Most of the time our kids birthdays fall during the middle of the week. When that happens we usually have cake and ice cream on the day of the birthday with a birthday party to follow the next weekend. Natalie seemed to think when she turned five that the whole world should celebrate the whole week. She was allowed to pick out her birthday outfit which is the one you see here in the pictures. She wore her tiara and dress to preschool, the grocery store, and every where else we went that day. Everyone who seen Natalie on May 8 knew it was a special day. She is deep into the barbie phase so we decided to get her a barbie house. We got up (the whole family) at 6:00 a.m. to wake her up for her surprise. We had to do it early because daddy wanted to see her reaction before he left for work. So there we all were, gathered around her bed, excited about her waking up. She sits up in bed, looks at the house, and states “that is so nice.” I have to say we were all a little disappointed. I wanted jumping up and down, shrills of excitement. After about 15 minutes to digest it all she gave the reaction I was waiting for, “this is the best present I have ever had in my whole life!” Later on that day my mom flew in which was the icing on the cake. She got to be here for Natalies princess party that weekend. We made cucumber sandwiches cut out in the shapes of butterflies and filled my tea cart with dainty deserts. We all dressed up like princesses including the guest and their moms! Natalie wore a Little Mermaid Costume she recieved from grandma Melinda. We had the best time! I will post pictures of the party soon.
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"For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it." Blown away. #thisgirlrighthere #amandagorman #thehillweclimb #inauguration #poet
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Deroot the religious spirit from our country. Bind up and destroy the spirit of white supremacy. Holy Spirit breath into the dry bones and raise them up for such a time as this. “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life." Peel off the coverings over our eyes. Let us see, hear and respond like you God. Let the world know we are Yours by our actions. Let the true image bearers shine light in every corner of this country. Bring down the prideful. Raise up the humble. We have heard what our ancestors say about you. Do among us as you did among them. I plead the blood of Jesus over every idol upheld by the American church. Let your fire fall from the heavens and cast them down. Enough of their dominance among your people. They are no longer welcome here in Jesus name. Cast their earthy thrones down God. Let the heavens open, shake the earths foundation, until your church puts away their earthly agendas and looks back to you. Do whatever it takes. Amen #prayer
If you don't understand yourself, your motives, what you believe and why -You will not understand someone else. #selfawareness #whydoyoubelievewhatyoubelieve #knowthyself