Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Path

I like to say that this is our families verse.. It is the title of this blog, a sign in our dining room, and now around my neck.  But this week I've really thought about this verse and my perception of it.

Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:4, 5 NIV)

It's easy to think of blue skies and rainbows, beautiful fall back drops, ocean shores, and snow white forests- after all, God made these breath taking scenes, and I am so amazed by them and His power when I see them.  But our paths are not always filled with these happy warm fuzzy places.  Sometimes our paths have storms along the way-strong powerful storms, and God makes these too.  Sometimes our paths don't take us where we ( I ) am wanting to go.  Sometimes on our paths we end up loosing friends and family due to choices.  Sometimes on our paths we get hurt by the ones closest to us.  Our paths can have stops in far away countries, undesired neighborhoods, and far away from the ones we love the most.  Our paths can have miles of heartache due to the loss of a loved one, filled with fear because of disease that we don't understand.  But one thing is true, even though our paths may have pot holes, hills, sharp curves, and road blocks; they all end up at the same place- the feet of Jesus!!  That's the part I tend to forget, that these 'hiccups' in the road are too from God, and even though there is pain and confusion, He should be praised.  If we allow Him to direct our paths and trust Him, even through the hard times, we will make it.  If we remember that sometimes we are too close to the piece of art to see the entire big picture, and glorify God through it, and remember where the end of the road leads we will make it!  I laugh as I look at all the "we's" I've typed- because by "we" I of course mean me, me me me!!!  So as I have been asking why the past few weeks over so many friends heartaches (and my own) I have to remember that it is part of the path, and it will make the feet of Jesus that much sweeter- if possible!!

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sister, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know  that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything" James 1:2-4

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Happy Birthday... Me!!!

I have to say 27 was a great year for me.. It was the day before by 27th birthday that we found out we were pregnant, so I knew it was going to be a year filled with blessings!  It really was a great year.  I'm usually one of those that counts down to the minutes until my birthday, but this year it kind of crept up on me.  And no not because I think, oh my goodness I'm 28 and too old, but because our life is so busy these days-with great things of course.  I had a great birthday filled with lots of love from friends and family, a great dinner, and hugs and kisses from my 2 favorite men.  I am incredible blessed, and am looking forward to what 28 has to bring!

Last weekend Brett and I went to Arlington Texas for Alabama's season opener against Michigan at Cowboys stadium.  We went with Brett's dad, brother, and sister while his mom stayed in Tuscaloosa with John William.  I'm pretty sure we ALL enjoyed ourselves!

We met up with some friends in Texas to tailgate a while, and even though it may have been the hottest day ever, we had a great time.

The stadium was so nice!!  I did however catch myself looking at the big screen instead of the field several times.  We had great seats and everything was right in front of us, but that screen was just so clear, and HUGE, my eyes just kind of went to it!

even though we had a great time, I was ready to get home and get my hands back on our little man!

He even smiled for a picture with me for my birthday :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

4 months?!?!

Can't believe this little booger is 4 months old!!

He is looking like a turtle and loving his tummy time! He's also learned how to roll from tummy to back!!

He's loving school and doing great!!!  His teachers are wonderful and we've had a great transition!

In the mornings while I'm getting ready he enjoys sitting on "Daddy's side of the bed".. And he has become such a talker!!!  I love just sitting with him and having him tell me all sorts of things!

These 2 have my heart, I am so blessed!!

And yes, I may take a few too many pictures :) 

but he's just such a good sport about it! And I just love that smile!

school has been wearing him out!

We are so blessed, and so in love!!

He had is 4 month check up last Friday, and everything went great!!  He weighs 15 lbs and is 26 inches long!  Growing growing growing!!  We will now start giving him cereal and baby food- I'm sure fun pictures to come!!