we're just a family of finches making our way in the town w/o a frown.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

i'm not who i once was

what a week this has been. my sweet finch has been at sales training for the majority of the week and it has been rough being solo here at home. here goes the my list of thankfuls for the week.


1. my sweet monkey: she compete in 2 events this year for UIL. she won 1st in both of the events.

2. church family- we joined the local baptist church a few weeks back. what an amazing group of people . they have been so kind and inclusive the moment we began attending. they have welcomed us in and showered us with kindness. i am so thankful for this group.

3. friends- my sweet friend pattylicous made a trip down to visit and we had such a great time. sprout was particularly fond of her and had many wonderful conversations with her.

4. baby giggles- yes she is already smiling and giggling. she finds her siblings to be particularly funny

5. handmade goodness- pattylicous made this beautiful blankey for sprout. she loves her blankey.

6. text messages- sometimes it is the only way i get to communicate with my friends. I'm just glad there is a way to say hey without trying to scream over my screaming darlings

7. daddy time- all my kids have loved their daddy time.

8. mail- I've been way behind on checking it, but yesterday i got 4 packages. tons of happy in the mailbox

9. girl time- one thing the girls can agree on is that sprout needs lots of love and snuggles.

10. rain- we had a crazy storm here yesterday. school started 2 hours late due to the storm. the rain is such a blessing to this area, so as the song says "i will praise you in this storm". i am thankful for the moisture and thankful that we didn't have any damage to our apartment.

i hope that everyone has a great and blessed weekend.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

oh baby baby

wow, where does time go? the last bit of 2011 flew by for us. my sweet friend pattylicious had her appendix removed, so i drove up to keep her company while she was in the hospital. the 10 hour drive was not a lot of fun because i was very pregnant. my sweet hubby made sure the kids were well taken care so that i could make the trip. after that trip was monkey's 12th birthday, then turkey day, then Christmas was here before i knew it. i was so excited for 2011 to be over i could hardly contain my joy as the new year approached. i knew that our sweet sprout would be making her way into the world at some point in January, so the year already held an immense joy. at midnight my water broke and the new year brought a new little girl into our family. a quick thankful list while she naps and q watches little einsteins.


1. big brothers- he is such a big helper and loves his sister so much already.

2. my hubby- he has been so helpful and i can hardly wait to see what the new year has in store for us.

3. snuggles- there has been A LOT of snuggling going on in the house the past few weeks

4. laughter- there has also been A LOT of laughing in our house the past few weeks.

5. church family- we have found a wonderful group of believers who have taken us in and welcomed us as family. some of the members watched the kiddos for us while i was at the hospital having sprout. the kids loved the bath at gigi's and grumpy's house

6. moving forward- the Lord is moving in our lives and pushing us forward to greater things. i can see where he has been opening doors and putting people in our path. i am so excited to see what he has in store for this year.

7. sisterly love- i have friends who are super close to their sisters, and i have to admit I'm a bit jealous. my sister and i are not close and we never have been. i pray daily that my girls will be friends as they grow.

8. baby noises- the sweet sounds that new babies make are truly gifts from God.

9. our sweet lil sprout- she was born at 7:57 am on 1-1-12. she weighed a tiny 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. it was love at first sight.

10. the grace of God- He has showered me and my family with it and i am so thankful for His love, grace and mercy.

i hope that this year brings blessings and joy to you.