Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter and Birthdays

I meant to do an Easter post on Monday but this week is getting away from me! That's fine with me!! I am so excited for this weekend that it's fine with me if the week goes fast! The reason I am excited for the weekend is that my husband and I are going to Sioux Falls for the weekend to celebrate his birthday! Just me and him no kids. We need a break and sleep! Benjamin has been keeping us up at all hours of the night with an ear infection! Any way I am getting away from the title of my post!

Easter!! I love Easter! It is a time of newness! Jesus raising from the grave! What can be more marvelous than that! Spring time! I have been longing for spring all winter! Need to send the kids outside so I can have a break during the day! I love watching the trees get leaves and the flowers bloom. I love green grass not brown. I love the warmth of the sun and getting to sit outside with my family at night!

Easter Sunday we went to church and sang some of my favorite hymns. One of my absolute favorite hymns is "Because He Lives". After church we went to mom and dad Foreman's house and had dinner with the Foreman side that lives around hear. Sunday evening we spent the evening at mom and dad Kats house. Abby loves going to her Grandpa and Grandmas house! She had so much fun Sunday dressing up in her new Easter dress and she even let me curl her hair all pretty! She had fun playing with all of her cousins. It was nice out so they could play outside!

There is my beautiful family on Easter!
Today is my husbands 28th birthday!! Happy birthday Brad! Love you so very much! It is also my Grandma Rens 89th birthday!
Last night we got together and had cake and ice cream to celebrate! I am so thankful to have had all of my 25 years to spend with my Grandma! She is still working one day a week! Can you believe that?? Love you Grandma!
It is also my Uncle Bob's birthday! Happy Birthday! Hope all of you are having amazing birthdays!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dying eggs

Last night I took the kids to my parents house with all of the cousins to dye eggs! Abby had so much fun!! Grandma also had special egg cookies for a treat!!

I also thought I would add other pictures of the kids!! They were so cute cuddling in the chair together smiling and giggling!!

Here are pictures of Benjamin eating carrots and they are all over his face! He loves to rub his hands on his face when he has food everywhere! We end up with such a mess!

Monday, April 18, 2011


"From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another." John 1:16

Today I have just been thinking of all of God's blessings in my life! There are so many so this could be a long post.
The first blessing is God sending his son to die on the cross for all of my and our sins. Since Easter is on Sunday this is one I have been thinking about a lot lately. I can't help but wonder what life would be like if Adam and Eve had obeyed God! How perfect would our earthly life be! There would be no wars, no labor pains, no hurt in general. But it is by God's grace we are saved and because of sinful nature we have the chance to be forgiven and live in eternity with God! I so look forward to Easter Sunday and celebrating Jesus raising from the tomb and how miraculous that is!

I thank God for the blessing of my family! I have been married to my husband for almost 6 years and they have been the best years of my life and I look forward to so many more! He is my best friend! We are able to laugh, cry, love, forgive, have fun, worship, and pray together! I am so blessed with being married to an awesome and loving Christian man.
We have two beautiful and fun children together! They are so fun and I look forward to spending my days with them. Abby who is 3 makes me laugh so much during the day and helps me forget that I am crabby or having a bad day! Sometimes she is the cause of my crabbiness but she makes up for it in all of her cuteness. She loves her baby brother so much and I love to see them interact with each other even though Benjamin is only 4 months old. Abby makes him giggle without even trying! He has started baby food just today and it makes me laugh! He can pull the funniest faces! I will have to get some pictures of it! I pray daily that my children will grow up knowing and love the Lord. There is nothing I want more than to see them grow up as strong Christian adults!
Another blessing is my parents. I can't thank them enough for raising me in a Christian home, sending me to Christian schools and loving me and always being there! If a week goes by and I don't talk to either my mom or dad I have to just call and talk to them. There are some weeks that they get a phone call everyday! I sometimes wonder if they look at caller id and think "hmmm I wonder what she needs now?" I love to spend time at my parents playing games and just talking! I thank God that they are both healthy and I pray that we may have many more years to go on vacations, go out to eat and just hang out as a family!
My siblings are also a huge blessing in my life! Without growing up with them (especially my brothers pestering me) I wouldn't be who I am today! Yes, me and my brothers fought a lot but I love them! My sister, even though she is 12 years older than me is someone who I would consider a close friend. If I need something or just want someone to talk to she is always there to listen! My in-laws are also a blessing to me! My brother-in-law is someone who I have known FOREVER!! I feel like he has always been in my life! He is just another brother to me! My sister-in-laws are amazing! They are awesome Christian woman and I love watching my sister-in-law raise her kids and I can't wait for my brother and other sis-in-law to start their family in June!! So excited!
My in-laws (husbands family) are amazing! I have loved them since the day I have met them! My mom and dad in-law are so strong in their faith and also there love for each other! I look up to them so much and thank them for letting me love their son! My sis-in-law is my best friend! We have so much fun together and can just talk about everything together! Love her! My brother-in-law is lots of fun and we can laugh about so much! Me and him have been close since Brad and I started dating and Brad would sleep on the couch (Love you Hun)! There was nothing else to do but talk to my now brother-in-law! My lil sis-in-law is great! It has been so fun watching her grow up! I think Brad and I started dating when she was only 3 and she is now 11! I love watching her play volleyball and hope she continues to play (only if she really enjoys it)!

There are just so many more blessings in my life! Instead of giving a detail description of each of them I will just list them:
Nieces and Nephews
Aunts and Uncles
Acquaintances who have stuck with me
My home
Oh my, there are just so many but I better end at this or you will all get sick of reading this! I can't thank God enough for my health, my families health and everything he has given me!!! I hope you are reminded daily of your many blessings even if your day is not going so great!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cloudy Days

Sometimes I just love cloudy days! Do I feel like doing much? NOPE! While I should be cleaning or getting something accomplished I would rather curl up on the couch with a book. For some reason bright sunny days make me want to crank up the radio and clean, like yesterday! Today I would rather ignore all messes and just play with the kids and read a book. I think this weather even affects kids. If you would walk into my house right now you would see lazy kids just laying on the floor like they are tired! Yesterday the kids couldn't get enough of being outside and being wild. Isn't it funny how the weather affects are moods? When it's cloudy it is sweatpants day. Sunny days I actually want to look nice. Am I the only person like this? I hope not! Sometimes we need days to just be kind of lazy. Tonight my family and I are going to relax and watch a movie! I can't wait! I sure hope tomorrow is sunny because otherwise my house might get a bit out of control! It's not that I don't anything productive on cloudy days I just don't do as much as I probably should.

What kind of days do you prefer? What do you do on Sunny days and cloudy days?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New at This Blog Thing

So....I read so many blogs and thought hmmm....could I do that? I am not a great writer but love to talk about my life. Especially my kids and thought this is a great way!! If nobody else reads this...thats ok!! It is a good way to just journal about my family's everyday crazy life! Let me tell you, life with a 3 year old, a baby and doing daycare, life can get pretty crazy!! I love my daycare kids like they are my own!! We have lot's of fun!! Now that the weather is nice it is a stress reliever for me! The kids can finally play outside and give me some peace and quiet!! Oh how I love spring!

Since it is a gorgeous day I am going to go enjoy the weather with the kids!! How do you enjoy the beautiful weather with your family?