Friday, February 26, 2010



Oh my goodness! I could just put him on a spoon and eat him!!!


Thursday, February 18, 2010


So glad this week is coming to an end... it has been full of sickness and I am tired!

I did manage to get my camera out though :)

The boys were playing in Jack's room the other night and I captured the silliness!

The plan is for the boys to share a room as soon as Collins is big enough. Jack tried to talk me into letting Collins spend the night with him, but it quickly became clear that we were not at all ready for that!

They started "horsing" around...
...and bonked heads.

It is going to be fun to see them in the same day!

Excited about this weekend when we head south to help launch Coastline Community Church, excited to get a rare break from the boys! After this week I need a break... another week in which I will not be awarded mother of the year!


Monday, February 15, 2010

A salute to blogs

I love reading blogs, and not just any blogs, I love blogs that inspire!! Blogs in which people are doing things different.

I love blogs that inspire me to be a better person.

Funny enough, the things that I use to think were crazy, I now look at differently because of blogging.

For instance... I love blogs about naturally deliveries. Is it for me??? NO WAY. But I love they are doing what they feel lead to do, despite the pain involved, and are willing to share. Do I get insulted because they go the natural way and I go the epidural way??? Of course not!! Instead I take the strength that they used for birthing and funnel it in a direction that works for my life.

Oh, and... I love blogs about organic eating! Unfortunately, I also love a greasy pizza. So while, I believe in everything organic bloggers are saying and we would be better off adapting to that lifestyle... for now its just not happenin'! Hopefully, I will take that info and use it one day though ;)

I love blogs about running, hippie mothering, photography, and blogs about cooking.

I Love informative blogs. Blogs that challenge me. Blogs that make me grow. Blogs that are honest and unashamed of their beliefs. Blogs that step on toes every now and then.

I love that through blogging, I am not who I use to be. I have taken what I've learned and grown. Things that use to insult me, gross me out, or make me {GASP}... I now do, because of blogging!

I love when people are willing to share more than their cute family pics... although I do love those!

Blogging has allowed us to share where we stand and why... how great is that?!

Not everyone can stand for the same thing
. How boring life would be if we did! But, I love when people are standing for something and sharing about it.

Stand for something... and next time someone is doing ( blogging ) something your not... don't get insulted, get inspired!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

A little Bling around the neck

This weekend we embarked upon the Mercedes Marathon.

We have been training for a while, although recent sickness threw us way off course. I was not looking forward to it at all once the cold weather came upon us, but I knew we had to finish what we started. Really, it warmed up quickly and was a great run. So glad I did it, so glad Brendan's sister got us into this whole thing!
We did the relay in which the 26.2 miles is split between a team of 5.

Brendan an I have found running to be a great way for us to spend time together... not as parents... but as a couple of individuals bettering ourselves. While it is hard work, anything worth doing typically is!
Wouldn't you agree we look nice with a little bling around the neck?!

... on to the next race... planning on the Music City Marathon.

" in such a way as to get the prize." 1 cor 9:24


Tuesday, February 9, 2010


"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matt 11:28


Monday, February 1, 2010

Just everday life


Last week after playgroups, library toddler time, a visit to Mcwane, the Circus, a trip to the office ( chick-fil-a ), Moms night out, park time, and yard time... it hit me. Just how lucky I am!

The simple everyday stuff...
I love this picture. Its what our yard always looks like...

I wouldn't trade a moment for ANYTHING!

I'm going to miss this one day...