I had such a wonderful time "at home" in Memphis with my friends and family. It was super crazy and I think we saw at least one hundred people here and there minus going to church. It just occurred to me as I was writing that last sentence that I am extremely blessed by all of those real and true friends; they are the kind of friends that you keep up with even if you live 10 hours away in the North! :)
I also got to meet two of my nieces and nephews that I have never met before (Adam's brother's children) and they got to meet Adelyn for the first time. Along with all of this wonderfulness, I also got to spend some quality time with my sweet sister in laws. I am very blessed to have 4 sister in laws and we get along just so well; it is such as if we are real sister who grew up together and know every thing about each other. I love their wonderful friendships and I love even more that they are al having babies that I get to enjoy!!!
The night before we left, my sister in law Dottie and I stay up talking late and had the best conversation about so many things in our lives. Isn't it so refreshing when you get to be really real with someone and you know that no matter what you say that person loves and accepts you? Dottie is one of the most caring people I know and we had a time I will never forget of sharing and praying for one another.
This song reminds me a lot of what we talked about and how we need God more than we even know we do and that everyone and by everyone I mean ev-e-ry-one has "issues." God made us this way to learn to rely and depend on Him just to make it through life. I decided I really wanted to share these lyrics and song with my blog friends. You guys (I'm trying to get back into the norther mind set :) When we drove in last night my neighbor said I had already gotten my accent back! haha!) Anyway like I was saying, you guys are such an encouragement to me and I am extrremly thankful for the friendships and support I have gained from blogging! Thanks ya'll!! (I just can't help it!! :) )
sung by Natalie Grant
Never let 'em see you when you're breaking
Never let 'em see you when you fall
That's how we live and that's how we try
Tell the world you've got it all together
Never let them see what's underneath
Cover it up with a crooked smile
But it only lasts for a little while
There's no such thing as perfect people
There's no such thing as a perfect life
So come as you are, broken and scared
Lift up your heart and be amazed
And be changed by a perfect God
Suddenly it's like a weight is lifted
When you hear the words that you are loved
He knows where you are and where you've been
And you never have to go there again
Who lived and died to give new life
To heal our imperfections
So look up and see out let grace be enough
By a perfect God
Be changed by a perfect God
You can listen to the song HERE.
I can't wait to post pictures and share stories about our trip! I hope ya'll have a great day!!!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Brayden is the little boy who lives next door. He says Annabelle is his girlfriend and she is pretty. We think it is funny. She has no clue what is going on! :)
Isn't he the cutest!?
and Annabelle posing. These pictures were taken a few days ago and Annabelle actually decided she wanted to pick out her outfit that day. It was funny and cute. :) The more she learns to talk, the more she understand the more opinions she has; I wonder where she gets that from?!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Adelyn you are such a sweet baby. You keep trying to crawl but you have not got it yet. You have changed your mind and have become a momma's girl. You want me to hold you all the time and you are having some type of separation anxiety but really I love it when you reach up your little arms to me; it makes me so happy that you love me so much.
You still love you daddy especially when he gets home from work; you smile so big and flail your arms. It is almost like you try to jump to him when he walks in the door.
Your sister likes to have tea parties with you but are only allowed to have one part of the tea set (Annabelle's rules not mine. :) ) You really enjoy the attention from her.
You have a new found obsession with the car. You would sit in it for ever and you really like it when your sister pushes you!
You love things in your mouth. You have two bottom teeth and are working on the top two. You still love the car and star at your sis and watch dvd's the whole time. The best part about this past month is that you have actually slept through the night twice! It is so wondeful! We pray that soon this will be an every night occurance.
You already drink out of a sippy cup really well and by yourself but you like for mommy or daddy to hold your bottle for you while you drink it. You still take a bottle most nights in the middle of the night but eat table food only. You just do not take your baby food anymore which is ok with mommy; whatever works is our motto around here!
Adelyn, you love to grab your feet and clap them. You have the most beautiful blue eyes and you weigh almost as much as your sister; ya'll definitly feel the same weight when I hold you both. You are in 6-12 month clothes. Your hair is growing in more every day and it looks like it might be wavy like mommy and daddy's.
Adelyn, I feel like every day you grow up and learn something new. It is so hard for me to keep up with you and your sister but I would NEVER trade this wonderful life I have where I get to hang out enjoying your laughs and smiles and seeing you do new things all the time. You are such a precious child; I love you so much.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
My sweet baby. I just had to document what I do with her now when I have to go to the bathroom. :)
Annabelle's hair has gotten soo crazy and she has cookie on her face; she is probably loving it!
