Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Pretty in pink!
Oh yeah, we can't forget about Annie. She also enjoyed her present!
Friday, December 25, 2009
No pictures yet, but we have had a wonderful Christmas spending it in the hospital and celebrating the joy and awe of two births this year.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
"I dont have to carry the weight of who I've been because I'm forgiven..."
This song has really resonated with me as of recent. I was listening to KLove and there was a listener who called in to request a song that made an impression on her the day she came to know the Lord, two years ago today. I don't know my anniversary to the day, because I was pretty young. But I still find it amazing how my life has changed the last few years because I recommitted. And now, because I have been forgiven (over and over)...I don't have to carry the weight of who I've been before that (or even now sometimes). There is no other way to describe those days, the days where I was living a double life, one foot in and one foot out, except for blind. I cannot express how much my eyes have been opened and how much I want to share that openness with others.
I have been forgiven because of who He was.
I have been forgiven because of who He is.
I have been forgiven because of what He always will be.
I have been forgiven because He died.
I have been forgiven because He rose.
and I have been forgiven because He was sent to be our Savior.
Christmas is more meaningful these days. Now that I'm not so blind. Our Savior was born for a purpose. For me. And for you. And because he did that for us, we should bring glory to Him in all we do.
I Cor. 10:31 says "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
Monday, December 21, 2009
But don't get me wrong - we still buy gifts for others. It has been different each year though how we do it. This year both sides of our family agreed to draw names and only buy for one person. I actually really like this idea because we could put a limit on how much to spend, and you don't have to stress out on what/who to buy for. This satisfies the people who really enjoy opening something on Christmas and the bank account.
And if I don't get to post again this week, have a Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Being the awesome mom/grandma that she is...my mom went and fought the crowd at the awful toy store on black Friday. (Mind you, she really dislikes shopping but manages to go out every year on the worst/best shopping day of the year!) The toy was 60% off and only had one in stock. She managed to get in and out of the store in 30 minutes because all the other toy-buyers were standing in line for something much more useless, I mean...probably electronics and video games that their kids can become addicted to and never play outside and enjoy the natural things in life that God has provided us with. I know - enough of my opinion. On to the video...
Oh yeah, and as much as we appreciate this blessing, it will be going back to grandma's. As you can see, we don't have much room for something like this.
Monday, December 7, 2009
This was my best attempt so far to catch his moves on video - all the others have been too dark. I do plan to get a better one though because he can really get into it!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
As you can see, he is a nut. And he is our little baby nut.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Here are a few highlights from this past week.
Actual Thanksgiving meal...yum!
Laying upside down on the bed
Passing time during the long drive up there
We went for a hike on the last day and finally got to take Ari. It had been too cold before, so I'm glad it warmed up a little bit.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
to be continued...
Friday, November 6, 2009
Ari had his check up on Tuesday. He is not as big as I originally thought. He weighed in at 20.5 lbs in the 20th percentile. His height was 29 1/2 inches in the 50th percentile. Dr K said he is going to be a very average person. I had to laugh to myself knowing that even though he might look average on the outside, Ari's personality is far from average. Sometimes I try to imagine what he will be like when he is older based on how he is now - smiley, loves to laugh even if it is a fake one, loves to entertain people, ham, has to be the loudest, wants to be heard and seen by all. And not to mention having strange parents such as us - who like to make him dress up and take pictures - he has no chance of being average. Sorry Ari.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
His own little cake to eat.
The cake he really wanted instead.
"Phew- this is tiring!"
His little man chair he got from his aunt and uncle. Now he can be a true football watcher.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Ok, so I was the only fool. Hopefully you can quickly erase the sounds of what seemed to be a dinasaur. Ha ha Ooohhhh the things we do for entertainment...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
So here's to a celebration of life.