Saturday, December 24, 2011
Ellery woke up this morning and declared, "I'm so glad I have two brothers. And that one of them is extra special. Brothers are the best. I could have had sisters but I get to have brothers!" She then proceeded to jump all over the couch and slide down the makeshift slide she had created as both of her little brothers watched in awe and then eagerly followed in her footsteps. It was one of those moments where I really took in all that she had so joyfully uttered and thought to myself that I'm so very blessed. I also thought to myself that this is the thankfulness and joy the Lord desires from my own heart. Thankful for every blessing, every struggle, every pain, every joy because they all ultimately bring me closer to Him.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
We visited the 9/11 memorials. What a humbling sight. The pregnant women who died that day had their name on the memorial along with "and her unborn child". That really stuck with me. Every life lost that day was so precious, including those unborn children.
Another view of the memorial
Our night out on Broadway
Random picture but the only one I have of the two of us.
Random bathroom picture
Brooklyn Bridge...we walked the bridge. Glad I did it, but didn't love it. They were spray painting, so the fumes plus the height didn't go so well for me.
Riding the subway with Melissa
Macy's store front
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Within the womb I formed you
I fashioned and made each part
I thought of your fingers, your hands and your feet
Your mouth, your lungs, your heart
Though you might think that you’re different
I made you the way that you are
So you could discover the God who made you
And find out all I am
And though you might think you have limitations
There are no limits with me
When you turn your eyes to my salvation
Finally you will see
In Me, you have all that you need
In Me, you have all that you need
In Me, you have all that you’ll ever need.
And I’ve heard each prayer that you’ve called out
“Why did you make me this way?”
You may not completely understand now
But there will be a day
When I make everything known to you
And what you don’t now understand
You will see that I”m wise and I’m mighty and good
Just like all my plans
And if you trust in the work of my Son
One day you will see
That I’ve made you the way you are
To draw your heart to me
To draw your heart to me.
- Bob Kauflin
You can listen to it here.
Friday, November 11, 2011
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Dorothy and Toto. Ellery sang at our church's fall festival and then we came home to trick or treat a little and hang out in our neighborhood. We learned that we don't need to be out after 8pm on Halloween night. Some junior high kid with a "scream" mask, came up and yelled in Ellery's face. I am pretty sure she is scarred.
Price refused to change his clothes and then whined when we wouldn't let him go trick or treating. He's also been in time-out two mornings in a row. Yes, I think the "terrific-two's" are hitting us a bit late.
Today, we played hookie from school and I took Ellery and Street to Dewberry Farms. We enjoyed time with friends we haven't seen in awhile and the beautiful weather. Street is in awe of the milking cow in the picture above. He kept saying, "Dog, dog!" He finally got the "moo" down when we were leaving.
Besties forever these two. I pray they always remain close. There is something so special about being friends since birth.