Monday, May 23, 2011

God's Gifts


Today we walked to the Grange Co-Op to get some seeds for the garden. Carson rode his bike the whole way there and back and did a great job!

Along the way I started to take snaps of blossoms that the Lord has given us. Carson started to pitch in too with suggestions.

They are just so lovely I wanted to share!

Have a happy Monday!

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Mother of Two



I found myself, along with Carson, being the first ones up on Mother's Day. I was getting things done and I had found myself being irritated that on Mother's Day I still have to be get things done. Withing a couple of minutes I got busy, and forgot about my irritation, making sure that the feeding, dressing, and brushing was getting done so we could get out of the house on time to make it to church.

Trev suggested we sit on the opposite side of the church yesterday, so we did. While we were having worship and announcements, I noticed a couple that sat most of the time (usually everyone stands during worship). The husband had his arm around the wife's shoulders a lot, and was comforting her with rubbing her hair, shoulders, and back. He would also give her lots of kisses. A couple of minutes later, Trev whispered in my ear that he thought that couple was the couple that lost their son (in March while he was on a camping trip with his buddies from church. There was a car accident and he died on scene. He was in high school).

This is what went on in my head:
(Trev telling me...)
PAUSE.
OH! and it's MOTHER'S DAY!
TEARS.
And here I was being irritated that I had to get my two blessings ready for church even on Mother's Day! Well, cry me a river!

For about the next 10 minutes, the tears came. My heart literally just aches for them. I haven't met them, and I just couldn't take my eyes off of them. I just hurt so bad for them! It just rips my heart out! I can't imagine what they have been going through.

Some of the good that has come from the loss of their son, is that at his service, about 24 people received the Lord. I know that that doesn't make up for having their son gone, but it is some good news in a really hard hard time.

I know days can be very hard, but I am so blessed and happy to have my little family. I need to remember that! There are many people going through things that just plain suck, and if my boys are bickering or not obeying I still need to be thankful I have them.

Hope you all have a great week.

Aloha.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

YMCA fun!

Carson and teammate Jo-Jo in back set of police car. Gabe watching Carson's game. Carson jumping.
Gabe and Carson in the Fire Truck. The boys with the Wienermobile. Carson kicking the ball.


Yesterday @ the YMCA they had a healthy kid day. Here are a couple of shots from our time there.

We also got to see the Mercy Flights helicopter land and take off! That was pretty neat!

video

Aloha.

Mother's Day


My mom, Grandma and myself had brunch after church today in Medford at Cafe Denjeuner. It was so yummy! Very good food.

Hope you have a very blessed day celebrating as a mom for with your mom!

Aloha.

Hair Cut


I gave Carson a hair cut yesterday because his hair was a little bit out of control. Gabe wanted one too, his only got trimmed a bit. It had been a long time since Carson had actually gotten a cut and not just a trim around the edges so we cut off a lot of the white hair from last summer.

Aloha.