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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Holiday Pics

The computer finally wanted to work for me. Here's a few from Christmas morning. I love the look of pure joy of his face! This table has been the best! Not only does it have the blocks on one side, you can flip it over and it's a flat desk...great for all his "colors".

We had a great morning...but soon we were off to visit all the family!
We did finally return home to play with our favorite toys....hey at least he couldn't go anywhere!

We enjoyed a lot of family time together...even if it was on the kitchen floor. I adore this picture, because it just shows our family so perfectly!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

What I learned today

Well this brings a whole new meaning to multitasking....Noah's on his potty....we've been here for 5 minutes I thought I'd make the most of my time!

I realized this past month that I'm being used! God has decided since everything is going so well in my life, I will help him out by listening to those close to me and giving them a word of encouragement. I think it's a job I can handle...since it's just like my real job, except I'm allowed to talk about God without getting reprimanded! I've really been trying to find the positive lately, especially for those friends I have that are really going through some tough stuff...I think I've been doing a good job, and I keep praying that God will continue to use me to help others. Well that prayer was answered recently, I was able to help out someone very close to me, I shared words that I was afraid to share and really opened myself up. God said, "good job Carly, it's all going to be okay!" And then He said "now I'm going to test you and see if you really want me to answer that prayer, if you really want me to use you to help others"...except I didn't hear that until today!

Today in church, Preacher said, just because you pray a prayer, doesn't mean that God's going to fix it Himself, He may be using you to fix that problem. And off went the light bulb!!! I've been praying for someone a lot, but it's someone I don't normally talk to, someone I don't see very often, and someone I usually hold a grudge against. I guess I just wanted God to make their life better and help them out, without involving me. Well out of the blue, this person contacted me and wants to get together to talk. Of course my first reaction is no, and then why me, and how can I get out of this? Now I see this is like two prayers in one He's working on. Somehow, someway I'm being used to answer my own prayer....kinda brings new light to "be careful what you ask for." I asked for it, so now here it is, now its my choice to prove did I really want it or was I just praying that prayer because it sounded good and right?
I don't know how this is going to end, I just hope that I can be the person He wants me to be. I hope I can look beyond the past, the hard feelings, and the letdowns and somehow find a way to be there for this person and help them make positive choice and changes in their life, since it is what I prayed for!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

oh yeah I have a blog....

Happy Thanksgiving, Crazy Blizzard Day, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, MLK Day and Happy Birthday Richard! I think that catches me up! We have had a great holiday season, it was super busy with a lot of people to see and places to go, but we made it! Our holiday was filled with lots of family and lots of love. Noah even made his first trip to New York...six hours in a car...thank you portable DVD player!!! Those two weeks off flew by and I was kinda happy to go back to work and get some type of routine back in my life...although I'm sure Noah misses sleeping in till 8, I know I sure do!
I can't seem to operate the photo uploader so I can't brag about my cute kid or the cool presents he got, or how much he loves them all! But that also means I can show you the toy explosion my house has turned into! I have a feeling we will never have enough room for all our stuff...but I can handle that!
Noah is continuing to surprise me daily! He counted to 10 one day out of the blue...but he still can't figure out that you're supposed to say 1 first..hehe. He knows 12 and 13! He absolutely loves the word "no"...even when he means yes. He talks...a lot. He will always repeat the last word in your sentence. At this moment, he's in his room waking up from his nap, talking to himself...I shall enjoy these last few minutes! We've started using the potty! I've never spent so much time in a bathroom....we might as well put a toy box and a book case in the bathroom. My favorite is when we sit there for 20 minutes with no success go back to his room to put his diaper on, get the diaper on, and he says "potty" and off we go to sit for another 15 minutes. But the look on his face when his potty plays the music because he went is priceless...I'd love to catch that on film...but the 30 minutes before hand of waiting may bore some people! He's starting to play nicer with others and play more on his own. I sure just wish it would stop raining so I could get him outside, man boys are full of energy! And quiet time is over...his majesty is calling!