"When a soul recognises the will of God and shows a readiness to submit to it entirely, then God gives Himself to such a soul and renders it most powerful succour under all circumstances." - Rev. Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Friday, June 28, 2013

Photo Friday: silly boys

Nothing makes him happier than outside! 

That hallway step is where they hang out
He realized he could stick his tongue out sooooo yeah. 
He has also started playing in his carseat...it may be time to upgrade to a big boy one. Sigh.
Watching Daddy cut grass
Told you...hang out spot
....because banging on the garbage can is so much fun!

Boys. Sigh. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Oh, contentment.

May I surprise you with some words of contentment? ('Tis rare with a melancholic) ;)

It's reallllllly easy to notice when things just aren't going your way in life, so I try, try, try to notice when things ARE going my way. Ya feel me?

In the last couple of weeks, there were a few days where I was dealing with all of the following: Landon was sick and teething, I was sick, I had a bruised rib (from soccer) that was made worse both by coughing while I was sick and then continuing to play soccer (I'm stupid. I know.), Marley had fleas which consisted of lots of vacuuming, washing EVERYTHING multiple times, bathing her more than I ever have, and then it seemed like Logan's work schedule made everything feel so much worse (Landon's fussiest day EVER was unfortunately Father's Day, when I was sick and Logan was at work).

I do realize that people are going through much worse things right now, but don't you dare tell me that because it is not helpful (oh, that is something that has been on my mind a lot and I want to blog about it but just haven't found the right words yet). I'm fully aware of my blessings in life. FULLY.

ANYWAYS. Saturday was the first day Landon was back to his normal, happy self. And somehow I have managed to keep the house clean since then, bake a lot, and take more time than usual to just sit and read or whatever the heck I want to do. Blissful, I tell ya. Logan has even noticed that I have my act together more than I had in the past.

I also have to say that I have some pretty awesome family and friends who I love so much and I don't know what I would do without them! They have been so encouraging to me lately and I am so blessed.

You ever feel like you wish things would stay exactly like they are? That's how I feel right now. There are not too many times I've felt like that (sad, I know), and I don't know if it's because I'm just more content or because things just really are good right now. Or maybe it's both. :)

I really don't know the point of all this but I guess I just wanted you few faithful blog readers to know that our little family is doing pretty darn well right now. I'm fighting the thought that this is "the calm before the storm" because it always seems like something not so good happens after these periods of contentment (i.e. life was pretty close to perfect when I was pregnant with Levi and then...well...you know). But I'm just going to give that to God and trust that whatever happens (if something happens) that it is His will. He always knows what's best!

Philippians 4:6-7 - Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Family pictures!

We had a lot of fun with our friend Elise who took some pictures for us last month! If you're in the New Orleans area, check out her website, Blair Bennett's Photography :) Prepare yourself because Landon's cuteness and Elise's creativity went very well together...
 This was the week before his birthday so let's just consider these his 1-year pictures :)

 My favorite!

 This was a few days after he took his first steps so he was practicing ;)

 There he goes again with the leg!

 My college roommate always talked about me making faces ("Jen faces") and I think Landon may take after me....

Typical family moment for us ;)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Photo Friday: going from 2 naps to 1 is not fun!

Oh you know...just wiping down the high chair.
Helping mommy vacuum
Blueberry muffin mmmmmm
Y'all. I never thought Landon would fall asleep randomly like many kids do because he does NOT like to miss anything buuuut....here he is. He and I were both sick over the weekend and he was fighting his afternoon naps big time! Teething might have been part of it too.
Little beggars, I tell ya. Trying to eat in peace!

I'm bathing the dog and Landon must have wanted a bath too because he made himself comfortable in that water. Sigh.
A little Target shopping trip before bedtime (pajamas and all)
Lounging. What a goober.
We love play dates! Showing off some new birthday clothes :) and if those top teeth don't appear soon I might go crazy!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

My baby's daddy

I could go on and on about how great a father Logan is, but I will just show you!

Love you babe! Happy Father's Day!


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