Saturday, July 31, 2010

Role of Love in Mothering~

I must admit that I am "stealing" this from a friend of mine (Thanks Pam). She posted it on her website and it stepped on my toes just a little bit. I felt like it was worth sharing. Enjoy~

"As I've thought about the role of love in mothering, I've been stimulated by 1 Corinthians 13, which I have paraphrased:

If I keep my house immaculatley clean, and am envied by all for my interior decorating but do not show love in my family-- I am just another housewife.

If I'm producing lovely-things --sewing, art; if I always look attractive, and speak intelligently, but am not loving to my family-- I am nothing.

If I'm busy in community affairs, teach Sunday School, and drive in the carpool, but fail to give adequate love to my family-- I am gain nothing.

Love changes diapers, cleans up messes, and ties shoes-- over and over again.

Love is kind, even though tired and frazzeled.

Love does not envy another wife-- whose children are "spaced" better, or in school so she has time to pursue her own interests.

Love does not try to impress others with my abilities or knowledge as a mother.

Love doesn't scream at the kids.

Love doesn't feel cheated because I didn't get to do what I wanted to do today--sew, read, soak in a hottub.

Love doesn't lose my temper easily.

Love doesn't assume that my children are being naughty because their noise level is irritating.

Love doesn't rejoice when other peoples children misbehave and make mine look good. Love is genuinely happy when others are honored by their children."

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday~

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


days ago we sat in an office in Cary and signed a mound of papers so that..... we could once again be home owners!!
It is so hard to believe that we have already lived in our house for a year. We love our house and the memories that we have made, looking forward to creating many more this 2nd year!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Reason # 5,190,608......

I love my husband. He brings me flowers and on top of that gets a great picture of my boys with them!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hot & Ready!

While we were at the beach the new Krispy Kreme in Wake Forest opened up! Its a Hot & Ready store!! So of course we made it one of our first stop Monday morning to give it a try.The boys were excited about their chocolate doughnutsLook at that excitment! MMMM Good! Love those chubby cheeks and big ol' brown eyes!Watching the doughnuts come off of the beltbut.....of course we celebrated by having doughnuts one morning at the beach =)

As he takes a many doughnuts did we get??
We have been fans of dalight doughnuts but I must say we may be in trouble now that Krispy Kreme has arrived in Wake Forest!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Little Extra Fun~

I took Christian with me to run a few errands Sunday one of our stops was the mall. We had never been to kidfest I had seen signs about it but never knew exactly what it was. As we pulled into the parking lot we saw all kinds of fun things going on...bounce houses, side walk chalk, a man making balloon animals, face painting, train rides and more. We went over and stopped for a few minutes. Here are a couple of shots of the fun Christian had.

He was beside himeself with excitment about riding the train the first car looked like Thomas! Here he is already to go! He made it very clear he was riding by himself.
Heading out The whole train- Christian is in the red car in the back.The balloon man he asked Christian what he wanted him to make and right away he said an orange dog.
and an orange dog is what he got =) The sad part was when it popped and we had to get back in line for another 20 minutes to get a new one! It was a lot of fun and we now know that it happens every second and fourth Sunday through Septemeber. It is all FREE so you can bet we will be going back again! If you have never been you should try it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday~

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


We got back from the beach on Saturday and then celebrated Ed's Birthday on Sunday. I wont say how how OLD he is.....
Daddy and his boys after church (love how you can see how tan they are from the beach).
Daddy's cake Christian picked it out- (It was yummy but I must say those candles were horrible by the time I got them all lit the first ones were melting all over the cake)
Why would he be smiling like this?? Only because one of his gifts was for a 1hr. massage and he is SO EXCITED! Enjoying some cake!
The Birthday Man
and he did enjoy his cake too but this is his attitude face.... =)
We hope that you had a great Birthday Daddy!! We love you and are so thankful for all you do for us!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Here is a short video of the boys jumping in the pool while we were at the beach. So glad they are water babies!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Myrtle Beach~

Here are just a few of my favorite pictures from the beach so far there will be more to come....

So excited to finally be at the beach!
Benjamin took a spill and as you can see didn't like it too much but I LOVE the picture! This is a great picture of the boys playing together in the water they were having a blastSweet Boy enjoying some icecreamOh my this picture of my "baby"

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Favorite Quotes

Christian said two of the cutest things today:

The family that we are at the beach with arrived this afternoon and Christian said lets go to the beach you know its 100 miles long

The second was as we were getting ready to put the kids to bed (Benjamin and Christian are sharing a room and Cael is in a room by himself.) Christian stopped and told Cael Benjamin and I are going to be right here in this room just let us know if you need anything at all. Lol so sweet for him to be willing to help.


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