Friday, July 31, 2009

GST #46

1) watching Isaac and Aaron play catch

2) listening to the rain

3) the smell of cookies baking

4) last night of VBS , it was a long week!! it was great, but wow working with Preschoolers can be very tireing!

5) eating milk and cookies!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

GST #45

1) sleeping in until 10

2) lunch with Jenn and Natalie

3) teeth whitener, ok it tast so nasty but I guess thats what I get for drinking so much coffee and sweet tea!

4) chic fil a sweet tea (yea I know I was just complaining about having to whiten my teeth, what can i say)

5) Aaron learning new things everyday, I can now say to him "what is the name of me ma's dog" and he will say "Jetta!" so cute!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

GST #43 & 44

1) buying a couple new tops from Target, courtesy of a gift card from Julie for my birthday, she totally spoiled me, she got me the giftcard, a balloon and some gorgeous flowers, and made me a shirt that said "I'm the birthday girl" # 27 on the back to wear at VBS last night and made brownies for our bachelorette get together! I am so blessed to have her as my best friend!

2) Java chip frappucino from Starbucks, courtesy of a gift card from Cherie, I will get a couple more drinks out of that! Love her, she is such an amazing friend!

3) Isaac doing dishes while I make cookies for VBS

4) hugs from our VBS class (they can be loving when they want to be)

5) Aaron saying mommmy, its bittersweet to hear him

6) time with Julie , just us girls

7) answered prayers for a great friend

8) Aaron doing so well in nursery during VBS , he is in there almost 3 hrs every night and they said he has been doing great, everytime I walk by with my class I peak in and he is having so much fun, he is growing up too fast!

9) chocolate milkshakes!!

10) relaxing after a long day!

GST # 42

this is yesterdays

1) coffee being already made when I woke up
2) lunch with my mom and brother
3) the new Target!!! love it
4) being motivated to get housework done
5) surviving the first night of VBS, eleven 4 yr olds can wear you out really quickly!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

GST # 41

1)God giving me the energy to stay up late last night to make my homemade cinnamon raisin bread for Sunday School
2) getting our room decorated for VBS tomorrow, me and Julie with lots of pre-schoolers!!
3) hearing a great message preached tonight at church
4) knowing God has great plans for the future of our church
5) Aaron being rather content during Q & A at church tonight

- I had to go back and add this, so I was just getting aaron ready for bed , he was all in his pj's and I asked him if he wanted to read a book , normally he will then go grab a book well tonight he picked up his blanket threw it in his crib, then picked up his sippy and threw it in his crib then he proceeded by trying to climb into his crib. I think he is very tired!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

GST #39 & 40

1) Aaron sleeping the whole ride to Harrisburg
2) dinner with just my hubby
3) a relaxing walk along the river with my hubs, 70 degree weather and a cool breeze, it was perfect
4) Aaron having a good time with Aunt Ruth and Dan, not crying for mama and papa
5) Aarons love of brocolli
6) a yummy breakfast at the Hershey hotel
7) an amazing massage and cocoa bath at the spa
8) great talks with my sister in law
9) safe travels home
10) amazing talks with the hubs, I love when we get into deep conversations about spiritual growth and our relationship, God is soooo good and I love talking about all the great things he is doing!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

GST # 38

1) Isaac's days off
2) going to lunch with my boys and Carol who I used to work with at the bank
3) Aaron learning to climb up the steps of his slide all by himself
4) Aaron looking at a picture of a sheep and saying "baa!" and then a cow and saying "moo", he's getting so big!!
5) a walk in beautiful weather with my boys!!!!

oh and thirsty thursdays!! a large vanilla coke from dairy queen for $1.05

* so Monday is my birthday so Isaac, Aaron and I are heading out tomorrow to Harrisburg to visit his brother Noah and sister Ruth and to meet Ruths boyfriend! Then Sat Ruthie and I are going to the Hershey Spa to get pampered all morning!!! I am so excited!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

