Monday, October 26, 2009

Noah Matthew Ford... sweet sweet boy and I enjoyed seeing him for four days and can't wait to get back!


Memaw and crew hunted and carved a great pumpkin!!! Mike made yummy yummy pumpkin seeds and the boys LOVED every minute of it!

A fun weekend

This weekend I got to spend some time with my mom! We went to knitting on Friday night and then I spent the night at her house. We rented movies and popped popcorn! Saturday we got up, went to watch Mason play soccer and then went to a basket weaving class. We had a great time and talked and talked and talked... When I came home Saturday night Grace one of our special babysitters but oh so much more then a babysitter!!! was here and Mike and I got to go to dinner AND a movie!!! Couples Retreat! So funny! It was a way over due needed night! I have been going to bed between 8:30 and 10 so... Mike has been neglected ): I am now in my second trimester and have had burst of energy... very thankful. This week my grams is coming to stay with us for a little over a week and we are all SO SO SO excited! Busy week of making a Moses and Noah costume and other fun things for our All Saints Night at our church! I am very excited! Pray all goes well and I will post photos after it is all over!
Have a great day and Smile!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Special Time

So Mike and I decided that on Tuesdays we will each take one of the boys and have lunch with them and the next week switch. Last Tuesday was our first adventure. Mike and Mason headed to lunch at a special place and Walker and I also headed off. Walker is very funny and spending that time with him was priceless to me. He probably could care less and really was very ambivalent about the whole thing. Mike and Mason returned and said they had a blast so now it was time to switch... Walker and Mike took off and were so excited! It took Mason 45 min to stop crying because he wanted to go with Mike and that if he didn't go by his self with Mike that we should all stay together as a family. Hum... After he gathered his emotions we did have a great time. We sat outside and enjoyed the sun and talked all about the things we want to do and make and see in the next few weeks. He is my little man and growing so fast. I love those special times and hope that someday...soon he too will see how special they are. This morning when he snuck in our bed, Mike and Walker got up, got ready, headed to school and Mason and I snuggled and I scratched his back and to him... that was special. My baby bump is beginning and I am starting to have energy for 5-10 min at a time YEA~ I am in week 11 and have an appointment in the morning so hopefully next week I am all done with ickyness! Mike is being such a huge help and so loving, patient and actually is seems to be doing it all with ease... he better be careful and I better remember to be grateful! Have a peaceful day! ~SMILE~

Friday, October 9, 2009

The day...

This morning I woke up, packed up and left the home of my sister, brother in law and sweet new Noah! The Giusti family was in full force when I arrived in town, Mason had to be picked up from school and as soon as Mike got back to work so did Walker... we had a Dr appointment at 3 and then all fell into bed for long naps at 3:00 which... means that our night was a little strange. Mike got home and while he made a yummy yummy yummy dinner the boys and I went to Mars and Neptune gathered some rocks, sludged through the waters and collected sticks and dry grass and then daddy built a fire in the fire pit just like red giant. We all came in despite being sad we had no more smores we enjoyed a nice dinner and then movie, and computer talk with Grandma, Grandpa, Sky and Hailey! Good night at the Giusti house... This week back to normal whatever that is... Smile

Monday, October 5, 2009

Peace of the morning

It is amazing what a good cry can release. I dropped the boys off at school came home crawled into my bed and cried myself to sleep. When I woke up the words of the song " I still believe" by Jeremy Camp played and I do... Scattered words and empty thoughts Seem to pour from my heart I've never felt so torn before Seems I don't know where to start But its now that I feel your grace fall like rain From every fingertip washing away my pain I still believe in your faithfulness I still believe in your truth I still believe in your holy word Even when I don't see, I still believe Though the questions still fog up my mind With promises I still seem to bear Even when answers slowly unwind It's my heart I see you prepare But its now, that I feel, your grace fall like rain From every fingertip washing away my pain I still believe in your faithfulness I still believe in your truth I still believe in your holy word Even when I don't see, I still believe Well the only place I can go is into your arms Where I throw to you my feeble prayers well in brokenness I can see that this was your will for me Help me to know that you are near I still believe in your faithfulness I still believe in your truth I still believe in your holy word Even when I don't see, I still believe. I know I believe and with his strenght and power I hope that I can help ease the pain of others around me who are hurting with a smile, a hug something that says he loves you too and pray that they too feel his arms around them instead of turning away.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A bit dark

So it is late on a Sunday night and I can not sleep. Why because I am trying to understand... I have been filled with complete pride, joy, excitement and wonder at the birth of my youngest sisters baby boy Noah Matthew. He is perfect and precious and glows of hope and future and delight. I also was so so extremely saddened that I the closest in mileage family member to the little family was unable to make it to the hospital at all when he was born or when my sister who I adore and feel like is mine was going through one of the most amazing events of her rock star life. Hours of labor to birth a healthy 8 lbs 6oz baby whew! I will meet him Tues and he will receive his own special blog.

