Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Yesterday was Jeff and my 19th wedding anniversary. We did not do anything. I am kind of down right now physically and some mentally. I guess I am trying to rush healing a little bit. But, I have to say that I do feel so much better than I have in a long time. I find myself being more aware of my bodies needs and I think this has made me realize the destruction that I had given this temple of Gods. But I am well and I am thankful to be able to share another year with Jeff and the kids. Most of all, I want to be in tip top shape for the trip to Georgia in November for the arrival of my new great Nephew Jeffery Jay. I am so excited for this and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with my sister and family. I have not spend a holiday with any of my family for some time. I think the last Thanksgiving with Charlene was when we were little. I can not remember. I did get to spend Christmas with my mother in 1999. That was my last holiday with her. I am so excited though and I just want to be on the mend. So thanks for those prayers and I hope all of you have an awesome week. Love Tanya
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I really prayed about this before I posted it, but I have to tell ya that I believe in my heart that God uses many people to talk to me. This is no exception, Melanie and I watched this movie, which I believe has a really great message. But it was this song that really brought tears to my eyes. I assure you that Miley does not talk about God, but as I was hearing this song, I was visualizing my walk with God. And one thing that is stated is that it is not about what is on the other side, it has everything to do with the climb. I believe that in all paths that I have taken, it was that I find it all joy through my trials, James 1:7. As I was going through that trial or path, I was growing closure to God, letting Him change my life. The refiners fire as it is put so many times in the word. And He is my only hope to see the other side, but I guarantee you, that I will not be the same person on this side of that climb as I am on that other side. It was just an awesome song and although I am not a big Hannah Montana fan, I find it interesting that we are all seeking something and if we look hard enough and just except the journey we will realize that all road will lead to God.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday Melanie, Cara and I went to Des Monies to drop off a van full of book to the Iowa Right to Life. Every year one in the spring and one in the fall, the IRLC has a book sale. All the proceeds to the sell goes to Pregnancy centers all over Iowa. If you would like to hear more about this story go to here.
After we dropped off the books and did some other errands Cara, Craig and I took Melanie to build a bear. Melanie received money from my parents for her birthday and she wanted to do something special with it. So we took her to Jordon Creek Mall, I loved this mall.
Here is Melanie picking out the bear that she wanted. She choose this cute little tan bear. They had so much to choose from. I was so impressed with the selections.
Here the build a bear worker is filling up the bear with stuffing, Melanie is actually pressing the foot pedal to let all the stuffing in her bear. It was interesting.
The worker had Melanie do several things, I am not sure what she is doing in the this picture. Melanie is doing some kind of dance or something.
In this picture Melanie is warming the heart, rubbing the heart on her face and several other fun activities to get the little heart a pumping before they place it in the bear. I wonder, does God hold each one of our hearts before he places it in our chest?
Now Melanie is going to shop for some clothes for her new bear. She pretty much knew what she wanted before we got there. So she is focused on what she had planned.
This is Craig helping Melanie with the bear. There was so many items to choose from. I could not help but feel overwhelmed. Just imagine how a small child feels. WOW.
Melanie almost has her little bear dressed. He is coming along really good.
Well, look it there, I would like to introduce Mario Ross, She was so excited about this little guy. She had loads of fun, but she is not done yet.
Now she had to get on the computer and type in his information for the birth certificate and to register him in the build a bear website.
These workers are singing happy birthday to Melanie and Mario. It was pretty sweet, then they place her bear in a box and the birth certificate and they were off.
Monday, September 7, 2009
When you were a baby
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
This is a picture of my little girl Melanie on her first day out of the womb. I am not sure, but she does not look to happy about this. And do not ask me why I am holding the nose plug, I can not remember that far.
This is my mom Dorothy Mae. She actually lived with Jeff and I for a short time. It is the last picture of her that I have. This is Christmas and Jeff's parents house. I am not sure when this was taken, but a couple of years after this picture my mother died, very suddenly. We were not that close, I have to say, it was mainly because I wanted a fairly tale mother. Mom is not without her faults also, but I could of thought differently. I realize now how much I love her and I miss her so deeply. Her birthday is this month and I have been thinking about her much.
This is Luke and Melanie on Easter. I have to tell you, I am so blessed to have two children that love one another and they take care of each other. I love the way they help each other out and they are always kind to each other. They are the best of friends. I love this picture, Luke told Jeff and I when I found out I was pregnant that he knew the baby was a little sister. He was so right.
This is my last picture. This is a picture of my sister Charlene on the left and myself on the right. See, my mother loved Christmas. That was the time in my life where I seen my mom shine. Almost all of my pictures are of Christmas, I miss that about her and I tend to carry on her tradition. See, Christmas is more to me than just packages or music. It is Jesus, and most of all family. I love ya Charlene, I know that you are reading this on face book. I am so glad that you and I are working on a better relationship and I hope and pray for our present and our future. I hope all of you enjoyed the pictures, they are dear people that touch my heart always. God bless you.