Friday, December 11, 2015
The funny thing about asking your kids for their Christmas wish list is that they will wait until the last second to give it to you and when they do...BOOM...you get the ultimate request...A REPTILE!
Me: "Umm, NO!"
Them: (Yes,the request was plural. They totally ganged up on me.) "Pleeeeeease!"
Me: "Reptiles do not make good pets."
Monkey 1: "Bearded Dragons make great pets! (Proceeds to remind me that Bob, the Bearded Dragon class mascot, helped him with his math.
Dang it all, Bob!!! Why do you have to be all cutesy and helpful!
Me: "We have a dog. We don't need another pet to care for."
Them: "Her breath smells like death from eating cat poop out of the litter box.
Me: "There are no words."
Just be glad this isn't a scratch and sniff picture or you would want to run away.
Kids: "Where the air is fresh and clear of your fishy, death breath!"
Me: "We have a cat."
Them: "If she's not sleeping, she's trying to get outside to have adventures."
Me: (Thinks to self) "Sounds like a perfect plan to me." (Actually says) "That's just what cats do."
Them: "We really want a Bearded Dragon or a Lemon/Lime Gecko. They are so cute."
Me: Silently screams from within, then says, "Who is going to take care of these wild beasts?"
Them: "We will!"
Me: "Who is going to feed them?"
Them: "We will!"
Me: "Who is going to clean up their poop?"
Them: "Tink will!"
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Yesterday and Today
It seems like just yesterday you were born. Full of promise and hope. A new beginning. Our family's first chapter.
Just yesterday, you were our little boy and we held you close. We cherished you, protected you, nurtured you, taught you, laughed with you, cried with you, prayed for you, encouraged you, disciplined you, and by the grace and mercy of God and the help of so many raised you to become...
Today, you are a young man of integrity and you have learned so much. You will continue to walk in your father's footsteps as you become a husband and one day, a father. We are so thankful for that!
Just yesterday, you were building birdhouses and loving life.
Today, you will begin building your own home with the love of your life.
Just yesterday, you were hanging out with your best buddies. Cracking jokes! Having fun! Doing life together.
Today, you will get married with all of your best friends by your side.
Just yesterday, you were falling in love with the girl of your dreams. Having adventures. Getting to know each other's heart. Weathering the tough waters that life can bring. Learning to love someone more than yourself.
Today, you are marrying her.
And today Alex, we could not be more proud to call you our son. We know that the time has come to no longer hold you tight. It is time for you to fly. You have become everything we prayed that you would become and so, so much more. Your faith in the Lord is so strong. You are a beautiful human being. We are forever grateful to God for the gift that you are to all of us.
This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.
We love you forever and we are overjoyed for you and Kelsey today!
"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." Ephesians 5:31
Dad and Mom