Friday, May 27, 2011

{a SuNBeaM}

There is no shortage of broken used cell phones in our house, the kids love playing with them, especially Mia. She will often hand me the phone and when asked who it is will respond either "Mom" (my mom) or daddy, or whoever, but lately she has used a sandal from a pair I bought her with butterflies on them, to talk, but she only talks to one person with it... Jesus. I've tried testing it out many times. I'll hand her the cordless, my cell, other broken phones, and she'll say it's anyone else, but when handed the's only Jesus. So yesterday she picked up her sandal and said the usual: "Here Mommy, talk to Jesus?" so I said "Oh ok I 'd love to, what does he want?" and she said "A Sunbeam", as I choked back my tears I replied "ok, will you be one for Him?" and just as cool and nonshalant as she could be replied, "Sure"
There is no question in my mind that she and all of the other little spirits on this earth communicate one to one with Him, whether it be by prayer, or song, or even a little sandal with butterflies, he's always listening...

Trinidad Trip

Our trip to Trinidad was amazing...the country was breathtaking, the people were friendly, and the food and shopping were out of this world, I highly recommend going... Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

{I love NOLA !}

John and I headed to New Orleans to catch Bob Seger in concert after missing him here in Houston. For those of you who don't know who Bob Seger is, uh "Turn the Page", "Night Moves", "Like a Rock"... google him, the man is a legend, I could go on and on. Once again, John being the over planner really out did himself on this trip. (I'm sure some of it had to do with the fact that we did nothing on the anniversary of our marriage) We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria where we found out that ICE CUBE and Mike Epps were also staying. We ran into their body guards in the lobby. I guess NOLA's a great place for filming because the next day as we strolled French Quarter, we stumbled up Jason Lee's set for Memphis Beat. We tried to see other parts this time so we headed down to Canal street for some shopping and ate dinner at Morton's. I give this trip a perfect 10.
I should've superimposed Ice Cube in this one > Yes, I ate them all!
Jason Lee's set
SupeR KidS DaY

Monday, May 23, 2011

{Mother's Day '11'}

I did NOT see this one coming! John knows that I am terrible about not being able to wait for presents. I will bug and bug and bug until he finally gives in. So now, he's found a way to break the suspence without giving the surprise away, LYING! He and Sebastian had me going good. He apparently briefed him on what to say. So as soon as I got Bash alone, I started probing, he had me totally believing that John had gotten me the Wii, along with the Just Dance Zumba edition game. The next morning, I was awakened to a delicious breakfast in bed, surrounded by John and the kids, and cards and "the gift". When I opened it, I didn't know whether to be concerned that Sebastian was such a convincing liar, or excited about the gorgeous diamond earrings they bought me. SCORE JOHN!!! Good on ya...This pyramid's for you.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

{Chasing Rainbows}

These are my favorite days. When there is no where left to go, no more errands left to run, and we can just go out and play our hearts out. Anytime I see my kids care free at play, I'm always reminded that the Spirit is among us. This particular day, as I was shooting pics of the kids I felt it so strongly that I had to fight the tears back. As we got ready to go in, I turned on the sprinkler and saw this gorgeous rainbow. It took Mia a while to see it, but when she did, it was all she could talk about. Thank you Heavenly Father, for showing us little miracles each day, and blessing us with these sweet spirits who remind us to appreciate them...

{Easter 11}

This Easter was our first egg-dying experience with all of the kids. I was just prepared to let them get down and dirty, but to my surprise they were very meticulous and took their time painting each of their eggs. We also made some bunny and chickie cake pops. It was a wonderful day and as always one more special day to focus on the Savior's atoning sacrifice.

Friday, May 20, 2011

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