Thursday, October 30, 2008

"My Rainbow Song"

I added a few songs to the blog that I enjoy and wanted to share..
But the most important song is "Somewhere over the Rainbow" , because it is the ABSOLUTE favorite song of my baby girl Isabella. She knows every word and she spins around the house dancing whenever I turn it on. John and I even hear her signing it over the monitor in her room after we've put her to bed. It's just one of those songs that will forever remind me of her childhood. Enjoy Bella! We love you!

This Just Makes Me Smile

It's just a small thing in life that I enjoy- but I really love that the kids sit next to each other in their booster seats at the table, and that we can all sit together as a family. Bella usually says a prayer for us, and then we can chat and enjoy our kids as we eat.

Sometimes Bella will tell us stories about her friends at preschool....and sometimes it cracks John and I up to hear about life through her eyes. Tyler usually sits happily and eats everything in sight...and we can usually catch Bella sneaking him food off her plate as well. Last night Tyler really loved having spaghetti, and I had to grab the camera so that I could always remember his sweet little face. He looks so content and so happy as he enjoys his dinner....

Like I said, it's just a small moment- but I wish I could hold on to them for a little longer!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Prayer Time with Bella

Just a cute story that made me laugh today......

I was just putting Bella down for a nap a little while ago, and she asked me if I would stay in the room for a little while with her. She asks this every time because she will say or do anything to avoid having to go to sleep. I told her to ask Jesus if He would hang out in her room with her for a little while, so she closed her eyes and said,

"Hey Jesus, can you stay in my room for a little while...and remember when I fell down and hurt my knee? It's still not better- I think you forgot."
I tried so hard not to start cracking up. She scraped her knee the other night, and it still has a scab on it. We prayed for her knee the other night, but apparently she thought God had forgotten to make it all better. I just love these moments!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Our Happy (Potato) Family

For my first official post, I am happy to introduce our family! This is our family... according to Bella's creation :) Apparently, this is our family through her eyes....
Dad, Mom, Bella (notice that she gave herself the princess wand?), and obviously that's Tyler on the end. I guess potato heads make for a good self-reflection....oh, to be 3 years old!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ok, here we go.....


After much reluctance, I have succumbed to the world of blogging. With all our friends and family that live far from us- this is the best way to share stories and pictures of our life and family. We have a photo album site online that we update frequently, so we'll include a link to the gallery and let everyone know when we've posted new pictures. Yes- we are those parents that take waaaay to many pictures of their kids..but I've accepted it and proudly own it! Life with Bella and Ty is too precious for us to not try to document every memory that we can.....we are already learning that they grow fast and we will never look back and say, "man, I wish we didn't take all these pictures!"

So here we go....I'll try to be diligent about posting recent family news, funny little daily happenings around our house, or even recent prayer requests or answers to prayer. I feel better about using this blogsite rather than something like Facebook or MySpace (no offense to all of you that use those.....yes, I know there are a lot of you! Shame Shame :))

For now, you can see recent pictures of our family at

Until next time-

Joshua 24:15b

"But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."