Monday, July 26, 2010

God's Masterpiece

My family and I saw God's masterpiece today, it was amazingly beautiful. The Grand Canyon is such an inspiring place. While I stood there I felt such peace and felt inspired by its beauty. The sheer size of the thing is truly amazing to witness, this was my second time there but the first time I was there it was really cloudy so I couldn't see very far, today however God surprised us with the most glorious weather. Words just don't do any justice but the pictures do, enjoy! We sure did.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

summer fun

Summer is going by so fast, and we have really been enjoying it. I think I have finally settled into the routine of it, go figure at the end of it! We have been really busy but it's all been really fun. Here are just a couple of pics of the boys being boys. Happy Summer!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Not ready to let Daddy go...

So my darling husband has started traveling to the east coast for work, he goes every other month for a week. At first I was really nervous to be alone with the kids for so long, and at night, you see I'm a big chicken who totally loves being married so that I am not alone at night (well I love being married for lots and lots of reasons, but the night time company is on top of my list). The first night I don't think I slept at all, I heard every single cricket chirp and every single car that passed by made my heart skip a beat or two. The next morning I woke up and read my daily devotional and it hit me over the head like a ton of bricks, how can I have fear and faith in the Lord all at the same time, it's not possible if my faith is even half the size of a mustard seed. All that day I prayed and prayed that I would enjoy this time alone with the kids instead of being so afraid. That night I slept like a baby, with all my babies in my bed. It was awesome! The rest of the week flew by and we filled it with lots of awesome memories. My kids ate their very first frozen meal (we called them t.v dinners when I was kid but now I guess they are frozen entrees) they all now know what a salbury steak is, how funny is that?!? We also just ate cereal one night for dinner so we could hang out at the pool a little later than usual. We had a great week and we were all very excited to see daddy come Saturday. I'm a mush but I had tears in my eyes as we drove to the airport to pick him up. After not being so thrilled about this new venture my hubby is starting, I'm actually really exicted about it. It gives me the chance to spend some really good quality alone time with the kids and also gives me a chance to miss my husband and get exited to see him again. It also more importantly made me realize that I need to give all things to God, even those things I see as small and unimportant, I need to see that He loves me so much and cares for me so much that no problem or fear of mine is too small for Him. What a good lesson for me. Happy Tuesday everyone. (The pics are of Isaac not wanting Daddy to go, and trying to sneak away with him, too cute!)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Not Me Monday

I didn't let our youngest totally get inside the mouth of a geat white shark this week, and if he did I wouldn't then proceed to take a picture of it and post it on my blog, so don't even think that. I totally did not forget that it has been Monday all day until now, so nope not me I would never forget to publish a Not Me Monday. I so didn't leave the house without making my bed today so that I could fit in extra play time on a super fun play date with old friends today, nope I think that would've been so lazy of me I mean come on how long does it take to make a king size bed with all the extra fluffy girly pillows anyway. I didn't let my kiddos drink sodas on our picnic play date today and totally embarass myself in front of the other type-a mom because I didn't think to buy juice boxes when I was at the grocery store lastnight, I do not even allow my kids to drink sodas nope not ever ever, not even once, I don't buy them and I sure don't ever keep them in my house. Well I haven't done a lot of things this week and it hasn't just been tons of fun, Happy Happy Monday all!
You can check out what others have not been up to this week by simply clicking on the Not Me Monday box on the right:)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

a little late but...

Our Fourth was wonderful this year, although it passed by way too fast. Prescott is such a wonderful place to be during this time of year, we all just love it. Our 4th of July lasts for about a week and it's jam packed full of things to do, so much in fact it's kinda hard to decide what to do and what to leave out. Prescott is home to the world's oldest rodeo, we got to do that this year and all of the boys had a wonderful time. There is also a huge craft fair at our local square with tons of vendors, there are boot races for kiddos and adults, street dances, and ok I'm going on and on and at this point my blog is sounding more like a travel brochure but there is more. There is also a huge (three hour long) parade and then an all day event at our local park with huge water slides, climbing stuff, carnival rides, food stands, live music and of course a huge firework display that evening. I love living in a small town, a small town with huge character. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th.

P.S Happy Birthday to my firecracker Grama!