Monday, July 21, 2008

Under the Sea...(warning lots of pics)


This weekend we went to the Galveston Aquarium at The Moody Gardens!


Baby Bear got to ride in just the stroller part of the travel system. He loves it!


Momma crocs, baby crocs.


We had such a wonderful time at the Aquarium! We discovered that baby bear likes fishes on the weekend of Father's Day at Rainforest Cafe. If anybody has been there then you know that they have a large fish tank. Anyway, we thought a trip to the "big" aquarium would be fun. Plus the temperature is at a cool level inside! We have been to the "downtown" aquarium and it was fun BUT NOT AS BIG as this one! Baby bear got to travel in just the stroller part of the travel system so that was a big deal for him(and us). He now fits into his baby crocs just like momma wears. Our first stop....The Sea Lions! Baby bear "caught on"quick to where we had taken him and what we were doing. He was so fascinated by it all! Here are a few pics!


We got to see the Sea Turtles, Sharks, Penguins, and much more. 



On the way over to the Aquarium, we kept telling baby bear there is a big tunnel that we go under and it has sharks, fishes, and other sea life all around you. I think he must have understood some of what we were saying to him because he stayed awake till the very end where the tunnel was located. We had no idea it was at the end of the self guided tour. Once we got there, he lit up like a Christmas Tree. He smiled so big!! Here is the pic!


He really enjoyed himself and so did we! He lasted over 2 hours until he go to see that tunnel. I really believe that! Anyway, he was exhausted when all was said and done!

awe...ain't life grand! We got home late but early enough for a bath and bed time! Little did we know that hubby was gonna get tons of phone calls from work all through the night. The whole team was up working. SO, NO SLEEP HERE for the both of us! Last night was worst! Just an F.Y.I. for those of you wondering why we didn't make it to church. We are sad we missed it!




Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Which One of These Does Not Belong?....

So, I am on my way home from church tonight and I am listening to my Jazz station. I listen to all kinds of music but I was in the modd for Jazz. Things are great! They play Dizzy, Harry, Vic Dickenson, Benny Golson(whom I saw in concert) and the list goes on. They are known as the "greats" in the Jazz arena. Anyway, all of sudden a familiar voice comes through the radio into my ears. I looked down to make sure that the station was the still  same and had not been changed accidentally. Nope, same station! I continued to listen to what was an attempt to make Jazz. I could not believe whose voice was on the other side of that radio. Yep, none other than WILLIE NELSON. Seriously, I could not believe it! The man has crossed over to an area he should not attempt, EVER! Sorry Willie fans but he belongs to the HE HAW crowd! Oh calm down before you get your draws in a wad. I like country music too. I am just not a big Willie fan. When I think of Willie, the song "to all the girls I loved before" comes to my mind(with a shaky voice). Ugh! I am in just shock! There is nothing else to say.........

Thursday, July 10, 2008

This is My Father's World and I'm amazed!


This morning while baby bear was taking a nap, I decided to have a little prayer time. Now, I have a million things to do and could have chosen any one of those items to knock off my list. It would not have been wrong of me to choose them BUT I felt that prayer was needed. I sat for minute just observing the quietness. Sometimes, I think we go through the day with just noise, noise, noise! No, I don't mean children. Yes, they have their own sounds but I am talking about the radio, t.v., dishwasher, washing machine, etc. You name it! It can come with noise. So, I was amazed at how quiet it really was this morning. Even my street was quiet. Well, I live in a neighborhood full of children that just LOVE SUMMER. My street being quiet was a little shocking. As I sat there with my thoughts(which can be scary) my mind ponder on my son. Sometimes, I am overwhelmed at just how much God/Jesus truly does love me unconditionally. I knew this before becoming a mom BUT TO feel it is another aspect that is new in my life. I know this because I look at my son with the same eyes that Christ must look at me! It is absolutely an AMAZING FEELING! You can not describe it, you can not put into words, but you just know! Then tears begin to form in my eyes as I am grateful everyday for the precious gift he has given to me(us), my(our) son. All I have to do is look at my son and I know how much God/Christ truly does love me. I learn something new about myself when I am with baby bear. This morning this is the "song" that came to my heart.....We sing songs to baby bear at night. HE loves the old song book hymns. I hope you know this one. The song was inspired by these 2 scriptures: "Psalm 33: 5 "He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love."and Psalm 50:12b "For the world is mine, and all that is it." (NIV) It was written by Reverend Maltbie D. Babcock, Presbyterian ministers and it was published posthumously in 1901. Okay enough of the history lesson! Anyway, those are my thoughts for the day. 



This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world: He shines in all that’s fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heav’n be one.

This is my Father’s world, dreaming, I see His face.
I open my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, “The Lord is in this place.”
This is my Father’s world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Came—a pledge of deathless love.

This is my Father’s world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is King—let the heavens ring. God reigns—let the earth be glad.
This is my Father’s world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Father’s world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Father’s world, a wanderer I may roam
Whate’er my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.


This is My Father's World and I am grateful he put baby bear in it and I am amazed!

( I sure miss singing the old hymnals in church) 

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


It is so hard to believe that 3 months ago today, baby bear came into this world. I still have to pinch myself every now and then. It is very surreal to me that I am a mom! Time has flown by so fast! What a blessing he has been to "our" life. One of my favorite memories was when everyone had left the room after he was born. It was quiet, we were alone, and baby bear was sleeping peacefully. My sweet hubby pulled out a letter to hand to me. I looked at the letter and it was written to my son from my hubby. Hubby began to read it out loud to our son while holding my hand. I can not tell you what was written in the letter because hubby would die of embarrassment! Even though there is nothing to be embarrassed about. That is just the way my sweet hubby is....private! I know y'all can imagine what words were written and said that day! 


Just look at how much he has grown! Even though it has been a tough week here at my house, he is sooo worth it!  I have been sick and baby bear has been teething. You can imagine how my week has gone. I love even the tough times or what seems to be tough at the time! One more memory to share with y'all. Hubby and I had a theme song through my whole pregnancy and we played it for baby bear when he was born. It is by Trace Adkins "You're Gonna Miss This." It was so funny, the whole time we would say "let's enjoy the moment because someday we will miss this" and then we heard that song! It said it all for us! Hope y'all have a blessed day! 


I will try to see if I can download the song for you guys and gals!!