Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I am so proud of Patrick...we found out today that not only did he get hired as a Riverside County Sheriff, but he also starts the academy in two weeks! We are so thankful this long process is finally over, but not quite prepared for him to be gone for six months in two weeks. Blake and Ryan are so proud of their daddy. Ryan is now saying he wants to be a police officer too!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Abundance and gratitude are inextricably linked. By living with gratitude, you open yourself to life's immense abundance.
If you are a little bit thankful for this, and a little thankful for that, just every so often, you'll have glimpses of abundance. When you enable and allow yourself to be continuously thankful for every big and little thing, your life will be immersed in abundance all the time.
It may seem strange to feel thankful for those events in your life that appear to be negative. Yet it is precisely by being thankful that you can identify the opportunities for transforming the setbacks and obstacles into successes.
You may not think it's worth the time and effort to be thankful for all the little, seemingly insignificant things in your life. However, without the little things there would be no big things.
Seek to develop a depth of gratitude by seizing every opportunity to be thankful. Make genuine gratitude a constant companion to who you are, in all that you do.
As your gratitude grows deeper and more all-encompassing, life's abundance shines more brilliantly for you. Be truly, constantly thankful, and there is no end to the level of abundance that you will experience.
-- Ralph Marston
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Evan is growing by leaps and bounds. These last couple of days he has started clapping his hands, shaking his head yes and no (instead of just no), and is trying so desperately to talk! In his mind he is speaking in full sentences...to us it still sounds like babble.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I have been feeling a bit nostalgic lately seeing my boys changing so much. Everyday is something new with one of them. I have stepped into my mother's footsteps, because it is simple times like these that I find myself rushing to find the camera. I want to save all of these sweet moments in life just like she captured Amy and mine. We are truly blessed to have all of our memories documented in pictures and I want my boys to have the same.
Monday, September 1, 2008
We spent Labor Day picking raspberries at Riley's Farm in Oak Glen. The weather was beautiful and so was the scenery. The boys had a lot of fun with their cousin Olivia who was visiting with Auntie Kathy and Uncle Mike. Ryan had an empty basket when we were finished because every raspberry he picked went straight into his mouth and Blake of course only picked the very best, most perfect raspberries. Me on the other hand could only think about all of the snakes that had to be hanging around. After raspberry picking we went to the cute little town and the kids got to go on a pony ride. We ended the day with ice cream and caramel apples...absolute perfection! The best part, the kids slept the entire way home.