Friday, January 27, 2012

MIlestones I don't want to forget!

So, this post won't be eloquently composed, and there will be no pictures, but I know if I don't write this down, I won't remember it in a few weeks and I want to.

Wednesday ( Jan 25)  Asher got his first tooth! We've been watching his gums for a few weeks now and wondering when it would finally pop through. They were so swollen for the last week or so I knew it had to be soon, and boy am I glad it finally did. That kid was GRUMPY the few days leading up to it! I hope this is no indication to how the rest of teething will be for us!

Also, since Wed. the little booger has been standing holding on to something and tried to take a step toward me.  He's no where near ready to walk, but these are the beginning stages! He will be running around before I know it!

And his newest trick this week is, nodding his head yes.  He's so stinkin cute when he does it because his whole body moves with him haha. I love it!

As for the other kids, this week Kyley had a milestone of her own,  she finally decided to stop writing I love you on every drawing she makes, and yesterday drew a cat and labeled it with it's name "cat" .  For those of you who've followed my journey with trying to get her to read and spell, this is HUGE.  She has sat down many days this week even during 'non' school hours and written words she can remember on her dry erase board, and practiced reading them to me.  What a refreshing excitement in her, I love it!

AND Elijah, has learned not only to spell his name, but can write it!  I will post a few pictures later on this weekend hopefully. He is so cute, when I ask him "Ok Elijah, what letter does your name start with?" He always tells me "Straight line down and three lines over"   Hilarious.   Then I'll ask him, well what letter is that?   And he screams E!!!!!   lol  He can also spell his name we did it something like this as we were teaching Kyley to spell it, and so I taught Elijah the same way "eli    jah"  so he learned it in sets of 3, and that made it so easy for him.  He can't recognize all of those letters yet, but he knows what makes them up. He'll talk about the hook in the J, and the dots on top of the i and the j. and the circle in the a (not like in this font apparently!), and then the straight lines and humps, etc.  He can't draw them from memory yet, but he's doing great!

Elijah has also been counting really well, and practicing singing his ABC's correctly. I'm so excited that he's finally interested in doing a little school with us!

Anyhow, sorry for the bland post, but I didn't want to miss out on documenting our week!

Be blessed!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A bride and groom.

I posted this quote on Facebook earlier today.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

Mignon McLaughlin

In 30 minutes time I got more responses via likes and comments and shares, than almost everything I post put together. (ok so that's not ALWAYS true, but sometimes I feel like stuff I post doesn't get seen, or people just don't care)

Marriage is so beautiful. Marriage is sacred. 

But I don't want to talk about that bride and groom.  I want to talk about the church as Christ's bride. Waiting eagerly to spend eternity with each other.

Anticipation is a beautiful thing.  I remember the day I married my best friend, and the anticipation of walking down the aisle and seeing his face, as he awaited his bride. The joy on his face, and the tear in his eye.    I can only imagine what it was like for him.

We must wait with eager anticipation for our Christ. For the time that He will step out on the clouds in the eastern sky, and we will walk down the aisle to be with Him forever.

Now back to that quote I mentioned.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

Mignon McLaughlin

Do we really grasp what it means to fall in love with Christ over and over, and over again?    Are we waiting with anticipation, and falling in love more and more with each passing day?   Are we fighting for our 'marriage' and spending time with Him, even when we feel like we don't have the time. Are we doing  the things that please Him even if we feel like we are not good enough?

What are some ways you fall in love with Jesus all over again?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

10 months old!

My oh my, where is the time going?

This little man is TEN months old! 
He is just such a joy to have around, we are so blessed!

He just recently learned to say "ball" , and he loves to talk and giggle at Kyley and Elijah.

He is pulling up and cruising all over EVERYTHING!

He walks with his walking toy all over the livingroom.
Some of his favorite things are the scale in the bathroom (who would've thought!), a little yellow ball that rattles, and a foam sword. He plays with them all the time!

He loves  his daddy, and gets so excited when daddy comes home!
 He's wearing mostly 12 months clothes now, gosh HE WILL BE 12 months in 2 months!

Don't you just love this?

We are so blessed to have this little man in our lives. Asher, you are so dearly loved.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Well hello there my dear blog.

Forgive me for abandoning you for so long.

As the new year has began I've chosen to take the time to refrain from blogging and be silent.  I wish to use this blog to record our family life, but I also want to post what God lays on my heart, and I've spent these first few days praying for just that.

Often we get busy with life and forget to be silent.  

One of my favorite verses is this :

Psalm 46:10   Be still and know that I am God.

There is so much wisdom in this.   Be still.

Oh my, is life busy sometimes, we want to go, go, go, and do, do, do.  But all God asks us to do is BE STILL. 

In my life this means a lot of things, it's a time to quiet my mind and my voice and just listen.

Have you ever laid outside and just listened to nature. One night, I went outside and laid on the front porch and just enjoyed the cool breeze on my face and listening to the sounds around me. Now I live in the city, but late at night when the city life settles down you can still hear the beautiful sounds of crickets and frogs, and the stillness that comes with night.  

I kinda feel like that is what God is asking us to do. He speaks with a still small voice, and sometimes we just need to get alone, somewhere where the "city life" is still and asleep.  Where His cool refreshing wind can fall upon us and we can hear His voice.

I didn't really set any resolutions this year. But this is one goal I hope to achieve with His help.   To be still. To walk in His presence and feel His cool breeze on my cheek. To hear His voice.