Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Say What?

Just a quick funny story about Noah.... Zekey got the new Chipmunk's movie and the kids laugh so hard when the watch it! The other day we were in the car and Noah was singing the old song... "You spin me right round, baby, right round, like a record player..." which is in the movie. Noah sang, "you spin me right round, baby, right around, like a rotten egg". Giggle, giggle!

"I'm not a peanut, I'm a PRINCESS!"

Let me be honest with you... I used to see the really "girlie girls" around and think that I would die if I had a daughter who was super feminine. Then I got two boys and we were filled with snips and snails and puppy dog tails and the thoughts of little girls were always far away. And then we had Selah. I have been so shocked to realize what a girlie girl she is turning into! She love anything pink! She has opinions on what "pretty" thing to wear out of her closet. She wants her hair done and her toenails painted and her lips touched with gloss. She wants everything princess! Dolls are her favorite companion -- especially her new princess barbie dolls. You get the picture -- I got a "girlie girl"!

The other day Brian was asking her if she was his peanut (one of his favorite nicknames for her). She said, "no peanut Daddy, I princess!". I used to not like it that B called her a princess. I worried that she would grow up spoiled or thinking that everyone should be expected to treat her like a princess. Then Jesus spoke to my heart about my only daughter. He told me that Selah is a princess. She is a daughter of the King and I need to remember that. This princess nickname has come to represent to me the promise of our dear Lord and Savior... his love for Selah far exceeds any kind of love we could ever give her. He has given her the gift of salvation that I pray one day she will accept. Now my prayer for Selah is that she will remember she is a princess of our King and act like one. I pray she will have a deep love and respect for the Lord and live in the love that only he can give her. Isn't Jesus great for those revelations He gives us? I love thinking about Him my little girl, Princess Selah!

Birthday's Galore!

Can you say crazy?! I am not sure what we were really thinking when we were planning our pregnancies with Zeke and Selah... but somehow we created lifelong craziness for our family during the month of April! Zeke's birthday is March 31st with Selah's just a couple of days later on April 4th. This year we had the added bonus of April 4th being Easter! A couple of weeks later we celebrate B on April 22nd! Wow!!!! Through the chaos we have had a lot of fun over the past couple of weeks. I don't know whether to shout for joy that my babies are now 4 and 2 or go up to my room to shed a few quiet tears over how fast the years are going by. Over these last days I have actually done both!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

10 Years of Love and Laughter

Wow... it's all I can say! I can't believe that it has been ten years since I married the love of my life. Brian and I have been through a lot of stuff in ten years. In some ways I feel like I had to have been just a kid when I married B... it seems like we have grown up together. And in a lot of ways I think that is true. I can still remember telling him on our 3 year anniversary, "I love you but I can honestly say we have only had one good year of marriage." Can you believe I said that? Looking back I can't believe he didn't punch me! He has yet (seven years later) to forget I said that. Marriage just seemed so hard when we first started -- add in moving counties, building a house, and being insanely sick with a pregnancy -- our start was a little rocky! But the Lord is always faithful to continue His work in our lives. We loved each other and Him and our marriage has continued to be strengthen with each year we are married.

We were lucky to be able to celebrate with a cruise... without the kids! Yay!!!! We had a fabulous seven days. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the trip. We laughed because it is hard to come up with new ideas for pictures when one of us is always holding the camera away from us to take the pic! :)

B continues to be the love of my life, and now I can honestly say that we have had ten great years of marriage! And I am looking forward to a lifetime more together!