Dear God, and Other Stuff

This is the announcement for Josiah’s party. What do you think? It’s going to be in a postcard. The other side will be this:


I have been changing my mind over and over about the party theme. I’m not doing a water theme anymore. I have decided to do a monkey theme, and perhaps a whole jungle theme. When I say themes, I really mean the cake. I’m not an all-out kinda decorator mom. But should I do a whole jungle, and make little animals on a cake? Or make a jungle looking cake, and use small plastic jungle animals on it? Or make several small cakes; a monkey, a bear, a tiger, etc? I’m still thinking on it! Procrastinator is my middle name, you know!! Anyway the monkey is NECESSARY, because Josiah is truly a monkey!! Last night, he climbed up the slide and went down it on his own. I’m assuming it wasn’t the first time, and I’d just never caught him doing it before. But I was shocked! The boy isn’t even one yet! And it’s not a tiny slide. I remember being nervous about Jeremiah going down it at 20 months!!!!

Speaking of whom…Today, after his nap-time (which he failed to sleep through) Jeremiah said, “Mama, I pray?”

and I said, “You want to pray right now?”


“Sure, go ahead!”

“Dear God, thank You Mama, and Papa, and Gramma, and Grampa and Jo-Jo….a-men.”

I said, “Thank you so much, Sweetie! That was so nice!”

He replied, “You’re VERY welcome!”

Does he not melt your heart!!!!!????

I am just INCREDIBLY blessed. Every minute when I look at these boys, even at those moments when they are driving me up the wall, I just can’t believe they are mine. I love them so much. I am SO blessed I can’t even begin to describe it.

I don’t mention it enough, but it is never far from my thoughts. The Lord has blessed me so much. An amazing, wonderful, loving, hardworking husband. A family that loves me. And two beautiful, incredible, sweet, adorable, loving boys. How could i ever ask for more?

But you know, somehow, I do. I still see myself having at LEAST two more kids. Seriously! I am ready to get pregnant again! I am not crazy, I promise. Just please be praying for us financially. I am no longer taking bcp. I just can’t do it. And financially, Jerry doesn’t think we could afford more. But it is on my heart to have more children. and let’s face it – I’m not getting any younger. So please pray that it will work out, via the Lord’s will.

9 thoughts on “Dear God, and Other Stuff

  1. The front cover says “a park” and it says it will say where on the back, but it doesn’t. People won’t know where to go.

    Other than that, GREAT CARD! Wonderful idea about the time capsule, too!

  2. I like the idea of a time capsule. How fun.

    My nephew Ryan was like Josiah…. BUSY! 😆 I always felt sorry for Crystal, because Ryan was non-stop. I remember babysitting him when he was 10 or 11 months old, and he was ALL OVER Jared’s slide. (Little Tykes slide)

    All I can say is watch out! The next few years are going to be exhausting! 😆 (But fun too!)

    The card is a great idea for birthday invitations. Where do you get post cards done at? I wonder if I have time to do some for Amanda’s birthday. It’s going to be on the 19th.

    I’ll be praying that your finances get worked out, so that Jerry will OK more kids… I know exactly what you’re feeling!

    Love you!

    P.S. On this layout… It may be because the pictures are so wide… But the entries are below the sidebar, instead of next to it… But maybe it’s just my computer too…

  3. WOW… love the card Jenn.. seems impossible that Josiah is already turning one.

    You know I understand how you feel about the children factor.. I am praying everything works out well for you in that department. I just posted the other day on how I’ve given up.

    Have a good week Jenn!!

  4. Aw, I so wish we could come to Josiah’s party! The card looks beautiful– and he’s getting more handsome every day. I can’t believe he’s going to be one already. Our babies are gone. Sniff.

    Speaking of, I will definitely be praying for your family and financial situation to fall into place. You always seemed to me like a mother of four (or more!), and I sincerely hope both you and Jerry are able to add (comfortably) to your family. It would be nice to go into a pregnancy without any money stress. You DO have great boys, though. 😀 A huge blessing.

  5. Oooo great job with the invite! It’s awesome, just like your boys. “Blessed Mama” fits you well, Jenn!

  6. I love the invite! What a cute prayer Jeremiah said.

  7. Very Cute. I am working on the invite for Joshua’s first birthday now. I can’t belive they are going to be one…..time does fly!

  8. Hey Jenn!

    I finally have had a little bit of time this morning, to visit some of my favorite people! I LOVE the new layout – the previous one didn’t display for me. It always covered up the picture of Josiah on the right side of the screen. This is much better and the pictures are just too cute!

    I love the birthday postie! So sweet!! That big main picture of him – oh gosh.. so adorable! Precious little boys! Girl, time flies so hold fast to these days!!

    I think about you often, though my visits are not always regular.

    Ya’ll take care – kiss those sweet little faces for me!

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