Friday, September 25, 2009

My Ballerina

Even though I was not a ballerina myself, there is something monumental about taking your daughter to her first dance class. I went and bought Lottie her first leotard, ballet shoes and tap shoes for her first Little Gym dance and gymnastics class yesterday. I picked her up from preschool and told her the exciting news. She was thrilled ! She excitedly put her new leotard on. She was a little shy in front of her teachers and classmates in her new attire but once she got to dance class she never looked back. The first 30 minutes was ballet and tap and the last 30 minutes was in the gym doing gymnastics. I smiled proudly as I watched her do her first pliet and step ball change and looked in amazement as she attempted a forward roll on the balance beam 3' off the ground! As I watch her enjoy each new first in her life, I stand in awe at the incredible blessing I have been given. I so look forward to all the promises and possibilities yet to be fulfilled in her life. She truly is a bundle of potentiality! I am so thankful for the incredible priviledge to be this little girl's mother. God is so very good!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Treasure Map

Lottie has enjoyed playing "Pirates" lately and just this morning was asking me to pretend with her . She looked up at me and said "Mommy, let's play pirates!" Then she started her repoirtoire of sayings like " Land Ho!!!" and "Ahoy Maties!" Then she said "Mommy if we are going to be pirates, we need a treasure map" The next thing I knew , she had run out of the room and came back carrying her "treasure map" , an old King James Version of the Bible off of one of the book shelves. I looked down and smiled..." yes, my dear , you HAVE found a treasure map. The very best!! " What does this treasure map tell us about? "JESUS", she said enthusiastically. Oh , may she always be this excited about her treasure map and may she always hide her Treasure in her heart to guide her all the days of her life!!

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path" Psalm 119:105

"I have hidden your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee" Psalm 119:11

Football Firsts

This is actually the boys 3rd season playing football, but today was the opening game of the season and they did experience some "firsts" out on the field today. Noah started the game out at quarterback for the first time and handed the ball off to his brother to score the extra point ( no field goals at this age) after the first touchdown of the game. Later in the game Graham ran for a 20 yard touchdown play....his first touchdown!! Yes, this proud mama was cheering them on from the sidelines! Way to go Cowboys!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

LOVE...Disguised As A Mop

Yes, this mop is our beloved furry friend MACY, who joined our family back in June. She was an april fool's puppy so she is almost 6 months old now. She is a labradoodle and living up to the reputation of the breed, being quite smart, gentle and affectionate. She has been going to puppy classes to learn good manners and basic obedience. She is still all puppy though and is into everything!! She came to us from a breeder in Montana. We went and picked her up at the airport at midnight after she had flown in from out west. Here are a few pics from her first night home.

God may give us these furry friends to give us just a glimpse of what unconditional love looks like.


Last night my bestest girlfriend came in to town to celebrate her son's eighteenth birthday. He goes to school here in the area and we hosted a party here at the house. Her family all came over for the celebration. Once again I am in awe at how time seems like yesterday I could see him at 5 years old excitedly trying to get a word in during the children's sermon at church. (His dad was the pastor :) ) We have so enjoyed watching him grow and mature through the years and look forward to seeing how God unfolds the possibilities in his life.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Double Digits

WOW!! It is so hard to believe the boys entered double digits as they celebrated their 10th birthday this past weekend. Their birthday was Friday, September 11th and we celebrated with a party here at the house on Saturday with their friends. This year it was a nerf blaster party where they played capture the flag with nerf blaster guns. Each of their friends was given a nerf blaster gun for the nerf war and then took their nerf gun home as a party favor. The boys truly had a BLAST!!!

The last 10 years have just flown by!! It seems like yesterday they were learning their ABC's and now they are reading novels, solving double digit muliplication problems, playing football...yikes!!...and growing into delightful young men.

Great fun was had by all!!

I Am A Promise

"I am a promise...I am a possibility...I am a promise ...with a capital P... I am a great big bundle of potentiality...and I am learning to hear God's voice ...and I am trying to make the right choice...I am a promise to be ...anything God wants me to be...."

These are words to a song I grew up singing in the children's choir at our home church. They have stuck with me through the years and I am using them as the theme of my new blog. As a child I sang them proudly, believing , yes, I could be anything God wants me to be....

As an adult and a mother to children, I pray that I now can instill this belief in my children...that they too will know the promises of God and seek the greatest possibilities and potential in seeking after Him and His will for their lives. I pray that they can and will be anything and everything God wants them to be.

I stand amazed at the promises God has fulfilled in my life...the great blessings He has showered upon me... As a child singing those words , I never could have dreamed of all the possibilities He has made reality in my life. He truly has given me more than I could EVER have hoped or imagined...

He has given me a partner for life who loves the Lord and loves his family...he has given me two sons by birth who have brought more fun and adventure into my life than I ever thought possible , and He brought a daughter from the other side of the world to be mine forever and enlarge my heart in unimaginable ways. I have been richly blessed with the BEST friends and family to share life with! Yes , He is my Amazing, Almighty God!!! And to HIM I am forever grateful!

I am starting this blog to record all the promises and possibilities God has for our family....Promises and possibilities that can be shared from generation to generation !