Wednesday, May 12, 2010

OK. This was too fun!

Justin too.

Feeding birds.

The boys loved looking at the rattlesnake.

Watch out Joel.

Checking things out.

Johnny with brothers and buddy Caiden.

Joel really loves his blanky! And he's a happy boy because we just
pulled up at the zoo!

Justin is stirring, still eating his sucker from the last picture.

Someone got up too early.

Zoo buddies

Ready for the zoo.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I'm not a preacher. I will not pretend to be. I am a woman who
realizes more and more every day; I want to be more like Christ- I
want Jesus more than I want the 'things' in and of the world. I don't
want things that fill me up temporarily. We won't ever have it here,

I get different kinds of comments and emails about my blogs. Sometimes
I get a praise for things I've said. I want to set the record
straight. These are not my words and God deserves all the glory.

As I prayed over my husband and boys tonight, and things going on in
my life, I was overcome with peace.

Ecclesiastes 11:5. "As you do not know the path of the wind, or how
the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the
work of God, the Maker of all things."

These three precious boys of mine are not at all mine. God blessed me
with them, but they belong to Him. This verse popped in my mind and I
remembered it's not up to me. None of it, nothing on this earth. It's
up to my Creator. My job is to look for Him, trust Him, and follow
down the right path.

Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the
road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But
small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a
few find it.

As I try to be a Godly wife and mother I pray that God will fill my
mouth with words of wisdom.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

For my mom: ....go get your kleenex.

I know the picture is bad quality. It's a picture taken on my cell
phone of the picture that's on the computer screen. Our Internet isn't
working, so I'm having to do this from my phone.

Anyway, I spent half the day with my mom, just her an I. We had a

Thank you for being my crazy, goofy, silly, pretty, lovable, a great
nana!, supporter, caretaker, giver, and MY (and Lin's) mom! Thank you
for a wonderful afternoon. I'm thankful that even through our downs,
we still have the friendship that we do today. We've had our ups, our
downs, our pow wows, laughing, crying, and days like today.

I have a lot of great and wonderful women in my life, but it's my mom
that guided me all of those impressionable years, that have shaped me
into the kind of woman, wife, and mom I am today.

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hungry boys.

Driving to Sonic!

Resting. Trying to figure out what to do for dinner.

> Justin "Batman" Griffin waiting in line for the train with mama and
> Joel. While Johnny and daddy went to ride a big rollercoaster.

Joel on the Mini Mine Train. His first BIG BOY ride. I think he liked
it. :)

Six Flags Bound

On our way to Six Flags! The first of many trips this year. They are
going to be surprised and excited little boys in about 40 minutes!
Johnny knows where we're going, though. About every 10 minutes he
asks, "How much longer til we get there?"