Sunday, April 25
Thursday, April 15
Wednesday, April 14
Saturday, April 10
Tim and I received a lovely card from a family at our church, for Easter, with money in it. It was super generous of them! Tim and I used about half of it for a date night - at a wonderful SIT DOWN restaurant and had a really nice time together, talking, eating SLOWLY. . without having to feed someone else first! We took a stroll after dinner and stopped at a bookstore where I bought a baking magazine (one of my favorites!) and then we went into one of my favorite coffee shops - Caribou Coffee! We sipped on a hot cinnamon latte walking around the outdoor shopping mall, and just enjoyed each other's company. Later, in the evening, we stumbled by a store and decided to take a quick look to see if they had any nice Easter dresses. I hadn't bought one yet, and I wasn't planning on it this year, but we thought we would look anyhow. Not only did they have a huge selection, but I bought my dress and dress jacket together for only $47! What a steal!!! Nothing excites me more than a good sale!!!
We also wanted to have a family night with the boys. So, the following day we had a couple of errands to run - and the kids acted SO well. We picked up some food at Wendy's and then headed to a local park. The kids played for about an hour and really had a blast! It was perfect weather too!! After the park, we had one more errand that we had to run (a favorite of the kids . . . Sams Club) and then we topped off our evening with Cold Stone ice cream!!!
Monday, March 29
Labels: Glorious Ruins
Friday, March 26
So, we get the kids' Easter pictures taken, and at the photo shop the photographer was talking about how much Peter and James looked alike. I chimed in with this comment . . .
"Yes, they do - except they have completely different personalities, different hair styles and different fathers"
. . . no one laughed. Obviously, that was only funny to me!
I had to quickly announce that I was joking.
It really made me think, however, about how truly blessed I am. Blessed that the man that I fell in love with 12 years ago is the caring and involved father to my children and a faithful, loyal and loving husband to me. To see our decision, to live pure before marriage, as a good decision, and to be able to experience all of the many wonderful and amazing blessings that have come from that decision.
Labels: Our Lives Together
Tuesday, March 23
Friday, March 19
For the last couple of weeks, Tim and I have been gradually teaching James how to drink out of a 'big boy' cup - no lid, no straw. We are also going to be potty-training him soon . . . and at that thought, in the words of James . . "I don't WANT to go potty in the big boy potty!" . . . so, this should be interesting. The cutest thing that he now does is order. We have taken him to a couple of restaurants where he will order his entire meal - super cuteness!!! Here's a one example . . . .
Waitress: And what would you like for lunch?
James: Grilled cheese sanmich.
Waitress: Would you like fries with that?
James: No. . . . FRENCH fries.
(Mom: What do you say?)
Waitress: Sure! What would you like to drink with that?
James: Um . . . . . barooni and cheese (macaroni and cheese).
Mom: No, James - what do you want to DRINK.
James: OH . . . . .(thinking, thinking) . . . barooni and cheese.
Mom: (to the waitress) . . . Chocolate milk, please.
We thought it was pretty funny - but, he now does this every time he orders. We're hoping it's just a cute stage and that he doesn't actually want to drink mac and cheese!