Friday, January 31, 2014

Five on Friday

Happy Friday, wonderful friends!

What are weekends, again? I love being a mom!

Today I'm linking up for everyone's favorite link-up, Five on Friday! Here are my five things this week!


 
{One}
I need prayer. Actually.. I need prayer every day, so if you feel so inclined, go for it! But I REALLY need prayer for the next four days! I have my first test of the semester on Monday and I am SO nervous. I have really been studying and doing my part so I am praying that God will ultimately bless that! If you have a minute anytime during this weekend or Monday, please pray for me!


 
 {Two}
If you didn't know, I'm reading through the Bible chronologically in one year right now. I just got to my halfway mark and I'm so excited and so glad I've stuck with it! God has become so real to me reading every day and I'm so thankful I've done this!
 
{Three}
PLEASE tell me some of my readers watch The Bachelor! If so, you're awesome! If not, you should. Anyways.. a reoccurring theme in this show is the comparison of scaling/jumping off large buildings/bridges to trusting your spouse. And once the person who is on the date does this ridiculous idiotic stupid life threatening thing, they go on and on about how they know they could spend forever with this man/woman because they completely trust them. They also go on and on about how doing this thing is exactly like trusting someone with your heart. FUTURE HUSBAND, I WILL NOT EVER JUMP OUT OF A PLANE, SCALE A LARGE BUILDING, JUMP OFF A CLIFF OR A BRIDGE FOR YOU. If I have to do that to prove my trust, adios amigo. Just saying. {And for the record, sister, I'm so thankful you've opened my eyes to this habit addiction wonderful show. You totally get me and this post. I'm forever grateful.}

 
{Four}
Lincoln turns THREE in a little under three moments. Please excuse me while I go bawl my eyes out. He looked at me yesterday and said, "I want to be a doctor when I grow up." Dream big, handsome son.


 
{Five}
I saw this on Pinterest a few days ago and loved it! Ladies, you can't possibly read that and not understand your worth. You are valued. Beautiful. Treasured. Wonderful. Loved by The Creator of the universe. Live your worth today.
 
I hope you have an amazing Friday and an amazing weekend! Thank you ahead of time for all of your prayers!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday, friends! I hope you're having an amazing day and finding many things to be thankful for! Here is what I'm thankful for this week!



I'm thankful for my electric blanket. This isn't the first time I've posted about this, and it probably won't be the last. I love this thing. I will never again not own an electric blanket. Thank you, Mom, for introducing me to this incredible thing.

I'm thankful for Facetime. This week Lincoln and I got to talk to my brother on Facetime. Seriously such a wonderful invention. I've really been missing Pearce, and I know Lincoln has too, so it was nice to be able to talk to him for almost an hour!


I'm thankful for Lincoln. As a whole. Usually I post something about Lincoln I'm thankful for, like his laughter, joy, or health. But today I'm just thankful for him. I'm thankful that God knew my heart better than I did and He brought what I never knew I always wanted. I don't take parenting Lincoln lightly, I know it is a huge honor. I couldn't ask for a better son.



I'm thankful for the ability to talk to God whenever and wherever I want. This closely resembles what I was thankful for last week, but when I thought about what I wanted to write about this week, I had to include this. In the old testament there were rules and offerings that had to be done before coming into the presence of God. Today that isn't so. Coming home from school Tuesday I talked to God. I talked to God at Chuck E Cheese. I also talked to God while I was running this week. He is teaching me how to be in constant fellowship with Him. What a blessing it is that The Perfect God would see me as blameless because of His Son's blood and allow me the incredible privilege of speaking to Him at any time.

I'm thankful for encouragers. You people who send me messages/comments/texts just encouraging me, you get me through the day sometimes. I feel that much more momentum when y'all reach out to me. You are a blessing. Thank you.

What are you thankful for this week??

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

MIA

So here's the thing..

I do {almost} all of my blogging at night while Lincoln's asleep. I feel like blogging is a hobby and doesn't warrant me taking time away from Linc to do. Jesus time, school work, and things are the house are mandatory. They have to get done, so I often let Lincoln play by himself while I do those things. Blogging however, because it's not a necessity, I choose to do it while he sleeps.

But lately, with starting back to school and work, I've been too busy to blog at night. I actually write {almost} all of my blogs at night and then I post them in the morning {except this one}. This is exactly why I haven't been blogging much lately.

