Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Annabelle is two and a half already?!

Annabelle is officially two and a half years old. Her half birthday was March 27th. I tried my very best to get a photo shoot going for the occasion but with each passing day it just gets harder and so this is the best picture I have of her this month. I love it with her and her lollipop!

Annabelle, you talk to me all day long. I love it especially when you tell me made up stories and when you ask me if I'm ok and you tell everyone they are pretty. You even use your pronouns correctly; I am so impressed! Your little personality is so strong willed

but yet tender hearted for people at the same time. I just love it. You are sharing more and more with your sister and the other day you were sitting in the flowery chair and your sister came up to steal your snack and you just held it up in the air. We were so proud of you because you would usually get mad at her.

We are starting to figure each other out more and more. I know that if I stay calm with you and talk to you nicely you will do whatever I ask. I love that I finally figured that out. You throw tantrums but really not that much and most always because you are tired.

You are sooo girly! You love, tea parties, jewelry, dresses, shoes, crowns, accesories etc. You walk up to the mirror all day long and say, "I'm so pretty." We are working on "Pretty is as pretty does."

Like I said in this post, you can tell me parts of Mark 12:29-31. Mostly the "Love your neighbor as yourself part."

You eat so well. You love fruits and vegetables and are not very picky at all. Every night before bed you have a bowl of blueberries for a bed time snack. It makes my heart happy that you eat so well!

You know all your colors, letters, and can count to 14 correctly (but you think you can count to 25) haha. You love Dora and Max and Ruby.

Your favorite kind of ice cream is strawberry but you are always very concerned about what everyone else is going to order. You make sure someone wants to order vanilla, which you call banilla every time.

You still sleep in your crib and hardly ever nap but will go and play in your bed for however long I want you to. I always start to feel bad after about an hour or so and go and get you and then you come downstairs and play by yourself until Adelyn gets up.

I can't believe that you once were so little. Please stop growing up so fast...

I pray that you accept Christ at an early age and spend you life trying to figure out how to best glorify Him. That would truly make me such a blessed mommy.

I enjoy getting to spend every day with you. You are such a precious treasure. I love you Annabelle.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Girl Talk- Extreme Makeover Heart Edition

Adam and I have the privilege of leading worship at an event in April called Girl Talk. A group of awesome high school girls had the vision of having an event where girls could come to learn about purity, unite in Christ over the topic of purity, sing about purity, etc. You get it.

I was so excited when they asked us to do worship for this event. This is such a dear topic to me, not only because of things I have been through in my own life but also because I see purity as being a major issue in teens today. I think mostly because the world is screaming, "You don't have to be pure! It's ok. Every body is doing it!" I know that may sound cheesy but you know that it is true. So much more to say on that but I'll stop there.

I have been praying so much about this event. I knew the Lord wanted me to take a step back from leading worship at our church for right now and so I had to ask Him if this was something He really wanted me to do and I got a resounding, "YES" and peace for which I am thankful. Honestly, I have already prayed more for this event than I ever have for an event Adam and I have led worship for. I am not, and I repeat, not saying this for any kind of pat on the back from anyone. It is actually kind of embarrassing because I should have been praying like this for every event and service and I just have not.

God is so good though ya'll. He is always there to give me a second chance and to search and test my heart to show me just how much I need His grace and how I can be more like Him and for that I am so grateful. I know I don't deserve any of it but I pray that feeling of "not deserving something" pales in comparison to focusing on how great God truly is, how His power can literally transform lives and how much He loves me and these girls that are going to be at this event.

I know that God has an agenda and so does Satan with these things. It says so in the bible. So, I am praying that Satan would be bound from the event and any of his distractions he will try to use either to prevent people from going or just distract them while they are there will be completely removed so that God can do a mighty work first in my own heart and life and also in everyone else's involved and that HE MIGHT GET ALL THE GLORY!

I asked the Lord to give me scripture for this event and this is what He gave me. I just love scripture it inevitability speaks to me every time I hear it no.matter.what.

"If you Lord kept a record of sins, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness that you may be reverently feared and worshiped." Psalm 130:3-4

"You are my hiding place, you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance." Psalm 32:7

The information about the event is on the picture on the top. It is totally FREE! :) If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. I would love to see you there or know that you are praying for this event.

Adam and I have not finalized the song sets yet but I wanted to include some of the songs that we are thinking and praying about for Girl Talk. (Just click on the song and it should take you to utube.)

Beautiful by Mercy Me

The More I Seek You by Kari Jobe

You are More by 10th Avenue North

More Beautiful You by Johnny Diaz

How He Loves Us by David Crowder

Healing Is In Your Hands by Christy Nockels

Enough by Chris Tomlin

Never Let Go by David Crowder

Monday, March 28, 2011

Comparison Shots 15 months

Annabelle at 15 months

Adelyn at 15 months

I had to include this shot of Annabelle at 15 months when Adelyn was just a few weeks old. So presh!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy 15 Month Birthday Adelyn!

