Howdy hey! Lots to share with you, so I'm gonna just get right to it.
Thanks for all that have checked on us. We're doing good. Just spending as much time as I can with my little babies and trying to get adjusted to our life here. It's going good. And, no, JT has not found a j.o.b. yet. Still looking. A little frustrating for both of us (I'm sure more for him), and we're just trying so hard to remember to surrender to Him. With that being said, I can honestly say that I'm seeing so clearly now why God placed us back here. It's amazing how much we've grown as a couple and as adults and parents since moving. Everything DOES work out for the best. Of course it's still stressful that we have hardly any income coming in. Of course we're behind on bills. Of course there is tension in our house due to our circumstances. But, I can honestly say that my life has never been more full and more Christ centered. I look forward to growing more....
This week is a big week for me. I am working on a little "project" of my own that I plan to share with you soon. It's something I've thought about doing for so long, but never had the time to get it going. It's finally coming to life and I'm excited about it. Along with that, I'm taking some huge steps this week to grow as a wife, mother and Christian. I am excited and nervous about these things, so your prayers would be appreciated! Thanks! :)
On another note, wanted to let you know that Kiwi Wood Werks is open and taking orders. We just delivered a custom [HUGE] mirror to our assistant pastor and it's beautiful! I plan to go over to their beautiful home and take photos of it this week....so, I will be sure to post!
What's been going on in our household? Well, the norm.....you know, Buzz and Woody action on the kitchen counter.
My son has the BIGGEST imagination these days! Ever since my mother-in-law played Buzz & Woody on the kitchen counter when she was here last week, Taz wants me to reenact this scene daily. The stove is hot lava and Woody looses his hat. But, Buzz saves the day.....
I went around the house and took these pictures one afternoon. Taz starts playing and then moves on to something else, leaving everything set up. Am I the only mom out there that gets this heart warming feeling when you find toys in the sweetest arrangements around the house? I can't describe this feeling.....But, it makes my heart smile and weep at the same time. These days won't be around forever.
I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes I just can't bear to move them. I don't want to mess up what he worked so hard on.....especially if it's a train city or car line up. :)
With that being said, I had to share this one:
This is Liz's play kitchen sink....with a sponge from my kitchen. One day, Taz went and got this from under the kitchen sink and put it in this spot. Just like I do at the big girl sink. :) When someone comes over, I toss it IN the play sink, so it can't be seen. I don't know why, it just looks ugly to me sitting there. The next day, it's right back in it's spot. So sweet! I also saw him pretending to pour the doll some milk out of the play fridge. He walked over to the hand towel hanging on the play oven and wiped off the bottle before giving it to dolly! Something I do every.single.day. when I poor my kids milk or juice. :)
Besides having a big imagination, my son is WAY too smart. I tried to hide the You Tube app on my phone and he found it in a folder! He also figured out how to take a picture with my phone and I have lots of shots such as this:
Besides watching You Tube on my phone, my children LOVE to watch their picture montages I've made of their pictures each year (which I'm behind on)....
Isn't that so funny!
I'm also behind on updating the scripture memory page. So many different Bible verses are being placed in front of me right now and they are so fitting. I just can't even begin to explain to y'all. Hopefully one day soon, I can find the words to do so. But, for now it's been nice to take a little break from blogging and emails. You know, not let it take over. It's amazing how much you can grow as a person when you replace something with something else. Not really what I wanted to do lately, but felt a tug and a calling to do so. It was totally worth it.
For Mother's Day, I got to have the day off! I slept in and JT made me pancakes for breakfast! I then went to the bookstore. BY MYSELF! I drank a mocha and read the Royal Wedding Edition of People. It was fun.....until I got the call. JT remained so calm. He calmly told me that Taz had just vomited everywhere! He has never gotten sick like that and I'm almost glad I wasn't home to see it.
I took these pictures weeks ago and never shared them. Life is blooming all around now. It was just starting then.....
Next big project on JT's list --- a custom built in for our TV, etc. It will be in our den, in the corner and will look something like this:
So excited for him to start! Well, mostly because the TV is currently on my night stand and the kids keep pushing buttons!
If you're still reading, thank you. :) You must my BFF! No, really, you must be my BFF because only she would read all this. Good night.
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