So tonight I'm working on a few blogs which means for the next week I'll actually be posting things. Keep checking back for my story about sponsorship, Thankful Thursday, Five on Friday, hilarious things my toddler says, and more!

I hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday! Please be praying for me this week as I am getting ready for my first test on Monday! I'm praying that God will bless all my efforts studying!

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Little Things

For those of you who don't know, Lincoln sleeps in my room. He has a room, he has a {really cool} bed but he doesn't sleep in it. {Please save the judgement, I've heard all the reasons he shouldn't sleep with me.} So a couple days ago I went and bought those glow in the dark stars for my room. I know, I know.. you're jealous that your room doesn't look half adult and half toddler. Anyways.. The glow in the dark stars have to be 'charged' so to speak. You have to turn on a light for a minute and then they'll work. The problem is, they stop glowing fairly quickly. 

So tonight Lincoln noticed that the stars weren't lit up and I told him we needed to say our prayers. He looked at me and said, "Maybe we should ask God to help turn on our stars again." 

My child is two. And tonight I learned he's wise beyond his years.

It took Linc one night to learn what has been taking me years and years. 

God cares about the little things. 

I think sometimes we feel inferior to God, so we believe that we can't pray for the little things in our life that are messed up. Things that we so desperately want, things that need to be fixed in our lives. We feel like Almighty God couldn't possibly care about these seemingly small, meaningless things in our lives. We don't mind asking Him for the big, but we feel like we're bothering Him with the small. The truth is, He cares. He cares about your little things because you care about your little things. He cares because He is crazy about you.

What is your little thing? Maybe your washer machine is broken. Maybe you're worried about a test. Maybe you don't know how to pay your next bill. Maybe your past is haunting you. Maybe your heart is broken. Maybe you stubbed your toe. Maybe you have a cold. Maybe you're worried about your child's heart. Maybe you so desperately want to be a mom/dad. Maybe you want to be a wife. Maybe someone hurt your feelings.

Lincoln's little thing was some glow in the dark stars. His desire was that those stars glow again. {Psalm 37:4} I don't know your 'little thing', but I know my big God. I know He loves you, and I know He cares about you and what you think is too small for Him to handle. Give it to Him. Ask Him for it. Ask Him to help. 

We don't have to feel like we're bothering God. God gave His Son, Jesus, for the very purpose of bridging the gap to Him. We can present our big and our little requests because of the beautifully shed blood of Jesus Christ. 

The powerful, Almighty God is so big that He can handle your 'so little'. And He wants to.

God is big enough to take care of your smallest needs.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday, friends! I missed Thankful Thursday last week {and maybe the week before} but this week I'm on it! And I'm going to try to get my Five on Friday done for tomorrow. Here's what I'm thankful for this week!



I'm thankful for God's closeness and realness. Over the past month or so, I have been feeling God so near and real to me and it's been amazing. He is with me while I'm driving and when I'm at home, just everywhere as plain as day. He has been an ever-present friend and confidant, and I've gotten to where I pray constantly. It has been absolutely amazing.

I'm thankful for your prayers. Linc has been sick this week and you people have prayed for and encouraged us like crazy. Thankfully we got a little more sleep last night than the past three and Lincoln seems to be feeling much better!

I'm thankful for the opportunity to go to school. Although it's hard and some days I don't feel like I'll get through it, God is so good to allow this single mom the amazing privlidge of college. I know that I'm blessed to be able to get a degree and I don't take that lightly.

I'm thankful for God's divine appointments. Over the past year or so, I've been noticing the people God puts in my life more than usual. I love how He knows the people I need and how He so beautifully arranges me to meet people who encourage me like crazy and bring me so much joy. From people at work, to people at school, to my friends.. I've been really blessed, especially this last year.

So that's what I'm thankful for today! I told y'all a couple nights ago that Lincoln and I would be going to pick up my bridesmaid dress so of course I should give you a preview.. right?!

Pearce and McKenzie have the cutest ring bearer!
 
I hope you have an amazing day! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Where We've Been

So the past couple weeks have been a whirlwind. Between school, work, Lincoln, and sickness, blogging has been in the back of my mind. Here's what we've been up to lately!
 
First off, happy birthday to my big sister!

