love the pictures!! It is so refreshing that my family is not the only one with kids who love to do silly things, fuss and argue, and are stong willed!!! Thanks for sharing your life with us!!!

    Your blog has touched so many women in my church, many of whom have experienced the loss of a baby. Thank you so much for glorifying God in your hard times and sharing all the realness of those times with us.

    God bless you and your family!

  • Kori

    My comment is number 588 but I still am hoping the generator thingy picks me.

    love the pictures. The girls are so pretty.

  • Deb

    Love the pictures! I think all moms have had the self hair cut experience, you were smart enough to capture it! I love seeing what your younger kids are up to..it brngs back sweet memories of when I only “thought” I was stressed! With teenagers (boys at that) in the house, I now KNOW stress! Thanks for sharing! A Selah CD would add some much needed calm to my life

  • Alison

    Your kids are just adorable. You seem like a fun mom, among many other things!

    Thanks for putting yourself out there.

  • Erin

    Angie, those pictures are so precious and fun! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Stuart Fam

    Girl, you know how to get people to post on your blog! This is my first time to post, but I have been reading since the beginning. Your words have been a balm to my soul. I lost my sister unexpectedly back in February. Our stories are different, but we share similar feelings and both hope in a God who will make everything right. God bless you! You don’t this yet, but we are great friends…our souls are already knit together!!

  • Deb Lieber

    I love your blog and the pictures. I hope that your blog, the story behind it, and how it’s brought so many people to God will someday make it onto the big screen. I think Natalie Portman would play you, but I’m not sure about Todd yet. And then I hope to get invited to the Preview. And, if I’m really wishing, I hope I get to meet you and Todd someday, and also Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but that’s beside the point. Back to your blog. .. it is THE BEST! The only thing that would make it better? Even MORE pictures! By the way, i LOVE Selah’s music.

  • wanita

    the pix were hilarious! looks like my house. we have 5 daughters and all those moments are so well known! =)

  • Olivia

    I love having pictures to remember those fun (and not so fun) times in life. Thanks for sharing your wonderful family!

    Love, Olivia

  • Brittany

    I LOVE reading every min of your blog. It is very comforting to know that I am not the only women out there who has handed her baby back over to the lord.

  • Trish

    Your girls are gorgeous!

  • Michele

    Thank you for sharing the intimate moments of your life…good, bad, funny.

    These moments are fun to remember…unless your child is a teenager and rolls his eyes the entire time!

    Still praying for your family.

  • amberloo22

    Angie,

    I get so much inspiration from your blog. You are such an amazing woman and I think if you can do the things you do, I can get through life too. You have an amazing talant for writing. Thank you for who you are and what you do for so many of us.

  • Lolli

    Sisters are so very special! When your girls grow up they will LOVE looking back at these. I am a middle sister myself and love to look into the past pictures to study my expressions. I did not know then, how much I loved my sisters!
    Julie

  • Staci

    The pictures are priceless, so real! And I love the custody battle. :)

  • Proverbs 31

    Hi there,

    I have been following your blog from the beginning. It’s amazing how God can lay it on your heart to pray for someone you don’t even know, and may very well never know until we get to heaven, but I guess one reason He does it is to get us outside of ourselves and remind us that we’re all in this together. His body. Each part needing all the others to function as He created it to be.

    Your daughter telling everyone about her xray makes me think about my son telling everyone about his getting a “spiky” haircut…every day for two weeks, to every person he met!

    Many blessings and prayers,
    Kimberly
    theavonshop@hotmail.com

  • Beth

    As a teacher, the chicken story really made me laugh. So glad to finally get to see the pictures.

  • MaierHousehold

    I truly enjoy reading your story! You are a true blessing to God’s work! I am so thankful that I stumbled on to you!!!

    I absolutely love these pictures! Your girls are beautiful just like their mother!

    Kim
    San Angelo, Texas

  • Erica

    Love the pics of the girls! It is nice to see that my children aren’t as crazy as I once thought, they must be quite normal judging by your pictures. :-)

  • Mat

    This is my first time to comment but I check your blog daily for updates!
    You truly do inspire people with your writing! It is amazing to think of all of the people who have come to know Christ because of you opening up your heart to us-total strangers! Your strength is contagious and you have changed me more than you could ever know!
    Thank you for sharing your life with us and showing me that we serve a great and awesome God who sometimes allows us to go through things that hurt. You are truly an example of how to deal with life’s hardest challenges!
    Thank you and may God bless you and your family! You are well deserving!

  • Angie

    I so enjoy reading your blog, I ran across it from Boo Mama’s blog. I like reading the blogs that are written by women of faith, so inspirational. Thank you.
    angiekay62@yahoo.com

  • bunch-o-punches

    I have loved reading your blog. I am coming to see you when Selah and family come to Michigan in October. I even told my husband that I was going to have to get my picture taken with you.

  • Brandee

    Love all the pictures and I’m amazed that I knew what every photo was refering too :)

    As for Abby’s teeth, they won’t be freakishly huge but yep, they’ll be big but all kids are…. they have to go through that “chicklet” stage LOL It’s a right of passage!

    Brandee

  • Mary Tyler S.

    I cut a “pigtail” off the first day of pre-school. Let’s just say my mom has always been very proud of me :)

    Love the pictures. Many Blessings….

  • Lipe Family

    Thanks for posting – I love keeping up with your blog!

  • Colleen

    I LOVE the pics! And would love the cd’s! Can’t even begin to say how much Selah’s music has carried me through some very dark times!

  • Stacy

    Well, I’ve been inspired by your blog so much since I started reading in April, but it is shameless greed that finally leads me to comment.
    Thank you so, so much for the way you share with everyone. God has gifted you.

  • kv

    Selah is one of my favorite groups, please enter me in the contest!

    Thank you for sharing the moments of your life. You are such an inspiration.

    Thanks, Kelly

  • Alyson

    I bet you have a lot of fun with those girls…they are so beautiful. I love the pregnant care bear picture…to cute.

    Alyson

  • whocanfind?

    You’ve gotta be kidding me! I would LOVE more Selah stuff! Love the pictures Angie.

  • Alyssa

    The “work it girl” pic made me laugh so loud I drew co-workers into my office to see what was so funny! Thanks for the laugh.

  • spearsbm

    Those pictures are fabulous! The bunny custody battle is my favorite. Thank you for so openly sharing your life with all of your “stalkers”. You really do have a gift for writing that allows you to reach out and inspire so many. I look forward to each new entry!

  • Braxton’s Mommy

    What cute pictures!! Love your blog keep up the great work!!

  • Brandee

    I love all the pictures! I can’t believe I knew exactly what was being referenced before reading the descriptions…can you say “obsessed” much?

    As for Abby’s teeth, they look freakishly huge but they will be perfect. Yes, she will go through the “chicklet” stage but we all had to LOL It’s like a right of passage!

    Brandee

  • Maria Diane

    I love your blog! The pics are adorable!!

  • Miller Family

    Love your blog so much! We discovered that our oldest does not have a permanent bottom tooth. He loved looking at the x-ray, but unfortunately, they did not give us a copy or I am sure he would have showed everyone. He definitely told everyone!

    I love that you captured the emotion in the custody battle. I usually never think to take a picture of that cause I am trying to break up the fight.

    I laughed at the chicken picture. Shear determination to be right. That is a child’s goal right? Have a fantastic day!

    9-9-00, I married my sweet heart 8 years ago today! Yeah!

  • Dugans

    my favorite pic is the one pregnant with a carebear. That is going to be great in your little grand daughter/son’s baby book one day!

  • MAC

    Hi darling!

    Not only am I am big Selah fan, I found your blog while reading the blog of SCC’s staff. What a blessing it was for me.

    I am not a mother myself but my mother has seven children and so many of my friends and family members have been through similar situations such as yours. I recommend your blog to everyone I meet because I know that it will minister to them.

    Shortly after Audra, my cousin had a miscarriage late in her pregnancy. Her body still thought she was pregnant. It was a hard time. But one thing we will…we’ll get through it with God’s help.

    I have told my mother…I am sick of “getting through it” I want to BE through it. But God is faithful and we always do.

    Blessings to you and your family dear friend. I started with darling because that is what I call all of my dear friends, and although we have never met or even spoken, you have touched my heart and allowed God to use you to touch so many more.

    Your sis in Christ
    M

  • liz

    Loved the pictures, and I love your sense of humor. You have to know how to laugh with a house full of kids! It’s a survival mechanism! My fingers are crossed for the boxed set!

  • Carolyn

    Love your blog!! You are an inspiration to so many people! God bless you and your family!

  • kate

    Cute Pictures! :)

  • daveashworth

    Those pictures made me smile…thanks for sharing your beautiful stories and children with us. You are an inspiration.

    Blessings.
    Michelle & Dave A.

  • JUANES Y DIANILA

    hi angie

    the photos are very cute!!!, I love the photo of your daughter pregnant with a bear, so cute!!

  • Caitlin

    Those are awesome. Abby sure has that belly shot pose down! Haha! Too cute.

  • Jessica

    Your chldren are beautiful and these pictures are great! I got quite a giggle this morning. God Bless You!

  • Cory, Heather and Isaac

    Love the pics! They are too cute! (And would love to listen to Selah cd’s all day long!)

  • erinhern

    Thanks for the good laughs this morning. Your girls seem to be always so entertaining!

    Thanks always for the uplifting words!

    I really enjoyed Todd’s post not long ago as well! Very heartfelt. I was glued from beginning to end. He does not compare to you, but if he wants to fill in some, it’s ok with me!

  • Ruhiyyih Rose

    I love the pictures! So funny! Your blog, and your writing is fantastic :)

    I also love Selah – enter me to win a CD set! Wahoo!

  • David and Kristin

    Those pictures are so cute. I would love to win some new music to listen to on my way to work everyday. Love reading your blog!

    Kristin

  • snbjork

    Even though I LOVE reading your blog, I don’t usually leave comments. Not because I don’t want to, but because you already have hundreds to read and I feel as though I am adding to your burden in a way.

    But, I would also LOVE to win some SELAH music!!! Thank you!

    The pictures were so fun and funny. Thank you for sharing!

  • Becky

    and all this time I thought I had the most strong-willed child in the world! I loved the chicken story, and the pictures to go along with the others from the past.

  • Vikki

    the dental thing is really not uncommon. not to worry. I have a couple of friends who’s kids teeth have never fallen our on their own. Some dentists will pull the baby tooth, so that it allows the adult tooth to grow in freely without possibility of being displaced by the baby tooth.

    Some dentists are totally against that..like ours. It happened with my 12yr old recently and I had to really insist before our dentist would pull it. But I didnt’ want to take any chances. the boy has perfect teeth so far. I don’t want him suffering thru 4yrs of braces, like me. Ok ok it’s the pocketbook I’m more concerned about!

    Anyhow, would totally LOVE a box set!!!!! I come to your site several times a day to hear the music

  • The Gates Family

    Thanks for sharing the pics! Love them. Your girls make me smile. Your faith also really encourages and challenges me.
    We just recently lost our little girl. She was 21 months old and born with a rare brain malformation know as Holoprosencephly. You faith is such an inspiration. While reading you blog I can really relate to what you were going through. Thanks for sharing your awesome story and faith.

  • Al’s Girl

    I am somewhat new to your blog – but I have read every post (some with so many tears streaming down my face that I could barely see the computer screen). Thank you for being so open about your faith and your family – your walk has been such a blessing to me and has strengthened my own relationship with the Lord. I am in Jackson, MS – but I would love to be in Nashville for your upcoming Bible study. Praying huge blessings for your family and your ministry!!

    ps. When I was around Ellie’s age, I got a scissors and cut all of my EYELASHES off – which was no mean feat, let me tell you – LOL!

  • sbvaughn

    I found your blog as I was looking for a Selah songbook for my husband and I. I cannot begin to tell you what an inspiration you have been to me as a mom. I have read your entire story, and have shared it with all of my friends. Thank you for sharing all of your thoughts, as well as your FUNNY pictures.

  • michellenotdawn

    Wow – 559 comments! Well, nothing ventured nothing gained.

    Have to tell you – my two year old saw the pictures of your girls and asked if they were angels. ; )

    Thanks for your honesty.

  • ahicktiger

    Wow, I would love a Selah boxed set.

    Love your blog.

    Melissa Craig
    m.d.craig@hotmail.com

  • Yvette

    I love your blog! The pregnant picture of your precious little girl is absolutely adorable!

  • Michelle

    Oh man those pictures are funny! Girls are so dramatic! :) I truly love your little blog!

  • Kristin

    Angie
    Love the pics! They are adorable! We call those HUGE teeth chicklett teeth. Remember that gum from way back?? That is what they come in and look like next to those baby teeth. But it is so precious – our son has some cute photos from first and second grade with his big teeth coming in. Now his head and mouth have grown to fit his big teeth! :)
    Thanks for sharing your family with us!
    Hugs from South Dakota
    Kristin

  • Megan

    Your blog always brightens my day! Thanks for the laugh this morning :)

  • Angela Moubray Raettig

    Thank you for such a wonderful inspiring blog!

  • sarah

    you have a beautiful family! I am a faithful reader, thank you for sharing the truth and being so real! God Bless you!

  • Stephanie

    Those pics are priceless!!
    Your daughters are so beautiful!!
    Fingers crossed for the box sets!!!

  • The Kearns Family

    I love the random pics!

  • mykidsmomx4

    Your girls are adorable. My four year old has cut her hair 3 times now (despite threats of me calling all her teachers and telling them she cant use scissors any more until 3rd grade). It’s nice to know I’m not the only one.

    I love that “cant stand to look at the camera” chicken picture!

    Thank you for keeping up this blog. You are one amazing woman. You words a few weeks ago about ‘because you know who’ means this all for good, you are ‘willfully unconcerned with why’ it is all happening has been shared with everyone who reads my daughter’s updates and anyone who reads my myspace blog… and everyone on the message board for people affected by her particular disease. In fact, I sent it just yesterday to another faithful mother who lost her youngest son last year.

    Thanks so much for being such a strong woman of faith, even when you don’t feel like you are. :-)

    Kindall Nelson

  • Jennifer Burgett

    Pics are too cute!!!

    I would love to win a Selah CD!!!!

  • Brigid Meguiar

    Love your blog, Angie!
    I am always so inspired by your words. And I’m sure those teeth aren’t as big as they look! lol

  • Jama

    The chicken story is so universal to anyone with kids at home! Thank you for the laugh. I have been foloowing your stroy for months now but have nver posted…I would love to have some new music. Thank you for giving away such a wonderful gift.

  • Amber

    I’ve been following your story for a long time, but I’ve never commented before. You are an example for me of how to give your life into God’s hands. Thank you for that.

    And Selah’s music is beautiful! I’ve been meaning to get more Christian music, but the economy is not being kind to me right now. :)

  • Rebecca

    First, I have to say, that I’m in awe of your abilities and attitudes as a mom…but more than that, I LOVE the “little” joys you find in EVERYTHING! Your blog is a blessing – disguised as entertainment some days. I can’t exactly remember WHERE I picked your blog up at…but I’m pretty certain that it was a link from another blogger who sought prayers for you. Thanks a bunch for sharing! God bless you and your beautiful family!

  • Denise

    I absolutely enjoy reading your blog and love seeing all of the pictures. You inspire me to be a better christian woman. I can’t wait to experience all of the funny kid stories myself. I have an 18 month old and a 10 week old (both girls). My husband and I had to bury our first born child, a son, Jacob Daniel. My water broke at 21 weeks, he lived for 2 days and then passed away in utero. I gave birth to him and was allowed to take pictures and hold him, something I will treasure forever. We learned I have incompetent cervix and so my daughters were born with me having a cerclage (my cervix was stitched shut for the pregnancy-God is Good). You are truly an inspiration. Please keep blogging, I love your stories.

    Denise

  • K,S, C and D the Dog

    Thank you so much for always posting wonderful thoughts and pictures. I feel like I’m a part of your family, your hurt, and your healing – all because of your wonderful writing. Thank you for opening your heart to those of us who read your blog and know we are here praying for you and your family.

    I would absolutely love the Selah box set…

    Best of all Today is my BIRTHDAY, yep 9/9/80 – so that would make it even more special! :)

    Kristen

  • Amy

    Darling pictures, thanks for sharing! :)

  • Denise

    I absolutely enjoy reading your blog and love seeing all of the pictures. You inspire me to be a better christian woman. I can’t wait to experience all of the funny kid stories myself. I have an 18 month old and a 10 week old (both girls). My husband and I had to bury our first born child, a son, Jacob Daniel. My water broke at 21 weeks, he lived for 2 days and then passed away in utero. I gave birth to him and was allowed to take pictures and hold him, something I will treasure forever. We learned I have incompetent cervix and so my daughters were born with me having a cerclage (my cervix was stitched shut for the pregnancy). You are truly an inspiration. Please keep blogging, I love your stories.

    Denise

  • CathyVal

    I love the pictures!! They are too cute! I’ve enjoyed following your story – you are such a brave woman and you inspire many of us to be just as brave. Thank you for sharing your story, your pain, emotions and just being yourself!
    Cathy

  • val

    Kids are great aren't they??

    I love your blog & look forward to each new post. You give me strength by your strength!

  • Grace 4 U

    Angie,

    You are so blessed in many ways!

    Did you ever think you would receive this many comments for one posting?

    Cynthia

  • Kim

    OOOH!!!!! Here’s to hoping for Selah CD’s!

    P.S. Pregnant with Care Bear picture-priceless!!

  • Tami

    Great pics, Angie! I can seriously relate to the “haircut” one. A few years ago, my youngest son cut my middle son’s hair. My middle guy has a sweet, perfect cowlick right in front. He didn’t like it though, so he asked my youngest to cut it off… UGH!! Have a great week…

    ~ Tami

  • DEBBIE

    This is my first time commenting…but wanted you to know that I LOVE your blog and am a faithful reader. You truly inspire me! I also did want a chance, of course, for the boxed set! :)

  • Chelsea M

    Hahaha – your girls are too funny!! I love seeing the pictures that go along with the stories…because I am one of the many that’s read your entire blog. Thanks for sharing!

  • Deidre

    Yay! I love a giveaway.

    I love the pics, too! “Pregnant” with care bear cracked be up!

  • Jenni

    those are great photos! I love the transparency you show here on your blog. it truly is inspiring.

    I’d love to win some Selah music!

  • Becca

    Love the pictures. I can’t wait unitl my girls are old enough for a custody battle. Or can I….?

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Laura

    love the hair cut! how much does she charge?

  • Courtney

    Oh my, that lifejacket outfit is definitely something my daughter would try to make it out of the house in!

    I’m sorry to tell you, that your days of feisty strong wills are only just beginning. I have no idea what it is, but there is something in red hair that sets a temperament on fire. I should know, I have it and mercy me, sanctification for a redhead is a long and difficult road. :)

  • Chele

    The pictures are great! Love to see all of them that go with the stories you have told. We have our own x-ray we have been sharing…my 7-year old daughter broke her arm by jumping out of a swing 3 weeks ago. Remind your girls never to try this.

    Would love to win the box set!
    In HIS love,
    Chele in KS

  • The O’Hare Family

    I know the hair cutting was traumatic. I have one boy and four girls and we have had a couple of hair cutting episodes in our home which led to scissors being banned from the house. I don’t know about you, but I cried both times it happened.

    Great pictures..

