Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Devil Made me Do It!!

Do you ever have those times in your life when you step back and say, "Shoot, he got me again!" Satan works his way into our lives and is so stinkin' sneaky about it. He destroys relationships and self-esteem. I am such a sinner and need God every day. Some days just seem harder than others. Today was one of those days - a hard one. Satan won the round, but good news - Christ won the war! Thank goodness for that, tomorrow is another day. I just wish people could forgive like God does. In the words of one of the greatest authors of all times, " The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." My prayer is that tomorrow will be better than today, that I will learn the lesson God is teaching me so I don't have to repeat it. May my steps be worship, and may my thoughts be praise! (Totally stole that last sentence.)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Anniversary Post

This is a little late, but that does not change it's importance. Kyle and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary at the beginning of this month. Man how time flies (sp?). But on the other hand, it seems like we've been together forever. Parts of our life are a haze and memories blend together. One thing remains the same. We are in this together, forever. No if, ands, or buts about it. I wish I could sit here and say that it's been a cake walk. That our life has been easy and that our marriage has been blissful. But I won't. That's not true and it's not realistic. I can say one thing. I thank God every day that he gave me Kyle. A man who not only loves God, but has a personal relationship with him. A man who seeks God and wants to do His will. Because, you see, our marriage is not perfect. If it were, where would God fit in? Who would need him. Neither of us are perfect. That leaves plenty of room for God. Over the years, we have learned that God is truly at the center of our life together. Without Him, who knows were we'd be. The one truth that has not changed since the day we said "I DO" is the fact that we both made a promise to God that we would be together until death parted us. And during the trials we've endured, that point has been made plainly clear. No matter what happens, we're stickin'. Without those trials, we might not be sure of the other's commitment. So, in a way, I understand, "Count it pure joy, when you endure trials..." because that is how our faith is made strong. I would not trade a day, good or bad, of this marriage. It has made us who we are and solidified our commitment to each other. I love Kyle more than words can say and couldn't imagine my life without him. (He never reads this, so this isn't for him.)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Look What Came in the Mail!

Aunt Ginger sent Kailey her birthday present in the mail. (YES, we are all aware that it is almost 2 months late, but we don't mind. ;) ) Aunt GIN-GER (must be said in a sing-song voice) knows what a girl wants. The shoes pretty much sealed the deal. Kailey is actually wearing every last piece of clothing/accessory that came in the box. That included a mix of a ballerina and a princess outfit. So, the skirt is double layered. One connected to the ballerina tu-tu and one that is independent. So funny. She wore the earrings and ring to Target today. She is in hog heaven.

Cindy Lou Who

The kids came down stairs after their baths just a giggling away. This is what had happened. Kyle did it. He is so much fun.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

When You Love Teenagers...and They Love You

This is what happens to your house. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thought for the Day

This was on my calendar and I thought it was worth sharing: God always gives the best to those who leave the choice with Him.

This is a hard one for me. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I Fed My Children Popcorn for Breakfast

That is o.k., right? Harkins Movies has a summer movie program. They show a kid movie 1x a day at 9:45 every week day morning. We need to leave at 9a.m. We are not, I repeat not, morning people. So that leads us to the logical conclusion: Popcorn for breakfast.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Last Days of Kindergarten

Jake has successfully completed kindergarten. It is bitter sweet for me. I was fortunate to have him in a half day kindergarten, so he was still home most of the day. With the start of 1st grade, I realize he will be gone for most of the day. I'm really going to miss him. Of course, I thank God every day that he is growing and healthy. I realize it is a blessing that he is developing and moving on. If he weren't, there would be a problem and I would never wish for that. Here are some pictures of him with his teacher, Mrs. Wornick. The aid, Mrs. Ford. With his certificate he got at their little graduation ceremony. Kindergarten got off to a rocky start, but went so much better than I could have hoped for. It has given him a love a school and for that, I am truly grateful. It was some crazy weather on the last day. At the beginning of the week we were at 100 degrees. (Not uncommon for us.) But that Thursday night a storm blew in. (VERY uncommon for us.) Friday the high was in the low 60's. We all had to wear long sleeves and I had to dig out jackets. Crazy. Friday morning, the teacher had set up a breakfast before the graduation ceremony. Then they had their last chapel of the year. What I failed to mention was that we had been out galavanting the night before. Thursday happened to be high school graduation, and since Kyle was out of town, the kids and I went and did the youth minister thing and partied like it was 1999. Kailey was worn to a frazzle, but kept in together pretty well...until we got home. The picture tells the story. This is how I found her in the den, on the floor, asleep...naked...go figure. I promise I was not out of the room that long.

Celebrity Sightings...

Our dear friend Karen gave Kailey a Dora Dance pad for her 3rd birthday. It's like Dance Dance revolution for the toddler set. It came complete with pad, maracas, and a Dora costume. You plug in the DVD and dance your heart out. She loves it, but insists on wearing the whole get up for the adventure. Jake, on the other hand, believes it is hilarious to wear the glasses and side burns that go with Kyle's Elvis costume. Who needs Hollywood?

Long Time, No Blog. Sorry

My mother-in law got on to me, and she told me it was time to update the site. I did not realize how long it had been since the last post. I'm sure you are all biting your nails to see what's been going on at the Wewe house. Well lots of things. I'll break them down to different post, but to start, summer is here, so that means swimming almost everyday. Here are the kids catchin' some rays.