Friday, May 21, 2010

I Like Pretty Things

I put great effort into making our house a home. This week I was finally able to tackle the master bedroom. We haven't had a nice bed frame since we've been married so I was very excited to get our new bed in this week. (I love it!) In celebration of our new bed I decided to paint and hang some new pictures. I'm liking the outcome. It's very warm and inviting now and it actually feels like a master bedroom. I don't have any before pictures so the after pictures will have to suffice. I still have a few empty walls but I'm sure I'll find something for them sooner or later. The Lord has blessed us by giving us not only what we need but a few of our wants too. It's amazing how God has provided even through Tim's time of un-employment!




(By the way- Tim made the cradle, hope chest and large dresser. He's amazing...)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." Proverbs 17:22 I love the books of Proverbs so much wisdom for our everyday life!
(And yes, this is how he always wakes up!)


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Learning


Slowly I'm learning to embrace this role...the role of motherhood. It's been a journey. A journey of self-discovery. I've struggled with feelings of unworth and unimportance. Being a mom sometimes seems so unappreciated and overlooked. So many are doing and being great things. While I'm home wiping snotty noses and cleaning up crumbs off the floor. Where's our graduations, recognition and salaries? See...the world views us (moms) as unimportant. Putting on emphasis on a college education and careers. It's hard not to believe that to be true. Nope, we don't get to wear caps, walk down an aisle and give a speech. We don't receive a paycheck for our job that never ends. Instead we wipe tears away, kiss boo-boos, wipe noses, cuddle sick babies, tuck little ones in bed, hear our children's first words, see our children's first steps, we pray over sleeping heads and we get free hugs and kisses whenever we want and especially when we need them! We don't hear the words- 'congrats' or 'we're giving you a pay raise'. Instead we hear- 'Mommy, I love you' and 'You're the best mommy ever'. No, being a mom isn't where my journey ends but for right now it's where it has stopped...for a season. It will continue again...just not now. For now being a mom is what I'm embracing. I'm going to savor these fleeting moments with these beautiful children I've been entrusted with. I'm going to enjoy this season of life I'm in. Because it will be gone all too soon...

Boys...

Their path of destruction starts at such a young age...





Sigh...my baby sister is graduated. Congrats Bethany on your completion of high school and good luck on the continuation of your education (aka college).



(I had the pleasure of taking her pictures this past Sunday!)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Enter to Win...


If you donate a minimum $10 donation to Luke's Legion you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a custom made/hand sewn diaper bag or purse/tote! (I promise I will never see your money- it goes directly to CF research.) The bag shown above is an example of the tote/purse I would make but not the fabric I would use. I'd let you give me your favorite color scheme and I'd make you something you'd love! The bag shown below is an example of the diaper bag I would make- I'd even include a name if you wanted! It is shown in the fabric I'd use for a boy and the fabric below that is what I'd use if you have a daughter and needed a girl bag made instead. Rest assured that your money will go towards a worthy cause. Please go to/click CF.org and donate now! Every penny makes a difference! Plus, who wouldn't want one of these cool bags?