Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Story of what your hands hold...

Maci's hands...The DREAMER...
I catch Maci going after a dandelion, with a hand full of flowers in the other hand. Too PERFECT. First the flowers represent how much of a girlie girl Maci is. She is 100% Miss Priss Pot. Then the dandelion represents what a dreamer she is. At the end of every fairytale she ask, "Mommy could a fairytale really come true." Of course baby girl keep dreaming... Go ahead and make your wish! If any of my girls were to ever take over the business one day when Moriah and I are off traveling the would be Maci. She is creative and artistic without a doubt. I can really tell that already even at 5! The fact that one object is not enough to hold her attention but in fact she has gone after two. A multi-tasker who will always think her cup runneth' over! (not half full) I hope that you find a way to transform the world with your Grace and Beauty!
Marley's hands...The LOVER...
Marley aka. Love Bug...She loves lady bugs. Every time we go outside she asks me to catch her one. She was so proud today when she found one on her own. To me this represents how loving she is. Caring for even the littlest creature's God has created. She has got to be the sweetest child on earth. Spread your love baby girl, this world needs more of it.

Micah's hands...The FREE BIRD...

Micah finds a bird feather. If any of my children don't fit the mold it's Micah. She beats to the beat of her own drum. Will defiantly grow up to be a leader. This feather represents the unique personality that she has. Follow your dreams baby girl and don't ever stop to conform to what other's think or do. Make your own path to travel.

I'm going to do just what Moriah has suggested to me. Print these photo's and frame them. They so perfectly represent the uniquness and differences of my girls. I love each of you so much! I also love how different each of you are!

December Photos...

We have had some beautiful weather this week in NC.
You can't hardly beat 80 degrees in December.
The girls and I played all week outside.
I want to share some of my photo's.

Look at this photo...
Be a Kid again...
Close your eyes...
Make a wish...

Our dog "Mags" or Maggie.

Pine cones in the sky!
Gosh I love those beautiful Carolina Blue skies!
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December Photos cont...

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Christmas Photos...

A few of my Christmas favorites...
My house and tree are full of Poinsettia's.
My favorite flower of the season. Read it's story below.

My favorite ornament on my tree.
Maci and I made this when she was only 3 months old.

Holly from our front yard.

We have two beautiful 12 ft. holly bushes.

The Legend of the Poinsettia
The legend of the poinsettia comes from Mexico. It tells of a girl named Maria and her little brother Pablo. They were very poor but always looked forward to the Christmas festival. Each year a large manger scene was set up in the village church, and the days before Christmas were filled with parades and parties. The two children loved Christmas, but were always saddened because they had no money to buy presents. They especially wished that they could give something to the church for the Baby Jesus. But they had nothing.
One Christmas Eve, Maria and Pablo set out for church to attend the service. On their way they picked some weeds growing along the roadside and decided to take them as their gift to the Baby Jesus in the manger scene. Of course they were teased by other children when they arrived with their gift, but they said nothing for they knew they had given what they could. Maria and Pablo began placing the green plants around the manger and miraculously, the green top leaves turned into bright red petals, and soon the manger was surrounded by beautiful star-like flowers and so we see them today.

December Photos...

I love the Nativity scene. It's also Maci's favorite Bible story,
the birth of baby Jesus! She has me read it over
and over all year through. It never seems
to get old to her. She truly understands
too what it means to her today. And how
important that event is still today!

A rose I found blooming on my bush.

A little piece of heaven on earth.
I love our hammock!

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Thanksgiving Feast...

I took this photo at Maci's Thanksgiving feast at Pre-school.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Saturday- Value, Day 5 of Moriah's Challenge...

As a parent I can only pray that my children will grow up to honor and share some of the same values that I have. Most all of the values that I have come from a religious values that I was either raised on or have grown to accept.
Compassion, love and care ...Are the most important and speak the loudest language to me. Jesus is the perfect example I hope to reflect when speaking of these values. appropriate to emphasize this time of year. And, tomorrow being the first day of advent, (the coming of Christ our savior). God exemplified so much compassion for us that He sent His only son to save us from our sins. I looked up compassion in the dictionary and this is what it said. "Compassion is often characterized through actions, wherein a person acting with compassion will seek to aid those they feel compassionate for." There is no greater example of this than what our heavenly Father did for us through Jesus. Hold onto this as we prepare this season for the celebration of the Nativity.
Love, an unconditional love that my parents had for me and I now have for my children. Then the agape love that God has for, us, his children.
Care, stems back to the values we were taught in pre-school. Matthew 7:12 says, "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." Also known as the golden rule. Again Jesus sets the perfect example of caring. He cares so much he is willing to forgive all our impurities and wash away all our sin. A great price that was paid for us through the blood shed by Him on Calvary.
Integrity is another value that stands of importance to me. If I did not have integrity I would not honor any of the values that I hold dear and apply them appropriately.
I value the Bible and it's great teaching of all the saints that have gone on before us.