This weekend: Savannah lost her first tooth! It happened very unexpectedly while she was eating some graham crackers shaped like bunnies. She ran to me crying and saying "my tooth came out!" Savannah had looked forward to losing her first tooth, but when it actually happened she was very upset. It took awhile for me to console her.
Now both of them are extremely happy about their missing teeth:
Sigh. They are losing their teeth so early. Such sweet chillin's!
I've been thinking a lot about my Mamaw today... this time last year we were celebrating her last birthday on this side of eternity. I was also thinking about the last time that I saw her and she was in so much pain. I was in her hospital room and Papaw was about to take her home one last time. I didn't think she knew I was there, but when I got up to leave she turned and held out her arms to me. I leaned over and she put her arms around my neck and we hugged. I looked in her eyes and told her I loved her and goodbye and we both knew it was the last goodbye. I will never forget that look of love in her eyes and the finality I felt and the overwhelming sadness.
I love you Mamaw. And Papaw, I don't know if you will read this.. but I love you so much.
" And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." ~Revelation 21:4
...on a Sunday afternoon...or in this case a Wednesday afternoon...
There is nothing like waiting to get new tires put on the car to incite a random dance party. As you can see, Isaac's got the moves. It's little things, like actually having fun while waiting for tires to be changed at a shop as old as dirt that makes life wonderful. My kids remind me of that truth every day. Thank you, kids!
Tires = super expensive. ouch.
Discovering joy in the little moments in life = priceless.
It is a beautiful day here in east Mississippi. We are having our last (I think) cold snap of the season, and just for fun I thought I would share seven random things that I am loving right now:
1. Fresh flowers on my patio. Thanks MiMi!
2.This field is very close to my house - I get to enjoy it's beauty every time I drive home from town. And sometimes when I'm just out for a drive.
3. Coffee. Ok ok... when do I not love coffee?
4. This picture-phobic man. :) xoxo (Alright, this one is obvious - sorry folks, couldn't resist!)
Why did I put coffee before love? Coffee always comes first, you know that!
5. This post from Joy The Baker: Turning TwentyOne Seriously, read this! So funny, so thought provoking, so true for anyone from 21 to 91.
6. The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
Yes, still loving these books. I haven't watched the movie yet, but I'm re-reading the first book before I do. These books are more than just a great story. Hopefully, they are a wake-up call to my generation (and beyond) about the need to prepare for whatever may come our way. Many "younger" people seem to have the attitude that "prepping" for disasters and knowing how to be self-sufficient is what superstitious, conspiracy theorist people do. Sure, there are those types of extremists out there (and I have nothing against them), but for the most part, being self sufficient and preparing for LIFE is just called common sense. Also, blindly letting the government take over (as we are doing right now, and have been for some time) = stupid. Unfortunately, it seems too late to stop this snow-ball.
Disclaimer: Just because I believe this to be true doesn't mean that I am claiming to be totally self-sufficient and all knowing about living that way. I'm still learning. :)
7. Taking walks and soaking in these wonderful spring days with my two little ones:
Alright, there you have it! Seven things that I love - and certainly not in that order!
These pictures are not in order. The first three were taken with my iphone, after the kids changed into play-clothes. They had so much fun hunting eggs! They were both pretty competitive about it, but Isaac was really serious about finding the most eggs first! Their cousin Elizabeth had fun running around after them, and then being pulled (and pushed) in the wagon. They were so cute pulling her around, and she just laughed and laughed.
The last three pictures are ones that I took (with my fujifilm) right after we got home from church Sunday morning. I was trying to be fast, and they were mostly being goofy, but we got some okay pictures.
Oh, and the picture of Elizabeth in the wagon was also taken with the fujifilm. ;)
I love these sweet kiddos and all of the fun memories we get to make together!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! Happy Wednesday!
"But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest." (Luke 24:1-9 ESV)
... "As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem."
(Luke 24:36-47 ESV)
The Death of Jesus:
"It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last." Luke 23:44-46
Jesus is Buried:
"This man (named Joseph) went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid. It was the day of preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment." Luke 23:52-56
We are having a fun week so far! Yesterday we were coffee shoppin' it up, and today we've been playing outside.
This girl is sweet and stylish. Her clothing choices always inspire me. :)
This boy is about to lose his bottom two teeth : / Am I happy about this? No! This is another sign that he is growing up too fast. He just turned five, so it seems a little early to be losing teeth - but his first teeth grew in at four months, so he was early with the chompers. Savannah got her first teeth a little later, and she isn't showing any signs of loose teeth yet. She keeps telling Isaac that she is "so proud of him" for his loose teeth. :)
My niece Elizabeth! She is just growing and growing, and is so cute and sweet. I love her pig-tails.
Eating a popcorn snack on the patio. Savannah looked up and posed as I snapped this picture.
My sister in law gave me her barely used iphone and I am forever grateful! :) I didn't think I wanted one, but I LOVE instagram. I can't help it!
Thank you, Leigh!!
Pictures I took with the iphone this morning:
A couple of nights ago, when I was putting Isaac to bed, he wanted me to leave the blinds on his window open. He snuggled down in his blanket and said, "I just want to see the sunrise. Mama, if I look at the sun when it comes up, will I see God?"
This morning Savannah told me that she had a "tickle in her eye". I told her that she might be allergic to something, and she said, "Well Mama, maybe if I drink some water, eat my gummy vitamins, and eat some yogurt, then I will feel better." :)