"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fruit Loops

You might have noticed some gaps in my posts.

Maybe not.

Blake has had to take the laptop with him on his interviews, so not only was I without him these last 4 days....I was without Internet. Wha?
Funny how much time I spend reading all your blogs and facebook stuff. A little embarrassing really. Let's just say I made some great progress on packing, and I enjoyed the cable! Yikes, did I just admit that?
So here are some random pics from the last couple of days.
Only 6 sleepies until Gigi and Papa get here to load us up and 7 until we'll be HOME!
Guess who's home? Praise the Lord that Blake's flight got to land. They were circling for quite some time waiting for the snow to let up so they could land!!!
Is this not a beautiful sight? The boys are back behind that tree...but I just love the look of trees covered in snow... We are so blessed!

As we were waiting for the plane to land, the kids got a little stir crazy so we just went out and played in the snow. As you might imagine the kids attract alot of attention and one worker just offered to take a pic of Sadie and I.

Owen catching snow on his tongue and Sadie just laying in it!

Sadie sporting her 5 puff balls. I know this seems silly, but I've been dying to get more puffs up there. And in almost 17 months, this is all we've got! Aren't they cute?

This is a Christmas picture that we've had in our kitchen to help with all of the white walls. So this is one of our friends Turner...look what happened next!

Owen actually took this one of Sadie and I coloring. Not bad!

Oops! Someone got a little out of the lines I would say!

My pics are all messed up! Sorry! But this one is so fun! I vividly remember my sisters pulling me around on a sleeping bag, so when the kids started this I about cried. They were having a ball!

Cooper wanted me to take a pic of the ice sculpture, but I made him get next to it. There are tons of these around town. It was a contest last weekend where huge blocks of snow were all sculpted and then judged. This was the favorite of the boys!
Oh, and the title...
This morning while Owen was eating a highly nutritious breakfast of fruit loops he said, "Mom, do you know why I love fruit loops so much?" I said no having no idea what he was about to say. He replied, "Because it reminds me of all of the colors in our family that I love."
Oh man. My heart and face lit up. I know that the road of race will only get harder as our children age, but I LOVE that Owen verbalized that he loves our colors. I pray that this foundation of love, acceptance, and appreciation of differences forms strong, courageous, and balanced children of God.
I like it buddy. We are fruit loops!


The Love Family said...

Ooo!! Ooo!! Am I a fruit loop, too? I wanna be a fruit loop, too!!!! Love and miss you all so much!!!

Betty Spaulding said...

so happy for you all that you are enjoying all that snow and beauty..I love fruit loops !!

Becki Francy said...

That is precious. And very true for a number of reasons!

Chassidy said...

Do I hear wedding bells already for Turner and little Miss Sadie!! That was too cute :) I hope they give each other kisses in person when you get back to OKC.

You have the most precious kids...I can only hope and pray that I do as good as job as you raising Turner. You're truly an incredible mother

Krista said...

Oh my goodness... Owen's fruit loop comment made me shed a tear! How precious. Love it when God gives us those blessings through our children.
LOVE Sadie's puffs! I'm pretty sure Sienna takes after her daddy (his hair sticks straight out), and that's why her hair maintains its shape even after the rubber bands come out! Too cute!

Cindy said...

You must be doing something right as a mother to have your sweet baby boy verbalize that love in such an amazing way! I mean, adults cant even capture that feeling like he did. What a precious memory- write that down!!
Can I also tell you how excited I am for you to get baby #4!!??
All I can say is, I wanna be like you when I grow up.