Wednesday, October 22, 2008


So, maybe this isn't so bad.... I have dreaded 30 since I turned 15. Laugh if you want to, but this has been a day I have not looked forward to. My wonderful family did a suprise party last night. It was great. I loved being surrounded by so much love. I worked a few hours this morning and then I shopped. Retail therapy is good for the soul! I had lunch with my wonderful husband, so all in all it has been a good day.
I have reflected today, what do I have to show for being 30? Well, I am the mother of 2 wonderful boys. I am the wife of the most amazing man ever, I have a nice home, I drive a good car. I haven't been to college, and I think that is my goal for my 30's. I would like to go to college. Over all my 20's were good. I married, became a mom, and have made some wonderful friends. I am starting to look forward to the next few years. I will make it, after all, isn't age just a number? Be Blessed...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

100 Years...

This past weekend we went to Tennesee to visit and help celebrate. My great-grandfather turned 100! What an event it was. He was driven to the town hall by his grandsons and escorted in by police with lights and sirens. It was done in true style. We sang ahppy birthday, we listened to him sing love songs of long ago. My kids were with me, my dad had all his girls and all his grandkids with him as we celebrated this truly special day. Here are a couple of my favorte pictures. Be Blessed.... We sure are.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sweet Moments...

So we are coming home from the doctor yesterday, Will has strep, and he is quietly riding in the back seat, when the following conversation occurs.
Will: "Mom, did you know that I love God?"
Me:"I thought so Will, but I am really glad to know that you do."
Will: "Mom, it makes me sad that not everybody loves God."
Me: "I know Will, me too."

I was in awe! What a precious child! He went on to tell me about about a boy in his class, we will call him J. J is some what of a hand full. Anyway, Will has been praying for him. He is praying that God will help him make the right choices. He said God answered his prayer one day last week, J went all day with no card pulled. Will was so excited that God heard his prayer. I feel so blessed that God has placed church teachers in Will's life that have him excited about praying for his friends. I always love when my kids teach me something and yesterday was no exception. I am truly blessed...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The High/Low Game

So at dinner tonight with the kids, Mike worked until 7, so it was just the 3 of us. I decided to teach the boys a new game. We played "high-low". You know the one, you tell a good thing about your day and a not so good thing about your day. I wasn't sure that Alex would "get" it, but thought I would give it a go. Will thought it was a great game. His high was getting to do the different centers in his classroom, he loves that part of the day. I didn't know that, so I am glad I asked. His low was math. He likes it okay, there was just a lot of it. Alex said his "high" was getting his name called at school today for selling magazines, he got his picture taken and all the kids clapped. I didn't know he was that aware of what was happening, but he was able to use it for our game. His low was not getting to pick prizes at Chuck E Cheese, since it was a school trip! I enjoyed listening to them tell me about their day in a new way. I think we will use this a few times a week at dinner, it gets them talking and eating and I like the interaction.
My babies aren't babies anymore. They are becoming boys. Funny, thoughtful, playful, rough housing, wonderful boys. My heart is full and I am so thankful... My high today was them.
Be Blessed...