 
From matching bowl cuts to softball teams to an unplanned pregnancy to Bachelor nights, you've always been there. I'm so very thankful to call you my sister and Momo to my little boy. You're the most wonderful Momo, sister, best friend, and fashion advisor I could ever ask for. Thanks for putting up with my ridiculous years of sweat pants and for letting me eat all your food when I come over. I couldn't ask for better than you. And yes.. You can finally call yourself 25! Love you big sister!
 
Work has been great and I am so thankful that God is providing so wonderfully for me and Linc man. God has shown me such wonderful things through my job and I've met amazing people.
 
{What my kitchen table looks like tonight}
 
I started back to school and it is crazy. A lot to learn and a lot to memorize. I've been spending a lot of time working on everything. For example, today I went to class from 1-4. After class I studied with a friend from 4-6. Once I got Linc to bed I studied from 8-10. That's seven hours for one subject.. that's a lot. I'm so thankful that I'm starting to understand it now more though, and it's becoming easier to learn. God is good!
 
{Lots of sick cuddles!}
 
I was sick last week, and now Lincoln has it. God is so good to have allowed me to get over being sick in time to take care of Lincoln. I put him down at eight tonight and he woke up at nine coughing and crying. After sleeping only four hours last night, I have a feeling it's going to be another long night ahead of us. Your prayers are appreciated for his healing! Our God is The God who heals.
 
I got a call that my bridesmaid dress came in today so I have to go pick that up within the next seven days. To keep up with all of the wedding shenanigans, look for the hashtag #Fussellpartyoftwo on Instagram. And you can follow my Instagram @Carefuss
 
Linc has also been back in school and loving it like always. And we've of course been playing a whole lot outside now that it's not so cold!
 
Through all of the busy and the sick, God is good and God is faithful. I hope you've had a wonderful few weeks!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ice Cream Soup

About five or six years ago, I begged pleaded bribed annoyed asked my mom nicely for an ice cream maker for Christmas. And this is the thing.. In our house, if you ask for a present, you usually get it. So of course Christmas came around and I got that ice cream maker that I really wanted. And let me tell you.. I used that ice cream maker once, and only once. {Please, don't comment and tell me how awful I am.}

For all you people deep in snow, I live in Florida. We haven't seen snow since 89 {I wasn't born yet}, and in my opinion this winter has been the coldest I can remember. Now granted, I probably say that every year, but just roll with it. Because it's been so cold, Lincoln and I haven't been playing outside much because, being Florida people, the warmest pants we own are jeans.

Because of all the cold, I've been trying to think of creative things to do inside with Lincoln. This is when I came up with my brilliant idea to make ice cream. Let me just tell you.. that boy LOVED it! He helped do it all, and then he watched it spin around for 30 minutes. But because the base thawed out before it finished making, the ice cream didn't thicken. So basically it became ice cream soup. I was kind of bummed {because I'm terrible at things like this} but I poured it into a container to freeze when I thought, Why don't we just eat it now? What's the difference really?

So I asked Linc if he wanted to eat it on the playroom floor. We sat down on a towel because I knew it would make a mess.

Before Lincoln ever ate any he said, "We're having an ice cream picnic!!!!"

A couple minutes later this conversation happened:
"Thank you." -Linc
"For what, baby?" -Me
"Thank you for doing this." -Linc

As if THAT wasn't enough to make me cry, he said this about three minutes later..

"Thank you for making me a picnic."

I was so bummed because it didn't thicken into ice cream but Lincoln saw the true meaning in the moment. He was thankful that we had done something fun together and that we were {kind of} getting to eat ice cream.

I'm so thankful for the moments that God slows me down and uses Lincoln to speak to me. These moments are ones I will never ever forget.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Lesson in Gratitude

First off before I start this post: A huge congratulations to my sweet friend Catie on her engagement last night!!! {I have no idea if she even reads this blog but oh well}. She will be a beautiful bride and I can't wait to see the things God does through her marriage! Now to today's post!

Every year in January I really start thinking about Lincoln's birthday {April 19th} and start planning out his party in my head. A few nights ago I started thinking about his birthday and his party. Usually we do something at the house, but this year I'm going to let him have his birthday at Party and Play because he loves it so much.

When I was doing some laundry I started thinking about where we'd have it and what theme we'd do. I moved something on my bed so I could put the laundry basket on the bed when I saw it..

