Tuesday, October 22, 2013

scrub a dub, two littles in the.....sink?

so our house is officially no longer our house. it's sold, and we are moved in over at camp ladd. so far, so good! i am the least organizationally minded person like ever, so i'm sure blake is not pleased with my progress in unpacking. thankfully, he doesn't voice it but rather instead helps and gets the ball rolling. i'm grateful for his type a personality ;). we'll get it together eventually. i really mean I will get it together eventually.

saturday we went to the pumpkin patch with some of our friends and their littles. it was rainy, and due to that awful misty/funky weather i looked a hot mess. and i forgot my camera. so once i get a hold of some of those pics, i'll blog them. but for now, these cuties will have to suffice.

wyatt got a spontaneous bath in the sink last night, so naturally, emma wanted one too. in she went. and they LOVED it. he was so excited that she was next to him! they're such a mess, those two.. but they're my mess and i couldn't be more proud to be their mama.

so here's to our new chapter! hope y'all have a happy tuesday!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Up all night

Writing this with such a heavy heart. A lot of times I get caught up in all of our happies and forget so many that only live in the sad. Every day there are a large amount of people who feel the need to steal from, yell at, cut down someone else because they can't find the vice to fill a void in them. So they steal more, yell more, drink more. 

I'm not sure why but I can't sleep. This hasn't happened to me in a while, seeing as I have an almost 8 month old who refuses to be put on a sleep schedule. So usually I'm exhausted by the time I get into bed. But not tonight. I'm just plain bogged down. I found myself praying over Emma as she lies next to me. I prayed she finds her worth in Christ. That He will consume her goals and character. That she will aim to be a woman of biblical stature and find joy that only Christ can bring. And all of this from an early age, too. I don't want her to ever feel the need to be of the world.

The world is dark, it's mean, it's ruthless, and corrupt. I believe God "allows" this to bring us back to Him, to show us that our life/lives are bound for pain and destruction without Him. He is not a set of rules, but instead, a freedom. And our choices are not made without consequence. This is because of our sin. And that is in the bible. It's not that bad things don't happen to Christians, because they do. But honest/true Christians find their hope in eternity knowing that Jesus paid his life for us. It's the faith in His faithfulness that He has a plan and will (not just can) get us through.

I've found myself struggling with attitude again, and that bugs me. And I know it's because I get too much slack in my time in the word. My attitude is the first thing to be affected when I'm not disciplined and it's been getting me good lately. I don't want to be upset/mad/angry with people, mainly because it's not productive in my walk with Jesus. I'm not higher than anyone else. 

Emma's favorite cartoon right now is Henry Hugglemonster. We watch A LOT of it around hers. Anyways, they go camping, yada yada yada... Turns out Henry's friend is afraid of the dark, so Henry tells him, if you can find just a little light, then the dark isn't so scary anymore. Truer words have never been spoken my friend. Darkness swallows up a lot. It overtakes confidence and hope, Nd replaces it with fear and solitude. But the bible says that to God, even the darkness is not dark to Him. He is able to be light at all times. Wherever you are, He is there with light, bringing hope, confidence, and faith along with him.

I guess my point to this post is: don't let the darkness of the world swallow you up. Sure the world comes with "fun" but it leaves you with regret and shame. Psalm 34:5 says "those who look to HIM are radiant, their faces are never covered with shame." Another reference to light in company with God. Coincidence? Not hardly.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

lions, and tigers, and (panda) bears! oh my!

WOO life has been pretty crazy for us lately. there's a post coming on all of that soon enough... but more importantly, on sunday, our sweet friends emily, rico, and their precious little boy cole, invited us to the zoo with them! emma was beyond excited if you couldn't guess. she is obsessed with pandas these days and getting to be up close and personal with one? toddler heaven.

we had such a good time and emma always loves being with cole! all week she has told me about "going to the zoo, see pandas with my cole!" her cole. if this is any indication of her teenage years, Lord help us. i kid.. we know blake will scare away all the boys. and we'll arrange her marriage, when she's 75. ha! i love getting to spend time with other couples and their kids. so sunday, you were a good day.

this week, both kids are sick. and i am beyond worn out and it's thursday. it IS thursday right? ;)

here are some snapshots of our day at the zoo! (shutter speed is really kicking my tail in picture taking. i'm sure you can tell by the blurriness)

i mean.... how stinking cute are they? and wyatt, always going with the flow, that one. precious baby man.