Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
On the first few days of class, Kloee kept telling me about a boy that wouldn't behave and the teacher had to constantly talk to him about what to do. Kloee shared with me that this was really annoying but she just tried to ignore it. I thought the ordeal was over but in Kloee's mind she really needed a concrete answer to "his" problem. As David and I had a conference with the teacher and Kloee just explaining some of the skin issues that could affect her at school, out of the blue Kloee asked Ms. W if she can ask her a question. Kloee said I don't know if it is appropriate or not, Ms. W said we are alone go ahead. Kloee proceeded to ask if the little boy who does not listen very well has some type of Special Needs. The teacher laughed as we did and said wow I certainly didn't expect that question. I think because of my job working with kids of all abilities at church, she has really become accustomed to being comfortable asking questions it was priceless!
The 3 of us were chatting the other day about school and how Kloee is liking it. One of the things that we are trying to figure out is if she has any really good friends. She doesn't really say a lot but then gets this sparkle in her eye and says "well, I think I have a crush" oh yikes, already. We stay calm and ask what she means and she said well, there is this boy from my class last year and when we are together I feel like we are the only 2 people on the planet! What in the World!!! She asked us if that's how you know he's the right one. Oh, my we asked her if he was a Christian and she said she didn't get that far. I can hardly believe my ears but I guess this is part of parenting!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Kylie, our niece was so funny today. When Kloee walked in she said "Hey there's my favorite cousin" my dad then asked her "Where do I find myself a favorite cousin?" She proceeded to point to Kloee and smile really big. Kylie is one of the funniest kids I know:) She keeps us laughing for sure. We are thankful for family, food and funny Kylie.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Now that Kloee is getting older, she is galavanting around more on her bike and meeting more kids in our neighborhood. Asia is her newest companion and it has been so much fun getting to know her. She has only lived in the United States for 6 months because her dad is in a branch of the military and she has lived oversees her whole life. She lived in England last and has told us all about it. It is so interesting to hear about our beloved country through the eyes of a child who is here for the first time. Kloee and Asia have had a blast together and look forward to more excitement to come.
Asia is a joy in Kloee's life right now. They both love crafts, Hot Cheetos and most of all jumping forever on the trampoline. Life is good and so is God, we are thankful for Asia and her family. Kloee loves having another girl in the neighborhood to hang out with.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Kloee just started a new school and we prayed so hard for a great teacher. She loves school and her teacher Miss T. She went late today because her skin was really bad in the middle of the night and she said I had so much fun I wish I was on time:)
Anyways, tonight Kloee was in the kitchen talking to me and she said do you know that Miss T. is 85? Now, I have met Miss T. and she is a very young, cute teacher. Kloee said, yes she told me at recess and guess what she is not even married yet!!! I said wow! Do you really think she is that old? Kloee said no I think she is a teenager or maybe in her twenties. It was so cute and we are so thankful for Miss T.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Ok, so many of you know that for many years now I have had the priveledge of being involved in something at our church called Single Moms Spa Day. It is an amazing event that the women in our church do every year to serve single moms. It is an event that is free and offers spa like services (haircuts, manicures, pedicures, massages, makeup, brow waxing and so on) with childcare and brunch, at no charge to ANY single mother. It is the most incredible way I have ever served! It is amazing that God uses us to further his plan and yet we get to have fun while doing it. We reach out to our community as well to show God's love in a practical yet "non-churchy" way that really speaks to their heart. There are so many stories that I could tell, but it would still not do justice to what God does every year. Sooo....if you would like more info or have interest in our church you can visit the website www.vcfnp.com. If you are a single mom or know of a single mom we would love to serve them. They do not have to be a member of the church to come and they can call to make an appointment. It does fill up quite quickly as we serve over 200 moms, yet we try not to turn anyone away. Registration for this does not being until April so appointments are not available yet. If none of this makes sense, my reason is that we just had our first meeting and I am on a high:) Excuse my run-on sentences and lack of grammar.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Kloee's goals verbatim for 2009
*I think we should have more family dates
*I think we should exchange gifts with one another more, David asked her like what kind of gifts and she held up a little dog figurine and said well, something like this. :)
*I think we should serve people more without roofs and food like you know Uncle Skip, (she lovingly refers to him as Uncle but it is really not her uncle)
That was about it for the moment, she said she needed to think about it a little more. I will post a picture of her poster when she is done with it.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
- His Humor
- His Compassion when I am sick
- His Heart and willingness to change when needed
- His love and devotion to spending time with his children, taking them on dates and building memories
- His love for God
- His love for his mom
- His Hottness:)
- His comments that embarrass be but make me feel like I am the hottest girl alive (he does wear glasses though hmmm.)
- His genuine love for my family (well most of them ha, ha)
- He kisses me and the kids everyday before he leaves and when he gets home
We spent our anniversary crying, watching 2 terrible movies that I picked, going to the grocery store and well you know:) Funny how things change when you have an overnight sitter. Errands are so fun together when you can hold another adults hand and you don't have to remind them not to run in the street!
P.S. I got an electric pencil sharpener and Label maker for my present, so hilarious but he knows me too well. I love very sharp pencils and I love to lable things. A diamond would have been ok too:)
Happy Super Bowl Weekend
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I am starting a photo book online for 2009 and I realized what an eventful month and year we have had already! Kloee learned to ride her bike on 2 wheels, Brody learned to crawl, David started school to pursue his dream of being a firefighter, I am finally recovering from Mono and Kloee started a new school. Holy Cow, it makes me tired to think of all of this.
As many of you are aware, I have just come through quite a difficult time of being sick and stuck inside. Today, I was reminded so many times of how thankful I am to be feeling better. Sometimes we take for granted the smallest things that others would give the world for like, walking, eating, sleeping, housing, children and so on. I had a coversation today and someone said "what do they think you are rich"? In a sense I feel so rich, richly blessed. I have a wonderful family, a home to live in and create a life, beautiful children, food to eat, education, jobs (more than 1 or 2) and so on. But....if you ask if I am rich, I would say yes, rich in the things that matter most and make life worth while:)