Monday, October 29, 2012

first fest.

last weekend, the kids got all 'dressed up' and headed to fbc arlington for their first fest. 
we met ma, bob, luke, aunt a, and tio.
and noah was there too!
 my hero - captain america - and my sweet cupcake had a great time.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

superhero party.

we celebrated pierce's 4th birthday (a little early) this weekend. 
and keeping with all things that he loves, we went with a superhero party.
tried to keep it low-key.
went to a park and just let the kids run around.
it was perfect.
superhero masks...
our captain america.
so happy.
enjoying a little breakfast snack.
it was very windy, so we just pretended to light a candle.
uj and hillary
my sweet bluebonnet friends that came to celebrate with their boys.
sweet pink superheroes
caroline and stella
meme with her babies
our superhero family
superhero siblings.
love them.
happy birthday party, pierce.
we love you so much.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


the past 11 weeks - since i went back to work - have been far from easy. 

i started my new job in august.  
i love my new school now.
the first few weeks were t.o.u.g.h.
i knew in my heart i was where God wanted me, but that didn't make it any easier.

my  heart was full of all sorts of feelings:
overwhelmed, lonely, like i didn't belong, stressed, and sad
i tried not to compare my new school to bluebonnet, but it was hard at first.
i am not going to lie - i missed the comfortableness that was bluebonnet. and i longed to have it back.

but God wanted me somewhere else.  He wanted me on an new adventure.  He wanted my 'normal' to change and He wanted me to trust Him through it.  after many tears and prayers and 11 weeks, i am finally accepting my new 'normal' with open arms and truly enjoying where God has me. 

it took going to 5th grade camp.
we went to pine cove in east texas for 3 days.
away from the stress of "the test" and grades.
away from my precious little family - which i didn't want to leave.
to a place where all i had were my dear teammates.
to a place where i faced my fears.
and zip lined over a pond.
where we enjoyed the crisp mornings outside sitting in the rocking chairs.
and really getting to know each other.
thank you Jesus for my new adventure.
thank you for knowing that this is where i need to be and thank you for being patient with me as i worked on getting use to this new normal.
and thank you for my sweet new friends and for the dear friends that helped pray me through this transition.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart..."
Proverbs 3:5