Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Family pics part 2

This time with Serene!!!

I hate it when...

I hate it when my hubby goes on business trips... I miss him sooo much! I hate dropping him off at the airport and having to say good-bye. I can't wait for Wednesday when he will be home!! YAY!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chicken Pox

Well on Valentines night Jimmy took Anna to the potty and noticed a few spots.... turns out it was the Chicken Pox. Not a bad case though thank goodness and most of them are already healing over so we should be out of quarantine soon!! =)

Most likely Serene won't get it due to the fact that I already had CP as kid and she is getting my anti-bodies because she is still exclusively breastfed. Very cool!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentines Day!

Yesterday was a very fun Valentines Day! I made a special dinner for Jimmy and Anna and my mom and dad! Jimmy went to Sweet and Sassy and got Anna a little bracelet with hearts on it and a really neat butterfly shaped rice crispy treat covered in colorful chocolate! It was such a sweet gift and she felt VERY special being her daddy's little valentine!!

BUT, the best part of the whole night was a loud knock at the door and IT WAS MY BROTHER all the way from Orlando!!! AWESOME surprise... I almost dropped the baby I was so excited!!! =) What a special night. I love being with my sweet family so much!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Selfisheness... or not

I once read a quote that said something to the effect of "being a mother is the best cure for selfishness". Well I couldn't agree more and now that I have two children I see even more the reality of that comment. However, I can't think of a better way to learn unselfishness than looking at the eyes of a precious child. Seeing this little person that can't function without your help. Knowing that you are their lifeline. My friend Mary and I were talking recently about how anyone could ever look at their child and not just be totally wiling to do anything for them.

When I look down at my precious newborn daughter and see her eyes light up when she hears my voice, my heart skips a beat... literally. She knows I am her mommy, she knows I will protect her, she knows I will comfort her if she cries, she knows I get up in the middle of the night in a tired stupor to feed her when she is hungry and most of all she knows I love her with every single bit of my heart and soul. I can't help but think if I, being VERY imperfect, would love my child that much... how much more does our perfect God love me as his child. WOW, that is overwhelming and quite comforting!

So being a mom does teach you unselfishness but the only way we know how to be selfless is by the example we see in Gods great and abundant, sacrificial love for us.

Matthew 7:11
"If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!"

Monday, February 11, 2008

Dallas park day

Saturday we took the girls to the park at the Village in Dallas. This park is very special to Jimmy and I as we spent a lot of time there while we were dating!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Four generations

Anna and Serene

Monday, February 4, 2008

Cheaters never least not this time

Superbowl XLII..... one of the best EVER!!

Thank you Eli, thank you Plaxico, thank you Giants defense (for finally putting Tom on his back) and thank you Jeremy for sitting in a sky box and drinking beer (you were not needed) !!

Oh and Linds, as soon I looked at my phone and saw a new voicemail I KNEW it was from you before I even checked it!! I think you and I are sports soul mates!! =) BTW, I hope I hear from you in June!! Go Mavs!!