Saturday, August 29, 2009

How did my baby get to be 15 mos old???

15 months ago today our sweet Mary was brand new!

It seems like only yesterday in so many ways, but here we are today:

She can babble, wave, clap, climb and even walks when she wants to. We love to hear her say "mama" and "dada" and "CAR!!!". As far as she is concerned every animal she sees barks and she should be able to follow her brothers anywhere they go. She loves to point out that everyone has a nose and she has an odd fasination with poking people and dolls and stuffed animals in the eye. She does a very cute little wiggly dance when she hears music she likes, and we all melt when she gives us hugs and kissses!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I will rejoice ...even today

1 Thessalonians 5:16
Rejoice always;

Oh boy! Have I repeated that verse over and over today. I will be honest here ... Its been a bad day at our house today. I wanted so badly to crawl in bed and just hide under covers. Several of us have summer colds, I think I'm coming down with mastitis, and the boys just had one of those days when they could not agree about anything ... and I mean every thing lead to an argument today. By the time my hubby got home I was fit to be tied, I wanted to run away (just for a little while of peace and quiet). But I was too tired and ache, so I just sat in my truck in the drive way, laid the seat back and closed my eyes while hubby fed the kids supper.

When I see verses like these I am reminded that we are to rejoice in the Lord, not when we feel like or when things are going well ... we are just simply to rejoice in the Lord, always. No matter the circumstnaces, no matter the feelings ... those do not affect our salvation after all and they don't change our great God. So even when I'm sitting in a clinic waiting room or listening to children argue I will rejoice. I serve a great and awsome God!!!

Isaiah 29:19
Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD;
the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Luke 10:20 (New International Version)
However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

Ecclesiastes 11:8
Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility.

Philippeans 2:17-18
17But even if I am being (AM)poured out as a drink offering upon (AN)the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.
18You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Monday, August 17, 2009

I ♥ Faces for Aug 17th

I really enjoy the weekly photo challenges at I ♥ Faces
Here is my photo for this week's challenge:

WEEK 32 - Aug 17th - "Bubbles"
All photos entered this week must include a bubble of some kind. I thought of getting very creative and wrapping kids in bubble wrap or something like that but decided to take the easy way out today ... just too tired to get creative and used a picture we took of Z on our last trip to the children's museum.

Click on the button below to visit the I ♥ Faces website, you too can join in the fun, or just come on over to enjoy all the bubble pics!

Friday, August 07, 2009

If you want me to ...

And here is the music to a beautiful slide show, with the lyrics:

Monday, August 03, 2009

my new luxury tub ... turned baby soother

When building our new house my dh got a slightly larger and nicer than normal garage ... his splurge. I on the other hand reserved my splurge for the master bath. I love my hot water! Nice big walk in shower, nice whirlpool tub, heated floors ... I know, I know I'm spoiled ... but just so you know - I do share.

After a very hard morning and lots of whining from them and from me, here is where we sat, for an hour! The tears stopped, the whining stopped and they giggled for a whole hour!