Saturday, December 25, 2010

15 Years and Counting

We celebrated fifteen years of marriage in Cancun last week.

This was the view outside our window the first morning.

Hotel's pools.
Our Hotel

This is the result of me asking various strangers to take our pictures in various places we visited on our little retreat.  

I have no idea what this tree is I just thought it was cool looking.
 Iguanas were everywhere.

 This is one of the sink holes we visited.  It was beautiful.  It was fresh water and was suppose to be good for your body to swim in due to the calcium content.
 One day we visited the Mayan ruins.  AMAZING.  I can't imagine all the work that was put into these structures.

Sculptures off all the people who had their heads cut off for being captain of the losing team in the games they played.  It didn't pay off to be the caption of a team.  This was just a small section of the wall that these were displayed on.  They played this game five times a year.

 Going to a different country was kind of an eye opener for me.  This little boy below is eleven years old.  His name is Angel.  He was trying to sell me these little handkerchiefs for a dollar a piece.  I can't imagine having my child going around talking to strangers much less trying to sell stuff to them.  We are so extremely blessed to live in the United States. 

We would never see Policemen with machine guns at the mall or stopping people on the side of the roads for searches.  Sometimes I am discouraged about the sin that is so evident all around us here in the states but this is nothing to what I saw in Mexico.  Christianity was not evident anywhere.  Will Angel ever here about the only way to go to heaven.  Will he always be selling items to tourist at the pagan worship areas of the Mayan ruins.    I do know that God loves Angel enough to send his only Son just for him if he was the only one on the earth.  I am going to pray that someone will tell Angel about the one and only true God and His son Jesus. 

Everywhere we went we were offered alcoholic drinks.They really wanted us to buy their tequila.  They even took our picture and put it on a tequila bottle to try to get us to buy it.   I can only imagine the problems they have with alcoholism in Cancun. 

 On a much lighter note every time we go on vacations food is a BIG deal.  We try to eat at places we normally wouldn't eat at.  This was one of the best desserts I had while we were gone.
 This was the best meal I had the whole time we were gone.  It was super YUMMY.  Went to Mexico to eat Italian food.  lol

We split this hamburger when we got there at one of the restaurants at the hotel.  We were not impressed with this meal.  Their hamburger meat had a different texture. 

We had a good time but I was really ready to be back in the states with my kids by the time we got home. 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I Choose You

As anyone that knows me very well knows that I am just not a very "sappy" person.  It is hard for me to be all sweet and cuddly but for this post I am going to try to be.  :)

Today I have been married to the above handsome man for 15 years. 


15 years ago when I chose to say I do was one of the best decisions I have ever made. 
You are perfect for me. 

I appreciate all you do to help me and our family have a good life.  I appreciate your work ethic and how well you provide for our family.

I love that you are a Godly example for our boys.  I love that you are committed to raise them to know about Jesus and to love Him.

  I love that you encourage me to do things that you know I enjoy such as work.  Or how that you make sure to take care of the boys while I have my alone time at Walmart.  lol

I realize that marriage can be hard work.   I am thankful that you put out an effort to not only make it bearable but to be enjoyable. 

I love that your love language is giving of gifts.  This works out well for me since I like to receive gifts.  lol  Thanks for putting a lot of thought into trying to give me gifts that I will really like.

I love that you enjoy giving to others as much as I do. 

I love that you will do research for me.  How you will find out exactly what the best product for the price is for whatever I am looking for.  I know that I can rely on you doing the purchasing of large stuff for our family and I love that I don't have to worry about anything.

I love that you know how to work all the TVs, dvds and the remotes.  I love that you will set the recorder for shows that you know I want to watch. 

I love that you will help me get caught up on the laundry.  Also how you will help me clean and cook if I am running behind.  Which seems to happen a lot.

I love that you help out so much with the kids.  I especially love that you clean up the puke and poop.  I really really really appreciate this.

The list could go on and on.  I appreciate and love you .  I chose to marry you 15 years ago and I will continue to choose you until God decides for one of us to go home.

I Choose You!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa 2010

While looking at the lights on the Fayetteville Square we visited with Santa.

Ti wouldn't be in the picture without me.  

Monday, December 13, 2010

Another Favorite Thing

This is what the boys did for decorations in their bathroom.  What a great memory I want to keep.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

One Of My Favorite Things

 One of my favorite things we do at Christmas time is to get the nativity scenes out.  What a great opportunity to talk about the true meaning of Christmas.  I got a new one for the kids after Christmas last year on sale.  Our old one had a few to many legs chewed off the animals, and baby Jesus wasn't looking to good either.

I didn't realize that the angels fought but obviously in Noah's bible they did.

Notice the missing foot on the camel.  Don't worry he is from last years set.  I don't we are missing any feet yet on the new set.

Ti really wanted the camel to fit into the barn.

Where if the camel won't go into the barn the barn should go on top of him.


Yes, there is a spider in the middle of our nativity scene.  Last year it was an extra ape.  I think that I liked the ape better.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

My dad acting goofy for the camera.

 Miles and Noah.  Cousinly love.....
 Ti and his Karli. 
 Miles and his favorite aunt.
 Ti playing with toys at Grandma Disheroon's house.
 Nannie and Pops
 Playing Cards
 Grandpa Disheroon, Andrew and Jezebel.

Grandma Disheroon and Noah 
 Playing a little Apples to Apples

Memaw and Ti

 Papaw teaching Ti to do a little picking.