jesus. husband. babies

jesus. husband. babies

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I share this link with you so that you will partner with me and pray for these babies. SO many babies that are forgotten and unloved around the world. My heart breaks that these babies may never know the love that my sweet Tennyson knows.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cleaning out my Iphone

When I say "my IPhone" what I really mean is "My husbands old IPhone that he gave to my son as a toy when he got a new one". Yeah, so I have stolen my sons IPhone and use it as my own. I can't make calls from it but I can do enough things to keep me (sometimes) ignoring my son while I update my twitter.... But I digress.

So I loaded the pictures from my phone onto my computer and deleted every picture off "the IPhone". He are a few of my fav's that I stumbled upon.

Happy Monday :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Long time no see blog world! Ok, so nothing super pressing has been happening. But, I started going to the gym and it always takes me a while (apparently) to start adding things back into my day that I have been neglecting (i.e. blogging, cleaning house, laundry...... the list goes on and on and on).

A little while back we celebrated my husbands grandparents 55th anniversary! Can you even imagine! 55 years! What an amazing testimony to the true power of love!

Adorable, right?

 So where do I sign up for a love like that? Are they not so adorable. And (honestly) they look SO happy for not only being married for 55 years but raising 5 of the MOST wild kids ever! Ok, 4...Carmen is normal. But the others are CRAZY :)

One of my favorite parts of family get togethers is (kinda) forgetting I have a kid (because I have SO much help from my father in law!). Sooo.... maybe you guys wanna move here?

Just to brag for a moment... don't I have the MOST beautiful mother in law EVER!

 My cousin Chad isn't as creepy as he looks here. I kept saying "look natural" and "pretend I am not here" maybe this is his natural look?

Lola (what Gramma Ridout wants to be called, instead of "great grandma") is holding one of my favorite babies ever. 3 1/2 month old Cooper (who weighs over 17 pounds!). I LOVE chunk babies SO much!

 Cooper with Auntie Em
 Just LOOK at that mad face! I love it so much! Mad faces are WAY more adorable when it isn't your child making them :)

Cooper with his gorgeous gramma Debbie!

 Sorry, I am a little obsessed with his face! And his mama assures me that she does kiss his cheeks a lot!
 Could this be MORE perfect!

Carley trying to "Act natural!"

I LOVE family get togethers with the Ridout Family. So many stories come out from the kids about their childhood and each time I am shocked that they are still alive (They might not be if gramma Ridout knew everything they used to do)!

I love celebrating Gramma and Grandpa Ridout. What a legacy they have instilled in their family. I feel blessed to have married into a family like this!

And now back to normal home life. The following 2 pictures are 2 of my most favorite faces my boy makes. Love him.

Tenn has 2 fav friends to hang out with. They are 2 of the cutest girls (that I am not related to :)
Sweet hailey

Andrea trying to act like she doesn't want her picture taken!

So it was a long long blog, but I tried to put in more pictures then words :)
It is starting to warm up here in Seattle (warm up= above 45 degrees everyday)
So I hope to have some more pictures up of us OUTSIDE!

OK OK OK , just one last one of Cooper :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just a little longer

"Dreams are true while they last, and do we all not live in dreams?" 
Lord Alfred Tennyson

I think one of the most powerful things I have learned is that I make my world what I want. What do I want out of life? What do I dream life should be like? I can have it. No no, this isn't an Oprah "moment", just a practical "What do you dream for your life? Go out and get it, friend!"

Yeah, it sounds easier then it is but the truth is that it IS possible. It is possible to dream of a marriage and family and work towards that. Is it perfect? nope, even better, it is YOURS.

And the kids will yell, the husband will shake his head at you, the dishes won't get done, you will have to (finally) do laundry when your husband asks where his underwear are at and there will be dirty diapers but it will have one resounding sound. Love. Love when it is ugly, love when it hurts (a lot) and love to cover ALL problems.

leaning in for a kiss :)

Yeah, I like this. I think I will stay in this dream a little bit longer......