Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Well for starters i would like to say YES i colored my little girls hair pink and she LOVES LOVES LOVES it, for all of you out there that know averi she screams pink hair and it fits her!! So ever since i did averi's Aiden has been bugging me to do his pink and i told him that he couldnt have pink but he could have blue since he is a boy. So for 2 weeks he has been begging me so i finally broke down and bought some blue but it turned out a little more turquoise than blue but he still thinks that he is the coolest little boy ever which i think he is as well(when he is sleeping)!!:)
Here are some pictures of them with their pink and blue hair and the other one in the pics is Austin he HAD to be in the pictures and as all of you know he is my favorite so i cant ever leave him out and yes i said it, he is my favorite probably in a year that will change but for now that is just how it is!! ENJOY
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
My mother in law sent this to me in an e-mail and i read it and i loved it so i wanted to share it all with you so i hope you enjoy it and recieve something from it i know that i did!!
It all began to make sense, the blank stares, the lack of response, the way one of the kids will walk into the room while I'm on the phone and ask to be taken to the store.
Inside I'm thinking, 'Can't you see I'm on the phone?'
No one can see if I'm on the phone, or cooking, or sweeping the floor, or even standing on my head in the corner, because no one can see me at all.
I'm invisible. The invisible Mom. Some days I am only a pair of hands, nothing more: Can you fix this? Can you tie this? Can you open this?
Some days I'm not a pair of hands; I'm not even a human being. I'm a clock to ask, 'What time is it?' I'm a satellite guide to answer, 'What number is the Disney Channel?' I'm a car to order, 'Right around 5:30, please.'
I was certain that these were the hands that once held books and the eyes that studied history and the mind that graduated sum a cum laude - but now they had disappeared into the peanut butter, never to be seen again. She's going; she's going; she is gone!
One night, a group of us were having dinner, celebrating the return of a friend from England. Janice had just gotten back from a fabulous trip, and she was going on and on about the hotel she stayed in.
I was sitting there, looking around at the others all put together so well. It was hard not to compare and feel sorry for myself. I was feeling pretty pathetic, when Janice turned to me with a beautifully wrapped package, and said, 'I brought you this.'
It was a book on the great cathedrals of Europe ..
I wasn't exactly sure why she'd given it to me until I read her inscription:
'To My Dear Friend, with admiration for the greatness of what you are building when no one sees.'
In the days ahead I would read - no, devour - the book. And I would discover what would become for me, four life-changing truths, after which I could pattern my work:
No one can say who built the great cathedrals - we have no record of their names.
These builders gave their whole lives for a work they would never see finished.
They made great sacrifices and expected no credit.
The passion of their building was fueled by their faith that the eyes of God saw everything.
A legendary story in the book told of a rich man who came to visit the cathedral while it was being built, and he saw a workman carving a tiny bird on the inside of a beam. He was puzzled and asked the man, 'Why are you spending so much time carving that bird into a beam that will be covered by the roof? No one will ever see it.' And the workman replied, 'Because God sees'
I closed the book, feeling the missing piece fall into place.
It was almost as if I heard God whispering to me, 'I see you. I see the sacrifices you make every day, even when no one around you does. No act of kindness you've done, no sequin you've sewn on, no cupcake you've baked, is too small for me to notice and smile over. You are building a great cathedral, but you can't see right now what it will become.'
At times, my invisibility feels like an affliction. But it is not a disease that is erasing my life. It is the cure for the disease of my own self-centeredness. It is the antidote to my strong, stubborn pride.
I keep the right perspective when I see myself as a great builder, as one of the people who show up at a job that they will never see finished, to work on something that their name will never be on.
The writer of the book went so far as to say that no cathedrals could ever be built in our lifetime because there are so few people willing to sacrifice to that degree.
When I really think about it, I don't want my son to tell the friend he's bringing home from college for
Thanksgiving, 'My Mom gets up at 4 in the morning and bakes homemade pies, and then she hand bastes a turkey for three hours and presses all the linens for the table.' That would mean I'd built a shrine or a monument to myself. I just want him to want to come home. And then, if there is anything more to say to his friend, to add, 'you're going to love it there.'
As mothers, we are building great cathedrals. We cannot be seen if we're doing it right.
And one day, it is very possible that the world will marvel, not only at what we have built, but at the beauty that has been added to the world by the sacrifices of invisible women.
Great Job, MOM!
Share this with all the Invisible Moms you know...I just did.
Hope this encourages you when the going gets tough as it sometimes does.
We never know what our finished products will turn out to be because of our perseverance
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
K well we found out what we are having last week!! It has taken me so long to post about it because I'm not gonna lie I am very disappointed, well not anymore but I was. Well we went to the doctor and didnt think that he would do an ultrasound because it was our first appointment but he pulled us right in and that was the first thing that he did, so of coarse i was super excited....I just knew it was gonna be a girl i was so sure!! So we get in there and we also by the way took aiden and averi with us so that they could hear the baby's heart beat so he puts it on my belly and averi is just hoping that it is a girl she wants one so bad!! well he puts the thing on my belly and there it is the shot and i knew right away what it was oh because i have seen it before only about 3 other times yes thats right its a STINKIN BOY!!!!!! So i say to averi we are having a boy and averi says.. "What I am soooo sick of baby boys, I hate baby boys, We already have a baby boy at home we dont need anymore"!!
She was so mad and so then i was like "please excuse my 4 year old going on 17". But the doctor was just laughing, So now we have to come up with another boy "A" name and we just cant I just dont know i think we will call this baby "BABY A" So here are some of the ultrasound pics of him the 3D ones are a bit weired I still dont know how i feel about them but here they are!!!!!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
So i wanted a new background and well this one was the first one on there and i just thought that it was so funny so everyone enjoy the giant ground hog on my blog!! Also i have great news mike has decided to go back to school and he is gonna go full time. its gonna be really hard but i know that in the end it will be so worth it! Finally we will be able to have some job security when he is all done, he was going to go back to be a pediatrician and he still may but he is also looking into being a nurse anesthetist so either one will be great and i know he will be good at whatever he decides to do. I AM JUST SO EXCITED!!!!!
Monday, January 12, 2009
k well sorry i am having troubles with this dang computer i am gonna try and do some more pics from my birthday and random pics from christmas and also when the kids made a ginger bread house with their dad but we will see if it will work it might take me a little while to figure this dang problem out but soon they will come!!
k well this it has been a long time since i have last blogged i just have been very busy and tired!! this pregnancy is kicking my butt i tell you what. Well we had a great Christmas and i did have a very good birthday, my friend brittannia came up from poky and miss and shane came and we went out to eat at the olive garden, it was sooo good!! and then we came back to my house and we had a very yummy cake that britt made so thank you so much britt!! Also for my birthday mike got me a photoshop program and britt got me the best present EVER a VERA BRADLEY purse and matching wallet i love love love them i have wanted one for ever it seems brittannia is the best ever thanks again!! Then sarah and miss took me to lunch for my b day so i think all in all it was the best b-day i have ever had so far!!! well thats about it i am now 16 weeks prego and definantly feeling like it as well! i go to the doctor this wed then i have my ultrasound on the 29th yay i am so excited then i get to find out what i am having i am so stoked i will keep everyone updated but for now that is the fun!!!