Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Photo Book

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Word Snapshot

Just some of the things that have come out of Penelope's mouth recently. Worth Remembering!

When talking about how we're going to live with God after we die, her response was "we're going to live in my heart??"

She asked me yesterday as she noticed my iron, "is God this iron?" I said no, to which she replied "but you said God was everything!"

And my absolute favorite, still makes me laugh every time I think of it. She recently ended a prayer with a very earnest "and I love you God, so much more than Noah does!"

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Looking Back

When I think of my relationship with God in terms of spiritual growth, I definitely feel "I have so much further to go" much more frequently than "wow, look how far I've come." So it's nice when I do experience those occasional moments when I can testify that yes, I have grown in my faith. Yesterday was one of those days when one thing after another just kept throwing a wrench in my plans - and on my birthday, no less! In addition to our celebratory plans for the day, we had long-held plans to visit my cousin in Austin early this morning. Just the kids and me. Before the road trip though, I needed to replace my worn tires. You see where this is headed. First my tires weren't shipped in time; then after getting past that hurdle with loaner tires, the car just flat out broke down! Old me would definitely have had a little huge tantrum about my plans being ruined. Current me had a different perspective. While I did miss the first little tap on my shoulder, when the second tap came I was quick to realize this trip was not in His plan. And just like that, it was so easy to accept and move on. I'm thankful for the grief and frustration that I was spared, especially after a somewhat stress and emotion-filled weekend. Obviously, I'm thankful we didn't break down in the middle of nowhere. Mostly though, I am grateful to have this little milestone to remind me of where I began, where I am now and where I am headed. All in the name of His precious son!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Dusting off the Cobwebs

Well, it's been two full years since my last post and I'm finally back. It feels good to get back on the horse, and I'll try not to dwell on the fact that two years of my kids' antics and cuteness are potentially lost forever in the black hole called my memory. Since 2010 I have learned to sew, thrown a few parties, made some new friends and oh, right - had a new baby!!! The sweet, chubby little addition to our family is Phoebe Adele - a.k.a. "Phoebe Cheeks" - and she turned one last month!

Hence, the need for a new blog title. I'll be trying to come up with a fabulous & charming new name but until inspiration strikes, this will do. :)

In trying to determine where to begin after a two-year blogging sabbatical (no pressure!), I've decided to focus on our most recent event - Noah's SIXTH birthday party (!!) Oh, where does the time go?? I'll follow up with more pics later (sound familiar?) but for now, just a sneak peek at my most recent labour of love...

I'll be back soon, and by soon I mean Noah's 8th birthday party. Kidding! Sort of... TTFN!