Friday, April 30, 2010

my boys

remember this picture?

well look what i got yesterday...

but why is my hair in the way... ugh

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


oh how did i forget you? i used to listen to you everyday when i was working... but now that i am at home (working mind you) you got lost beneath the shuffle of life. but i found you and you have been filling my ears with wonderful music once again!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Egyptian Plague

here are some pictures of our invasion of the caterpillars! this is for you aunt Lyn

Thursday, April 22, 2010

i knew i loved pepsi

Monday, April 19, 2010

my african babies out there...

i know its a few years off... but i cant help but dream and wish and pray for my sweet african child/ren out there. i lay awake at night wondering what they are doing and sad about the circumstances that surround them. yes they very well could be alive right now as i do not plan on adopting a baby but a child under the age of 4. my heart breaks for the little girls who often have to sell their bodies to put food in their bellies so two little girls is what i feel lead to believe will be in my arms what seems like forever away. but until then i will hold them close to my heart and as a constant reminder, my parents gave me a beautiful african necklace that i wear proudly all the time. i love you sweet babies im so sorry i cant rescue you right now. oh how i wish i could.


Aaron Ivey. ©2009 IVEYMUSIC. (ASCAP)

Another photograph to wrestle in my head
Another sleepless night on concrete featherbed
These thoughts of you like bullets to my soul
We’ve got to find a way to get you home

I’ll find a way to get you here
If it takes my fleeting breath
Another sunrise hits the ground
And it’s a dark lonely sight
Lightyears away I hope you know
There is somebody searching
For the way to get you here

I will get you here

Throw the clocks away and run out to the street
Food, Inc. buy

We’ll fly to distant clouds where it’s just you and me
A day will come when all of this is gone

The Battle of Midway buy

You’ve got to find a way to believe

I’ll find a way to get you here
If it takes my fleeting breath
Another sunrise hits the ground
And it’s a dark lonely sight
Lightyears away I hope you know
There is somebody searching
For the way to get you here
I will get you here

Close your eyes and dream of a better day with me
As angels hold you tight, may you sleep in peace tonight

So dream, dream, dream my child
Hear the whisperings of hope
305 release

It’s a song that you can sing, as you sleep in peace tonight

Friday, April 16, 2010

shoe swap

Emma & Eli

getting 2 year olds to take a posed pictures is not always easy... but you get the picture they swapped shoes!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


me time includes...
editing pictures (looking at sweet pictures of my boys to help me forget the naughty things they (and by they im really just meaning one in particular who will remain nameless) that is making me want to pull my hair out today
enjoying peace and quiet

hey it doesnt happen often since eli no longer naps... so im soaking it up today!

Monday, April 05, 2010


spring is here... its time to garden and enjoy the beautiful weather colors that our Creator created! E hates that im kept him cooped up today as the pollen is OUTRAGEOUS!!!


well im a bit late... but better than never... just because the actual day we celebrate is over and wont be around until next year... doesnt mean the meaning of Easter should be forgotten until next year. so with this i share a few things

this is an excerpt from the storybook Bible we read to the boys everynight

this is one of our most favorite songs and artists!

giving back

i found unexpectedbliss through mckmama's tweet and i would like to win the camera so im sharing this tid bit with yall. she needs help. she wants to give back. so im sharing for those 3 of you who read my blog.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

deeper thoughts

silence is good and bad... sometimes it makes me worry... currently im not liking it for i am sitting by candle lite in our warm house all alone... (well the boys are sleeping in their room and the dogs are both sound asleep too... but chris is spending some male bonding time with friends). you know like we might possibly im not quite sure have a mouse in our house... so im not super fond of silence cause im scared of hearing little the mouse. silence.

silence makes me think. reflect. enjoy simplicity.

tonight instead of watching tv or doing something productive like clean the house, i have sat and read blogs. i want to share a few dear ones with you...

katie in uganda: amazima

Renee Bach: Be The Hands And Feet

reflective... what these ladies are doing is my heartbeat. my passion. my desire.

right now im soaking in caring for my own sweet babies... but i cant help but sit on their floor as i tuck them in at night... realizing that the room they share (despite the fact that we live in a 4 bedroom house) is bigger than most huts in africa. not to mention that they both have clothes coming out of drawers, 2 closets, and 6 hug tubs. enough to clothe an orphanage (praise be to God that He has provided so many wonderful hand-me-downs). i cant help but contemplate the fact that my 10 month old weighs 20+ lbs

so tonight i go climb into my nice warm cozy comfy... well truth be told it hurts my back and i dont quite think its a great bed... but how can i complain knowing that so many millions of people are going to bed not on a bed without food in their belly and without a roof over their head.

Lord thank you for providing over and abundantly in my life. even when im not thankful!

lala salama!

part time job

well if one thinks that using coupons is stupid or pointless i want to prove you wrong...
so how much do you think i paid for all of these groceries???

i paid $110
i saved $190
and all of this is stuff we use or will eat. i dont just buy things cause its free or a good deal just to get a good deal. i dont have time for that. its hard enough shopping and couponing with two fun and active little boys... the free cookie only lasts so long!

on a food note... im so thankful for being part of a food coop that buys fresh produce from the local farmers market... my only way to afford my favorites

zoo buddies