Wednesday, January 25, 2012

There's no use crying over spilt milk.

Well, I did it.  I cried over spilt milk.  Breast milk actually.  Spilt all over the fridge.  Let's just say Saturday was a rough day.  It started out just fine; I attended Saturday school with Jemimah while Josh was able to spend some quality time at home with the boy.  When I got home we were planning on rushing out the door again to run errands.  We had A LOT to do that day.  Everything got put on hold though when I came home and saw pools of white in the fridge.  And because the husband and I got into an argument about it.  Kind of a big argument that involved saying things we didn't mean, blaming one another, and (me) playing the victim.  We hadn't had an argument like that in years.  We had turned something small into something monumental.  We hadn't believed the best about each other and we hadn't remembered that we were supposed to be one, and on the same team, as God has called us.  We forgave each other and found forgiveness in the Lord as well.  And after it got resolved we laughed about its origins.  Milk.  Really?  Well, I'm thankful for forgiveness that's for sure.  And, I'm thankful that God has a way of slowing us down and working on our hearts.  Even if it means spilling our milk.

"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive."
-Colossians 3:12-13

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

a few more wedding photos

Hello Friends!  I was finally able to upload the photos from my sis' wedding.  
It was so fun looking through them.  What a happy day it was!
Here is a sneak peek:

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

5 months

Here are a few of my favorite things as of late...

I sure have enjoyed this winter weather, haven't you?  I LOVE putting on my bear suit, getting strapped into the baby Bjorn and heading out for a brisk walk.  A shout out to my guys Carson and Coleman for lending me both the cool blue suit and the Bjorn :).

I also enjoyed my first Christmas!  It was great falling asleep in grandpa's arms, listening to Christmas music, unwrapping presents, and looking at the twinkling lights on the tree.  I also learned that Jesus was a baby just like me; that's pretty amazing.
 One of my very favorite things this month was meeting a new friend!  
Her name is Lainey and I think she is really great.

 I had so much fun this month meeting new people, laughing at papa, finding my toes, and splashing in the bath.  I have been just taking everything in with a big smile on my face! 

she's a mrs.!

I am proud to announce that my little sister got married on Friday!  It was an unseasonably warm January day...perfect for outdoor photos.  I snapped only a few photos being that I was the matron of honor :).  Their photographer was amazing and I can't wait to see how he captured their day!  I used my mom's camera; so unfortunately I won't be able to share the few shots I took for awhile.  

Here is an instagram pic of the happy couple to hold you over:
I'm smiling just looking at these two and remembering their wonderful day!  My heart is full!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

We just got back from a long, relaxing weekend at the cabin.  Our bags remain unpacked (but that can wait until tomorrow).  We had a grand ol' time celebrating the New Year with family.  

Here are a few photos from our New Year's Eve:
Jemimah and her friend Leah
there was a bit of silliness before the clock struck twelve

Earnest didn't make it to midnight to bring in the New Year with us (he actually went to bed quite early at 6!).  However, he was bright eyed and ready to celebrate the following morning!
Happy New Year Friends!