And because blogs are always better with pictures... here's a tender moment between the Crazies during their indoor campout while Daddy was away on a fishing trip.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
"How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them?" - Penn Jillette (of the famed Penn and Teller, also a self-proclaimed atheist), after receiving a Bible from one of his show's attendees)
Don't you think this is a profound statement? I don't hate anyone that much. I can't say that I really hate anybody. So why am I not sharing what Christ means to me with everyone I know? This is my personal challenge, to grow and mature in my relationship with Christ and to be less concerned with what others may think of me.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
But man, is he sweet! He woke up from his nap, came out the the family room for some snuggles, and out of the blue said to me, "Mom, you're the perfect mom for me, we just fit."
Wow. That just made the hurricane house, frenzied grocery store trip, thrown toy into the ceiling fan light, and spilled milk at lunch disappear.
Parenting is hard. Just when I think I'm not cut out for the job, God sends a little reminder, in the form of Goofball, to spur me on to do my best. I love this kid.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Three weeks ago, this gorgeous girl was running, laughing, playing American Girls with her sister, swimming with her brother, getting ready to start kindergarten next month. Now she is relearning how to walk, talk, and preparing to fight for her life.
I share this with you not to exploit their pain, but to ask you simply to join with so many others in prayer for complete and miraculous healing. Below is a video that her dad, Aaron, filmed a few days ago.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
It's not like I haven't entertained all of the possibilities. Sell it. Save it for Sweetpea. Donate. Preserve it for posterity. Quite frankly, it was just taking up too much closet space in our severely-lacking-in-storage home. I am sentimental, but I have pictures right?! Besides, it's not like this mamma's ever going to fit back into that thing, nor will I need to.
So, with a little bit of sadness, I said goodbye to the most beautiful and special dress that I have ever owned. Just out of curiosity, am I alone? What did you do with your wedding dress?
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Step 2: Remove the "God Bless America" masterpiece.
Steps 3 and 4: Paint the fake gold leaf frame, insert some wire mesh.
And Voila! A new jewelry frame just waiting to be bedazzled!
Happy birthday friend! Now... you seriously owe me a visit! Stop breaking your legs so you can come visit after it cools down!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Goofball, a.k.a. Buddy Boy, is our first-born ball of energy. He's infamous for his confidence, friendliness, and ability to never stop moving. ever. He keeps us laughing with his witty humor and sometimes bizarre theories. I'm sure I'll have some material of his to share here soon. Most recently he asked me if I would buy him a pair of "Wheelies Shoes". To which I responded, "No, maybe when you're older." He told me from the backseat of the car, "That's okay, I'll just have my wife buy them for me."
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
With the plethora of bookmarks floating around our house right now, I'll share! Simply leave a comment here and I'll draw a winner. Heck, maybe even two! Bonus, you can have your pick out of the lot of bookmarks! Remember, friends or blog stalkers... everyone is welcome to enter!
We're off to start a new day, trying to think of ways to stay cool and entertained!