Monday, April 12, 2010
Aaron has gotten over the initial shock of sleeping on the top bunk. Once Spring Break started he was ready to make the change from his fire fighter room to a cool snowboard themed room. The above picture is one of the pieces of digital art I created for the room. We spent last Monday painting and have been working on piecing the entire look together. I will post pictures as soon as I take some. We are still waiting for the new comforter to arrive. Spring Break is over and now it is back to the regular routine. Until next time....
Monday, March 29, 2010
Aaron was so excited. He helped his Dad take apart the bed and move his dresser and desk under his top bunk. We were thinking this is going to be great. It was until bedtime. All of a sudden something so wonderful and exciting has turned into the worst thing a child can imagine. "It is not the same as before, there are so many memories, I've never slept on the top bunk before, I'm just not comfortable sleeping up here", were the words of my 8 year old. He was in a near panic and wanted his bed back to the way it was. I wasn't going to let him do that because sometimes we have to let go of our comforts to experience a fuller life.
In keeping with his new snowboarding theme, I asked him this question: What if you looked at the mountain and thought it was too scary to even take the risk of learning to snowboard? He responded with, "I wouldn't have realized how much fun snowboarding is." By taking the risk, Aaron was able to see the mountain from a completely different vantage point than someone who stayed at the bottom of the mountain. He got to go to the top and experience the wind in his face as he boarded down. I reminded him that he had a teacher who guided and taught him along the way. He wasn't left alone to wander and figure it out for himself. He had to work hard to figure out how to strap the board on and and get up when he fell down. It wasn't easy all of the time. Leaving his comfort zone allowed him to experience something he would not have otherwise. He calmed down and slept night one in his new loft bed. Last night was night 2 and he still was clinging to the old. I am wondering how night 3 will be. Why is it that we cling to comfort? I see so much of my own tendency in watching Aaron. Life is good where I am at so why? I've come to realize sometimes God has better things in store for me than I could have imagined myself. It can only happen though when I am willing to take a risk. What a great life lesson for Aaron to learn and a great one for me too.
It's time to go clean now.
Here is a poster that I designed for Aaron's new room. (I'm getting an error when I go to post the picture so I'll try again another time.)
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, January 12, 2009
These are my pictures for the week.
This page explains my pictures. I use photoshop to create the layouts.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thank you to those of you joined me in praying for my grandfather while he was in the hospital. He had a ministroke and is getting better everyday. This event though has put an interesting spin on life. He is not able to do everyday things with ease anymore requiring much help from my mom and the rest of the family. I can't believe that it takes all day on the phone to the doctor's office to find out exactly what medication and what referral and what appointment is needed next. My mom has to make sure he has all of his medication for the day and other little things. We are seeing great improvement and the neurologist said that he seems to be doing really well and should be able to regain the ability to do all the things he used to. It was such a blessing to be able to celebrate his 89th birthday.
Here is Sleeping Beauty and Indiana Jones.
We hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year with all of the family.
Our family after Tubing in Keystone Alex and Aleyna Snowmobiling Our Farewell to Breckenridge: Dinner at an old Miner's tent after a sleigh ride.
We had the Anton's visiting from Boston this year for Christmas. They enjoyed the warmth and we enjoyed their company. Celebrating the real meaning of Christmas - JESUS
Christmas morning at home
My grandparents with all of their great grandchildren and half of their grandchildren
We had a fabulous time. Christmas night my mom ended up in the hospital for really high blood pressure. Thankfully she is ok. It seems she had an allergic reaction to something that caused the blood pressure to skyrocket. She is home now and trying to take it easy.
There are so many great memories from 2008. I wish I had the time to list them all. I suppose I will end this post by saying farewell 2008 and with great anticipation of what 2009 will have in store. I am planning on being more diligent in the new year with my blog posts. For those of you who are still reading this thank you for being a part of our lives. Until next year....
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
3. I love playing with my kids.
4. Sometimes the journey is more fun than the destination. We were scheduled for the 7 night Eastern Caribbean Cruise that stopped in the ports of St. Maarten, St. Thomas/St. John, and Disney's Private Island - Castaway Cay. I was very excited because none of these were ports that I had ever visited but things did not go completely as planned. We were able to see St. Maarten but were unable to go to St Thomas due to Hurricane Omar that formed out of the blue. We changed our course northward to the Bahamas. Even though, Alex and I had been to Nassau before we still had amazing time seeing some new sights. We had as much fun on the ship, as off the ship.