Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Today has definitely been "one of those days"- you know the day that starts just like every other day, but then all of the sudden the bottom drops out... and the LEMONS started rolling! Earlier today if I had blogged you would have had a bulleted list of all my LEMONS from today, but after much reflection, talking with my hubby and my mom, and a little quiet time in my Bible I have decided to talk about my LEMONADE! I am so blessed- EVERYDAY! Sometimes I do feel that challenges with situations and people are put on your path to "grow you". If everyday was peachy-(that would be great- don't get me wrong) but how are you changing, growing, becoming better??? I am choosing to be better from the day I had today- I know that the Lord is teaching me through these experiences and it is my prayer that I am open minded enough to see what that is.
Focus on the Lemonade!
*My sovereign God
*My amazing husband
*My 2 precious angel babies
*Both sets of our parents and siblings
*Genuine friends- the kind that you can just call and cry on Lemon days
*A warm home
*The power of prayer
*This day (however challenging it may be)
*the air in my lungs
*Seeing the beach
*Hugging my babies
*Hugging a friend
*JL- changing the community one volunteer even at a time
*Seeing the smile on my 2 year old kid-o's at school
*Knowing that I will always have a safe place... in the Lord.
I am blessed so much more than any list I could ever make...
It is my prayer that I remember:
"It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, that defiles the man." Matt. 15:11
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Aren't these the MOST precious shoes! Aunt Rachel made the girls each a pair! I love the pink converse mixed with zebra sparkles on the toe and zebra ribbon for that extra Haynes girl touch! I thought they were too cute not to share!
Thanks Aunt Rachel we love our birthday shoes!
Happy Saturday!!! I do LOVE a day that we aren't rushing out the door! :)
Here are a few videos I have been meaning to share! This one is of Mattie saying "Belle"- one of her very favorite words! Both girls love her and will sit at our back door saying "Belle, Belle, Belle" and hitting the glass. However, once our dog realizes it is them- she quickly looses interest and lays down.
Here is my future "Dancing Queen"- anytime Hailey here's music she will SHAKE IT! It is so cute. Ken and I both tell her to "Shake it" and she will! Mattie has a cute dance of her own to- more like "Raising the roof"! I really can't wait to start these girls in dance class! I know they will love it!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
There are TONS of huge tanks here-floor to ceiling. I guess that is kind of the point- but in my defense the "Memphis zoo" has alot, but they are much smaller.
SO did Mommy! I always loved teaching the "Penguin" Unit in Kindergarten. The best was putting Crisco in ziplock bags then another bag to put your hand in (so you don't get Crisco on your skin) and then dipping it in ice water- simulating their thick skin and how penguins can swim in such cold/icy water. Sorry- a little bit of teacher came out!
Daddy with his little sea urchins! Does this scene remind anyone else of the movie Jaws? Ken said he never saw that one. I did and wish I hadn't!
I thought that Ken just thought I looked cute when he told me to smile- only did I realize what was really happening when I uploaded these pictures- too close for comfort!
All in all- VERY SPECIAL day! I am so thankful that we made these memories with Daddy!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Success!!! Mattie did great!
Hailey enjoying her goldfish...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
About nap time we headed to the mall- since it is a decent drive, I figured they could nap in the car. :)
Luckily, our friend Lindsey B. was in Houston and wanted to meet up with us! She loves some babies and will be a great mommy (sooner or later)!
I am so blessed to be their mommy. Everyday- I am challenged and rewarded beyond anything I could have ever dreamed. I often think back to the day in the hospital that our world changed FOREVER- and SMILE! God gave Ken and I the most amazing gifts that day- to love these babies and raise them to be Godly women.
GOD is SO SO GOOD! I can't wait to see the perfect plan that He has for our girls. I am so proud of them.
Mommy and Mattie at the Cheesecake factory! How different this day was one year later!
Once home- Daddy was whipping up some fried chicken and shrimp- YUMMY! The girls love being in the kitchen with us. Such good little helpers.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
It was fun spending time with friends- we decided next year that we are going to create a float for our kid-os to ride on....