I am a child of the King, wife to the best husband in the world, mom of four wonderful children and one great daughter-in-law, Nana to the three cutest little boys. We have a wonderful life. Who ever would have thought that I could have all of this.
Monday was a beautiful day as well as this entire weekend. It felt like spring even though it is the middle of January. I was almost expecting Walmart to have their spring flowers out in the garden center. The boys (and pretty soon I am not going to be able to say that in referring to the grandkids as there will be a little girl to add to the mix) spent the night and then we played outside all day. It was wonderful after being cooped up for weeks because of the cold weather. I had gotten most of the leaves raked away from their fort and mud kitchen, straightened up the patio just so we could play. And play they did! We started out the day as usual............watching some Scooby Doo or Octonauts.
Then is was outside to the fort. Don't think Isaiah was too sure about going down the slide.
They were excited to get to play with their mud kitchen again.
I know I should have posted this back during the Christmas season but it was so incredibly busy I guess I just forgot and since this is MY journal about My family I am going to post it now. Not too late, Right? One of the reasons we were so busy was because we were trying to find a chance to get Jessica moved into her new home. I never thought we would have so much trouble just finding the time to do but we finally did. In her kitchen is a nice big island just right for making Christmas cookies and she kindly let us make them there. My island is small and has my stove top in it so doesn't give a lot of room to make cookies. She invited some friends over with their daughter to join the boys in making of our annual Christmas cookies.
I don't make new year's resolutions but I do want to pray blessings on my family and friends for 2015. I am expecting great blessings this year for me, my family and friends. I pray we all grow closer to the Lord and to each other. I pray we all realize the really important things in our lives. I pray for peace and prosperity, for health, safety and joy. I pray chains are broken and God's word is unleashed in our lives.
As far as expecting, I do know one great thing we are expecting and that is our first granddaughter. WooHoo. We are so excited.
I was reading a blog that does nothing but record his daughter's cute little sayings. Wish I had thought of doing something like that when my kids were little but then there was no such thing as a blog. Still I should have written them down somewhere but since I didn't I think I will begin making a record of my grandkids sayings. The first one that comes to mind is from Noah. His mom was telling him to eat his dinner and then he could have dessert. Noah told her he was full. Ok she says that's fine. Then Noah asks for dessert. Mom says but you said you're full, remember? Noah proceeds to tell her that "his dessert stomach is not full. " You have to love their logic.
It wouldn't seem like Christmas if we didn't go to the Christmas parade in our little town. I love it and love being in a small town. I love the single high school band, the athletes on their own floats, the cheerleaders even down to the youngest ones, seeing people you don't see much during the year because everyone comes out for the parade, Santa on the square (yes we have a town square) and all the decorations. I love it.