Thursday, February 25, 2010

Great Message

I was sent this awesome email today. It really has a powerful message. It makes me think and really realize somethings.
"Awesome!! We complain about the cross we bear but don't realize it is preparing us for the dip in the road that God can see and we can't.
Whatever your cross, whatever your pain,
there will always be sunshine, after the rain....
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall;
But God's always ready, to answer your call.....
He knows every heartache, sees every tear,
a word from His lips, can calm every fear...
Your sorrows may linger, throughout the night,
But suddenly vanish, dawn's early light....
The Savior is waiting, somewhere above,
to give you His grace, and send you His love... "
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

I love this! I complain a lot about what I don't have and wish things would change. I need to see that God has a plan for me and what I'm going through now is just preparing me for what God has in store for me. I have a wonderful life, wonderful husband, daughter and family. But there are other things in my life that are not so "happy". Like I've said before, I'm very thankful to have a job and good friends at my work, but this job is not for me. I know in my heart this is not where I belong. I just need to be patient and know that God has something much bigger and better for me and this is just my stepping stone. I need to quit complaining everyday and just look to the future and keep remembering that my time will come.

Dear Lord,
I'm ready for what you have in store for me. I'm ready to take that next step in life. If it's not time, I'll continue to be patient and wait my turn. I think you so much for what you have given me, Brad, Kynlie, family, and my job. You know my pain, you know my struggles, so I'm laying it all in your hand, as I should have done long ago and I'm prepared for what you want me to have. Whether it stay at my current job and grow or move on and do something much better. Thank you for yesterday, today, and I pray for an awesome tomorrow. I love you.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Quitting Cold Turkey

We've had an addiction going on in our house. I thought it was time to quit, although, I knew it wouldn't be easy. I thought to myself, "just do it", "do it now before it gets too late". So I did! 4 weeks ago today, marks the date of quitting "cold turkey".
This sweet little girl...
Gave this up...
and didn't even cry.

4 weeks ago today, I told Heather, let's start only giving her, her paci at nap time or if she's really really fussy. When I got there to pick her up, I asked how it went and much to my surprise, Heather told me she didn't have it at all and didn't even act like she wanted it when she laid her down for her two naps. So I knew I had to not give it to her that night. Which by the way was so hard for me. She wasn't fussy at all, so I knew she didn't need it, but in my head, I thought she did. It also meant my baby was growing up on me and I wasn't ready to face it. I did it though, I didn't give it to her. I laid her down for bed and walked out. She went fast a sleep like she normally does and didn't wake up at all. So here we are 4 weeks later....she's still with no "P" Paci". I don't even think it fazed her. I'm glad, I didn't want to have to bribe her or tell her stories of how she's a big girl now and doesn't need it anymore. So as hard as it was for Momma to give up the paci, I'm glad we did.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Talking On The Phone

Kynlie always pretends to talk on the phone. I guess she sees me and her daddy doing it so often. She's too funny when she's pretending. She'll say "Hi" in this sweet little girly high pitched voice, then she'll say "uhu" "Hi" and then put the phone down. The other morning at breakfast, she was using her sippy cup as her phone HA! I thought it was the funniest thing.

"Hang on...I have a call coming in on my real phone"
"OK...I'm back"
(look how serious she looks about this "phone" conversation HA HA!!)

She has the most fun and out going little personality I've seen. She is a blast to be around and I could not imagine my days with out her.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Don't Believe My Eyes...

I live in Texas and we don't see snow all that often. Until Thursday February 11, 2010!
This is the front of my house
The weather man predicted snow and of course like most of the time, we never see it or it doesn't stick. Boy did we get a surprise!! We broke record for snow fall in the DFW area. I live a little south of the Dallas area and I think we ended up with just a little bit more. Like 10 inches!!!!! We left work at 3:30 on Thursday so we could make it home safely in the snow. I think we left a little bit too took us an hour and half to get to Ennis, where on a normal day it takes 45 minutes. The snow fall was beautiful. I have never in my 28 years seen anything like it.
This is my backyard
Look how thick the snow is on the patio table
I hope to see it again and I would love Kynlie to see it. She won't remember, but don't worry...I took lots of pictures for her.
Friday we did not have to go to work. YAY!!! So of course, what else did we do? We played ALL day long in the snow. After breakfast, we all got dressed and bundled up and headed over to my n-laws house. They live way out in the country and have a large pasture and a tank dam. We had a blast!!!
Here are pictures of our house and around our house before we left.
Our tree in the front yard
Our neighborhood
Doesn't look like Texas to me
I love this picture of the American Flag with the snowy trees in the back ground
How pretty is this
At Nana's and Pawpaw's ready to play in the snow
Watching daddy throw snowballs at momma
Going for a ride with Pawpaw
What better way to keep your milk cold, but in the snow
I don't think Kynlie will be pulling anyone out of the snow with her tractor
We tried sledding with Kyn by her self...Not a good idea. She wasn't too impressed
So she rode with daddy
This was just a little hill. We hadn't got to the dam yet, she didn't know what she was in for
The Tank
This what we like to call "Red Neck Knee Boarding"
Beautiful horses in the snow. I love these pictures
My edited version

Brad attempt at surfing down the dam
Sledding again with daddy. Still not too thrilled about it.
Momma's turn. So much fun!!!!
Now Pawpaw's turn
Just hanging out, watching all the wipe outs
Nana had to try it out too
Silly face
After all that fun we had, Kynlie started to get fussy. She was sleepy, hungry, and needed to be changed and I'm sure she was cold. So we all headed in and my awesome mother-n-law made us a homemade lunch. Fried pork chops, mash potato's, homemade gravy, sweet potato fries (they were to die for), rolls, and sweet tea. It doesn't get any better than that. We ate, threw our clothes in the dryer, watched a little T.V., changed some diapers, and visited. Then Brad's sister, her husband, and their daughter came over and it was time to go out and build a Cowboy Snowman. We couldn't do it with out Karlye there.
Kynlie enjoyed the snow a lot better after a full belly, dry diaper and a friend to play with
Helping Pawpaw build the Cowboy Snowman
Tada... Cowboy Kubin Snowman. Pawpaw's hat, Nana's scarf, charcoal eyes, snow nose, tin foil belt buckle, pawpaw's work gloves, rope, and a dummy stir to rope.
Time for the snowball fighting
Taking it all in
My brother-n-law with the Cowboy Kubin Snowman
Sweet Karlye and the snowman
Our little family
There you have it. Our fun day in the snow. I'm sure we'll never see snow like that again. I sure hope we do though! Now it's time for the summer, my favorite time of the year!!!