Thursday, May 28, 2009
It so hit home with me and I wanted to share it with you guys. I had never really "planned" on being a mom. I was too selfish at the time to consider sharing any kind of time, money, emotions with someone else and I was also 19. Thank God, He had better plans for me. There are many days I long to have an even larger family and the next second think, "What am I thinking?" I so enjoy my children and the lessons God teaches me through them. I am so thankful that I can trust God to prepare me for them. As she stated in her blog, "These guys are awesome. I can't imagine how boring life would be without every single one of them."
God has tremendously blessed our family! Each one of us uniquely made to fit in together and to learn and grow from one another. As hard as some days may be I would not change one thing except that I would show more grace to my kids when it does get tough. Have a great day and hug those kiddoes!! If you don't have children yet....contemplate the mom you want to be and then pray for God's guidance and wisdom to make you that much greater!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
These are the slides as they exit the building and then end up back inside. The yellow and red one is the scary one...FANTASTIC!!
We are ready to do it again!!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Clara rode the wave runnre with Daddy. She was almost falling asleep on it.
Christian, Madison, KK, blake, and Josh on one of the tubes.
The beautiful sunset!
Jamie (Jimmer) came in to visit!! Jamie is Casey's (Mike's wife/my sister-in-law) sister. She was trying out for the Women's Olympic hockey team again and did not make it this time around. She won bronze in 2006!!! =D God has different plans for her. It was nice to talk to her and hang out with her even though it was too short! Here are a few shots from her visit.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This first pic is from left to right....Aunt Robin, Uncle David Mac, Kathy (Taffy) and Papa Dave. Jampa is the handsome man in the middle looking wonderful at 87!!Clay's cousin, Dustin, and his wife are building a house right next door so the kids had a blast in the dirt. They are also expecting their first baby!! Woo Hoo!! I cannot wait for them to experience how awesome it is to be parents!! Here are the 3 cousin living it up in the mud!! In the first pic notice KK is actually in the process of sliding through the mud!!
Christian is lobbing a handful at KK. Here are the aftermath pics of the dirt wars!!
Clara went for a quick dip too. She actually was the first one in. She loves the water!!
Here is a view from the deck from the house. It is really beautiful!
I was able to get in some shots of Clara in the flowers. Here are a few of my favorites.
Okay..so Clara is not in this one but I loved the shot of the flower with the lake in the background.
I also fixed Clara's hair up for our big weekend. It is of course Mother's Day on Sunday, but better yet......drum roll please!! My first baby is turning 14 on Saturday!! Yes, Christian will be 14 YEARS OLD!! Time flies!! We plan on celebrating this occasion at Meemaw and Pawpaw's house inner-tubing to his heart's content with a handful of friends and family! I think he is wanting to make his own cake so we will see how that turns out. =D
Here are some shots of Clara's hair from this evening. The white in her free hair is from conditioner. She was about to go to sleep. I made cornrow bangs and then made some cornrows to the midpart and then put them in two small pony tails held by the barrettes. I am very pleased with it. I am amazed at my baby girl's patience with me while I try to get faster and better with her hair. She seems to fair better when she is sleepy. For the most part she sat still for almost 2 hours while she watched some of her shows and then had blueberries and popcorn.
Both boys go for eye appointments tomorrow. We are hoping that they will be able to get contacts. This should be an adventure. I will try to post about it tomorrow but I know things are about to get busy, busy with this weekend coming up.