Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's begining to feel a lot like Christmas!

Here are some pictures when we went to the Christmas parade with the Stewart's.

Deci and AnaRuth.

I Love Snow. If it's going to be cold I would like it to snow!

Making a Snowman

This is the picture I promised from my last post. This is Jessica, Deci and Holleigh in their brown boots. They danced around the living room to Christmas music. I don't know where my child got her love of dancing from but it sure wasn't me! I love it though! If we could all be as free as kids to do stupid stuff and not to care who is watching... like dancing in our pull-up and boots!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oh, How He loves us so!

It snowed last week. Our first snow here in Alabama for the Winter and maybe our only snow. I think last Winter we got 2 snows. The snow is usually gone in hours. We built a snow man this year. This picture was taken the next day.

Deci was so proud of her snow man. I have better pictures on my camera. This is just from my cell phone. This morning we walked outside to leave for church (which was sooo good by the way) and Deci said, "Where's my snowman?" Did I mention that was a week ago.

Speaking of Church have I told you that my child thinks that Q lives at the Church. We pulled up at Church this morning and Deci screamed "Dada's House!"

So after Church is fun time with Holleigh and Jessica. I love Sundays so much (I use to hate them...if I can be honest) for so many reasons and now even more because I know after church I get to hang out with these two girls. This picture is a little blurry...ok, it hurts my eye''s a lot blurry but I like it.

This picture was from last Sunday when we spent the afternoon at my house and then went to Marvin's. Today we went to the Dairy Queen play ground and got ice cream then we went to hang out with my sister-in-law Kerrie. Oh, I almost forgot. First at my house Deci woke up and saw Jessica and Holleigh here so she turned on our musical Christmas lights and made them dance around the living room with her. They both had on brown boots so Deci went to get her brown boots. I took some pictures I'll post soon. All 3 girls in their brown boots.

Can I just tell you that I'm loving life right now. I'm just waiting for something to come out of left field and smack! Maybe I'll take a step back and see whats going on... My bible study last week was about how this world is not our home. I don't want to get so comfortable here that I forget that. I also know that we can enjoy this life that God has given us. "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10 I also was reminded this morning that “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it." Matthew 7:13-14 I know this life is can be difficult especially if we are on the narrow road but I know God wants us to enjoy following after Him. He is my everything and I know I am nothing without Him.

Ok...I love blogging. I know I'm random a lot...I know I post a lot of pictures...I know I have bad grammar....I just love blogging. I love reading other blogs too so if you follow any good one's let me know about them.

Next: My new favorite song that I can't stop singing!
"How He Loves" By: David Crowder

He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane,
I am a tree, Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realise just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.
And oh, how He loves us so,
Oh how He loves us, How He loves us all Yeah,
He loves us, Oh! how He loves us,
Oh!how He loves us, Oh! how He loves.
We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
And Heaven meets earth like an unforseen kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets, When I think about, the way…

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Going to Maw Maw's...

We had Date night last night and went with some friends to Huntsville. Quinton's mom (Maw Maw) offered to let Deci spend the night with her. Deci was so excited she couldn't sleep. I'm serious. The one thing that came to my mind was when I was younger and couldn't sleep the night before Santa Clause came. It was this same anticipation. Before nap I asked her if she wanted to go stay with Maw Maw and Paw Paw that night. She was so excited. Well, I told her that she needed to take a good nap and when she woke up that Maw Maw would be here to get here. I realize this was my first mistake. I laid her down at 1:00, which is a little later than usual. We did the whole nap-time routine. Read 2 books and then I laid beside her for "2-minutes" as she says but it's more like 30 seconds or 1 minute. I gave her a kiss and left her awake. Usually she reads to her babies then falls asleep after a few minutes. Yesterday at 1:30 I went back in there because she was screaming. She had ripped pages out of one of my favorite books!! Oh, I was so mad because we just went over not ripping pages out of her books that morning! I got on to her, took the books away and left. I reminded her that she needed to take a good nap so she could go see Maw Maw. She said, "Otay". 2:00 She is up playing in her room.... I go back in lay her down leave. 2:30 I go back in her room and realize she doesn't even look sleepy. How can this be? I ask her if she wants me to lay down with her. Another mistake, I know. She says, "otay". I say "Ok, then if I lay down with you, you have to be still." Deci: "Otay". Me: "You have to stay quite." Deci: "Otay." Me: "You need to take a nap". Deci: "Otay." silence....... Deci: "Where's Dada??" ahhhhhhhh!!!

I try again, I hold her still. I "pet" her face. I trace my fingers over her eyes to try to get her to fall asleep. She says "Pet me!" Then she starts giggling and "pets" my face. Ah, this isn't working. I warn her that I will leave if she doesn't be still and try to sleep. She starts arching her back, rolling around, talking... that's it! I leave her once more to scream. 3:00 I realize she isn't going to take a nap, for the first time in her 2-years she isn't going to take a nap. I open her door and let her come out of her room. 3:15 Maw Maw calls and saves the day and says that she's coming to get Deci early, if that will be ok. YES! I tell Deci and she jumps up and grabs her new strawberry shortcake suitcase and starts throwing stuffed animals in there. I help her pack and she rolls her suitcase to the door and waits for 15 minutes at the door for Maw Maw. When Maw Maw got there she rolled her suitcase out on the porch. First she gave me hugs and kisses. Closed the door herself. She didn't want me to follow. Lovely, it's starting already. She rolled her suitcase to the car, with no help. Maw Maw tried once when Deci hit some rocks but she shoved Maw Maws hand away. They got in the car and drove off. I'm still not sure if she got a nap or not. I left for my Date Night fun a few hours later relaxed knowing that my child was happy. She loves her Maw Maw. That makes date night easier! As much as I need breaks from her sometimes, I realize she needs breaks from me just as much! :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

PIctures of the week!

Me and Deci went to my mom's today to make Christmas Cookies!
We are trying to stay busy this week keeping our minds off the fact that Q is out of town for the week. :( Earlier this week we went to stay with my dad in Springville. He took us to see Santa but Deci wouldn't sit on his lap to get a picture. Then we went to buildabear workshop. Deci picked a cat to build, of course. She named it "Kitty Cat". We can't wait for Q to get home! We miss him. Today I asked Deci where she wanted to go. She said "To see Dada." I told her he was in Mexico and she said, "Yeah, to see Dada." I wish it was that easy.

Me and Hilde took Deci on her first Hike at the Guntersville State Park.

These next few are a preview to our Christmas cards. Me and my mom took Deci out to try to get a good shot for our Christmas card. I think I have a few picked out. I'll post them on here when I send out the cards.

Deci fell asleep the other day during her nap reading "Where the Wild Things Are." :)