Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007

The School Bus

ok....sorry my working friends but I have to write about today! I have never been so happy to see a school bus in my life. I'm usually so nervous on the first day of school even though I've been teaching for 8 years. But this year I was not nervous. You know why????....I was still in my pjs. I am a brand new stay-at-home mom and I have to say that I LOVE it. As I heard the bus stop right in front of my house, I ran to look out the window & wave with a smile on my face. Usually I am rushing around the house trying to get Kate ready and sweating b/c I know that I am already late.
Although I will miss my co-workers and my high school kids, I'm sure happy to be home with my babies. Never fear....I will be "Mrs. Varner" again soon enough, but until then, I will smile & wave to those going to school on the big yellow bird.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Summer Fun

Summer Fun

This summer has been so fun. We went to the beach twice with family and to NY to visit family. Anna got to meet all of her Varner cousins for the first time and she had a blast. We drove 14-16 hours to get to Syracuse and stopped on the way there to visit Jay & Cat in Charlotte. Their new house is beautiful. We also went on a Bowling family vacation to Amelia. Kate absolutely thinks her cousins are the coolest and she can't understand why we can see them all on a daily basis. I am so thankful for our family. Thanks Papa & B & Grandma & Grandpa for all that you do for us and our girls.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

the belly laugh

ok....so I've been reading a couple of blogs thanks to Annie's links and I'm so out of the blog scene. I have found that it is totally addicting to catch up on what has been going on with those people that you know....& those that you don't. After being online for about 2hrs the other night, I found that I actually do have a little spare time in my crazy household :)

Anna is now 5 months old and so much fun. I told G that I do love EVERY age that my daughters go through (after 4 mos old:). I just can't decide what age is my favorite....I truly love them all. Anna just recently had her first taste of cereal and the exersaucer. She loves both of them.

Although our house is very chaotic and I really don't feel I have much time to do "nothing," I'm loving every minute of it. I just couldn't have even imagined how much my life would change after having children!

One of my favorite experiences happened just the other day and I have to share. The girls and I were on our way to story time at the library when all of the sudden Kate started to make a silly expression towards Anna. I thought that Anna was starting to cry when i realized she was laughing at Kate (her favorite person in the world). As Kate continued to make silly faces, Anna began to really laugh..a deep belly laugh (that I have found only Kate can make her do). It was so funny that I almost had to pullover b/c I was laughing so hard. It was great! This happened again tonight at dinner. G was out with one of his friends so it was just the girls and I at the dinner table.

I truly can't explain how blessed I feel to be the mom of these precious baby girls. Although I loved teaching, I'm so happy to be able to stay at home with the girls next year. I give them over to the Lord each morning and night. I just hope He can cover for all my many mistakes that I'm sure I will make (& have made).

I heard the Nichole Nordeman song, "Legacy," the other day and it totally spoke to me:
I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to You enough to make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering.

I pray that these sweet precious baby girls see & feel Jesus through me...and that we enjoy countless more belly laughs in the car and around the kitchen table.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007