  • hkudla

    The pictures are great! I wish i could get some pictures of the fights my kids have had the last few days… my two year old is getting very good at knowing what will push her 4 year old brother’s “buttons!”

    thanks for sharing!
    Heather
    hkudla@gmail.com

  • Annette

    These pics are awesome!!!!!!!!! I am hopefully coming to see you in Lexington! I am very excited!

  • Lindsey

    I always enjoy all your kiddo stories. So sweet! Loved the pics! I would love to win the CDs!

  • amy

    love your blog…you are such an inspiration!!

  • Magen

    Wonderful pictures..you are good at capturing the memorable moments! Thanks for sharing.
    Your girls are so precious.

  • Gina

    I love Selah! How sweet of you to share. I love the photos too!

  • Hannah

    I love this blog! I have been such an inspiration to me. I love Selah too and would love to win! :-)

  • Grace 4 U

    Angie,

    You are so blessed in many ways!

    Did you ever think you would receive this many comments for one posting?

    Cynthia

  • Shannon

    So cute and fun!! The custody battle is priceless!

  • Adrien

    I love how you will let your children fight it out while you go grab the camera. I need to do that more often. Ha Ha

  • Amy Lynn

    So cute! :)

  • Mommy

    You say “free” and we all come out of the woodwork. (Selah may have something to do with it, too.)

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog. You make me hug my babies closer and thank God for the time He has given me with them, no matter how long it may be. Thank you.

  • Rachel

    Oh what precious photos – I love the preggo one and the custody battle but the swimsuit lifejacket is adorable too!!!

    By the way – you are an inspiration! I love that you are real and you go to God with your problems even when it’s simply to say that you don’t understand, but you know He is in control!

  • Elyse Kinard

    Your girls are so silly sometimes!!

    I hope you are doing well..

    Keeping my fingers crossed for the Box Set!

    -Elyse
    elyselroberts@hotmail.com

  • April, Kevin, Amelia, and Tessa

    It is so nice to know that I am not the only one with a crazy life with a house full of girls (18 mo., 3 yrs, and one on the way!)! Love your blog, and love Selah, too!

  • Honea Household

    The pictures are hilarious! I am so glad to know that your children get into battles just like mine. Mine have been at each other’s throats lately and it’s about to drive me batty! I’m ready to pull my hair out. And theirs, too. Haha! Just kidding.

  • Julie

    That chicken story cracks me up!!! Love it and the look on her face! And go Kate go – love the swimsuit/lifejacket outfit! Classic! :)

  • {lacey}

    Angie, I’ve never commented, but have been immensely encouraged and inspired by your blogging. Keep it up! You’re such a talented writer, and I so appreciate that you’re teaching the rest of us how to remain faithful to our Lord even during times of tragedy. That said – thank you for sharing such sweet and funny pictures with us! Your girls are a hoot!

  • Tammy

    What fun pics! I absolutely love reading your blog! God has really used you in guiding me through a very difficult time lately.

  • Angela

    I love the pictures! The disgust over the chicken is just too funny!

  • Elleoz

    Way too cute! I have many pictures that are very similar. Siblings offer so many photo opportunities!

    Ooooo! Free Selah! I want one PPLLLEEAASSSEEEE!!

  • Dave and Elaine

    Love the pictures of your adorable girls!

  • BlakeTTU1

    Angie, you are such a blessing! Selah is coming to Denton in December and its already on my calendar! Cant wait!

  • All About the Bailey’s

    cute pictures

  • KrisPT

    Yea…I love giveaways. Thanks for continuing to share your life with us.

  • All About the Bailey’s

    cute pictures!

  • Pam

    Love all those photos. So cute. I would also love a Selah box set!

  • Brambleberry

    Oooh!! What a fun giveaway!

    Thank you for sharing the photos. That was just the giggle I needed this morning. :)

  • Kent

    I love your blog and the pics of your precious children! I am a female with a gender bender name so do not be alarmed that I love your pics! I have 4 precious children here and 7 sweet ones who have already gone home to be with the Lord. May God continue to use you and your testimony to bless others. You’ve blessed me tremendously. thanks!

  • MandieGirl

    Oooh….Those pics are GREAT!! I would love to win some great music, too! Thanks Angie!

  • Melissa

    They are so adorable. Do they just keep you in stitches constantly? And 689 comments.?! Crazy! I know I checked by here last night before I went to bed and you hadn’t posted yet. Lots of night owls around here. :) Thanks for sharing.

  • Carrie

    Adorable! Even if I don’t win, I’m thinking I’ll buy all of them anyway. ;)

  • The Collins

    love the pics so much. have followed your blog from nearly the beginning praying with you along the way. thanks for being so transparent.
    Blessings,
    Beth

  • joymweaver

    I love reading your blog and laughing/crying with you. I am a 5th grade teacher and the mother of an almost 6 year old son so I enjoy hearing your funny stories of your daughters. I told our kindergarten teachers all about the chicken story.
    Today we bury our son who was born on August 5 at 16 weeks gestation. We do know what you are going through and are praying for you. It is comforting to know that our Savior is snuggling with our dear children until we can see them again in Heaven.

  • Lisa

    oh my goodness, SO many comments!! I LOVE Selah!! and I LOVE your Blog!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  • Jenn

    I love the pictures! So adorable!
    I would LOVE to win the CD’s!

  • Debbie

    I love your blog – thanks for speaking from your heart and sharing your most precious thoughts with us.

  • Kristine

    love to hear all that you have to say, it makes me grow stronger in my own faith. you are so insightful and i am just so glad you are willing to share so much of yourself and your testimony of the Lord. I would love to win the box set and get to hear more of your husbands beautiful music.

  • sheila

    LOL, not really surprised to see the message count is at 695 already. Your awesome and I would love to be have a chance at winning a box set. How is the homeschooling going? lol. Your daughters are full of character, love it! Enjoy your day. sheila

  • Amber Hill

    I don’t think her teeth will be as large (or long) as they appear to be. It looks like there is just some elongation caused by poor angulation of the x-ray tube head. Translated: operator error.

    Of course, they’ll LOOK huge for a little while up next to all of her baby teeth. :)

  • Aimee’

    oh my…the pregnant with a carebear is too precious!! i also love the lifejacket outfit! =) beautiful children!

  • Mary C

    Great pictures!

    I would love a set! Thanks!

  • ~heartfulhome~

    the care bear pregnancy is so cute!! love your blog- you are an inspiration!

  • Katie

    I LOVE the pictures and I simply love your blog. You are such a great writer and do a wonderful job of telling stories. I think my girls would get along well with yours.

    Blessings,
    Katie

  • Katy

    I LOVE the pics! :-) And count me in for te givaway, too. :-)

  • Carole

    In case your question about the huge teeth on the xray hasn’t been answered, here is my take on it. I’m a retired Dental Hygienist and have taken many pictures such as that one. There wasn’t enough “angle” put on the cone of the xray machine and the image is a bit elongated. No, they won’t be that huge, lol.

    BTW, I so admire you and your family. I have read your whole blog and cried many tears and prayed many prayers for you. You are a true inspiration!

  • Lauren Kelly

    I want a chance to nab the CD’s. Count me in.

    Lauren

  • Shannon

    The pics are awesome!!!

    Count me in for the box set give-away!

  • Pat

    Angie, what an amazing woman you are. I love your blog and have shared it with many. Wish I still lived in Nashville so I could attend your bible study. I know I would learn so much. Thank you for sharing your heart and the love of our Lord.

  • Craig and Amanda Dyson

    Angie~
    Love reading your blog!

    Your sweet family and it’s happenings never cease to make me smile and laugh out load!

    Praying for you, my sister, and for continued healing from your loss. I too am on this same journey of healing. Our daughter, Ava, was still born January 25, 2008.

    Someone described it to me as an amputation patient. The person eventually heals physically but will always miss that missing limb. PRAISE THE LORD for His graciousness with us…I am in desperate need of it!

    Thank you again for sharing your hearts with us readers!
    ~Amanda

  • The Powell Family

    Wow-I have been reading since before you had 700ish comments…so neat how God chooses to glorify himself. Thank goodness he does, because we aren’t stuck in our circumstances.
    Yes, the teeth look HUGE!
    Lori
    katymom.com

  • Jenn

    Seriously my daughter had an outfit alot like that. She likes to rummage through her dresser. You need to keep posting old pics. I think that is one of my favorite things about your blog, that your not afraid to show the embearassing(cutest) ones too.

  • T-

    I love the pictures! The battle over the bunny is great.

    Thank you again for sharing.

  • Missy

    love the pics!

  • Jennifer

    Angie,
    I love the pics of your girls, such personality!!! I wonder who they get that from :)

    The pregnant carebear pic and the swimsuit pic are my favorites!!!

  • The Kunards

    Wow…free Selah music offered = lots of posts.

    And her teeth are not that big…..

  • A & S

    I don’t think I have commented before but I have to tell you that I love the stories about your girls. I also love the inspiration and hope you give to people. You are an amazing woman! Thanks for this Blog and being willing to share the Lord with all of us online strangers!

  • The Iveys

    I would love to win the Selah boxed sets! They are an amazing group! God bless, Amber

  • A & S

    I don’t think I have commented before but I have to tell you that I love the stories about your girls. I also love the inspiration and hope you give to people. You are an amazing woman! Thanks for this Blog and being willing to share the Lord with all of us online strangers!

  • A & S

    I don’t think I have commented before but I have to tell you that I love the stories about your girls. I also love the inspiration and hope you give to people. You are an amazing woman! Thanks for this Blog and being willing to share the Lord with all of us online strangers!

  • A & S

    I don’t think I have commented before but I have to tell you that I love the stories about your girls. I also love the inspiration and hope you give to people. You are an amazing woman! Thanks for this Blog and being willing to share the Lord with all of us online strangers!

  • A & S

    I don’t think I have commented before but I have to tell you that I love the stories about your girls. I also love the inspiration and hope you give to people. You are an amazing woman! Thanks for this Blog and being willing to share the Lord with all of us online strangers!

  • A & S

    I don’t think I have commented before but I have to tell you that I love the stories about your girls. I also love the inspiration and hope you give to people. You are an amazing woman! Thanks for this Blog and being willing to share the Lord with all of us online strangers!

  • A & S

    I don’t think I have commented before but I have to tell you that I love the stories about your girls. I also love the inspiration and hope you give to people. You are an amazing woman! Thanks for this Blog and being willing to share the Lord with all of us online strangers!

  • Heather

    Oh your girls just have to keep a smile on your face. They are adorable. I love your blog – you are not only a great mother (from what I’ve read) but you have helped me to see the world differently.
    Thank you!
    Heather

  • The May Family

    I love your family picture so much!!! It is just so amazing to see how much light children bring to the world!

  • melanie

    we have yet to have a haircutting incident. isn’t it essential to childhood? i emphasize over and over that scissors are for paper. but i have a girl like your kate and i just know that it is coming . . .

  • The Robinson Family

    I have loved “being a part of your family.” I have one 9 month old and I look forward to hearing and seeing all of the funny things she will say and do. So fun that you want to give away the cds! Thanks!

  • Jen

    WOW Lots of comments!!! Love the blog..always makes me pray :)

    Jen

  • Wendi

    Awesome pictures! :) Love them.
    I also LOVE Selah’s music! :) Hoping to see y’all in Northville in October! :)

  • Jamie

    I absolutely love the pictures!

    Through reading your blog I was introduced to Selah music — my fingers are crossed!!!

  • motherly prosody

    You’re too much fun Angie Smith, you and your fun-loving brood. The pictures are priceless.

  • Renee Johnson

    I have to be honest and admit that I was not a huge Selah (other than whatever was playing on the radio) fan until this past spring when my wonderfully sweet husband took me to their concert in Canandaigua, NY for Valentine’s Day. I fell in love with them and by proxy the rest of the Smith family after hearing your story and following your blog nearly every day since then!
    Our oldest daughter is also Abigail and “Lord, help!” is the most frequent prayer I think I pray these days. They are something else!
    One of the most frequent requests from the backseat of the minivan is, “Mommy, play my #1 favorite (Todd’s a cappella rendition of “Were You There?”) or your #1 faovite (“Glory”).” Both are then belted out word for word at the top of her lungs! It’s so great to see our kids (we also have a ten-month old daughter, Alexis) learning to worship our Lord! Thanks for your help in teaching them how to do this through meaningful music!
    Thanks, Angie, for all you share through your blog. You are an encouragement to me and you and your family are often in my thoughts and prayers (which I always find odd/cool since we’ve never met but that’s the awesome thing about being part of a big, big family!).
    Happy Birthday today, Abigail Kara!
    Gotta run….a poopy diaper is calling my name.
    Love,
    Renee Johnson

  • Bill & Patti Stuart

    Really have enjoyed reading your site and praying for you and your family during the different seasons. God bless.

  • JRED

    looking at your pictures reminds me of pictures that I could take in my own house, although my girls skip the pregnacy and to right for the nursing of the dolls. and my emma comes up with some interesting outfits as well. i had her do a fashion show one day with a ton of different outfits! whenever i need a chuckle i just look at those!

    when i was younger, I fell from the top of a metal junglegym thing and pushed my 2 front baby teeth right back into my jaw, we let them grow in and then they fell out like a week later. I have like 2 years of pictures where I had no front teeth.

  • Crystal

    I love Ellie’s haircut picture. I did that as a child, too. (Also, all my barbies and baby dolls with hair got haircuts.)

    I have a couple songs of Selah downloaded but the box set would be amazing!

  • Bill & Patti Stuart

    Really have enjoyed reading your site and praying for you and your family during the different seasons. God bless.

  • Bill & Patti Stuart

    Really have enjoyed reading your site and praying for you and your family during the different seasons. God bless.

  • Bill & Patti Stuart

    Really have enjoyed reading your site and praying for you and your family during the different seasons. God bless.

  • Bill & Patti Stuart

    Really have enjoyed reading your site and praying for you and your family during the different seasons. God bless.

  • Bill & Patti Stuart

    Really have enjoyed reading your site and praying for you and your family during the different seasons. God bless.

  • Bill & Patti Stuart

    Really have enjoyed reading your site and praying for you and your family during the different seasons. God bless.

  • grandmamac

    Your words have touched me in very tender places. We have been through the loss of a grandson when he was 6 1/2 months, due to SIDS. That was 7 years ago and the memories are still fresh. Your experiences with Audrey Caroline and your Christian growth have brought tears to my eyes. How would we get through things like this with out our faith in God? Love to read your blog!

  • Jen

    Can’t wait for the October 12th concert in Michigan!! I”m praying that I’ll win the CD set! :)

    Thanks for your blog…know that the Lord is using your story in my life….to encourage and inspire me. I love what you say about asking God for whatever makes your soil rich…I will always take that with me.

  • connorcolesmom

    Oh goodness those pictures are funny!!
    I love real life photos as a matter of fact I just posted on my son’s kitchen disaster which included a whole box of rice krispies on the floor – love it !!
    It keeps us laughing for sure!
    God bless
    Kim

  • grondababy

    Your blog has been very helpful to me as I just had a miscarriage in Feb. and am still working through all the emotions of our “angel baby’s” due date coming up this month. I believe the Lord is using you in ways you may never know! God bless you and your beautiful family!

  • Tracy and Andy Yates

    Angie,

    I love the Pictures! I have read the blog from beginning to end, probably more than once, and always enjoy reading the stories about the kids. You are a blessed writer. Have you ever considered writing a book of short stories about the girls?
    God Bless!

  • Chris, Hannah & baby to be Henning

    The picture of Kate wearing a life-jacket outfit is my favorite- she seemed so proud of what she is wearing.
    Praying for you and your family (this is my first post but have been reading for several months now.) What a blessing and encouragement you always are-even when your heart is broken.

  • tracypartyof4

    Angie,
    You are such an inspiration.

  • Rathi

    Love the photos.. this is my first comment on your site, but have been reading for a while!

  • Guyla

    Love Love Love all the pictures! You are such a fun Mom. I love hearing about your adventures with your girls!

  • A Dusty Frame

    Wow:) You have so many comments:)
    I’d love to be entered.

    The pictures are too funny!
    Lizzie

  • Kelli

    I am not sure what picture is funnier, but I am pretty sure the life jacket outfit takes the cake!!!!! :)

  • lora

    Pick me Pick me, I would love some new praise and worship tunes!!!

    lora

  • Still Cross Photography

    The pictures definitely make the stories soo much better! Thank you for sharing them! I look forward to hopefully meeting you in Zeeland, unless I get shy all of a sudden! You are pretty famous now! Thank you sooo much for helping others through your storms! That’s odd sounding, but you really are and you don’t even know it! Have a Grand Tuesday!!!

  • Chris, Hannah & baby to be Henning

    The picture of Kate wearing a life-jacket outfit is my favorite- she seemed so proud of what she is wearing.
    Praying for you and your family (this is my first post but have been reading for several months now.) What a blessing and encouragement you always are-even when your heart is broken.

  • Chris, Hannah & baby to be Henning

    The picture of Kate wearing a life-jacket outfit is my favorite- she seemed so proud of what she is wearing.
    Praying for you and your family (this is my first post but have been reading for several months now.) What a blessing and encouragement you always are-even when your heart is broken.

  • Chris, Hannah & baby to be Henning

    The picture of Kate wearing a life-jacket outfit is my favorite- she seemed so proud of what she is wearing.
    Praying for you and your family (this is my first post but have been reading for several months now.) What a blessing and encouragement you always are-even when your heart is broken.

  • Chris, Hannah & baby to be Henning

    The picture of Kate wearing a life-jacket outfit is my favorite- she seemed so proud of what she is wearing.
    Praying for you and your family (this is my first post but have been reading for several months now.) What a blessing and encouragement you always are-even when your heart is broken.

  • Chris, Hannah & baby to be Henning

    The picture of Kate wearing a life-jacket outfit is my favorite- she seemed so proud of what she is wearing.
    Praying for you and your family (this is my first post but have been reading for several months now.) What a blessing and encouragement you always are-even when your heart is broken.

  • Chris, Hannah & baby to be Henning

    The picture of Kate wearing a life-jacket outfit is my favorite- she seemed so proud of what she is wearing.
    Praying for you and your family (this is my first post but have been reading for several months now.) What a blessing and encouragement you always are-even when your heart is broken.

  • Joy Glover

    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome gift. I already have this boxed set, and let me tell you, here in the far reaches of West Texas, it goes with me everywhere. If I win, it will go into the Christmas stocking of one of my 4 adult kids. But which one? Don’t know yet, but we’ll worry about that on another day.

  • Kim

    Oh wow that care bear preggers pic is too funny. Such cute kids you have :) Btw, I think this is my first comment so I’m finally delurking. I’ve enjoyed your blog and appreciate your heart for the Lord.

  • The Golden Gang

    I love reading your blog! Thank you for building the faith of your brothers and sisters in Christ by sharing your testimony!!

  • Georgia’s blog

    Love it!!! We have many photos of our daughter in a different “get up.” They make us laugh…

    Love your blog!

  • Carole

    In case your xray question hasn’t been answered yet, here is my take on it. I’m a retired Dental Hygienist, and I’ve taken many pictures just like that one. I think not enough “angle” was put on the cone of the xray machine and the image was elongated. No, her teeth won’t be huge, but quite a bit bigger than her baby teeth.

    BTW, I admire you and your family so much. I’ve read your entire blog and have cried many tears and prayed many prayers for you. You are such an inspiration!

