Thursday, October 30, 2008
She was 16. He was 19.
Their paths crossed on the streets of market night in Redlands, CA.
She was shy and innocent in
5 years passed.
The Girl was now 21.
It was destiny I tell ya!
you have bewitched me, body and soul.
and I was made to love you.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
After what felt like forever... they were FINALLY united with Macyn.
A beautiful 4 month old Armenian baby girl. She is a doll, with a massive amount of hair amount of hair and the greatest face.
She also has down syndrome and some pretty serious issues with her heart and lungs.
Today Macyn is having surgery on her heart.
Please pray that the surgery goes well and that they don't find anything new.
And what they do find, can be fixed.
When most new parents are consumed with sleepless nights, poopy diapers and feeding schedules.
These parents are fighting for the life of their lil' one.
to our dear neighbor "Bob:"
Well we found him and he wasn't in the backyard!
Apparently, the Fisher's jumped to conclusions (not like us at all), obviously thinking the worst.
(Just call us The Burbs.)
The husband was getting in his truck the other day and saw "Bob" pull in the drive way...so he blasted the car in reverse, jumped out of his truck and ran over to "Bob!"
I don't think "Bob" understood why he was so excited and he couldn't bring himself to tell him....
we thought you were dead, man!
So this whole time "Bob" has been working at a halfway house in San Bernardino.
So he let some friends hang at his house, to protect it......hmmmmmm.......
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
We play a little game in our house called, the "I love you" game. It's fun.
It's works like this.
Ayden says ALL words but I love you. I don't know, he's stubborn I guess. It's not that there is a lack of that word in our house, we say it every chance we get...but for some ol' reason that sentence will not come out of the mouth of our lil' one.
So my husband invented a game.
Ayden...you say everything that comes out of my mouth.
(Dad says....Ayden says)
I love you....Bye Bye
Ayden the jig is up. If you can say, "Mommy, can I have some chocolate milk please?"
We KNOW you can say I love you!
One of these days...if we're lucky.
These were pictures taken by some friends of ours in Europe. They instantly make me happy.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Today at the grocery store- our normal Monday hang out- I had an excellent conversation about life with my 6 year old.
He groaned about how shopping is no fun.
"What's not fun about being able to pick your snacks and spend one on one time with your mama?" I ask.
He says, "Yea, you're right."
I told him how hungry I was because I was so busy I forgot to eat today.
He said, "What? You didn't even have a cookie?"
(Why not, right?)
"Nope, no cookies.... It was a rough day."
He has been having a rough year. Friends moved, new class, lots of "pressure" to get this reading thing down... He had to start over and make new friends...which hasn't been easy.
And so sometimes he spends his lunches playing basketball by himself.
I aked him if he wanted mama to come play ball with him.
"That's not very cool mom." He said with a smile.
Making friends is rough. Especially for a 6 year old.
I pray for a truck load of cookies for him at school tomorrow.
Friends or no friends, he is still amazing.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
1) I baked. Pumpkin chocolate bread.
I definitely had great expectations for this autumn dessert, but it failed upon completion.
2) Started making Halloween costumes for the duo. Making a mummy costume isn't as easy as I thought it would be.
3) I was asked to be a part of a team that goes to India in March. But I am struggling with this decision. Here is why:
- The last team that went was held captive by Hindu's and their lives were threatened and the leader sacrificed himself to be beaten by bricks in order for the team to escape.
- Mr. Fisher would not be able to come. And he strongly disagrees with the, "me going without him scenario. "
- The trip would be over 14 days.
- The cost of the trip is a pretty penny.
- Bills still remaining from our trip to Romania...I hate left-overs.
In my heart I know that I was made to help others. Every ounce of compassion and sensitivity that has plagued my life since I was a kid, incorrectly labeled as "weakness's" have blossomed into "strengths." Beautiful gifts.
But making this decision for the safety of me: a wife and mother... has me feeling conflicted.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
"Hello", one said.
"Hello," the other replied.
"Isn't today beautiful?" He said.
"Yes, it definitely is. Have a good day." The other said while walking off with a smile.
At times my neighborhood can be "strange" but at best, where else could I experience such beauty so early in the morning?
It makes me think about the times we are living in, with the economy in the dumps and families threatened with the thoughts of losing their jobs and worried that they can't provide for their families...here are 2 men, who hunt for "treasures" all day out of the trash and can still see the beauty in the day.
And I think about my "treasures" and how at the end of the day I have three beautiful characters to spend my life with and here after. how lucky am I.
Monday, October 13, 2008
On stage at church, when I should be thinking about God and how much He has blessed our lives... I can't help but look at my adorable husband, playing bass...looking so cute in his new red shirt.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
two boys. one night.
here is what i learned:
1) Superman apparently is not tough. Batman can kick his butt.
2) Waking up early before the parents is a definite must. Our house opened at 4 am. Lights on, game on, and 2 of the loudest laughs you've ever heard.
3) constant songs regarding "ding dongs."
4) they have an answer for EVERYTHING and mine was never the right one.
*it was very funny and very entertaining. I forget that to a 6 year old, I am OLD and so not cool. When did that happen?
to see Brandon soooo happy and sooo goofy made my heart smile.
After all was said and done...we had a mountain of apples to call our own, dirty shoes, and a bee bite on Ayden's neck. Moments worth treasuring forever.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
dishes still in the sink from breakfast...
Friday, October 10, 2008
to my husband asking what he could do to make me smile.
well since you ask:
1) good food from somewhere other than my kitchen
THEN he said..."do you want to go buy a shirt?"
i found these, they made me happy:
He knows how it's done.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
To celebrate the minuet and the mundane.
To savor things twice in my life: once while it happens and the other while I share it with you.
If you get anything from this blog, maybe you want to kiss your children more and hug your husband twice.
This is my mission. This is my reason.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I knew that this day would come, I think I've been waiting for it from the day he learned to walk at 9 months.
I turned around and he was gone.
My first thought, " Oh he must be around the corner."
My second thought, "Okay, he's not around the corner, maybe he's in the next aisle..."
Third and Fourth..., "WHERE IS HE?"... "PLEASE GOD, HELP ME FIND MY SON!"
All the while I'm keeping the one thought out of my mind, but couldn't help but let it slip in at my most desperate...
"DID SOMEONE TAKE HIM?"
My mind was fuzzy. Brandon & I became a team on a mission to find our lil' one.
People stopped. Look concerned.
Someone asked if I was Kyle's wife and asked to help.
On a side note, it made me realize that people are genuinely good when it comes to helping other people. This made me happy.
Because I am the type of person who likes to know the end of the story.... here is the end:
In a corner, looking at a Spiderman book was our lil' one. Unaffected by the chaos around him. Clueless about the fear that had consumed my life in what was the longest 5 minutes of my life.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Today I want to sit and have lunch with you.
We don't see each other very often and I miss our conversations about life, children...you name it!
Life has flown by this past year! Can you believe it's October already?
There isn't a second that goes by that I don't think about you and your family.
Praying for you, for the strength to be the best woman God has created you to be.
The best Mommy to your children. The best Wife (or soon to be wife) that your Mr. Husband could ask for.
That no matter how much time passes, you will forever be in my heart!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
They are concerned???
The Deputy came out to his house, no one was home.
So...if they have another yard sale this weekend, I've got to call the Sheriff.
Caught in action, got it!
I feel important.
Time to save "Bob!"
Time for a stakeout!
to be continued...