Friday, January 23, 2009

Photo contest

Ok, I've never entered in any sort of photo contest, probably because I am NOT a photographer!
But 5 minutes for Mom is having a contest I'd love for Nehemiah to win....but if not, it'll still be fun to try! :)

The contest is to show your kids "horsing around" And these two are starting early! LoL Dont they look like they're fighting to get to a toy first??


I'm sitting here waiting on the mailman. I can look thru the kitchen window to see when he's coming...and he's not here. He parks at the end of the cul-de-sac, and even though my house is closest to where he parks...I'm always last.

So I wait.

Why am I waiting? Today my husband gets a paycheck! And it's been 2 weeks since I've been grocery shopping. I'm not complaining, really I'm not...but we need food! LOL I'm glad the last paycheck, the money we had set aside and my unemployment covered our bills, but that's all it did...there was no extra. The song "I've got so much to thank Him for" keeps running through my head. When we sat down and did the bills 2 weeks ago and saw that we could pay the bills but had no extra money I cried. Why? I dont know. I knew we were ok...I had plenty of groceries bought up. I think just knowing that I couldnt run to the store if I needed something else was bothering me. We didnt need anything....and I knew God WOULD and did take care of us. I've just gotten spoiled.

Knowing that this is how it is gonna be for us very soon was hard to think about. I know God is always there. But saying you trust Him and then having to is two totally different things. It's easy to "trust" Him when there is money in the bank and food on the table, cars have gas in them and the bills are paid. But take away one of those. Try to, "just get by" Then see how much you trust Him. Do you try to fix it on your own? Do you go running home to Mommy and Daddy to borrow money? Or do you put it on a credit card?

Alex gets laid off after next Saturday...and I know we'll survive. Right now he's thinking he'd like to go back to school if they offer it. B/c really..who is hiring???

Keep us in your prayers. We KNOW He'll see us through...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My husband

I've seen on other websites where women brag about there men....sayin something sweet they've done...or such. :) I dont have enough space to tell the sweet things my husband does....but he did say something out of the blue the other day that almost made me cry....and funny thing? It wasnt meant to be sweet..he was just talking!!

He told me, "You know I really wish I could have met your Grandpa Barnhart"

Anyone that knows my family knows that Grandpa Barnhart was a big part of it! He was over everyday...He'd do little things to cheer people up. He'd decide he wanted a milkshake from the local ice cream place and buy something for all of us grandkids!

There were times we'd go on trips and Grandpa was a part of those too! He loaned us his cell phone when we were silly teens wantin to go skiing in Canada...b/c he wanted us to stay in touch with home (talk about expensive!! LoL...that was years ago when they had FIRST came it was an international call!!) He drove Stephanie and I to the airport the first time we went to LA camp and kept telling the people, "Now watch over my granddaughters, this is their first time flying" (Did I mention I was 16 and Stephanie was 15??)

Grandpa was a pleaser, he didnt want to hurt anyones feelings. But he did beat up a guy who had made fun of us!

Ok....I was supposed to be talking about my husband right? was sweet of him to say that...and to let me remember Grandpa again! :)

He also took me shopping....even put it on credit cards! You have no idea how few times we put things on credit cards!! We havent had much cash (can we say house payment and two non-estimated bills?!) And I think he was a little stir crazy. But I mentioned that sometime when we get a little extra money I need some things for myself. So out we went! :) Not only did I get 4 of the things I needed....but I also got somethings I KINDA needed. LOL

Monday, January 12, 2009

Snow Baby

He's a lil salior!! This outfit is just too cute! There are socks that match it too...but you can't see them b/c of his shoes! :)
I took Nehemiah outside today to play in the snow.
He liked it for about 30 secs. Long enough to get a cute pic
Then he fell and was DONE! hahaha

He's sitting up so well....but only when he fells like it...he's rather be flat so he can roll to get where he wants!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

First I took, this.....

and this......

To make.....


And this......

All to make this! I'm bored....Alex is sleeping...and so is Nehemiah. Supper is in the crockpot and laundry is going. I havent played with pics in awhile...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Birthday parties and fun times

Nehemiah loves his Great Uncle Vince!!

And he loves his new glowworm!!
And he loves Balloons!!

Micah needed Mom and Dad to help blow his birthday candles out!! He's one now!! WoW.....time really DOES fly!

He's always so serious! Doesnt he look like he's thinking "Why are all these people looking at me!?"

He was VERY excited to see all his favorite people!!

Nehemiah wanted to try out Micah's Birthday gift!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Miss Adaliah

So sad....

Little toes!!

I got THIS as a birthday present?!

oh so pretty

Gotta have one of Nehemiah! :)

some roses!

What do you think GrandMom?

Mike Really, REALLY wanted to hold her! Doesnt she look like a baby doll here?!

All comfy

One year....three babies! 3 happy Dads!

that tongue was out so many times yesterday!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Adaliah Ruth Calderon

She's here! Born a little before 3:00 PM and weighing in at 7 pounds 5 ounces Adaliah Ruth Calderon was the New Years Baby of Van Wert! She's beautiful...and of course my favorite niece !