We play this game where someone hides behind the couch and scares the people on the other side of the couch. While writing this I realized it seems kinda weird...haha but that's how we are around here so... :)
Outside in our chairs my mom brought us!
I can't believe it actually seems like Annabelle is posing in this picture; she NEVER does this on purpose. I think she was in a particularly good mood that day though.
lots of kisses
Annabelle does this new thing where she tries to sit in Adelyn's lap. I die laughing every time because you would think she would realize that she is way to big for that but oh well; it is funny!!
We switched it for them.
The pictures above were from Thursday I think. I feel like a crazy person these days; I cannot remember anything. Anyway, we had a good weekend. On Friday I took a personal day......haha....just kidding; Adam let me have from 3-7 to do whatever I wanted and so I drove around, went to the thrift store, starbucks, did my nutrition counseling, went to Walmart and then came home. It was fun and very relaxing. I had been a bad week; there is no better way to put it and so I enjoyed my break. I also LOVED driving up and seeing the girls faces and hearing Annabelle yell, "MOMMY!" It was the best feeling ever.
I took the rest of these pictures today. Adelyn looks so sad but she isn't she is just watching "Dora." I just love her eyes in this one.
I also ADORED Annabelle's outfit today (but this is a bad pic of it!) My step mom sent it to me a while ago and I was waitng for Annabelle to fit in it. It is a 12 month outfit so I think I might try it on Adelyn soon! :) I think they are going to be wearing the same size soon, hey, that might be pretty convient!
Adelyn got lots and lots of kisses today!
Me and my baby doll
Our attempt at me with both.......never ever works :)
Adam and his baby dolls
me and the schmaz
I just thought this was cute; she does this a lot!
On Saturday night I had my friends Mille and her husband and two boys and our new friends the Borgerdings over (the one's with four kids 6 and under). I took all these pictures and then remembered that I didn't have my memory card in (see what I mean about being a little crazy!) So, no pictures but we had an amazing time. Me and Tabitha just click. I can tell we are going to be great friends. I love that.
AND tonight the small group leaders had a meeting at someone's house and since we do not have a church building we have to have childcare at people's houses always and so I sent Adam to the meeting and offered to keep the other leader's children at our house with my friend Autumn. There ended up being 14 kids over here. I was sooo glad my friend Mary Emily decided to stay and help too. It really wasn't that bad; it was just funny. We have a nice sized living room and it felt like no one could move or they would step on someone else :)
sooooo first we let them play inside and then when it got too crazy we took them outside to play and then brought them inside and had the fabulous idea of watching a movie, so Shrek it was!
Wow, I'm tired! Oh but I have some good news (and I have been telling people all day which I know is going to"jinx" it) BUT Adelyn slept all night last night, yep that's right! Now, let's just pray she does it again tonight!!!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
What a good view of the new teefers!
Daddy and his girls. I just love these little matching outfits my mom got the girls. They have worn them all summer and I kept saying each time that that was the last time they were going to wear them because Adelyn's has gotten too small soooooo yesterday was the for real last time for these outfits so we went to the front of our neighborhood to take some pics.
Sad there are no bubbles left in the yellow container.
We laughed and laughed at this picture because it looks like Annabelle is trying to model. haha
Adleyn didn't want to sit by herself.
My favorite picture. Ab is trying to smell the flowers. I love how you can see Adelyn and Daddy in the backgound.
We have had an interesting week with Ab having such a high fever and an ear infection and our good sleeper has turned into a very bad sleeper. I know it is only for a short time and I am soooo thankful for antibiotics. I think thye are really helping so far.
I lie down to sleep, I wake again because the Lord sustains me.
Psalm 3:3 But you are a shield around me Oh Lord, you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.
Blessed are those who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 31:1-5, 21 & 24
In you Oh Lord I have taken refuge, let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue, be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock, my fortress for your name's sake lead me and guide me. Free me from the trap set before me for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commit my spirit, redeem me Oh Lord the God of truth. Praise be to the Lord for He has shown His wonderful love to me. Be strong and take heart all those who hope in the Lord.
All of these verses have been special to me this week. I am struggling with something that I cannot write about for the world to know. :) But, the Lord has been there for me this week, comforting me, loving me, sustaining me, showing me how he has provided for me.
In my Beth Moore study (which is now over and I am very sad :( ) she said she found in her research that in the original language when God says "rescue" it means to "draw to himself." I cannot get over how this has changed how I read some verses in the bible. When God says he will rescue us it means he will draw us to himself not necessarily draw us out of that hard situation. It is then that we get what we really need, not an escape, but a closeness with God.
Love that. Just felt like I needed to share.