Thursday, August 23, 2012

latest candids

cute lil' morning face!

"Mom, I'm still in my PJ's!"

I have lost count of the number of times I've been overwhelmed with the incredible joy of being her mommy! Yes, it calls for much self-denial, less sleep, more laundry, a lot of sweat and hard work to get back in shape, and a host other things which I'm sure to discover in the days to come. Yet the words come to mind: "The days are long; the years are short." 
Before I know it I'll be packing up her baby clothes...braiding her hair...teaching her to drive...   and when those days come, I want to look back and know that I've embraced and made the most of each and every day. 

Life is so precious! 

talk about bright blue eyes [smile]

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Each moment

God's training is for NOW, not presently. 

His purpose is for THIS MINUTE, not for something in the future. 

We have nothing to do with the afterwards of obedience; 
we get it wrong when we think of the afterwards. 
What men call training and preparation, God calls the end... 
If we realize that obedience is the end, 

~Oswald Chambers 
quoted in God's Call
by Brother Andrew

Saturday, August 11, 2012

look, Mommy!

hehe. this little girl has the uncanny ability to find any sort of ring on her toys and instead of grabbing it, she gets her arm through the center of it. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

hello, August!

The past few weeks my time has been filled with:

:: continuing to settle in, which includes trying to hang pictures and do a little decorating.

:: cooking up a few new recipes (tortilla chicken soup, avacado/bacon/chicken/tomato salad, yet another chocolate chip cookie recipe, and my new favorite: gnocchi!) 

:: working out and doing some jogging. (I continue to have a hate/love relationship with this whole getting in shape thing!)

:: spending time with my little girl!
I just love how her hair sticks up like a fuzzy duckling after a bath...and her slobbery baby kisses...and her sweet engaging giggle (yes, she's ticklish!)...
I love being her mommy! 

Dan is settling into his new job and we are learning our way around. At least Dan is. I rely pretty heavily on our GPS, yet. [smile]
For those of you who have asked, we are residing in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area -- and are quite thrilled to be a little closer to family in Nebraska!

Milwaukee skyline

And now tonight: DATE NIGHT! Which will include getting our drivers license updated and running some errands. [grin]