Archive | November, 2010

Growing Up Too Fast

30 Nov

Peyton will be 4 years old in January and I CANNOT believe my little boy will be that old! He constantly amazes me and makes me laugh. Today though, was a happy but sad day.

Everyday and everynight I tuck him in to his bed, whether it be for naptime or nighttime. I always go into his room, he will crawl into his bed, I’ll cover him up and give him lots of kisses before I leave his room. Today though was different. Today, I was in the kitchen and he walked up to me, I guess sensing that I was fixing to make him go lay down for a nap, and he said, “Okay, I’m going to go lay down now. Love you mom!” WHAT?!?!?!?! NOOOO!!!! I am coming in there…. I am going to cover you up. I am going to give you lots of kisses until you are laughing. I am going to close your door. ME!!! I almost… or maybe I did… have a minor freakout in my head! He has to still need me. He has to still want me to tuck him in. He has to still want me to kiss him goodnight. He is TOO YOUNG to start not wanting his mommy to do everything for him!!

After he laughed at me and said, “Mom, come in my room after I cover up.” I said Phew, okay.. at least he still wants me to kiss him before he goes to sleep. I can deal with him wanting to cover himself up. ¬†That was a little bit of a relief… however, tomorrow is he going to want me to stop kissing him? To stop fixing him food? To stop putting his shoes on? Gosh…. I want him to grow up.. but not THIS fast!! He will always be my little baby boy.. even when he is married with two kids of his own… do you think I could still drive to his house everynight and tuck him in then… when he’s 30? (LOL… maybe I won’t go THAT far… maybe…)

Maybe he just wanted to make me laugh… which he always does. But maybe he too is growing up overnight…. becoming the little boy and little man that I pray for each day… maybe it is time for me not to freak out when he does these “little” growing up things and just thank God that he can do these things! But I’m telling you… when he doesnt want me to give him a goodnight kiss anymore… you might as well admit me into a psych ward…. I can only take so much growing up! ūüôā


Thankful For #6 through Infininity

30 Nov

Okay… I did not post daily like I planned with my “Thankful For’s”. Partly because I was way too excited for Thanksgiving and got caught up with cooking and baking. And partly because I would sit down to post and have so much but nothing at the same time… if that makes any sense. So, I am just going to give a list of things that come to my mind at this very moment that I am thankful for. This is in NO WAY everything that I am thankful for…. I could never begin to be done being thankful… But here goes….

#6: I am thankful that I had children young.

#7: I am thankful for great parents and siblings.

#8: I am thankful for struggles… Now, I am not thankful for these while I am in the middle of them, but having gone through plenty of struggles… afterwards, the knowledge I gain from these struggles, makes me thankful.

#9: I am thankful for my health and my families health.

#10:¬†I am thankful for great friends… although I myself, am not the best friend a person can have… I still am very thankful for those friends that endure me! ūüôā

10 Thankful For’s seems like a good place to end… still NOWHERE close to everything that I am thankful for!!

Thankful For #5

22 Nov

I am thankful for coffee creamer.

Ok, this is a simple pleasure that I am very thankful for! I dont know why, but coffee creamer makes me happy. I love being able to choose my coffee creamer depending on my mood. Now, I know that milk works just fine for some people… but milk is milk. And milk does not normally bring¬†me joy. But Italian sweet cream, Irish cream, Peppermint mocha…. ohhhh they make me happy!!

Thankful For #4

21 Nov

I am thankful for being able to be a Stay-at-home-mom!

I have been able to be a stay at home for about 4 months now and it is wonderful! Being a SAHM has always been a dream of mine since Peyton was born but my husband and I did not know how we would be able to make it happen. After praying about it… we took the plunge… and have been making it ever sense… it is purely a God thing!

With me being a SAHM I not only get to be here every minute of the day for my children and family, but I also have more time to devote to my devotion times and such. I have witnessed not only more time to spend with God, but also my growth in my faith by being able to do so. I am truly blessed to be able to serve my family and God by being a SAHM!

Thankful For #3

20 Nov

I am thankful for my two beautiful children!


I know that my last 3 “Thankful For”‘s have been what most people are thankful for… but I cannot be more thankful for these things! My children are a beautiful and wonderful blessing to me. I am very blessed to be able to stay at home with them and rear them the way that George and I would see fit. Peyton and Julianna amaze me daily. They keep me laughing and smiling (and sometimes screaming!) daily. I can be having a horrible day but then just look down at them and be instantly cheered up. And although they both look like there father, they are still the greatest creation that God has¬†blessed me with.

Not Enough Thanks

19 Nov

When you pray, do you often give God a list of things that HE needs to do, or change, or look over, instead of giving HIM thanks?

I often start out my prayers with thanking God for my many blessings and then subconsiously begin ASKING HIM for anything and everything under the sun. From family protection, security, comfort, and the list goes on! In the middle of my prayers today it was as if something stopped me in my tracks and said “Stop asking all the time and give more thanks!” I have been hit with this question before¬†but like most people busy with living their lives and all these Earthly things, I always revert back to ASKING instead of THANKING!

In our MIP session this past weekend, a minister within the state said that he breaks down his prayers. On Monday he will pray for his Church, on Tuesday he will pray for his denomination, on Wednesday he will pray for his U.S. leaders, so on and so forth. I liked that he offered how he prays because I often get overwhelmed during my prayers. If I had the time to pray all day, everyday then that would be great. But this is not feasable, I dont even think Monks are allowed that much time to pray!

So,¬†in order for me to feel like I am not overwhelmed, I believe that I too am going to start¬†praying like this. Just pick specific days to pray for specific things. And begin every prayer off with thanks to God. And then also delegate¬†one day throughout the week where I ONLY THANK GOD…. AND DO NOT ASK HIM FOR ANYTHING!!! God has already gone over and beyond¬†what I deserve…¬†HE DESERVES TO BE THANKED MORE OFTEN!!!¬†

Thankful For #2

19 Nov

I am thankful for a wonderful husband!


On my second day of Thanks, I am thankful for a wonderful, supportive and hardworking husband. George Tallmage is a great husband, father and leader! He has allowed me to be able to stay at home with our children while he provides for us while being a full-time employee doing school maintenance and going through his ministerial process to become an ordained minister. I could not ask for a better husband or father to my chidren!!

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