Friday, July 30, 2010


your world is enlarging,
there's so much to see;
the zoo and the park and the beach
are just three.
I'm here to protect you,
to keep you in sight:
your being safe
is my ongoing plight.
fascination erupts
you crave to learn;
I use lots of sunblock
so you won't burn.
not always aware
of why you're told "no",
you are continually testing
and on the go.
when we go shopping
I mist advise,
"we look not with our hands,
but look with our eyes."
the terrible twos
are thought of with dread,
but I say you're inquisitive
and just want to be led.
~ From: I'll like you at ten, I'll like you again.

Oh sweet Julia, our home has been Blessed beyond anything we could imagine.
What a precious gift you are.
I watch you in awe some days as you learn so many new things.
Some of your favorite things I want to remember at this age are:
you LOVE swimming
you sing and dance to any beat
bath time is a highlight of your day
you're VERY independent...your daddy says you get that from me :-)
you always have to be doing something, you can't sit still for long
you are very cuddly and love to rock at bedtime
you nurture your babies and dollies
you give LOTS of hugs and kisses
you LOVE car rides and going "bye bye"
you are already a people person-you love LoVe LOVE to be around people!

We love you Julia Jane!
Happy Birthday!

Friday, July 16, 2010

five years

Five years ago today, I married my best friend.
I thought I knew what it meant to love you then Jeremy,
but every year my love toward you grows deeper.

We been together through some pretty hard times
and some pretty amazing, fun life experiences.
I love how you tell me that "you're my kind of pretty",
and that you always know how to make a bad day better.
I know I've told you this before but God knew exactly what he was doing when He brought us together. I love you babe and wouldn't trade what we have now for anything in the world.
Happy Anniversary!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

new life.

You created my inmost being,
you knit me together in my mother's womb,
I praise you because I am fearfully and
wonderfully made;
Psalm 139:13-14
We are excitedly awaiting the arrival of a new little Blessing and life into our home next Febuary! God is so good and His love and mercy never fail us.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

way up high

This little girl LOVES to be thrown in the air!