Friday, September 28, 2012

The epic horse and carriage ride...

Almost 2 months later and my daughter is still talking about the "neigh (horse) & cawwiage (carriage) ride with Mommy, Daddy and YaYa (Olivia)"
While on our annual summer vacation in Old Orchard Beach, Maine on a warm Thursday night we were wandering the streets of the main pier at the beach and across the way, Olivia spotted the huge white horse!  She loves animals with a passion so we walked right over to visit him, John was his name.

John is a big white draft horse who is sweet as can be.  We "oooh'd and aaah'd" over him.  Pet him for a few and then went on our way.  Joe saw both of our excitement over the horse and carriage ride so while Olivia and I were checking out some shops he disappeared.  A few minutes later he hurried us back outside where the carriage was waiting for us!  He surprised us with our very first horse and carriage ride.
It was perfect. 
The weather was gorgeous.  
Olivia was so excited and happy and kept telling us that we were on!a!carriage!ride! 
The ride lasted about a half hour.  We toured the quiet neighborhood that's hidden between the busy pier at the beach.  We could smell the salt water and feel the mist from the sea.  It really was just a perfect end to our awesome vacation.
Almost 2 months later, in the dark of Olivia's bedroom last night, is the most amazing part.  I could sense that she was almost asleep as her breathing became steady and all of a sudden she jumped up onto her knees and exclaimed...
"Mommy!  Beach, Daddy, Mommy, YaYa neigh cawwiage ride!" 
These are the things my husband and I live for.  The memories we make with her.  The little things that she remembers and loves to talk about.  Despite the trying times, the discipline and the stress, these are the moments we love the most!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

So What! Wednesday...on Thursday?

Today I'm saying So What! if...
...I'm a day late, So What! ...Thursday?  Oh well.
...I went to bed last night at 8pm with Olivia and I'm still tired today.
...I hit my snooze button at least 5 times this morning.
...I'm 29 years old and still don't like to be home alone at night.
...I'm planning the easiest dinner tonight since it's just me and Olivia, bacon and lolli-pops! husband and I call most food"bacon" or "lolli-pops" so Olivia will eat it.  Bacon is ham or turkey roll-ups and lolli-pops are pepper sticks, tomatos, cucumbers etc. dipped in salad dressing.  It works.
...I really considered playing hookie from work today.
...that's all I can muster today.  I'm tired.
Go link up with Shannon at Life After I Dew. 
So What Wednesday

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I'm not the same me.....

I hear these people asking me
How do I know what I believe?
Well I'm not the same me
And that's all the proof I need
All This Time (Britt Nicole)
This song has been on my heart for some time now and this part perfectly describes where I am in life at the moment. 
I'm not the same Me anymore, because I'm His.  I'm adjusting to life as a Christian. 
My husband and I made a decision to follow Jesus and raise my daughter to do the same.  We have been saved and accepted the Lord into our hearts and are learning to live by His word.  It's been quite the adjustment and we've received our fair share of judgment from friends and family who don't believe the same things we do, but, we are confident in our decision.  Funny how it really wasn't our decision but part of God's plan.  We know we are doing the best thing for our family.  Our lives have changed. 
Life looks different when you're walking with Jesus.  
I'm still new at this.  I'm learning how and praying for guidance to be a better Christian, wife, mother, daughter etc.  I still make mistakes and I still sin.  I'm nowhere near perfect, but I know that I'm loved and He died for me and my sins and I have forgiveness.  All of these things make me so humbled.  
I will share more about my journey to being saved and accepting Jesus.  I sit back and wonder how I got here and really, I dont know.  .  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

So What! Wednesday

I'm back!  I haven't blogged in f.o.r.e.v.e.r. and jumping back in today!
I'm linking up with Shannon from Life After I Dew for her So What! Wednesday series. 
Today I'm saying So What! if...
...I haven't blogged in such a long time.  This time I plan on sticking with it. 
...I have SO much to blog about and don't know where to start.
...I'm super happy that fall is here.  I'm ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkin and apple picking etc.
...I'm really excited for Olivia's Minnie Mouse birthday party! 
...I cant believe that my little baby is going to be 2!years!old!
That's all for today.  I promise I'll be around here much more often. 
Now go over to Shannon's page and link up with her for So What! Wednesday.
So What Wednesday