Adelyn, you are now 15 months old. You are such a unique little girl. I love how your little personality has grown so much even over this past month!

You are still obsessed with dogs. All kinds. Even stuffed animal ones. You also love any kind of animal. Oh and you are pretty crazy about your dad still too!

You and your sister have been through a rough period of fighting but I feel like you are coming out of that phase now! Yah! Annabelle still calls you baby most of the time. I think it's cute so I don't say anything about it. Whenever I ask her to say your name, sometimes she says, "Adelyn Jane Fisher" and sometimes she says, "Baby Jane Fisher." :) This picture of you explains you pretty well. You love your paci and your stuffed animals!

You have started to get the sweetest little curls. They are so precious to me!! I love to play with your little hair while you cuddle with me. This is yet another way that you and your sister are different.

You say lots of words now and try to say everything but it most things don't come out understandable. You say, "mama," "dada," "snack," "map," "no," and "bath" clearly. You try to sleep well but you wake up at least once or twice a week and cry and cuddle. Most of the time, I don't mind a bit because I love to cuddle with you. You still have the biggest cheeks and LOVE to eat, especially sweets. I cannot have them any where around you or you cry and throw a fit unless I give you some.

Your personality is so "over the top." We say you do everything so "hardcore." Tonight when we were at McDonalds you just crawled your way up the stairs and went down the big slide by yourself over and over again. I cannot believe you are already doing all of that so easily and well and you are not scared at all of the big slides!

You are such a sassy pants and have started throwing tantrums. I am so glad that it does not affect me the way that they did when Ab started throwing fits. I guess just because I have been through it before; it is not such a shocker that my baby started throwing fits.

Despite the fits, you are such a sweet little girl. You smiles and giggles make our home such a happy place. I love you sweet baby Adelyn.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Momski's Spring Visit

I wanted to finish up my posts about my mom's visit. We had such a blast! I regret that I did not take more pictures of her but honestly, we didn't get out of our pajamas all that much which was nice!! We had some yummy cupcakes for Adelyn's 15 month birthday (post to come!!)

Also, it snowed! My mom couldn't believe it but I assured her that it was normal around here.

We ate lots of oatmeal

And played a lot in our pjs. :)

We also snuggled a lot.

And last but defiantly not least, we went to Bob Evans to eat Cinnamon Pancakes! Yum!

I always enjoy my mom's visits. I realize that it is not easy to just walk into my life when you are not used to it but she did a wonderful job and let me run all around and go on a date with Adam, slept with Adelyn one night and even cleaned my house!! So sweet!! I also realized how much I do love staying at home with the girls full time. Whenever I would leave, to run errands or just take a break or sew ect and then come back, my mom would tell me all the things that Annabelle said and Adelyn did that I missed. It just made me appreciate being the one that gets to not only experience all of those little things on a daily basis but also the one who gets to tell other people that stuff on a regular basis. What a great new perspective!!

A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters' role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. ~Victoria Secunda

The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks. ~Carrie Latet

No painter's brush, nor poet's pen
In justice to her fame
Has ever reached half high enough
To write my mother's name.
~Author Unknown (adapted by me)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I am officially a SOCCER MOM!

I'm officially a soccer mom (although I will most likely be a dance or cheerleader mom! I guess it's too soon to really tell) I honestly never thought I would own a van, not because I thought I was "too good" because I am not! I just never thought Adam would give in but he did and I am celebrating!! I am so thankful that God provided a second car for us! We had been trading off with one car and I can say that I did not care what kind of car we got as long as we got another one soon BUT we got this awesome van from a family in our church and I love everything about it so far! It reminds me of my old Honda CRV! I love the easy doors and how I don't have to bend over to get my kids in the car. I also like the heated seats and that it is black. :)

So, in lieu of talking about new cars. I thought I would write down all the cars I have had so far and my experiences with them. (Believe me I know that no one cares :) This blog is for me! )

Car #1 Black Honda CRV
I got this car from my aunt when I was 15! :) My brother totaled it.

Car #2 Grey Jeep Liberty
My dad bought this for me brand new! I LOVED it! Traded it with my step mom for her

Car #3 Grey Mercedes Convertible
My step mom gave this to me when I was in college and me and my friends had soooo much fun in it! I got WAY too may tickets in it. I don't think any cops felt bad for a 20 year old driving a Mercedes. ha! We sold this car when I got married because the upkeep was just too expensive.

Car #4 Black Toyota (?) Infinity
I didn't have this one very long. I totaled it when I was 7 weeks pregnant with Annabelle. (One of the scariest days of my life.)

Car #5 White Toyota Avalon
This was my "mom car" until it was apparent that we needed more room. We just sold it a couple months ago.

And here we are at car #6! I hope I can keep this one for way longer than I have any of the other cars!!