Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ice skating.

jack's first time on the ice.
who knew they made skates so small.
he did great.
so thankful that jeff was able to meet us there.
i actually had skates on myself but was not much help.
still working on remembering what it's like to be completely out of control on a very cold, very hard surface. 
the girls took some time getting used to the ice again.
but once they warmed up they did so great.
and they were so thankful that jeff agreed to do his conference call in the "party room" and hang around while they kept skating.

happy wednesday!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Jack: mommy, I want to go outside.
me: okay, let's do it.
Jack: maybe we will see some wizards.
me: maybe, let's look.

It did not take long at all to find lots of lizards sunning on our porch.
Megan brought me a container and we got to hang out front row with a lizard we called "Zeek" (Jeff used to have a lizard named Zeek).
Megan: I want to keep him.
Lauren: held Macs off.
Jack: stared, laughed and shook the container.  he also gave him a very prickly seed pod to climb on...."here you go wizard."
edited: the leg and hoof you see in the picture is Jack's horse.  Jack wanted to make sure that his horse met his wizard.

We decided it would be best for Zeek to let him go back to his friends on the porch.

Happy Thursday!
Happy Valentines' Day too. 


Monday, February 2, 2009

little man moment.

Jack comes around the corner with Lauren's sunglasses on.
Here's the conversation.
Jack: "Mommy, I'm a man!"
Me and the girls laughing.
Me: "You're a man?"
Jack: "Yeth, I am daddy."

To know Jeff is to know that he always has his sunglasses.
If he isn't wearing them on his eyes they are most likely on top of his head.
Jack at the age of 2 knows this. How funny.

Love those "little man" moments.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

so that.

About a week ago our church; Forest Hill, gave out wristbands for any and all who would take the challenge.  
Here's the challenge:
At the end of our lives we will have two responses to how we lived. 
We can look back on our lives and say “so what”? We may have made money. We may have been successful and accomplished many things, but so what? What type of impact did we have on other people’s lives?

Here is the other option. We can live "so that" we have an impact on other people’s lives. We can serve the poor. We can serve each other.  our husbands. our wives. our friends. We can show God's love to non-believers.  

My family has taken the challenge.  Will you?  What will your 2009 be...a "so what" year or a "so that" year.  If you want to take the challenge, we want to give you the reminder to wear.  Just leave me a comment on the blog and I will send you one.

Jeff was out of town for a week.  We REALLY miss him when he is not here.  We kept busy with our schooling and lessons, but it's just not the same without daddy.  We really are such a great team, and it's never more evident then when he isn't here.  He got home Friday night to a "runway driveway" with arrows pointing him to where he should go.  The girls decorated it up real nice for him.  Kisses and hugs all around.

Saturday Jeff and I decided to take the kids on a greenway walk.  We stopped and picked up sandwiches.  We sort of got lost on the greenway, but really didn't care, just so happy to be out together.  Ate lunch in front of an old dairy barn that had been fixed up.  Noticed a horse in the distance.  The girls being "horse crazy" walked over to pet it and within minutes were joined by 3 more.  We truly felt so blessed that these horses wanted to give us the time of day.  So sweet.  Jack and the girls took turns feeding them grass.  They made that funny sound with their lips and Jack just thought that was the best.  Not to mention the girls were simply in heaven.  In fact, Megan said later, "Mommy, that was pure heaven for me.  I am going to have a horse farm someday."  To which I replied, "I know you will baby.  I can't wait for you to have a horse farm."  And to top it off, we stopped at our favorite ice cream store in the middle of the day, before dinner, so great!  

Today we went to "chooch" (Jack's word for church).  I really feel so thankful to have a church that shares truth with us.  no sugar coat. just pure, honest, truth. love it.  And now we are soaking in the beautiful day.  54 degrees. breezy. sunny.  beautiful Sunday.

Have a blessed Sunday.