Saturday, August 21, 2010

I do still love my blog...

and for me, a month is a mighty long time without a post! I have been out of a computer for about 2 weeks, but thankfully other people know a LOT more than I do, and we are back in business:)

Some, most days I wonder if I will make it til' sundown. Apparently I do. At the end of the day I question whether I did anything right. Did I make any positive influence on my children? More often than not, it seems my answer is no! I just pray that God continues to be gracious and gives me lots more days to try~
Although there are many days of down right exhaustion, there are also those that make me smile. And thank GOD for those kind!

"She did it!"
Photobucket
This picture is nothing out of the ordinary, I just so happened to find it funny this particular day. I had gone to put some laundry in the wash and when I came back in the kitchen John Luke pointed at Allie Beth and screamed, "She did it!!!"

Grits
Photobucket
We l-o-v-e grits! If all else fails, my kiddos will eat grits! The other day we had Luke Jones visiting, and I made grits for breakfast. Knowing that Luke is a good eater, I dipped him out a big bowl and we all sat down. He took one bite and just sat there. I said "Luke, what's wrong?" He said, "These not very nice." I said "You don't like them?" He said, "NO! They not taste good!" What a yankee!!!! Sorry Luke. I'll try better next time!
Photobucket

One very good reason we have not purchased new furniture...
Photobucket
Photobucket
It seems we all like it...
Photobucket
Photobucket

It's the simple things...
Photobucket
like suckers and sitting in the front seat that put some of us on cloud 9!

And for others, it's date night with one really handsome little man...
Photobucket
For me, it was huge! When you have a sweet boy that loves to hang out with his DADDY, having a night that's ALL mine, is really, really big! And when he looked over at me as we rode to the movies and said, "Mama, you can be my date. And you can even sit by me, and I can sit by you! It'll be real fun!" I melted!!!
Photobucket
On our date, we went to the 'big screen' and watched Despicable Me. {A FANTASTIC movie}. First of course we stopped at the store and got an Alligator Ice, then he thought he might could eat some pizza so we got pizza. Then by all means, when we got there we ordered popcorn {and ofcourse mister, I want butter!} and a drink! We found the perfect seat, started chomping down on our popcorn, watched the previews, and then finally the movie started. John Luke climbed in my lap and after about 10 minutes, I heard snoring! Yes! He was out cold!!! I debated whether to go or stay. I decided I'd just stay and enjoy it myself. Then something hit me... I bet he's gonna wet his pants. Sure enough about an hour later I felt something warm and wet!!!! I stayed and finished the movie. Nothing I could do then! Even though we were both soaked, I cannot explain how precious that night was to me! I will cherish every minute of my date!
Photobucket
The next morning we were up bright and early and off for some hotcakes!
Photobucket
Then we hung out outside since it was cloudy and cooler...
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

Rain!
What a pleasant blessing!
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

Enjoy the rainy afternoon everybody!
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

6 comments:

Allyson said...

I melted just reading the post about your date with John Luke! Y'all are so precious!! I can only imagine the positive influence you are making on your children by just being you! It says something about you, too that you don't see it - so humble, but your kids are soooooooooooooooo blessed to have you as their mama! Caleb and I went to a b'day party last night (just the two of us) and my heart is still full of joy. It was a REALLY good night - one of my favorites - so I can totally relate to this post (even if you had tee tee on you by the end of your date :)). Have a great week!!

Beth said...

Allyson you are very kind! My opinion is that YOU have one of the sweetest hearts in the world!!! And your children are blessed to call you Mama!

I will message you on Facebook some info. about the Kids of Integrity website when I get a minute. It is an awesome resource! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! We love y'all!

Julie said...

What a FUN mother/son date!! :)

mamy said...

Sweet post. Seems like I haven't seen you in forever. Love you.

Lori said...

What a fun date night!! Jack and I actually get a lot of those since he's the only one and Ben's gone a lot, but I cherish them all. You know you're a mom when the perfect date includes someone wetting their pants ON you:)

The Clarks said...

Beth, your post made me cry! What a special thing for mama and sons to do! I've definitely got to do that with Ty and a little later with Andrew. Precious memories in the making!!