Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Our First Born Turns 11yrs.Old!

I can't believe Carson is 11yrs.old. His Birthday was June 5th. When Jeff and I first got married we knew that we wanted children right away and a few months into our marriage, I was pregnant! My pregnancy went well. Of course, the labor was not pleasent don't know of any woman that enjoys that part of it, but let me say that the outcome has been a joy!!! When Carson was born, he weighed 9lb.3oz. and was 21 1/2" long. He was an adorable baby. He had lots of dark hair which came past his little ears. He was a special gift from God. Carson is pretty much like all boys who loves to do boy things. Carson is our social butterfly (hope that does not sound to girly). He loves his friends, he enjoys being around people. He is a happy kid. He has filled our house with so much fun! He loves to laugh and joke around. Even though he is still young, I can see where he could be a great leader as well as a good follower. Just so he leads or follows in the right way! Those of you that know him know what I'm saying that he is a little dramatic, but that's ok because God has made him the special boy he wants him to be! I know that I am pointing out the good things and may I say it has not been a bed of roses. Parenting is a huge responsibilty. We are so thankful for the opportunity God has placed upon Jeff and I!!!!! God has given us a sweet treasure!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Here are a couple of pictures I took at Carson's Science Fair at school. For his project he built a small trebuchet. It was something that the French used in the old days to launch things. He did a great job! Science projects can be fun but can take a lot of time. It was a project that he and his dad could work on together which made it nice:) Carson had to go before high school science teachers for the judging part of it. He received the highest score that he could get on his judging paper. We are very proud of him!!!! Carson is now out for the summer! Thankfully he made it through fourth grade. My first born is growing up so fast. It's hard to believe that he will be eleven in a few weeks:(

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!!

May I say Happy Mother's day to all the ladies! I'm sure there are a lot of mixed emotions for some on Mother's Day some happy some sad. Some mother's have passed on, and it is very difficult for those who have gone through that loss. Hopefully there will be something that will bring life and joy to each of you on this Mother's Day! May I say Happy Mother's day to my own mom!!!! She is very special to me. She's not only my mom but one of my best friends. I have had the opportunity to live close to her which is great! She has given me a wonderful inheritance. Something that is solid, rich and never to be taken for granted. God has blessed me to have you, Mom!!! We Love you!!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Lost But Found.....

A few weeks back it seemed I was missing my watch. Jeff had given it to me for Christmas one year and I love it. It goes with everything dressy or casual. I could not find it. This went on for a couple of weeks. I know I did not have it Easter Sunday,but anyway it has been found!!!!! I was getting into my fridge and realized something in the box of Jimmy Dean sausage biscuits. Sure enough there it was my watch!! I guess sweet Bensen put it there:) You know there is a little one in the house when things like that happen.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Puppy Training

A few years ago Carson decided he wanted pet birds. We decided to buy them for him as a Christmas gift. He was thrilled but as time went on the new wore off and we realized that they were to much for us they were loud, messy and quite frankly Carson was not liking the responsability that came with it. He did not want to give them up for the longest time. Finally the time had come. He was ready! Jeff took them by his self to the pet store that had agreed to take them. Everything was good! To make the story shorter, when he gets home let me just say he was not alone. He had a sweet little pugapoo puppy,and we had to decide over night if we were to keep him or not ,yes you guessed it he has a home. We have had him for a few months now. We have had the hardest time house training him. He seems to be a smart dog. We have punished this poor puppy so many times. He has made us so angry!!!! I'm some what of a clean freak. that does not help. As I think about it. I know God gets angry at us when we have displeased him. The scripture says His anger last a moment but His favor last a life time. He is angry but does not stay that way instead he pours out his unconditional love on us. He shows us grace,mercy and forgivness. As a human it is hard for me to let things go. I somtimes dwell on things it may be because my child has done something that I have been displeased over. I will continue to talk with him about what he has done to where it continues to make me even more upset in those moments I could be thinking of the positives and the progress that we have already made with him.Of course we do have to train and punish at times. I just don't need to drag it out the way I do. Or I think about Christians who have a hard time of letting God work on the new believers. Sometimes they dwell on things that they feel they should be improving on or where they should be in there faith, Not seeing the change that God has already done in there life. I guess what I'm saying is I have a long way to go God is not finished with me yet. I'm thankful for the teaching moments,and yes as funny as it may be I need to ease up on the anger and have more forgivness even to our little Ollie and understand that yes he is a puppy,yes he is going to potty on the floor,and even chew on things,but he will learn. Hopfully through all this he will be the best dog ever.I don't claim to be a writer, but hopfully you can get something out of this post!!! Enjoy

Sunday, April 27, 2008

To Miami And Back Part One.......

Well, even though I have not blogged for a few weeks we are still among the living. May I say we have had quite an interesting few weeks. There has been a lot that has happened. I will start with the "not so great" first. It started with Jeff, who threw his back out picking up our 15 lb. pugapoo puppy. He was really in severe pain from it to the point of tears. I'm thankful it was not any worse. Then, the t-bar to our spetic leading to our house got clogged and our pipes were backing up. This all happened right before we left for Miami FL. Our sweet baby Bensen burned his finger pretty bad when he grabbed my hair straightener. It was a nasty burn and, of course, I felt so bad that it happened. Thankfully it was not any worse. What else? Oh yeah, back to the Miami trip. We had a scare on the plane once again I'm so Thankful the Lord was watching over His children. God has been so good to us! I'm thankful that I know who to turn to in moment of need. I'm glad I can call on Jesus anywhere anytime, even at 30,000 feet. He is so faithful. Nicole Mullins has a song It goes something like "When I call on Jesus" all things are possible that is so true!!! So to the good stuff. Like I said we went to Miami recently with Jeff. He has recently started reping a guitar Luither and so he was there for a guitar show. Jeff's day job is in sales so he travels at times for that. While he travels for his job he also has time to spare and so he has put his time to good use. He shows the builders guitar which is a very gorgeous instrument. It has been a really cool thing. It is more for fun I will talk about that later. The kids and I were able to spend time on the beach together. We did not do much but it was a very much needed get away. It was Bensen's first time to the beach and he loved it! The water was beautiful! To look out over the water and see God's mighty handy work. It truly is amazing!!!! He's amazing!!!!!!! Enjoy the pics:)