Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wheeler Family

I was born into this world as a Wheeler

And this was my lovely family

Just me and my sisters

A few years later, we became this crazy bunch

The Grandkids (minus Baby Claire)

The Connell Family

The Ives Family

The Spatola Family

The Henderson Family

I love my handsome boys

they take after their handsome Father

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dear Children,

Dear children,
You don't realize this yet, but Life is Difficult.

Your dad and I are continuing to learn about God, and life. Below I have written some of our learnings and some of what is on my heart for you boys. One day may you heed this wisdom.

Belief in God is only the start
Say Yes to God
Be Thankful
Recognize Grace
Never stop learning
Choose Purity
Do NOT Fear
Change is good
Love one another
The Gospel is Life
Live simply yet Give Generously
Be adventurous
Continue Reading
Trust God
You are never Unloved
Don't run or hide in shame
Consider others more than yourselves
That girl is not worth it, yet (just thought i'd throw this one is as a bonus)

May you live full lives, full in the fullness of God. Eph 3:19
We love you
Mommy and Daddy

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Owen is 5

Owens quote about himself today, "I'n a lover"

Birthday Q&A with Owen

Favorite toy: Cars 2 Jet
Favorite Store: Walmart
Favorite Movie: Cars 2
Favorite Book: Cars 2
Favorite Cartoon- channel 9
Favorite Food- PBJ sandwiches
Favorite song- beat boxed his own tune
Favorite animal- giraffe
Favorite thing about God-He loves me so much even when I do bad things
Favorite number- 95 (lightning McQueens #)
Favorite game- Go Fish
Favorite word- I love you mommy
Favorite Color- Pink and Purple
Favorite treat- lollipop
Favorite drink- Apple Juice
Favorite Sport- Basketball
Favorite thing about Caeden, Daddy, and Mommy= They love me

1)If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?.......Gavin's house (our neighbor's son who is also 5 and apparently has really cool toys)

2) If you could drive, what car would you choose?.....Finn McMissile

3)What makes you laugh?......being tickled

4) What do you want to be when you grow up?.....A police, so I can save you guys

5) What do you want to tell the world?.....Believe in God

Owen really is a lover, he continues to tell us several times a day how much he loves us. He also loves, hot wheels, Cars 2, riding his scooter, playing with his big brother, playing with toys, apples & pears peeled and sliced "with the skin off", playing with toys, fruit snacks, using his imagination to play with toys, and singing.
I can't imagine our family without his sweet spirit.
Owen, we love you all the way to heaven and around the world and through every countless star a bazillion times and back,
Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gratitude Journal, Day 30

Gratefully overwhelmed by Grace

Tis the end of 30 days of giving thanks. To be honest, as I drove around today, the air felt fresher, the leaves looked brighter, the mountains appeared more majestic. Is it possible that after 30 days of giving thanks, my vision has improved? Perhaps it is less about beholding the beauty in the world and more about recognizing the giver of all this beauty. To be truly grateful, of every little thing in my life, is to understand that (as Ann Voskamp explains) "All is Grace." To see grace in the sparkle and grime of life, this is what my November journal has taught me.

Gratitude Journal, Day 29

"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."
St Augustine

Completely grateful for LOVE
For the man I love told me, " I crave the pursuit of God, not just for myself but so i can share God with others."
He is truly an amazing person and I am blessed!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gratitude Journal, Day 28

My job has been a big blessing this year, but what I am most grateful for is returning home from work to:

1) find remnants in the front lawn of a great baseball game,

2) hear dance music from Christian hip-hop artist, Lacrae pumping loud through the windows of our home, and

3) find my two boys having a blast with their incredible dad on the trampoline.

Here's to counting your blessings

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gratitude Journal, Day 27

Grateful for all that is to come this Christmas season!

Here's to counting your blessings

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gratitude Journal, Day 26

Grateful for the perfect, distraction-free (Facebook-free) day!

Here's to counting your blessings

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gratitude Journal, Day 23

Today I am thankful for:

Bible study (BSF)

Baking (with my son)

and for my husband, who came to my aid when the smoke billowed out of the oven and Caeden said, "Mom, i think we need a chimney." No permanent damage done, thank God.

Here's to counting your blessings