May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, Oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

Sunday, October 31, 2010


(I am telling myself it is the angle of the picture that makes my face look so fat. I know the truth. I see it is the mirror every day but my self-esteem can only take so much so I am saying it is the angle of the camera!)

A few weeks ago I started noticing that Jonathan was filling in his name on his school papers
as Jon. I asked him about it and that day he said everyone but Daddy was supposed to start calling him Jon. I was surprised at how much I did not like the idea. I have always said we would just see what he choose as far as going with Jon or Jonathan. But my heart really did not like the idea of him being Jon. I think it made him seem too old. The request to be Jon has not stuck at all. I did not say anything about not liking it. He just has not wanted it anymore. Writing his name as Jon has stuck however. I am quite certain it is just because it is shorter and quicker to write.
So for now he is still my Jonathan. I know he is growing up. But I am not certain I will ever like it much!


A couple quick pictures from the pumpkin patch today. Gorgeous weather and a fun time all together!

So, I am challenging myself to write every day in November. Rather ridiculous considering the lack of anything lately but since I am quite competitive perhaps I will make myself do it. I am actually going to make it relatively simple for myself. In honor of Thanksgiving, I am going to post five things I am thankful for everyday. a friend had me start a gratitude journal in college and I have kept it up since then. I will just make it public for a month! It is neat to look back on and remember ways God touched my life.

I should really stretch myself and commit to putting at least one photo on each day also. But I fear that may just put me over the edge! I will get a jump start and begin a day early.
1. Stunning fall weather. Just insists you soak up the gentle sun. And living in the country even allows me to nurse outside so Jonathan can enjoy the fresh air after school all day. He even sets up a chair for us near where he is playing!
2. The most relaxing weekend we have had in months. It was good to all be together.
3. A fun bonfire with new friends. Elijah was great!
4. Three hours and 45 min all to myself Friday night. It was hard to chose how to spend it. Thank you Ashley! and somehow you still got out of changing a poopy diaper!
5. Telephones so I can hear my sweet nephews' voices. How I miss them!
Bring it on November!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Because it has been over three months and because he is the sweetest baby
and because I have had a writing block and no time or not until late and then
no energy.
So here a couple recent pictures:

And because my Jonathan still steals my heart daily, here are a couple recent pictures of him.