Words to live by...

From the fullness of His grace we have received one blessing after

Remember who you are and you will walk through life blessed and beautiful

When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things

Children are a gift from God

Never underestimate the power of prayer

Thursday, February 28, 2008


We just learned last night that the Meyers' are adding another member to their family (God-willing) this September. CONGRATULATIONS Randy, Lynae, Ethan, and Josiah!!!! We are so excited for this new life! God bless your growing family!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

And you thought your evening was bad...........

"Mom I pooped in bed," wouldn't sound so awful if it came from a toddler with a diaper ON now would it??? On the upside, it wasn't poop Reece was referring to - it was pee...........on the downside, the diaper was OFF. Yes, he decided to completely strip down out of his sleeper pjs and out of the diaper and pee in the middle of his bed. I thought the night was going well - I had just got off the treadmill and was beginning to relax in front of the tv (which I never do - relaxing usually consists of blogging and reading other blogs)..........when I heard the boys still awake in their room (this was 10:15 and Tim had put them in bed before leaving for poker night two hours ago). So, they totally stayed in their bunks, just horsing around for 2 hours!!! How does a 2 1/2 year old and 4 1/2 year old pull that off???!!!! Before assessing the damage, I bathed Reece (his second bath of the evening mind you) and pulled out new bedding. While doing all this the following thoughts raced through my mind:
1. Did he pee standing up?
2. Did I remember to put the mattress protector on last time I changed sheets?
3. Did he pee laying down and aim up to his brother's bunk?
4. Was there poop in the bed I didn't see upon initial entry?
Luckily it was only pee and was in a "contained" area. At 11:30 I believe they are all sleeping................praise God!!!

It's these moments that make me realize how quickly childhood passes - too soon they will be all grown up! They certainly bring joy (and surprises) to our lives!

Monday, February 18, 2008


The amount of days I have left on a free software trial version. I just discovered this..........thanks to local photographer, Tina Vink http://tinavinkportraits.smugmug.com/
Here are a few examples of how I've used it to showcase my kiddos.................

Friday, February 15, 2008

Newborn session

Here's a sneak peak at a few photos I caught today during a newborn photo session with Tyler Derick Talsma. Newborns are so much fun (and easy) to photograph..........I could spend my day capturing moments like these! Thanks to the Talsma's for letting me capture these images (and what a fun nursery this little guy has :)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Global warming (or freezing?)

Brrrrrrrrr.........it's been a chilly one today! Last night the snow began falling as our dinner guests (the Widener's) braved the elements to head home for the evening. Tim promptly jumped out of bed to check the local cancellations this am. Many area churches were indeed cancelled, but ours wasn't on the list - after calling the prayer line we learned our church WAS cancelled. So, back to bed for the two of us! All three boys let us get a little extra shut-eye and didn't head into our room until 9ish! This was the first time the boys found us both in bed in a LONG time (usually they don't awake until Tim's left for work and the weekends we're usually up with Jackson before they're awake) - strange feeling. It was nice, though - Lucas surprised me with a magna doodle valentine (smiley face and heart drawn)- have I mentioned how sweet boys can be?!! Tim fixed a delicious breakfast and we spent the day relaxing as a family. I think the best part of this "snow day" is the fact that I now have my Sunday School lesson done for next week :) We also had a "fog delay" this past Tuesday, so my Bible study was cancelled (and now my Bible lesson is done for this Tuesday as well :) - DOUBLE BONUS!!! The excitement doesn't stop here - I chose today to ATTEMPT shovelling snow for the first time in years (I was pregnant the past winter so Tim wouldn't let me; and we are usually plowed by Tim's father - a huge THANK-YOU to him - hopefully he's enjoying tropical temps on his cruise right now :) This attempt was short-lived as I was the only foolish neighbor in sight to actually face the elements - I lasted about 10 minutes before promptly marching inside to thaw. I'll try again next year :) Hope you are all warm and well! Enjoy these winter days :)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

If your kids like yogurt...........

Then checkout Yoplait's site to request a coupon for free yogurt.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mission Accomplished!

Jackson has finally mastered eating baby food!!! We've been working with him on this off and on for the past 2 months. He began trying baby cereal at 6mths (the same time he was diagnosed with a double ear infection - his first one). This didn't go too well as he didn't like taking an antibiotic and had so much drainage from the ear infections down the back of his throat (would you like food on top of all that?). So, we backed off the solids for a bit and then tried once the antibiotic was done - well, no success as he developed a cold (with extra phlegm). This then developed into another single ear infection and just before turning 8mths old he had another double ear infection. We decided to skip the baby cereal and head straight for the fruits/veggies stage 1. Needless to say, he's a HUGE fan of the orange veggies so far!!! He's actually doing well keeping them down and prefers veggies over fruits (is this MY child?). Any of you remember the picture of Lucas and the carrots at Jackson's age? (read: pile of ABC (already been chewed) carrots lying next to Lucas in the crib). Thank goodness Jackson's stay in his belly (and diaper for the most part :)

I apologize in my lack of posting - life just gets busy and time goes by...........here are a few recent pix of happenings in the Meyers' household. Enjoy!