Thursday, February 23, 2012


Well's that time of year again...Lent!

My husband and I decided to strictly limit TV and computer time while the kids are up in the evening. I'm really looking forward to it, and I'm hoping it will bring us closer as a family...

What is your penance? What are you doing/giving up? Don't be shy...leave me a comment!

God Bless!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What is it all worth?

You go shopping, you pay with money - whether a credit card, debit card, check or cash. You go out to eat, you pay with money... Just about anything you do, you pay money for and you can "see" what it's worth. But what about every day happenings? How much is that phone call really worth? How about that friend that you haven't heard from in a long time? What is family worth to you? A fight, an argument, your children...

I've got a quote that sums it up pretty well...

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. ~Henry David Thoreau

So...what has everything cost you?

Food for thought.

Oh, and an updated picture of the kiddies for your viewing pleasure! This was the day we got Justin's new 'big boy' car seat...

God bless.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Life...It Ain't Easy!

Ever had one of those days that you just want to crawl under a rock and cry? You have no idea why or what leads to that feeling, but you know that it would just feel good to let everything out. Yeah, I have those more often than I like to admit.

For a while, I started to take my husband for granted. I actually started to slip into a little bit of a depression. Once I realized what was going on within my head, I tried to snap myself out of it and made a promise to myself that I wouldn't let it happen again. I love my husband more than just about anything in this world. More than myself. He is everything to me. He loves me for me...he promised himself to me...he gave me two of the most beautiful, adorable, lovable, entertaining, precious gifts ever.

There are days that I question the choice that we decided to have two babies so close in age. After all...neither of them can really communicate yet, both are still in diapers, both still need constant supervision (when will that end??? lol), both have tantrums - sometimes at the SAME time, both fight naps - again, sometimes at the SAME time. But...both of them love me and their daddy unconditionally. And for that...I want to be their rock. I will teach them to be gracious, courteous, honest people. I will teach them to accept people despite their differences. I will raise them first as their mother, second as their friend. In my opinion, it can't be done the other way around because I've seen that go terribly wrong. First and foremost, I will teach them to love God and follow His plans...after all...He is the ultimate teacher. The ultimate friend.

God bless!