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Ella’s Birthday!! December 31, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristen @ 7:29 pm

So, my sweet baby Ella is one year old!! What! Time goes way too fast. Im not one of those people that gets excited about the next phase in life…….im one of those people that gets sad thinking about the next birthday, putting all the baby stuff away, packing up all of the baby clothes…..but it must be done. I love to think back a year ago to what we were doing………Ella’s birth was much more uneventful and went so much mmore smoothly……thank God. I remember when I was in the hospital, thinking to myself, “this was the way it was supposed to be!” I was much happier this time around…….haha…..with Evan I was on the verge of being medicated!

Ella’s party was last night at Chick-fila………I have to always remind myself that when you are the one throwing the childs birthday party…..you will be stressed! haha. It went well…..I didn’t feel like I got to talk to that many people, but the kids seemed to have fun….so, mission accomplished!

Now on to the new year!! I have so many things I am working on in my life right now! Forgiveness- an issue i have always struggled with…….i say i forgive, but i never really forget and move past things! contentment- I have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams!! i dont want to spend one day forgetting that! Friendships- sometimes I feel like I have not been the best friend that i could be…….its easy for me to sink into my own little world…………….and the biggest one…..being a better wife and mother- isnt it sad that sometimes your spouse will see the worst of you! when he should be seeing the best! he is allowing me to do what i have always wanted to do….stay at home with my babies!….i should bless him by keeping up my end of the bargain. and by doing that, i know i will be a better mother!

So, tonight I will raise my glass of champaigne and get ready to start this new year! Thank you Jesus for all of the blessings that you have given me………let me learn to use every word that i say for your glory!!

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Merry Christmas!! December 21, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristen @ 3:19 am

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So, this will be your Christmas card if I ever mail them out!! haha……talk about procrastinating!

I really can’t believe Christmas is this week! Every year it sems to just fly by. In November, Mark and I talked about trying to not rush Christmas. To try and enjoy the entire month of December, instead of planning and running around like crazy. I know, better said than done right! But I think we have kindof accomplished it…….kindof. We have spent lots of time together as a family……watched lots of christmas specials…..enjoyed the Christmas performances at church……gone to look at all of the lights…….sang lots of Christmas songs……..and tried to teach Evan a little more about Jesus’ birth. Hopefully we can work more every year to show Evan (and Ella) the reason why Christmas is so special to us! It seems like, now that I have kids (even a boy), it is so amazing to me that God chose to use a little baby to carry out His plan!

 

what to do…..what to do? December 14, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristen @ 3:00 am

so, what do you do when you are “getting on” to your precious 3 year old boy and he interupts you by singing “jesus loves me” ever so sweetly!?? ha ha…… he really knows how to work it!!