Monday, November 16, 2009

I love THREE!

Everett is a strong willed, smart, adventourous, crazy, fun, sweet, affectionate three year old boy. I have to say that I absolutely LOVE THREE.. I remembered when I was a nanny and how I thought that three was the perfect age. Not too big and not too young. I am learning a lot about Everett and his three year old year. He is so much more independent and wants to get dressed, potty on his own, play, color, pour milk, put on his shoes, ride his bike all by himself. But still wants me to hold his hand, leave his light on and his door crafted(really cracked but he says crafted and we love it) and snuggle with his lovey and blanket. I love that he is still a little shy to people and new things and wants me to "hold you".

Everett is so good at so many things and I am proud of the young boy he is. He drives me crazy a lot of the time too but I am learning that with anything you need major GRACE to love others well and to parent. I am excited to see what more of this golden age has in store for us.

Emery walks!

Emery is an official walker.  Last week while staying at my parents, she just up and walked to her Pop. She is way in LOVE with him so I am not surprised with a little of his coaxing that she got up and went right to him. Now since then it has been non stop walking, a few falls and the oh so cute wiggly balancing act. I love watching Emery learn new things. She is the kind of child who smiles with her eyes, she loves people. I love the fact that she is so much not like me... and I can learn to be more like her.
I love the fact that no matter how rough or mean Everett can be to her she simply adores him.
I am so thankful that I have a sweet daughter that God has entrusted me to raise.

Emery offical is a walker! Nov 9th, 2009.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Right now, I am waiting. Waiting for many things.. waiting for my old restored home to be done completely and for my builder to do his part, waiting on Emery to take her first steps and to talk more, waiting on Everett to find a toy, to finish his dinner, to follow me in the store. I am waiting on my sweet husband to do things for me, waiting for a getaway trip with him, waiting for our union to grow closer and stronger each day.. .
We are always waiting on something. And what I have been learning lately is not so much about what we are waiting ON but how we respond when we are waiting. If I truly believe that God is in control of all things, that he has purposes in even the seemingly little things in my life then I have to believe that waiting is part of his plan. In fact I am ultimately waiting to be reunited with HIm one day face to face.
So what I am learning right now is that I have to TRUST God in the waiting rooms of life. I have to trust that He is good, that HE is right besides me and that in faith and in his strength I can wait well. That I can actually wait without complaining and grumbling. I hope that as I learn to wait that I teach my children what it really does mean to “practice patience, and self control” and to show them a picture of GOD who is worth waiting on.