Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's day

Well yesterday we celebrated Father's day. I like this day just to be able to recognize our dad's and how important they are in our lives. With Father's becoming less and less in being around, it is important to celebrate and encourage the ones who do.

We had fun. We went to church, and then came home and took a nap and then grilled dinner. So daddy opened his present and had a great time playing with his new pressure washer. After dinner daddy was on the phone and I was cleaning up and taking things in the house. Daddy came in and asked "Did you see what Nancy did?"
"Nope" I replied continuing to clean up.
"She came up to me on the deck and said here daddy, I looked down at it and asked 'what is it?' she said 'poop'"
He quickly chucked the poop into the woods and came inside to wash his hands. I started laughing and said "Well she wanted to give you a special gift"

This Father's day was especially special as we have been apart for a time and back together for time, but until this past week Ron has really not wanted to have anything to do with Daddy. This past week he has come to the door when daddy comes home and gives him a hug with out being asked. I know deep in my heart that, that was the best present for daddy.

What are some funny and cleaver gifts you have given to your dad? I would love to hear!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I had a conversation with my daughter the other day in the car that I have dreamed about having and can't believe that I didn't pull the car over. Has this ever happened to you? Let me fill you in on the conversation;
We are driving down the road coming home from shopping and listening to "B-I-B-L-E" by GoFish on the radio. (if you have kids and like music listen to it. It is catchy and fun). Nancy then looks up in the middle of the song and asks "Momma do you have Jesus in your heart?" "What?" I replied while turning down the radio, "Do you have Jesus in your heart?"
"Yes I do" We continued listening to the song and then when it was over she asked me why. We continued down the road almost home talking about why we need Jesus in our heart and lives.
I got home and put the kids down for a nap thinking about the conversation and thought "Why didn't I pull the car over? I should have jumped all over that like there was no time to lose?" As I sat there beating myself up I began to realize that this was not to be the last of the conversations that we would be having about this subject, and that I needed to remember to always be available to share in those moments.
Where have your heart warming and life changing conversations happened with your children? I would love to hear.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Changes have come our way

It has been a few days since my last blog. Ok, ok, a few months. Let me just fill you in on what has been going on in our family:
Late October my husband applied for a job in Virginia. We didn't hear for over a month and figured that it was not "ment to be". No worries we were happy in Seattle and enjoyed all we were active in with our church and our friends.
December he is contacted and asked to fly out for an interview. Yeah this is cool!
January he is offered the job which was a promotion in his company and we were all excited.
February 1 was his first day so we were left at home to prep the house and sell it. We did alot of the work in January but it went on the market in February.
February, March, and part of April I was a single parent trying to keep a clean house for show and praying that both of my children lived thru this time! (more on that in later blogs so stay tuned)

The most amazing thing is that with in 2 weeks of being on the market we had offers on our house. One fell thru and we were back on the market to go thru the weekend and get another offer. All of this is a God Thing. God gets all of the credit for everything that happened during that time. Yes He gets the credit for my children still being alive, and my marrage making it thru this time, and for all of the joy and laughter that I was able to enjoy during all of this.

So now that takes us to Virginia where we are calling it home. We have traded in Rain for sun and humidity, friends for strangers, and comfortable places to be to new and exciting places to be.

So stay tuned as I share some moments from our life to pass on to you and hope to bring a smile to your face.