  • Christy

    My son’s x-rays make his big teeth look enormous too – -there’s just starting to come in and I’m happy to report they look normal for his little noggin’. ;o)

  • Makila

    Thank you so much for sharing those pictures! I love reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your life with me!

    makila04 at gmail dot com

  • Kelly

    Love the pictures! Looks like kids are similar as my daughter (3 1/2) could be in about any of these pics with your girls and she’d fit right in. Lately she’s been nursing her “baby Lucu” since she became a big sister in June. Anyway, I would LOVE some beautiful music to help keep me sane at home all day. Thanks for such a nice give away.

  • Shelly Baker

    You are such an amazing writer!! I love reading your blogs…you should totally think about doing a book about motherhood with your children. THey are a HOOT to read about!!! I work for a dentist by the way and her adult teeth while not that big…will look huge next to her small teeth when they come in I like to call it the Jack o lantern stage..It gets better…they just have to grow into them.

  • Shelly

    Your girls are adorable and we love the photos and stories about the family.

    I see I’m post number 771. LOL! See how many people you reach.

  • Jason, Liz, and Caroline

    I am a total lurker. I love your blog, it has inspired me in so many ways. And as a first time mom (my little redheaded Caroline Sophia is 11 months old) I love to read the stories about you and your girls.

    Oh and I LOVE the pic of Kate in her outfit – classic!!

    Liz

  • Taylor

    Your girls have the best facial expressions! They are so adorable!

    I have also read your blog from start to finish, your writing is an inspiration!

    Hoping for a box set!!!!

  • Michel

    Your blog has been an inspiration to me and my friends and family who have sufferred losses. Thank you for sharing.

  • Sara L

    Sweet! I would love to win…we are wearing out our 1 Selah cd. Thanks!

  • Michel

    Your blog has been an inspiration to me and my friends and family who have sufferred losses. Thank you for sharing.

  • Ang

    Too cute!! I love to read your stories!

    My boys were pretending they were pregnant with baseballs (or anything they could shove up their shirt) when I was pregnant with my daughter!

    I love the lifejacket swimsuit outfit….so stylish!

    Angie :)

  • Brenda

    Pick me Pick me

  • Diana

    What wonderful pictures. My favorite though has got to be the “Im not lookin’ at no chicken hater”

    LOL!

  • Jodi

    Great pictures!

    Would love to win a box set!

  • Carolyn

    I love reading your blog. It is so refreshing and inspirational!

    Hoping for the Box Set!

  • Jaysi

    Oh, I totally want to win!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    The pictures are adorable. I love the swimsuit, life jacket, boot picture. Too funny.

  • susan

    Here’s my comment :-) Love your blog…such a blessing!

  • Ashley

    I love the pictures. Great visuals to make the stories all the better.
    Count me in for the box set give-away!
    Ashley

  • Karen

    Love your blog . . . love your pics . . . love your encouragement!

  • D

    I love checking to see if you have added anything to your blog. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  • Shelley

    The story about the x-ray cracks me up. As a mom, I know all too well the feeling of carrying something crazya round with me because it means so much to one of my kids!

    How exciting about the box sets! Is Todd going to autograph them?????

  • ohiowagirl

    I love reading your blog and the pics are all too adorable!
    I have found so much inspiration through your blog.

  • darla

    i’m glad to know that my kids werent the only ones doing these things! sooo cute. i remember the fear of the big teeth xrays, they won’t be, i promise!

  • The Dickson Family

    I love your blog. You are such an inspiration to me. And I love Selah too. I bought the Greatest Hymn’s CD after reading your blog.
    Susan
    Mobile, Al

  • makemineaquad

    Would love some Selah CDs!

    Great shots. I love trolling through my old pictures and stumbling upon memories.

  • Laura

    Love your blog. After I am ready it sometimes I leave my computer on your page just to hear the beautiful music.

  • LisaO

    Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  • Terry

    Love the new pictures! You and your family are amazing! Thank you for sharing your lives with us.

  • Smith Family

    OK you finally got me. Free stuff if I post a message! Done Deal. I have been reading your blog since April and fell in love with your family. Thank you for allowing me into your life. I check up on my “blogger” friends daily. It is so refreshing to pray for someone through the computer that you have never met. God is so GOOD!Now I am hooked on Baby Stellan as well. Can’t wait to see his beautiful face soon. Much Internet love sent your way!

  • Gretchen

    Why is it that girls feel such a need to cut their own hair?! All three of mine have done it! Adorable pictures :) And thank you for sharing your journey with all of us, I know God is using you to touch the hearts of others in so many ways.

  • The Rhoderick Family

    So cute! I love that you capture “all” the moments on camera and not just the “perfect” ones. The girls will treasure these fun photos when they are older!

  • Julie

    This is my first time posting anything here but i’ve been a faithful reader for some time. I also have to say that I LOVE Selah. I have had the pleasure of seeing/not seeing them perform two times. I am from MN and they performed her a couple of years ago at one of our Christian colleges. It was around Christmas. I was so excited. I convinced our couples bible study to go. Well, they wer SO sick! They would leave the stage after singing to…. i’m not really sure i want to know what they were doing. Maybe you remember. The second time i was going to see them they were gto perform at a church here in MN. I was, to say the least, SO EXCITED! I talked them up the whole car ride. When we go to the church there was alot of buzz going around and people saying “You know Selah won’t be performing tonight.” “WHAT?!?!” It took me a few minutes to understand what was happening. THen i heard people talking. “Todd’s wife is pregnagnt and the baby is due any day.” Then i heard, “something is not right with the baby and she isn’t going to live.” Again, WHAT?!?! I went home that night and read you site from beginning to end and have been reading it ever since. I know that someday i will get to really hear Selah perform. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers since that night. You are a true insperation to so many people. THANK YOU! As for my favorite picture i LOVE the one with the lifejacket on. As a teen she’ going to LOVE that!

    God Bless you all!

    julie

  • Little Bits Of Everything

    I am loving the music on your playlist! Would be so excited to win!

  • haley

    Love the picures!!!! Kids come up with some of the funniest things!!My kids never cease to amaze me.

  • The Meredith’s

    Love the pictures of your girls! They are adorable!

  • team hill

    These are hilarious photos. Priceless memories you can keep forever.

  • Bree

    Angie you have such a beautiful spirit! Many blessings to you and your family!

    The giveaway is wonderful! How exciting!

  • Jennifer P.

    I loved the pictures!

    How is the homeschooling going? Your pictures reminded me I wanted to tell you how much I loved this book for phonics:

    Phonics Pathways
    http://www.dorbooks.com/phonics.html

    Jennifer :o )

  • Your Decorator

    Great Pix. Your story is such an inspiration!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Bailey

    I have kept up with your blog from the very beginning. I love the photos. It’s so fun to see pictures that go with the stories now! The girls are precious!!

    You are truly a blessing!

  • Sheri

    oh my goodness- the disgruntled pic is too funny!

  • Sarah

    Kids are so much fun..lol

  • Jennifer P.

    PS. I should have told you that this is our 9th year of homeschooling. :o ) Jennifer

  • mthompson

    Hey I love the pictures and I have to say I have had the expierence with my kids on pretending to be pregnant but they will use not only a stuffed animal, but also ballons, basketballs, pillows yup you name it and they have probably been pregnant with it. The funny thing is is that my son will pretend as well as my daughter, they crack me up sometimes and also the bathing suit thing sounds a lot like my SON as he dresses up with whatever is close so he has looked pretty wild sometimes. I love your blog (both of them) God Bless you and your family.

  • kristi

    I love your pictures!! I have been reading your blog from the beginning…and I always look forward to new updates! :)

  • Rachel

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. It is nice to see pictures of the stories that you write about.

  • Emily Emrick

    I love the pictures! Kids are so much fun…our two always keep us laughing.

    Thanks for the drawing!

  • ShannonM

    The pics are too cute!

    Thanks for sharing your precious family with all of us!

  • Lynn

    LOL!!! What CUTE pictures! “Custody Battle” happens at your house too??? ;) These girls are a hoot and I know they keep you on your toes! What a blessing!

    Thanks for having a contest! I have enjoyed listening to Selah since the “Press On” days, and they continue to minister to, comfort and encourage me.

    You girls have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Lynn

  • Dana

    Wow – you have gotten some comments on this one :) I have been lurking around your blog for some time – you are such a great mother, wife and a role model for others out there. Thank You.

  • Allen and Stephanie Drew

    these pictures tell a story in themselves! that’s too funny…

  • Cindi

    Too cute! Thanks for sharing them with us. Isn’t it great that God shares his sense of humor and his joy with us everyday through the antics of our children. **Cindi**

  • Sus

    I do not remember where or when I found your blog….but it is a daily stop for me. Your positive outlook on everything gives me hope.

  • Lindsey

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog about your beautiful family. Thank you for your openness. I have 1 year-old twin girls, so I am really looking forward to the days ahead.

  • Mrs. Nichole Jordan

    LOVE the pics!!!
    The one with the swimsuit rocks! hehe

    A set of selah cds? ECKKK!!! I would sooo love to get my hands on that! Please enter me in for that!!!

  • sarahcothren

    This is the first time that I have posted a comment, but I have been reading the blog since the beginning!

    I love all the pictures and I love how you are so open with us readers! For awhile, I was angry with God – both of my parents were killed in October 2005 and I am an only child. But reading your blog has made me deisre a better relationship with Him and realize that with everything that happens, there is a purpose!

    Thank you for being such an inspiration! You are an amazing woman!

  • lisatatj

    I would love to be entered in the giveaway!

    I am a faithful reader and have gotten others hooked too!
    thanks for always directing me towards God and His ways!

  • annasmom

    I love reading your blog. You have such a wonderful way with words. I love seeing pictures of your family. You guys are amazing for all that you have been through and how you praise God for bringing you through it.

    My daughter, Anna Grace, fell at preschool on one of the outside toys when she was three. It knocked out one of her front teeth and loosened another. We were afraid we would lose the one that was loose. It stayed put however and she just had a huge gap in the front of her mouth. It was such a shock to get used to seeing her new smile. She is now 7 and the permanent tooth is just now coming in. It looks strange among all the baby teeth that she still has and the gaps from loosing other teeth. It is a comfort to know your baby won’t have a gap for long.

    Thank you for sharing all that you are and all that you have with the world. You have an amazing heart and it shows through your posts. You have inspired me (and I am sure others) to walk closer to God and trust in Him more.

    Love,
    Danna

  • marie

    I have so enjoyed reading your blog. In many cases it has been an answer to pray. I’ve been able to print out several of your posts and share them with others. They have each been so blessed by your words! Thank you so much for sharing your heart. I thank God for you and your ministry (’cause that is absolutely what your blog is.)

  • Mark & Abbie's Blog (mostly Abbie's)

    Very cute pictures. I love Selah and would love the CDs! In fact, we intend to name our adopted daughter (when we get her in two years or more) Selah…not really after your husband’s group but after what it means in Psalms…hoping that will induce a “pause” in our baby having :)

  • Mark & Abbie's Blog (mostly Abbie's)

    Very cute pictures. I love Selah and would love the CDs! In fact, we intend to name our adopted daughter (when we get her in two years or more) Selah…not really after your husband’s group but after what it means in Psalms…hoping that will induce a “pause” in our baby having :)

  • Mark & Abbie's Blog (mostly Abbie's)

    Very cute pictures. I love Selah and would love the CDs! In fact, we intend to name our adopted daughter (when we get her in two years or more) Selah…not really after your husband’s group but after what it means in Psalms…hoping that will induce a “pause” in our baby having :)

  • Mark & Abbie's Blog (mostly Abbie's)

    Very cute pictures. I love Selah and would love the CDs! In fact, we intend to name our adopted daughter (when we get her in two years or more) Selah…not really after your husband’s group but after what it means in Psalms…hoping that will induce a “pause” in our baby having :)

  • Mark & Abbie's Blog (mostly Abbie's)

    Very cute pictures. I love Selah and would love the CDs! In fact, we intend to name our adopted daughter (when we get her in two years or more) Selah…not really after your husband’s group but after what it means in Psalms…hoping that will induce a “pause” in our baby having :)

  • Mark & Abbie's Blog (mostly Abbie's)

    Very cute pictures. I love Selah and would love the CDs! In fact, we intend to name our adopted daughter (when we get her in two years or more) Selah…not really after your husband’s group but after what it means in Psalms…hoping that will induce a “pause” in our baby having :)

  • Mark & Abbie's Blog (mostly Abbie's)

    Very cute pictures. I love Selah and would love the CDs! In fact, we intend to name our adopted daughter (when we get her in two years or more) Selah…not really after your husband’s group but after what it means in Psalms…hoping that will induce a “pause” in our baby having :)

  • Misty

    I think by the jump in the # of comments, people LOVE Selah! :) As well as your blog!! Keep on working it girls :) .

  • Charissa

    I love you pictures! I’m not dentist but I don’t think her teeth our going to be that big, even though they look big there. It’s just because they are next to the baby teeth. Just a guess.

    I don’t really comment much but wanted to say thank you for your words. They mean a lot. We have a close friend that is overseas with the army…your words help!

    Thanks you!

  • mbl

    um…831 comments??? are you kidding. I read your blog regularly and LOVE it. I refer people to your site. I love the way you write and can’t wait to read your book.

  • Melissa

    I’ve recently become addicted to your blog after a friend showed it to me. I think you are an amazing writer and I have since shed many tears for you and your family. I have also really come to love Selah’s music.

    Thank you for being so open and honest to all of us. You have really challenged my own faith and perspectives on life.

    God Bless!

  • Nicole

    This is my first time commenting. I’ve visited a few times before. I absolutely LOVE Selah and would be extremly happy to be entered into the drawing. Thanks!

    Nicole

  • Taylor Luv

    WOWEEEEE… I can’t believe you got 819 comments so far… YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION ANGIE!! Thank you for the encouraging thoughts you put into my head each time you write a now post… I love you blog so much and the music too!! I have wanted the CD for awhile now… hopefully I can bring this music home to my family… since we have no computer at home for my family to listen in on it… I only get to listen here at work!! Keep up all that you do… God has ways of curing and helping us through the tough times so how and we dont even realize it… Your family and extended family has been so motivating!!

    Taylor Luv, Andrea

  • Pitter Patter

    Love your blog! Get so excited when i see that you’ve posted! would love to have selah box set!!!
    amy

  • Alyssa

    Such cute kids!!!
    I love your blog, God is really using you through it.
    ~Alyssa~

  • Susie

    Oh how I wish I had pictures of my daughter when she cut her hair…

  • Keith and Kathryn

    Oooh…pick me, pick me! What a generous giveaway! It will surely be a blessing to someone. My 18-month-old little boy gets really excited when one particular Selah song comes across my iPod. He dances around shaking his little booty. Too cute! :)

  • Crystal

    Thanks for the laugh this morning, Angie! The girls are too funny! I love the preggo w/ a care bear pic! I am sure that your girls just lift you up when you are feeling down. Still praying for all of you.

    Love,
    Crystal

  • Robin

    I’m #837! I guess I won’t win – but what a fabulous gift!

  • Patrice

    I’ve read you blog from the beginning, although I never leave comments, I am always blog stalking!!

    Had to comment, the custody battle is to cute, and of course I want to be in the drawing for the CD’s, shameless I know, but I love your hubby’s music!

    Thanks for your, true to life, show your whole heart no matter what posts….it means so much to many people, especially myself!

  • Emma’s Mommy

    As I post this, there are already 832 comments (this is amazing). I am one of those that have read your blog from the beginning. Having lost my own baby and reading your blog (plus a couple of others) I have felt my faith changing and becoming stronger.

    I would love to be the recipient of one of these boxed sets. Their music touches me and speaks to me (as I am sure it does to many others).

  • Sheri

    It’s great to see pictures to go with the stories. I love the ones of your little angels fighting over the stuffed animal…so very real and relatable! Thanks for sharing.

  • annasmom

    I love the pictures. My daughter has a habit of cutting her own hair as well. Girls are so funny. I have a little boy too and they are like night and day.

    My daughter, Anna Grace, fell on a playground toy at preschool when she was three and knocked out one of her front teeth and loosened another. It is just now coming in and she is seven. It looks strange have a large permanent tooth mixed in with gaps from loosing baby teeth and the baby teeth she still has.

    I love reading your blogs. Alot of days it is just what I need to boost my spirits and help me realize that I can’t do it all by myself.

    You have an amazing heart and it shows through each of your posts. Thank you for sharing your life, you heart and your faith with the world. It definitely makes a difference.

    Love,
    Danna

  • AsIponder

    I will try this again…long story!
    If there’s even a small chance to win after 700+bazzillion posts I will try anyway.
    Love your blog and this post and how real your family is…just like the rest of ours!!!
    I’m old and I too cut my hair (all over) when I was about your daughter’s age. My mom spanked me which puzzled me somewhat due to being so proud of my accomplishment! My dad was embarrassed so she had to take me to a professional for a trim and a “kiddie perm”…this was in the 50′s!!!
    I too used to pretend I was preggo…but I would put towels in my underwear. (This too didn’t impress my mom a whole lot). I was “just” emulating my much older married sister!!! Duh!!!! BTW I go by Wisconsin Sandwich Lady on comments to another blog…for reference sake (wink, wink). I’m just really really, really hoping I could win.

  • Nichele Lynn

    Oh, I LOVE those pictures! I love the outfit involved with a lifejacket swimsuit!

  • Jeanette

    I found about you through another friend’s blog and read often. What a wonderful blessing you are, a true inspiration, and an amazing woman of faith. I would love to win the CD giveaway!

  • Shari

    I was led to your web page by my obsession with Celebrity Baby Blog. They had posted about Audrey’s death and that’s how I found you. (I’m a proud subscriber like you :) I feel like I’ve gone on this journey with you which is so weird because I’ve never just latched onto a stranger’s life before. (I promise. Ok, there was that thing when Tori Spelling and I had the same due date but that’s neither here nor there.) After getting over my fear that I was a closet stalker, I realized that it’s because you’re so real. You are a strong Christian yet still have a quick wit laced with a coating of my favorite …… sarcasm! (Which I choose to believe is a gift, if not an un-mentioned fruit of the spirit.) We could totally be sisters but I suspect we would be banned from family gatherings. It’s great to see a mom just ‘put it all out there for good or for bad’ in a world where so many feel like they have to portray that they have it all together. My heart still aches for you and your family with your recent losses, but thank you for sharing yourself and touching the world despite the grief that lives with you daily.

    Love, your sister in Christ.

  • Alicia

    The chicken story cracked me up!

    What a generous giveaway.

  • Kristen

    I enjoyed the pics. Thanks for keeping us updated on the Smith family. May God bless you each day.

  • Dawn

    I love the outfit with the life jacket–that will be a good one for the "graduation collage"!! My daughter once wore to dance class a purple winter coat (unzipped), bright yellow spongebob shirt, black shorts, bright colored striped knee length socks and brown winter boots!! And to top it off, she is a fellow red head so her skin color on her knobby knees and scrawny legs was/is SNOW WHITE!! Yes that photo will also be in her Graduation picure Collage—GOTTA LOVE REDHEADS!! Thanks for letting us share your ups, downs, and for making us all laugh and shake our heads and say Uh-huh, been there done that!!! Would love to get your music–I turn my computer up at work & listen while I have your blog up in the background–so awesome!

  • Nancy Miles

    I have been following your post for many months. I have prayed so much for you and your precious family and I know God has a purpose and a plan for your life. Thank you for sharing and uplifting our Savior. Who is so worthy of our praise!

