Sunday, May 30, 2010

Christy Nockels - A Mighty Fortress

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song. But this morning, in church, the words really spoke to me. God's Holy Spirit just poured all over me and allowed me to be totally in the moment...seemingly alone with Him. You of those moments when you are in a full church but yet you and God are having a "moment". Oh, how I love those. If I only took more time....I'd have more of those moments. Our Praise Team does a fantastic job with this song. Tracy Crone sings the lead vocals and she is amazing. This morning....every instrument, every vocal, every single thing was perfect as only God can make it.

I hope you take time to listen to this great God song.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Just A Few Pics

Our sweet Ian on Gotcha Day 2010....celebrating 4 years.
Drew at church on Mother's Day 2010. Sweet, sweet boy.
Proud Mommy and her boys after church on Mother's Day
Our precious, rotten, little boys. Oooooo....we love them so

The REAL Ian and Drew...silly monkeys.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

May Musings

After my last post, I realized that I may have sounded a bit harsh. Don't get me wrong, it's challenging with a very vocal 3 year old, but I'm so grateful to be the one he snuggles and calls Mommy.

Today was Ian's last day of Pre-K. He will be in Kindergarten in the fall. WHAT? When did that happen? I can't believe that he's 5 already. He's so excited about Kindergarten. He will go to Southpark Christian School for one more year. By then, we will have sold our house and be in a school district that is better for the kids. Hoping and praying it works out that way. Today Ian received his first official school certificate. Guess what it was for? Gentleness and caring about others. Charlie and I are so proud of him. He's a little charmer.

Drew has one more day of the K2 program at Southpark Christian School. He'll be out until the fall, when he starts K3. That is if he's fully potty trained. We're struggling with that. Charlie and Drew will be home during the day together this summer and that's their mission.

Drew is talking more and more each day. Here are some my recent favorite Drewisms:

"cover my up"
"oh my"
"it's gonna be awesome"
"no way jose"
"I sorry...I didn't mean to"

Ian is still talking up a storm and asking more questions than I have answers for. Now for some Ianisms:

"adoptanation" - graduation
"mommy, I love you with my whole heart"

They both bring us tons of joy each day. I wonder what we ever did with our time before we had kids. We are going to take our first real road trip in a couple of weeks to Kansas City for a wedding. We're going to stay at the Great Wolf Lodge and have lots of fun.

I promise when I can figure out what program is going to work on our new computer that will download the pictures from my camera, I'll post some. I have filled up one memory card in my big camera and I'm almost full in my other one. I have a LOT to download.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Drew....Almost 3

He's almost three and the treacherous threes have begun. He's dramatic, throwing more tantrums, becoming quite opinionated, bossy, mouthy...yep...that about sums it up. I had forgotten how much I dislike this stage. It was hard age for Ian, but, I think it's going to be worse with Drew. He's such a smart little guy and he knows what pushes my buttons and when he's in one of his little moods....he pushes away. I'm posting this he came in with a book and proceeded to sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star to me. How sweet.

How can he be so sweet one moment and then a terror the next? Ah...we will survive.