Monday, February 25, 2008

Bike Riding

Wes loves to ride his bike. We are so surprised at how quickly he has learned to ride. Now if only the roads were a bit more on the flat side....he would completely have it made. He has a hard time on the drive way because if he's not strong enough to keep from going backwards when he hits the sloped part. He is proud of his accomplishments. It's fun actually having conversations with him now. He is just crossing so many milestones all at once. It's hard to believe how fast he is growing up! I remember what seemed just like yesterday him being this tiny newborn.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Perfect Birthday Present

This is an older topic that I have been meaning to get up here on the blog from back when We had our snow day. It's important because I think it is a good reminder for me or us. (For anyone who regularly reads this blog) It's kind of a part two to the snow pictures.

This was the perfect birthday present for Austin. He had been praying for snow! Isn't it so amazing to see God answer the prayers of little ones! He was so thankful and he said when he was going to bed last night (for the second time after getting out of bed the first time to go play in the snow) that he was going to pray and tell God thank you for the snow! It was a reminder to myself to have that kind of childlike thankfulness to God whenever a prayer is answered! How often do we just forget??!! I'm going to try and be more mindful, like Austin! Sometimes you can learn a lot from children! :) They just keep it simple and real. We lose sight sometimes of the important things when we grow up. Sometimes it's nice to just sit back and look at things from a child's perspective!!

You Know You're a Redneck If.....

Wow, I feel like I'm living in one of Larry The Cable Guy's comedy shows. I had these customers the other day. They were purchasing one of (or so they informed me) the last Daryll Earnhardt's steering wheel covers that Walmart had. I scanned the item in and then was informed that the price was wrong. I went all through the trouble of getting the price corrected....and then when Jim Bob's (yes I can't make these names or stories up) mom says, "Gimme the money, Jim Bob." He didn't want to give her the money. Apparently he thought his momma was going to buy it for him. We stood there for five full minutes while Jim Bob's mom repeatedly asked him for the money to pay for his share of the bill. "Come on Jim Bob, gimme da muuhneeee." Well finally she asks me to take the thing off the bill. After I do that, then Jim Bob decides he wants to buy it. But then, his mother said, "No! You aren't gonna by dat now". She tells me not to sell it to him. The way they looked, dressed, and talked, I had to pinch myself. I couldn't believe it was real. The redneck jokes are so funny because there really are people out there who live like this. I get to see it on a regular basis!! It was like, "Here's Your Sign!"