Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
The other day Eden spotted some deer across the road. Or as I've been recently informed the Blacktop :) So we ventured outside to search for the deer while Eden was wearing her costume. I thought it was so cute I had to get a few shots of it.
I've also started playing around with my CS4. These are a few of my favorite pictures so far. I've still got a long way to go, but I'm having so much fun learning :)
We found a ladybug and I was so surprised that Eden wasn't afraid of it.
She wanted to hold it, "All by myself" which seems to be her mantra lately.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
1 Cor 10:31 tells us we should do all things to the glory of God. Which means washing dishes, brushing our teeth and folding laundry should all be done to glorify God. Have you ever thought about what it means to brush your teeth to the glory of god? Even better, have you ever tried to teach it to a 2 year old?
And Phil 2:14 instructs us to do all things without complaining or grumbling. What great verses to be teaching my children. What a great verse to learn myself! It seems the things I'm trying to teach them are the same things I struggle with!!!!
I think God has a great sense of humor. When He created marriage and parenthood, I can imagine Him smiling playfully. He knew they would bring great joy, but they would also do more. Marriage and parenthood are the mirror in our lives that demonstrate the sinfulness of our hearts. I realized when I married Larry, that I had someone that could see the real me every day. Who you really are and and your sin nature can't easily be hidden from your spouse. Now I have children to add to that mix. They watch and mimic me all the time. What a huge responsibility!
It sunk in the other day that I have 2 sets of eyes watching me all day, every day and that my attitude towards life and God is shaping their hearts. I can't just say, we should do all things for God's glory, I shouldn't say not to grumble and complain to my children then turn around and do it myself. I have to LIVE it out in front of them!!! I have to ask myself on a pretty regular basis if I'm living out 1 Cor 10:31 and Phil 2:14 in front of my family. This parenthood thing is hard, but so very very good!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Another thing I think is really cute are these pictures of my niece. I talked with Abbey about posting these because they show Peyton's brace. When Peyton was born the pediatrician found that her hip was out of placement. Thankfully, it is not believed to be a major issue. However, as a new Momma, being told there is anything wrong with your baby can be incredibly difficult. Abbey handled it with grace and a wonderful this is what it is and how we'll deal with it attitude. It is another reason why I am so proud of how she has adjusted to motherhood.
Peyton's prognosis look very good. Her last MRI showed the bones growing properly. The doctor was very impressed with her improvement. If everything continues to grow properly, she will only have to wear the brace for a few more weeks.
When I took these pictures I asked Abbey what she thought of letting her brace be seen. Peyton wears her brace 24/7. So we couldn't take it off for pictures. Abbey didn't really know how she felt about it, but let me take some pictures in different outfits and in just the brace. I e-mailed her some of these and she loved them! These pictures capture Peyton and she said she was fine with me showing off her little girl :)
So here she is....... Baby Peyton :)
Sunday, May 9, 2010
This is an Inside joke for our family. I went to Florida State; Abbey went to University of Florida. Though I believe deep down Abbey is a Seminole at heart, I want to make sure Peyton is taught properly from the start. :)
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I owe a great big thank you to my awesome in-laws. They came Thursday to visit, but to also help Larry and I while we painted. We had a blast. The Kids LOVE their Grandmamma and Big Daddy! I love when they visit. It's always a special treat. David is also my go to guy for painting. He does such a good job and will hang curtains afterwards. So we put them to work. Eden will always think of her Big Daddy in her Dancing Green Bathroom. Thank you so much for all your hard work. It looks GREAT :)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
On the last day of triple coupons I woke up and thought I HAVE to go to town! It was this crazy need to coupon shop that would cause the world to fall of it's axes and spin out of control in not fulfilled. No not really, But close to it!
Larry was planning to visit someone at the hospital anyways. So I thought we could spend some time together on the ride, I could drop him off and I could shop :) Win Win! And yes, we did bring the kids, who did GREAT!
I was happy to find most of the item I had coupons for were well stocked. I also had a coupon from BabiesRUs for a free case of diapers. Which was worth $41.99 :) So My total was $189.37 minus the 135.12 in coupons and VIC savings for a total oop (out of pocket) $55.25! CHA-CHING! I saved $134.12!