Sunday, May 16, 2010

put me in the zoo


we couldn't resist bringing this monkey home. *
thank you juju for a great day at the zoo!
*george robert's parents have a new puppy who sleeps in this kennel and william loves to play in it.
and it may be wrong for me to say this, but , i have some cute kids. :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

i heart my babies

[first i feel i need to explain why there's a beach towel hanging over william's window. that's because the evening sun beams through his window and since he goes to bed at 7, it is still bright. so i throw the towel over his cornice board every day for nap and night time. AND since i thought we were moving sooner, i sold his panels in the big garage sale!]
i love mother's day. and mine was filled with sweet cards and handmade crafts...my favorite. i love being a mommy. it challenges me and humbles me daily. i pray that i will raise these 2 little ones to "prove themselves doers of the word not only hearers" (james 1:22 nasb) that they will "act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with their God" (micah 6:8 niv) and  and that they "might have the power...to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know His love that surpasses knowledge..." (eph 3:18 &19)

Monday, May 10, 2010

i'm an inchworm



before the show...

i'm an inchworm
just an inchworm

only one inch long...


this was the cutest thing i've ever seen. i was so proud of her. not to mention the butterflies before it started! now i know why our mothers used to joke and say they needed valium before cheerleader tryouts. {they were joking, right?}

Saturday, May 8, 2010

a quick update

remember the people who bought our house on april 1st? well, their financing fell through and it's not looking good that they will be able to buy a house at all. and since we were hemmed up with them all through april, we didn't show our house and now the 1st time home-buyer credit has expired, so it looks pretty bad all the way around. i don't know what that will mean for us and our house in birmingham. our contract is contingent on the sale of this house and the house we bought had been listed for over a year, so i feel like it will still be there. like i said before, it needs a little "lipstick and rouge" and not just everyone can see past all that. but i have gotten really excited about the house and i am nervous that someone else may come in and see the potential, too.  i know this is all wood, hay, and stubble and has no eternal significance. i have an acquaintance from college who is a young mom, and she is battling cancer, so i feel silly even blogging about this house nonsense. but yesterday i saw several friends and it was hard to stay cheerful after a few "how's it going?" "when are y'all moving?" so in case any of those friends read this, that's why i may have seemed a little gloomy. i am just praying that God's perfect will for us be done. "now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine through his power that is at work within us, to HIM be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever." ephesians 3:20 {this is the most recent scripture that ive memorized, and i love it, it's an awesome one to meditate on}