What wife doesn't love getting them? I love waking up in the morning (or walking randomly into the kitchen) to find a note scrawled on a legal pad that I left on the counter. Usually short and sweet, these notes make my day. It's ridiculous how many times I read some of them. Not only that, I have boxes full of the notes, cards, and other mementos that David has given me over the years. I think the first artifact dates back about 9 years (definitely not romantic but treasured nonetheless). The picture to the left is of the note that greeted me this morning.
The verse is the same one that has followed David's signature in notes to me for years. 2 Samuel 22:31 says, "As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him." Thankfully, David and I have had a relatively "problem"-free life. We've had what we would consider trials, but when we compare those to things that our friends and fellow Christians have gone through, it doesn't seem fair to call them that. Even so, this verse (and Psalm 18:30 which I put after my name in my notes to David) has been a blessing to us. We know that if God has gotten us through the little things in life he will be faithful to get us through the bigger issues that are sure to arise.
Even though we had family pictures taken back in March, they still look outdated since Riley had grown so much since then. It's amazing how quickly little ones changes. She's gone up about three shoe sizes, grown out of all her clothes, and probably doubled the amount of hair she has in the past 8 months. Glad David and I can't say the same things about ourselves (except maybe my sweet husband sprouting some extra hair).
Since we like to send out Thanksgiving cards, we decided to ask our friend who's starting a photography business to take a few shots of us. We met on Wednesday afternoon and here are some she took. Here's a link to her Facebook page.
Thanks to our friend Danielle, we're going to have a very cute Thanksgiving card this year! Can't wait to see them.
Our little munchkin didn't earn the nickname Spaghetti Betty for nothing. Ever since her first experience with the Italian cuisine, Riley has been hooked. Whenever "ghetti," as she lovingly calls it, or pizza is on the menu, we have one very happy little girl. The pleas for "morn" are incessant, and it's difficult to get her to eat anything else on the table, especially one of the other foods is green (apparently eating veggies while pregnant does not make your child enjoy broccoli and green beans like the pregnancy books suggest).
Throughout Riley's short life, pizza and spaghetti have provided more than nutrition a full belly. They've given us many photo taking opportunities; today's lunch was no different. Here are a few shots of our messy eater.
Disclaimer: Riley usually doesn't walk around without a shirt on. However, when you're wearing clothes that need to be passed down to younger cousins, one must take various measures to preserve their stain-free state. Regardless of the size of the bib, our messy girl manages to get sauce somewhere.
First of all, I'm a born again Christian. I'm married to my best friend, David (he's the best friend and husband a girl could want). He is the youth pastor at our church and I'm a stay at home mom to our kids. We have two beautiful daughters, Riley and Caroline. We are unbelievably blessed and can't wait to see what God has in store for our future!