Sunday, January 31, 2010

all is right....

Do you ever have those moments where you feel all is right in the world?? I'm having one of those right now....I just feel content & happy. :)
I'm just sitting here sipping on some coffee & flipping through a magazine. Dan's watching a movie on our (new) tv. Finn's taking a nap. The laundry is going, the dishwasher is done, steaks are on the counter defrosting...all is right in the world & our house for the time being. Ahhh...

I've really been feeling convicted to spend time in the Bible. I have not been doing this for a very long time I am afraid to say. I feel like I've always had a great prayer life, but beyond that....it's been very hard for me. I want to be a good testimony & to walk with the Lord. For the past few weeks I've still been getting up at 5am(Finn no longer gets a bottle then, big boy now!) & so that leaves me an hour before I have to leave for work. During this time, I 1st fix my coffee then I head on into the dining room where my Bible & Bible study awaits me. I can't say it's easy to do this, but it is totally worth it. I can clear my head before work & all the negitivity that is there & I can spend time with the Lord. I've found myself more relaxed & just overall more contented. I keep a list of on-going prayer request's there as well...I'll be honest & say that some mornings I haven't gotten to it. I've overslept or I've been just too tired & have been barely able to make it out the door, but over all I am very proud of myself. It takes discipline, something I am not very good at.

Our church service was really good this morning. We had a pastoral candidate come preach & I really really liked him. Hopefully he'll work out. I'm going to start volunteering in the nursery as well. I turned my paper work in this morning so I should be starting this soon. I've always had a helper's heart, but it can be very intimidating in a very large church to do this when I grew up in a very small country church. But, I'm trying!!

I'm signing off for now. I've got some pics to post later so I'll be back. Have a nice Sunday!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

mommy's big boy


Doesn't he look like such a big boy?!?!
Sometimes I just can't believe I'm a mom to this cute kid. :) Am I lucky, or what?



Thursday, January 21, 2010

to tired to type

here is a look at this past week in some pictures. i have been sick as a dog & am just now starting to feel better. still coughing up a lung though. i.am.sick.of.coughing! auhh......

here's finn trying to sneak in the pantry..


helping clean mommy's floors..thank you!



we spent last sat night down in st augustine at my mother-in-laws. he loves him his shopping buggy!




made some uglies for dinner this week. yyuummmm!!!


finn getting ready to tear into them.(yeah right!) this kid has gotten so picky!




lost of snotty noses & slobber this week. what a lovely combo. :)



finally some nice weather to get outside & play!



lovely self shot of me. trying to relax on the patio while finn plays..




and i just like this shot of finn. not sure why, but i do.



so there! my weekly wrap done early, on a thursday.

Monday, January 11, 2010

pooped out


wow, i'm exhausted. finn has been waking all hours of the night now for the last few weeks. we're pretty sure it's his teeth that are bothering him. he already had 8, 4 up top, 4 on the bottom, and he recently got his top 2 back teeth in. when you look in his mouth you can see where his gums are white like there's teeth there about to pop through. but seriously? what the heck? the 1st 8 came in so easy, we never had ANY issues with those. last night he was up every hour crying till 3am. i ended up on the couch at 3 & slept out there till 5. NOT enough sleep. i am so tired i don't know what to do with myself...i think he's slept 3 nights all night in weeks. now this is the child that started sleeping all night at 8 weeks right when mommy went back to work. i now know how it feels to be pretty much constantly tired. it gets tiring. :) can you tell i'm tired?? anyways, we are starting to try to let him cry them out now. he gets motrin before bed. he gets the orajel rubbed on his gums. i don't know what else to do, does any one have any suggestions? i will take ANYTHING!
other that the sleeping thing, he's been doing good. i gave him his 1st haircut last fri night. he was starting to look like joe dirt with a mullet going on. i actually am starting to look like him too. i need a haircut in the WORST way right about now. he's such a cute little dude when hes actually still enough for you to look at him. he's a ball full of energy & as the lady at the nursery said, "that one there's got some extra testosterone!" i thought that was funny. he's doing good in the nursery thank goodness. one of the things hes doing since his teeth are bothering him is to bite things. not mean or anything, just biting. your shirt, your jeans, the leather sofa.....strange, but i guess it feels good on his gums. i was nervous he would try to bite a little girl or something in the nursery & we would get kicked out. ;)
dan & i have been working like crazy. last week & this week he's had mandatory overtime. which means that he has been working 1-11 everyday. nice paycheck but wear on your body. i had 3 days of call last week where i had to work late each time & this week i only have 2. thank goodness! we are short of techs again, so we're all having to take a lot of extra call till the new people start.
this sure is a rambling post. i'm gonna wrap it up now & head to bed. and pray that finn will PLEASE Lord, sleep all night tonight. i desperately need it!

oh, here's a few pics of my little church going man--isn't he cute??









and this is my new cabinet i bought a few weeks ago. i finally got it today, so excited! whatcha think? you like it??




and yes i know my table is cluttered on top of random things, but come on? i work for a living....
:)


:night night:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I have something very hard I have to do this week. Will you please pray for me? Thank you.
-Holly

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

question for you

Hey y'all, I have a question for you.

Finn's mouth is smelling funny, anyone else ever had this happen to one of their kids? His right ear is red & I noticed last night his mouth smelled funny. I didn't really think anything of it but when I picked him up at the babysitter's today she commented on the ear. and his mouth still smells today. So, he's got an appt tomorrow morning at the ped office. I've got to remember to tell Dan to ask them about the smell. He's got 2 molar's that have come through, so I thought maybe he's got some kind of infection going on.

Just curious if anyone has any clue?

Thanks!!

-curious mama :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

my new exercise routine


who needs a gym membership when you have a 1 year old? i've lost 6 lbs in the last weeks or month or who knows when & i've got this little dude to thank for it...
i think this 1st pic is just hilarious. you would think he's dying or something...




and here is my new thing. when he just get's to be too much inside the house, we go out.. i strap him on my back & i walk the neighborhood. the neighbors i'm sure think i'm very strange. the other day i put him on my back while i mopped all the floors then i walked the neighborhood. talk about a good workout!! when i got back, they were dry. he loves to be outside, so my new method works beautifully. just tires me out, but thats okay....




sleep tight tonight & stay warm!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy B-day Dan!!


Wishing a happy happy birthday to my best buddy & my husband, Dan! We had some friends over tonight to celebrate him turning the big 3-1. Yikes! We're not getting any younger, are we? Don't answer that. :) Here's a pic of the cake I made him after we already had helped ourselves. I meant to take one before, but......I've become forgetful lately.

My husband is a wonderful husband & an even better father. I never knew he had such patience... He's hardworking & also a great and helping son. He's the communicator in our relationship & the only one who "knows" me & my many quirks. :) I always tell him I love him deeply, and I mean it.




and I dug WAY back to find one of my favorite pictures of us. This was taken at Liberty University I think our sophomore year. Anyways, like over 10 years ago!!! My friend Rachel Johnson took this for a project for her photography class. There was a whole set of pics & I love looking back at them. We look so much younger! I did say we weren't getting any younger, didn't I? Don't answer that. Again.





I hope everyone had a safe new year's last night. I was in bed before midnight but was awakened by a crying child so I was actually in Finn's room rocking him to sleep as the new year rolled in. I can't think of any other place I would have rather been. Nope.

Happy New Year's! God bless.