Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for. I asked the kids at church to think of their top ten things that are thankful for a few weeks ago, so I thought I would do the same. Here goes...

1. God- for the gift of life and for loving me even when I fail.
2. My husband who supports me, loves me, cares for me and is the best daddy to our kids.
3. My kids who keep me laughing, teach me and inspire me daily to be a better mother. They are truly gifts from God!
4. My parents and sister who have always encouraged me in everything I do.
5. My job in a church that allows me to be a minister and a mother. I am surrounded by amazing people who remind of God's presence everyday.
6. My home... I love my home- the layout, the size, the location. It suits all of our needs.
7. My friends... there are too many to name, but those who have known me throughout the good and bad times and who still love me for me.
8. I am thankful that my husband has a job that challenges him and uses his gifts and talents. And I am thankful that Greenville is only 2 hours away from us because he can still come home when he needs to.
9. It may seem trivial, but I am thankful for my Honda Odessey because it is safe, the three car seats fit perfectly, XM radio and a rear entertainment center for those long drives with the kids.
10. Food... especially Trader Joe's yummy frozen meals that keep me fed after the kids go to bed.

And I know I said 10 things, but one more...
11. Sleep... I love that my kids NOW sleep through the night since none of them did until they were one year old. I love that my cats curl up in bed with me and keep me toasty warm on these cold nights. And I love that I wake up in the middle of the night when one or both of my girls climbs in bed with me when daddy is gone.

So, there you go... just a few things that I am thankful for as I look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with my family over the next few days.

I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving with those you love!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I'm flip crazy

Seriously... I love this thing. I can take quick little videos of the kids and post them or email them. I am not going to bore you all with the videos of the girls brushing their teeth or doing a puzzle, but I had to share this one! The angle is kind of crazy because as you may can tell, Henry knocks me over during the middle of it. But if you listen closely, you will hear Henry saying hello to Daddy, uh-oh, "I love you Daddy" and at the end leaning in for a kiss to Daddy.

We so miss our Daddy during the week!

Monday, November 24, 2008


With three kids under the age of 3, it is often hard to find a place to go out to eat that the kids enjoy and is KID friendly. We have one place that we all love... Wolfman Pizza! It is our typical Sunday lunch after church if the kids have been good and Mommy and Daddy are filling up for an adventure. All three kids LOVE the breadsticks and pizza from there. And Mommy and Daddy can be pleased as well because they have great 8 inch pizzas and a variety of subs. My personal favorite is the white wolf pizza..."Garlic butter, mozzarella, gruyere and parmesan cheeses. Topped with roma tomatoes and fresh basil. " Yum!!! If you live in Charlotte and haven't had Wolfman, you should go try it. I can't wait to have my leftovers for lunch today. Here are the kiddos munching on some cheese pizza at Wolfman. Henry's face at the end is priceless! He really is starting to look more and more like Ben.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My new flip

Ben gave me an early Christmas present yesterday- A Flip mino! This little gadget is fabulous! It allows me to take short little videos of the kids and upload them quickly to the computer so I can send them to Ben. He gave it to me early so I can start sending little videos and updates to him more regularly. I think it is because he misses seeing the kids so much during the week. And we miss him too! Here is one of the first videos of the kids and Ben while he was home. Hopefully, I will get better at the filming...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pajama Day!

We had pajama day at preschool last week. Here are the twins in their super cute, super comfy fleece pajamas. Sweet little girls!