Thursday morning motivation!

I found this on Daily Inspiration & Motivation's facebook this morning - the video is a little cheesy, in a hilarious way - but LOVE the message!

Are you facing a situation today that seems impossible? Even if you don´t see how things will work out, remember, you are created to overcome. As a child of the Most High God, the Greater One lives on the inside of you. There are seeds of faith planted in your heart, and the way you activate those seeds is by the words of your mouth. Begin to declare, “I am bigger than this problem. I am created to overcome. I am destined to live in victory because the Greater One lives inside of me.”

Friend, when you start speaking like that, all of heaven hears you and gets behind what you are saying. That´s why it´s so important to stir up the fire that God has placed on the inside of you. Don´t just sit back and be passive. That obstacle may look impossible, but God wouldn´t have allowed it in your life if He didn´t already know that you could overcome it! Quit looking at your difficulties as obstacles that are going to hold you back and start looking at them as opportunities that are going to push you forward into the live of victory He has in store for you!

Thursday Morning Motivation from Naeem Callaway on Vimeo.


monday morning tunes

I've had these 2 songs on repeat all weekend. Love David Crowder's latest album...

Oh great God, give us rest
We're all worn thin from all of this
At the end of our hope with nothing left
Oh great God, give us rest
Oh great God, do your best
Have You seen this place, it's all a mess
And I've done my part too well I guess
Oh great God, do Your best
Could You take a song and make it Thine
From a crooked heart twisted up like mine
Would You open up Heaven's glory light
Shine on in and give these dead bones life
Oh, shine on in and give these dead bones life
Let it shine, let it shine
On and on, on and on, come to life


my growing girl (months 13 14 & 15)

Adelaide has become quite a character these past few months, with her little personality really shining through. She has now taken to throwing tantrums. I have no idea where she picked this up from – I thought maybe at Zia’s, but Zia asked if she picked it up from her cousins. When she doesn’t get her way, she will gingerly lay herself down on the hardwood floors being sure not to hit her head too hard, whine/cry & kick her legs - either that or as of late, she'll stomp her feet in place! My usual reaction is to just stare in dismay, which usually just makes her laugh. She is All over the place and in to absolutely everything. And she’s a climber – in and out of her toy box, her dresser drawer, the end tables, her changing table – pretty much anything she can climb she will – she is such a monkey! Thankfully she hasn’t made the connection of climbing out of her crib yet, although I have caught her clinging diagonally to the outside of her crib (think spiderman).  She gets frustrated pretty easily and although she knows what no means, she will repeat it back to me then smile to see if maybe now she can get away with whatever it is she’s trying to get away with.  She loves to read books, well mainly just turn the pages, but she’ll grab one then back up and plop herself down on my lap so we can read. As soon as we finish the book, her little hands go up in the air and she says ‘ut’ (all down in cause you couldn’t decipher that). She’s talking more and more and now and says ‘hot’, ‘duh’ (duck), ‘ap’ (apple), ‘bop’ (papa), ‘brh’ (bird) – not to be confused with ‘brr’ (cold), ‘des’ (yes), ‘dank’ (thanks), ‘byes’ (bye), ‘hi’ and many more! She’ll also just jabber away in her low alto voice. She got her 2 bottom molars just after she turned a year which was another round of sleepless nights, but thankfully she was able to transition back to sleeping through the night. She’s a pretty regular napper – 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon, each for about an hour and a half. I’ve finally broken the habit of needing to rock her to sleep and she will go down with her bottle and blankie now – I do miss that time with her for sure, but I know this will be easier on us both in the long run. She goes to bed at 8 and sleeps until about 6 or so…but then I get my most precious time with her – when she wakes up I go get her bottle and bring her back in bed with me and we snuggle, usually she does fall back asleep for a little while and it is the absolute Best getting to share that time with her. She has become quite a good little snuggler and will greet me with a huge hug and then lay her little head on my shoulder and pats my back. She is very generous with her kisses and where she used to just open her mouth and give a sloppy wet kiss, she now gives proper kisses, lipsmack and all. She is very social and once she warms up to you she will be your best friend. Mary, Justin & Mira just stayed a week with me for the holidays and she LOVED having more people in the house. She really warmed up to Mary and oftentimes would go to her instead of me! Hmph!  She learned how to wink & say ‘shh’ with her pointer over her lips, it comes out as ‘sss’ and I love when I randomly hear her do it – makes me laugh so hard while I ask her why we have to be quiet! She is my little shadow and just wants to be wherever I am, so when I cook dinner, she likes to hang out in the cabinets – she’ll empty all the pots and pans, then tries to close the door. She does this thing – mostly when we’re driving somewhere - where she clicks her tongue, then I’ll click back to her and I see her smile in the mirror and then she’ll do it again and again. She is The sweetest little thing and as busy as she keeps me, I couldn’t imagine my life without her.

Some pictures from the past few months.......