  • Francine

    I love the pics..how cute can you get.. Thanks for being so willing to share with us. What a great give away also..
    Hugs always

  • Pam

    First time posting to your blog. I have recently read it from beginning and am truly addicted! I have cried, laughed, prayed and marveled at the sheer awe of your love of God and what He has done and is doing in your life. Not to mention in the lives of all of your inlaws. God bless you all!

    And there is nothing wrong with admitting you are biased to how FANTASTIC a singer your husband is. Crossing my fingers for one of the Selah CD sets! :)

  • Allison Brouwer

    I cut my hair once… the day before I was a flower girl at my uncles wedding. oops!

  • Jon and Ashley

    From the very first time I heard “Press On” I have been hooked on Selah… you are blessed to be part of such a wonderful ministry and they are blessed to have you! Thanks for always sharing your true heart with us out here in the blog world. You minister to me with each post and I am grateful for the gift God has given you!

  • Mom2KCK

    I love reading your blog. The xray pic looks so neat. I have never seen an xray where it shows the baby teeth being pushed out by the adult teeth. The pg. carbear pic is by far my favorite.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Megan

    Those are hilarious pictures! Your girls are adorable.

  • Shara

    Kate will be forever indebted to you for the photos of her…especially her pitiful, frustrated face as her big sis holds the bunny high above her :)

  • Jesica

    How come it’s SO much cuter when they’re someone else’s kids? I don’t remember giggling like that when MY kids fought over a carebear. LOL

    My hands-down-favorite is the chicken. Oh my word, the chicken! hee hee hee

  • Kim F.

    Fun pictures! Your blog is always a blessing. Thank you so much for sharing your life and letting me laugh (and cry) with you.

  • Pam
  • Sears Kids

    Love reading your blog, during the fun times and the difficult times!
    My son began orthodontic treatment when he was about 4 years old, young I know, but he has had some serious issues with his jaw & teeth. When we were almost thru with the 1st phase of treatment, my dear son got hit in the mouth with a toy and chipped his brand new adult front teeth. Yup! They are still chipped, we are waiting to get them fixed until he is a little older with less of a chance of it happening again.
    Looking forward to winning some great Selah music!! Yeah!

  • Jennifer

    I am a long time lurker, but I’ve never left a comment. I think your blog is a real blessing to others, including myself. Thanks for opening your heart up to us.

  • Frandsen Family

    Angie,
    Even though we do not share the same religion, reading your words has brought me closer to our God. After reading your post about the girls bedtime prayers, I have been asking my kiddos to include something they are thankful for and something they are sorry for in thier prayers. Usually my 3 year old says “I am sorry that Brother….” I love the innocence of children. The pictures you have posted are wonderful- such adorable girls. Thanks for sharing all that you do.

  • Shelli

    I just wanted you to know how much of a blessing you and your family are. You all are amazing and such an inspiration to so many.

  • Tonya

    Oh my goodness, Kate is so much like my 4yo Eli. The outfits alone keep me laughing!

  • Bradford family blog

    Angie, I am really enjoying reading your blog! I have shared quite a bit of it with my husband who is a fan of Todd’s music! My friend brittany is one who lost her baby in June. You wrote to her. That was very thoughtful of you! You and your family are in our prayers!
    Love, Jaime Bradford
    jaime5@cox.net

  • mkmom591

    Love the life jacket photo. Looks just like something my daughter would have worn!

  • Lisa

    You should check out my blog, I recently posted pictures of my daughter cutting her bangs….how funny!
    I love the picture of the chicken too….So cute!
    Have a great day!
    Blessings,
    Lisa

  • Amy

    Hey Angie, your grief story has encouraged me greatly. I was already a Selah fan, but now the love runs deeper. Thanks for being so faithful in your journey.

  • Midnite Scrapper

    Oh.wow. I was laughing out loud at some of those pictures! Especially the custody battle. Too funny. Love your blog. It is such an encouragement, but of course you know that because you keep it going. =]

  • Jodi @ SNAPPED

    LOVE all the pictures!
    I would LOVE the music. I keep our Christian radio station on all day long and love recognizing all teh Selah songs. What a blessing they are!
    My prayers are still with you…
    Blessings!
    Jodi

  • Qavah

    I remember putting safety scissors to my hair and birthing a few stuffed animals in my day. :)

    Thanks for offering the Selah boxed set to us! Even though I have a 1:860 chance of winning (so far), I couldn’t pass it up!

    Hopefully I will be able to hear them in concert next month when they visit my church. :) Angie, do you travel with them often? It would be so wonderful to hug you and meet you in person!

  • Jennifer Wiser

    Pics are so funny and shed such a new light on your stories – it makes all us other moms feel so good that our kids aren’t the only ones who exhibit interesting behavior from time to time. Those moments though are the ones that although some days could bring us to our knees in frustration are also moments that keep us joyful and young even amidst the craziness. LOL!

    I would love to win one of the Selah CD sets. The music of Selah has carried us through many dark days in the past, and now getting to know you more through this blog has just made the music all the more real to our family. We are looking forward to meeting you all in Michigan in October. YEAH!

    Here’s to more days with chickens, and beautiful outfits, and other little “shenanigans” such as those.

  • Calie

    Would love a CD box set. I just started reading your blog last month. My sister introduced me to it. She says you help her a great deal with dealing with the loss of her own daughter. Our family lost a daughter, niece, granddaughter, and sister to brain cancer. She was only two and the sweetest little girl. Thanks for sharing your stories. You truly are helping so many people.

    Calie in MN

  • Jill

    wow those teeth do look large but then again when little babies cut teeth they look large too, so maybe this is the same type thing!

    Love the pregnant with a care bear too cute.

    I found your blog in March. I have read it all.

    Take care of those precious baby girls.

  • faithful love

    Isn’t God good for providing us with such entertaining moments through our children. It costs nothing, it lifts our hearts, and we know these little celebrities personally. They are such precious people. We need to remember our child-likeness sometimes when life’s hurts and stresses seem to overtake us, and find joy and laughter in the everyday things. I love Marilyn Meberg, and Lucy Swindoll, and all the Women of Faith who find giggles in the simplest things. Thanks for the giggle today Angie…your home must be filled with happiness, in spite of the sea of grief you are floating along on. Have a great day, and let Abby know I have a wonderful attorney for that custody battle!! So cute, poor Katie…

    God bless all,
    Faith

  • Jan

    I have to say the haircut picture and the hen pictures are the priceless ones, but I’m glad that you take so many pictures! We have funny videos of our kids doing the same types of things, and I will always treasure them.

  • S

    These pics made me smile. Love Selah, love your blog. You are an excellent writer!

  • Sarah Rose

    How PRECIOUS are those girls! I love pictures of daily life!

  • Mrs. D

    I love Selah and I love your blog.. it inspires me. I have been through a similair loss experiance and Selah’s music was used by God to speak to me HUGELY!

  • The Barnes Crew

    The pictures are so funny…the Chicken & swim suit outfit are my favs!

    Big teeth do come in bigger then the baby teeth but she won't look like a rabbit as the x-ray indicates! :)

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway…love Selah music! Thanks!!

  • Carol

    Great pics! Your girls have such fun personalities. =) I think I have a “Kate” at my house, only her name is Grace! =)

    ~God Bless

  • Angela

    Too funny!! I love the way you describe things! I remember the “good ol-fashioned custody battle” post…I thought that was hilarious when I read your words and more funny after seeing the pictures.

    My 3 yr old can pick some intersting outfits too! He’s had underwear OUTSIDE pants before.

    I haven’t heard much of Selah’s music but I can tell you that song you posted got me through some really rough times a few months ago. I found it on Youtube after reading your blog and “googling” Selah. What powerful voices to praise God!

    Anyway, thanks so much for the pictures…it’s always a joy to log on and see you’ve posted!

    Love in Christ,
    Angela

  • Amy

    Love the photos! Still laughing about the chicken. Love your blog, and still praying for you and your family.

    Yey for Selah!

    Pick me!!!!!!

    Amy

  • Erin

    Loved seeing the pictures of your funny girls! And that you took pictures instead of breaking up the custody battle ;) Something I would do…

  • GuessChoir

    Oh my goodness Angie! 877 comments so far posted! I guess you and Todd have allot of fans!

    Your kids are going to love looking back on this journal one day and read all these fun and crazy stories about them! So neat!

  • Hope

    Real life moments are the best. I remember cutting my own hair too…not pretty!

    I am 883…haha I have the luck of if I was 1 of ohh say 1…I would still somehow lose :)

    Keep on writing sista!

  • Sara G

    Great pictures.

  • Fiveofus

    Okay, so you finally did it. You convinced me to come out of blog stalking mode and show myself (I’m a sucker for free stuff!). I have been following your blog for awhile and just never left a comment. Thanks for your perspective and wonderful words. They are such a great Christian encouragement. Keep up the great work for the Lord!

  • karen e

    I love reading your blog; your honesty is refreshing! And your family is adorable. :)

  • Courtney

    WOW. I think I am comment 888 or so. I’ll remember this. Offer free stuff on your blog and people will actually leave commments. lol.

  • Brittany

    Love your blog.
    Love the carebear picture.

    … And I would love a Selah box set!

  • Lilly

    Will love to hear Selah sing. Thank you.

  • Brandon and Wizzy

    I love your blog, and your daughters, they are beautiful.

    Hoping I win :)

  • Denae

    LOVE the pictures! Thanks for sharing.

  • Pascha

    Ive never posted on your blog before but do read it quite often, and I always come away feeling more of a desire for Jesus than when I came. You bless me

    Pascha

  • Lorraine

    Yes, I have read your ENTIRE blog. I spent the other night reading it from 9pm to 4am. I love it. You are an inspiration!!

  • Samantha

    The chicken is the very reason God has not called me (oh praise His name!!) to homeschool. The daughter’s hard head and my stubborness would result in daily battles and nothing learned.

    I’d love some free Selah stuff!

  • Jill

    Enjoy reading your inspiring blog. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

  • Holly

    Thanks for the hilarious pics. They help brighten my day. Thanks for all the post and encouragememt you give. I’m glad homeschooling is going so well!
    Holly

  • Laura

    i’m so enjoying your blog! Your testimony to God’s faithfulness is beautiful, making you a beautiful monument of God’s goodness! My twin gals are 10 months, so I enjoy seeing what I get to look forward to! Thanks so much for your love and transparency!
    I can’t wait to see Selah in michigan!!!

  • the Walters

    Thank you for your blog. You are a wonderful blessing. Thank you for your transparency in your wrestlings, for the sincerity of your faith, for sharing love and laughter. You have blessed my life!

  • The Kirkpatrick Family

    Oh Angie, Being a mom is the very best Job by far!! Great Pics girl! Thanks for always being REAL and always being FAITHFUL in our AWESOME LORD and SAVIOR! Have a JOY FILLED DAY!!

  • The Glenn Gang

    The teeth look absolutely normal! :-)

  • Liz

    I enjoy reading your blog and know that our God is using you for something GREAT!! Your wisdom and courage never cease to amaze me and your story has inspired me to embrace everyday more than before. So thank you.

    You and your family are in my prayers daily.

    By the way – love the pics. My 3 year old sticks her Build a Bear in her belly to look my pregnancy sister-in-law. So cute!!

  • ♥ HisLovf ♥

    How sad is it that it took a give away for me to finally leave a comment?

    I’ve read your entire blog and find you to be truly inspirational. Your words and unyielding faith have touched me and you have helped me to know God a little better. I hope to continue down this path. Thank you so much :)

  • mary_marshall

    I love the pics! Thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration! I hope I win a Selah box set! :-)

  • MrsDanz

    I absolutely LOVE your blog and I definitely enjoyed the pictures! Your girls are just beautiful and what characters they are! God Bless you all!

  • cojlisa16

    Wow, I wonder if you knew you’d have over 900 comments to read! lol Your kiddos are precious and I think we all can relate to the haircut story. Many blessings, Lisa

  • Bills Family

    I love the hair cut…and I like when you say the girls were having a custody dispute…my two girls have them all the time!!

  • Amy

    I love Selah! (almost as much as I love those potential-blackmail photos!!).

    Thanks Angie!

  • Susan

    Love the pictures!!! And I so enjoy reading your blog…it is so inspiring!

  • Sarah

    We had to make a dental visit for my five year old and the x-ray looked really freaky! Two complete sets of teeth showing! :) Thanks for sharing all the pics!

  • Country Mouse

    I am blessed by reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your life.

  • The Yartym’s

    The bathing suit outfit is the best! Sooo cutie!

  • krista

    what fun pictures :) i would love to win the box set!!! have a great day :)

  • Just a Woman

    Ah, I remember the days of outfits chosen from the randomness of a toddler’s fashion sense.

    I love reading your blog — thank you for being so very honest and open.

  • madelyn’smommy

    Your kids are so cute!!! I love your blog. Thanks for sharing your life with us!!!

  • We are a blessed family!

    The pictures are Great!!! Just yesterday I told my daughter to go get her shoes so we could go and she brought me ballet slippers, which didn’t match what she was wearing. She insisted on wearing them and that was a battle that I didn’t see worth fighting. Your children are wonderful and I enjoy reading your blog. Never a dull moment :)

  • Roxanne

    I too have read your entire blog. I found you on a Wednesday and by Thursday afternoon I had smiled and cried my way through the whole thing. Now I check you each day! Love love love the pics!

    Roxanne

  • mom 2 many

    Notice how many comments you get when you give away GREAT stuff?? You have doubled or tripled!!
    WOO HOO!!!! Loved the hair cut….having 4 girls myself, I know how girls love to do that!! ;-) Nothing like picking up your 4 year old at pre-school to find that she and another girl played *beautyshop* and she is missing her entire ponytail!!! LOL

    Blessings,
    Carla

  • Becca

    I’ve been “stopping by” now for a few months, but have never posted a comment. So, today is the day, since there’s a giveaway. :) I have no shame. ;) Since I’m here, just wanted to say that I truly am in awe of how transparent you are! Your relationship with Jesus seems so much more “personal” than mine. I want to have that!

  • Dawn Estes

    I’ve loved your blog since I discovered it just a few weeks ago and read through every post in one day. So heart-touching and inspirational! Thank you for sharing your story with us – and your family.

    I love the pics today. The pregnant w/a polar bear belly makes me laugh – my kiddos do that! The custody battle – classic, too. But my fave is the chicken story – that girl means business!

  • Robert and Kelli

    Those pictures are great!

  • Lorri

    Did you see the article in the paper today about the president of an Iowa university who was accussed of hating corn? It so reminded me of the chicken!

  • sara

    Love the pictures! And don’t worry…the teeth look HUGE when they are coming in, but they grow into them!!!!

    Would LOVE to win the set!

  • Mare

    I just love the pictures, especially the custody battle. Can you imagine if it were a real bunny. I have read your blog from start to finish and love every minute. I check it out every day, sometimes more than once. Don’t worry I’m not a blog stalker. I’ve laughed, cried, prayed and been blessed over and over by your blog. Love Selah, haven’t seen them in concert yet but I do have a few CD’s.

    In Christ love,
    Mare

  • DavisMommy 4

    I love to look at kids in their natural,funny state. Having 4 of my own I have a few good ones. like my daughter (3 years old)falling asleep on the changing table with her pillow and blanket and one where my daughter tattooed my son with a magic marker :)

  • madelyn’smommy

    I love the pics of your girls. They are adorable!!!! I’m sure there in never a dull moment. Thanks for sharing your story. I love reading your blog because it makes me laugh and cry and get closer to Jesus in the process.

  • pinksachet85

    I love the facial expressions your girls have! What a riot!

    So funny that you’re giving away Selah CD’s! Both of mine have ceased to work and I’m starving without them!

    Enjoy your day today Anige.

  • Jill Williams

    I LOVE those pics, adorable! Angie, thank you so much for opening your lie to us on here. I love to read your blog. God is really using you, you are such a beautiful light for Him.

  • sammiebell

    The pictures are priceless! I would love to win a box set so please enter me to win. I have been wanting to purchase some more Christian music cds but haven’t had the extra money so winning the box set would be great. In fact oftentimes I leave it on your webpage just so I can listen to the music on your music player while I am at work. thanks, beth

  • Alison

    I love your stories and pictures! It is always so fun to read your blog.

    Am also a huge fan of Selah. What a fun giveaway!!

  • Neilson Family

    I have told my mom about your blog and now we are avid readers. I love the pictures. Thank you for posting them and sharing your life with us. You are such a wonderful person and have such a beautiful family.

  • Kelly

    Love the pics of the girls!!!

    Pick me Pick me for the CD’s!!! I am dying that you almost have 1000 comments!!!!!! :-)

  • Maggie

    Thanks so much for sharing your story every day.

  • Susan

    Cute pics! I love the “custody battle” pics. Classic. How many people capture those moments? They will love them when they’re older!

    I would love to enter the giveaway! I am only familiar with Selah through your website and would love to hear more of them.

    Take care!

  • Todd, Carolyn, Gavin and Taylor Bishop

    It’s nice to know that I am not the only mommy that has crazy hooligans sometimes:) My 4 yr. old had to have one of his teeth removed surgically b/c he broke it in half (to the root).
    Thank you for sharing so much about your family. I read all the time, but have never posted.
    ~Carolyn

  • Becky

    Great pics!! Thanks for doing the giveaway! Go random number thingy…pick me!

  • crosspointfitness

    too cute!! i love that you had a purpose to begin with in your post, but then found those other cute pictures, and just couldn’t resist sharing with us. thanks. it brightened my day. :) Kay

  • Aimee

    Pictures are great and definitely make it easier to imagine the things that you describe! So thankful for your posts.

  • Tamara

    Oh…what sweet and silly pictures! I enjoyed these!

    I’m a redhead, and my little girl pictures look a lot like these…including the haircut picture. I cut a big circle in my bangs on the day my mom was taking us to Sears to get our pictures taken! So in the pictures, I have 1/2″ bangs! Lovely!

  • Teri and Chris

    Angie,
    I have been reading your blog for a long time but I have felt to inadequate to share a comment or thought. Nothing like a little contest to bring us all out! HaHa. Thank you so much for the way you allow God to use you and your family. I appreciate your obedience.

  • Me

    I would sooo love one of the box sets you are giving away!!! Am just starting to get into this type of music and think this would be a great start!!!

    alexis

  • Stefanie, Greg, Cole, and Jack

    I LOVE Selah!!!

  • April

    Love your blog and Selah music!! Great giveaway!! Thanks.

  • jes

    Love the pics! I am pregnant with our first girl – I have 2 boys – so I am very much looking forward to all the things she comes up with as “outfits”!

  • Leslie

    Angie,
    Where to begin? I have followed your blog for some time and am compelled to continue to check for updates for many reasons. I feel like you have the faith i long for, you have wisdom in our Heavenly Father and I feel his strength, love, joy in your posts. I also come because I have come to think of your girls like my little cousins who live far away so I check the blog to check up on them.
    So why after all this time comment? For the free CD’s – yes. I’ll be very honest with you, before your blog was shown to me I had no idea who your husband was. To me he has always been (in his words) “Mr. Angie Smith”. And now, feeling like I know you, I would like to learn that side of you. If I don’t win, I will be making a purchase so either way I win!
    ~ Leslie
    PS. when I was 4 my brother thought I needed a hair cut. Being a good little sister I sat while he chopped off my long locks! Oh did I mention he did this right before we were to leave for church! my mom was SO upset! And my brother felt so bad that he decided to cut his own hair while mom tried to get my hair to look decent…

  • Nicole

    What a great way to get people (like me) to post! *wink*
    I've read your entire blog over the last couple weeks (it was mentioned on a co-workers caringbridge site)and there are so many things I've wanted to say, I just don't know where to start.

