Friday, January 13, 2012

a burrito-ism

burrito has been saying some really funny things lately and i've neglected to jot them down here before they escape my feeble mind.

so here are two!

friday night was homecoming at our school and we celebrate at a basketball game.  john was asked to lead the prayer before one of the games so he had walked over to get the microphone.  when burrito saw what he was doing he turned to me and asked, "is dad going to sing the national anthem?"  it was so funny to us, especially if you know that john would never volunteer to sing anything!

on sunday afternoon, the boys and i watched beauty and the beast.  i had recorded it on the dvr and thought it would be fun to watch together.  the boys really enjoyed it, and at the end of the movie burrito asked, "can you live in a castle and still worship God?"  puzzled at why he would ask this question i replied, "yes, you can live in a castle and still worship God.  why?"  to which he responded, "i think i would like to live in a castle but He would still be THE king (pointing to heaven as he says this very seriously).  i wouldn't even wear a crown.  but i would like to live in a castle."

it was so super sweet to me to hear him say this so sincerely.  it redeemed an otherwise hard and difficult week.  i love it when Jesus does that!

thank you Jesus for my burrito and his sensitive heart!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

our exciting new year's eve

we are such party animals!  our idea of the best nye ever was to buy snacky foods,  have a picnic in the living room and watch mr. popper's penguins.  love my guys!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

happy 9th anniversary to the one i love

it has been 9 blissfully sweet years of marriage to my absolute most favorite person ever, john david!  my prayer is that i will get to celebrate 99 more years with you, and it still wouldn't be enough.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

christmas 2011 digest

christmas 2011 was wonderful.  it was just what we like for the holidays.  not too busy but fully engaged in celebrating the greatest gift we've ever received, Jesus.

christmas eve we celebrated with john's family via skype.  technology is simply amazing!  we set up the laptop so that they could watch the boys open their presents from them live!  it went smoothly and the boys were thankful for their gifts. 
talking on skype

noodle with a new school jacket

checking out a lego book
 we also baked and snacked on a birthday cake for Jesus.  we've never done this before and this was yet another attempt to remind burrito and noodle to not only think about the presents they were opening, but to also think about the gift of Jesus.  we had fun baking red and green layers for the cake, singing happy birthday to Jesus and then enjoying the afternoon snack.
mixing up the red and green cake batter
the finished product
singing and blowing out the candle
the inside view
 we headed out to the church john attended before we were married for their christmas eve service.  it is a large church and i wanted the boys (really all of us) to hear christmas carols on the pipe organ.  we set in the balcony because it was quite crowded and because burrito thought this was the most awesome thing ever!  we ended the evening by driving around an affluent neighborhood in dallas looking at christmas lights.

then came christmas morning!  we arose early and john read the christmas story from luke 2 and we hung the final ornament on our advent tree.  then we let the boys open their presents from us.  they each received a new pair of running shoes, a remote control car, and a lego set.  they were thrilled!
love this picture of my man
our advent trees
the long-awaited new zig shoes!
crazy remote control cars
burrito with his lego set
noodle with his lego set
 then we loaded up the car and headed down to mimi and poppy's house.  we opened presents with them, ate some breakfast, welcomed more family later that morning and then ate mexican food for lunch.  the boys enjoyed playing with their cousin porkchop, my cousins and each other.  it was a great relaxing day of food, family and fun.
the cousins!  love these 3 boys!!!

burrito with boxers on his head!
porkchop sporting the new baylor hat

as always, it seems to go by so quickly but we really enjoyed spending time together this year celebrating the birth of our Savior!