3 men in a tub…

Rub a dub dub, 3 men in a tub

The Butcher: That doesn’t sound great at first, but hear me out. This man started it all. He has been the provider. Provider for food and physical needs, provider of shelter, provider of guidance but overall a provider of legacy. By being an amazing daddy to my mama. By being a godly example to my daddy. By being the ideal grandaddy to me. This man is adored by his family, young and old alike. He has set all our feet on a path of love, peace and grace.

The Baker: This man continues the legacy. He took what was given to him and kneaded it, flattened it, rolled it over and over and cut out an amazing heart. A warm and tender heart who cannot stand to see others in pain or need. A giving heart who takes such great care of his family. A safe heart because we know he is bringing us before the Lord in prayer every day. A child-like heart, who believes every grandchild deserves ice-cream and cake no matter how old or young they are.

The Candlestick Maker: This one, oh this one. This one brought music in my life and light to my being. A man I could walk in the Lord with. A man whose heart leads me into the throne room on God. By the world’s standards, he has every excuse to be a distant father. Or not even a father at all. But he has always broken the cycle, the trend. He is a sweet and gentle and loving father. He plays guitar for his children to dance to and sings silly songs and puts castle tents together. Everything he missed as a child, he pours into our boys. He is creating the instruments that will hold their light high one day. He is an amazing Dada.

Happy Father’s Day!! 2011


To my love on the occasion of 8 years…

The dawn is breaking
A light shining through
You're barely waking
And I'm tangled up in you, yeah

I'm open, you're closed
Where I follow, you'll go
I worry I won't see your face
Light up again

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills my mind
I somehow find you and I collide

I'm quiet you know
You make a first impression
I've found I'm scared to know
I'm always on your mind

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the stars refuse to shine
Out of the back you fall in time
I somehow find you and I collide

Don't stop here
I lost my place
I'm close behind

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills your mind
You finally find you and I collide

You finally find you and I collide
You finally find you and I collide
Songwriters: Howie Day, Kevin Griffin

Happy Birthday…

my Love!
We have fun together…
We love football together…
We look good together…
We love Elijah together…
We enjoy life together…

I am so glad you born on this day 29 years ago. 🙂 I love you so much and am so blessed to call you my husband, my friend, my Love.


So this is love..

At heart, I am still a little girl who loves fairy tales, especially Cinderella. This is still one of my favorite songs that I sing to Elijah at night.

So this is Love
So this is love, Mmmmmm
So this is love
So this is what makes life divine
I’m all aglow, Mmmmmm
And now I know
The key to all heaven is mine
My heart has wings, Mmmmmm
And I can fly
I’ll touch ev’ry star in the sky
So this is the miracle that I’ve been dreaming of
So this is love

This is love to me.

These are a few of my favorite things…

~ Elijah’s smile
~ Elijah’s laugh
~ Elijah’s pouty face
~ Chad’s blue eyes
~ when Chad sings, I mean REALLY sings
~ going out to breakfast
~ coffee!!
~ dark chocolate
~ going to the movies
~ LOST!!!!
~ pints of Guiness w/ Sheila
~ Books!!! I love, love, love books!!
~ music that tells a good story
~ having people stay w/ us, like a grown-up slumber party!
~ dogs 🙂
~ one-on-one conversations w/ a good friend
~ my girlfriends!
~ cheeseburgers
~ red wine
~ getting lost in an art museum
~ Van Gogh’s paintings
~ my bed
~ seeing my nieces play
~ when I read something in the Bible that I know was written long ago, but was meant just for me at just this time
~ knowing that even as distracted as I get, I know where my help comes from

In case you didn’t know….

I have an amazing husband.  I am so blessed by the man that Chad is.  Not only is he super hot ;), he teaches me new things every day. It has been a tough couple of weeks for him, but he has stayed faithful. I need to brag on him right now, because he has shown amazing patience and strength AND I want everyone to know how wonderful he is! And the mother lion is coming out in me – I get super mad when someone messes w/ my man, because he is so wonderful, especially when it is for NO GOOD REASON!! If I am like this about my husband, what in the world is going to happen when my son comes along???  So I am going to be a little cheesy and write and ode to my husband. 🙂

My Chad is:

amazingly talented
extremely creative
loyal – even when people don’t deserve it!
He waits on the Lord
He has a heart to serve by whatever means he can
He is really a little boy at heart – especially when it comes to chocolate chip cookies and milk and baseball
He is a good man
He is a peacemaker
He is the love of my life!