Thursday, February 25, 2010

Naomi's Birthday

It is birthday season at our home. Hudson starts it off on Jan. 9, Katie's day is Jan. 28, my birthday is Feb. 10, and Naomi finished off the string of birthdays on Feb. 18th.

This year she turned 5. FIVE!

I can say many of the same things about Naomi as I did of Katie. She is cute, funny, entertaining, and precocious. She's a budding artist. She loves to be read to, and loves to draw pictures and write notes. She plays dress up, but can hold her own wrestling with her brothers, too. She likes sparkly earrings. She has a favorite bear she likes to sleep with.

She decorated her own cake this year.

Naomi loves to snuggle, and more often than not she is in bed with us before morning. I'm sure I will miss this about her some day. She says long and very insightful prayers before meals. She loves the color purple (just like me).

I really enjoyed Naomi as a four year old. I'm guessing five is going to be even better.


"Let your father and your mother be glad, and let her who bore you rejoice." Proverbs 23:25

Jodi's Birthday...

...has come and gone.

Shannon was able to spend the morning with us because he was snowed in. Colton made me breakfast (cereal) in bed. He's cool like that.

Colton also baked me a birthday cake. He frosted it, too. My parents stopped by in the afternoon to have some cake with us. They tried giving me a hard time about being 40. I simply pointed out that their youngest child was now 40, so they must be REALLY old.

Turning the big 4-0 really wasn't too traumatic. I am exceedingly blessed. My mom and I were just talking a couple days ago about whether or not we would go back and time (if we could) and do things differently. I decided that there really isn't much of anything that I would change about my life. I suppose there were specific events that did not seem like blessings at the time, but all of life's experiences have come together to make me who I am, and make my life what it is. Life is good.

"Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things;" Proverbs 8:6

Katie's 6th Birthday

I really can't believe Katie is six years old. It amazes me.

She is such sweetheart. She cracks me up with the funny things she says. She's a wonderful helper with the little kids, and loves caring for them. She adores all things girly, and enjoys playing dress up. She can sit in front of a mirror and brush her hair for long periods of time. She likes to have her fingernails painted. Her new favorite thing is french braids.

My life would be so different if I had had girls before boys. Katie loves to help me sweep and clean the kitchen. She wants to help me cook all of the time.

She likes to play with Polly Pockets. She will play baby dolls occasionally, and likes to build with blocks. She colors a lot, and loves to write me love notes.

We celebrated Katie's birthday with Papa Joe, and Grandma Shirley and Papa Ken. Weather prevented other family members from coming.

Katie requested a rainbow cake.

She's growing up way too fast. She can just stop at six. Forever.


"Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her." Proverbs 4:8

Thankful Thursday

My dad pointed out to me this morning that it has been quite a while since I've blogged, so here is my attempt to liven things up here.

* I'm thankful my dad retired so he has more time to come do projects at my house. We (he) are (is) currently working on the entryway, and will make our (his) way into the kitchen for some sprucing up there. I'll post some before and after photos soon.

* I'm thankful that it's the end of February. Spring is getting closer!

* I'm thankful that basketball is over, although I really miss it, too. We have enjoyed spending more evenings home with the little ones this week.

* I'm thankful for Shannon. I love him.

* I'm thankful I finally finished the project I started back in early January for the little kids. My sewing machine is finally out of the dining room. I'll post pictures soon.

"The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, But the folly of fools is deceit." Proverbs 14:8

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

~~I'm thankful that I have so many things to be thankful for.

~~I'm thankful that the body of Christ is so large and overlaps so much that I can receive prayer requests from several seemingly unrelated sources for the same request. Our God is so good.

~~I'm thankful that my children have been given opportunities to serve.

~~I'm thankful that today is the last day of middle school basketball. I will certainly miss going to games, but will also enjoy the added time at home.

~~I'm thankful for Shannon.

~~I'm thankful that my dad is willing to come over and finish the trim in the dining room and living room.

"The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who keeps his way preserves his soul." Proverbs 16:17