Saturday, September 29, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I thought we would have to fight her to get her on the field and there would be lots of tears... Boy was I WRONG. We got there she put on her shin guards, shoes, and she was gone. She kicked the ball, listened to everything the coaches were asking and she participated to the fullest. Can you say PROUD mommy and daddy!!! Pretty sure we couldn't have smiled any bigger or have been anymore proud of her!! She is seriously the MOST outgoing, prissy, athletic, smart child and I'm SO blessed to have her as MINE!! <3
Despite the rain, the party turned out AWESOME... Olivia had a ton of friends at her party and we made a craft BUTTERFLYS out of coffee filters *Thanks Pinterest* All you need is some watercolor, coffee filters, and some pipe cleaner (cut 1/2) use the watercolor on filter let dry and tie up the middle with the pipe cleaner and bend the antennas around. BAM. You have a butterfly :)
I still can NOT believe my baby is 3!! Here's some pictures of the fun-filled day!
Happy Birthday Pretty Little Lady!! I Love You More Than You Will EVER Know! XoXo
Friday, September 14, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Well I worked full time at the center for awhile and then summer started up and I got to start a new schedule and worked with the "school age" program... My new schedule was actually perfect all but being with Olivia everyday like I had been I worked Tues, Wed, and Thurs.... Which meant 4 day weekends every week and we LOVED it. It made the 3 days working SO worth it.
Well after summer we got a new schedule and I decided to be a "part time" worker... WOW what a change of pace... Olivia and I are SO lucky to have an awesome man who provides for us and has allowed for us to have 2 days off a week to spend doing stuff around the house, playing, learning letters, and just having FUN! I'm SO blessed.
I always knew I liked the idea of working "part time" but didn't realize how big of a difference it would make for Olivia and it's seriously the best decision I have ever made... We got 2 days to play and then 3 days we work and she is with me I finally feel like I'm fulfilled where as before I never felt my heart be so full as it is now just watching Olivia grow up everyday.
Thank You Jesus!
Sunday, September 9, 2012
As for me, I miss my parents like CRAZY! But it's all i've known since 2004 is being 3.5 hours away and only visiting. Olivia has just started to realize they come and then have to leave and it breaks my heart for her to have to say goodbye and watch them leave knowing she wont see them for a little while. But also for her i think she really REALLY really enjoys her time she gets to spend with them and having so much fun! :)
I just all of our parents to know we truly love each of you over the moon and are SO thankful for each of you and the special quality of life you bring into our family. Olivia loves you more than anything in this world and we can never thank you all enough for the love you have for our family especially our little lady. We are SO thankful for each of you!!
Saturday, September 8, 2012
A much needed break to Lake of the Ozarks is just what this girl needed... I miss my little lady but have loved spending time with friends. My mind has came to a peace and I'm ready for what the next few months have in store I hope by the new year I will have exciting news for everyone God has a plan and he will take care of us :)
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
In a sermon I listened to many months ago, we talked about Are you a grasshopper or Giant? Well here lately I have defiantly been feeling like a itty bitty grasshopper-- and my Giant has really made me struggle the last few months and as I was going through some sermons and reading bible verses tonight and thought this was perfect to share.
*Focus on GOD--not your problems. If you put your FOCUS onto you problems-- They will become bigger than your GOD.... Make God Your FOCUS.
4 Steps in Defeating your Giant -- FOOTBALL STYLE
1. Know the PlayBook
2. Call an Audible (Change up the play)
-Call Out to God
3. Trick Play
-Focus on YOUR GOD Stumble *Your Giant will hold you back*
-Focus on God- Your Giant Tumble *Focus on your outcome/goal*
4. TOUCHDOWN (You Win)
Then God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground." Genesis 1:28
Olivia says it all... Love that little personality.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Although we have been going through a tough time trying to get that second little miracle, we are praying within the next few months God will hear our prayers and provide my
On a happier note check out these pics... I absolutely LOVE them and LOVED spending time with Jeff having fun and being in love. Olivia will soon be 3 and we have been so blessed! Check these Out...