Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Fun Day

So, as a teacher, I always looked forward to the last hour of school on Fridays, when the kids would be able to go outside, play and eat snacks from the snack bar. For the past few weeks I have been thinking of how much I want to get outside and at least just take a walk on friday mornings, because I rarely have anything planned. But, the A-type personality that I have always finds 'things' that need to be done, and I don't get out. Well, I am saying that starting today...friday mornings for now will be fun fridays. Even if there are things that 'should be done,' they will wait. Life is to precious to be worried about my to-do list all the time (even though that is very hard for me to do). This will be something that me and my boy do just to have fun, and enjoy the world and life that God has given to us. So, today we did just that. :) My original plan was to go to Woodward park, but things got changed, and that is ok...things may not always go according to plan, but I know that I need to make the most out of what happens. So, this is how our morning went:
I had my new favorite breakfast dish: granola, berries, plain greek yogurt and agave syrup for sweetner :) Yummy! Ryan enjoyed watching mommy eat her nutritious and delicious breakfast.

Like I said, we originally were going to go to Woodward, but Jason called and he needed me to come to the DMV and sign some paperwork for the car. At first, I was super bummed, but then I was determined to still accomplish my goal, even if it meant changing plans a little bit. Sooo...I treated myself to a delicious Starbucks (decaf caramel macchiato), and went over to my Aunt's neighborhood since it was super close, and I would have a place to nurse Ryan after our walk. Also, I have walked this neighborhood many times with my Aunt, and thought it would be fun to remember those good times. 

It was an incredibly beautiful day, and my little guy was sleeping, it was so nice to just walk and enjoy God's beautiful creation and the life happening around us. 
It was a great time of exercise, thought and enjoying the weather. Towards the end of the walk, Ryan woke up, and was able to enjoy the sunshine. 
And then we went over to my Aunt and Uncle's house and Ryan was able to hang out with his Pa for a bit. :) 

So, that was our Friday Fun morning. I will try to blog about our adventures of seeking to live and love the life that we have been blessed with and praising God while doing it. As a busy wife and mom, life will just continue to get busier, but it is my hope and goal to take advantage of each day and to remember to treasure the precious moments we have with those we love. 'Each day is a gift, that is why it is called the present'-Anonymous

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


                                  This picture was taken on Ryan's first easter...a fun day!

Well, I have been wanting to write for a while now, but it just seems like time gets away from me, or I am busy making goofy faces at Ryan, hoping to get a smile (which he has been doing for a while now). These past few weeks have been wonderful learning what our new life as a family of 3.5 (.5 being the dog). I do have to say that I LOVE being at home with Ryan. My days mostly consist of feedings, changings, singing, playing, sleeping, trying to clean and cook, and just enjoying my little guy...I could not be more happier with my life right now. God has known the desire of my heart has been for a long time to be a mom and a wife, and I truly feel that I am living the dream.
 I have been remembering my time that I spent in Romania about 5 years ago. Shellie and I would go to the baby hospital just to hold and change babies. I keep thinking about how they are just left in their crib for hours, and even when they are fed, they aren't usually held. It breaks my heart because I know that God has created us as relational beings and need touch. I have read research on the power of touch and how it helps growth both physically and emotionally. So, I think of all the time I spend just holding Ryan and how many babies don't get that. It reminds me to take advantage of the time that I have with him, and the importance of the attention that I can give him.
This past week my heart has been heavy and burdened as well. Since Ryan has been born, I have had two friends who have lost their babies, and one couple who is in the hospital right now whose premature baby is on a respirator, and we are praying for a miracle that God will grow that sweet baby's lungs. It is SO extremely hard to hear of these tragedies and I try to understand how these things can happen. But I trust that God is good and loving and has a plan and reason. I cannot be more thankful to have Ryan and his health, but I feel guilty for having a healthy baby when others don't. It's a struggle right now...

Well, Ryan has woken up and needs me now. This blog was scattered...hope it makes sense. This journey of life is the learning that I am doing right now.