Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Did a little crafting this morning.
Elizabeth doing spin art with the salad spinner. James was supposed to be doing finger painting. I guess that is what he did, I just didn't think the canvas he would choose to paint on would be his face. Silly me, you'd think I'd know better than to think my almost 2 year old wouldn't cover his face in paint. :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

In honor of Mother's Day I wanted to say a little bit about the two moms in my life.

My Mama has taught me a lot over the years. She has taught me that my first love above all else should be Jesus. She has taught me what true respect and godly submission look like within a marriage. She has taught me that you can be a strong woman and a godly woman at the same time. She has taught me what it looks like to love your children with the love of Christ - unconditional, committed, sacrificial. And she has taught me that God truly changes you if you allow Him to. There are so many others, but these are the things that I have learned the most from.

The other mom in my life is my mother-in-law, Joyce. She has been a true blessing in my life - one I am aware that not all daughters-in-law have. She has loved my husband well and taught him many things. She has taught him to be loving, caring, tender, and giving. She gave of herself constantly while Dave and Ali were growing up so that they could become the people that they are. She has loved me, welcomed me, and made me feel a part of their family. She has told me that she thinks I'm a good wife and mom - words that are invaluable to me. She has loved my children and I am glad to have them call her Grandma.

So, thank you Mama and Joyce for all you have done in our lives - mine, Dave's, and our childrens'. You are amazing blessings to us and we thank God for you. We honor you today.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

While the Cat's Away...

Elizabeth has been at the farm with Grandma and Poppy this week. I left her in Houston after a shower for Aunt Ali. She was supposed to come home today (Wednesday) but is going to end up staying an extra day.
Sunday we didn't have much going on, so decided we would go have some fun time with just James - a rare treat.
We took him down to the train by the zoo and then to the park.
Recently he has been calling everything a train - cars, trucks, etc. So, I was so excited to get him on the real train. Well, the whole time he called the train a truck. Oh well. "Choo choo"
Checking out the river Chillin along the river. I love this picture.
I think James is missing Elizabeth. Today I took him to the park and he was very interested in the other kids. Including following a couple of the older girls around some.
Elizabeth, on the other hand, doesn't seem to be missing us too badly. Every time we talk to her she talks for a few minutes then says, "can I let you go?" We are trying to comfort ourselves with the fact that we have raised her to be secure and safe in our love and know that she can go places and have fun and then come home when she's ready. But, we'll definitely be ready to see her tomorrow. We are also very thankful that she has grandparents who love to spend with time with her - on both sides of the family. What a blessing.