Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Break

Yeah, this didn't last long! As soon as we said goodnight, all we could hear was, "Kate stop, lay down, go to sleep"....giggle giggle..............needless to say, Kate ended up in her bed:)

This was funny, because I had just gotten them a snack and next thing I knew the two of them were outside sitting in the jogging stroller enjoying their snack. So cute!

This year we decided to "do spring break" close to home because we didn't plan on going out of town. So we started the week off with some lunch playdates with sweet friends. We headed out to the arboretum to enjoy this awesome weather we've been having with friends and a picnic. We BRAVED the Ft. Worth zoo with the rest of DFW! It took us 45 min just to park if that gives you any idea of how packed out it was:/ I overheard someone say that the zoo people told them they had 26,000 people there the day before! That's a whole small city of people! Next time, we'll go to the zoo during a different week of the year;) Then on our last day, we changed our plans to just hang out at home! We loved our week off from clc, but are always glad to be back into our routine of things! Most of all, I think we just enjoyed the weather the most! My kids are happy to be playing outside again!

Disney On Ice

We had a great opprotunity to go to Disney on Ice with some sweet friends today! The kids loved it! Although I've realized how much my kids don't know a whole lot about the characters. I need to pull out the classics and show them. They know Mickey and Minnie and that's about it.
We were able to sit on the 4th row, which was pretty close to the ice. Kate sat through the whole thing, with popcorn of course and her first experience with cotton candy;)

Matthew 19:14 ..."Let the children come unto me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."

Have I said lately how much I LOVE having a 4 year old?!!! We are loving this age Jackson is in for so many reasons, but especially for the conversations we have with him and his inquisitive thoughts.
So the other day, we were driving home from running our morning errands and it had been kind of a quiet drive. I could tell Jackson was in deep thought. Anyway, Jackson spoke up and asked, "Mommy, how can we get to Jesus"? I was taken back for a second because I felt like telling him about death would be so scary for such a young child to understand, so I told him the honest answer that we would have to die and go to be with him in heaven or He may come back to get us before then. But I said, if we want to be with Jesus we have to ask him to be in our hearts and believe that God sent him to die on a cross for our sins because he loved us so much and that he is alive now. I went on to say that He promises us that if we believe, we will be saved and we will live forever with Him in heaven! He went on to ask what it will be like when Jesus comes to get us. I told him that it would be so great and that there will be so many angels and he'll come riding on a horse. He asked if it would be loud, and I said it probably will be loud, but it won't be scary. (You can tell what his fears are, loud noises ie thunder). We're working on how God doesn't give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power!
The car got quiet for a few seconds, maybe because he was processing all of this, and then with this big smile on his face, he said, "So when's he coming, because I believe!!!"
I wish I could have recorded this conversation because hearing that sweet boy's voice, say , "so when's he coming, because I believe, was incredible! So joyful! So innocent!
I went on to tell him that we don't know when he's coming. It will be a surprise!!! Jackson loves surprises!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


13.1 is the amount of miles I have committed to run with Justin and our friends the Russes on May 2nd! Wow! I never in my life thought I would run more than maybe 3 miles at a time. I've done a couple of 5k's in my life, but always thought that was "enough". Well, another friend of mine has been training for a half marathon and has motivated me to do this. We're in week 2 of training and I'm totally pumped and can't wait for the actual race. Now I'm not into getting across the finish line in record time or anything, but I am going to cross the finish line!!

Our Newest Project

Jackson had a great idea one day after digging in the flower beds and planting weeds that we should make a garden. So today we ventured into Lowes and this is what we came out with. Both Jackson and Kate picked out the seeds. We got tomatoes, squash, peas, green beans, broccolli, corn, pumpkins (J's favorite), onions, rosemary, bell pepper, cantelope, strawberries, watermelon, and the list goes on. I don't really totally know what I'm getting into, but it's worth the try if that's what my little man would like to do and we can all do it together. Kate's on board as well. Just point her to the dirt with a shovel and you've got a mess;) But she definitley wants to help in anyway she can.
I figure I won't have to make as many trips to the produce aisle if this works! We're very excited to see what comes of this garden and we'll keep you posted!