Thursday, August 26, 2010

2 minutes

As of yesterday, Haven enjoys saying, "Two minutes Mommy."  Probably 10 times she said this yesterday.  The first time I was just driving and she said, "Two minutes!"  I didn't understand until later when she was playing and I told her I was going to go wash dishes she said again, "Two minutes."  I realized that I always tell her things like, "We are going to leave in two minutes" or "Two more minutes and you need to come help mommy."  So, I suppose that Haven is letting me know my time limits until I have to give her more attention or it could be that she is setting her own time limits.  Either way, she cracks me up.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Haven always says funny things and by the time Adam gets home from work I usually forget what she said and I am so mad b/c I can't share it with him.  SO, I am going to start putting some of Haven's quirky little "isms" on the blog as they happen........

I just asked Haven, "Haven, what should we do now?"  (thinking she would say go to the park, or go on a walk, or go outside and play)

Haven replies, "We should eat rice cakes."

It's always about food with least I try to give her somewhat healthy snacks!  :)

23 Months

Haven is 23 months old today. 

I am aware that this is not a significant milestone...or at least shouldn't be.  However, I cannot stop thinking about how this is the last month my baby will be 1 year old.  One of my friends even made fun of me yesterday because I called Haven a "1 year old."  She was like, "Come on!  She will be two in a month!  You are just holding on to every bit of 1 that you can, aren't you!"  She is so right.  I even get teary eyed thinking about it.  Goo.  This reminds me of a post that my friend Meg recently posted on her blog about how having children makes you crazy emotional (or crazy AND emotional..ha!).  I'm right there with you sister! 

Haven Annabelle:  Although you are quickly growing up before my eyes, you will always be my little baby girl and you will always have a special place in my heart as my first born.  You are the smartest, sassiest, most adorable little 23 month old that I know!  I am so proud of you and so blessed to call you my daughter!  I would always choose YOU!  Love, Mommy

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Say When

I'm no writer and definitely no theologian....BUT, sometimes I have these crazy thoughts that I want to share! 

So, the first song on my playlist on my blog is "Say When" by The Fray (quite possibly my favorite band ever).  Anyway, I am not really sure what the song is about but sometimes I think it could be a conversation between God and a man.  Sometimes, I think I have no idea what I am talking about.  Nonetheless, when I hear the song it makes me think about how so many times God is probably looking at me and saying, "Say When Nichole and I'll be there."  I know that at times I feel like He isn't there when I most need Him or I seem to look to everything else besides Him to ease my pains until FINALLY I drag my broken self to Him.  I think that God just wants us to Say When and He is there!  He is never not there when we need Him.  He is just waiting for us to surrender to Him.  What do you think?

"And my own two hands
will comfort you tonight, tonight
Say when
And my own two arms
will carry you tonight, tonight
Say when."
-"Say When" by The Fray

“The LORD waits for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for him to help them” (Isaiah 30:18).