Sunday, June 22, 2008

Intense Prayer...

"Let the little children come unto me"
I love this picture. Ryder is learning how to pray and that we say prayers when we sit down to eat. He looks like he's in deep agony, but it's still the cutest thing. It takes forever to eat a meal, because he will take a bite and want to pray, take another bite and want to pray....Larissa has already warned me, "just wait until he starts saying them". I'm sure they will get interesting. As for Sydney, she's getting so big. She can't wear gowns at night anymore, because her legs stick out too far. We'll go to the Dr this week for her 2 month checkup and I really curious to see how much she's grown.
It's been a good week, but still really busy with work stuff. Summer time is usually when things kick in for the real estate business and I'm so blessed to have so many things going on right now. It's amazing that I can still get this much work done and stay home with the kids most of the time. My mother in law was here yesterday and watched them for a while and my mom has volunteered her Tuesdays to watch Sydney while working on Larissa's house. We're so lucky to have everyone this close. Not too much to write about, but I had to get this picture posted.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A crazy month...

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No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth, it's just been a really busy month. I've had more going on with my business than I ever have (but I'm not complaining) and adding Sydney to the family has been a much bigger adjustment that I ever expected. She is wonderful and it's been so awesome to watch her change and grow every days. She's already sleeping through the night and not even 7 weeks yet. She usually goes to bed around 11 and doesn't wake up until at least 7 the next morning. Ryder sleeps at least 13 hours a night and still take at least a 3 hour nap during the day. For whatever reason, God blessed us with really sleepy children. All in all, things have gotten so much easier and we're starting to figure it out.

Colt and I sent Ryder to his parents and Sydney to my parents this last weekend and took a long needed getaway. We went to Albuquerque by ourselves and had a wonderful time ALONE! We stayed in a really nice hotel downtown where there were all sorts of restaurants, pubs, and shopping within walking distance. We went to the casinos one night, rode the tram and just spent a few days "hanging out" together. It was so nice to not have anyone else around and have no set schedule. I would have taken pictures, but we got to the top of the city (tram ride) to admire the gorgeous view and that's when I realized that I left my memory card at home...go figure! Anyway, we had a great time, but were certainly ready to see the rugrats :)

I don't usually have deep thoughts to write about, but I had an epiphony (I love that word) while we were there. We were sitting on a patio eating supper and watching all the people go by. Down town Albuquerque is FULL of strange and homeless people. We were right next to the sidewalk and a really old man, wearing torn up clothes, using crutches falls down on the ground near us. There was an iron gate seperating us, but my first instinct was to go over and see if he was ok. I noticed that nobody was even paying attention to him as he layed there moaning. I looked at Colt with shock and he said, "no, he's just doing it for attention so he can get money." Although I thought theres no way, he got up and hobbled away. About an hour later, the same man came back and did the EXACT same thing. I was amazed, because Colt was right. As I looked around, I noticed so many people that I would refer to as "bums" that have brought this lifestyle on themselves because they are alcoholics, drug addicts or whatever...then it hit me. That man is someones son, probably someones father and brother. I'm so quick to judge people, and whether he had made bad decisions or not, he's still a human who deserves what we all want. There may be a family sitting home worried about him, wondering if he's warm, where he's sleeping, or if he's even alive. It just really made me think twice about the way that I look at people and the fact that those are the people that Jesus spent so much time with. It's so sad that we allow the media and other forces to determine who we accept and who we don't. Whether he wanted money or not, Jesus would have helped him up and sat there and talked to him. I chose to enjoy my hot supper in front of him! Anyway, it's just something that's been on my mind and something that I really need to adjust when it comes to the way I look at people.

I know, deep thoughts by Suzanne. It's been so long since my last post that I had to do another slideshow because I have so many pictures. Have a good week!