Monday, November 23, 2009

Matt's hunt, Branson, and the girls!

This has been an eventful past month! Bella is now 11 months old and just saying that brings tears to my eyes and joy to my heart! She has blessed us more than we could have ever imagined these past 11 months. She is so loving and tender hearted. She loves us and is the happiest baby I know! The Lord has truly blessed us with Bella Grace. She is growing so fast and we are just trying to take in every second of her! She discovered walking the past few months and has been working hard at it! She mastered walking at about 10 1/2 months. She is all over the place and into absolutely EVERYTHING!!

Alyssa is just getting more beautiful by the day. She is so smart. So funny! Her mind is going at all times! She has quite the personality! Her daddy thinks she acts a little like her momma!! Maybe, but I'm ok with that! I want to be a good mom for her. I want her to see Christ in me daily. In everything that I do. I know I fail miserably at times, but I am striving daily to be a Godly example that she can look at in years to come! She has a smile that can light up a room. I pray she is always a light. A light that shines Christ all over the world. She talks about the Lord a lot. Asks a lot of questions. I know even at her age the Lord is already working on her. We can see it! It's the best feeling in the world as parents.

Matt went to Kansas this past week to deer hunt. He and his dad put in for the Kansas draw last year and were drawn. Matt was pretty excited then, but nothing like after his kill! Matt got a huge buck! He has had several companies wanting pictures of his deer. For those of you that care, it was 15 points and scored 196 5/8. Apparently that is massive! This is a 1 in 4 million buck and the fact that the Lord chose him to kill this deer amazes me!! I am so proud of my deer hunter! I told Matt it kind of makes me want to get out there and kill one of my own! We will see! He said I have to climb a tree first! yeah right!!:)

While Matt was in Kansas I was in Branson!! My sweet mom kept the girls for a few days while Matt's mom and I went and did a little Christmas shopping! Well, a lot! I am almost done!! 2 more gifts and I am finished!! It was a fun time. We ate lots of good food and the girls were spoiled rotten with nana!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

quick update...

Ok so once again I am lacking in the blog world! Bella Grace has done so much and I have yet to inform everyone!! She is now walking. I mean walking all over the place. She has been taking steps for a while, but now she no longer crawls. ANYWHERE. Not that this has really changed anything on my part, because she got anywhere she wanted to go by crawling. Now she just walks. Its real cute. She falls a lot, but she gets right back up and keeps on going. She's a fighter. I can't help but think that's what Christ wants us to be like. When we get knocked down, get right back up and continue for His Glory. It amazes me the amount of life lessons that the Lord teaches me in the small things that my girls do!

Today Alyssa told me that she loved me soooooo much and I was the best mommy in the whole wide world. She continued with saying she had a great little sister and a wonderful daddy and the best family she could ask for! WOW. That did me in for the day. I was so proud of her at that moment. So proud to be her mommy. So proud that she gets it. Not always. But today!