    First, the simple things:
    I love the music and the pictures on your site. I've actually purchased four of the songs on your playlist!
    I love the straight-forward and even sometimes the rambling nature of your posts (I am SUCH a rambler…lol)

    The "bigger" things:
    I recently graduated from nursing school and since I have two boys (ages 10 & 1) people often ask why I don't want to work in peds – MY repsonse is that while I realize many of the children get better and go home, some children suffer and die and I don't want to be mad at God. Until your blog, I've never understood why God would let children die – but I've seen so many positive things result from Audrey's life that it's really changed my perspective. Nursing is an "evidence based" practice so it is easier for me to understand the goodness in life through your example vs a quote, a lecture, or a bible verse.
    So my son is tearing apart my office, and there's so much that I want to share with you but I'm afraid my rambling isn't making sense so I'll try again when he's napping.

  • JeNnI

    Thank you for sharing all the pics.. They made me remember the funny stories you share.. I love your blog, and have followed it for awhile now.. You are incredible Angie.

  • Ashley

    I am amazed at the difference in the number of comments that are on here compared to when you are not giving something away! Last I looked it was like 941 compared to like 102! About the life jacket picture…this story of yours actually popped into my head the other day when my two year old refused to change back into her regular clothes from the Cinderella dress up costume to go to dinner at the Olive Garden. I thought, you know, if Kate can wear a bathing suit, tights, and boots out in public, then Addison can be Cinderella. Boy did she get the glancing smiles and the, “Oh look at the princess.” I thought, what kind of mundane life are we living if you can’t go to Olive Garden as Cinderella? So we embraced it and now have it as a wonderful memory! I might not have let her had I not remembered your story of Kate going to the airport in that outfit…THANKS!!!

  • KarenMcD

    I LOVE the pics! I am so glad to see other peoples girls behaving that way….and not just my own!

    Still praying for you and your sweet family!

    Karen McD.

  • Jen

    These pictures crack me up. I feel like I could have taken them myself on any given day around here….
    You need to write a book. Seriousely. I think I would read it over and over….LOL!

  • Deanna

    Oh my word!? Did you expect so many comments for free music? We know a great thing when we see it. I hope you know how precious you are and what a blessing you are to everyone!!! I spent one long, late night catching up on your blog from the beginning, I used quite a bit of tissues girl. I know the only way through all you’ve been through is with the Lord, and what a testament your life has been to Him!!!

  • WJS

    I LOVE the bathing suit picture! That is too funny! And I LOVE reading your blog. You have a way of pulling me in–I look forward to your posts!

  • kenelsey

    Loved the pictures, your Abby seems so much like my Abby. And, the way the two sisters had the custody battle – well, lets just say it is a daily struggle in the Elsey house. Marjorie thinks that she is every doll’s, Barbie’s, Ken’s, Webkins’s, and any stuffed animals mommy. She thinks that Abigail should keep her thieving hands off of her babies. Got to say I have been reading your blog since January and am thankful that you have expressed yourself in words that have become inspiration for thousands of people. If you are ever in the Elgin, Illinois area please let us know. My wife, Candi, and I would love to be there. Many blessings to you, Todd and the girls, yours in Christ, Ken

  • 3kids2jobs1dog.com

    Such cute pictures. Wow, those girls look like their daddy!

    I LOVE SELAH! Send me CDs!

  • mommyrose

    I love those pics. So sweet. :)
    The one of your daughter “pregnant” reminds me of my almost 2 year old son yesterday when he tried to put a diaper on his Pooh bear. :)

    Krista

  • Joy

    I have been reading your blog for several months. I check it every day and think of you often during the day. I bought a Selah CD after I found your blog and it has become my fav. Love the new pics!

  • AMidwest

    I recently came across your families story and I have to tell you I am moved beyond belief. I always considered myself a Christian. I did the “church stuff” growing up, I even taught Sunday school when I was in high school. But until I read your story I never really understood what it means to “Believe.” I took an evening and read your entire blog from start to finish and after a box of tissues and some soul searching I strive for a closer connection with the Lord.
    As a new mother I want my son to experience Christ in a way that I never did.
    So thank you, thank you, thank you for creating this blog to share your story with the world. My family and I are forever grateful for your words and your deep belief.
    God Bless you and your family!

  • Robin, Sabrina, & Baby Ava

    Funny pics! I love the pregnant pic, that is just hilarious! :)

  • mommyrose

    I love those pics. So sweet. :)
    The one of your daughter “pregnant” reminds me of my almost 2 year old son yesterday when he tried to put a diaper on his Pooh bear. :)

    Krista

  • Robin, Sabrina, & Baby Ava

    Funny pics! I love the pregnant pic, that is just hilarious! :)

  • Robin, Sabrina, & Baby Ava

    Funny pics! I love the pregnant pic, that is just hilarious! :)

  • Robin, Sabrina, & Baby Ava

    Funny pics! I love the pregnant pic, that is just hilarious! :)

  • Robin, Sabrina, & Baby Ava

    Funny pics! I love the pregnant pic, that is just hilarious! :)

  • Robin, Sabrina, & Baby Ava

    Funny pics! I love the pregnant pic, that is just hilarious! :)

  • Tracey

    Oh, my heavens, how funny are these. ;) Laughter is such wonderful medicine, especially on the craziest days.

    That girl works that swimsuit like nobody’s business. ;)

  • Karolynn

    You have a beautiful family! You are so amazing! I admire your love for the Lord.

  • Becca

    Love the pregnancy pictures!! What great memories to have forever!

  • dream-catcher57

    wow – almost 1000 posts! but here I am. :)
    *Amy.T*

  • Jenna

    i must say Angie you have the most adorable girls EVER!! i love coming to your blog every day to see if you’ve posted a new story! God bless you all!
    Jenna

  • thesloothaaks

    i love selah! let’s go for that box set!! :)

  • jameson1780mwk

    I think some of the best pics and stories of little girls are the first time they decide to cut their own hair. My daughter had shoulder length hair when she decided to cut one side (while wrapping Christmas presents – hence the access to scissors) – and she cut it all the way above her ear!

    Enjoy all your stories and continue to pray for you and your family

    Eileen

  • Alisha

    Love your blog and would love to win a Selah CD.

  • Jennifer Powers

    I love reading your blog. Your words are always so encouraging to me. The pictures are great and fun to put a picture with the stories.

    Thanks for doing the drawing. This should be fun.

    Jennifer

  • Alice

    new to your site – but so inspired by your writing. May the Lord richly bless you…

    Alice

  • rita

    My niece introduced me to your blog. I’ve just spent ALL morning reading, scanning, viewing, listening. Everything is beautiful–the story, the writing, the photos, the music, the videos–and very inspiring.
    Those of us who have lost something precious can relate on a deep and personal level. Thank you for allowing us to share and glimpse the beauty of grace through your story.

  • Jen

    Ooo! Selah CDs! Count me in! Also loving that lifejacket swimsuit! Cutting edge fashion right there!

  • our2angels

    What adorable kids you have, love the pictures! And love your blog. Your soft spirit and love for the Lord shine through. I so appreciate your transparency and your willingness to share your heart, keeps me coming back for more. So refreshing, like a cool drink of water. Thank your for being such a blessing!

    And I also LOVE Selah!! Their songs fill my heart with love and joy for Him!! And bring me to my knees!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Blessings
    Sue
    marklovessue@numail.org

  • The Kahler Family

    Oh, the teeth! Those teeth that look as big as a piece of gum… I was SO afraid that my daughter was destined for a lifetime of bunny rabbit comments, and being told that she had beaver teeth… then the dentist assured me that only PART of the enormous tooth would show, the rest of it would be hidden under her gum… phew!
    Love the pictures!

  • Michelle Sanders

    You and your blog have been such an encouragement and inspiration to me. I check it daily!!! Thank you so much for sharing your life to witness to others! God Bless You!

  • Jenna

    Too cute!!!It looks to be never dull moment at your house!:)

  • KarenH

    I love those chicken photos…and I hope the rest of the alphabet works out well for you! :)

  • Little Guy & Little Sis

    Long time reader, first time commenter (nothing like a giveaway to get people to de-lurk!). Thank you for your honesty and your inspiration, sweet sister in Christ! Hugs, Merilee

  • amanda

    I love the pictures! Especially the pregnant one! adorable!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Little Guy & Little Sis

    Long time reader, first time commenter (nothing like a giveaway to get people to de-lurk!). Thank you for your honesty and your inspiration, sweet sister in Christ! Hugs, Merilee

  • Little Guy & Little Sis

    Long time reader, first time commenter (nothing like a giveaway to get people to de-lurk!). Thank you for your honesty and your inspiration, sweet sister in Christ! Hugs, Merilee

  • Little Guy & Little Sis

    Long time reader, first time commenter (nothing like a giveaway to get people to de-lurk!). Thank you for your honesty and your inspiration, sweet sister in Christ! Hugs, Merilee

  • Little Guy & Little Sis

    Long time reader, first time commenter (nothing like a giveaway to get people to de-lurk!). Thank you for your honesty and your inspiration, sweet sister in Christ! Hugs, Merilee

  • Little Guy & Little Sis

    Long time reader, first time commenter (nothing like a giveaway to get people to de-lurk!). Thank you for your honesty and your inspiration, sweet sister in Christ! Hugs, Merilee

  • Lori

    Aren’t self hair cuts adorable! My 3 year old did the same thing… Only the top of her head. I especially love all the comments we get from strangers.

    (I hope you see the sarcasim… The momeories, however, will be great!)

  • Jenn O

    I have read your blog from beginning to end as well and your strength, joy, and peace are a true testament to the grace of God! To Him be the glory! I’ve enjoyed every minute!!

  • jennifergriffin

    Holy Cow on on the comments! I love the new pictures…especially the one where she is too discusted to even look! haha! The custody battle shots are cute too! What fun you have at your house!

  • Ruth

    I like the pregnant picture. My 4 year old granddaughter also pretends she is pregnant, could it be because she has a 4 month old brother that she adores ;)

    On a serious note, My daughter hooked me up with your blog, she has a link to it in her blog. I am amazed that you are willing to share your grief and joy with the world. God Bless you and your family.

  • Kaye

    Wow…with all of these entries, my chance of winning is pretty slim, but how can I not enter a chance to win a boxed set of awesome music?! I love them!

    By the way…all of the photos…priceless.

  • Carolyn

    My sister cut my hair when I was just about Ellie’s age and it was NOT a cute look. :)

  • Mec

    I love your blog so much! Thank you for sharing.

  • Darlee

    Dear Angie,

    “work. it. girl.” made me choke on my breakfast with laughter!!! You are too funny.

    My Katie was her own hair stylist at age 3. Mommy has never been the same…the sheer shock and horror when mommy found her with the scissors atop of her head. But I can look back and chuckle because she then tried to glue her cut locks onto her dolly’s head.
    Kids are the best gift aren’t they?

    Love,

    Darlee

  • Jen

    I would love to have that boxed set! Your girls are absolutely adorable!

  • Kim

    Love the pics, thanks for continuing to inspire us with your faith…

  • Stacy

    I love to read, laugh and cry with you. I always think, “hey, I remember when my girls did that!” God bless your family.

  • Phillips Phamily Mama

    Thank you for all the fun pics! I made the mistake one night of reading your entire blog in a sitting. My husband kept on asking from the next room, “WHAT exactly ARE you reading???” I love reading about what’s going on with ya’ll. Thanks again for sharing your life.

  • tljragan

    I have read your blog from beginning to end. I enjoy all that you say. You and your family are truly beautiful people and are a real inspiration. Thanks and keep up your great blog.

    I also really enjoy Selah’s music and look forward to hearing them more.

  • freda

    I so enjoy your blog. It lifts me up, and in so many ways I get more from it than most things I hear or read. I was so sorry to hear that you weren’t going to be able to do the study online. Maybe next time. May God continue to bless you and your family. Thank-you for taking the time to share your life with us.

  • florence

    These pictures are PRICELESS!!! I love it that you share your life so freely with us. You always bring a smile to my face when you tell these stories(and usually a chuckle!)

    Hope your group goes well tomorrow and hope to see you at church on Sunday!

  • The Porter Family

    Those pictures we sooo cute!!! how fun :)

    -Krystle Porter

  • Kylie

    Your girls are precious and these pictures made me and my two year old son laugh :) Thanks for sharing!

  • N, K, D, E and Zoe

    Your children are adorable.

    I love the lifesaving dance gear. Perhaps it will catch on like leg warmers and off the shoulder sweat shirts. One can only hope.

  • Holly

    The pictures are great. Thanks for the many ways you are blessing others through your walk.

  • Anne

    Love the Care Bear pregnancy pic – adorable! (And what a way to get 1000 comments, Angie. Amazing!)

  • mhfeylds

    Hahaha! Thee pictures are awesome! :)

  • Amy

    Your such a blessing! I love to read your blogs and see what your girls are up too. Always something new. :)

  • Andrea

    oh yeah a giveaway!

  • Hillary

    I really enjoy reading your blog! You inspire me to be a better Christian and mother!
    Hillary :)

  • Page

    I used to pretend I was pregnant with a teddy bear when I was little as well! LOL!

    Please enter me for the drawing! Thank you!

  • Diana

    Wow- love the “I ain’t lookin’ at no chicken hater” pose.

  • kristina

    I have never left a comment here, but have been lurking for a while. May God Bless you and your family. You have touched so many lives as you walked your journey.
    Take care,
    kristina

  • Tim & Richelle

    What fun pictures… and such great memories!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • annie-roo

    It always brightens my day whenever you post, whether I’m laughing until I’m about to pee my pants or crying at all I don’t understand but still in awe of God’s goodness. Love you!

  • Amy V

    First time posting a comment. I’ve emailed but finally signed up to be able to post! Those box sets are quite a motivator!! :)

    Angie, you are such an inspiration. You’re so funny too! As an identical twin myself, I can relate to many, many stories. I laughed at the pictures….especially of the one with the “carebear”, what girl hasn’t stuck a carebear under her shirt to pretend she’s pregnant? Hey, at least she used that as a tummy and not…hmmm…anything ABOVE the tummy, if you get my drift….(I’m guilty of that, too, but hey, what girl didn’t pretend to have a chest?…) Sorry if that’s being too honest.

    God bless you, Angie, and your readers.

  • Kim McGee

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I have been encouraged by your faith!

  • Tim & Richelle

    What fun pictures… and such great memories!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Tim & Richelle

    What fun pictures… and such great memories!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Tim & Richelle

    What fun pictures… and such great memories!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Tim & Richelle

    What fun pictures… and such great memories!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Tim & Richelle

    What fun pictures… and such great memories!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Morgan Holt

    Love the pictures! Love the music! :)

  • Jenna

    These pictures are HILARIOUS! Absolutely too cute.

    And the thought of even a CHANCE of a Selah box set gets me very excited on this Tuesday morning! Ya’ll have a great day!

  • Britanee-Morgan

    I love the pictures! God has blessed you with such beautiful kids! I love taking pictures of my daughter now she is 5 months and prob thinks I am banana’s =)

  • Mama Misty

    Love the swimsuit!! Awesome. My 2 yo daughter had to wear her swimsuit for days on end…now it is jammies. Always something, right??!

  • Lindsey

    Ah, great pictures. This makes me look forward to being a mom someday. :)

  • Lynn

    Your blog is so encouraging…thanks for being real!

  • Michelle Cearley

    I always love your pictures and stories about the girls! It brightens my day and makes me smile.

    Michelle Cearley
    Cabot, AR
    ptcmichelle@yahoo.com

  • Our Everchangin’ Clan

    I love your shots, they brought a fun filled smile to me at work today – thanks so much for sharing, we love your blog & hearing of your beautiful family.

    You are an inspiration to many, Angie, thanks for this wonderful blog!!

    WE LOVE YOUR MUSIC TOO, Todd!!!

  • carla

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I have been following your blog for the last few months. I am now caught up on it all.

    You are definately a beautiful writer, mother, wife, and role- model. You have affected my life, I thank God he gave you a story. You have helped so many others that are going thru similar situations. Also some that haven’t been thru loss, but have helped them realize that getting closer to God is what is missing in their lives. Thank you!

    I have recently heard the beautiful music of Selah thru your blog. I would absolutely love to hear more.

  • Lisa

    I have never posted but read this blog often and find peace in God’s word that you have shared. But having a giveaway is a great reason to post. Have a great day.

  • StephG

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog and you have a beautiful way with words.
    The pictures of the girls arguing over rights to the bunny was great. I love the expressions! It reminds me of my children and how I still snap pictures in the midst of an argument or crying fit…it’s real life!

  • justdawn

    ooohhh…coming out of lurk for my chance to win a Selah boxed set:)

  • Bethany

    I love all your pictures and your whole blog actually!

  • Stephenie

    Love the pics…especially the one showing the self haircut service…kids are just too funny when looking back across the year. It’s so fun to see how boring life would be without them!

  • Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit

    Very cute pictures! I love that while your girls were having a “custody battle” over bunny, you stopped to take some pictures.

  • Stephanie

    Wow! Big fan and would love the boxed set. Yesterday I heard Nicol and Todd singing on the radio and the song gave me chills–Hiding Place. Such Divine Grace for them to be singing that song and not knowing what would happen and how true those words would be.

  • KimMc

    SO FUN! I love all of those pics…probably my favorite is the swimsuit!! And what a fun idea about a giveaway! I have been “addicted” to you blog ever since I found out about it! You are absolutely amazing and I am glad that God has placed you in my life (even though we have never met!) Your writings are so inspiring…I actually get all excited when “google reader” says that you’ve written!

  • KAL071203

    your girls are just precious! Kate and my 4-year-old son would get along well, he also enjoys making a “fashion” statement, his favorite, too small overall shorts, no shirt and his blue with yellow polka-dots that look like fish, with eyes and fins one the toes rainboots!

  • Michelle

    What great photos! It’s going to be so much fun for your children to look back on their childhood through all the fantastic pictures you take. Those are so much more special, in the long run, than the formal studio family portraits. Real life, real kids, real moments…awesome!

  • Cindy

    These are wonderful images of your children and the world that they live in. BTW, I love your blog.
    Many Many Blessings and Joy!
    Cindy

  • Oly girl

    Love the pics! Your girls are so darling. My twins each had an extra set of front teeth and had to have oral surgery when they were almost five to remove the extra teeth. They were without front teeth for about three years! I was really starting to wonder if they would ever come in.

  • Michelle

    Loved the pics,
    My kids love their “puddle boots” from target, and wear them everywhere, even to bed, I think thier feet are going to get mold! :)

  • Brandie

    I’d love to win!

    I love the bathing suit picture.

  • Mike and Brianna

    Love these pictures! I love reading your blog, and especially liked it when Todd shared “his side.” You are such an encouragement to others! My husband and I love listening to Selah’s music and we would love to get a box set!

  • David and Lori Plus 8

    Thank you for sharing some pics. I’ve got my Beth Moore book and I’m ready for the study to begin! Can’t wait…..bringing several with me from Clarksville…..Pick me, pick me…would love the CD’s!!
    Always following your blog, ~your stalker up north, Lori

  • Kendra

    I must say I love your blog. It has touched me in so many ways and strengthened my walk with God. I check back on a daily basis just to see what is happening. My sisters (who also read your blog) and I always comment on how we feel like we are good friends with you.. I really hope one day that we get to meet!

