Thursday, July 16, 2009

"You are such a mom!"

A couple weeks ago my two younger sisters (15 and 19) were graciously telling me how I look like a mom. I have "mom" hair, I was wearing "mom" shorts, I had the "mom" make-up going on (meaning none:)...all to say that my priorities have somewhat changed since baby Caden came along. I have to admit this conversation did give me somewhat of a complex though. (you have to keep in mind where they are in life, they are 15 and 19) and I am still a big believer in ya know making myself presentable to the public and to my husband and all that. Well yesterday my family went to Holiday World and Caden and I went as well. It turned out to be a great day but the morning was a little rough because it was raining and cold. Caden, Mollie, my mom and I found an ampitheatre to hang out in to wait out the rain. We were in luck because there was about to be a show! woohoo! I dont know how many of you have ever seen an amusement park show but if you have keep it in mind as you continue reading. Before the show began Caden was getting a little restless from being in his stroller and they started playing music about 20 minutes before the show started. I mean this was good "lets have a dance party" type of music. So what else am I going to do but start breakin it down for Caden. (and definately not discreetly.) He LOVES to dance, so I am dancin he's shakin it in his carseat, my mom joins in and Mollie (15) I know just wants to crawl in a hole and die. after about 10 minutes of this people start turning around and looking at us, but do we stop? no way. I start thinking "Gosh, I would never have done this if I was single or really any other time for that matter." And Mollie just looks and me, shakes her head and says "Gosh, you are such a mom." and all I could do was smiling and keep dancing and think how much I love being a mom, especially in that moment!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sail Away

My great uncles live in PCB and we are lucky enough that they always take us sailing. This is a shot of Caden and his cousin Campbell (who was born November 1). They really look like they are getting ready to go out for a sail...Caden's chest puffed up and all;)

Family Pictures

New Again

The past three weeks I have gotten to spend some of the most precious time with my boys. It has been so much fun, both with Chris and Caden. I'm sure it has been the combination of Chris being off work, Caden growing so much everyday and the beach but this has just been a vacation that I know will always have such a special place in my heart. I also always find that the beach provides such a sweet time of reflection for me. I have just been shown over and over again how unworthy I am of Christ's love and yet how he continues to pour it out on me. I saw this video a while ago and forgot about it then it came up last night and let me just tell you it's a heart-wrenching, beautiful video and it has taken on a whole new meaning since I am now a mommy. Please take 5 minutes to watch it (but not with your kids:).

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