22 August 2011

Special Moments

If anyone knows Dan you know that he loves to read. :) Over the past few weeks Aiden has loved looking at books! It is probably the one thing that can keep him occupied on his own for the longest. He will just turn the pages over & over again and it is so fun to watch. Sometimes he will even talk while he is looking at the book. I couldn't resist but capture this moment, and who knows- maybe Aiden will have a love for reading just like his father.

09 August 2011

The Many Faces of Aiden

I can't help but laugh when I look through my pictures at all the different faces of Aiden. Here are just a few from July & August. :)

Boys Will Be Boys

I recently have started watching a little girl (two months older than Aiden) one day a week. I have only done it once so far, but during that first day I learned so much about my little guy. First of all let me say that it was so much fun watching them together! Aiden loved her! He is bigger than she is and he would follow her around the house and of course want to play with what she had. But the big thing was that I saw how much Aiden is a boy. Since he is my only child so far and all I really know, I thought it was completely normal for babies to never want to sit still, only be content with a toy for about a minute and want to destroy everything! haha. Well, I am here to tell you that it is not so. LOL. This little girl was calm and sweet, she had no problem sitting on my lap for a while and she would just put herself in a Bumbo and just sit there, perfectly content. Overall I would characterize the difference of the children as having different levels of intensity, Aiden's being the higher. :) I know better than to think that having a girl is perfect or something, but nevertheless, I loved watching them and seeing differences. I also think my little man may be tougher than I first thought. I am excited to see how my little active boy grows into the person God has made him to be!

02 August 2011

We are fam-i-ly....

I was thinking the other day about the family that I grew up in. Jocelyn said something to me that spurred these thoughts; how cool is it that I have known my two younger sisters from the day they were born and my older sister the same for me.

As I think over the past 24 (almost 25) years of my life, my childhood and all the different ups, downs and just normal that we have experienced together it's awesome. My mom and sisters have been in my life since day 1. They watched me through my grade school years, my ugly duckling stage, my mean phases and yet they still love me! I know that my sisters and I have said some terrible things to each other in our growing up days and yet I am so thankful that we haven't stayed there, we've moved on and we all love each other!

The reverse is also true for me that it's been amazing to watch my sisters grow in their walks with God and into the women that they are. As I look back to our younger days we definitely have some of the same tendencies & personalities, but we are not the same people. It's funny because everyone told us while we were growing up that our sisters would be our closest friends, but it's hard to see that when all you want to do is destroy your little sisters' Barbie playtime. haha. But, it couldn't be more true! I'm glad it didn't take us too long to realize it, I was in high school when I began to realize that these girls are who I want to be close with! I miss every one of them to pieces and love the times that we get to be together, even though in my opinion they are way too few.

I am also SO thankful for my mom and how she has poured into and loved me my entire life. I feel like we have such a good relationship and we have shared many meaningful and fun memories together! I have learned so much from her and she is always, always, always there for me!

All these thoughts lead me to two conclusions:

1. I am deeply thankful to God for the family He put me in. I love them all and I want to keep deepening the relationships for the rest of my life. I want us to be 80 years old living close and playing dominoes or something together. haha.

2. I want my own family to be a place where good relationships can grow. Where the love of Christ shines through us and we are best friends and allies in this life!

And I just had to put up a bunch of pictures! :-)

About Me

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I am a follower of Jesus and I am committed to living life for Him. I am the wife of a wonderful man who loves me so much and the mother to the best two little boys! I love my family to pieces and miss them everyday! I love my friends (obviously) lol. They all are such a joy to me! I am a youth pastors wife and I enjoy being involved in the lives of teens and just people in general. I love photography and find so much joy in the moments I want to remember being saved in time. Last but not least I love sunshine and being warm. :) That's me in a nutshell, the important things anyways. :)