Sunday, February 28, 2010

Friends

Do I tell him it's just yellow metal?

It can't talk or scheme, wrestle with him...

...it can't share snacks, or laugh at silly jokes...
...No, I won't tell him, but I have to admit-it does get down in the dirt with him...
...it goes wherever he goes, loyally; he talks to it all day long, and I guess the truck listens...
...so I think he's got a pretty good first little friend -his truck.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Noodle Head

Secret to my success...

...at least my success in buying myself time to finish fixing dinner...

...I discovered that Harrison is a natural carbohydrate addict, like me! So...

...a handful of spaghetti noodles plus a curious little guy...

...buys me time to finish what I need to get done...

...at least for the next five minutes.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hide It In Your Heart

" Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in Heaven and Glory in the highest!" And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd...
"Teacher, rebuke your disciples!" But He said to them...
"But I tell you, if these should be silent, even the rocks would cry out!"
Luke 19:39-40

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pants Food on the Ground

Harrison, can I ask you a question?

It's more of a statement with a question mixed in, ok?

Just out of curiosity, why do you prefer your O's on the ground?

I mean you have the coolest little snack cups, awesome boy colors, and practically indestructible...But they sit idly by your side after you have emptied their contents across the floor... Does is taste better? Does it add a little essence of foot traffic you just can't get enough of?
At any rate, I'll keep trying to convince you that snack cups are a more civil way in which to contain your food, but in the meantime...
...I'm not gonna sweat it. I'll continue to keep my floors spotless for your snack spills as I know one day I will miss dearly the crunch of your O's under my feet.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sous Chef

I'd like to think his love of pots and pans stems from my creating in him a culinary passion... ...maybe it's because he gets caught up in my excitement of creating new recipes... ...maybe he loves it because he just loves his momma's cooking...
...I'd like to think his joy of the kitchen is one of the few genetic traits he inherited from me...
...but I think I must just face the truth; he loves all things pots and pans because... ...they make cool loud noises.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Reading

Sometimes my parents just need some one on one time with me. So I bring one of them a book to read...

...it helps calm them down and reign them in if they are seeming to bounce off the walls...

...I like to point to the pictures and help them learn what the words say...

...I'm glad I taught my parents how to have reading time.

Friday, February 19, 2010

If At First You Don't Succeed...


...you have to try...
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...and try...
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...and try again...
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...until you conquer! Our little walking man!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Throwback Thursday

Celebrating our past and blessings along the way!
Join us for Throwback Thursday!
This was taken during our first year or so of marriage. I was a pediatric nurse, Matt was a hard working law student. While we were blissful newlyweds, that was a really hard time. I worked long days that tended to be more stressful than not. I came home to a dark and empty house that I kept immaculately clean. Made dinner for myself and more often then not crawled in the bed alone. My wonderful husband meanwhile was swimming in school work, and late night classes. Fighting the stress of deadlines and grades my exhausted husband would come stumbling in late at night, scarf down whatever leftovers I had sitting out for him and crawl in the bed. Then repeat it all the next day.
In spite of the "ships passing in the night", we wouldn't trade those years for anything. We grew so much together and in our walks with the Lord. We learned about what real marriage was and how to meet each other's love languages. Since we often went many days not really seeing each other we would leave a note book on the floor by the front door in which we would write messages to each other to see as we came or went. This notebook is now filled with those scribblings and is a precious memory of that time of growth.
Harrison, I pray for your future bride, and I pray for you to become a Godly leader and husband. And I pray that as you grow your Daddy and I can continue to set an example of marriage. Know that marriage isn't always easy, it takes work and understanding. It takes selflessness and sacrifice; it takes laughter and joy; it takes good times and bad, it takes plenty and in want, as long as you both shall live.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

White Pages

The phone companies keep sending us their massive white and yellow books-neither of us can remember the last time we used used one other than as a door stop or prop. It's just easier to google the number I'm searching for. So while the national debate rages on as to the future of the books and the public ponder how to recycle them, Harrison found his own use...

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Baby, Baby

Baby, Baby, you put my heart in motion...

...to love you with the sweetest of devotion

Baby, Baby, my tender love will flow from, the bluest sky to the deepest ocean... Stop for a minute, baby I'm so glad you're mine... Baby, Baby, the stars are shining for you, and just like me I'm sure that they adore you...
Baby, Baby, in any kind of weather, I'm here for you always and forever...
Baby, Baby, walking through the forest, the birds above are singing you a chorus...
Baby, Baby, no muscle man could sever, my love for you is true and it will never...
...Stop for a minute, Baby, I'm so glad you're mine...
And ever since the day you put my heart in motion...
Baby, I realize that there's just no getting over you!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Every Day is Valentine's Day

True love exists, yes I know this, my heart was waiting for you,
and when we met, I felt my chest pound fast, racing for the chance to know you...

...to hold you, to open up and show you, the way you feel when you know,
You are not alone, know that I would fight the tides to be together... When you feel alone, listen to this song to make your heart feel better... Two hearts entwined, yes, you are mine and I'll be your's forever... ...I've done the math, I'm less then half... ...We're better off together..
...And I want you here by my side... ...as much as you are on my mind...
...When I'm gone you should know... You are not alone, know that I would fight the tides to be together... When you feel alone, listen to this song to make your heart feel better... Rainy Mondays feel like Fridays... When you're smilling at me I can feel the space between us collapsing... Our love is everlasting... You are not alone, know that I would fight the tides to be together... Listen to this song to make your heart feel better.

I have found the one my heart loves. Song of Solomon 3:4