Sunday, May 31, 2009

Looking back...

I got a new Macbook:) wooohooo! anyway... I'm transferring files/pics to my new one. It's so hard to believe how fast the boys are growing. I knew it would happen, I soak up as much as I can and it STILL happens! I want to freeze 'em!
The pic of Park with the corncob is so funny b/c it's exactly what Piper looked like at lunch today. I showed Cameron and he said, "did you take that today?" he thought it was Piper:) I'm sure in a few years we'll be sad at how fast little Sissy has grown, too. Thank you God for giving them to us for a while! We love them SO.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Moving on up...

This school year was my first years in an elementary school. It was tons of fun. The ladies I worked with were a blast and the kids were precious BUT.... it's really not my cup of tea. Right now I feel God has geared my heart, burdens and passion for the upper grades, soooo I took a position at the High School. I'm really excited about it. A little nervous, seems I'll be teaching a lot of Geometry. I have two team teaching Geometry classes, 3 geometry labs (I'll help kids with Geom. homework) and 1 resource Geometry class. Sheeeesh... that's a lot;). I am really excited about it, though. I know most of the kids at the high school b/c I had them at the Jr. High so it'll be fun working with them again! I get giddy just thinking about it! I was a little torn b/c Andrew will be in school next year BUT I knew that I knew that I knew the HS was where God was leading me. We're going to send Andrew to West Side b/c it's right by the HS so I'll get to see him a lot still!
I really do LOVE teaching! I LOVE the upper grades because I feel there's such an opportunity to change the WORLD! I really do! I enjoy all the kids but feel I am specifically placed there for the children who are victims of poverty or abuse or the ones that just can't find their fit. I love working with the "at-risk"! Tonight as Cam and I were driving down the road we saw two teens who looked homeless, pushing a grocery cart down the road. My eyes just filled with tears. Ugghhh... my heart stung for those kids. Being a teen is hard enough. I can't even imagine! I am so privilege to have an opportunity to love on those kids for the brief moments I have them in class.
ON another note.. I am really excited for summer! This summer should be TONS of fun with Sissy being so mobile. Cam is cleaning out the pool filter as we speak (10:00pm:). I'm READY to swim!!!
On another-nother note....
I'm so behind on downloading pictures. I thought I'd put a few of Piper's birthday last month. I don't think I've posted any of it yet and I'm too lazy to check ;)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

melt my heart

Okay, before I blog about my family I must give a shout out to KRIS ALLEN!! WOOOOHOOOO! We are proud in Arkansas tonight! Yea BABY! Kris is our DAWG!! What up? What up? What up?!!!  Wooohooo!!
Okay... back to reality.... Yesterday we got back from a little family vacation in Branson. This was our first time to ever really take the kids anywhere, besides a state park. We had a blast. Andrew and Parker LOVED Dixie Stampede. Their eyes were glued to the show! We all enjoyed it. Piper even had a great evening with a corn cob in each hand. Sooo sweet! We spent all day Monday at Silver Dollar City. The kids were great! Piper cruised around in the stroller and the boys rode tons of rides. Cam and I even got to get in on some of the "big" rides because my brother and sister-in-law were there to help with the kids. The boys were so sweet! They really are good boys! It's so sweet to watch them play together. Here's a pic of them tonight I took with my phone. They were counting their popcorn kernels. They're planting them in the yard hoping to grow "popcorn"... how sweet is that?
I also put a pic of sweet Piper trying on some shades at Silver $ City. She is growing like a weed. She is so sweet with the boys. She likes to walk up to them and clobber them with a hug. They always say, "Oh no... the giant is coming to get us". I am SO blessed to have three beautiful, sweet, healthy babies. They truly melt my heart!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

but our faith is real...

My heart is so heavy and broken! Our pastor's family has experienced a great loss today, the loss of their oldest son. Oh how I wish there were something I could do. I cannot imagine that kind of loss. I've cried numerous times already just thinking of what heartache that brings to a mom. In the letter to the church, our pastor ends with saying "but our faith is real". 
Thank you God for the Wilson's. Thank you for the leadership you've given our church. Thank you for Dawn's servant's heart. Thank you for my husband and my children. Lord, help me to have a faith that is real through the good and bad. This world is not my home. Thank you so much for saving me and giving me a hope. Thank you for the promise of eternity with you!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Parker is constantly cracking us up. He has the funniest sense of humor! We just can't get enough of him! Here are a couple of his more recent "Park-isms"
-This morning his boo boo on his leg was itching but it hurt to scratch so he said, "It hurts too much to scratch it... I'll just wait until I get to Heaven". I said, "what?" he said, "we don't hurt anymore when we're in Heaven"... I giggled and said, "that's right, Parker". About a minute later, it was itching again and he said, "I hope I hurry and die b/c it's really itching!"
-The other morning he was sitting by me and said, "I just tooted"... I said, "okay" He said, "but it was just smoke" .. because it didn't make any noise:)
-This morning while eating his breakfast he said, "ummm, daddy be quiet for just a minute, I am going to ask God something". Cam said, Okay... After the room got quiet Parker said, "Umm, God why is it that when you go to Heaven you never die?" he paused a second and said, "Okay".  I guess God gave him an answer:)... SOOOOO sweet that little ball of sunshine!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

It's been...

a pretty lucky week for me. At the beginning of the week I found a $5.00 Discover card in my Honey Grahams and then Friday one of the boys had a $10 winning lid on their yogurt! JACKPOT! I'm not sure how we'll spend all the money. The possibilities are endless;).

I can't believe the school year is winding down. I'm so ready to be out for summer. I love being home with the kiddos. It should be a really fun summer because Piper will be walking well and the boys will have tons of fun with her. We're finishing up swim lessons this week. They're doing great! Mr. Chris, their teacher, is fabulous! 

I stayed up waaaay too long reading this blog and was reminded of how blessed we are. Even through this family's tragedy, they are equally blessed. They're blessed with a beautiful family and an opportunity to glorify Him through their tragedy.