Thursday, April 30, 2009


Last week, I got to go read to Noah's class. I forgot my camera, so we took a pic when we got home. Mom, there is my patio furniture!!! I can't believe that Noah has 2 more weeks of school and he is out for the summer. The girls have 2 1/2 weeks. This year has gone by so fast and I am a little down today. It doesn't help that Noah has been sick for the 3rd time in 2 months. Sometimes life feels heavy and its tough to hold your head up! :(

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Weekend (Lots of fun)!

We had such a fabulous Easter weekend. It started with Noah's Easter Party at school. He had a blast hunting for eggs which he put in the *basket* he had made in class. Saturday, we headed out to our friend's lake house. Meredith has been several times and I always imagined a rustic cabin type place, but it was just Gorgeous. The kids hunted eggs ( Noah literally stumbled upon the money egg), played games, played in the water, rode in the boat, and did I mention we ate??? Oh my word, I think I ate my weight in dips, chips, and jelly beans!!! ;) Sunday, we went to church and then over to my SIl's house for lunch. Afterwards, we decided to take the kids to see 'Hannah Montana'. They all enjoyed that, even Noah who was dancing in the aisles!!! It was just a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

Noah at pre-school and ready to go ( look at that cheesy grin):


Serious Egg Hunting:


Me and my sweet boy:


Noah and the Golden Egg ( he is 5$ richer):


Egg Toss:


Madeline and Annelise win:


Little guy is very serious about this race:


Meredith wants to win:

Go Madeline go:


Our Family on Easter Sunday:


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

I grew up as a very conservative Presbyterian minister's daughter. We sang hymns most of my childhood. We moved to TX when I hit jr high and it was there that we were in a church that started singing "praise songs". I have loved them ever since. However, there is something so beautiful and pure about the old hymns. My favorite is when they take a hymn and make it a little more modern. You still have the beauty of those words, but a sound that appeals to the younger generation. The following song sums up what Easter is all about to me. We attended a HUGE Baptist church for awhile last year. Their worship was INCREDIBLE. We only stopped going there because it was so large. They sang this song many times and each instance, I felt God's presence in such a powerful way! Read these words and then watch the video! Happy Easter!


Sunday, April 05, 2009

Sunday Funny...

So we are sitting in church and the pastor is talking about the cross and Christ dying for us. It is very serious and there were lots of tears. We stand up to sing a song about being forever grateful. It is a time for personal prayer and worship. I had my head bowed and was pondering the cross. I hear a soft *pop* and hear snickers behind me. I turn to my right and Noah is sitting on the chair with our big green umbrella.....OPEN! He pressed the button and it popped right out. What perfect timing Noah! Did you think it was going to rain in church? ;)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Where did the time go?

How did we get from here:

to here?

This morning I took my "baby" and registered him for K! Don't get me wrong...I am thrilled that all 3 of my kids will be in school next year, but it is so bittersweet. Noah is such a joy to have in my life. I always wanted a little boy and God blessed me when he gave me this precious son! The other day he looked at me and hugged me and said " you're my favorite mommy ever"! It doesn't get any better then that!!!! :)