Monday, July 06, 2015

It's Monday.

1. A & I colored this morning. It was lots of fun. We also went for a walk & played outside all before noon.
2. I want to try this recipe for lasagna roll ups. You can find it here.
3. We saw a total of 3 fireworks shows at the beach. A was so excited & went to bed later than usual.  He slept until 8 this morning. Hallelujah.
4. My kids love chocolate milk. It's so cute to hear Khloe ask for it.
5. I'm having trouble thinking of a clever number five so I'll just wish you a fun & stress free Monday!




Monday, June 29, 2015

Some Things

Well my zinnias are growing tall like my sunflowers did in Texas. 
Yesterday we walked (Khloe strolled) to my parents house. Then took the double stroller home. Was a great work out!
Austin picked up about 15 rocks along the way. 
My kids are eating me out of the house. Austin has a serious appetite & it's hard to get him full sometimes. 
We plan on swimming a lot this week. 
Khloe is talking really well. Last week me, Austin, Khloe & my mom were piled up on Austin's bed. His bed made a loud noise & the wooden boards fell to the floor. Khloe put her hands on her cheeks & said plain as day, "oh my goodness!"

So cute. 

I'm making muffins & really wish you could smell them. So yummy. 

Happy Monday!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Water World


I took my little girl to the water park today for the first time.  It was great.  She splashed and walked around the kiddie pool.  She went down the little turtle slide.  She sat with me at the wave pool.  It was a fun and easy morning.





Friday, June 12, 2015

Life


Anne Graham Lotz calls divorce a living death.  I agree.  It's just really terrible.

The man who loved me left.

The One who loves me is here and loves me forever even before I was born.

Thank you, Jesus.



Zephaniah 3:17New International Version (NIV)

17 The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dothan, Grand Prairie, or Austin


Almost four years ago we had a decision to make.  K was interviewing for a job in my hometown.  I had a good job in Dallas. We had a cute house down the street from the YMCA, a church we liked, Austin had a great daycare.  We were settled or at least I thought we were.

K got the job.  We moved to my hometown.  The adjustment was hard.  I didn't know God was moving us down here because He knew I would need my family more than ever.  Because my husband would choose the world over us.

I'm still going through boxes of stuff.
Stuff from Texas. Stuff from before he left us.
It's hard.
I don't like it.

I have good memories, and I know God has a plan in all this, but it all just makes me angry.

I feel like I got the better end.  Holding onto good memories and 2 beautiful kids.  But that's not what I wanted going into dating a man I thought I wanted to marry and eventually did.  I promised him for the rest of my life, and he didn't.  I prayed for a man to marry, God gave me one, then that man chose a very different road.

Life's not fair.

So I raise two little ones teaching them about Jesus, how to live a Christ honoring life.  Praying this anger & frustration will pass like the sadness that came before it.


Oh how I love them :)




Thursday, May 28, 2015

ESL

1. Tomorrow is the last day of school!
2. God provided this job for me & I am so thankful!
3. I work with kids from other countries.
4. I help them acclimate to our culture & help them learn English.
5. I taught 30 students at 6 schools.

This summer I'm sure we will wake up early because that's just what my kids do! I am glad that I have a few months to recharge, spend more time with my darlings & go to the beach.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is our first big holiday without him.
Texas & TCU are playing.
TCU is winning.
I have mixed feelings about that.

I want Austin to know I had a lot of great memories in Texas. I want to take him to the places I loved most in Dallas & Fort Worth. I want to show him the house he came home to & seminary where he & I spent so much time swimming in the indoor pool.  I want to show him the school where ladies loved on him when he was a tiny baby.

Sometimes I find myself baffled at how things have played out. The most frustrating part is that there is no explanation. He didn't want what he promised in marriage. He just left us & moved out with me pregnant trying to potty train Austin.  It's just really terrible.

Now Austin & I are trying to work through all of this. It's grief. It's sadness. Its anger. & frustration. Its trying to teach Austin what's right when a lot of things that we have experienced aren't right. It's trying to create a new exciting normal.

Khloe. Sweet Khloe. She loves my dad. "G-Da" She loves my mom. She loves her brother. She is doing well at school. She is ours & we are so thankful God gave us Khloe in the midst of all the ugly.

Today is Thanksgiving.
It was a good day.
We ate a lot. We rested. Desserts were yummy.  Attitudes were good.
Thankful for my two children, my family, & good memories.