Monday, November 2, 2009
Tonight God gave me a chance to truly be thankful for everything in my life. I attended a rosary (prayer service) for a friend who is struggling with cancer. She has been battling it for two years and is currently on her last chance chemo. She is an amazing woman who is always smiling. I was blown away the last time I saw her...she was so beautiful. Several women were there praying for her tonight. We were praying over a prayer blanket. I wish I'd taken a picture of all our hands holding the blanket, tying the knots.
Anyway, praying for someone who is having to accept that God is calling them home is ....well, alot of things I guess.--Hard. Humbling. Beautiful. A Reality check. It made me thankful for my life...every bit of it. I am so thankful that I got to clean up spilled milk at least twice today. That I never got to work on my list of things to get done because I ended up playing "hide the pumpkin" and going outside to look for signs of fall with Emma and Nathan. That Nathan woke up early from a nap...so he and I got to spend some sweet one on one time together playing. That I have a wonderful husband who fed, bathed and put my kids to bed...and did dishes, so I could go pray tonight! Thank you, God, for my life!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
It was All Saints Day, and she had to dress up like a saint. She dressed up as Mary. She looked so cute. I think she loved carrying her babydoll most of all. This afternoon we all sat around the kitchen table and painted fall trees to hang in the kitchen. We had so much fun. Again, it was neat seeing everyone's personalities coming through in their paintings. Emma had her own technique, but her tree was very neat...all colors grouped together...a group of red leaves, a group of brown, etc. Nathan tried to mimic my technique (I am using the word technique, but that sounds much fancier than it really was. we were sponge painting!) I was amazed, and his painting looked great. He even drew straight lines for the trunk and branches. Gary's tree came out the "best"...he added lots of details. He reminded me that he HAD won first place at the State Fair for watercolor when he was in H.S.....I reminded him that I had a two year old in my lap when I painted my tree.
After painting, we went outside and played in the yard. Man, what a beautiful day!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This spring G.G. (Great-Grandma aka Gloria the Great), was kind enough to give us some tadpoles from her pond. We brought the tadpoles home and put them in a fishbowl. Each day we (I) fed them specially prepared lettuce, every 2 days we (I) changed their water. Emma and Nathan had so much fun playing with them helping care for them. Believe it or not, we (okay...I) only lost one out of about 13...and that's with a few tumbles to the kitchen floor, and several attempts by Nathan to eat one. We actually kept them alive long enough to turn into frogs! It was so cool!! One of God's little miracles right there on our kitchen window.
One lone little tad-frog. We actually had one become a full frog. He lost his tail and would sit up on the rocks like he was so proud! However, Climby, as Emma named him...climbed right out of his container on the way to the park. He never made it to the pond. This is his bro. He still has his tail.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I am determined to start blogging again. I have so many cute pictures to share...and too many extremely profound thoughts that Emma and Nathan just don't appreciate when I try to share them. Haha
Last night was Aunt Jenn and UNCLE Tad's wedding! Yahoo!! Welcome to the family Tad! We couldn't ask for a better uncle and brother-in-law! Emma was one of four flower girls, the youngest. As I watched her during the ceremony and tearing UP the dance floor at the reception, I realized just how much she is growing up! She is so confident and full of joy! Her love for life is just so contagious! Her independence and fiesty-ness that usually drives me crazy is going to be her strength to stand up for what is right in this getting-crazier-by-the-minute world! I LOVE my Sweet Emma Sue!
Summer, Amber and Emma dancing on the stage after dinner.
Jackson, Emma and Katherine getting ready before the wedding. Say cheese!
I will post the professional pics once the come in!