The birthday card for Jose. Jose is mine and Lincoln's sponsored child and he was born April 19th, 2011 {the same as Linc}.

Jose with his mom.
 
Seeing his card made me feel like I'd just gotten punched. Jose lives in Honduras and is the son of a single mom who also has two other children. I take for granted the fact that Lincoln can have a party. And that Linc can have presents. And that Lincoln's birthday is so special to so many people. I have never taken even a second to worry or wonder where the money is going to come from to pay for Lincoln's birthday presents/party. And to think that {most likely} the only thing Jose will get for his birthday is our card we send him.. I'm spoiled. And ungrateful.
 
Living in The United States, I take so many things for granted. My son's health. Our finances. The privilege of going to school. The right to read and pray in public. To attend church. To worship my Savior freely.
 
I need to stop complaining, and start being grateful for the things that so many people don't get to experience. God is so good to have blessed us with so many freedoms and privileges. It's time to start being thankful for them.
 
Soon I am writing another post about Jose and our journey with sponsorship. Please be praying for Jose, his mom, and her other two children. Thank you!
 
Also, God has been laying a lot on my heart lately so I have quite a few blogs coming up on top of my scheduled posts! Be on the lookout for those! I hope you have an amazing Saturday! 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Worship

I'm a firm believer that worship can happen anywhere, it can happen in different ways, and it can happen at any age. And tonight, worship happened in our home.

I turned on some music and started singing when Lincoln walked into the room. God really touched my heart with the song I was singing and really started speaking what I needed to hear. I started raising my hands and dancing and so did Lincoln, and it was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. He sang, he drummed, and he danced around. And let me tell you, friend, is was precious. Jesus says in Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." He was there with us tonight. His presence was so obvious and so powerful.

I'm so thankful that I don't have to go to a church to worship my Savior {although I do love being there and worshipping Him}. I'm so thankful that He comes down among us to dwell. I'm so thankful that He loves me enough to listen to His praises in the middle of my living room while my two year old and I sing songs about Him. And most of all, I'm so thankful that He saved me.

I so love my Jesus. And I pray by my words and actions that Lincoln comes to love Him, too.

Five on Friday

Happy Friday! I hope you have a great day and have an amazing weekend ahead! I'm excited for the weekend with my sweet boy!
 
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{One}
I started my new job last Saturday and it is going wonderfully! I am so so thankful for God providing so perfectly for the two of us. He is so good. Lincoln started back to school on Wednesday and was SO excited. I start school on Tuesday! Please be praying for us as we get incredibly busy this semester!

{Two}
My sister was in a car wreck going to work on Thursday morning. A man fell asleep driving and ran a ran light and totaled her car. She is a little sore but that is all. I'm so thankful that she {And he!} were okay, and Kays said that he was very apologetic which I truly do appreciate. What a great God we have to protect my sister and Lincoln's Momo!

{Three}
My child is getting so funny! Everything out of his mouth makes me laugh.. especially before bedtime! A few nights ago he was almost asleep when he popped up and said, "I'm not a teddy graham! You not eat me! I'm not a teddy graham!" Um, what?! He says crazy things like this all the time. I love to just sit and listen to him talk!

 

{Four}
I read a blog that I fell in love with the other day. It's really encouraged me to tell Lincoln, "I love to watch you play blocks. I love to watch you play with your uncle. I love to watch you play nicely with your friends." If you're a parent I strongly encourage you to go read it, here!

{Five}
I've always had Lincoln's birthday party here at our house, but in October we went to Cody's birthday party at Party & Play and Lincoln LOVES it now so I've decided that is where his party will be this year. I asked him what kind of party he wants and he told me a "Captain Hook" {Jack and the Neverland Pirates} party. The next day I told him Jake was on TV and he runs into the room saying, "My party!!!!! Where's my party?!?!" I had to tell him it wasn't his birthday yet and boy did he cry. I'll be avoiding discussing party details with him as long as possible from now on! Poor kid!
 
That's it for my five this week! I hope you have an amazing weekend!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday! It's been a few weeks since I have done my thankful Thursday posts because we've been so busy. But I'm back to it this week AND I found a link up for it! Today I'm linking up with The Strong Family! Here is what I've been thankful for this week!





