Life is Good…

Yesterday was beautiful. It is so awesome to be able to carry a blanket out to your back yard and have a picnic under gorgeous trees! I love our land….

This is the only picture I could snap before my camera’s battery went dead. Joseph yells because I never charge it, then when I REALLY want pictures I either can’t use it because it’s out of juice or because I can’t find it. I should find something that hangs it around my neck at all times… random…

Today… the windows and doors are open and letting the spring air in.

Scarlet is eating her ‘Eat More Tacos’ shirt. (Thank you Josh and Carrie!)

Joseph is relaxing with a wonderful day off.

We are looking forward to the weekend of Women! Our amazing church is having a conference just for women! It is going to be awesome. Joseph is playing and singing. Scarlet will entertain the nursery people, I am sure. And I am going to soak up the interaction with others of my kind, something I used to run from… now I embrace. I mean really, how could any woman ever be a successful wife or mother all on her own. I used to think I could do this all by myself… I would have sunk quickly if it weren’t for my girls!

So, a fun-filled weekend ahead! I hope yours is just as good!

OH! And Bearon is feeling much better! See…

 

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Phew…

The title of this is ‘phew…’ because that is all I can think to say. The past few days have been busy, some exciting and some not-so-exciting. I will explain later in my ramblings. But first, let me say that this picture makes me the happiest today. 🙂

I have been attending a Book Club that is reading about the Proverbs 31 Woman. In the book it talks about how this woman worked late into the night and awoke early in the morning, all to serve her family well. If you’ve read this blog any length of time, you’ll know that this is my purpose in life, to serve my family well. But this has been my plight lately. IF I wake up before dawn and get myself ready for the day, start breakfast, get ready for Macky to show up… THEN my days are awesome. ( I won’t lie, this has only happened a few times!) BUT if I stumble to the door in my PJ’s and say something (I have no idea what) to Cathy. Then take Mack and put her back to bed, secretly praying she and Scarlet won’t wake up till noon, and hop back in my warm, cozy bed. Soon wake up to one of them hitting my in the head saying ‘EAT!’ Then…. my days are just crazy from the moment I step out of bed.

I’m funny. In the midst of all of this I seem to think that the very best thing has to be being unprepared, selfish, if you will. But when the sun goes down and everything that needed to be accomplished isn’t done yet, I panic, and think ‘ Why didn’t I wake up early and prepare for all of this!?’ So there you have it, the area I am being stretched in at the moment.

Easter week was a blast. Here are the events of the week and some of my favorite pictures…

Joseph made us French Toast one morning. YUM!!

My beautiful niece had her 7th Birthday! She is growing so very fast!

Coloring Easter eggs at two in the morning. Just some good music, my sweet hubby, and dye everywhere!!

Easter egg hunt at our house! I love my family!

Once again, my camera was lost. Therefore, these pictures were stolen from Micah’s batch. He always makes his microscopic. Sorry. 😦

Two of my very favorite people holding Scarlet Rayne:

Momma

Josh

A Day of Rest! Or so we thought…

After a fun-filled weekend… we thought the above pictures would be what our day would be filled with. Instead we ended up rushing off to the doggy doctor because Bearon has a really bad stomach virus. I have been feeding him and forcing water down his throat all day. He is super anemic and dehydrated at the moment.

Again, isn’t it funny how you think your day will be one way and then in two seconds of seeing your dog pee blood it turns into a day of a whole other kind.

Phew…

Scarlet Rayne is Growing!

 I cannot believe how fast Miss Rayne is growing. In the past few days she has been rolling all over the place! She also is starting to sit up. WOW! I had no idea all of this would happen so fast. Jenn, one of the current members of the ‘Wave O’ Babies’ Club, was talking to me the other day about how feeding solid food to Charlotte seems so very far away. That’s exactly what I thought. Scarlet is almost half a year old. But it seems that it was yesterday that we brought her home and didn’t know what to do with her. Now, she is eating her fruits and veggies, talking ALL the time, holding her bottle, and wishing so hard that she could be mobile…now!

All of this really puts into perspective that I only have 18 years with her.

Only? You ask. Yes, only.

I used to think that is a long time… until now. Now, it seems like tomorrow I could wake up and 18 years are over. (like the movie Click. If you haven’t seen that movie, you should)

Today is my Momma’s Birthday! The best blessing I have ever gotten were my parents. My Mom deserves the very best! She has always given me her best… in every situation. Today, I pray she has the best birthday ever, she deserves it!

Happy Birthday Momma!

It’s A Beautiful Day!

The very first pretty day was yesterday.

 (Taken by Joseph)

I used to  say my favorite season was autumn. But I have realized within the past year how very gorgeous every season is. I look forward to each of them now. So very much to do when bringing in a new season. Some of those things include:

  1. Getting flower boxes for the front windows.
  2. Putting up my hammock swing on the porch!
  3. Begging Joseph to till my garden, promising that this year I will actually plant something.
  4.  Possibly planting flowers in the beds around our house!

I love my job… to see the beauty in all things and bring it into our home for all of us to enjoy.

Happy Spring to you!!

An Unexpected Blessing

So, it’s been awhile…

Since we’ve talked last, the most amazing thing has happened. We have added another little person to our household.

Macky Moose is what we call her.

Mack-Me-Moose is what she calls herself.

God has done something so very great! About 2 months ago I started really praying and thinking about whether or not I needed to go back to work and how that all would happen. I have always wanted to Nanny in my home, I thought it would be neat but I really needed a good situation. Not too long after I started praying, here comes Macky. Let me tell you… she is truly a miracle baby! Long story short, she was born without an artery in her heart. She has had five open-heart surgeries and she is now healthy and beautiful. She is just now starting to walk. She makes me smile and thank God almost all the time. What a wonderful piece of His goodness.

Before, it was Joseph and I, then Scarlet came along and she is awesome. She has made the idea of ‘family’ so important to Joseph and I. Our home and our hearts changed into something so very sweet when she was welcomed. I love that sweetness.

Now, a new season has sprung up. An unexpected blessing. Movement. I wake up in the morning with pitter-patter of feet and constant moving of little hands. Giggling as we make breakfast. Singing to Billy Holiday (I’ve got her hooked on the goodness of music). Dancing to one of Joseph’s silly songs.

I am amazed at what God can do in so short amount of time. I look around the house at evidence of life…her life…and it is the most beautiful thing in my world.

She is truly a miracle.