Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The girls were thrilled to see "snow" falling from our Southern skies! When you live in the south, you call dandruff snow! Morgan and Merritt had visions of snowball fights and snowmen dancing in their heads as we drove to school! Believe it or not, there are small flakes falling in this picture! Maybe you can see the light dusting on the monkey grass! It wasn't much, but it was thrilling!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Last night with Daddy out of town, it was girls' night! We had a great time playing together but at one unfortunate point, Morgan decided she no longer wanted to play with us and chose to go to her room alone. Crushed, Merritt followed her, desperately trying to convince her sister why she needed to allow her in her room. No luck! Being the younger sister myself, my heart went out to her. She finally got in the room and begged Morgan to let her play with her Barbies. Morgan didn't have to play with her. Merritt just wanted to be in Morgan's room, playing with Morgan's toys, near Morgan.
Note: Thanks for all the votes. I'm not 100% sure which one I will use. I really like #3 but am drawn to #1 because it reminds me of a special picture of me and Amy seen above! I think I'll give them both to the artist and let her decide which one will make the best pencil sketch.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.— Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington, August 1963
As so many politicians, history buffs and TV commentators are suggesting that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream is being realized tomorrow when Barack H. Obama takes the oath of office and becomes this great nation's 44th president, I would like to suggest that Reverend King's dream is also being realized as two little southern girls try to figure out what all the fuss is about! How wonderful it is to witness the innocence of children who truly don't see the color of one's skin or their gender; but truly see the content of one's character!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Scott's mom emailed me this picture today. It warmed my heart to see big sister taking care of little sister especially in current times when little sister isn't always the apple in big sister's eye! What an awesome responsibility you have, Morgan, to be the wonderful example you are to Merritt. I know it's not always easy but believe me, the love and support of a sister is like no other! Trust me, I know! Not so long ago, I was Merritt and Aunt Amy was you! Eventually, you will be the best of friends and one day you will find yourself turning to Merritt for support and advice!
Tonight as we were participating in the nightly rituals, I began washing Morgan's hair saying, "Rub-a-dub-dub...." Before I could complete the all too familiar saying, Merritt chimed in... "three minutes in the tub!" Not exactly how I remember the catchy phrase! Does Momma rush you two in the bath????
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Morgan was asked to contribute to our church's Lenten devotional book this year. Here is what she wrote....
Mark 16:6 And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, He is not here; see the place where they laid him."
Every year our church has an Easter egg hunt. We do this to celebrate when Jesus rose from the dead. Last year, my sister, Merritt, found the golden egg and she won the prize. Later, I asked my parents why do we hunt for eggs at Easter. They told me that eggs are symbols of life. So every time I see an egg at Easter, I think of when Jesus rose from the dead to new life.
Dear God, thank you for eggs. They remind me of life. Thank you for Jesus and the new live he gives to me. Amen.
Thought for the day: Jesus brings me new life.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
You entered this earthly world 7 years ago today but you were born into my heart many years before! You are the sweet creation of God's that made me a mother, something I had hoped to be for a long time! You have brought much joy to our lives as we have watched you grow from a smart and funny toddler into a kind and gentle child. I have many hopes and dreams for your future and look forward to each new day with you!
May you continue to have the desire to read, learn and challenge yourself!
May you continue through life the confident and strong girl who started kindergarten with a smile on her face barely looking back at her Mom and Dad! I'm glad you didn't or you would have noticed the tears welling up in my eyes!
May you always be best friends with Merritt cherishing the special bond that only sisters have!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
2009 begins like many other years, with a list of resolutions!
Organize our home
Continue to exercise regularly
Write more handwritten notes, not emails
Be more patient with the girls
Regular date night with Scott
Start my own blog!
I have admired many a blog for most of 2008 and have "resolved" to join the blogging world in 2009! I'm hoping to share the stories of my two M&Ms, Morgan and Merritt. They light up our life and make us laugh so much! I am afraid as time goes by I will forget all the funny stories and sisterly antics that make me and Scott smile. This is how I hope to share their history with them!