Wednesday, February 24, 2010

So thankful....

Being a mother is the most wonderful thing to's also the scariest. I think about all of the responsibility that lies on me as a mother and I feel so inadequate. There are so many things that I do wrong and don't really know what to differently. But, one thing that these feelings do, is make me turn to God for help. I constantly pray for supernatural wisdom, patience, and knowledge. I find myself always asking for God to help me show love in the way I talk to and treat my boys. I mess up so many times and end up praying for God to heal any wounds that I may cause to their tender little hearts. The most important thing to me is that my boys love the Lord. Not just to have a head knowledge or learn to follow certain rules. I want them to really love Him with all their hearts.

This morning at breakfast we were reading out of their children's Bible. We were talking about Easter and Jesus dying for us so that we could be forgiven. Luke got pretty excited and thought this was all really neat. I asked him if he wanted to ask Jesus in his heart and he said "yes". So, I got to lead him in the prayer of salvation. Ethan did this a couple of years ago and I wish I'd written down the date. I'm just so thankful for God's grace and for His love that he pours out on us. I feel so humbled to have lead this precious little guy to the Lord, and I'm so thankful to God for the opportunity. What a great way to start the day. :o)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fort Myers, FL 2010

I had the opportunity to take the boys on a trip to visit my grandparents in Florida last week. I haven't seen them in a few years and was so happy to be able to get down there finally. So, the boys and I made the 14 hour trip and they did AWESOME! Not one time did they whine or fuss. Although, during the last two hours down, Luke just couldn't stand it anymore and he would randomly scream at the top of his lungs and then crack up laughing. It was pretty funny. He just had too much pent up energy and I guess he didn't know what else to do.

The boys got to see the beach for the first time and were in awe. They didn't stop laughing and running, until, after about 2 hours, they realized it was really too cold to be wet and sandy at the beach.

We went to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's winter homes and got to see the museum and Edison's lab.

We went to a manatee park and saw tons of them. It was awesome. I lived there my whole life and only saw them once. But, it was so cold down there they huddled near the power plant.

We went to Sanibel Island and visited the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Ethan go to do their Junior Wildlife Manager Program. He got an offical badge that he is extremely proud of. :o)

We had a great time and although we didn't do our official was very educational....I love homeschooling.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

January 2010

The boys grandparents got them some super cute outfits for Christmas and asked for pictures in them. Looking at these pictures, I just can't believe how big the boys are getting. They are getting ready to turn 4 and 6! I just love these little guys so much. They are funny when we take pictures....Ethan tries to make "cool" faces and Luke just wants to be goofy. They end up looking unhappy in a lot of the pictures...but, I still love them. :o)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Blogsite!

Well, I just got back from visiting my grandparents in Florida...I am missing the sun already! We had a good time and I can't wait to share some pics from the trip. But...I've got lots of client pictures waiting. Also, I wanted to let you know that I am switching to a will be a website and blog all in one. I don't have time to keep up with just head to my website from now on and you will be taken straight there. The switch should take place sometime tonight or early tomorrow.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I love TJ Maxx

While the boys are having some play time I thought I'd share a couple cool things I found at TJ Maxx the other day. I always find cool, fun, educational things there for super cheap. I got a neat little experiment kit about cranes. The boys LOVED it. So far they've learned how to use levers, they built a wheel barrel and then a pulley. Also, I found Luke a huge floor puzzle that is also a game.

**sorry the pics are in the wrong order...forgot I should have uploaded them backwards. :o)