The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-9

Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger
- author unknown

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 2010

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Hope everyone has a Happy and Safe New Year!! Cant believe its already fixing to be 2010!!!!
Wow, time sure is flying by!! Enjoy your time with your loved ones!!
2009 was a great year but it was also full of lots of ups and downs.
I am so thankful for all that I've been blessed with in 2009 and praying that 2010 will be the year God will bless me with my hearts desire! I am so very thankful for all of my blogging friends that have been their for me this year with all the words of encouragement. It means more than you could ever know and I know God has put us all in touch for a reason!
Of course I have some resolutions for 2010:
-Lose about 20 lbs!! I have to do it!!!
-be a better wife, mom, daughter, sister, dil, grandaughter, friend.... i know their is always room for improvement!!
-be a better Christian, in that I need to listen more to what God is trying to tell me and not just what Jennifer wants to hear!!
What are some of your resolutions for 2010??

Monday, December 28, 2009

Our Christmas Recap in LOTS of pictures!

We started off celebrating Christmas Eve night with dinner at our house with Chads parents......

doing a puzzle with nana

and yes the highlight of this night was Sam got band hero from nana and pawpaw shawn! let me say it was hilarious!!

reading twas the night before christmas

letter, cookies, & milk for Santa and carrots for Ruldolph

checking out his remote helicopter

so proud of his dsi... it was the last thing he found under the tree! and this was 1 of the only 2 things he kept telling santa he wanted!!

love the excitement and joy in my baby's eyes

he asked santa to leave him a bell from his sleigh (like in polar express) and he couldnt beleive santa actually left him one!!

me opening ear rings from sam, he was so proud he picked them out all by himself

had to wear his new colts jersey christmas day!!
christmas day at granny sue's and popa's

sam & mawmaw

mawmaw wrapped up in her snuggie

granny sue & sam playin the dsi

Took lots of pics of family but its takin forever to upload pics, so thinkin i will stop here! May add some more later =) Hope everyone had a WoNdErFuL Christmas!! I know we sure did! Now just enjoyin time at home with Chad and Sam this week=)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from the Reed family to you and yours!
Hope everyone gets all they wished for but most importantly remembers the true reason for the season.... celebrate & rejoice the birth of Jesus!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

tryin to catch up.....

It has been quite some time since I have posted. I was without my computer for around a week due to a virus that we couldnt remove and have been trying to play catch up since getting it back on Tuesday. We have been busy busy around here, I know thats why it makes the holidays seem to go by so fast and wish that we could just slow down and enjoy it all for a little longer. I guess that is just the way it goes!! Between basketball and all of the holiday hustle and bustle....

I love love Christmas, it is my FAVORITE!! I love hearing Sam talk about baby Jesus and telling me the Christmas story!! We have been reading a book called What God wants for Christmas this week, for 7 days you read a short story about each person in the nativity scene and after the story there is a box to open. Day 1 was angel gabriel, day 2 was Mary, Day 3 was Joseph, Day 4 baby Jesus, and tonight Day 5 was the sheperd, Day 6 tomorrow will be the wise men and the last day 7 will be what God wants for Christmas and when you open the box there is a little mirror inside so that you see yourself.... What God wants for Christmas is YOU!! Sam has been so excited every night to add to his own little nativity scene and to see what is next. Its a great little tradition that we started last year.

Today was Sams school Christmas party. I had a great time making these little Santa cookies for his class and enjoyed being at school with him and seeing all of his Christmas crafts he's been making.

Tonight we made more Christmas cookies at home and Sam LOVED IT!! He had a great time making the reindeer cookies and I have to say I had a great time doing it with him!

Hope everyone is enjoying their last week before Christmas is actually here.... getting all the shopping done, getting prepared for all the family get togethers and meals.... but dont forget the true reason for the season. Thank you God for your precious son Jesus as we prepare to celebrate his birth next week. MeRrY ChRiStMaS!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

This past Friday night after we got home from Sam's b-ball game he made up his mind he was ready for his wiggly tooth to come out and have a visit from the tooth fairy! Keep in mind this was his very first loose tooth!! The tooth had gotten very loose over the last week and I kept telling him every day to just let me pull it on out. Well he still didnt want me to pull it but he sat in the recliner with me and let me wiggle it back and forth until it FINALLY came out, took about 30 minutes. Bless his little heart he was so nervous!
You can tell that by the look on his face when you see the pics below. He saw the blood and that really scared him... "oh no mom im bleeding"!! Once it was out and he calmed down he was SO excited!! He said "mom i'm growing up".... um yes honey you are and its breaking my heart!!
So after all the excitement he writes the tooth fairy a little note and off to bed we go.... until we get the tooth under the extra pillow in his bed and he is laying all the way on the other side of the bed, i mean the very edge.... scared to death of the tooth fairy coming in his room! I tryed to talk to him about it but he was not having it! So we ended up putting it on a pillow outside of his bedroom door in the floor.... when he awoke to $3 from the tooth fairy the look on his face was priceless! not to mention we had snow outside too!!(pics to come)
What memories! I think he looks too stinkin cute with that snaggled tooth grin but just another milestone of growing up..... wish i could just slow it down just a little! and now the other tooth beside it is ever so slightly loose, so he has been singin all i want for christmas is my two front teeth=)

just right after i wiggled that tooth on out of there!
he looks like im really hurting him, bless his heart
he was SO scared, just not knowing what to expect!
me trying to love on him and tell him it was gonna be ok

showing off his tooth


Sams letter to the tooth fairy

Sat. morning when he awoke to his $3 from the tooth fairy

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sam and Santa

Go here to see Sam and Santa!! client password is reed. I am excited about them, have always wanted to do studio pics of him with santa instead of the same snapshots you get at the mall.
Thanks Brandy Cartee... I love them!! Will treasure these forever!!

Thanks everyone for the kind words and prayers regarding my last post. Its definitely a struggle right now that I am just trying to take one day at a time. Still waiting on a phone call from my Dr. and will update when I hear from him. Thanks for the continued prayers!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My heart is not ready to give up

I have cryed my eyes out since yesterday afternoon.... monday was a recheck appointment with the infertility drs. and the results came in yesterday afternoon and all I can say is they werent good. my dr has been out of the office and wont be back in untill today so i am waiting on what his final say will be...... but...... medically i dont know that there is a whole lot more that can be done (that we can afford at least) im not ready to give up, i try to say ok God is telling me this is it, but i just cant. Sam talks about having a sibling all the time... my heart is aching for another baby....... that is about all i can say right now.....