Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ordinary Days

My family has always believed that "ordinary days" are the best blessing from the Lord. Eric and I try really hard to praise God for every single "ordinary day" that we've been given. We've had a lot of ordinary days lately, full of the happiness of family.

Izzie is growing at a shocking rate. She's tough stuff, too- playful, muscular, full of energy, and oh so sweet. We found out that she's a mix of lab and sharpe (not lab and australian shepherd, like we thought), so her wrinkles are finally explained. :) Eli loves her, and the feeling is mutual, for sure.

This weekend my dear friend Amanda got married in San Marcos. My mom and I were able to drive down for the wedding, and I'm so glad that we did. We stupidly forgot both of our cameras, however, so we have no pictures to prove that we were actually there. :)

Eric undertook Eli's birthday present today... a swingset! He worked all afternoon on building a swingset for our one-year-old, and it looks great. I need to get some ribbon and tie a big bow on it so we can "officially" give it to Eli on Saturday at his birthday party.

I can't believe that my baby is turning one year old. I get emotional just thinking about it! (What a mom!) We're having both sides of the family and a few friends over on Saturday to celebrate with us. Hopefully the weather will be nice so that we can all hang out in the back yard and eat cake and ice cream. I am so looking forward to celebrating this special day with the people that love Eli the most.

I hope all of you are having plenty of ordinary days for which to praise the Lord!