Thursday, October 25, 2012


I'm not sure what else can be said other then "awwwww"!

2 years old!

Now she's 7 and hardly fits on my lap!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Her love language: chocolate milk

This sweet girl's love language might just be chocolate milk.

It was bedtime for Viola. Trina was happily coloring so I left her in the office and took on the task of convincing Vi that it was time to go to sleep.

Books, stuffed animals, frankies (blankies). We were ready to settle in for the night. I climbed up into the bed after Vi. I snuggled her in and read to her, both of us pointing to the animals and making animals noises, all while giggling. We finished our books and I prayed with her. As I was climbing off of her bed, she stopped me.

"A, lay. Me. Peeeesss!" (please)

"Ok, darling. You need to go to sleep though!"

Trina was still coloring. Vi was tired so I thought she would fall asleep within minutes. I moved some stuffed animals over and snuggled in next to her. She wiggled and wiggled as if to get as close to me as possible. Then, with an exasperated sigh, she climbed on top of me, resting her nose on my nose.

"Good night, A," she whispered.

I suppressed laughter and wondered how on earth this little girl was going to fall asleep with her face pressed against my face.

Less than 30 seconds later, in her little voice she said "chocolate milk, A."

Then, putting both hands on my face, she said, "peeeesss" with a serious look on her face.

"You've already had some! It's time to go to sleep," I whispered to the sleepy girl.

"Awwww peeeeessss," she said sitting up on me.

"No, Vi. In the morning."

"Awwww ok, A."

Like I said, her love language: chocolate milk. :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

This Chapter.

This chapter of my life will turn out to be a beautiful one. Just as the previous ones have been. Just as the future ones will be.

It's not beautiful yet. At least it doesn't seem beautiful yet. But it will be. Because that's just what God does. Without fail He reveals a little more of His plan at just the right moment and the scattered and scarred pieces of life fall into place. 

Right now I'm seeing glimmers of beauty and am able to find joy in those little pockets of hope.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 
Ecclesiastes 3:11

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Think Happy Thoughts - Part 8

36. This guy. He's pretty great. 

37. You Decide by Fireflight

38. Trina and Vi. I have an endless amounts of smiles when I'm with these girls.

39. Organization. I've been doing a lot of organizing and purging of random stuff lately. Both in my room and of all the photos Cedar Grove uses for the music slides on Sunday mornings. I enjoy getting rid of unused and unwanted things.

40. Ice cream. After about 5 years of being allergic to milk, I took gluten out of my life and can have milk again. Hello, mint chocolate chip ice cream!