Monday, August 31, 2009

Firsts and Funnies

My baby lost his first tooth tonight! I can't believe he is old enough to start losing teeth. I can remember when he got that little baby tooth when he was 5 months old, he bit through more pacifiers than I could count. His little tooth has been loose for about a week now and he said it got looser today at snack when he was eating beef jerky (who knew they gave kindergarteners beef jerky for snack???). Anyway, when he got home today he wanted me to pull it, but he wouldn't let me. After dinner, I turned around and he just yanked it out by himself! He was so proud. He had to call aunt Freda and aunt Deanie to brag about it. He thinks he's such a big boy now. He just asked me and Jason if we wanted him to go to bed without huggin and lovin and stuff like that now that he's growin up. Seriously? Does it start this early? I was hoping for at least a few more years of "huggin, and lovin, and stuff". On to little miss drama queen....

I had to carry her out of Micasita kicking and screaming Sunday she was throwing such a fit. Don't you just love the looks people give you when your child is actin a fool in public. She makes me wanna pull my hair out sometimes and then other times I want to squeeze her to pieces she's so sweet and sooo funny! She told me yesterday she wanted me to put up one of those shocky fence things across her bedroom door so her brother couldn't get in. And she kept asking for "hoodin". I kept asking what's hoodin? She finally said you know...chocolate hoodin, banilla hoodin..oooooo you mean pudding? Yeah mom, that's what I said, gaaahh! Yes, she already has a teenager attitude! Then today she said she wanted to watch the hooligans??? What? The hooollliiiggaaannss mom, with dorofy and the scarecrow. She meant the munchkins on Wizard of OZ, but she still calls them hooligans.

Ahh kids, what did I do with all my love, time, and energy before them?

Love Yall
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

A timely message

I received an email about Rick Warren's, the author of Purpose Driven Life, life views and it was such a blessing, I wanted to pass it on. Here's what he says:

Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now, you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready to go into another one. The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort; God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy. We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that's not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ likeness.

I used to think that life was hills and valleys - you go through a dark time, then you go to the mountaintop, back and forth. I don't believe that anymore.
Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it's kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life.. No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on. And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for. You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems:
If you focus on your problems, you're going into self-centeredness, which is my problem, my issues, my pain.' But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others. You have to learn to deal with both the good and the bad of life.

When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed and say, God, if I don't get anything else done today, I want to know You more and love You better. God didn't put me on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He's more interested in what I am than what I do. That's why we're called human beings, not human doings.

Whew! Doesn't that make you wanna shout? I mean this message couldn't have come to me at a better time. And I must say that when he says the easiest way to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others is so true and I pray that Jason and I can ingrain that kind of character into our kids.

Wishing you all love, peace, and CHARACTER!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Days...And Not So Happy Days

Well, it's been a week of firsts. Cohen started kindergarten on Monday and now he has his first loose tooth, and just before bed tonight, he read his first two words all by himself! baby is growing up. He's totally suprised me, he hasn't got in one sigle bit of trouble for two whole days at school! For those of you who know Cohen, you know this is a monumental accomplishment. So happy days for him that he is becoming a big boy and a mixture of happy/not so happy for me.

I am playing betty homemaker right now since I am outta work so me and Taegan have been having just girl days since the boys are back in school. She has blossomed over two days like no other child I have ever seen. Who knew a little mommy attention could go so far? She is loving ever minute of it, and so am I. I never thought I would be a stay at home mom and homemaker, but I think I can do it! I must say it's much harder than any paying job I've ever had! I am a little sad that I am not a nurse anymore, but with the way this whole healthcare thing is going, it might be a good thing I'm getting out now. However, I must say it is really disheartening to know that a 15 sec. mistake can erase almost 10 years of excellent, untarnished nursing service. So once again, happy days for Taegan, and a mixture of feelings for me.

As I mentioned before, I am out of work and have been for some months now and since the job market is not looking so good for me right now we have decided to sell our house (before we lose it) and move into something more affordable (don't know where yet). So, if you guys know anyone who is in the market for a house tell em to give me a call. I am working on painting and yard work this week and then I'll post some pics. This part is all not so happy days. Jason has been so supportive and would never say anything negative, but I know its going to kill him to leave the house he grew up in. Please pray for him!

Lastly, we hear there is possibly some bad stuff coming down the pike, legally for me. So please pray for my future, and more importanly my childrens' futures also. I can't go into details, but more than anything, I just want everyone to know that whatever happens, whatever is said, I know the truth, I've told the truth, and I wish the authorities would focus on finding the truth instead of listening to lies from unreliable sources. Definitely, definitely unhappy days for me and jason, we are trying to keep our kids sheltered from all of this.

Somedays are better than others, but even in the darkest of days I find comfort in knowing that God has a plan for me. It may not be the plan I had in mind for my life, but His reign is sovereign and I trust in Him because I know no matter what happens on this earth, God will one day say to me as he said to the woman in the Pharisees house, "Your faith has saved you, go in peace" (Luke 7:50). As Job " I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil" (Job 3:26), I may lose all my worldly possessions, I may suffer, I may even lose my freedom, but I will never lose my faith, the Lord's love, and the love of my husband and children. So, I will be as Job, I will stand through the pain, pray for those who have accused me of wrongdoing, and I will be restored (if not in this life, then the next)!

Love and Peace to You All!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Half Fairy Princess/Half Army Man, Besties, & Are Whoppers Sleep Aids?

Weird title, I know. Check out the pics below and you'll see where it came from.

This just cracked me up! Cohen and Taegan were playing dress up the other day and Cohen said he was going to create his own costume. This is what he came up with. He is a fairy princess up top and army man below who is apparently sweeping the floors and then goin swimmin???? Pretty creative, huh? I think he should be on that fashion design show on tv! (Jason is gonna kill me for putting this picture of his son dressed up as a fairy out there for the world to see).

I can't believe our little man is starting to kindergarten in a few days. We found out a bunch of his friends are going to be in his class (Mrs. Meadows, yeah!), and he is so excited. He's now officially graduated from pre-school.

Ahhh, childhood friends!

And, last but not least....I think they should market Whoppers as a sedative????

Love and Blessing to Everyone!