I'm thankful for God's protection. My sister was in a car accident and totaled her car. She is hurting pretty badly, but it doesn't look like anything more than that. God is so good!

I'm thankful for my new sleep routine. I shared with you, here, my goals for this year and being in bed by 11 was one of them. I have been waking up SO much more rested. I'm really loving this!

I'm thankful for quiet time at the end of the day. Another goal I shared with y'all was that I wanted to work on my time management and be intentional about my time. Over the past couple years I've learned that I really need my own literal quiet time at the end of each day. I've been reading my Bible and then watching Duck Dynasty and it's really been recharging me each day.

I'm thankful for Jose. Lincoln and I sponsor a two year old boy {born on Linc's birthday} who lives in Honduras. Today I'm sending him his birthday card {for April}. I've never met this little boy but I love him like crazy and I am so thankful for the way God has brought him into our lives. I pray one day we would get the chance to go meet him! {Two blogs are coming up about him!}

 I'm thankful for Lincoln's personality. He is so full of life and joy. I pray that he would never lose his love of life. He is so spirited and so energetic. He makes me laugh daily. It's a blessing.



Those are the things I've been thankful for this week! What have you been thankful for??

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Life Lately

Okay so I'm a couple days late.. but here's what we've been up to this past week! The weather has been INSANE here, so we've spent a lot of time inside!
 
My sister surprised me with this coffee creamer. She knows me so well. #bestsisteraward #iknowhashtagsdontworkonblogger #idontcare
  
Linc and I made Christmas cookies.. after Christmas.
 
Lunch date with this sweet kid! {At The Loop, obviously}.
 
He asked me to take a picture of him.
 
Bringing in the new year in his rocking chair.
 
When Linc saw that it was raining outside he ran to his room screaming "It's raining!!! I need my raincoat!!!!"
 
I tried to get Linc to sleep back in his own bed.. It didn't work.
 
"Play-doh workshop!"
 
Since it was so cold outside, we played board games.
 
This night when Linc went to bed, I lit a candle, read my Bible, and then watched Duck Dynasty. Happy happy happy!
 
Psalm 27 spoke to my heart a lot on this night.
 
32 degrees outside and we braved the cold!
 
My whole world.
 
When I was trying on sweatshirts in Dick's, Linc insisted on putting my scarf on his head and running into me, laughing hysterically, and then doing it all over again.
 
FaceTime with Kays and Matt. The best part? Linc and Matt are doing the same thing.
 
I started my first day of work this day and REALLY missed Lincoln. Once I got home we played Candy Land and had tickle fights. He laughed till it was time for bed. So sweet!
 
Sunday I got to have coffee with this my sweet friend, Catie! I didn't take a picture so I had to ask her to take one and send it to me. I'm demanding.
 
Linc and I headed to the park. He wore Spider-Man shoes, a Spider-Man jacket, and rode his Spider-Man bike. He's obsessed.
 
We went to breakfast with Cinnamon and Curry. Curry wasn't so excited about the picture.
 
Then we headed to the movies to see 'Frozen Movie' again. He was so excited to go see it again!
 
This is one of my favorite pictures of Linc!
 
Since the weather was the coldest here that it had been in 25 years, we stayed inside and built forts.
 
Oh you know.. just reading some Berenstein Bear books.
 
Lincoln went back to school this morning! He was so so excited to see his teachers and friends!
 
When I put this new shirt on him, he said, "It has pockets!!!! It will keep my hands warm!!!!" I love his personality!
 
That's it for this past week. Soon I'm going to make a review of the things Lincoln got for Christmas so be looking for that! I hope you have an amazing Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My Goals

I have a lot of goals for this year. I know a lot of people don't want to call them resolutions because everyone knows no one actually sticks to them, but no matter what we call them, they're the same. They are something we want to work on, but we usually don't finish.

I'm determined to finish and do better in mine.

I shared a list with you here, with some goals on it and completely forgot to add in some other ones. So here are my goals, explained.

Pass all of my nursing classes. I want to be one semester away from graduating when 2015 comes around. Please be praying as I tackle this!

Go to bed before 11. I am terrible at going to be at a decent time. The past week or so I've been going to bed at 11 and waking up so much more rested. Lincoln goes to bed at 8:30 and I go to bed at 11 and having that in my head ahead of time is helping me get things done.
 
