Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Yesterday I changed the header of my blog. But....It's almost too long. So, anyone have any cute ideas on what my blog SHOULD be named??

Monday, November 23, 2009


I had a family member telling me I needed to change the title of my blog. Soooo...I did. And I changed my pic, and the template. How exciting hmmm???

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Think he's tryin to tell me something??

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Today I was at my Mom's house all day using her dryer (ours broke on Saturday)
My youngest two brothers are in wrestling and Jesse had conditioning today.
Sometime after 5 he called and asked to be picked up. Since my parents were getting ready to eat, I offered to pick him up. I took Nehemiah with me since he's been awfully clingy lately. I go around the back, pick him up and we're talking about different things.
Now, the school has a stop light at the entrance b/c it runs along a busy road. I had the green light and pull out....and almost T-boned a car who blew a red light. I slammed on my brakes and laid on the horn. I told Jesse that it's a good thing our 3 gaurdian angels were with us...b/c that car was going pretty fast! It's amazing what 2 seconds will do. If Jesse had been just a little quicker, if I'd driven just a little faster, if..if...if. Sometimes I wonder just how many near accidents God stops for us. Sometimes He lets us see where we could have been hurt, like tonight. But sometimes I'm sure there are times we don't see just how God works.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I realized today, I am living my dream.
Growing up I wanted to be a wife and a Mom.
Sure there was a time I thought I wanted to be a high school math teacher. But at night, when my dreams started, I'd dream of meeting Mr. Right, and becoming his wife. And then someday becoming a Mom.
Now is my someday.
I watch my lil boy walk around in circles.
I hold a lil girl who smiles in her sleep and I wonder what she's dreaming about.
Sure, I didn't even get my bath until after midnight last night, I was up in the middle of the night, and was up early.
But...I wouldnt trade it for anything.
I get out of the shower this morning to find the clothes I'd nicely folded all over the floor (Thanks Nehemiah!) But...I wouldnt trade it. I have a family that I am able to buy clothes for.
Nehemiah has so many toys that I KNOW he hasnt played with most of them.
But I have the means to buy him these toys, I have a happy lil boy who can play with them.
I haven't worked since May of 2008, and we're doing great.
Sure there have been times we thought things were gonna be tight. We've had bills come that we never knew we were gonna get, our car needs repairs, our dryer breaks. But, ya know? God always provides for us. We've never gone without food, we've always been dressed in CLEAN clothes.
Sure my house isn't spotless...somedays I think I've given up. But, it's a happy home. It's clean...just not spotless.
I don't think I'm looking forward to the day it's spotless...it means there are no kids here.
No little hands pulling out toys I've just put away.
No little mouths that need feed.
No music playing.
No little feet to dance with.
No little boy pretending he's talking on the phone to his "Daddeeeeeeeee" or his uncle, Jesse.
The orange blanket will be a memory, something captured in pictures.
My little girl will become a woman, she'll be dreaming of her Prince Charming, her kids.
She'll grow up, and I pray she never strays from what her Dad and I will teach her.
I pray she's as happy as her big brother.
I pray I'm someone she has confidence in.
That she can come to me for help.
But for now,
I'll enjoy living my dream!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Grandpa Barnhart

Gone but never forgotten

Monday, November 2, 2009

Big brother...little sister

Nehemiah is being such a great big brother, he kisses his lil sister all the time, and acts really sweet with her. The only time he DID get jealous was when I tried to put a bracelet on her that GrandMom bought Virginia. He was ok though after I put a different bracelet on him! Silly lil boy