  • Brooke B

    I loved the ba-ba chicken story! Way too cute!! Your girls have such cute personalities :)

  • Carolynn

    Love the expressions in the pics you posted-I have 1 “diva” at home,and I definately have captured some of her less than sweet looks:-) Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your life–it is definately and inspiration!

  • Keri

    Ok so I’m not much of a “poster”, though I love to read your blog, and have emailed a couple of times…the rubberband tip? But give aways??!!! I am all about that, not to mention I love Selah. So here is my entry! Bet this is your first post with over 1000 comments.

  • Jennifer

    I love reading your blog. Your story has touched my heart.

    God bless

  • just me and my thoughts

    LOVE LOVE the pics, Ang!!!

  • The Reeves bunch

    I love your blog and your girls are precious!

  • Misty

    You family is so precious! I recently found your blog through a friend and I cannot stop reading it. You are an AMAZING inspiration!!! You sound like someone I would love to be friends with. Please visit my family blog…
    http://mistydowdyfamily.blogspot.com

  • Christy

    GREAT pics!!! You are too sweet to keep it in your purse for all to see as well. Probably makes her feel special to show everyone!

  • Janet

    Love the pics – Thanks for sharing!

  • Andi

    The chicken story is so sweet! I also love Selah’s music as well, its the most moving music I have listened to! My favorite is Todd singing You Raise Me Up. Absolutely AMAZING!!!

  • Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather

    GREAT PICTURES!!! I’m a blog stalker (err… reader). Thanks for being such an inspiration!! Oh – oh – PICK ME!! PICK ME!!!

  • allison

    WOW! over 1000 comments already! :) Impressive!

    Just wanted to say I have enjoyed reading your blog since the beginning!

    Your words always provide such inspiration…and I have shed so many tears with you!

    Oh, and I think it’s really cool that your puppy came from my hometown! (Sparta)…such a tiny place! :)

  • annie

    So glad I saw this post before the deadline… The pictures are priceless! God bless and know that your sweet family is in my prayers.

  • Haley

    I have followed your story and am continually inspired through the words you right. I have many close friends that are in similar situations and have felt inspired to share your blog with them. They have found hope and comfort through the words you write. Thank you!

  • clkight

    love all the pictures! i’m a camera totin mama myself!!!

  • Jennifer

    Have been so blessed by your testimony over the past several months.

  • The Dortenzos

    I love reading your blog, as I mentioned before, we went through similar situations…..but I also love the laughs, smiles, and humor I get from your wonderful stories! Thanks for taking us along for the ride!!!!!!

  • Laurie

    Oh Drats,

    What are my chances being #1056 here??:) Looks like the plumbing was fixed on your blog, no more clogs!!!
    I love the pictures you posted, they are priceless examples of day to day life. Oh, and WHAT IS IT with the right of passage thing in kids cutting their own hair??? Yikes. And don’t worry, I think at least half of that tooth stays up inside the gums attached to the bone.:) I hope you have a wonderful day and I will be totally shocked if I make it in the draw. I love you anyway.

    Love and Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

  • Hannah

    I always look forward to seeing what your little ones come up with! I love that you carried around that x-ray! Good Mom!

    Your blog has just brought so much peace and joy to my life!!

    Thank you

  • Tim and Leslie

    I have been following your post for some time and truly have not had words to leave a comment before. You have touched so many through your ministry and I know God will continue to use you and Todd as HE sees fit!

  • Jana

    what a blessing your blog is to so many. thank you for sharing and being an encouragement to us all.

    AND, the bathing suit pic is adorable! she definitely has an eye for style ;) !

  • findingourdaughter

    Oh my goodness, this post and pictures made me laugh out loud and I totally needed that today! If I win the music, double bonus!
    God bless,
    Angie C. in FL

  • KK

    I want a box set! and i want them to come to upstate SC!

  • Honey Bear

    Angie…
    Your pictures do have a way of telling a story!
    I just love the pics of the girls fighting over the bunny.
    It reminded me that even in the face and tears of sorrow – life does seem to go on – even with a bit of laughter.

    Please keep smiling,
    You are such a gift to the world!

  • jacksmom

    Sneaky, sneaky! What a way to out the ‘lurkers’, me included-had to open an account and everything! Dangling a freebie carrot!

    I’ve read your post for some time now, since Adrienne requested prayer for you and your family. I love your writings and openness of your faith, you are an inspiration to me.

  • Party of Five

    My favorite was the self-haircut! Be sure and hang on to that to share with the future spouse!

  • Robin

    Angie – I appreciate that you have so openly shared your story of faith lived out in the open – good and bad. It encourages me more than I can say. Love the chicken story! Thanks.

    Robin

  • Scott

    Wow the pictures are great! I can't wait until my twins are getting some fun pictures like that.

    If I'd win. Could i reimburse you for shipping.

    Take care scott, Kelly & Family.

  • Aimee

    Wow! I’m number 1075… I think someone wants a Selah Box set!!! LOL!!! I hope I win!!

  • skent

    Oh, I would love to win a copy of Selah! Love them! Thanks Angie!

  • Cindy

    Those pics are adorable and brought a much needed smile to my face. The swimsuit pic is something that my Katrina would do, lol. Too precious!

  • Mom to 4 girlz

    Ah, I already have this, but would love to give one away! My 102 grandma loved Selah and so does my youngest (1 year old)…And I simply must comment on my kids names…Anna, Allison, Abigail, and Audrey…Love your choice of names for your girls and your blog!

  • Megan

    Those are some awesome pictures…full of character! Thanks for sharing. You have some great stories to share when they grow up…and the pictures to back them up.

  • Kristy

    I loved these pictures!
    Your blog continues to be such a blessing to me and I want to thank you so much for your openess and honesty in everything you do share.

  • Amanda

    Dental Hygienist checking in here. The permanent teeth will NOT be that large. It’s all an xray tube angle issue…not the teeth themselves! :)
    And thanks for sharing the ‘everyday’ pics of the girls…nice to see you live in chaos at times too!!! :)

  • m

    LOVE the custody battle…that is probably my FAVORITE!!! We have those allthe time in our house :)

  • Jessica

    your family is so beautiful! i love the pictures of the custody battle. my husband thinks it odd that i snap pictures of our son when he’s not in the best mood. because, honey, it captures what life is really like in our house! ha!

  • Debra

    You are so awesome, Angie! I love your famly! I look forward to new posts and more pictures! Thank you for being such an inspiration to all of us! :-) You and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Laura

    First time leaving a comment for me. I frequently read your blog and find many of your words hit home hard with me. The pictures you posted today remind me of the things my nieces and nephews do! :-) God bless and keep on writing. I know it touches so many people!

  • Cupcake

    Love your pictures Angie – it looks a lot like life at our house!

  • Mrs. H

    I love your blog and read it faithfully (thank you, Google Reader!). I have never commented b/c I couldn’t think of anything to say that hundreds of others haven’t – that I love your honesty and am inspired by your life and your relationship with the Lord. But there is nothing like a giveaway to get me over my shyness! :-)

  • Sarah

    I loved all the pictures! I read your blog often so they stories all came back with the photos. Your girls are just adorable.

  • Megan L Hutchings

    What GREAT pics! I love the one of Abby and her self hair cut…LOL!

    I would also LOVe thos cds!!!!

  • Ashley

    What a great give away…

  • Aggiema (Michelle)

    Cute pictures. We love Selah’s music, so please put us in the drawing!

  • T-Mommy

    OK, people at work just gave me this what the h%^& look after my laugh filled the entire office!…

    Yes, it was me laughing, enjoying, and remembering the stories behind the pics of your girls!.It was hilarious!

    Thank you so much for being YOU.

  • Lyndsay

    I LOVE the pictures … hope to get to meet you when you come to Michigan! We are planning to be at the show :)

    Lyndsay

  • Becky

    I adore your blog- and these pictures made me smile. The custody battle reminded me of my own girls – such passion.

    Thanks for sharing your heart and your life in such a transparent way.

  • Stacey Anderson

    Thanks for sharing those fun pictures. It’s nice to see some fun things.

  • VP

    1094 comments so far…. now what is the chance that I will win ??? Well, I’ll give it a try cause you can’t win unless you try. I love your blog and check in on you all daily. You are such an inspiration !!!

  • Just a simple gal

    I’m in ! LOVE their music and would LOVE a boxed set!

  • Jenny

    This is me randomly posting a comment again, I’m not sure it worked the last time. Your blog is fantastic, your giveaway is great! Thanks!

  • Julie

    i love reading your blog…you are hilarious and your posts are such a blessing!! your girls are adorable!!

  • mnlouiselle

    Our oldest daughter suffered a summer festival “bounce house injury” to her two top front teeth when she was five. They eventually (about 5 weeks later) had to be pulled. She was such a trooper through the whole event…and even played her first soccer game the night they were pulled.

    Love the pictures! With four children in our house…I can certainly understand the “craziness”!

    -Nicole L.
    Michigan

  • The Couch Family

    Love Love Love the pics!!!!! Your girls are precious!!! how is the homeschooling going? Are yougetting more comfortable with it? Hope so!!!

  • Dana

    I have read the entire blog and patience was not required!! You are an amazing, inspirational person, thank you for sharing your life with us!

  • Addimando Family

    Thanks for posting the pictures. They are all so cute.
    Keep posting I love reading!

  • BKHooyer

    Don’t you sometimes wonder where they come up with their ideas? Like the chicken thing, or “expecting” a care bear. Precious! My son is 20 months old, and our next is due Nov 1st, so I’m really looking forward to all the upcoming stages.

  • Laurie

    Love the pictures. Tooooo funny. I am also reminded that I need to get my middle daughter back to the dentist for an extraction this week. Fun stuff. She is a very brave 9 yr old though with no fear at all.

    Thanks for sharing your journey and inspiring so many.

    Laurie

  • WallysMama

    Love the orange chicken! And love your blog! Thanks a bunch

  • Mary Helen

    You have such cute girls!!! I love seeing their cute personalities come through in the photos.

  • Gennae Heer

    Cute pictures! Sometimes kids have to “grow into” their adult teeth so don’t worry if they look a little big at first.

  • hollyandco

    Good grief – this is a lot of comments! :)

    Thanks for writing!

    Holly

  • Angela

    Your blog is amazing! I LOVE to read it and stay in touch.

    I LOVE the pics of the girls! They are so cute. Thank you for sharing them.

    Angela

  • Tiffany

    Prego with a carebear….priceless! As is Kate’s steppin’ out outfit! Love it.

  • becky

    Oh, the pictures were just great. Your girls are precious! Thanks for sharing!

    Becky

  • jlane3773

    I have read your blog for a very long time! I LOVE the life jacket picture. Thank you for sharing your life!!

    Jennifer

  • Carlee

    The teeth, if they are like my daughter’s, will look huge (like oh my goodness my daughter is a redneck huge) until the two on either side fall out and grow in. Then they will start to look not so huge. Sorry.

  • kelliandedward

    I love the custody battle pics!

  • Kyla

    If you enter me in your contest, then I can listen to Selah on my CD player so I don’t have to borrow my mom’s ipod all the time. She says she has every song they ever wrote on there.

    Kyla age 11

  • Erin

    Good heavens! I have serious comment envy. Love the pictures; they’re fabulous.

    Sign me up for some free music! :)

  • Jenny

    Thank you so much for blogging! Often your stories are the highlight of my day at work! :)

  • Brandi and Jeremy…

    love the pics. My girls have done similar things….girls are so fun, aren’t they?!!!

  • Kathryn Moors

    Angie ~

    You are such a blessing and have inspired in ways you will never know.

    Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  • mrs. gathright

    I figured today would be the day I’d leave my first comment on your blog. I’ve been reading it for a while now but never have the nerve to leave a comment…not sure what my deal is.

    Anyway, I love your blog and it brings a lot of truths to my life when I allow myself to receive and be humbled by who I am not and who God is making me to be.

    Keep on bringing the light.

  • Dana Jae (and Eliza too!)

    Good thing number 1125 is my lucky number! :)

  • Bonky’s Mom

    Oh…lol-ing here! I love spunky kids! The lifejacket “outfit”–quite a sight! : )

    What cuties!

  • Matt and Cristin

    Hi there!
    First of all..your heart is precious.
    Second…I want to win one! :)
    Third…Your girls are darling!

  • Tabitha

    Love your posts. You are very inspirational. I would love the CDs

  • Heather

    Oh my goodness there are a lot of comments. You are loved!

    Thanks for sharing, so candidly, with all of us willing to read. You inspire!

    The pictures remind me of my sister and I. We had some “wonderful” hair cutting pictures, too.

    Oh, yeah, and please include me in the drawing. I would love one of the boxed sets.

  • Michelle

    Hey Angie! You might consider writing a children’s book….you have GREAT material for one! Aren’t kids the greatest??!!
    Love ya’!
    Michelle

  • Southern Gal

    I love the pics that go with the older posts. Thanks for the visuals!

    Love Selah and would love a boxed set.

    Renee

  • Angela

    I am thrilled to see that other people take pictures of thier kids crying and fighting!! My Mom says that I am mean for doing it, but they are too cute, even when they are proving that sin is not a learned behavior. Hahahaha! We like to call those pictures, “Rehearsal Dinner Slide Show” photos. Don’t laugh! I actually have a file on my computer called just that! Hahaha

    Thanks for the give away. I am certain that there were days (months, years, hehe) when some of Selah’s music kept me off of the psychatrist’s couch during those crazy newborn months. It isn’t that the music always brought me OUT of the depression, but it always brought me back to the Lord’s comforting arms. Many times I have turned on the CD player while I relunctantly began dinner and before I knew it, i was standing in the middle of my kitchen, hands raised and praising the Lord through broken tears.

    Thank you!!!!!!!

  • Kate

    Love the pictures, especially the pregnant with care bear one! Cute!!!

  • The Van Roekel Family

    Your stories are always so fun! Those pictures are hilarious in themselves. I love reading your blog!!

  • Just Me

    Maybe I’ll be number 1131? I’d LOVE a CD…but, I suppose not any more than the other 1130 people. How fun!!

    Take care,
    Amanda

  • Holly

    Those top teeth are gonna look big when they first come in but she will grow into them. I work in the dental field and my kids have the biggest teeth evah!,lol

    Anyhoodle please enter me!

  • Addimando Family

    Really love the blog. Thanks for posting pics.
    Take care..

  • Sarah Eileen

    I am a quiet reader of your blog and have been for some time now. I have passed the link on to many friends and even printed your blog about Homeschooling to read aloud to a group of co-workers. Your writing is amazing and your honesty is refreshing and inspiring. You have introduce me to Selah and I love them! I would treasure the box set!! Fingers crossed!!

  • mnmcrum

    Angie,
    Homeschooling will definitely be an adventure for you, as it has been for us for the past five years. I couldn’t imagine not being with my children all day at this point (even though there are definite times I feel a “little” overwhelmed.)
    Thanks for sharing yours and your family’s life with us!
    Michelle

  • The Madaus Family

    Not a dentist, but a dental hygienist…the teeth are not really as big as they appear. When they come in the will seem huge compared to the other baby teeth, but eventually everything even out! I would love to win the box set!!

  • Mashel

    wow, that is a lot of people who want to win something! But I want it too.

  • gbmom2407

    I love the photos! Let her show people her x-ray, that is a pretty big deal. I would probably do the same! Love your site. I found you through Stellan and I am hooked. I love that you stick to your convictions.
    Happy day.

  • Tracie

    I love your blog Angie. Thank you for being so transparent. I missed meeting you on the Kathi Troccoli Cruise last Feb. I know that my parents visited with you. I was part of the family of 36. I had recently miscarried my 5th baby. (4 days before we left for the trip) I was in a fog most of the trip. you have inspired me many of days that I felt discouraged. Thank you for always being real. We (my whole family) have always loved Selah. We are very excited to see what God is going to continue to do with the ministry he has for you. May he richly bless you, Todd and the girls. From one homeschool mom to another.

    Ps. I have no idea why it’s taken so long to Thank you.

  • Kellie

    All it takes is a give away to get us to comment! Love the pics.

  • buscher3

    Oh what I have to look forward to with a 14 month old little girl and another baby on the way. The little joys of life…though they’re not so joyous in the moment.

  • Hillary

    holy smokes…you have a lot of comments on here…..

    just wanted to say that i’m thankful for your blog….you have amazing words of wisdom that usually seem to somehow fit with the stresses and struggles that i’m dealing with….

    thanks for sharing your family with us. :) those pics put a smile on my face….

    in christ,
    hillary.

  • Caitlin

    love love love the swimsuit!!! :]

  • Jennifer

    I enjoy your blog! Thanks for the contest!

  • Kathryn

    Love the pics of the girls! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Lorie

    Your blog continues to be an inspiration to all us, drawing us closer to our Lord. At a Beth Moore Bible study this morning,a group of Moms discussed what an amazing testimony you have. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Marilena

    Love the pictures! I’m so upset that I’m going to miss the concert on Oct 23rd :( I’m in Michigan right now but I’m leaving on Sept 16th. October 23rd is the one year bday of my niece that passed away from SIDS. She died on January 7th…Her mom and dad are going to try to make it to the concert. I hope they get a chance to meet you.
    Your sis in Christ,
    Marilena

  • Risa Holland

    Love the pics!! What characters you have!

  • Sandy

    I went to a concert in Minneapolis where Selah was playing but it wasn’t until we got there that we found out the they had to cancel due to Audrey’s impending birth. While of course, I was disappointed and sad at the same time, it was very comforting to be with a huge crowd of people that had been following your story and “knew” what was happening. I had never heard of Selah until I started reading your blog, but I’ve come to know their music through the multiple CD’s I checked out from the library (the stores are usually sold out!). I would be thrilled to win the box set so I could have a collection of Selah’s music of my very own!

  • redpolkadotsgirl

    Angie,

    Thanks for sharing your story with us. I enjoy reading & you truly are an inspiration.

    The pictures are just too adorable!

    God Bless,
    Angie

  • Laura Ann

    I would love to win the box set…pick me, pick me!

  • Jennifer Zimmerman

    I was directed to your blog through another site and read it every night from beginning to end for a week. That was a lot of late nights let me tell you. LOL!! Your faith has encouraged me and I thank you for that.

    I have 3 little ones also (5, 3, and 1) and 1 due in October and your blog reminds me not to sweat the small stuff and just enjoy what the good Lord has given me.

    On a side note, I’m praying I get one of those box sets as I don’t own any Selah CD’s. Good luck to everyone, you’re gonna need it because I’m gonna win. LOL!!

  • Katie

    Love your heart for people! Thanks for sharing your life and all that GOD is doing.

  • Ang

    Your girls are soo cute, gotta love the red hair! What would I give to have red hair! I would love to win the music!

  • Chad, Amy, Grace and Olivia

    Love your blog!
    Amy

  • Toni

    I love those pics. The look on her face with the chicken. Your blog is so inspiring and funny and I love checking in.

  • Shannon

    Love the photos!!!!

  • Lance and Cindy

    Angie–
    You are such an encouragement! And those stories you tell of your girls and their “happenings” almost always make me laugh out loud. You should write, girl, seriously!! You have a warm and winsome way of relaying life events. I found your blog through another friend’s and I always look forward to your new posts!