GST #36 & 37

1) McD's breakfast, I know its bad for you but once every few months its so yummy
2) getting our room for VBS figured out
3) Aaron being easily occupied while we worked on VBS stuff
4) lots of blankets (had a fever and I was freezing)
5) isaac coming home for work to take care of me till I feel asleep
6) direct tv so I have movies to watch while I am sick
7) Jason & Mom taking care of Aaron while I was sick and Isaac slept to get ready for work
8) Aaron putting his animals to bed when it was nap time
9) Aaron picking flowers for me with my mom
10) ginger ale & sleep!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

GST # 35

1) Isaac cooking breakfast

2) Aaron falling asleep in the car without a fight!!

3) chocolate covered pretzels

4) Aaron giving my dad his b-day presents (we even got him a balloon that said "the Big 50" and Aaron held onto it all the way from the car to the porch and then let go of it and I had to jump up at catch it)

5) The bachelorette (ok seriously its my guily pleasure, i enjoy it way too much!)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

GST #34

1) Aaron not wanting to leave nursery this morning!! (this is so great because he is a super momma's boy and while I love this it makes it hard to leave him in the nursery and he is finally starting to play while there)

2) going to mom and dads for lunch for dad's 50th bday

3) early Christmas presents, mom and dad are getting us a privacy fence put in! So blessed!!

4) being told that while in nursery this evening there was a little boy crying and Aaron went up and knelt down and patted him on the back as if to say "its ok"! I love him!!

5) nice fall like weather!! After church this evening Aaron and i went outside and he played on his slide and in the sandbox and it was so relaxing!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Grace in the small things Day #33

1) getting motivated early this morning and finally getting all the fresh fruits and veggies off the kitchen table and prepared, packaged and in the freezer

2) a surprise visit from Pamela, David and miss Isabella

3) watching Isaac and Aaron play on Aaron's new slide

4) a freshly mowed lawn

5) dinner and bocci ball at mom and dad's

Friday, July 17, 2009

Day #32

1) Isaac being up to play with Aaron when for some odd reason he was wide awake at 4 am

2) finding a slide at a yard sale for Aaron for $4!!!

3) Aaron taking a 3 1/2 hr nap!

4) root beer floats!

5) watching my dad play with Aaron

(and one more today, big kisses from Aaron, ok it was more like him eating my cheeks, but it was so cute!!)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Day # 31

1) having movies to watch when i couldn't sleep last night
2) feeling totally refreshed all day even though I only slept 3 hrs last night
3) Aaron being cuddly and laid back all day when I felt like doing nothing!!
4) cherry pitters!!! it makes cherries a lot more enjoyable!
5) cops not handing out tickets when they pull me over ( I was not speeding, my inspection is dead)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day # 29 & 30

1) meeting other moms of toddlers
2) lunch in the park , it was a beautiful day, mid 70's
3) Aaron & Kasen feeding the ducks (Aaron saying "quack, quack, bye duck")
4) celebrating Court's b-day with good Christian friends
5) coming home & Isaac having Aaron all tucked into bed
6) coffee!
7) (we make our bread and Isaac made it today!!)
8) getting all of our posters done for VBS
9) being able to stock up on produce from the Farmers Market (freezing it for later use)
10) driving home from mom & dad's after church in a beautiful sunset!

Monday, July 13, 2009

GST # 28

1) Aaron woke up not swollen (he got stung yesterday evening, dad and Isaac are both allergic to bees so I was really worried that Aaron would be swollen when he woke this morning, but he was just fine!!!)
2) Isaac watching Aaron this morning so I could sleep in
3) getting some things accomplished for VBS (and finding cute shirts while in the Christian bookstore, they look like the logo for twilight but says the light, so cute)
4) sitting down to dinner with Isaac
5) having a friend that I can talk about EVERYTHING with! love you Julie!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

