Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nine Months In, Nine Months Out!

Happy nine month birthday sweetie pie! You get cuter every day, if that's even possible. We love you more than words can say "Monkey", you are the sunshine of our lives! Thank you Father for giving us this sweet little boy to raise and love, for entrusting us with this precious person. We pray you will guide us as we lead him to You. Even in our weaknesses, help us to be the parents he needs to become all You've created him to be. Amen.
Here's looking at how much you've changed in nine short months! Slow down baby, slow down!


Monday, May 25, 2009

God's Newspaper

This morning:
Emma is crying and saying "ow!" I come into the room and ask what happened.
Emma: "Chloe pinched me!"
Me: "Are you telling the truth?" (We've been teaching about the importance of being truthful)
Emma: "Yes mommy, God knows I'm telling the truth. He was reading His newspaper, but He looked over it and saw Chloe pinch me."
Me: "Oh good, well in that case, thank you for telling me the truth." (and yes, Chloe had a correction for the pinching:)).

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Perfect Shorts!

I am just so excited about my find this evening, I had to share! As moms, we are always on the wardrobe quest for the perfect balance between style and modesty, comfort and affordability. I mean come on, none of us want to surrender to frumpiness for the sake of being modest! And on the same token, our bodies have changed a bit and we have no buisiness sporting muffin top or cellulite! Can I get an Amen?! Well ladies, I think I may have found the perfect shorts this evening! They are Walmart's Faded Glory Cargo Bermudas. Without sounding like a spokesperson for the company, let me tell you what I love about these shorts. They are midrise, so just the right rise in my opinion, and the waist is stretchy, but also drawstring with a button for just the right fit and comfort. They are a linen blend ( I LOVE linen!) and the pockets/buttons/strings are all in just the right places for a totally in-style, young look. I bought a pair in the brown and one in the white, I'm just so thrilled about them! And here's the best part, they're only $12.00!!! So now you've just got to go try some on right!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

There is a Season

(The beauty atop my kitchen table: Mother's Day flowers:))
Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like they are drowning in spring to-do lists!? These are full days my friends, but very, very good days too. I wish I had more time to ponder the deep mysteries and truths of life and faith, oh how my hands are itching to write, but it seems God has different priorities for me these days. There are children to love on, taught, and trained, a house that needs cleaning and organizing, meals to be planned, groceries to be shopped for, a husband to be pursued in intimacy and friendship, a Savior to spend time with. Extra projects, like cleaning out closets to get ready for our garage sale or writing eloquent, picture-full blog posts? Well, let's just say I'm squeezing out the last few drops of my time and energy to do these things when I can, which isn't often. So bear with me, and don't forget me sweet friends! As Paul often says in similar words, I think of you often and pray for you whenever you come to my heart. We eb and flow on this journey yes? There is a time and a season for everything. Now on to that load of laundry that needs folding... Until the next squeezed drop...
All my love!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009