Saturday, August 29, 2009

One down, three to go

This is Shane posting (something I haven't done for a while).

I have been waiting nervously for the last month and a half for the results of a CPA exam that I just took (part 1 of 4). I just opened the mail and found out that I passed Audit! Woohoo!! I feel like this is yet another tender mercy from the Lord. Thank you to all those of you who have worried, prayed and hoped in my behalf on this exam. We're one step closer to having this thing in the rear-view mirror.

Friday, August 14, 2009

From Babies to Little Boys

Saying prayers. Melts my heart. They are starting to initiate them...especially Carson. He jabbers to himself before trying to say "amen." They are turning into little boys right before my eyes. And there is nothing I can do about it. In my mind, they are still just little babies. I'm sure, in some ways, that will never really change.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How Did He Know?

Shane came home with these yesterday. How did he know that this was exactly what I needed? And how did I get so lucky to have him as my man? I don't always deserve his goodness. It was a great ending to a rough day.

Friday, August 7, 2009

When all else fails....LAUGH

I feel like most days, I take life too seriously...especially when it comes to these boys. Why do I let myself get so tightly wound? In the end, it never really helps and I end up hating the way I feel. What's worse is that I not only make myself miserable, but I make everyone else around me crazy and miserable too. There are way too many instances when I feel DETERMINED to be grouchy...and stay grouchy...despite efforts (by Shane) to help me feel happier. Again, I have to ask myself why! Does anyone else get some sort of satisfaction from pouting and acting like a 5 year old? It is silly and immature but I do it all the same.

Now to my point. Laughter really is the best medicine. Can you imagine what life would be like without a sense of humor? I feel sorry for people who can't take a step back and just laugh. I feel like it's the glue that holds all of my frustrated pieces together. Fortunately for me, I have people surrounding me everyday who make me laugh.

Shane makes me laugh everyday. He is light-hearted and easy going and can make me smile like no one else. Our relationship is always fun because of him.

Have you ever met my Dad? You can't be around him for more than 2 seconds without cracking up. My Mom has a super silly side too...she always surprises those privileged enough to see it. When our whole family is together, we sit around for hours laughing at and with each other. It is a breath of fresh air.

The list could go on and on and on but I'll end with my twiners. They make me smile everyday. Yes...they make me crazy...but all that craziness is mixed with lots of fun and lots of laughter. Makes every day worth it!