Tuesday, February 09, 2016

1 Timothy 1:12

"I thank Christ Jesus our Lord,
who has enabled me,
because He counted me faithful..."

"Are we willing to be voluntarily interrupted 
by those we are living among?
A busy life does not equate to a life of mission."

Friday, February 05, 2016


Some days are crazy and hectic and my patience is pushed to the limit and I find myself watching the clock, just wa-a-a-aiting until its time for the littles to be tucked into their beds. Later when I kiss them before heading to my bed, I find myself just watching them sleep, savoring their sweet littles faces and loving them oh, so much! and I get all excited and thankful that we get to do tomorrow together, too. 

Upon discovering that Caden missing from his bed, 
I turned to find this sweet moment: he fell asleep in his big sister's bed!

"Cheers to the mama you once were 
and the mama you are yet to be. 
Cheers to loving your babies well 
and doing the best you can. 
You were made for this, and so were they." 
A. Newberry

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Caden James

Two years old already.
And such a busy little adventurer.

He's happiest when he's eating or imitating Daddy. Whether its trying on Daddy's hat, wearing slippers that swim on his feet, taking his little Bible to church, playing guitar, or even putting his hands in his pockets, he very carefully watches his Dad and does his best to copy him.

Oh Caden, I pray that as you grow in knowledge and understanding that you will pursue imitating Christ with the same energy and adoration.
Your daddy is a very amazing role model in the meantime!

This was the face he gave me when I said "smile Caden!"

Then there is his love for music and this guitar.
He got it for Christmas and it has quickly become a favorite.

I love the way he's quick to giggle upon hearing Daddy say his name while praying, the way he sits at the table and says "eat eat eat eat eat" when he's hungry  (one of his few words!)
and the way he simply gives a thumbs up when asked if he slept well makes me laugh every time.

Those EYES.

We love you, sweet boy!
Happy birthday!