Wednesday, February 9, 2011

snow babies

On Saturday I finally thought it would be somewhat warm enough outside to let my two little guys go play in the snow!  This was Taylor's first in the snow experience and he was very excited.  Part of the reason he had not been out yet was because I did not have snow gear that would fit him and I could not get myself to buy something that he may only use once, you know? 

So anyway, I dug through the box of winter clothes that were Noah's and found a pair of snow boot that were three sizes too big for T and snow pants that were only one size too big.  To complete his outfit, he wore two jackets {one for warmth and the other was waterproof} and two pairs of glove.  Can you say over protective mommy?  Well, this is the final result:

Noah, of course, was already outside rolling around in the snow.  Last year we bought Noah's extra big so he could wear it again this year. {You may think that is silly, but my Dave Ramsey On Steroids Dad would think that is the only way to go!}  So he was set and had been outside in the snow many times already this winter season. 

Taylor could not wait to get out there and play with Daddy and Doah {this is how T says his name, so cute!}.  Here are a few more pictures from the day:

This is what Taylor wanted to do the most...lay in the snow and eat it!
My little snow bug
Noah loves being outside!
Helping Daddy shovel the drive way

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

what is next?

Well, I am not very good at keeping up with this blog.  I love reading my friends blogs and admire how well written and beautiful they always look.  I tend to think that is something I could ever do.  I mean, my life isn't really that interesting...what in the world do I have to tell the world? {or whomever reads this}  So today I thought I would just write about what is on my heart.  And my heart is wondering: What is next? 

What is next?  Honestly, I do not know.  God knows, I am sure of that, but He has not felt the need to clue me in yet.  And so here I am, waiting.  I am not even sure what I am waiting for.  Have you ever felt that way?  Just waiting?  Or am I alone in this feeling?  I find myself thinking I am alone, but then I am reminded that He is always there and He has a beautiful plan for my life.  This is something I know but I am struggling to believe it. 

At this very moment, I feel thankful for this waiting period, for the Bible says, "Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31 [NKJV]  

Wow!!!  That is what I want!  Renewed strength in and of its self sounds so refreshing and then you add eagles, running, and walking without becoming tired...that is the kind of strength I need.  So I will be thankful for this time of waiting.  God is faithful...always.  And He will renew my strength.