Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Special Sunday!

While visiting family in Hendersonville, I had the chance to go to church with my dad. It was just me and dad and even though we didn't say much during the church service, it was so special to be by his side while listening to the music and the sermon. They sang one of my favorite Savannah Christian Songs, Holy Holy Holy by Hillsong and the sermon was on prayer and I really needed to hear that, with some really effective tools on how to pray and growing in prayer. I am so appreciative of the Faith that was instilled in me from a young age and now I hope to do the same with my kids!

{love this pic of dad and cheryl! taken at forsyth park}

nervous nellie

already, I AM SO NERVOUS about the food in Ecuador. freaking out.

i am a paranoid mess about food.

"Ecuadorian cuisine is diverse, varying with altitude and associated agricultural conditions. Pork, chicken, beef, and cuy (guinea pig) are popular in the mountain regions and are served with a variety of carbohydrate-rich foods, especially rice, corn and potatoes."  (ref. Wikipedia; search Ecuadorian food)

um, also, let me just put this out there...i WILL NOT be eating guinea pig. i will stick with bananas and rice. And Praise the GOOD Lord we are going to be in the beach region!

{pray for me} seriously.

GiGi's House

During our trip to NC, we had a special day at my grandmother's house in Spruce Pine! We loved going to her house, taking in the view and breathing that crisp mountain air! The kids loved it because they rode on her chair all day long! We saw some family we don't always get to see and that was really special!

North Carolina, February 2012

The kids and I went to visit my parents in NC for a whole week! It was wonderful because we got to spend a a lot of time with all of our family while there BUT we sure missed Scott while we were gone! The weather was gorgeous, unseasonably warm, which led us outside and I got some cute pics at the park!

 The tire swing was a huge hit!

 MeMe and the kids! (Kendall striking a pose and Cole not wanting to participate)

 Such a sweet pic of my baby boy!

It was windy and she was laughing about it so hard!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Support Letter

Dear Family and Friends,

We are so excited about the work have been called to do by our God! We feel that God as opened a door for us to travel TOGETHER to do the mighty works of Him. What a great opportunity to show the love of God  to others!
 We are going to be going to Curia, Ecuador this summer, June 23-July 1. We are part of a Global Outreach Team from Savannah Christian Church in Savannah, Georgia. Currently, there is no Holy Spirit led church in the towns of Curia and San Jose, Ecuador. Through our partner, Helping Hands Across Ecuador, we strive to serve and witness to the local people with the goal of mobilizing the gathering of a local church body in this area. We will be participating primarily in spiritual outreach and building facilities for local families.

Our financial goal is $2800. This includes travel expenses, food, transportation, and supplies needed for our work there. We ask that you will prayerfully consider the opportunity to participate financially in this mission trip. Our deadline for financial contributions is April 30, 2012. Your contribution to our trip will be greatly appreciated and knowing that you are supporting people around the world who want to worship and hear the message of Christ throughout the world is a priceless gift to His kingdom.

If you feel led to give, please make your check payable to Savannah Christian Church and designate your check to Ecuador 3/Fournier .Or you can always contact us personally.

However, we feel that prayer is just as important as monetary contributions and we need prayer support:
  •  for ourselves and our families as we travel to Ecuador
  • that God will prepare the hearts of those in Ecuador
  • that God will USE our mission trip team in ALL ways while there

Thank you so much for considering our requests and please feel free to contact us with any questions about our trip! christinefournier24@yahoo.com or scott@jdrcnd.com

Scott and Christine Fournier

Wednesday Already?

Holy Moly, I can't believe it's Wednesday already and it's mid-February...

We have an exciting new addition to our family, Baby Arielle, our new niece, proud parents are Adam (scott's little brother) and Amanda! Amanda is a trooper, she was in labor for a LONG time but it was worth the wait! She was 8.4lbs and we love her so much already! In this photo she is trying to eat both hands at one time, she was about 2 hours old!

