Sunday, November 22, 2009

Apple Trees

I was driving by a local apple orchard and just loved the way the trees looked in the orchard.

Thankfully I had my camera with me so I snapped this shot!



I just love fall!


Friday, November 20, 2009

As If One Friday Funny Wasn't Enough....

This just totally cracked me up, so I had to share.

We can all use a little extra funny on Friday. Right?





Innocence & Boobies

At first I only posted this on Facebook, but then I just had to share with those of you who were not friends with me on FB, but would get a kick out of it like I did!

Last night Caleb and I were in the bathroom brushing our teeth when Caleb says to me, "Do you have big boobies?" Then he reaches over, squeezes them and says, "Oh yeah! You have big boobies!"

Like it's the most normal thing in the world to do. I guess, for a 3 1/2 year old, it is!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thunder & Lightning

Our conversation over breakfast this morning:


Afton: I know how God makes thunder...you wanna know how?


Me: How?

Afton: He has thunder in his footsteps and lightning in his fists!

(from "Awesome God" - Carmen)


Monday, November 16, 2009

Kiddos

Just a few pictures of all our kiddos!


Not sure if you can see it or not, but it's snowing in the background...in October!






I just love their little faces!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

For the Love of......

...coffee!

Here are a few pictures of or about my favorite beverage!










Aren't those sign type pictures just the best?

One day I want a little breakfast nook so I can make it into a coffee shop type area. I would decorate it with all those signs and I even found curtains that have a coffee theme!

I would just love that! My house is always open to guests who want to come by for coffee, but to have a special spot to sip & chat would be heavenly!

ahhh...I just love the daydream!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Passing Ache

Getting over grief is not an easy thing. True the immediate heart wrenching, tear shedding grief is past, however it's the aching grief that's left.

I feel it when I think of December 17th & May 26th. The due dates of both little ones we lost.

I feel it when someone announces they are pregnant or I see a sweet, new baby.

I feel it when I put away yet another size of my children's clothes.

I feel it every time it's "that time" of the month. Just a reminder I am not pregnant.

I don't question why it happened. I know there is a reason. I don't even need to know what it is. I'm content knowing that God has a plan for me & our family. I know He knows when our family is complete and I trust that we will know too when that time comes.

It just doesn't stop the ache that I feel each time I remember or am reminded. It doesn't stop the gentle tears that may fall.

I am so happy for each of my friends for the blessing they have growing inside of them. I would hope they wouldn't feel awkward around me. Just ignore my choking up & watery eyes. It has nothing to do with you, I promise. I wouldn't want anyone to feel uneasy. My heart just aches for the little one I won't hold it my arms just yet.

Until then I will be so thankful for my energetic, funny girl & boy! I will treasure they things they say and the pictures they draw me. I will continue to learn how to be a better mother and wife.

...and hopefully one day soon we will have the joy of announcing we are going to have another lovebug!