Love people like Jesus loves them. I know I will never perfect this, but I'll never get closer if I don't try. Jesus loves. Although He spoke truth, He spoke it in love. I pray this year I will love the ones easy to love and the ones that are difficult to love. I pray I will love the people most like me, and the ones who are different. And I pray in all things, I will love Lincoln like Jesus loves him.
 
Be satisfied in only Jesus. How easy it is to get caught up in the things of this world. Material possessions. People. I want to be able to confidently say, if all I had is Jesus, I would be content.
 
Work on my time management. I am pretty sure that I can say I am the worst person in the world at managing my time. {Future husband, if you're reading this, I'm kidding.} My mom is reading this thinking, Wow, she finally admitted it. But really I am. I'm getting a real wakeup call with everything I'm about to be juggling; work, school, Lincoln, his school, things at home. He has given us 24 hours in the day and we need to use them wisely. I'm praying that God would continue to deal with my heart in this area. 
 
Keep blogging. Blogging is my outlet and it really is something I love to do. I really am going to try to continue blogging on a regular basis. Try is the key word here.

Not freak out over the little things. Usually this has to do with Lincoln spilling something on his clothes or something trivial like that. Why do I get frustrated over things that really don't matter? My blogger friend wrote a beautiful post, here, about that that you have to go read! It's wonderful and really makes you think. I never want Lincoln to think back on his childhood and only remember me getting onto him. Lincoln's heart matters more than the frustrations of life, always.

Take a picture a day for a year. I started this for 2014 and I'm seven days in. I'm only posting it on my Facebook though, not here. I want to be able to look back at 2014 and see our big moments.
 
Finish reading the whole Bible. I started this goal in the Fall and I'm really hoping I will finish it this year by the one year mark! I have been keeping up so this should be an easy goal!

Continue to spend quality time with Lincoln. I want to make our moments together count. I want him to remember his childhood full of life, and laughter, and his mom doing her best to love him like crazy. I want to be intentional with my time with him.

Do you have any goals/resolutions for this year??!

 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside

I love cold weather {And by cold weather I mean above 30}. I hate the heat. I live in Florida, go figure.  

I follow a lot of bloggers and a few of my favorites have been posting snow pictures while we still hadn't had a really cold day here yet. Until yesterday! Yesterday morning Linc and I woke up to 32 degree weather. 32! Lincoln is finally starting to experience things and notice more so when we went outside to play the first time.. he did not like it one bit!

This is his 'smile' about two seconds before he said, "It's cold out here! I wanna play inside." NOT a happy camper.

It has been so rainy here and I have been hating us being cooped up in the house all day. I like that Lincoln plays outside at least once a day, and he loves it, too. So when he asked to go for a ride around the block on his bike, I jumped on the opportunity, even if it was 34 degrees out. Finally a chance to play outside. He decided that he didn't want to wear his hat and gloves, but I did get him to wear a jacket.. after putting my foot down. I, however, am cold in 60 degree weather, so I put on everything warm I owned and out we went!

He really liked the cold when we went for a bike ride. I kept asking if he wanted to go home {because his face and hands were so red} but he kept saying no. He wanted to ride down to the park by our house.

I asked him to take a picture with me and he cuddled up to me and hugged me. Seriously, he is the sweetest!
 
How I love this sweet boy!
 
And once I wanted to take two pictures.. he decided we needed to take another one.
 
I love this park because we never have to share it.. which means Linc can walk up the slide as much as he wants.
 
After a while I gave him my gloves to wear because his fingers were like ice. This is my favorite picture from the whole day.
 
He rode home with my gloves on.
 
It was such a sweet time of cold weather and a whole lot of laughter. He loved sliding in my lap, and he especially loved swinging in my lap. I'm finding more and more that our best days together are ones that aren't planned out.. Days full of random things to do and a lot of laughing. Those are my favorite days, and ones I know I'll miss when he grows up. If I could just freeze the days like today forever.
 
And then of course we ended our night Facetiming with these weirdo's {my sister and her husband}. Facetime is always interesting. Matt and Lincoln spent a good ten minutes growling at each other. I'm so thankful for what these two mean to Lincoln!
 
I hope you have a wonderful Saturday! Today is my first day at work so if you would, please say a little prayer for me! You people are the best! God bless!