Blessings From Above

Blessings From Above

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Friends at their front doors

We are truly so blessed by the greatest neighbors, the Mejias. They are the sweetest, most loving, and caring friends. I feel so blessed because we can always count on each other from little things, like eggs or milk to finish a recipe, to big things, like babysitting each others little ones. The greatest part is they have the cutest little girl named Kapri that Laylie just adores. These girls were friends since birth and love playing together. The last few weeks have been so fun to watch these little girls grow their friendship and really realizing that it is a blast to hang out with each other. If Laylie hears a little peep from the Mejias home she looks towards our front door and says "Kapri!" Every time we leave our house, Laylie is hoping to stop by their house to say hello to Kapri or even ask her to come out and play. The best part of it all is that they spend a few minutes each day yelling through our front screen doors to each other. They tell each other about what they see, repeating each other, playing copy-cat and laughing with each other. It is so cute and so fun to watch. I get such a joy that Laylie has such a sweet friend that is only steps away. Soon enough they will be playing for hours and spending the night at each others houses. Thank you James, Calista and Kapri for being the greatest neighbors, and for being a dream come true for Laylie, to have a close friend that lives across the way.

Laylie at our front door chatting with Kapri..

The spot where they do all their talking...(There's Kapri's door)

A picture of Laylie's sweet friend Kapri and her beautiful Mama...

Friday, July 8, 2011

6 Years of True Love

Jason and I had the most picture perfect day 6 years ago on July 9, 2005. This day is the mark of when got married and became husband and wife. What an amazing, wonderful and outstanding 6 years it has been and with all my heart i can say it has been the best years of my life. I am the luckiest girl in the world to be married to such a prince charming and all around perfect man for me. Let's just say, "I am in LOVE!!" As a small gift to Jason i wrote down all the things i love about him and i wanted to share them with you. I sure do love you Jason Peter and can't wait for our 60th year anniversary when we are old and wrinkly but our hearts are still full of love for each other. You are my everything!!

I love your heart
I love the way we communicate
I love the way we kiss and love each other
I love the way you love God and always answer my questions…Mr bible man!
I love that we read the bible and pray together
I love your tan face/neck and your beautiful white body
I love your stunning blue eyes
I love your super strong and sexy legs
I love your perfect looking hands that fits right into mine
I love the way you work so hard for our family and how you provide
I love the way you think every idea I have is so grand
I love the way you tell me you love me
I love that you are so wise and smart with our money
I love that you are so smart with computers and know everything
I love our date nights and the moments we have together
I love the way you help raise Laylie and help her become the daughter of the most High King
I love the way we play jokes on each other and giggle
I love the moments we snuggle on the couch and watch tv
I love the way you work hard on our house and do it without complaining
I love that you can play any instrument and worship with your guitar
I love the way you enjoy being with my family and your family
I love the way you love kids and you want more of our own
I love the way you work extra hard so I can stay home with Laylie
I love the way we always talk about the future and we know we will be together forever
I love the way we snuggle in bed each morning/night
I love the way you are such an easy sleeper to sleep with and you don’t snore
I love your smart brains and your wise wisdom
I love that you enjoy hanging out with my friends and make them feel loved
I love how I can ask you anything and everything
I love how I can ask you how to spell something or how to say a word and you never think less of me
I love the way you listen and you are my helper
I love the way you crack and push on my back, pop my toes and massage my feet
I love the way you make me feel more important than xbox and spend your time playing if I am out or asleep
I love the way you read me to sleep at night
I love that you waited for me until our wedding night
I love the way we spend our week nights and weekend together as a family
I love that God made you for ME and I was made for YOU

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy 4th of July

We made this 4th of July a totally packed, non-stop, completely thrilling and super fun weekend!
It all started Sunday morning heading off to the Elfin Forest Parade to watch my brother Tim be in the parade with his fire station. We had a wonderful time sprawled out on a picnic blanket under shady trees as we watched everything go by, like horses, cars with city counsel people in them, people riding bikes and big huge fire trucks. The best part was watching Laylie - she had a huge smile on her face the whole time with her little arm waving high up in the sky to everything that went by. She even got sprayed by the fire truck and ate some candy that was thrown to her. After the parade we were able to go to the fire station potluck and Tim was able to show us the whole station. Thank you, Tim, we had a wonderful time! We are so extremely proud of you and can’t wait to see what God has in store for you in these next few years.

After the parade we headed straight for Chris and Lila’s for a BBQ and pool party. We had a wonderful time eating yummy food – thank you Chris for smoking the most delicious chicken and ribs. We played in the pool, enjoyed a few rounds of games, had a dance party in the middle of their living room and hung out with family. It was a perfect ending to a super jolly day.

Then came the actual 4th of July day!! In the morning we relaxed together as a family and tried to rest up for the next fun event which was a BBQ and some fireworks with Jason’s family. We headed over to the White’s around 2pm where we all hung out together. Laylie got to play with her cousins, we did some mini-fireworks in the backyard, and ate a yummy chicken dinner. 7pm rolled around and we were all so sleepy and tired from the weekend’s events. We knew we could not make it to the fireworks at the Del Mar Fair at 9pm so we headed home, tucked Laylie into bed, and we all drifted off to sleep with happy hearts, full tummies, and were really happy to be living in the USA.