Wednesday, January 21, 2009


When it comes to life, sometimes I feel like I can never catch up. I feel like there is always something running behind me and at the same time I am scurrying along to catch what is in front. Its the feeling of trying to sit and enjoy a movie when you know you have a huge paper due the next morning that you haven't even started. Like I can never have all the laundry done, dishes washed, house clean, spirit filled, children fed and happy, all at the same time. I am always saying that I feel like I can just never get on top of things. I believe that there is a way of life where daily activities flow smoothly without stress, because they are scheduled and items do not get strewn about because they have a home and are organized. I strive towards this life. Which often leaves me tense and frustrated. I have a hard time accomplishing nothing during the day, and I often throw playing into that catagory. Yesterday the girls and I enjoyed a day out in our beautiful yard. We had planned to pick oranges but they weren't quite ready. So we just played. At one point I just sat in the sunshine (in shorts/83degrees) and read my book while I watched the girls tackle eachother and laugh. It was a very fun and relaxing afternoon.
I took pictures so that I was actually doing something(:
~Matthew 6:33~
The Lord often gives me this verse when I am trying to hard.

My fearless one...bring it on!

My delicate one...keeps a white lamb clean outside!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Psalm 107:8-9

photo by deAlba

"Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
For He satisfies the longing soul,
And fills the hungry soul with goodness."

Monday, January 5, 2009

Daddy Date

Al and Nevaeh have been going on breakfast dates several times a month for over a year now. But this daddy date was extra special. Nevaeh dressed up as a princess and Al was her prince. They went out to dinner at In & Out, to Build-A-Bear at Dowtown Disney and had a Churro while they listened to a band play. Nevaeh wore her special princess dress from Grandma Liz and her Ruby necklace from Ada (which she's never worn before).
She was very excited about this day and was so looking forward to it, mentioning it every few hours! The cool part is that she had no idea what they were going to do, and she really didn't care. She was just excited to go on a date with daddy at night time. Al will continue to date Nevaeh and eventually Char too, until the day that some scum bag(as he puts it) takes his place. By then the girls will know what a date is, and how they should be treated on one
...nothing short of a princess.

Her date wiped her out