Saturday, January 26, 2013

2 Straws

You can't really see me a whole lot; but that's okay. This picture is more about the memory for me!
Klayton and I are sharing a homemade chocolate mint shake together! At moments it was more of a race for me to at least get a few sips!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

10 on Tuesday-Moments Not to Be Forgotten

1. Last week while I was cleaning the kitchen, Klayton was in the living room playing with his Grammy and Grampy. As I knelt down to put a pan away, I suddenly found a little boy at my side! Klayton gave me a quick hug and ran away just as quick!
2. Yesterday, once again cleaning the kitchen and Klayton was playing with his shoes. He loves shoes and is frequently found putting mine or his daddy's shoes on. This time however, he was trying to put his own shoes on and succeeded! He even managed to put them on the right feet!
3. We are bad about taking drinks into the living room and leaving our empty glass on the end table. Well, little mister has taken it upon himself to clean up after us and take our glasses back to the kitchen sink. He also does this with his own dishes when he is done with dinner!
4. Every morning Klayton comes down stairs and goes to the dining room window to check on the puppy that lives in the yard behind us. Sometimes he even waves good morning to the puppy!
5. This morning about 6 I woke up to a little boy in my bed talking to me. I popped my eyes open and Klayton was laying on my pillow at me smiling as he talked! Cute; but I was SO tired!
6. There are some moments of naughtiness. We were at Walmart right before Christmas roaming the basket of $5 DVDs when out of the blue you picked one up and flung it at the lady searching across from us. She immediately walked away laughing in shock and we immediately walked away in embarrassment.
7. Sometimes when picking up Klaytons toys he will follow behind and remove the toy from the toy box. I will hear a sudden, "uh-oh!" As if its an accident that the toy is now out! When I look at him, Klayton will quickly cover his mouth as if he are in shock of what just happened!
8. This Christmas Klayton really got into the spirit of opening gifts! I think he enjoyed tearing the paper more than receiving the gift! However, he opened a box of hot wheels from my parents and his face lit up and he went from person to person to show them what he had just received! It was so cute!
9. Last week I cut Klaytons hair and I think it was for the first time that he realized when I do that it's removing hair! The first chunk of hair that fell to the ground that he saw resulted in a bout of tears and not even a sucker could comfort him. Poor kid...it's already growing back!
10. I feel like I'm already forgetting some moments...these days are passing so quickly. But, I don't want to forget one moment with this little guy!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Choice?

Everyday we make choices. What will I have for breakfast? What will I wear? The choices we make influence who we are and what is around us.
We look back at things like the shooting in Connecticut and many blame the gun. Unfortunately, the gun didn't have a choice in what the operator of the gun wanted to do with it-after all it doesn't have it's own mind! But, I'm not writing today about the tragedy in Connecticut. I want to focus on the choice of Facebook.
I have been on Facebook for 4 years I think...it's been a while and I have enjoyed it. I have so much fun staying connected with childhood friends, college friends and everyone in between. Overall, it's been great! Sadly, I have heard of heard of unfortunate things that happen because of being on Facebook and because of that many choose to be against Facebook.
Facebook, just like a gun doesn't have a mind of its own. The person who has chosen to sit in front of the computer screen or phone screen to access Facebook is the one making the choices. While on Facebook, you can choose what you want to say, read or see...just like the rest of the Internet. I have come across bad language on Facebook and I chose to delete what I saw. I have also came across while browsing the regular Internet with a site with bad language and I promptly got off the page. Just because I use Facebook for good and someone else uses it for bad don't punish me and tell me I shouldn't be on there! You fight for the right to bear arms because its not your fault someone doesn't know how to use a gun...well it's not my fault someone doesn't know how to use Facebook right.
We all have a choice in how to use the tools we have...make it good!

Friday, January 4, 2013

5 Years

Today 5 years ago Joseph and I made a vow! Vows are meant to be kept!
Looking back at that night, we really were so young...even though i felt like i had to wait FOREVER for a husband! I was 25 and he was 27. I remember hearing that there would be moments in our marriage that would not be easy. But, standing at the altar it's hard to even fathom those moments. We have been through a lot...the strong winds really blew last year. I think it's safe to say we have weathered some storms and have made it through and with God on our side not only will we make it 5 more years; but we will make it as long as God gives us life!
When my dad gave me away, this song was sung!

Household of Faith
Here we are at the start committing to each other
By His word and from our hearts
We will be a family in a house that will be a home
And with faith we'll build it strong

We'll build a household of faith
That together we can make
And when the strong winds blow it won't fall down
As one in Him we'll grow and the whole world will know
We are a household of faith

Now to be a family we've got to love each other
At any cost unselfishly
And our home must be a place that fully abounds with grace
A reflection of His face