Monday, May 31, 2010


sometimes the tunnel can be so long and so dark
that you think you might be making up that speck of light that you see,
but then you realize it really is the light at the end of the tunnel
and you just praise God
for being faithful
and in control of the light
and the dark
and all the tunnels.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Today, Matthew, Ella and I went to have lunch with Jonathon. We went through the Chick fi la drive through and took him a #1 with cheese (Matt Papa reference). He was very surprised to see us. I was not feeling good yesterday (understatement of the year!!!), so he thought I wouldn't be able to make it. His face lit up! We went and sat down and started eating lunch. He introduced me to some of his friends, some I already knew and we just enjoyed being together. Ella ate her nuggets and asked me to read her the book she got with her kid's meal. I told her she would need to wait, because it was VERY loud in the cafeteria and I was holding Matthew (forgot the stroller!). A few seconds later, I looked over and Jonathon was reading to Ella. My sweet 12 year old was taking time out of his lunch and time away from laughing with his friends to read to his little sister. Sometimes that boy just blows me away!! As we were getting ready to leave, he even let me hug him! I love my Big Jon and I am certain he is going to make a wonderful husband and father some day- but NOT for a VERY long time!!!! :)

*he is also coaching Grace's baseball team! Such a great kid!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

say cheese!

sometimes Mommy gets to be in the picture,
but she is still the one clicking the button!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

squeaky clean!

Friday, May 14, 2010

teeth brushing time

ignore the dirty mirror and just look at the cuties brushing their little teethies!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

almost wordless Wednesday



Sunday, May 9, 2010

being a mom

For as far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a mom. I played mom with my dolls. I even stuffed pillows under my shirt to pretend I was pregnant! Silly, I know! I can remember going to parties or picnics and spending my time watching out for and playing with the little kids.
When Les and I got married, I wanted children right away. Unfortunately, that wasn't God's plan for us. He knew we would be moving around a lot those first few years and so He waited to give us Jonathon. I can still remember my hands shaking when I picked up that pregnancy test and saw those two lines. I was so excited! I can honestly say I felt the exact way every time! With each kiddo came more challenge, but so much more joy! I loved being pregnant and I loved having a newborn and I love being a mom. I am not say that it is easy, but it is something that I have wanted forever and am amazed that I have been blessed with four wonderful children.
Jonathon is so sweet. He is big but gentle and is a wonderful big brother.
Grace is a girly-girl. She loves dressing up! She is so loving- hugs and kisses all the time.
Ella is just a mess (in a good way!) She is trouble on feet. Very headstrong, but so funny! She makes me laugh everyday and all she wants is to spend time with you.
Matthew is adorable. Curls and cheeks and chubby thighs- I could just squeeze him! He is so easy going and just wants to be included.
I couldn't ask for better children- maybe a little neater, but no better! I love you four and am so thankful that I can celebrate Mother's Day because of you!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

water boy


playing in the water!

Friday, May 7, 2010

16 years

16 years ago I married my wonderful husband- I love you Les!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

being herself

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


A kiss for luck!
Ready at 3rd
she swings!
Its a double!
great game!

Good job Grace! #10