Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rockin' Out!

Last night I took Joe to the Third Day, Switchfoot, Jars of Clay, and Robert Randolph and the Family Band concert as his birthday present. It was so much fun, very loud - but fun. Since the concert wasn't very full we got to move up closer which was nice. Jars of Clay wasn't that great, but Switchfoot was really good. The Family Band was neat, Robert Randolph plays a steel guitar so it was a lot of neat music, but not really singing.
Third Day was of course the hit of the night. They are so amazing and did some good old songs for those of us that have been around awhile. We were talking about how each of their songs so clearly gives the message of God's love for us. It was like a huge worship service. We had a great time, and can finally hear again today!
Jars of Clay
Third Day

The whole gang

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Beautiful Girls

I find myself just stopping and praising God for my wonderful girls lately. They both bring so much joy to my life and I am so blessed that they call me mom!

How could you not love this face first thing in the morning? Doesn't she look like Joe here?
" Oh Mommy - you've been holding out on me, this is the best teething ring ever!"
" Don't know where I'm headed, but I'm prepared, heels and all!"

Monday, September 8, 2008

Family Treasures

Growing up my Great Aunt Martha(said Matha) was a very special person to me. For as long as I can remember, she made me feel like the most special person in the world. She and my Uncle Robert were more like Grandparents than an Aunt and Uncle. They didn't have any grandkids of their own so they gladly took us in. They were the kind of people that dump the whole cereal box out just to find the toy at the bottom, let you go slip n sliding in your underwear, and played every game in the book with us, and did every craft there was with us. Spending time with them was always a treat and a treasure.

Sadly, they left this world many years ago, but their love made an impact on my life forever. About a year ago, my mom found 6 crosstiches of lighthouses that my Aunt Martha had done many, many years ago. When I saw them, I knew I would love to have them one day. My mom decided that I could have them, and we would get them framed as my Christmas gift last year. After months of shopping around, I finally have them framed and I couldn't be happier with them. There were 6 in all, but framing is very expensive, so I've just done 4 for now.

Lighthouses have a special place in our hearts, and home, but these are so significant because of the hands that made them. I feel so blessed to have a piece of my Aunt Matha's talent in my home. It is surreal to touch something I know her hands were all over. I know one day my girls will understand the impact their Great Great Aunt Matha had on me and I hope we can all learn to be a little bit more like her!