Valentine's Day was yesterday and I kind of have a new view on Valentine's Day. I used to think that Valentine's Day was very silly and hokie and why on earth would people waste sooooo much money on the day? But this year, I am thankful for all of the love in my life. I spent $5 total for Scott and the kids, I bought 3 boxes of candy conversation hearts and a dark chocolate/sea salt bar for Scott. They all got homemade cards from me that I made at MOPS last week and I made a really nice dinner and we all got to spend the day together! My dad was here also which made Valentine's extra special this year, he was here helping me with everything because of Scott's surgery! So, Valentine's day isn't that bad after all... :)

On Tuesday, while Scott was recovering from surgery, I went looking for him...in the bedroom, bathroom, kid's rooms and finally found him in the kitchen...he says "I finally found a comfortable position..." Not sure how long he had been standing like that! He's not to happy with me that I got a photo of him this way but I thought it was funny! :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Surgery Update :)

Scott is doing wonderful after his surgery! Thanks to everyone for the prayers, we are so grateful for all of them! And thanks to everyone who called, text and emailed!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Scott's Surgery

On Monday (tomorrow), Scott is having surgery to remove a cyst on his back located on his spine. We just ask that everyone say a prayer for him. We have full faith that God will provide a full and quick recovery.

I will post an update asap!

cole and his carrots

the boy loves them, i was calling his name the other day only to find him sitting in the dirt with the dog, eating a carrot. i wish i would have gotten the pic of how i found them just sitting together. the look on his face is so cute!

Monday, February 6, 2012


my favorite Bible verses of last week, i kept coming across it and i think God was trying to tell me to focus on it, so I did!

Romans 12:12-15

12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn

i just love how in verse 12 it shows me something i need to practice EVERYDAY, hope, patience and prayer. just sayin' this could be a good one to keep me in check.

(ref :biblegateway.com

like whoa.

This weekend was the 4th annual Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show! My sweet friend Trellis is the master mind behind this awesome show, it's a fashion show that high school students take junk and make it funk and fashion...in the form of beautiful dresses, dashing silhouettes and amazing creativity! And one of the highlights of the evening was that she put us up in VIP seating! We could see the show so clearly, it was amazing! We had a blast celebrating Trellis and her amazing students, school and talent Saturday night!

little me.

she talks like me.
she walks like me.
she acts like me.
she is curious like me.
she is nosey like me.
she has curly hair like me.
she has brown eyes like me.
she is stubborn and hard-headed like me.
she loves babies like i do.
{and seriously i could go on and on about how many more similarities we have}

we are SO much alike, sometimes it's scary. but she is the sweetest little baby in the whole world. and I am soooo lucky she is mine :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012




What a week of devotions it has been! I have several devotional books that I read and most of the time I can always get something out of them, occasionally there will be one that completely looses me or I think is boring but for the most part I love my daily devotion.

This week I have had some really good scriptures and stories! Here are three that I particularly enjoyed, all focused on the subject of Faith.

Because God is the One who saves me I can trust and not be afraid. Picture a small child who has fallen asleep in the arms of his father. The body is relaxed, the eyes are closed, and everything at rest. Because the child has seen the constant protection of his father in the past, he can nestle fearlessly in the arms of this one that has been so trustworthy before. We are just like that little one. As we reexamine the faithfulness of our God in the past, we find it easier and easier to trust, to rest, and to allow His strength and song to carry us through every situation in life. The One who never broke a promise has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you" Hebrew 13:5 and "I am with you always" Matthew 28:20. His faithfulness deserves our Faith. (written by Lana Bateman)
{To be read with Isaiah 12:1-3}

The first time I watched my daughter's state basketball tournament, I worried that her team would lose. Now I relax, eat popcorn and enjoy the reruns of the state win with confidence because I know the final outcome. I am learning to see life's challenges through similar eyes. By looking back on what God has done, I trust Him more for what he will do. My mother says, "we know who wins because we've read the end of the book." To me, faith means relaxing, eating my popcorn  and enjoying the game with confidence, no matter how close the score gets. (written by Lynda Hunter-Bjorklund)

{To be read with Habakkuk 2:4}

In my early days of faith, I didn't understand how mountains could fall into the sea literally and figuratively. I knew people who had begged God to do one thing or another, only to feel as though their prayers were never heard. But I get it better now. If we ask in faithful prayer, it won't matter if our problem is actually solved or not. Because God promises us this: Mountains won't be an issue. Faith means if the mountain doesn't fall in to the sea, He'll show us a way around it. (written by Karen Kingsbury)
                                                       {To be read with Matthew 21:20-22}

These have been an added blessing to my week! Hope they can do the same for you!

 (reference Women of Faith Devotional Bible, pg: 840,1139, 1204)