Wednesday, August 23, 2006

noodle nose

Micah had some spaghetti fun last night. He didn't actually eat much of it, but he enjoyed throwing handfuls at a time into the floor. I gave him a fork for the first time and he actually knew what to do with it.

Here are some pictures from our first day of school.

Noah was very excited about the spider man school kit!

Monday, August 21, 2006

First Day of Kindergarten

Well, we officially entered the world of homeschooling today. Today was our first day of Kindergarten. Stay tuned for pictures after I have them developed. I think it went pretty well and I am more and more excited about it all the time. I'm still overwhelmed, still anxious, but God is faithfully putting people in my path that boost my confidence and help to relieve some of the anxiety and feelings of inadequacy that Satan has tried to discourage me with. SO thankful for those people. Noah was also more receptive than I expected him to be, so that's another blessing to be thankful for. Last, but not least, on the "things I'm thankful for today" list is that I was able to have a quiet dinner with my friend Candice (and an agressive family of flies - we ate outside) before the homeschooling moms meeting we went to. Daddy did dinner and bedtime, which is actually on that list too!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Funnest Womb EVER

Here are some of Micah's 9 month pictures. He turned 11 months yesterday, so these are a little outdated, but they were too cute not to share! The color is better on the originals. I had to scan them and didn't really have time to fix the color.

Quick funny Noah story : Last night in the car he informed me that he could now swing with his eyes closed ( a monumental accomplishment in his opinion). I asked him if that was something he had figured out this weekend while he was staying with his cousins. He said no, that he had known how to do it for a while now. I asked him how long and he said "like 6 years". I said, "So you've known how to do that since before you were born?", fully expecting him to say something like "oh yeah, you're right mom" or anything to acknowledge that it was actually impossible for his claim to be true. Instead, without hesitation, he replied "yeah, didn't you know there was a park in your belly?" It stinks when your 5 year old can out wit you.


Saturday, August 12, 2006

Duane is at a conference this weekend and Noah is spending a much anticipated weekend with his cousins Andy, David, and Michael. So, it's just been me and Micah hanging out. He's asleep and I've already mopped the floors and cleaned the bathrooms (I know that's a pitiful way to spend a weekend, but you gotta do what you gotta do). So, I thought it would be a perfect time to do a little blogging, but I guess I have blogger's block. I've been sitting here thinking about what to blog about, and I've got nothing. There's either not much going on up there, or so much that I wouldn't know where to begin putting it into words! I think it's the latter, but I could be fooling myself. Anyway, I guess I'll spare you anymore blogging about not blogging. Picked up more pics from kroger today. We had a photo shoot in Nashville for my grandparent's 50th Anniversary gift. Thought I would just share a couple. Micah turns 11 months old tommorrow, but I won't have any pictures to share because my camera is still on strike.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Secret Agent Cowboy

Well, the digital camera is still not back in business, but kroger had free cd's with film developing, so here are a few to catch you up!

This is when we were visiting Duane's parents in VA over the 4th.

Falling asleep in the highchair - no problem! The crib is another story.

Micah's first bubble bath

Noah's first "secret agent cowboy" photo shoot
Noah celebrating his 1st loose tooth!
And this is as small as I could get a picture I didn't want to keep on here. I can't figure out how to delete a picture once it's there. Anybody know??

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


After being chastised for not blogging recently I thought I would give everybody a quick update. My lack of blogging is due to the fact that my digital camera has called it quits. Since I know that people don't really care what I say, but just want to see cute pictures of my kids, it's been difficult to find the motivation. I guess the most exciting things going on right now are as follows:

Micah is REALLY close to walking. He has actually taken a couple of steps, but usually just finds crawling to be an easier and faster way to get into things he shouldn't. He doesn't like to nap, but he does like to bite. He's working on his 7th tooth and making sure everyone knows how painful it is! He really wants to talk and has managed to get out a few words. He is still the cutest thing EVER and we think he knows it!

Noah has his first loose tooth, which has his mom reeling b/c it brings home the reality that he is entering a whole new stage of childhood. We are going to start our homeschooling (officially) on August 21st. It should be interesting! Noah has an aversion to anything that he knows will teach him something. Of course he does, because it would be too easy if he just had in insatiable thirst for knowledge! Despite the challenges I know I will face with my sweet and stubborn little boy, I am very excited to get started. I've been spending a lot of time lately just trying to get prepared (at least as prepared as I can be).

Duane continues to busily work toward implementing the ministry that he feels God has called him to. Things are going well and moving in a great direction. We can't wait to see how God works and provides over the coming weeks and months.

As for me, I am working under a new way of thinking (or trying to anyway). Through our recent transition I have realized something about myself. I worry WAY too much. I worry I will screw up my kids b/c I'm not a good enough mom. I worry that we won't have an income pretty soon. I worry I will be inadequate at homeschooling. The list goes on and on. But thankfully God helped me realize something that I can't believe I'm just now listening to. I realized that there has not been ONE day in my life (of 10, 536 days!) that God did not give me everything I needed for that day. Duh! Why on earth, when I have a God who has been that faithful, would I feel the need to ever worry about anything?? Sure it's easier said than done to make that reality change my attitude in life, but I know it's where God wants me to be with him - especially now.

peace out my peeps :)