"We are all handmade people created by a God who is not safe or small." Rend Collective Experiment

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Matthew 19:14~



I love, love, love spending each and every day with my Littles. They teach me so much about love and faith.

Tonight as I was getting them ready for bed they started asking me questions about Jesus.

Em: "Can Jesus see us and hear us right now? Does He always see us? Did He see me when I snuck and took Philip's lollipop without permission?"

Noey: "Yes, He always sees us and loves us even when we are naughty. He always gives (forgives) us too."

Precious moments and precious truths from sweet tender hearted children. I think too many times we as adults can become a little hard hearted and cynical and we forget how much Jesus loves us and how comforting it is that He sees our every move. He is always there to protect us sometimes even from ourselves. Through His Son Jesus He is always ready to give us (forgive us)..

How radically our lives are transformed when we walk in that truth.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14~

Friday, July 15, 2011

Nerds Gotta Have Fun~

Today I was so blessed to have a "Girl's Day Out" with our 4 girls. They are so fun and so funny. We laughed so hard and just enjoyed each other so.

We jokingly always refer to ourselves as nerds. It's just an inside family joke -well, that's kind of true. HA! We love books, and Jane Austen, and maps, and tape measures. Seriously, our daughter Lily was so thrilled to find an orange rhinestone tape measure at the World Market. It is so her in each and every way.





We headed to Plato's Closet. Do Y'all have one of these? Such a great second hand store for younger people.






The shoes were incredible. So many and organized by color. Oh happiness!






We had so much fun laughing at the goofy shirts.






We thought this was hilarious.






This was our favorite. HA! Too funny.
We did have some really cute finds. Don't worry cousin Hopie we didn't succumb to too much tackiness. Haily even found a really CUTE JCrew dress.



Look she's got the whole world in her hands. We loved this map so much at the World Market that we bought it.











Em is the World's Best 4 year old shopper. Six hours and she never tires. Just happy to bop along and try on the bling.

We ended the day with Letters to Juliet.

So thankful to God for a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011




Noah Moment..

He and Em are always picking flowers and putting them in jelly jars of water for me. They are so sweet!


Yesterday I was sitting with these two as they had their lunch. Everyone else had either eaten or were off doing something.

I notice Noah taking a drink of water and a pile of flowers next to his cup (They also drink out of jelly jars. We are classy like that.)

I said, "Noah! Is that the water the flowers were in?" He says, "Yep." I say, "You can't do that, it's dirty.." blah, blah, blah-you know typical overprotective Mama Drama

He looks at me nonplussed and continues eating...

Then-

Noah: Oh GREAT, now all of the bees will be after me trying to make honey out of me. "

I laughed and laughed. He is SO funny. I love this age and seeing how there minds work out things. Such a blessing!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Well, I guess I left with the inmates running the asylum. ;o)

We were off on a wonderful vacation for a few days. It was so much fun.




Take a guess at whose the leader of these guys. HA! Noah is such a trip. He used to be so afraid to swim and this year he is doing flips into the pool.

I was thinking a lot about Samuel and what he likes and dislikes. I can't wait until he comes home and to have him be a part of our family.













We had a really blessed 4th of July too!






Friends~






Food~












Fireworks~









I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!