Tuesday, October 18, 2005

My beautiful kiddos.

They are into taking every bit of tupperware out of the cupboard and getting in it. You are also warned that my tupperware is not sterile!
Julia and Harrison like to play outside. Julia makes sure that Harrison gets the broken car.
They are really starting to play together well. Julia is getting a little rough with him, but he will soon be bigger than her and will get her back I am sure.
I am not bias to Harrison, I just have more pictures of him right now. Julia is not big on the camera and he is such a ham.

Vege Day

Here is the picture of us when we went to see Bob and Larry at the mall a few weeks ago.

Pictures from the pumpkin patch

I love Fall!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

ok it has been awhile!

I was reminded today that it has been awhile since I posted. Only 10 days! Life has been busy. We have been busy with church, small group,softball, hanging out with friends, work, and of course the children! That may not sound like much, but the time goes so fast when you have something scheduled every night. I do have a amazing thing I have to brag on myself about.....I actually have read two books in the past 6 months. Those who know me well, know that I don't read...besides Hand Hand Fingers thumb. Paul can read a book a day. I can't even imagine how many books he has read in the past 6 months!
I read Captivating by Staci and John Eldridge and The five love languages of Children. Both I highly recommend to all women and those with children. I am learning a lot about myself as a woman, wife and mother. I have sooooo much to learn! I struggle with wanting to be perfect. Yet I am so far from it. I have allowed myself to loose it many times recently. I am battling a 3 year old who wants to be head of the house hold. I battle wanting to control my husband who is the head of the house hold. And have a one year old who probably has control of the house hold! At least my sleep life.
I am learning to try to pray in all situations. I need reminding to pray over the little things. I Pray constantly with Julia that we can both control our anger and our attitudes. Before school yesterday we prayed in the car that Jesus would take away our angry eyebrows and help us to be sweet. I think He came through. We were both a little more pleasant yesterday.
God has us in such a great and difficult place. We are having to depend on God for everything these days. Paul and I seem to be growing spiritually. God has blessed us with new friends in our life and a somewhat social life! We are still waiting on God to bless us with a job and finances. However, he continues to bless us and we have not starved yet.
I love my family and all the time we get to spend together. I hope one day my children will appreciate all the quality time they have had with their parents. They may not have any college money or inheritance, but they will be well grounded with two parents that loved them and invested in their lives.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Pumpkin Patch

Today we took the kids to the Pumkin Patch at Walden Farm. It is a great little farm that is so generous to share with everyone. They of course sell pumpkins, but have lots of free stuff for kids to explore. My favorite thing is getting to see all the animals. They had a baby calf that was so cute and layed right by the fence and let you pet his head. He was so soft. Harrison pet his head too. Julia wasn't into petting anything this time. Harrison is still in the not afraid of anything stage. He freely wanted to put his hands into every fence...including the goat that would like to nibble on him. It is so amazing to see things for the "first" time with children.
If I ever get my pictures off the camera I will post one. I didn't get many as the camera battery died shortly after getting there - isn't that always the way!
Everyone is now in bed - 8:00PM and I actually have a moment on the computer.