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God is good. Greg and I have been priviledged to spend the last 16 years growing our marriage and our family. Mikayla is our oldest child, Jordan is next, and Isabella is our third. We hope you enjoy reading about our journey of Faith, Family & Fun!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Homeruns All Around!!

I was sipping ice tea with a friend this morning having intelligent and thoughtful conversation. When asked about my kids, I sighed and proceeded to, well, complain that they were "grating" on my nerves lately. Well what mom hasn't been there? When I left, I couldn't shake this feeling that I just wanted to feel differently. I didn't want that to be my answer for the day when asked about my children. So I returned a shirt at Eddie Bauer, bought new shoes at Nordstrom's Rack, and headed home. I was determined to make sure that this day would not turn out that way.

A few weeks ago, I found an incredible clearance deal at Target on this Homerun baseball kit. It's been too cold to get it out but Jordan has been so excited for the day we get to open it. Well that day was today. We packed up bikes, scooters, the Homerun kit, and the kids and headed to the park. We had a picnic lunch and then set up the stuff to play Baseball. The kids had a blast. They all got into it. We even had some random people at the park ask to join us. Thankfully, Jordan only gave me one welt on the back of my thigh. MAN...that boy can make contact with the ball!!

Then it was time to get the bikes and scooters out for a trip around the lake. Again a lot of fun. The kids couldn't get enough of all the dogs out today. Some very small and some very HUGE! The funniest event of the day by far though, was Isabella's bike not quite coming to a stop when she got off and it finding it's way into the lake just far enough that we had to literally fish it out. For the record, I did try to run and catch the bike but it came down to me or the bike ending up in that lake and it was not going to be me. The pictures tell a great story! I was laughing so hard and taking pictures that I was totally helpless in getting it out of the lake. But a nice stranger that saw it happen was kind and found a huge branch of a tree for Greg to use.

We tried to go bowling this afternoon but when told how much it cost to bowl at the new Southcenter Acme Bowl we declined. So it was off to Westfield Shopping Center to find the Sweet Factory and treat the kids to CANDY!! That was a big hit of course.

I can most definitely say that I love my children. I love them so much that I chose to enjoy this day with them today. Don't think for a moment that there still weren't moments of whining a bit, or complainig a touch, or siblings driving each other crazy....but we didn't care. Because the laughter and the joy of spending time together far outweighed those futile and short moments.


The Finnestad Family said...

Way to go Stephanie! You are such a great Mom...and together you & Greg make such a great team. It was fun reading about your little baseball team too! Wish we could have been there hitting balls with you. I can only imagine how funny the little bike incident was. The pictures were priceless. You inspire me to make today a better day as well. We are both truly blessed!

The Williams Five said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! I agree with Karen, you are such a great mom. Although a perfect mom would have sacrificed herself for the bike! Hee hee. Loved the pictures of your fun day!

The Earnhardt Family said...

Yeah yeah yeah, all the things they said, but what I kept noticing is "MAN ALIVE, STEPHANIE IS A HOTTIE!!!" :-D You look so great, love the pants!

That dog was GINORMOUS!!! WOWZAHS!!! I bet your kids' eyes about popped out of their heads when they saw that one!

We've got to get out to that park with you! Is that the Bradley Park one?!? So cool!

I'm so glad you made the best of the good weather and put a positive spin on things, good for you! I've been feeling the same way a lot lately, I need to turn things around and make this a much better week! Thanks for inspiring me to follow thru on that!!!

Carr Family said...

Looks like a wonderful day full of great memories. Thanks for sharing your heart. Would love to be walking the path alongside you, but since that's not God's plan, it's good to be reconnected this way! Give your kids a hug.

Jane Anne said...

What a beautiful post! I love the realness of your words. What mom hasn't felt like that? I love that you let it motivate you to have some family time. It was inspiring. Thank you! The pictures are fantastic!

sarah said...

You are such a good mom!