Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday, Megan!

I can't believe you turn five today, Megan! You've grown and changed in so many ways during the last year! :) This time last year you were wearing size 2-3 and now, you're so tall you need a 6!

You've learned so many new things! You are so bright and interested in learning. You are proud to be God's Girl and have chosen to follow His plan for your life. You've been able to learn so many Bible verses and you look forward to AWANAS every week. You have done a good job in learning to handle and control your emotions and temper. You love "home school" and you are just beginning to learn how to read and write. We are shocked that you learned how to read three books this week! You are beginning to learn how to sew and you're doing a great job with it. You love to play on Starfall and PBSkids. I don't mind, because you always learn something new and can't wait to share it with me (and anyone else who will listen)!

Since your 4th birthday, you've started taking speech. Your pronunciation has really improved. All of your progress reports have been filled with glowing compliments, because you are a hard worker. You will try any new word or sound that you're asked to try and you often master letters and sounds beyond what's age appropriate. I love to see the self-confidence you've gained because now you can communicate more clearly. And, you're not afraid to stand up for yourself and remind others that you are learning.

You are very friendly and like to play with kids of all ages. You have a great care for the elderly. Somehow, you understood from a young age that they love and appreciate when you pat their hand and generously give hugs. You love to play with and talk to babies and enjoy making them smile. And of course, you love to play at pre-school and love your time at the library!

You love to pretend (or should I say RE-prend! ;) You love to play dress up, My Little Pony's, babies, restaurant, Barbies, and Legos.  You can turn anything into a baby...the other night, you were the proud mommy of a balloon! :) Your sense of humor keeps us laughing and guessing what you'll do and say next.

You are loving, very sensitive, passionate, and try to do the right thing. I enjoy watching you play, learn, and grow and I truly blessed to be your Mommy. Happy 5th Birthday, Megan! We love you so very much!

Monday, February 25, 2013


I found this article today and I want to share it with every woman I know! I love and I use it for the multiple Bible studies I'm doing, as well as just reading. Often, there are articles that catch my eye and step on my toes. :)

I know that God has so much more planned for me and He's just waiting for me to say, "Transform ALL of me! Use me! I'm yours!" I love how she points out that God will only transform as much as we give Him.

This will only make sense if you read the article, but in case you are wondering, and I filled in family.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Learning To Weave

Megan and I have been reading and studying about Moses. She is facinated with the story of the baby being placed in the basket (Exodus 2:1-10). I love her questions and the way that she has related to Mariam, Moses's sister. She has told me how she thinks his sister would feel and that if she was the sister she would keep thinking, "Oh no! Don't tip over basket and don't sink!" :) She has also asked about the basket...a lot.

I have been wanting to teach her how to sew. I'm waiting for our next trip to a big city to be able to pick up those supplies. But, the basket sparked an idea. The basket would have been woven, right? And weaving is a skill needed for sewing. So, I started to figure out a way to help her learn to weave something into a basket. Like most moms, at my feet sat a laundry basket of clothes waiting to be folded and neatly put away. It happened to be a kids' basket. The holes were perfect for weaving a large ribbon through! Although I'm not really up for coating it with tar and pitch or seeing if it's sea worthy, I think it made for a pretty good object lesson.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Wow! It's 2013 already! 2012 was filled with blessing big and small, trials, fun, adventure, and new friends! It's hard to look back and truly remember all of the wonderful things that happened. I just found the following picture on facebook and it has inspired me to look for the blessings God provides.

We're getting started today and my first note reads...I've been so blessed by my wonderful husband and kids. They add fun, adventure, love, hugs, (and gray hairs) to my life. I am thankful to have them to love and laugh with and I'm so very thankful for their love. ~ I love the way Matt and Megan are playing games and legos together today. They are working together, laughing, and enjoying each other's company. I'm going to go join them!~ 1-1-13

May 2013 be pleasing to God!