Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My amazing husband

My husband is amazing.

I feel sad for every other woman in the world because they can't be married to him. I GOT HIM! :)

He is truly wonderful...for millions of reasons.

Today as I was sweeping and cleaning I started thinking about my house. We bought our house over a year ago at a tax auction. (the former owner didn't pay his taxes for YEARS and owed millions to the IRS.) There is a long, weird story behind our house, but suffice it to say that our house is well-known in this area.

"Oh, YOU bought that house!!" is a reaction we get a LOT! :)

Our house had been empty for almost 5 years when we bought it. Needless to say it needed a lot of work. My husband knew how much I loved this house and the room for the kids to run that it has. He has willingly worked and worked and WORKED to make this house my dream house.

Before and after pictures:

Our house is still a work in progress...the basement spare bedroom and an office is still being worked on. Little things here and there like window treatments and closet doors :).....but this house is my DREAM house.

I am so thankful for a husband who works hard for the Lord and works so very hard to please me.

Friday, May 7, 2010

My girls....

I am blessed with adorable children.

Today we will focus on the amazing cuteness of our girls.
(the focus will be on our son very soon as he celebrates his *SOB* 8th birthday in just a few days. *SOB*)

**Brownie Making** (I think maybe she had a taste test! :))

While we were working on the brownies, it got very quiet....

I am blessed....

There are days - more than I would like to admit - when I am tired and I long for TWO MINUTES all to myself. There are days when I consider changing my name from "Mommy" to something the kids cannot pronounce, like "Svetlana", so that they cannot yell to me every 2.34 seconds.

There are many days like that.

And then -

I look at a picture like this -

and all is well. I want my name to be "Mommy" forever....and ever.

I am blessed.