Monday, March 31, 2008

Easter 2008

So maybe I am a bit late posting the egghunt pics, but better late than never. This year, we visited Jason and Jennifer's new church the week before Easter. They had an egghunt for the kids with jumpy things and lunch for us all. The church is just starting and is called 4 Points Church. The kids had a great time together hunting for eggs. Although, Shelby was so incredibly fast, I could hardly get a picture of her. Emma understood more of what it meant to hunt for eggs. She even liked it better when she found the candy inside. Jennifer and Jason's kids(Cameron, Emmy, Mia, & Noah) joined in on the egghunt and had fun as well. We also attended our church, West Ridge, for Easter service the next Sunday. Afterwards, I skipped the entire "cook a big dinner for Easter thing" and we went to Longhorns. Later that afternoon we went to Carol's to hunt eggs with Anna and William. I will post those later. Overall, Easter week was filled with friends, goodies & celebration. As we celebrate our Risen Savior, I am reminded what price Jesus paid for us all. I am hopeful that if you are reading this you too understand what Jesus did for us. What an AWESOME God we serve to send His only Son to die on the cross for us only to rise again!

Easter 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Shelby The Rock Climber

Emma's New Haircut


Okay, so when I say Emma is a girly girl, I have proof! Yesterday I took Shelby and Emma to get their haircuts by David, the guy who cut mine a few weeks ago. Shelby went first so Emma could watch. She did great and commented that David was much faster than Mommy (I usually cut their hair.) He asked if Emma would cooperate for her hair to be washed. I said we could try it. Did she ever! She became drowsy as her eyes drooped and glazed over. Where's that tub around bedtime? Anyway, he said she was the best 2 year old he has ever cut. He could not believe how she just sat and let him do his thing. It was a moment when I wished I had my camera. To see her little bitty head sitting atop that black drape was so funny. David also said that her head had to be the smallest he has ever washed. As she got her hair cut, Shelby played with her little cars amongst all of the fallen hair from Emma. Do I have two girls who are on the opposite ends of girlhood or what? Shelby looked once at her hair in the mirror and said it looked good, ran off to play cars, and never gave it a second thought. Emma got down from the chair after staring at herself in the mirror, stood in front of the mirror and stared more while smiling, and swung her new bob side to side. As we were entering the restaurant to eat dinner, she told everyone who would listen, "carecut", (Emma translation-haircut). Obviously, Emma loves to be pampered and Shelby likes speed.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Girls

As I sit here and think today, I am reminded about how God makes no mistakes. He has given to Shane and me two girls who are so unique. On one hand I have an athletic go getter who would rather sweat than do school work. And on the other hand I have a girly girl who loves to sit and "read" or pretend she is singing her latest hit song. My girls are so precious. Last night I just stared at Shelby while she slept and got goose bumps. I looked at her and saw a girl who has grown by leaps and bounds (can't keep her foot in a shoe for longer than 2 months it seems). I thought back to the midwife placing her bare bottom on my chest right after her birth. Then I looked at how much she has grown and wondered what plans God has for her life. She is so full of energy and drive, which can be interpetted as stubborness or tenacity. Either way you look at it, she is her unique self. I love her for that! Then we have a dainty child who I never had a chance to hold at birth, but love just as much as if I had given birth to her. She is just the opposite of Shelby, which makes life fun. I get to watch a future ballerina sing her favorite songs while toting a purse on her arm and checking to see if her pigtails look good in the mirror. God obviously brought her to us for a special reason. It will be amazing to witness her life unfold. There are times when I question my sanity when I just cannot seem to figure out Shelby's frustration or understand what Emma is trying to communicate. Then I reconfigure and realize God has blessed me to be a mom to these two girls for their lifetimes; and, although it may have it's ups and downs, I am committed. I love my girls just as my mom loves me, overlooking their broken gates in their gardens of life and embracing them for who they are.

A Future American Idol!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

2007 Year in Review

Scrapbooking Like Crazy!

Since my last post, I came down with the flu. So, needless to say, I did not make it to the Women's Event at my church. I heard it was wonderful though. Oh well, when the flu hits, you may as well call it a day (or days . . .long, yucky, sore body days). So I made it through the flu and got up on my feet again. Shane luckily was not traveling. He is always such a big help when he is home. We all miss him when he is gone and hope the traveling slows down a bit. Can't complain too much since his salary allows me to be at home with our girls. Other perks from his traveling include points to use for hotels, which leads me to my weekend. I have always said, put me up in a nice hotel with peace and quiet and I would scrapbook every minute I could. Well, as a gift to me from my hubby, I was able to do just that all weekend. No kids, no noise, just me and my friend Helen working on our favorite craft, scrapbooking. I was able to get 32 pages completed. Should I say more? The girls 2007 books are almost done, with the exception of finishing Christmas and journaling. So, I have chosen some of my favorites from 2007 to take a walk down memory lane and celebrate the completion of their books. Enjoy!