Friday, August 13, 2010

Link Up

Here are some of my favorite articles that I've read lately....

Home is not my Stuff @ Org Junkie

Marriage Work @ girltalk blog

Super Easy Cool Comets @ Frugal Family Fun Blog

Tutorial - Ruffle Shirt @ Tea Rose Home - I REALLY want to try this!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Compost From Tonight - too pretty not to photograph

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Relationship Goals

Goal of parent/child relationship: for child to move from dependence to independence.

Goal of relationship with Christ: for each individual to move from independence to dependence.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Entering the wonderful age of 2!

We welcomed sweet Cole 08/08/08... super quick labor, super little baby - 41 weeks pregnant. He weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 inches long! Pure sweetness.

Cole's 1st Birthday!

Cole's 2nd Birthday!

Is that not the sweetest little face??? Yep... I'm pretty sure that time goes way too quickly! I love being his mommy and pray that he would grow into everything that God desires him to be. Happy Birthday, little buddy!

Friday, August 6, 2010


Cole fell asleep in the car today while we were out running errands. Transitioning him from the car to the crib is always a bit tricky. He usually wakes up and then cries when he figures out that we are putting him back down to sleep longer (a 10 minute car nap is not the real deal in my books).

Today was no different. Eric unbuckled Cole from his car seat and tried to get him to snuggle in as he carried him inside. He took him upstairs and laid him down where he began crying. By the time Sadie and I made it in the door I could hear him calling for his "bankie"... which is obviously blankey. Eric grabbed the blanket off the floor and ran it to him. Cole let out one good last cry and then a peaceful sigh as Eric covered him with his fleecy blanket.

As Eric was sharing this event with me, I thought about how nice it would be to have a blankey that calmed me and protected me in my distress. The second that thought popped into my mind, I felt the Lord replacing it with... "Oh, sister... I am your calm, peace and protection. Trust me when you are afraid and uncertain. Cole will only use his blanket for a season and then I too will be his calm."

The Lord truly longs to be our peace. I pray that I would trust Him to wrap me tightly with His arms when times are tough and I'm feeling insecure.


As I was thinking about all this later this afternoon, I was reminded of this song that I listened to repeatedly in college... I think it speaks to who God is to when we are worn out and feel like life is completely out of control!
I Am by Jill Phillips