This is where I am getting dark so turn on a light, this occasion was beautiful and then I lay here at night wondering, hurting from the bottom of my soul for many of my friends who are probably laying in bed awake like me at this very moment. I lay here thinking of a mom that sliced open her leg and how hard that must be to carry on, a divorce that is sure to affect in some way two very sweet girls, a family who has lost their sweet sweet mother and enjoyed a birthday celebration this weekend that unspoken but oh so present was the missing presence of a wonderful lady. The celebration itself of a very cute old man who has accomplished to stick it out in this crazy world for 90 years!!! was wonderful to be a part of! I think of families receiving diagnosis, fear of the swine flu, a new mom headed back to work, the many who have no work to go to and a. The loss of a friendship that I still can't figure out and the loss of another mother of a wonderful friend. I see pain, I feel pain and I lay here wondering, wanting, hoping, that I can do something to help, to love, to ease the pain but what. My arms are open and I am sorry so so sorry. So from this point on do I chose to remember the good things that are happening? Do I chose to say I have a wonderful husband and family like most all of these friends and that I am just glad that these friends are in my life to love this what I say?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Yesterday we enjoyed family and friends! Tracy and Andrea came over from TN and we all including Memaw and Poppy went to see the movie Cloudy with a chance of meatballs! It was a great movie and fun time for all! The boys spent the night at Memaw and Poppys and and the rest of us relaxed at home! I am so thankful for our family and friends and LOVE our hotel Giusti. I also love that my boys will grow up remembering the special times of spending the night with their grandparents.

Friday, September 25, 2009

We are HOME!

It is so good to be home! We had a most WONDERFUL week at the beach! We played on the beach and in the pool every and all day. The boys got to play golf with a caddie, pretty fun! and the girls had a day of shopping at the outlets! Mason and I hit Moe's for a mommy date that was well over due and Walker and I hung out on the beach for awhile after all the others headed in. We saw several dolphins and on the last night we were taking a family walk on the beach and saw a few sharks collecting dinner! Splashes and flips and smaller fish jumping all over!!!! We had a ton of fun! and loved being together as a family but also sharing this time with dear friends! It is very hard to have friends you can spend an entire week with 24-7 and love them even more when you leave! When we walked in the house the boys loved on the dogs and then disappeared into their room for hours! They loved being back with all their toys! Wonderful first adventure and one we hope to repeat often! Ice cream has become a staple!


Saturday, September 19, 2009


We are on our FIRST ever vacation that wasn't to either see family or go to a wedding! Today was the first day of our 9 day vacation and it was BEAUTIFUL!!!! We hit the beach at 10:00 after a yummy breakfast and played on the beach ALL day long with a brief break for lunch and a rest. The place we are staying is GREAT everyone has their own bed and the boys love the elevator! We had sun all day and came home for a movie, spagettee and BED! Lovin some fun in the sun! The boys have a sun~kissed glow and the adults are a well everyone applied their own so we are all a little stripped! Mike taught Mason and Walker how to body surf and boogie board and I believe they have a new love! We also got to see a horse shoe crab float by! Pretty fun and full first day! ~Smile~

The adventure begins

We have started many adventures over the past few months... the summer began with me staring at two precious boys thinking humm schools out, Mike is working and now what. So as a family we made a list- Zoo, Nature Center, pool, park, play at home, Movies and more, and one by one they were marked off. I really wanted to start a garden and with the help of my father and Mike building boxes and planting the seeds that took off I now had my first garden. We had a April, May and August full of birthday fun! Mike and I celebrated our 10th anniversary at the Biltmore. We had a few trips here and there and now we are welcoming the winter, school, this new form of communication and a new baby in April.

* this blog inspired by Julie and Julia! and a Little Leslie! (;