Monday, December 29, 2008

Busy December!

I can't believe that this month is practically gone! It has truly been a whirlwind! We had so much going on and I am so glad we made it through!

Josh and I had our 10th anniversary on December 12th! It was wonderful! I am amazed that we have been through what we've been through in 10 years! Some bad, some seemed worse, but all in all, absolutely wonderful and I wouldn't change a thing!! I never thought that we would have 4 children! Some days it still seems so surreal. I love it, though. I am definitely doing what God made me to do. I am so thankful that He trusted me with FOUR little blessings!

Josh and I had a wonderful anniversary. He surprised me with having my wedding ring reset and an anniversary band. Then we went with some of our closest friends on a golf weekend to Tapatio Springs. It was fantastic!!! We played 27 holes in one day, and that's huge for me. My mom came and kept the kids the entire weekend. Preparing for that was tough though, because not only was I getting myself packed, I was trying to get things lined up for my mom and plan a "Winter" party for Lainie's first grade class. (which I missed by going out of town.) I really had more on my plate than I could handle. I managed through it and had 2 nights of uninterupted sleep. It was great!

I finally got all of the Christmas shopping done, but didn't get it wrapped until Christmas eve...AFTER the kids went to bed. Needless to say...we were up til 1 a.m. Natalie decided to wake up at 1:35 a.m. and kept me up for an hour, and then Noah was up at 5 a.m. I was dead tired Christmas morning, but it was still so much fun! Both of our families came into town from Plainview and Amarillo. We had a great time with them. The only problem was that the time flew by! It always does when you are enjoying yourself. I cherish the time I get to spend with my family!!!

To top things the past 3 weeks, Natalie has started holding the bottle all by herself (YEA!), sitting up by herself (YEA! YEA!) and is trying to get up on her knees! She just turned 6 months old! She loves being able to sit up in the bath tub with Landri now. Now if I could just get her to sleep through the night!!

Well, that's pretty much it for December. I can't wait to see what 2009 brings! I hope that it is a wonderful year for all who read this! Blessings to you all!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My little Landri!

Landri is constantly making me smile, laugh, pull my hair out and raise my voice. She is such a two year old!!!!! Yesterday, though, was something else. I think she was bored, because she was in to EVERYTHING!!!! Literally!!!!! She gets into my purse and eats my gum. She gets into the markers and decides to write on herself, or as she calls it..."I cuyered, Mommy!" To top it off though, while I am on the computer, she comes in and says...."Mommy, I eat keys!!!" I am trying not to freak out and I calmly ask her to show me what she ate. So, she brings me a 1 pound block of Kraft American cheese that she had bitten a hole through the wrapper and started eating. Whew! Thank goodness it wasn't keys! Had it not been so unbelieveably cute...I would have gotten on to her for taking bites out of this large block of cheese.

Anyway...this is a short post today, because I have more on my plate today than I can manage. I just wanted to share some of Landri's little moments! Plus, I have BUNCO tonight!! It's MOMMY NIGHT!!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sharing my heart!!

It was a good morning this morning! I woke up with a great attitude! I may be getting started a little later than I wanted to, but that's okay! I have a plate full of things I need to get done today, but it's been nearly a month since I have blogged anything. I want my focus to be on the things God wants from me today. I want the things that I do to bring glory to Him! I friend of mine sent me this YouTube video, and I thought this is something I want to share with anyone who hasn't seen it. I am not sure how old it is, but that's not the point. This precious child amazed me and the message is something everyone MUST hear!!!

God sent His OWN Son to die for us! We need to share this! People need to know that God loves them! There are some friends of mine who are on my mind all the time. They don't go to church and I know that I need to invite them! Why haven't I? I don't want them to think I think less of them because they don't go. I don't want them to think that I am judging them! I love them to pieces!!!!!!! I NEED TO BE BOLD AND JUST DO IT! Would you pray for me that I might have the words to ask them without offending? I need to lay this fear at the feet of Jesus and do what He has called me to do! This has been weighing on my heart for sometime!