  • Juel

    Gosh I love little kids photos!

  • Darlene

    wow! a lot of comments. It is such fun to see pictures of your precious family. The best moments God blesses us with are those of regular old laughing and having fun – what joy!!!
    Darlene

  • Becky

    You are such an amazing woman. I just recently found your blog and had to start right from the beginning. Let me tell you that I was glued to this blog reading about your amazing family, your amazing strength, and your amazing love for God. Your story had me in tears for two days straight! You are a inspiriation to me to become a better mother, a better wife and a better child of God. Bless you and your entire family.

  • Amanda:

    Oh gosh – it’s so good to know that your girls are just as normal as my boys, LOL, even though you seem to have it WAAAAY more together than I do, LOL. Love the pics!!

  • Kristi

    work.it.girl. – thanks for making me snort diet dr. pepper out my nose!

    Crossing everything on my body that crosses that I’ll be lucky enough to receive a Selah box set! Woohoo!

    Love to you all from MN!

  • Alissa

    they are too cute!!! i bet there’s not a day that goes by where you don’t have any source of entertainment from them!!! :)

    I love reading your blog!!! Hope you’re doing well!!!

  • Meg

    Those pictures are so much fun…as is your blog. You are an inspiration to women, mothers, wives, and loss…and you are ever in my prayers.

  • The Langfords

    I have read your blog from begining to end and I LOVE seeing pictures of your precious family.

    Keep them coming!!

  • Katrina

    thanks for sharing the pictures of the girls…thanks for sharing your life so candidly….thank you for ministering to so many people…thank you thank you thank you

  • Karen

    So cute! I love the pics of the girls, they’re adorable – we’ll all be looking forward to the “Big Girl Teeth” coming in!

  • Grin and Barrett

    Angie,

    I pop in almost every day to see if you have posted something new. You are so inspiring. And to see that you too have a normal life is wonderful to see. I am not abnormal!!! YEAH ME! I love your husbands music and it is very uplifting. You both are doing a wonderful job at spreading gods word. Keep it up! Thank you for being you. And hug those kiddos for me. :o )

    Jennifer from Ohio

  • Noordam’s Blog

    Dear Angie,

    Thank you for sharing your family’s beautiful journey. I check your blog regularly and am moved by your beautiful writing – you have been given a wonderful gift :o )

  • lmashe81

    I absolutly love the pictures of your girls. There is never a dull moment with kids around. I love your blogg. You make me cry and laugh and my husband walks by and looks at me funny asking me what is going on. I pray for you and your family.

    I would love to be put in the drawing for a box set.

  • Bethany

    Thanks for sharing those great pictures of your kids…and the stories – so funny!

  • Southern Wife

    Look at all these comments!! Amazing. I’m posting one anyway, just in case there might still be a chance to get some wonderful music. Thanks for a cool giveaway! (And I love the adorable pics – your girls are precious!)

  • heartchild

    Great contest. I think Selah has great music. Thanks for being so generous!

    The pictures are so cute. I love the one with the life jacket. Ok, ok and the custody battle. There is nothing so real. LOL

    Angie

  • The Beaver Bunch

    Nothing like free stuff to get people to comment. Usually I don’t comment b/c there are over 200 or so comments already. Since I am hoping to be comment #1,175 today, you’ll probably not read this one either.

    I check your blog so often as it brings a smile to my face and warms my heart.

    Much love and many blessings.

  • sdrodriguez

    I love your entire blog. I am always anxious for new posts. Sadly, I do not own any Selah CD’s, so be sure to draw me!!!
    Your family has been in my prayers and you have been a huge inspiration.

  • kprincesskate

    Adorable pics! Your girls are beautiful.

  • LaGore Family

    I love your blog! I have a 2-year-old who has similar fashion taste also!

  • Shannon

    I love the chicken story. I also love your ability to capture those precious moments.
    Shannon

  • cristina thornburg photography

    Oh, you’re too sweet! I would LOVE some Selah music.

    I’ve been blessed to read your blog since the day you wrote that note to Audrey and have shared it with several Christian sisters. (I found you through a photographer friend who knows Tom U.)

    I haven’t ever commented in the past, because I was lacking for words but I have cried with you along the way. I am so glad that we can hope in a God who knows all things and who loves us dearly.

    The Lord is good, and always good, and He has shown Himself to be good through you. It is so encouraging to read your testimony and to see Him carry you through these tender days.

    I hope that someday I’ll have the opportunity to meet you and your family. Keep fighting the good fight, girl! Your Father in heaven must be beaming down on you with pride. You have surely brought glory to His name.

  • JenD

    So do they get the dancing moves and fashion sense from mom or dad? Just wondering…Love the music and the blog

  • Lisa

    I went to a Selah concert about 4 years ago in Omaha, NE and loved it, even though I didn’t really know any of their music.

    I love those pictures of your kids. So cute!

  • KM

    Love, love your blog. Have been a way on vacation and checked in today to update. Awesome giveaway. I actually had never listened to Selah’s music before finding this blog. I’ve been blessed in many ways since I found your site. We’ll see if I’m blessed in a random number pick!

  • Liliana

    Hi Angie,

    I ran in to your blog one day through celebritybabies.com. I LOVE children and that is a understatement!! They are God’s most precious blessings!! I found your blog at a time when I was VERY sad and didn’t know how to go on. I can’t begin to tell you what a blessing you have been to me. I have read it from the beginning and have shared it with my college prayer group, friends, coworkers, you name it:). Thank you for sharing your story and being so open about what you are going through. Thank you,also, for re-introducing me to a father whose love never fails and companionship is steadfast and true! I needed to have hope again and you lite that light. I admire your strength in times of adversity and the way you praise God. You are a talented writer and I can’t wait each day to log on and read. Thank you, Angie for the blessing you have been. God used you to bring joy into a heart that didn’t seem to know anything but darkness. Thank God for you and your family. God bless!

  • su

    I must say that the story of Ellie sharing one of her thumbs is one that I want to remember forever. Thank you for sharing it.

    I miss your music on your blog. Maybe it’s just quiet at my end.

    Your girls are so precious.

  • KM

    sorry…forgot to leave some way to contact me…just in case.

    Kristi in Texas

  • Carolyn

    Writing from Mexico…hoping to receive the music!! And don’t worry, if I win, you don’t have to mail it all the way down here (likely won’t arrive!)

    Have a great day,
    Carolyn

  • SuperMegs

    I love the pics!!! Your girls are darling!!! :)

  • Kara

    The pictures are so fun to look at and instantly remember your precious stories. Thanks. :) So fun to look at!

    Mom mom has now become a huge Selah fan after reading my blog, which let to your blog, which led ot Selah music. :) I am a fan too. Cool give away.

  • Anna Erb

    I love the pictures! You have such beautiful little girls.

    I have been so encouraged by reading you blog. God has truly blessed you with an amazing gift to minister and encourage others. Your families life speaks so loudly to those around of you great faith in God and how His grace and strength work in our weaknesses. He is enough and has and will always be faithful. What a great God we serve!!!

    May you continue to seek and grow in Him. It is a difficult battle at times, but it will have the most rewarding outcome!

  • 2911jer

    Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Angela

    Such cute pictures!!!

  • Spivey Family

    I love the pictures! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lisa

    Nothing like a giveaway. I continue to be amazed and blessed by your writing.

    Thanks for all you’ve shared.

  • Penny

    Hey Angie!

    Those teeth ……. well yea…. for awhile you might think she is Bucky Beaver! They look really big in her small mouth but will look beautiful in her teenage and adult mouth.

    Love the haircut! We had a early stylist here too. Right before professional pictures. And that bathing suit “outfit” yep…had one of those too only I had the matching boy to your outfit. We were on a trip to the beach and he decided to take no chances and just keep his floating suit on all the time. He was terrified the Sharks would jump out of the ocean, run 2 blocks, open the door and come into the beachhouse. Funny 2 year old boy. Does Kate have a boyfriend? What a pair those two could be!!
    God gives us crazy blessing to keep the laughter flowing!!!!!

    I love your blog …..

  • kristi

    i have been following your blog for a long time now. and prayed for your family. you are such an inspiration. thank you so much for sharing all that you do.

  • threadbiz01

    Love to read your blog…very inspiring to many. The pics are adorable and fun to see:)
    I also LOVE the music and thanks for the the chance at the drawing!!
    Lynn

  • Laureen

    I enjoy your blog and LOVE Selah’s music!

  • kimberly

    Wow. 1202 comments already…and only 5 boxed sets :) Well, add me to the running anyway! Blessings!

  • Jenn @ Casa de Castro

    Those pictures are just precious! I loved them all. Thank you for sharing your darling girls with us!

  • The Hofs

    Love the pictures! And who couldn’t pass up a giveaway? Especially Selah Cd’s!!
    Love your blog!

  • Shelly

    These pictures are so cute! They are the kind that I love …”priceless moments” Thanks for being such a blessing

  • DKay

    I need to win one of these! I log on your website to listen to our songs that play!!!

  • Samantha C.

    Love the pics

  • DKay

    I need to win one of these! I log on your website to listen to our songs that play!!!

  • McCulleys

    Love reading what you have to say. Keep it coming.

  • Rachel

    Wow! That’s a lot of comments! :) Love your blog, btw. I would love to be included in the drawing for the CDs. I love Selah!

  • Samantha C.

    forgot to mention I want to be in the givaway thanks

  • nursamy

    Love Selah!! Thanks for the great posts and the window into your life and heart. Love reading your writings.. Enjoy today

  • Kelly

    From one angel mommy to another.. I love reading your blogs. I am actually in the process of starting my own for our precious baby girl Liberty that passed away at 5 months old last October.. I so desprately don’t want people to forget her and I want to continue to use her story to reach out to others about Gods sweet mercy! I was wondering if you could please send me a quick message with the homeschool ciriculum you are using..I felt that God is calling me to homeschool yet don’t have a clue where to start and since losing our other daughter my mind is kind of like mush..im sure you understand that feeling time to time. Unfortunetly we dont have lots of family to support our decisions so I feel completely alone here….Anyway! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful stories with all of us – you keep us moms motivated to keep doing God work with our children! You are a blessing! Much love and many prayers.
    Kelly Turner

  • shelly

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  • four little blessings

    I laughed out loud at the chicken paper. I can totally understand that…. :)
    Tammy

  • Michelle

    It is fun to see you really enjoying your kids. I will become a mom next year for the first time (Lord-willing) and am encouraged with how much I can delight in and be friends with my children!

  • Melanie

    Hi Angie,

    Just a comment about the large permanent teeth in the x-ray… Don’t worry, they are perfectly sized and by that I mean they are naturally large.

    I have one boy that is particularly tough on teeth. He knocked out a baby front tooth when he was about 3.. then 7 years later, he decided to go full throttle and knocked out both permanent front teeth. (He was racing and slipped on gravel as he was coming around a corner. He fell and hit teeth first.. I cringe even as I type this.) Anyway, I was worried I would never find his missing teeth in the gravel, but my heavens.. those things were HUGE! I couldn’t have missed them. They did get put back in his head at the ER and once again, their gigantic dimensions are hidden by his gums!

    I would love to be entered to win the music! Well, the music or a mouth guard for my dear son!

  • Miller Mommy

    I love all the pics in this post!! The swimsuit one is a classic!!

    I have been reading your blog from the beginning and look forward to the updates!!!

  • Braddocks

    Angie, I am a faithful reader and have been anonymous until now. Thank you for your transparency and testimony. You challenge and inspire my faith and I think I could offer no higher compliment. I’ve passed your blog along to MANY friends. May God continue to bless your family.

  • Kristi Thompson

    You have been an inspiration to me in the hardest time of my life. I lost my only daughter full term 6 weeks ago and have been struggling just to cope. Your story has helped so much, and inspired me to start my own blog about my daughter and our little family. Even though we have never met…I love you and yours..and God Bless.
    http://www.kinseygracethompson.blogspot.com

  • Kelly

    I love the bathing suit picture!

    As for the self-hair cut-take heart, at least your child did it to herself. When I was little my mom cut my hair so bad a lady at church offered to pay to have my hair fixed….she thought I had done it to myself. My mother finally confessed she had done it and the lady told her to just pay the $ so we didn’t have this issue again! That was the end of home haircuts for me, but it also kept me from wanting to cause the same situation by my own hand!

  • Bella

    I think I was like Kate when I was little…

    I am going through a hard time right now and your blogs have at least made me smile and help me to remember that God knows what He is doing.

  • Brenden & Andrea

    I have never left a comment on your blog…so let me introduce myself, I’m Andrea. I have been reading your blog for several months now and love all your posts. You have inspired me many times, left me crying as I was reading, and laughing at other times. Your posts always make me think how fun it would be to know you personally as a friend!

  • mel

    holy cats! let’s hope 1220 or whatever this post ends up being is lucky. i loved the caption under kate’s photo (work.it.girl). i bursted out laughing.

    i love your husband’s music! Four and a half years ago our friends had a baby boy with exencephaly (sp?) and he went to be with Jesus 3 weeks after his birth. I made them a CD of music that had ministered to them during the weeks leading up to his birth and a majority of them were Selah songs. They make me think of that sweet little boy when I hear them.

  • JoLewis

    Hey Ange,
    There are over a thousand comments already and it was just noon! I really would like the box set, however I wanted to ask youif you were going to be in Zeeland with Selah! I can’t wait to wrap my arms around Amy and Todd’s neck. But hugging you would be a blessing! I have a pic of us all from last year, and I noticed you cut your hair. I like it! Let me know if you will be in Zeeland in Octiober. Luv ya! Hugs!!! Jo

  • Brenden & Andrea

    I have never left a comment on your blog…so let me introduce myself, I’m Andrea. I have been reading your blog for several months now and love all your posts. You have inspired me many times, left me crying as I was reading, and laughing at other times. Your posts always make me think how fun it would be to know you personally as a friend!

  • Brenden & Andrea

    I have never left a comment on your blog…so let me introduce myself, I’m Andrea. I have been reading your blog for several months now and love all your posts. You have inspired me many times, left me crying as I was reading, and laughing at other times. Your posts always make me think how fun it would be to know you personally as a friend!

  • Brenden & Andrea

    I have never left a comment on your blog…so let me introduce myself, I’m Andrea. I have been reading your blog for several months now and love all your posts. You have inspired me many times, left me crying as I was reading, and laughing at other times. Your posts always make me think how fun it would be to know you personally as a friend!

  • Brenden & Andrea

    I have never left a comment on your blog…so let me introduce myself, I’m Andrea. I have been reading your blog for several months now and love all your posts. You have inspired me many times, left me crying as I was reading, and laughing at other times. Your posts always make me think how fun it would be to know you personally as a friend!

  • Brenden & Andrea

    I have never left a comment on your blog…so let me introduce myself, I’m Andrea. I have been reading your blog for several months now and love all your posts. You have inspired me many times, left me crying as I was reading, and laughing at other times. Your posts always make me think how fun it would be to know you personally as a friend!

  • Mindy

    Angie, I have loved Selah for many years now (I can hardly wait for them to get to Cleveland this Oct!!) and stumbled across your blog one day while searching for anything new that Selah might have out. I was moved to tears many times as I followed your story and often prayed for you and your family. I passed along your blog link to many of my friends and co-workers both Christian and non-believers. You have shown amazing grace through everything you’ve been through and continue to share the wonderful gifts that God has given you. I don’t think you’ll know until you reach heaven everything the Lord has been able to acomplish through your open vessel, broken as it may be.
    PS, love the pics and stories. Now I find myself laughing out loud at my desk and then I look around to see if anyone noticed like I’ve been caught with my hand in the cookie jar. You make great cookies! Don’t stop listening to Him. Mindy (Howell Blessings)

  • Amanda

    Love, love love the pictures!!! Did Kate leave the house in her life jacket? Too funny!!!

  • Laura

    Enjoy your honest and encouraging blog! Your girls are precious!!

  • Christine

    Adorable pics. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I look forward to your posts every day.

    God bless you and your family.

  • Pajama Mama

    I loved the pics! What beautiful little girls!

  • Pam

    I love revisiting old stories. I’m always posting pics from past stories. Your family is precious. Keep doing what you are doing…

  • Deanna @ oneagleswings

    Great pictures!

    What a fun family you have.

  • Amanda

    Hi Angie! I absolutely love your blog. It has opened my eyes to so much. I have loved Selah for so long and got to you through their website. I check with you often!

    Thanks for writing!

    att

  • Heather

    Thanks for the laugh. Those pictures are adorable. What memories!

  • Jill

    Angie…1206 comments??!! Holy cow…or maybe Holy Chicken!! Hee Hee!! Today is my second (of 4)childs birthday…he is now 5 years old. I blogged about him today on my blogspot. He had a very similar diagnosis as your sweet Audrey…kidneys not functioning, no amniotic fluid, lung issues, etc. I think his kidneys didn’t start failing until later than Audrey’s. He almost didn’t make it, but thankfully he did. I have been humbled by your story, realizing how very similar it was (pregnancy wise to mine. There have been many tears along the way, but he is doing great. Not free from issues, but living BIG dispite the challenges!! You are a blessing to many, your girls are precious and thank you for serving the Lord!! Blessings!!

  • STEFFIEJ

    LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE THE CUSTODY BATTLE PICS…BUT LOVVVVVVVVVVVE EVEN MORE THAT YOU CONTINUED TO TAKE PICTURES ALL THRU THE FIGHTING AND CRYING..FABULOUS..THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR LIFE WITH US..WE LOVE CHECKING OUT YOUR BLOG WHILE WE ARE WORKING :) OR SUPPOSEDLY WORKING..STEPH

  • The Strozier Family

    Thank you! Reading your (and your husband’s) blogs is such a blessing! You are making an impact! :)

  • Sara

    love all the pictures!! they are just adorable!!!

  • Ms. Jenny B Pants

    Hi Angie! :) Still love reading your story, and am SUPER excited about Selah’s CD’s!!! It’s been such a blessing to me to read your blog. Blessings to you and your family!

  • Kelley with Amy’s Angels

    Well, I’m leaving a comment knowing that the random number generator doesn’t like me…but fingers crossed. : )

    I did have a good laugh at the chicken photo. That’s good stuff!

  • Kathleen

    love your testimony and your blog!

  • Showin’Grace

    Precious pictures.

    And boy do I love me some Selah!!! :)

  • Cerulean Blue

    I’m so glad that you take pics when the girls aren’t smiling… I think it captures that much more of the essence of life and who the girls really are…

    oh, and I just HAVE to share this blog with you..

    baby Life… how beautiful she is… and yes, her name is LIFE!
    http://aroyalallegiance.blogspot.com

    take Care Angie!

  • blessingsandglory

    Love the photos! Love the blog!

  • Paula

    I love your blog and check it every day!!! I hope I am the winner!

  • Jamie

    Great pics! I have read your blog from beginning to end and love it! Also love Selah!

    Jamie

  • Mom2Valerie

    too cute!

    by the way, i LOVE Selah’s music. my friend, jenny, and i would blast their cd’s in the house we shared. their music is always so soothing no matter what life’s circumstances are!

  • jdlusher

    Wow, you have over 1200 comments – that’s incredible!! Just wanted to comment for the first time – I’ve kept up with your blog since late March and just want you to know what an inspiration you are to me and many others that I’ve passed your story on to. You are an amazing wife and mother and God is using you in an extraordinary way!!! If you’re every near Columbus Ohio – I’ll be the first in line!!! Thanks for allowing God to use you in such a powerful way!!!

