Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Every blessing You pour out
-- Matt Redman
Funny thing is, God is the same whether things are looking up or whether things are looking down. HE NEVER CHANGES....The one thing in my life I can count on without a doubt.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Proud Aunt Sue also had fun being caretaker to Claire's big brother Tyler. Anyone who knows my Harrison, knows that he just adores his cousin Tyler. They are only 11 months apart and often mistaken for brothers...even twins sometimes. Those boys can be together for hours upon hours and then be apart for even only a little while, but when they get back together, it's like a family reunion. You would think they hadn't seen each other in months! With that being said, I believe Harrison was most excited about having Tyler spend a few days with him than the fact that he was getting a new cousin. At first he thought Tyler was only spending one night over. The look on his face was priceless when I told him the next day that Tyler was sleeping over another night!
When I put them to bed that first night, Harrison went into this bed like usual and Tyler slept in the "drawer." (This is the trundle under Harrison's bed...he calls it "the drawer.") It was late and they were both sleepy. I was sitting in the other room in front of my computer working late. I had to stop and smile when I heard them in Harrison's room. It sounded something like this...A whisper and then another whisper and then another whisper and then giggles and then a "shhhh!" I really should've gotten up and snapped a photo, but I didn't want to disturb them.
Now to what you all wanna see...pictures! Her Aunt Sue is already smitten. I have project after project in my head to make for her. She's already got a growing collection of hairbows and frilly things and I will do my best to add to that collection as often as I can!
Congratulations Jenna, Bryan, Kalea and Tyler! We love you!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
He is such a blessing and a joy to our family every day. It brings tears to my eyes to see my growing family. A family I never dreamed I'd actually have.
So, just to brag, here are a few shots of my sweetness. These boys are my heart and I thank God for 2 happy-go-lucky, bright children!
As a side note or side story or whatever...I just had to blog this before I forgot. Last night after Brig was in bed, I had reminded Harrison to go clean his room while I took a quick shower and then he would be done with his chores for the night. So, he went off to his room while I hopped in the shower. Not 2 minutes later, he runs in the bathroom and says, "My room is done!" Really?? is what I'm thinking. So I reminded him, "If that room isn't done when I get out and check it, then you're not getting your sticker (for his chore chart) and you won't get your money for today. You have to do ALL the chores to get the money." He says, "Okay...but my room is done!" I said, "Alright, I'm gonna check it in a minute."
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The first thing that came to my mind when I looked at the resulting photo was, "My word, do we look like some pure White Trash??!?" As if it weren't bad enough that my husband had shot a raccoon IN OUR BACKYARD, my kid looks like he just rolled out of bed and threw on the first thing he could find (which he actually did) AND they stooped for a picture in a spot with no gross AND you can see a set of 2.5-ton military axles (for a future "project" he keeps telling me) in the background. Seriously??
So this is my disclaimer: We are not the trashy folks that this photo shouts we are. I almost hesitated to post this picture, but then figured Why Not? Someday when that kid is grown, he'll have this picture and maybe remember that day and it just might bring a smile to his face. In that case, I guess it's worth a little of my disgrace at this time.
Monday, April 5, 2010
However, my so-intelligent husband came up with the idea of instead of doing candy, etc. that we get him his own garden tools and some seed packets and such for his very own little garden. I myself had gone back and to deciding on whether or not to do a spring garden. But, this little boy adores all things dirt and how exciting to watch things you planted grow out from that beloved dirt??!?
Easter morning, he wakes up and the garden goods are on his toybox. He knew right what they were and what they were for. "Ours gettin' a garden!" he said. Such a happy boy.
It's Monday morning now and ever since yesterday morning, he has not let me forget about that garden. It's on our "To-Do's" for the day. Pictures to come soon!
Happy Monday - Make it a great day!
My green-thumbed mother-in-law and I (non green-thumbed) set out Thursday afternoon for a trip to the nursery. We came home with all my truck bed would hold. Ended up making another trip Saturday morning for another truck full. Needless to say, I had my work cut out for me getting those things in the ground. Daddy and Harrison had "boy time" plans already, so I was on my own.
As I got started working, something occured I hadn't planned for. Roots -- lots and lots of roots making it most difficult to dig appropriate holes for my shrubs. I guess that part of living in the woods. These darn roots had turned a job that should've only taken 2 to 3 hours into an all-day event. What's amazing though, is how much easier it was to dig the holes after I had chopped out the roots. Even more amazing is that my God was teaching me such a simple lesson right there. I felt him say, "You know, Sue, if you chopped out the garbage (AKA roots) in your life, do you know how much easier it be for Me to make you fruitful??"
I said in my first post that God teaches me a lot through moments with my boys. Here I was all by myself, covered in sweat and dirt, and God's teaching me. I'm a work in progress for sure!
Needless to say, after that moment I enjoyed my day much more. It was the most beautiful day and I was blessed to be spending it outside in His creation doing something I love. It just took that little reality check to get me in the right mind-set. God has a way of doing that for me.
Friday, April 2, 2010
The Lord teaches me a lot through my boys and if writing about those moments make me a better child of God, wife, Mama, human - then I'm all for it. My God knows I need all the help I can get!
Quick Explanation - My oldest Harrison actually inspired the name "Mud in Heaven." Anyone who knows this sweet-souled boy of mine knows he adores dirt in all forms - A true boy. And as most nearly 4-year-olds, he is full of questions. So we're outside just the other and he's playing in the mud (his MOST favorite form of dirt) and he so innocently asks me, "Mama, you think there's mud in heaven?" I said, "Well, yeah, probably so." He says, "Good. Maybe Jesus will take me for a ride in the mud in Him's big truck." I say (laughingly), "I'm sure He will if you ask him." His reply, "Yep. He will." So simple-minded...like I should be. That's one of those little moments that I would be bound to forget had I not taken the seconds to write it down.
My goal is to post regular updates, stories, lessons, etc about my family and the things God's teaching me along the way. Wish me luck!