Friday, June 12, 2009

Birdies!!! How about a contest?

They Hatched!!!! We were going to show Nana and Gramps the eggs today and instead found a little ball of fuzzy feathers!! I'm so excited!!

So let's name them... there are four little guys... what you you guys think would be good names? I'll find the winners something fun (and cheep! cheep! ok, that was a little cheesy, but oh well...) Contest ends in one week (next Saturday the 20th)

I searched and found out they are House Finches...

This is Momma Bird waiting for us to get the heck out of dodge so she can get back to her babies

Magenta Day!

Yes I know,"Magenta?" It's an odd choice, but it was raining yesterday and I didn't get out much and I needed a challenge... I was sloppy though with my photography, so my colors didn't come out too great. These were the items closest to magenta that i found... i know some of them look more pink and some look more purple... they look better in real life... (and yes, those are my toes... don't judge!)

I wasn't really in the mood to do this yesterday, but I said I would, and I felt the need to follow through. I'm learning a lot lately about doing things that you don't always feel like doing... mostly in relation to my relationship to God! I know everyday is willful act to follow Him, but lately I've really had to work hard to make myself worship and obey and follow and praise Him...

There are times when making myself do these things makes me feel better. This week has been different. Lately they don't make me feel better. But I choose to follow anyway, because I have no other real choice. At least in my heart I don't. Because it's not really my heart anymore...

Feeling like it ultimately isn't why we do these things as a Christian anyway. I choose to love Him because I've been chosen and because it's my job. I'll feel more like it someday and I pray that when that day comes that I don't take for granted that even on those days it's still a choice and I choose Him.

I don't know any songs with Magenta in them. The song below has been on my heart a lot this week so I wanted to share it with you.

I found this song while looking for the other one and liked it a lo too. I think it's worth sharing.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yellow Day...

i've decided to give myself a meaningless project... well, i guess it's not completely meaningless. i need something to take my mind and use it. i'm hoping this will help me refocus a little. i'd like to think i came up with this all on my own, but i kinda stole it from someone else... there's not too much out there that's completely original any more anyway...

i've decided to pick a color each day a log the things i see in the world around me that are that color... at lease the things i deem worthy of photographing... yesterday was "yellow."

i suppose i'm hoping this will teach me something about myself and more importantly God... let's see what happens.

Here's what i saw.

In honor of "yellow day" -- i love how the sun rises in this video over time!

It's Raining It's Pooring...

...the old man is snoring! (dad this is in no way a reference to you... just the song that's stuck in my head this morning, hehe)

got home from cell group last night to no electricity from the storm... stayed with mom and dad... jackson slept very little... ended up in the recliner with him most of the night, but them mom took him at 6 am and let me sleep til 9 am!! AND made me french toast!!

home now hoping for a long jackson nap!!

so riddle me this?? is a healthy concern for the weather a west texas thing... or maybe a small town thing?? the friends house that we were at last night for cell group had no thoughts about the weather at all... even after the tornado sirens went off... didn't care to turn on the tv or radio, get their kids off the second floor, nothing?? just wondering if most people don't watch the clouds as closely as my family does? it was a bit nerve racking... found out later there was a tornado down, but no too clse to where we were.

i tried to take some pictures of the aftermath and the rain this morning at our complex, but this was all i could get before i ran out to battery. it's not a great pic... maybe i'll get more later.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Two things that made me smile yesterday...

i seem to have been counting my days one smile at a time this past week. each one brings a little more healing. jackson makes it easier... his nap was pretty long yesterday and this is what i saw when i snuck in to check on him. it can't get much cuter than this... poor tigger is a bit smushed. don't ask me how he got so big (jack, not tigger)... it happens overnight. he wakes a new kid every morning!

we bought a hanging plant a little while back that i've been working hard to keep alive in the texas heat. i was sad because all the flowers were pretty much dead, but all of the sudden there seem to be new buds all over it and when i took it down to water it yesterday this is what i found. something about this gave me a tinie tiny bit of hope that i've been needing lately.

Monday, June 08, 2009

One of those day's that changes your life...

Have you ever had one of those days?? Well, Aaron and I have had two of those days in the past few weeks...

I hate that this is the first post that I write in a while. I wanted this post to be much more fun to write and share some amazing news with those of you that are still reading our blog and have been so patiently waiting for an update on our lives.

About three weeks ago I walked into Starbucks where Aaron stood behind the counter and waited for his break... I said those words to him. "You know when you have one of those days that is going to change the rest of your life?" His eyes grew wide as he already knew the rest of my news... We had been guessing for a while at what we already knew... There was going to be a "big surprise," new addition to our family.

Here's the part I dread to write... Last week I began having a few not so good signs and we went to the doctor a little earlier that we had scheduled. Unfortunately the baby hadn't grown past about 4 weeks. (I should have been 6 weeks along) As the week has progressed it's pretty certain that it didn't make it.

We saw the beginnings of our baby on the sonogram. And all I've been able to think that has given me any solace at all is this...

I saw you sweet one, I dreamed of you and imagined you, BUT He knew you. Even as tiny as you were and even though the scientific world says you weren't a baby yet you were in my heart and in His. I had given you to Him already and now He's holding you when I can't. I love you and always will.

Saturday, June 06, 2009


I know it has been a while, but...time on our hands is short. I could not pass up sharing this though.