Friday, June 25, 2010

Did you miss seeing this face?

Our first attempt at pig tails...pretty stinkin cute if you ask me

Lucy "helping" me dust. I gave her a rag and put her to work! She got bored and decided sitting under/on furniture would be more fun. Don't blame her.

It has been so hot and humid here lately that we often find its just easier to stay wet, because sooner or later you end up soaking wet in sweat anyway. I always forget how hot and sticky our summers are. And the hottest months are yet to come! We love it anyway...summer will always be my favorite season. Heat, humidity, sweat, bugs and all. The fresh summer veggies from the garden and the abundance of cheap berries and fruit makes it all worth it. Not to mention everyone looks better with a little tan :) Although it seems we haven't "done" much, we sure have been staying busy this summer. We haven't left town or anything, but its funny how you make all these plans to spend the lazy days of summer and before you know it you're schedule is slammed and you barely have time to clean the house! Lucy has been taking swimming lessons every morning, which I promise to upload videos of soon. We thought we should take her to our neighborhood pool to test out her skills...

Counting before jumping into daddy. She says "two, two, free!"

Aaaaannndddd JUMP!

Swimming to daddy. She is so relaxed in the water she barely moves. It doesn't make for a very productive kick, but she loves it nonetheless. My main goal was for her to be comfortable in the water this year, which as you can see, she definitely is.

Resting on the steps

And another way to relax and cool off in the summer heat in your own backyard? Found this guy on Amazon for 14.99.....the frog sprinkler. Lucy calls him "bit wa wa". Translation.....she calls frogs "bit" because they say ribbit, and "wa wa" is obviously water.

Much better than just playing with the hose!

Mmmm....hose water tastes good....

Even Heidi got a little use out of the frog

All summer fun aside, it really has been a taxing couple of months. Mainly for me. I find my heart not quite where it should be, and not really sure how to change either. We continue to be immensely encouraged by our small group...they are more of a blessing than they know. But a change of heart can only happen through our Father's molding and during His timing. I often think my heart would "fix" itself if I would just get what I desire...another baby, Mark getting a job, me being able to stay home full time (although I am very blessed to be home a lot with Lucy). But these things would only be a temporary "fix". My heart wouldn't change, though my circumstances would. It's times like these when the Lord stretches our faith, giving us the character we need, so when the time comes for us to receive His blessing again, we can receive with changed and pure hearts.

I find jealousy gripping a hold of me lately, as almost everyone around me is pregnant. It always seems like that, whenever you want something, everyone else happens to have it. Whether it's a pregnancy or a house or an engagement ring or even just a new outfit. You want freedom from jealousy? I've got a trick that does a nice job on jealousy....pray for the person you are jealous of. Thank the Lord for His blessing on that person. Man it does wonders on my heart. That's my amazing tip of the week :) Pray for those you are jealous of. Before you know it, you'll be loving them and praying more blessing on their life. That is my challenge to myself this week.

More to come....

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Lord has shown me so much through this time of trial. At the beginning of all this, I prayed, Father PLEASE use this for your glory, because otherwise it is all in vain. Somehow work it together for good, as it says in Romans. And He did, He has. He has worked a great wonder in my faith and in my life.

Check out this devotional from Disciple's Notebook. Kind of sums up my life right now.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Because all I have time for are the pictures....

Thanks Sias Family for a great week!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Lucy Talking To Heidi

Only she knows what she was saying, but it sounded like she was telling Heidi off.