Sunday, January 29, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday Michaela

January 7, 2012

Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday you looked like this…

And now you look like this...

Where does every 7 year old want to go to eat on their birthday...a Japanese restaurant! It was here that we finalized the plans for the party.  The plan was to pick a sweet friend from school to have a special girl’s only day with.  So on her birthday we picked her friend up and then headed to lunch at Olive Garden (Michaela is a pasta lover just like her daddy).  Then we headed to the mall.  We went to Build a Bear and they each built a pink Hello Kitty and then Bath &Body Works and finished our day with ice cream. What a special time we had.


I am so proud of you. I don’t know any other child on earth that has such a hard working spirit.  I love you so much!  I love that you love Jesus and want to learn more and more about Him.  You are doing so well in school this year.  Way to go!!  You are so nurturing and caring I just know that you will someday be the best little mommy.  I am praying for you everyday to learn to know and love our Jesus more.  I am so happy that you have made Him your Saviour. Thank you for letting me be your mommy….best job ever.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012


The first movie I ever saw in a movie theater was Beauty and the Beast.  I was 10 years old and we lived in Tennessee at the time.  My mother and my aunt took me to a little theater in this little country town.  I will never forget it!  So Belle has always been my favorite Disney Princess! 

When I saw they were releasing it on 3D I wanted to make the same memory for my girls.  Yesterday we loaded up and went and saw it.  I loved the 3D version.  Michaela wears glasses so I was not sure if she would like it but she did!  She said it was no problem.  Praise the Lord!!!  We had a great time.  I am so grateful the Lord has blessed me with two girls.  I pray they will always know it is so much greater to be prettier on the inside than on the outside.

We had a great time!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012


Let's talk fish.  Sophia was trying to break a habit (I won't specify what kind of habit, but a habit) and we told her when she broke that habit we would buy her a fish.  So the day arrived she had earned her fish.  We loaded up and went to Wal-Mart to buy her a little tank and a Beta fish.  When we arrived we picked out the most beautiful rocks for the bottom, we picked out a really neat little tank (with a lid!) and food...then we headed to the fish.  They were all dead!  So I look down at my baby girl and as I am about to say we will have to come back another day.  She looks at me with her big brown eyes and says "I really wanted to have my fish today."  She looked so sad.  So like any good mom I immediately called Petsmart to see if they had Beta's (that were alive) they did.  So we drove to Petsmart (which is not close to our home).  She picked out a beautiful little Beta that she named Jewel (even though it is a boy fish).  He'll never know right?  Meanwhile, I am watching her older sister Michaela take in this whole situation and before I know it the very next day we are back at Petsmart getting a Beta for her, which she bought with her own money.  So now we have two Betas!!

That was two weeks ago.  Today I will make another trip to Petsmart to buy our fifth Beta.  Our first two died right away.  Last Friday we purchased two more and Sophia’s was dead by Tuesday.  Side note: Petsmart does have a 14 day guarantee on their fish.  Michaela’s fish is doing really well.  They have all been different kinds of betas (crown tail, half moon, and regular) so I am going to get Sophia the same kind as Michaela’s and maybe that will work?!?!    Who knew a little fish could cause SO much trouble (ha). 

These two are the "originals."


I have had a blog before but like much in life it was difficult to keep up with.  So I am hopeful that this time will be different.  The title was actually my dad's idea.  Often it seems like as a family we just run from one thing to the next.  It will be my purpose on this blog to write down these daily adventures for my memory sake and for the sake of my girls.  Come run with us…not literally…believe me I DO NOT run…come join me!