Friday, June 22, 2012

Framed Friday

Girls finally playing in the water at the cottage... How cute are those dresses! But they refused to look at me at the same time that day... and this last picture is our walks that we have been taking in our neighborhood :)

The girls love Pop Pop reading them stories :)... and Norah loves her daddy!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thing Thursday!

So today's absolutely needed thing is white socks.  Yes, seems silly, but it is not. Let me explain...

How many times do I get the most adorable outfits, with detailing, and colors, and patterns... and then realize that there is not a possible "cute" sock that could match this in a million years! What's a mom to do? Am I really suppose to put faux ballerina shoe socks on an outfit that is a trendy stripes and polka dot outfit? The purples don't match, and the pattern is just too much! So... what do you need?

White Socks.  Yes a good pair (lets me realistic, you need like 12 pairs) of white socks gives you a simple solution to little toes that need covered that don't distract from the cuteness all over.
 Am I crazy? Maybe... but my girls socks match their outfit!

Oh dear discipline...

For real?! Look at these sweeties! (Just by the way... it's Norah on the left, Ash on the right) :)  I look back at some of these pictures when they were still in the hospital (this was Valentines Day) and remember how I thought they could never do anything wrong!
Who would have thought just over a short year later I'd be dumbfounded as I watch Nor slap Ashley, and Ashley whack her back, all the while looking at me as if to say, "Mom I'm doing this right now, k?" No! It's not okay darling!
So then it comes down to me... I now have to break my heart by going over and disciplining.  That's the worst! I hate that! I mean... I know I do NOT want to see the outcome of choosing to laugh at it and see how they turn out, but seriously?! I have to let them know its wrong?! Lets just say... I hate that.
 Our biggest "fight" right now is throwing food off the tray.  I am so frustrated with it because I feel like I'm not being consistent.  Honestly, with two little ones learning to feed themselves and a dog anxiously awaiting to immediately eat any food that drops, I can't even tell sometimes that it's happening! Then I see it later, and keep a sharp eye thinking "did that just happen?".  The answer normally is Yes.
Well I guess I'm just gonna have to keep praying for help! I can't be perfect... I can't catch all the food... but I can keep praying! I'll catch the times I can, and work with the girls as much as I can, but I guess I'm just gonna have to pray that I won't have 14 year olds that look at me out the side of their eye, while dropping their food with the other hand :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Talent Show on Tuesday!

Here's me... a proud mama showing off the tricks of my girls :)  It is such a joy to see them grow and become actual little people! It's amazing how God lets us see him grow our little ones isn't it?! I feel very blessed :)

Belated Monday

Well this is going to be my belated Monday post. I wanted to get to it, but just couldn't. We were having a fabulous time with family and friends, got some good photos from the --vyffuxsw.4.45()(5775080 ... Oops, Ash and Nor started typing... Continue :) -- aunts that I will hopefully post later. Today/yesterday I wanted to share a song that I recently came across again that I was so encouraged by! It's called "all to us", here's the lyrics:

 Precious cornerstone, sure foundation
 You are faithful to the end
We are waiting, on You, Jesus
We believe You're all to us
Let the glory of Your name be the passion of the Church 
Let the righteousness of God be a holy flame that burns 
Let the saving love of Christ be the measure of our lives 
We believe You're all to us 
Only Son of God sent from Heaven
Hope and mercy at the cross
You are everything, You're the Promise
Jesus, You are all to us
...When this passing world is over
We will see You face to face
And forever we will worship
Jesus, You are all to us

 I love this because it is such a solid declaration of what life should really be about. My focus sometimes is so on my girls or work that I forget that I can and should fully enjoy and relish in those things, but under the greater canopy of loving and worshiping my Savior. Everyday is a ministry, no matter where I am, and I want to dedicate everyday to making Jesus all, my true passion that everything else flows out of! I can't do anything to save me, or be impressive to God, but it's the righteousness if Christ that does that... I just get to glorify that! How awesome right?! Anyways go find it and listen to it :) it was so encouraging to me and I hope to you as well!