Baby Girl LIKES the Pool

The boys really wanted to swim tonight in between rain showers. As they were playing in the water, Anna Kate enjoyed watching them. It didn’t take long for her to decide she wanted to get in the pool. I thought it would be too cold and they she would not want to stay in more than a second. Little did I know she would LOVE the water.

Yes, she does a bathing suit and she will be wearing one next time. Like I said, I did not think she would even stay in the pool.

Goals Update

1. Memorize 24 verses (2 each month)-Regrettably, I haven’t done very well at completing this task. I am still working to memorize I am not happy with how it is going so far.
2. Run Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta on July 4th-I have been training since March 15. I was up to 4.7 miles on May 11. THEN and NOW I have Achilles Tendinitis. I have rested for a week and I tried to run this morning. It wasn’t to painful but I still felt pulling so I am not sure what I should do not. I can run on it but I don’t want to cause any permanent damage. I am icing it, resting and taking Motrin until Monday.
3. Read the following books- I am crossing books off of my list. Currently I am reading, “One Thing You Can’t Do In Heaven.”

  • The Heavenly Man
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven
  • Disciples of a Godly Family
  • There’s Gotta Be MORE!
  • Love and Respect
  • Don’t Make Me Count to Three
  • One Thing You Can’t Do In Heaven

5. Complete a Home Management Folder
6. Paint and Decorate the Playroom- It was painted this week. Now I have to get it decorated.
7. Decorate the Living Room
8. Facilitate a Bible Study
10. Do a self-guided study through the Book of Proverbs

I am slowing crossing things off of my list. I am happy with my progress except for the verse memorization.

Happy Mother’s Day

Four years ago, I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. It is hard to believe that on February 27, 2005 at 8:38 a.m. my world changed and I became a mother.

Mommy and Jake

It did not take very long for me to realize that being a mother was going to be the most rewarding, hardest, most humbling, sanctifying job I would ever experience. There are many hard days. I still have so much to learn. There are days when all I can think is that I am a failure as a mother. Many nights I pray that God will shield my children’s eyes and memories from my failures and etch the traces of Jesus that they see into their minds forever. In the midst of the chaos, I am constantly reminded that the days are long but the years are short….

Mommy and Judd

I love being a mommy. I love it very the very first moment the test says “positive.” I love the pregnancy, feeling the baby move, the labor and delivery, holding the for the first time, smelling that sweet baby smell, changing those nasty little diapers, and even the sleepless nights. I love hearing mama wuv you. I having seeing my little girl smile so big when I walk in the room, the boys run to the door as I come in, and all of them hug me tight each night before going to bed. I love to watch them sleep. I love to feel the chubby hands of a two year old, the little boy hands of a four year old and I don’t think will get tired of having a little girl hanging on my hip. I am blessed.

Mommy and Anna Kate

I am so thankful that I get to be Jake, Judd and Anna Kate’s mommy!

Happy Mother’s Day!