Thursday, July 29, 2010

Emmy's 5th Birthday

Can't believe Emmy is 5 years old now...July 7th was the beautiful day our sweet girl turned 5. Charlie and I were just looking at pictures of Emmy at 2 1/2 years old and were just in awe. How does it go that fast? Really how does time go so slow at times and yet at other times it goes so unbelievably fast?

I remember being pregnant and friends, family, strangers would all tell me to take each day in, and really appreciate every moment with Emmy. I can honestly say I did. I really feel I appreciated and loved every moment with Emmy. I didn't have a hard pregnancy, and I adjusted pretty well to becoming a Mom. Some have a really hard time with their first...I however had a great time and wasn't stressed. I really enjoyed her. I still do!

Everyone knows I want to adopt again but I hope to again enjoy the miracle of birth too! It's a beautiful gift. I feel very blessed having been apart of both giving birth and adopting. Not everyone gets to experience both.

Emmy is a beautiful gift. She is a wonderful big sister, has so much love to give, is sweet, strong, caring, smart, silly, and loves to share JESUS with anyone!
Love you baby girl!

Monday, July 26, 2010

It's time for changes...

I know it's not January 1st where most people start their New Year's Resolution, but for me today I am going to start changing some things. First I decided to change my blogs template. It needed a change. It needed to freshen up a bit... :)

This is how I am feeling in a lot of areas right now. Having two kids is much harder than I thought it would be. Those of you with three, four or more are probably laughing about now. Don't get me wrong, I am one of those people that wants to have a house full of kids but for some reason adding Jeremiah has been hard. Perhaps all the transitions have made it much harder. Let's see we moved to Oregon (first big move EVER for both of us), we added to our family through adoption, bought a house and moved yet again all in 8 months. Hmmm...Just writing that out makes me realize even more how crazy our life has been!! :D

So it's time to stop whining,

time to pick up my boots and get movin'. Enough lazy mornings, no more excuses, I have to get organized and start making each day count. Alright maybe I will allow one or two lazy mornings. ;)

I want to be used by the Lord...I want to see my days have purpose and although I know there is purpose in laundry, cleaning, meals, and wiping poopy bottoms
I want to know I accomplished more than that. I want to know I helped a stranger, encouraged a friend, and had time with my Savior each day.

So today I am eager to be used by God...I know I can't do it all

and I WILL fail in my attempt at becoming the World's Best Mom, Friend, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Servant, and well...Human! :)
However I know that if I choose to give Jesus my days I will be used by Him.

John 15:5;13-17
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other."

I do so love taking care of my family...that is my biggest job and I love it! :D
Fourth of July pictures below...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Jeremiah can say...

Tries to say Emmy, but comes out "Mammy, mamma, emma." Always different. ;D
Nana (Banana is his fav food!)
Ball (sort of bah)
Bye Bye (Bah Bah)
Nigh Nigh (Night Night...his blankie is Nigh Nigh also)
Mo (More)
Baby (Bebe)

Jeremiah is such a funny little boy. He sighs when we sigh, He kisses on demand (Yum!), He has caught onto the game "I'm gonna getcha...I'm gonna getcha." and he crawls as fast as he can giggling. It's the best. :)

He screams ALL the time...Happy, sad, doesn't matter. He just likes screaming. He throws toys all the time too. That is real fun in the supermarket. He poops all the time too! Ewww...stinky.

Jeremiah is pulling himself up on everything now. He is getting really strong. He is doing new tricks all the time...climbing up stairs, opening cabinets and emptying them too, and basically getting into everything.

He is a typical 14 month old and I love it. The screaming I could do without though!! :D I love him so much and I see my love growing more and more everyday. We are so blessed to see all these "firsts".