Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Year Like None Other..

One year ago today it was New Year's Eve, 2008, and my life was changed forever...

At 8:41 PM on December 31, 2008, Adalyn Joy Vail made her appearance into this world, and it has been a year like no other.  This little girl brings so much joy into my life, and I am thankful every day that God has allowed me to be her mommy! 

Happy Birthday to my beautiful little ONE-YEAR-OLD!! 

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Too long...

It's been too long...

I know it's been over a month since I've posted.  I've had a lot on my mind lately but I just haven't been able to put it into words.  Nearly every night I plan on sitting down and putting my thoughts down on 'paper', but I just haven't been able to do it.  Well here we go:  I've been tired, I've been consumed with every day life, I've been joyful, I've been dissapointed, I've been overwhelmed with thankfulness and I've been frustrated with myself for not being the person I so desperately want to be. 

Even more than all those random feelings, I think the thought that has captured my heart and mind the most recently is how much I long to have God's heart towards others and how often I fall so very short.  So there it is. God is doing something in my heart right now.  I'm not sure where He will take me as I pray and learn more about His heart for His people, but I know it will be something God-sized and not something Amy-sized. 

As for everyday life, it continues!  It snowed here last night and we woke up to a winter wonderland.  Rich stepped out onto our porch and scooped up a snowball so Adalyn could experience snow for the first time.  At first he just held it out and let her touch it. 

It wasn't long before she decided to hold the snowball and then she had to show mommy what she had!

She seemed to enjoy the snow we brought inside, so this afternoon we wrapped her up in her big pink snowsuit, boots, gloves, and hats and took our little marshmallow outside to play in the snow for the first time!  Poor thing could not walk in all her gear!  Rich set her down and she proceeded to face plant into the snow.  It is an understatement to say that she was not pleased.  Our snow play time lasted about two more minutes with Rich and I each trying to convince Adalyn that it is FUN to play in the snow, while the poor little thing cried her little heart out.  Needless to say, snow play time ended quickly.  Perhaps next year......... :)