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Let the words of Christ dwell in you richly...Colossians 3:16

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Reese Through the Years & Turning 5

May 28th, 2004 11:11 pm. The very moment my life was changed forever and I was given the beloved title of MOM. 5 years ago today Reese entered our lives and she has continued to bless us with her smile, her laugh, her notorious scream, her love for animals, and her nurturing way of taking care of her little babies. All these things were discovered at such a young age and continue to blossom into what is now Reese's personality. I love it. I cherish every little thing about that girl. I love to see how independent she is becoming, yet I want her to stay little. She is growing up before my eyes and becoming such a precious human being. Thank you, Lord, for chosing ME to be her Mom. I am blessed beyond measure...

Happy Birthday baby girl!








WOW. The whole "ask and you shall receive" thing apparently really works. If you read my last post, you know I had shared my desires about a stranger complimenting my precious, perfect, well-behaved children. har har. Weird, I know. WELL...it actually happened! It wasn't at a restaurant, it was on a bus, but hey - beggars can't be choosers, right? We were sitting on a bus on our way to one of the theme parks at Disney World, and for about 15 minutes I had been discretely staring at this really well put together lady who appeared to be in her late 50's that was sitting across from me. She was dressed very preppy with perfect creases in her nicely ironed khaki shorts, had red toenail polish, a french manicure and super cute hair. Yeah, I'm shallow. I totally notice those things. ;-) Anyhoo, after sitting there with the kids for the entire time without a fight breaking out between the two of them, she looked over at us and said "You have the most well behaved children!" I couldn't believe it! Seriously y'all...I have been waiting for that moment for 5 years and I blogged about it before we left and it happened! Coincidence, or are you with me and think God just has a really witty sense of humor? Uh-huh. He likes to see us smile and know it was Him all along.

All that to say, I have to tell you they were really well behaved on that bus trip but I'm pretty sure it was because we were on day 5 and they were completely worn out! Hey - whatever works. I'll take it.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Oh how I long for the day...

There is this one moment in my life that I can still recall from my childhood. Actually, there is more than one, but this one is very vivid. I was in Colorado with Mom, Dad and Benji and I'm not sure how hold we were, but we were pretty young. I bet Benji was 5, which would have made me 9. We were sitting in a restaurant and out of nowhere a man walks over to our table and tells mom and dad that he has been watching our family and just wanted to tell them what well-mannered kids we were and what a nice family we had. I can still remember how genuinely kind he was. And how proud my parents were when he came over.

So that is my new goal in life. Someday I want a stranger to come over to our table at a restaurant and compliment us on what well-mannered children we have. Lofty life goal, I know. Ok...you can stop laughing now. ;-) Apparently, this happened with my own children one time when I was not present (they were with Mimi & Grandad) so that totally doesn't count. My kids turn into angels when they go visit the Grandparents! At least I know they have it in them....sweet little souls!

Another Mason Funny

Mason got his hair cut this morning and when we got in the car to leave he said, "She was pretty girl", referring to the girl who cut his hair. And she was! So I said, "Mason, do you like pretty girls?" and he said "Yeah, I like pretty girls and Batman". That's my boy!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mason Funny

Setting: The car

Mason: Ta Dum!!! (super proud)

Mommy: Ta Dum!! (not knowing what I was ta-dumming)

Mason: My boogie is on me!

Mommy: Sigh...

Just another day in the life of the mother of a little boy.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My friend, the Sun

Suuuuuunnnn???? Suuuuuunnnnnn???? Where arrrrrreee youuuuuuu???? Are you ever going to come visit us again? We want you back! And quick...I'm starting to feel deficient in Vitamin D. Big Time. Not to mention how I long for you to come dry up the piles of MUD in my yard. I'm getting very weary of washing muddy little shoes. Suuuuuuuunnn????? Suuuuuuunnnnn?????