Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Touch of Sun - I Heart Faces Challenge

This week is the Touch of Sun theme over at I Heart Faces. I know I just posted this photo, but I iimmediately thought of it when I saw the theme. I haven't been doing much entering because life just kind of takes over, but since I had just shot this photo, I figured I would try and put it in. Of course, I have tried to publish this entry more times than I can count, so I'm not even sure if it will post at this point. Crossing my fingers and pushing "Publish!" Hope this works!
Head on over to the I Heart Faces webite for more sunny photos - www.iheartfaces.com


Friday, September 9, 2011

Aiden is ONE!

Today, we have a ONE YEAR OLD! A whole year has gone by since this little guy has come into our lives. I can't even imagine what our lives were like before this energetic, smiley, loving, cheesy-grinned, little boy showed up! One thing is for sure, our family is better by having him and we will have fun watching our 3 boys grow up together!







Aiden, your Daddy and Mommy love you very much! You may be the third boy in our family, but each of you come first in our hearts. You are going to be showered with both love and wrestling moves and tackled with hugs and kisses. You're going to be a tough little boy, it's almost a requirement with the 2 bigger brothers that you have! You have already shown that you are ready and willing to bound right in there and take them on! You love them though, and it shows in the way that you light up when you see one of them.

Today, we no longer have an infant. Instead, here stands a toddler. Ready to take on the world!

Friday, September 2, 2011


Tonight, I read an article that was shared on Facebook. It really hit home because I often feel invisible. Just someone here to do things. Cook, clean, tie shoes, make lunch, turn the TV on, lay out the clothes for the day, etc, etc, etc. It was a negative thing to me...until today.

I suggest you read the article right now. It's amazing how something like that shows up when you need it to, isn't it? Today, I have gone from being bitter about everything I have to do on my own, to being proud. It is all for the greater good. My kids will grow up knowing that Mommy can do anything she sets her mind to and hopefully will model that and be able to do anything they set their mind to! Plus, even if they don't seem to see it, God does. I'm thinking that He has a special place in Heaven for us Moms. I'm thinking spa-like, with beautiful aromas, calming music, and a place to sit and just be. :-) Of course, by the time I make it there, I'm hoping I have lived a long life and won't really need the spa-like atmosphere. I'll probably want the chaos of children around me again.

I'm building cathedrals...3 very rambunctious cathedrals, but cathedrals nonetheless. It's an important job and I will try to remember that as often as I can.