Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

Hello bloggy world. Today is Thursday and I am thankful for my best friend, my wonderful husband Ryan.
This is a pic of us together in Phoenix back in January 09.

Yesterday we celebrated his 32nd birthday with food and friends. On the menu at Ryan's request was:
Fried Chicken....

Flavored Mashed Potatoes....

Apple Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream....

I can't say enough about what a wonderful person he is and how blessed I am to be married to him. He is kind and caring. He loves his kiddos and cherishes everything they do and say.
He is one of the most patient people I have ever met. (I mean really he puts up with me right:) He does everything with an excellence to it. He is a man of faith and conviction. I feel safe being under his spiritual leadership.

We will have been married 11 year this year. We have been through some great times, and some very difficult ones. No matter where we have found ourselves he has always been a pillar of strength. He is the love of my life and my very best friend.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Community Service

Felicity and Caitlyn are both doing 4H this year. They are a part of the Rustlers club here in Mancos
Today they got to participate in a community service project picking up litter in our town parks. It has been great for them to get to make new friends and learn how to serve others. Here they are getting the job done!

Each of them will be entering a project in our county fair later this summer. They are both very excited to show their progress. Here is Felicity working on a scarf.

I did 4H as a kid, and have many good memories. It is a great experience for kids to learn and have fun at the same time. Since we are also homeschooling this year, it has been a great extra activity to add to our learning program. I will post more on their progress as we get more accomplished.

Friday, May 15, 2009

My Mom

My Mommy!

So I meant to do this post on Mother's Day. I know I am a little late, but it was too important to forget about.
On this Mother's Day my own mommy got to come here from Texas and visit. It was wonderful as I do not get to see her that often.

It has been on my mind lately how much I appreciate and love this amazing woman who sacrificed so much to pour into me all of these years. She has inspired me in so many ways that I can't even list them all.
Her example of Gods' love and grace have so encouraged me for as long as I can remember. She is my hero. Thank you Mom! I love you so very much.

Mom and I at the park in Durango for our Mother's Day picnic!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

It seems like life is always unpredictable. Just when you think you are going one direction the path starts to wind, or you get a complete U turn altogether.

In my 10 1/2 years of being both wife and mother I have experienced several of these unexpected events. Some are brought on by choices, others by unfortunate events. However these come about one thing always remains true. That is the faithfulness of God to walk through it with you.

Today I am thankful for the faithfulness of a loving God...

For the warmth of the Sunshine...

For all the beautiful colors of spring...

For the laughter of my children...

For the wonderful friends that God has brought into my life.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mommy Time

So today is a rare day in mommyworld. I almost don't know what to do with myself. Ryan is working today, and my girls spent the night with family. It is just the lil dude and I hanging out.
Being a homeschool mom means you get to hang out with your kids pretty much 24/7. Which is awesome and I love the relationships that I am getting to build with them. But everyone needs a little quiet time to just chill every now and then.
I have enjoyed this slow Saturday morning. It's not Thankful Thursday, but this would make the list for sure. I hope all of you wonderful blog buddies are having a great weekend as well. Sommer:)