Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Eye Update

I just got back from a new eye doctor and was finally able to get some answers. I'm not cured yet, but at least feel better than I did yesterday. I am having some blood work done and will know more next week. I am looking forward to putting all this behind me and spending more time with my friends and family. It is hard to live your life not knowing how your eyes are going to be minute to minute. It's time to get outside and have some fun in this beautiful weather.

Friday, April 24, 2009

God continues to surprise me

I am continually amazed by God. My life is going through many changes and He keeps sending the same story my way. Abram and the unknown journey that God asked him to take keeps popping up everywhere. I love how He continues to reasure me that everything will be fine and to give it all to Him and never look back. It's a little scary and hard to do, but I am getting better. I was tested today, but He came to me again and gave me a sense of peace. We don't have to worry about anything once we give it to Him. I find that I am a much happier and mello person since I decided to live this way. God has blessed me in so many ways and I want to praise Him to everyone I know and those I am yet to meet. I pray everyday He will continue to give me this sense of peace and contentment.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Special Day

I was honored to spend my morning at Shelby County Special Olympics. What a blessing to watch all those beautiful children do something that brings them so much joy. During the Opening Ceremonies, we cheered the kids on as they entered the stadium. It brought tears of joy to my eyes watching there faces light up as we cheered for them. They are such a great example of grace and innocence. I wish I could spend all my days going around doing God's work in special places like this.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My little girl

Here are some pictures that a friend of mine took at Aldridge Gardens last weekend. My little girl is going up so fast. I still can't believe what a wonderful gift that God has given me in her. I see life in a totally different light and am loving it. Who knew what joy it would be just taking your daughter to the park. This beautiful gift has strengthened my relationship with Christ and with my husband. I can not express in words the wonderful blessings that Christ has shown me in the last 24 months. I was always a follower of Christ, but did not understand the impact he could have on my life until recently. All those years I was missing out on so much and didn't even know it. Just give yourself to Him and He will provide.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Pictures

I don't have anytime to blog right now. Just wanted to upload some pictures. Hope to do a update later tonight. It has been very busy since my last update.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Eventful Night

Chad had to work late last night. I needed to make a pound cake to take to work today, so I decided to put Anna in her high chair to color. The next thing I know, she has colored all over her p.j's and high chair. I then look down as Faith (our dog) finishes off a green crayon that Anna dropped. By the time Chad got home I was so "done" with everything. He didn't feel good so after we ate he took Anna to bed. I needed some alone time to get things done. I finally decided to organize my china cabinet and display my grandmother's china. I have lived in my house for almost a year and have not completley decorated a room yet. I look around every where and am unhappy. Oh well!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Maybe I am getting a little impatient...

I was at Hobby Lobby today and needed a yard and a half of ribbon. I rang the bell and waited and waited and waited. I rang the bell two more times and then went to look for someone at the florist counter nearby. There was no one there, so I came back. I rang the bell again and no one came. After about 5 minutes total, I decided to cut the ribbon myself. I wrote out my sales ticket and was cutting the ribbon when the sales lady finally walked up. She asked if I need help, but by then I was already done. Was I wrong??? I was on my lunch hour and needed the ribbon. I am getting impatient in my old age.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Daddy's Girl

Chad and Anna had a little father daughter moment this morning. She sat there in amazement while he shaved. She wanted to do everything that he did. I was running late, but couldn't help but stop and watch. I love to watch her develop everyday into this special little person. I am amazed everyday at all the new things she learns. Today she showed me her elbows, which seems so simple, but it was for the first time. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

Hunting eggs makes me tired

Yummy cookies

Anna and I had the best time on Saturday at the church egg hunt. She caught on quickly t0 the whole egg hunt thing and loaded up her basket. She decorated a cookie and got fudge icing all over her outfit, but mommy is always prepared with the wet wipes. We did crafts and I finally had to drag her off the slide. It was great day!

Chad and I were lucky enough to have a date night on Friday and Saturday. Friday night we went to dinner and did some shopping. On Saturday, we attended the NCAA Regional Gymnastic meet in Tuscaloosa. Roll Tide!!! It is wonderful to have some alone time every now and then. We are very blessed with three sets of grandparents that live every close.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Anna's First Pedi

I painted Anna's toenails for the first time last night. It was so funny! The first thing she said was "pretty". She was so excited that mommy had the same color on her toes. She saw her toes again this morning and said "pretty" again. I can't wait until we can go get mani's and pedi's together.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The joy of parenthood

This are some pictures from the park a few Saturdays ago. I have been meaning to post them, but with all the eye issues I haven't gotten around to it. When I look at these pictures it makes me happy to be a parent. As parents, how lucky are we to get to experience someone doing everything for the first time? The pure, innocent joy on the faces of our children is priceless. They know none of the stress or hardship that we as parents encounter on a daily basis. Although none of that stress matters when they look at you and smile or laugh. Or they might just stare at you with amazement. Anna and I sat in the dark last night and stared at each other while she drifted off to sleep. I just held her as tight as I could all the while thanking God as I do everyday for my little miracle.