Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pic of the Day: Family Pic With No Crying Baby!

I don't believe it! I finally got a family pic that does not contain a crying baby! Yippeee! My whole family looks reasonably happy and clean (even though we were'nt). I am so proud. We clean up good!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pic of the Day: Through the Storm

I did not take this picture but I am so happy that someone took it. This is David on a daily basis. He works so hard and still manages a smile at the end of the day. I am so proud of him. He is moving on to another job in the next couple of weeks and I know that, in a way, it is hard for him. You know, when you have dreams that go unfulfilled it hurts. He has handled what hand we have been given with such goodness. He is always kind. He is a wonderful husband. He is my best friend and I pray that this new job is a great blessing to his life and to ours. When you go through tough times it is so hard to hope for anything good. The plans that you have made have failed so many times that you resist the urge to hope because that hope gets squashed. I am purposing to hope for him. Please pray for David. He is giving up part of his dream and I know this is hard for him. While I know we are probably going to have it easier, it's even hard for me to see this part of our life end. We have learned so much through it. God has proven Himself time and time again. He is always providing in the most creative ways. He has shown us that even without worldly success, we have managed to make some unbelievably good friends and how to be gracious under extreme pressure. I look back on our life with gratitude now instead of asking God why He did not let this dream happen for us. I know that I want His dream for us much more than I want ours. David is on the top of my list of hero's. I just want to be like him. Somehow he always manages to have the right attitude about every situation. Oh how I would love to have just that one trait. Anyway, I am proud of him and know that he is going to be blessed in this new job and do proclaim that this time of our lives is going to be good and flourishing and full of the things of God! Thank you God that though life , at times, has not been easy that I have been blessed enough to share it with the love of my life and a great man in my eyes. Through the storm he has smiled and seen You!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pic of the Day: Two Teeth in Less Than Twenty Four Hoursbytheweekend

My Belle has lost two teeth in less than twenty four hours. If she keeps going at this rate she will be toothless by the weekend. She is sooooooooo proud and is lisping when she talks. Let's just pray that they come in straight. Last night I heard what sounded like a train coming through their room and then high pitched screaming. I was on my way in to deal with the matter when Lili flew out of her room carrying a very little tooth. She shrieked with delight, I losthed my tooth." I love my life!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What's Your Favorite Color?

This last weekend me and my kids went up to Fort Worth to see my sweet grandparents. My brother and sister n law went with me and brought their awesome kids too. It was hard to go this time , I had to leave Abigail behind with David because she was sick (before you say that I am a bad mommy David made me go). I like being there when my kids are sick. I never had my mom to take care of me so being sick was kind of lonely for me as a child. Anyway, I felt like I was supposed to go. You know those little feelings you get that poke you right in the tummy and make you feel silly if you don't follow through with whatever it is you feel like you're supposed to do. I had one of those feelings. Well we get up there and are embrace at the door like we always are. We are fed more than we should be, like we always are. We are given items that have been purchased, that we don't need, I might add, at the many garage sales that my grandparents frequent. I keep thinking that one of those items is going to show up one day on the Antiques Road Show but I am disappointed weekly. While we don't need the items that have been given, we love the Barbie Van with all the stickers peeling off because it means that they have been thinking about us while we are away. They love us.
In the middle of all the food, hugs and garage sale items, we all found out that it had been my Mema's 80th Birthday on April 29th and us ungrateful grandchildren had all forgotten. I felt so bad I cried. I was telling April ( my sister in law) you know these people all your life. They have shaped the very fabric of your being and you don't even know what their favorite color is. My Mema's is blue. I found that out after we gave her a present and sang Happy Birthday to her and after many very sincere apologies. My Dandy's is turquoise. I laughed because if you knew my Dandy you would never have guessed that. On my way home later in the weekend, I started calling all the key people in my life. You know the ones who had a hand in why I am the way I am. I asked them what their favorite color was and oddly enough I found out an awful lot about them but also about myself. I also led to a nice conversation that just meant the world to me and them. So I ask you people out there... What is your favorite color? Mine is green like the green in Abigail's eyes.