Yesterday was L's birthday! He turned 7!!! I can't believe he is 7...that means in 3 years he'll be 10 and in 9 yrs he'll be driving...in 12 years he'll be getting ready to go to college....ugh...a mommy doesn't need to think that much just enjoy the time we have.
So we've been waiting on the UPS guys all day for this... and this...
There are been some precious moments that I would have like to caught on the camera but each time I think about it I think about our dead camera. It died the first day at Magic Kingdom...yes we were at Disney and it died...luckily my parents were with us and Eric took my mom's camera hostage.
Well I have really wanted this camera....
But instead got this camera....
What's the difference you ask....about $500 and a lot of features I wouldn't know how to use. My husband convinced me that we don't need the ole fancy smancy camera b/c how often would we use all those good features that we have no idea how to use. This camera has great reviews and can't wait to get it and learn all the manual settings too. That may be a good thing to do while laying on the beach on the Riviera Maya.
Thanks, Amber for rescuing me today. She took pics of my sweet boys 7th birthday party.
P.S. I know I've only done 3 days of disney but I'll get back to it...It wears me out just thinking about it.
I love Point of Grace! I first got to know their music when I was in college. I actually saw them in concert when they were Say So when I was in HS. The first concert of theirs that I went to was at OBU (where they went to college). Our small town was hit by a F4 tornado in 1997 and they came and did a benefit concert. I've been to at least 2 more of their concerts and they continue to impress me.
This song really hit me hard when it came out. I don't do a good enough job living my life to it's fullest and to me that is what this song is telling you to do. I want to live my life to glorify God, to honor my family and to be a good friend.
Click HERE to see a video of this song from the 2008 Dove Awards. Below are the words....Just reading them makes me want to do more in this life.
Wake up to the sunlight With your windows open Don't hold in your anger or leave things unspoken Wear your red dress Use your good dishes Make a big mess and make lots of wishes Have what you want But want what you have And don't spend your life lookin' back
Chorus: Turn up the music Turn it up loud Take a few chances Let it all out You won't regret it Lookin' back from where you have been Cuz it's not who you knew And it's not what you did It's how you live
Verse 2: So go to the ballgames And go to the ballet And go see your folks more than just on the holidays Kiss all your children Dance with your wife Tell your husband you love him every night Don't run from the truth 'Cause you can't get away Just face it and you'll be okay
Chorus: Turn up the music Turn it up loud Take a few chances Let it all out You won't regret it Lookin' back from where you have been 'Cause it's not who you knew And it's not what you did It's how you live
Bridge: Oh wherever you are and wherever you've been Now is the time to begin
Verse 3: So give to the needy And pray for the grieving E'en when you don't think that you can 'Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you So think of your fellow man Make peace with God and make peace with yourself 'Cause in the end there's nobody else
Chorus Turn up the music Turn it up loud Take a few chances Let it all out 'Cause you won't regret it Lookin' back from where you have been 'Cause it's not who you knew And it's not what you did It's how you live
'Cause it's not who you knew And it's not what you did It's how you live
It has taken me a week to do this so I'm just posting picks in no particular order.
This was the coolest playground located in Animal Kingdom in the Dinosaur area. There was also a dig site but we were hot and sweaty and just didn't think that was a good combo for sand. Addison and I hung out here for a while waiting on the others to finish a ride. My kids loved the playgrounds just as much as the other stuff. They are so funny!
This was Expedition Everest. My dad, Logan and I rode this and had a blast. We couldn't get E or my mom on it.
Eric was the official photographer...He stole mom's camera when ours died.
Daddy and sweet cuddly girl!
This is when we knew it was time to head home.
My mom and dad!
Mommy and Logan at Rainforest Cafe!
Addison did not enjoy the noise...you'll see her covering her ears a lot.
Here we are about to ride Expedition Everest again!
It's a Bug's Life was a cute 3-D movie...Logan with his $17 fan (it was worth it)
Here is the finished project of our trip to Hot Springs.
It took us a couple of hours Wednesday night to water seal, an hour or so to sort the wood on Thursday night and about 12 hours of good, sweaty labor on Friday. My dad came down and helped Eric and I and my mom came and watched the kids. We only messed up a couple of times and only had to run to the hardware store 3 times(my fault).
But it's done and the kids love it. This one was so much easier to do than the first one we did.