    God Bless,
    Jenny L.

    PS – LOVE the pics!!! So far, my daughter hasn’t given herself a haircut – but she’s only 4 – so I’m not out of the woods yet……then, there’s her little brother……you could only imagine how crazy boys are!!!! Let’s just say I’ve missed some photo opportunities b/c I needed to hyperventilate in another room for a while :) At least you have some great pictures for their highschool graduation photo slideshow!!!

  • hbeary

    Love the photos…ALL of them! Even more-so, I love your blogs. They are entertaining, thought provoking, and truly touching. You make me laugh…you make me cry…and your honesty and faith in the Lord inspire me.

    Oh, and the music isn’t bad either! LOL!!! Pick me, pick me! I could use some uplifting tunes!

  • ajc4ever

    I love that first custody battle pic. That is too funny. The bathing suit outfit, that is so like my daughter. I loved it!

  • a cowgirl at heart

    Thanks for posting the pics! I have LOVED Selah for years. Last year, I sang a duet with my dad at my brother’s wedding…In My Life/If We Never Meet Again. So, I would LOVE to win the box set…thanks for the opportunity!

  • Sarah

    Hi Angie

    I just wanted to let you know Im still praying for you and your family. I have written you once before. My husband is in Iraq and will hopefully be home by Christmas. Im so excited. I have never listened to Christian music before, not because I dont believe in God, I do, but I just never had a song… sing to me before…Raise me up definitely does.
    By the way I love the pics. Your girls are all beautiful. I have a son, who is 5 and a daughter who is 12, both of which keep me busy with extra curricular activites. Im a stay at home mommy, or they wouldnt be able to do all there fun stuff.lol. Take care. Im saying prayers for you.
    Sarah

  • Carla Burlando

    I’m glad I am finally able to leave a comment. I set up my own blog site so my computer lets me now :) I love your blog…the pictures are great!

  • utahmedic

    i love the outfit with the lifejacket and tights-i have boys and they are always coming up with the funniest get ups…i love seeing what fun, little girls like to dress up as too! isn’t imagination wonderful?

  • ren

    oooh my fav new group! i hope i win!!! …Renee from ABQ

  • Melissa

    I wanna win!!!!!
    Your kids are adorable. :)

  • SaraMo

    Love your blog and love Selah!

    Sara

  • shartalbot

    Angie I can’t sayt this enough…I just love you blog!!!! You amaze me every time you write and I look forward to the next post each and every time! Thnsk you again for sharing, and for giving me glimps of life in the Smith home with these adorable pictures of your kids. Thay are so precious.
    Blessings to you!!

  • jessieandylaineybuike

    come on little magic name picker…it’s my birthday! mama needs some new music!

  • Melissa Marina

    such sweet and adorable girls. I always enjoy reading your blog. I have been so touched and inspired.

    hoping for the box set.

  • laughing out loud

    1262nd post that is crazy!!!

  • Lisa

    You made me come out of lurking, thank you. I love your blog and love Selah. Pictures are so cute. Now I have to figure out how to set up a blog??

    Lisa

  • Anna

    Thanks for the fun drawing! Also, the pics are adorable. :)

  • Vicky

    Wowsers! 1265 comments (and counting)from followers who feel as inspired and compelled to write as I do! What a blessing you are and I am thrilled to be sharing laughs with you after all of the tears that have been shed. Love the “glamour shots” of the girls!

  • anglswngs

    OK. Well I think she is gifted because…hear me out. A chicken says “Bock bock bock!” right? Doesn’t that start with a “B”?! When you get a cow for the letter “M” (for MOO) then my theory is correct!

    Love the stories!
    Debbie
    Annapolis, MD

  • Emily May

    xzusAngie,

    I would love to win! I need some new music to listen to! Thanks for all of your words of inspiration and encouragement. I have loved every moment spent reading your blog- getting to know you and your beautiful family.

    God Bless,
    Emily

  • Natalie

    i love that you have pictures of the custody battle rather than just breaking up the fight! oh and i’m pretty sure you will need to get a poster size print of her carebear pregnancy to show off one day at her first baby shower! :-)

    oh and thanks for the giveaway! i love selah!!!

  • Sarah

    loved the custody battle. LOL Reminds me of me and my sister. We’re best friends to this day. :)

    Fingers crossed on the contest!

  • postmac

    My friend’s husband just butchered their chickens, we got a good laugh over your chicken story. So excited that Selah will be in Michigan again!

  • Rebecca Jo

    I love you were taking pictures of the girls fighting & screaming!!!! I totaly would myself too!

  • Allison

    My word – you really know how to bring the lurkers out of the woodworks!

    Throw my name in the hat, too , please!

  • The Busy Blaine’s

    Love the pictures! I am such a fan and wanted to tell you that your blog has inspired so many people that I know and love. Thank you for your love of Christ!

  • Colleen

    The pics are fantastic! I have a two year old son and I keep waiting for the day he decides to play dress up! Angie, keep up the good work! So many people are inspired by you and you give so much of yourself! Thanks!

    Colleen

  • T Moss

    PICK ME TO WIN! I love your blog.

  • Melanie

    Wow, this is a LOT of comments!! I love your blog!

  • Jennifer

    Wow! There is a lot of competion for this one…….I’m saying my prayers that I have a chance. You’ve got quite the following.

    Smiles…..blog on sister…

  • Alli

    Thanks for sharing your cute pictures and your story. It makes me smile every time I read it.
    ~Alli

  • Missy Southard

    I’ve been following your blog for a short while and am inspired by your faith. Growing up with a strong faith and facing struggles my faith has been tested and I am so encouraged to see your faith grow stronger through life’s challenges.

    Your girls are beautiful and seem to have SO much character! Love it!

  • niki

    Angie, My husband is the coordinator of the event your husband is singing at in St Louis late October. I hope you are there. I’d love to visit with you. I know you are home with the girls, but I am hoping you are planning to be in St Louis, too.

  • sheridan

    I’m not sure if it is the pictures of your girls or if it is the giveaway, but wow! the number of comments!

    You have beautiful children and a beautiful heart.

  • Kim

    Thank you so much for sharing your family and Audrey’s story with the world. It is very touching and uplifting! Also, I have been a Selah fan for years. The most precious thing to me is my 4 year old singing “My Hiding Place” at the top of his lungs!

  • Caleb’s Family

    chances are slim to none of my winning since over 1200 people have left a comment, but I couldn’t pass up the chance as I love Selah’s music but own none of their CD’s!

  • Jen

    Thanks for sharing your story! It’s being used for good and for His glory! Praise His name…

  • lifelaughsandlove

    My little girl has the same swimsuit as Kate and she too has worn it all over town. It amuses me to let her pick out her own outfits. This morning she found some of my knee-high pantyhose and ended up wearing them around the house naked pulled up to her thighs. She makes bold fashion statements :)

  • Nicole

    Those pictures are super cute!!

  • Tina

    the competition is fierce!
    love the pics!!!

  • Ann

    So many times I find just what I need at the moment reading your blog – a good laugh, a good cry, a good idea, a good moment spent with a friend in Christ. Thank you for being true to who you are and sharing your real self with us.

    hugs from Minnesota

  • Terra@mggoslings

    I love SSRW. We are using it for Kindergarten! We are working on D right now and have had to ditch the doll thing because I have a very “manly” little guy!

    Terra

  • Joy

    Your photos from real life are so encouraging to me. It’s comforting to know that other mothers are out there confronting the same crazy stuff I am!

    Joy from Joy in the Journey

  • Katrina

    I would love to win! thanks!

  • Kelli Davis

    Oh. My. Goodness. Could Kate be any cuter??! We know she will officially be a fashionista in the future. What am I saying?!?! She already is!!

  • Miss May

    Well, I guess you’ll really get an idea of how many of us there are out here =), who diligently read your posts, knowing that we are receiving a fresh word from God. Thank you for transparently living out your relationship with Christ in a way that allows us to be challenged and refreshed.
    Bonnie Murray

  • Angela

    Those pictures are adorable.
    I love Selah and so does my 22 month old son.

  • Sharleen

    Wow, look at all the comments! Great pictures of the girls…hilarious! Hoping to possibly make it to the event in MI.

  • AmyD

    WOW, 1297 comments so far! Thanks for posting those fun pictures of your girls.

  • melanie

    Oh my goodness, I can’t imagine reading all these posts! Your girls are adorable, did they wear them to the grocerie store??

  • cindi

    1. the teeth looks so huge bc of the awkward angle by which they were x-rayed. (i am a retired dental hygienist and it is difficult to do this on children!)

    2. i would looove to win the selah cds thanks so much!!

  • Kara

    Oh, I’d love to win this awesome set! BTW, your girls are so adorable and I love reading your blog. It is so inspirational!

  • MommyMimi

    Love the pictures – especially the chicken ones. You are so inspiring. I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your life with the world.

  • Bonnie

    What a walk down memory lane. I remember when my oldest son cut his own hair. I don’t think I have ever allowed him to get THAT frustrated with me again. He’d only asked for a haircut for about a week and I kept telling him “tomorrow.” Well…tomorrow didn’t come so he took matters into his own hands. He was 6. Kids are SUCH a source of joy and awesome stories. :)

  • Cindy

    Your site is such a blessing to me and to everyone who reads it. Thank you.

  • bekah

    I love reading your blog! You have encouraged me so much. I am a Navy wife, who feels “stuck” in Hawaii, with my family on the East Coast. (While my husband is on sea duty.) After reading your blog, I am very encouraged! God is really using you!! Thank you!!
    Bekah

  • lissilulu

    would LOVE a Selah CD!

  • jewel1018

    I love your blog and your story. Thanks for sharing the Lord thru it all!
    Also, I used to be a dental assistant. The angle of the x-ray makes the teeth appear longated sometimes. But they will definitely be bigger than her baby teeth. :)
    Amber W.
    North Carolina

  • Kasey (Ethan’s Mommy)

    Pictures are wonderful…. especially of children! And yours are adorable! And thanks for thinking of US with this generous giveaway… you’re very, very kind!

  • Christa

    Thank you so much for sharing your heart. I have cried my way through your blog.

  • Marty

    Love the pictures!

  • Gigi

    Heartfelt blog, wonderful pix…I’ve added you to my blogroll. Thank you so much for sharing your faith. You inspire me and uplift me…

  • Schultz Family

    Beautiful blog…thank you for sharing your heart and your passion for the Lord! You’re passion for Christ is so evident!

  • Darlene R.

    HOLY STINKIN’ COW!! You have over 1000 responses! That is nuts!

    Anyway, the girls are so cute and so cracking me up right now! Your home looks VERY busy.

    It was good to read a new post from you. I always look forward to seeing that you posted.

    Hope you are having a good week and know that you are still in my prayers. I think you have a permanent spot in my prayer journal! ;)

    Love you,
    Darlene

  • My All For Him

    Awesome idea for a give away!! :)

    I love your blog and always love to hear what is going on with your precious family!!

  • Kandy

    Your faith is inspiring!! Your family is beautiful!! May God pour out His blessings on you and yours!!!

  • Hi, I’m Amber.

    Great pictures! I’m glad to hear your funny spirit coming out in recent posts. I pray God continues blessing you and yours!

  • proud parents

    Your girls are so adorable! I would love to win one of the box sets!

  • Stacey

    Wow, with all of these comments what are the chances you’ll pick me to win!!?? Oh well, I mainly wanted to de-lurk and tell you I’ve been following your story for quite some time. It is amazing to me how much the Lord is using you to witness to so many people. Believe me, WE NEED IT IN THIS WORLD. I look at the TMZ blogs, Perez Hilton, and so many hollywood blogs that exist mainly to gossip, make fun of others and in general not used for anything more than that. It is so wonderful to read your blogs and the comments. There are so many people touched by you and your sweet story. I look at the comments on other blogs (TMZ, etc…) and people honestly fight with each other, call names, it is horrible to see the hate that is between us as humans. When i read the comments on your blog, it is nothing but love. Women (and men!) banding together, praying for each other as we survive through this crazy life on earth. I thank you for the time you spend blogging and for your dedication. You are a great inspiration! Prayers, Stacey H.

  • Marci @Finding Joy in the Journey

    I greatly enjoyed seeing more pictures of your little people, how fun!

    I think the giveaway is great! Although I need no incentive to come read your words, they are reward enough!!

    In Bible Study recently we were having a little chat about you (several of us read your blog). It was mentioned that you might just be the next Beth Moore. Not that anyone could be Beth Moore, but y0u have such a gift. We just feel like we could grab a cup of tea and chat with you, or invite you over for a play date. Love getting that from your words!

  • Keri

    Me, me, pick me!!!!

    I just love Selah’s music!

    Keri

  • Kristy

    I love that as your kids are screaming and crying over the band-aid bunny you don’t intervene right away, no, you go and grab the camera. Good girl.

    p.s. My girlfriends and I are coming to see you on October 23rd. We are so very excited. Oh, and I’m sure we’ll enjoy the music too.

  • Amy

    I am a new reader, and have fallen in love with you and your family… With three kids I can totally relate to the custody battles and pregnancies with many different baby dolls and animals, too cute!

    Thank you for being so tranparent and open, you have no idea how many people you are touching!

    not counting on the CD’s…you have quite a following, but wanted to add a comment to let you know how you have blessed me!

    Amy

  • Naomi

    Love the chicken story!

    Thank you for sharing your story. It has ministered to me in so many ways.

    I love Selah’s music; it ministered so much to my husband and me after the loss of our first baby when I had a miscarriage.

    God bless you and your family!

  • Luanne

    I hope your random pick thingamajiggy goes to this high of a number.

    Luanne

  • Diane

    Love your blog… as always…. :)

  • Reed’s mom

    love reading your posts, you are such a great writer! fun to see pics of your sweet girls!

  • The Smith’s

    Would LOVE to win the Selah box set … I LOVE their music!

  • Kate

    Hi, I have never left a comment before but have been so encouraged by your blog. I ordered the book on how to read the bible in 90 days (on your recommendation) and look forward to actually reading the entire bible. Thank you for putting yourself out there. My son is whining now because he is tired and refuses to nap so..I better go. Thanks again for what you do.

  • doo-dah

    I have truly been blessed by your blog for quite some time now but this is my first comment. Thanks for the give-away offer.

  • Misi

    Oh how I would love,love,love to win!!! I’m a single mom so buying cd’s is out of my budget:(
    So I just said a very selfish prayer that I would win:) I think He understands….

  • Deanna

    You are an inspiration to every mother out there! Love your blog and all the pictures – God’s continual blessings to you all…

  • E

    I’ve been reading since the close-to-beginning…and found myself laughing out loud at the memories that the pictures evoked of the stories you’ve shared. Love them ALL! :)
    I have to say that I think that ALL front teeth look that big on everybody until the others fall out and come in…might be funny for a while but they blend in eventually. I HATE those pictures of me with my big front teeth and tiny other teeth…my mom loved them and even made a Christmas ornament out of one that we had to put on our tree EVERY year. Humbling to say the least! (to the sheer delight and amusement of my siblings…yeah, I’m still getting over that!).
    Blessings!

  • BooSheep

    Thank you for opening your heart to us… I love to see what the Lord is going to teach me through your blog. (And awesome giveaway!! That box set would be amazing:)

    Shelley

  • Katie Martin

    Angie, you are such a gifted writer and I soooo enjoy reading your blog. I have been a lurker for a while but had to let you know how much I enjoyed the picture of the life-jacket swimsuit! I had tears in my eyes!
    Your family is adorable and it is a blessing to be able to gain such insight from the words you write… thank you!!

  • flecks02

    I love, love, love the pictures! They made me laugh!

  • Aimee

    Dear Angie,

    So I never listened to Christian music before, but as I have grown to know and love your story and Audrey’s story, the background music on your blog has become interwoven into the background of my family life as I have know started to listen to Christian music and appreciate it’s beauty. Thank you for that gift. It is only one of the ways that your words have changed my life. I would absolutely love to win the CD’s.

    The pictures were precious and oddly, feel like memories as I have followed your story for so long! We still continue to pray for you and your family and “check” on you to see how you are doing!

  • Kristen

    Get ready for the debut of the overgrown permanent teeth! Maybe it was due to the fact that my son’s baby teeth were so very small, but when he lost his front teeth, the permanent ones grew in so very large!

    What a fun giveaway!

  • Hall Family in MD

    Love the pictures.

    Kari, our 6 year old, informed me that one of her front teeth is loose. Looks like she’ll be singing, “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth!” this year!

    Love Selah’s music, too and would love a boxed set!

    Thnx!

  • Heather Kay

    The pic’s are so cute!
    What a great giveaway!

  • Stella

    Oh, those pictures are just adorable! What precious girls you have.

  • J.C.

    Wow, you’ve gotten lots of comments!!! I love the pics. That sure is some chicken drama!

  • The Murray Crew

    Thanks for humbling sharing your story and being so transparent in your walk with Christ.

    He is faithful. You can bank on it!

    By His Grace,
    Jen Murray
    Mama to Quadruplet Boys
    Henry, Isaac, Clark, and Brooks
    http://www.murraycrew.blogspot.com

    PS It’s almost embarrassing to leave a first comment when it involves a prize. I’ve been meaning to for so long now…I think I owe you an email.

  • Amy

    love the pregnant care bear pic! love your blog!

  • Jill W

    I have been a lurker on your blog for months. When I first stumbled across it, I went all the way back to the beginning and have read it from the start. You are so inspirational and your kids are great! I love your writing. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • elizabeth

    love the pictures!

  • jane

    I have read your blog for some time, but get too busy to leave a comment. It has been a joy to hear you through your words on how you have handled having Audrey go home to Jesus .
    On Aug 15th my little sisters, eldest of 8 children (at the age of 17) met Jesus. Tyler was in a freak car accident that took him Home. No one else was injured. Then just last Thursday my dear friend lost her 10 year old daughter in a drowning. Both families know the Lord. Praise the Lord!
    My friend lives here in N.Y.(where I reside) my sister in CA. I am at a lost for words as I hear them grieve. So I have learned to just listen. Today one is having a good day the other not so good. At times I feel drained and at a loss on how to encourage them.
    Any words of wisdom as far as what is comforting to hear.
    I love your pictures. They show a “real” family.
    We too home-school and I have been for 17 years. I have only 12 more to go. UGH! I would not trade it for the world. My youngest is in the 1st grade and to hear him read knowing that “I” taught him that is a great feeling.
    You will do a good job home-schooling. But just like mothering, I too have my good days and bad days.

  • Melissa

    Love your blog.

  • La Reina

    Those pictures are awesome! We had the same reaction to our dental x-rays. Whoa, mama those teeth look huge.

    Put my name in for the fun drawing. Blessings to you.

  • Suresh Advaithas

    Hey Hi,
    I found your blog in my search and thought that you can help participate in the Life survey of what’s ultimate aim of Life.
    Here is the Link
    http://sureshtcs005.wordpress.com/2008/09/09/ultimate-aim-of-life/
    Please do visit my blog and participate, Thanks a lot

  • Jess

    Oh yeah – I love contests! And I would love to win a Selah box set – super exciting!!!!
    Love your blog!

  • J

    wow lots of people have left comments
    i love selah and i have really loved and been touched by your blog…
    it has truly been an encouragement

    pauljuls@eylerz.net

  • fishersj

    ooo.ooo.ooo. Pick me!
    I adore the pictur