GST #24, 25, 26 & 27



1)visiting teens at camp
2)Aaron drinking from a straw
3)singing praise and worship
4)watching Aaron on the slide
5)safe travels for Isaac, Ruth & Noah
6) movie nite with Julie
7) mom & dad enjoying an evening with Aaron
8) phone convo with Isaac
9) being married to man of integrity
10) devos that relate to current situations
11) watching cartoons with Aaron
12) random kisses from Aaron
13) weddings!!
14) watching Aaron and Ella play
15) girl scout blizzards with Julie!
16) seeing Isaac after 4 days away
17) seeing my grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins
18) painting with Cherie, David , Jake & Liz
19) childrens benadryl (aaron got his first bee sting today)
20) seeing our church grow ( 6 people got baptized tonight!!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

GST # 23




1) watching Aaron toddle with his blankie and sippy first out of bed

2) watching Aaron sleep (this was last night)

3) watching Aaron and Kasen play together (and Aaron stealing Kasen's lunch, sometimes he eats too well)

4) deciding to take Aaron to Maine!! ( i seriously felt sick all day thinking about leaving him behind)

5) good sales on childrensplace.com stocking up for next summer!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

GST # 22

1) good checkups for Aaron and a pediatrician that takes the time to talk with us

2) finding a new health food store

3) Aaron sharing his blankie with me and giving me lots of kisses

4) playing leggos with Aaron, I would build and he would knock it over and say "uh doh" ha ha

5) playing outside with Isaac and Aaron

Monday, July 6, 2009

GST #21

1) waking up feeling refreshed!

2) getting housework accomplished early in the day

3) a farmers market near by that is almost completly organic!!

4) yummy dinners with my 2 favorite boys

5) time to relax at the end of the day

Sunday, July 5, 2009

GST #20




1) not getting a break when I feel sick (yes I said not, I know it sounds silly, but when I feel like ugh.. I just need a break I remember those 2 long yrs where we thought we would never be able to have kids of our own and I am so thankful for EVERY moment with Aaron)

2) church picnics

3) fruit snacks (they kept Aaron very content during the message at the church picnic)

4) a child who can make me laugh constantly

5) kisses from Aaron, ok so he's been "kissing" for awhile now but they are his mouth wide open on you somewhere, well tonight I was laying on the floor pretending to be asleep and he came over cuddled up next to me and gave me a real muah kiss on the cheek!! brought tears to my eyes!)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

GST #19



1) sleeping in!

2) the smell of banana bread baking

3) Freedom (thanking all those who fought for it and praising God for it)

4) fellow believers

5) watching those who I used to babysit with Aaron, crazy how time flys by

( i have to add one more today, while were at the Fireworks we saw someone get engaged, it was so precious!! I am so thankful for the love of my life)

(also I dont know how I forgot this but while we were watching fireworks a shooting star went right through one, it was the most amazing thing I have ever seen)

Friday, July 3, 2009

GST #18

1) time with Jen and Julie

2) Arbys beef n cheddar

3) afternoon naps

4) a day where you can have the windows open and have a nice breeze flowing through

5) movie night with the hubs (happening at 9)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

GST #17



1) deep talks with Isaac

2) Aaron reading his new 10 Commandments book (he loves to go back to his room to play and today he is back there and I hear *thud thud* so Isaac and I go see what he is doing and he is in the rocking chair in his room reading his new book)

3) watching Aaron ride the Merry go-round for the 1st time ever, he loved it!!

4) learning to be smarter with money (i went shopping with Julie and my brother, I spent $30 in AE on unneccasary things and when we got to the car, I said ugh.. I really dont neeed these things, so my sweet brother returned them for me!!!, I came home and told Isaac and he was so happy with me!!! if you know me at all you know shopping is my weakness!!)

5) Mango cool breeze from SONIC!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

GST # 16

Today has been a very overwhelming day. I dont know if Aaron is sick, teething or if he was just being grumpy today, but he didnt want to listen! lol But we still had some great moments!!
1) burying Aaron's feet in the sandbox

2) starting a new book

3) good talks with friends

4) playing "soccer" with Isaac & Aaron

5) finding a way to cook eggs that Aaron likes them without having to add ketchup!!!