Friday, January 13, 2012

One More Day...

For one more day he is TWO...

and I cheated and gave him his NY presents early...

he and Holt were at the dinner table just staring at everything....

so finally... I said forget it... go play... and they were off!!

he played with every single thing (and still is actually) and wants to sleep with his soccer ball.

We bought him "music" and he loves that too (which makes my music lovin' self VERY happy)

The triangle is currently his favorite....

then I couldn't pass up the following shots

of my boys

just hangin'

 and being cute

and sweet

and lovin' on each other

then of course... it was WRESTLE TIME!

(sorry, I just couldn't cut his hair yet, I'm having a hard enough time letting him turn 3)

and wrestling brought STATIC hair!!

 so dang cute

and while I soak up this moment

and allow in some sadness

(The dogs aren't happy about it either)

I can rest in knowing that the best years

are yet to come

And tomorrow... may not be "just another day" - it's a day to celebrate my baby is now a boy

he's a BIG BOY

He's THREE!!

Happy Almost Your Birthday Nugg.  TristanIsTwo signing off...

Be a Better Man....

Yesterday was a horrible day.  Horrible.  It was my fault.  I was treated very unfairly and pretty much like a piece of dirt.  But again, it was my fault.  It was my fault because I have chosen to stay in an unhealthy situation.

I write this blog because I want you to know how I feel about things, about life.  I never want you to "wonder" what I would have thought.  So, here is what I leave you with.

  • When you have the "upper hand" in a situation, never act like it.
  • Never, EVER use your stature either physcial presence or "title" to make someone else feel beneath you
  • Respect everyone regardless of your job
  • RESPECT WOMAN... and treat them as you would want your Daddy to treat me
  • Be nice to the "waitress" - if you're not they may spit in your food (or your yogurt...inside joke)
  • Don't think if you cheat in life (in any form or fashion) that someday you won't get caught
  • If by some sad chance you do cheat... please ask for forgiveness.. it makes all the difference in the world
  • Never, EVER tolerate someone treating you like they are better than you.  Money doesn't make someone better... sometimes it makes them stupid.
  • People's words are abusive and hurtful and you can't fix what you say just by saying "sorry" the stinger still stays planted... so remember you are accountable for what you say and the aftermath that follows
  • Never repay evil for evil... that's God's job
  • Be kind, be gentle, be gracious, share what you are blessed with and accept others generosity and pay life forward when you can.
  • And lastly... if you ever just HAVE TO TELL SOME JERK OFF, do it in your head... then smile... and walk away... then call me and do it again.  That's what I do to Grandma and I always feel better!!
It is my fault that I have remained in a situation that has a ton of great days but some horrible days that have probably scarred me forever.  When you see that you are not treated well, leave.  Regardless of the cost... leave.  The damage it does to your heart and soul far outweighs ANY paycheck - I'm living proof of that.

I love you Nugg... be a better man than I even hope you to be.  Love, Mommy

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Two MORE days...

I still can't believe it... and to top it off, I keep having moments like these where he seems SO big....

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Little Boy's Explanation of God


Out of the mouths of the Babes--

I certainly don't think an adult could explain this more beautifully!


It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista , CA . He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to 'explain God.' I wonder if any of us could have done as well?

(and he had such an assignment, in California , and someone published it, I guess miracles do happen!)


'One of God'smain jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.'
'God'ssecond most important job is listening to prayers An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. Goddoesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off.'
'Godsees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have.'

'Atheists are people who don't believe in
God.I don't think there are any in Chula Vista . At least there aren't any who come to our church.'

'Jesus is
God'sSon. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God.They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and Godsaid O.K.'

'His dad
(God)appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important.'

'You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.'

'You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes
God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God!

Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway.'

'If you don't believe in
God,besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but Godcan. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.'

' shouldn't just always think of what
God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases.

And...that's why I believe in

Pa Paw is getting better!!!

Is doing SO much better - HURRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Hopefully we can go see him tonight.  Friday we thought he was going to die.. SO thankful that today we see this!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sweet Moments

Well, in 5 days my boy is 3.  Hurts a little...but a huge part of me is so excited for what is to come.

Last night... Tristan asked me to lay with him for 5 minutes.  So I crawled into his bed, snuggled him tight, said our prayers and closed my eyes.

One of my favorite things is having my arm ticked, my hair played with or someone draw on my face.  Holt doesn't like that so much so I can't "trade" with him... however I remember all the times my mom and dad did it.  It's the best.  I've even trained some of my Ya-Ya's!

Last night Tristan started tracing my face.  It was so sweet, I didn't dare move or smile I just laid there in awe of his sweetness.  Then the tiniest little voice whispered  "EYE-YOU Mama" Tristan's way of saying I love you and then the sweetest kiss straight on the lips.

My son does many sweet things when I ask but it is very rare that Mr. Independence snuggles me.

My heart grew 15 sizes.  So while I dread him getting older... I treasure the moments where he is growing and I can see this sweet baby turning into a little boy.

So proud to call him my son and SO thankful I'm his Mommy!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Birth-MONTH Nugget!

I just thought it was cute that they have his birthday listed all month!

Here's what you were learning when you turned 3 Tristan!!