Saturday, February 27, 2010

A keyboard for Isabelle

Isabelle loves the piano at my parent's house. Loves it unlike a child her age would love a piano. She will sit there......for forever.....playing the piano (two hands, wrists raised....who taught her that???) and singing. Sometimes Isabelle will demand me to sing while she plays, or she will ask me to play while she grabs some music and sings off to the side. Well....I decided this girl needed an instrument of her own-and bless my sweet sister Emily who after hearing me talk about Isabelle's love for the piano offered us their old keyboard. Isabelle was in a state of pure bliss yesterday when I brought her down to her piano. The only time she left it that morning was to run upstairs and declare to Judah..."I have a PIANO doody!!"

Here she is touching it for the first time....the look on her face is so wonderful a reflection of how she felt about it!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

weep with those who weep

"When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, where pools of blessing collect after the rains! They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem."-Psalm 84:6-7

Someone I knew, loved and worked with in our High School youth group died of cancer yesterday. I found these words from the Lord today-He is so beautiful and comforting!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


          Happy Valentine's Day 2010

The roses from my lover......I know it is boring (not to me of course) but roses truly are my favorite ever!! So this delicious little bundle made my heart huge and my smile big! I love my husband.

"We love because He first loved us."-I rejoice the most in my savior's love....perfect, redeeming, eternal!
High Point: dinner out with our favorite Mexican place....good talk, good company, good food!

Low Point: attempting to go to a meeting with both our kids-we left that meeting early!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Cookies!

                         Cookies are one of the best ways to say I love you! Happy Valentine's Weekend!!
                                            Happy Valentine's Weekend!! Love to you all!

I love Valentines.....don't you??

                               Some pictures of all the love we are brewing up here in our little house.....
 Isabelle hard at work making Valentines.....she loves it, but has a bit of a hard time with scissors-she is a lefty thus far-like her daddy!

hearts-of course!
he just IS a valentine....look at that face
showing one we made for Judah

the gift I am working on for Nate....which all started with me finding an old recipe box with the letter dividers still inside:)

What fun things are you mixing up for the ones you love?

High Point: deciding to pray while I was rocking Judah to was the sweetest time, both with the Lord and with Judah
Low Point: having not showered in too many days-and somehow being very okay with that

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Some People Like to Organize

Like her:
This is what Isabelle does with her free time.....I know where she gets it:) Both the love of shoes and the organizing of things!! Someday I hope the rest of our house will be this well put in order.....someday. Not today.

High Point: Isabelle has been potty training for a week now....and has gone 4 days straight without any accidents! My rockstar little girl!!

Low Point: Realizing that my husband did NOT get a snow sure would have been nice to cuddle all day with him and the kiddos!

Monday, February 1, 2010

new me

I chopped my hair.....I just had the impulse and I followed it. My husband adores it-which truthfully is all that matters to me. But with this new hair I have found the liberation to wear the funky clothes, the funky looks, the "out there" things I am drawn to. Hold me to it....I want to be more comfortable doing the crazy things I love in public...rather than always looking too "put together". Oh what a simply hair cut can do:)