Thursday, March 31, 2011

Early mornings

So, my girls are early risers.   Always have been.  
That's why they still go to bed at 7:30.  

Every night.  Even on the weekends.  

They are a little harder to wake up for school, but nothing terrible.  

This morning, I didn't have to wake them up.  
AL & EK came running into my bathroom at 
6 am (30 minutes before I normally wake them for school).  

They were running.  

They were excited as all get out.  

Guess what they were saying?


CG jumping into Jason's arms

Happy baby

Our girls love their Daddy so much.  He has to be away a lot.  Sometimes for short bursts of time.  Sometimes longer.  Sometimes really long.  But they always miss him.  And they are always SO excited when it is time for him to return home.  I am so thankful for the relationship they have, despite his frequent absences from us.  Because the time he is here, it's good.  And they know it.  They love him.  They know I love him.  And they know he loves all his girls more than anything.  

So when he does have to be away, 
days like today make it seem ok that he has to be gone.

Catching up

Books before bedtime

Together again....all is right in the Williams house

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Here comes the sun (do, do, do)

Today was a welcomed change from the l-o-n-g rainy, icky weekend.  
The sun came out!!  So I proceeded to kick the girls out to the backyard for some much needed play and fresh air.  We opened the screen door and I turned on some country music, their favorite right now.  We ate supper out on the deck, and it was lovely.  As I was cleaning the kitchen, I realized it was a bit too quiet.  If you have kids, you know what this means.  
T-R-O-U-B-L-E.  Here is what I found...

And this...

So they joined forces for the ultimate mudpie making.

And really, the best part was...I didn't get mad.  I grabbed my camera and took pictures.  
32 pictures of my sweet girls making a mess and having the time of their lives. 

 Because that's what it's all about, right?

A great ending to a beautiful day.  

So I decided to start a blog....

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about my life.  

As a wife.  As a mom.  As a woman.  Most importantly, as a child of God.  

All of these roles play a huge part in my life and affect each other daily.  I try to be my best in all these roles.  Sometimes I do ok.  A lot of times I don't.  

So this is my attempt to share some of the things we go through in our little family.  I have no idea how often I will update.  I would love to say, "I will post every week.  I will add pictures and say witty things and tell funny stories."  That may be a lie.  So I will do my best.  I will try to take the time to share things that I want to remember, that I think are sweet, funny, or even remotely interesting to someone else.  I will try to include pictures.  I would love for this to be a scrapbook of sorts (which by the way I have never once made a scrapbook in my adult life). 

So I am stepping out of my comfort zone a little.  But that's a good thing, right?