Sunday, October 25, 2009

Beautiful Sunset :)

We were on 28th Street the other night when we saw this beautiful sunset! Too pretty not to share :)

Falling on the Floor Laughing! :)

This picture cracks me up every time I see it! Lilly, Molly and I were playing downstairs when I snapped this picture by accident! I made Lilly and I laugh so hard we were both crying :) lol Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Fruit Snacks

Lilly loooooves fruit snacks! I try to limit her intake to a few times a week, but if she had her way she'd eat them 3 times a day everyday. Last week she was being so good that she asked for fruit snacks and I decided it was a good special treat! These pictures I took just messing around with my camera settings. I thought they were kinda cool so I posted them :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Crayon Lessons

My friend Tori just send me this quote and I thought it was really cute!

"we could learn a lesson from crayons. sometimes theyre sharp and sometimes theyre beautiful. some have weird names and they are all different colors. and they all live in the same box."

Who knew you could learn from crayons? ;)

Monday, October 12, 2009

It is well...

These last few weeks have been very...stressful? Even though I love my new job, it's hard being away from my kids at Bear Hugs. And hard switching to something unfamiliar after almost 5 years! The Behl's are great. I really mean it, I couldn't have asked for a better family to nanny for! They have made this transition great. It's just still hard!

Something else that's not making this transition an easy one is "re-entry stress". It's one thing that I (and others who go on mission's trips) always struggle with when coming back from a trip. It's effected me differently every time I've gone to Haiti. Sometimes it lasts longer, sometimes it hits later. This time it hit much later. I'm dealing with a lot of it now. I hate it, I really do. But I wouldn't stop going on the trips because of it. Basically it's just a way that Satan tries to use the trip and take the glory of everything God did, and turn it sour. You have an overwhelming sense of feeling like an alien walking around in a foreign land. Not enjoying what you're doing here, because often times it feels so pointless. You feel disconnected from people that you love that don't get why you went or what you did, or the importance of it. I don't think I can properly explain it, and I don't think that I would get it unless I had experienced it myself. But I always find that in that time this song is so comforting! I love it. It completely and 100% humbles me, and comforts me. Brings me to my knees and God gives me such peace through it. I've been listening to it a lot lately :) lol.

"When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

* Refrain:
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul."

Going Batty!

Hey everyone! I hope that your weekends were wonderfully relaxing! These pictures are from last Friday. I wanted to post these sooner, but the weekend was crazy! Lilly and I made "Bat Hats" :) Her's was so cute that we also decided to make one for Molly! lol. They turned out pretty cute!

Both girls in their hats! Too cute!

Lilly and her hat... :)

Lilly checkin' herself out in the mirror ;) haha...

Molls and her hat...

I thought that they were cute! I promise I'll be posting more than just kid pics :) lol These are just easy! Hope everyone is well :) Have a blessed night!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lilly's Many Faces! :)

This is a fun video I took last Friday of Lilly and I being silly! She's a very sweet little girl!

p.s.-don't mind my annoying voice in the background! lol :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My New "Job"

Some of you know...not all of you...that I just recently quit my job at Bear Hugs. It's still crazy to think about! I was there just shy of 5 years. Those kids were like my kids. I miss not seeing them everyday!

Buuuuttt....I have a great new job :) I take care of these two lovely ladies! They are both dolls and we have a lot of fun together.

Molly is the easiest baby in the world! She is just about three months old and is just started to laugh and coo! This is Miss Molly...

Her favorite thing to do is sleep ;) hehe...I love, love this picture!

Lilly is fun and energetic and loves to giggle! Her and I have a lot of fun being silly and doing art projects together. She's quite hilarious :) This is Miss Lilly...

This is one of her various silly faces :)

The Behl's are a great family! I feel really blessed to have been given the opportunity to "work" for them (I don't feel like it's work lol) during this transition time in my life.