Wednesday, December 31, 2008

{where's waldo? err...i mean, amelia?}

Delaney decided that she wanted to wrap a {gift} for her mama.
Do you see her? How cute is that?!?

Delaney's two favorite christmas gifts are:
her {tutu} and {flashlight}.


And in other news, Amelia had her first taste of {cereal}. She was a much bigger fan then Delaney ever was!
{Amelia, Dec. 2008}
{Delaney Feb. 2007}{Happy New Year!}


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

{fixed}

{oops!} the video on my previous post didn't upload right....it's {viewable} now. so go enjoy the cuteness!

Monday, December 15, 2008

{We'll just call her Christopher Columbus!}


Amelia is just growing and changing so much everyday!

Today she's {discovered}both her {screech
} and her {hands}. i love how in the video below in the midst of her screeching she notices her hands and just stops to stare for a moment.

so much fun! what a sweet baby girl i have.


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Thursday, December 11, 2008

{a noble career}

{there is no nobler career than that of motherhood at it's best. there are no possibilities greater, and in no other sphere does failure bring more serious penalties. with what diligence then should she prepare herself for such a task. if the mechanic who is to work with "things" must study at technical school, if the doctor into whose skilled hands will be entrusted human lives, must go through medical school...how much more should the mother who is fashioning the souls of the men and women of tomorrow, learn at the highest of all schools and from the Master-Sculptor Himself, God. to attempt this task, unprepared and untrained is tragic, and it's results affect generations to come. on the other hand there is not higher height to which humanity can attain than that occupied by a converted, heaven-inspired, praying mother.}{anonymous}

i was sharing recently with a friend, how i have been struggling recently as a mom. i feel like i have been daily failing my precious daughter, delaney. i more often then not choose my own selfishness over what is best for my child. often, instead of dealing with the heart issuse and choosing the course of righteousness, i remain in my laziness and sit her in front of cinderella. when i do choose to spend time training her, i speak to her about her choices being foolish and harmful. recently, i've realized that i need to recognize that by choosing to mother the way i have been, i am making choices that are {foolish and harmful}. when i stop and think about the heaviness that is involved in being a mother, it catches my breath. these are {eternal} souls that i am fashioning.

i started going through the notes from a motherhood seminar that i went to when delaney was just a few months old, and God has used this to refresh my spirit. i came across the passage above.


"there are no possibilities greater, and in no other sphere does failure bring more {serious} penalties." like death. spiritual death. this IS serious. i need to be on my knees, daily, sometimes hourly, praying. praying for my childrens' eternal souls. praying for myself as a mother, and for conviction and diligence in that God given role. "to attempt this task, unprepared and untrained is {tragic}, and it's results affect {generations to come}." how i choose to mother my children, will affect how they choose to mother theirs. that's big. i want my children to be able to take my example and apply it to their own kids, not have to consciously choose to train them differently then they were trained.

so, though this seems maybe like a downer post....really i am uplifted. i am thankful for this {exhortation} from God. i am thankful that God has made this heavy on my heart. it needs to be. always. and i want to encourage the mom's reading this post too! there is {no nobler career} than that of motherhood at it's best! let's get to mothering at our best. let's prepare ourselves and learn from the Master-Sculptor Himself. let's be on our knees, and allow our children to see us on our knees.

being a mom is not something that we can do, or should attempt to do on our own. but i praise our Father for His sovereignty. He is not out of control, He knows my needs, and He will meet them whilst teaching me to meet the needs of my children.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

{Mom-preneuer}

I am being featured as a {mom-preneuer} on this great photographers blog!
Her photography is {INCREDIBLE} and i am honored to take part in her feature!


If you go here, you could enter to win {$25} towards the purchase of a {Rag-a-Muffin Tote}!


So go check it out!
And thanks so much, Lyndsey!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

{warning nudity} baby nudity that is!

So today Amelia had an {explosion} in her diaper. I had to strip her naked and give her a bath due to the amount of poo on her...
So i decided that while i'm getting her bath ready that she could do some tummy time.
Usually she's so {lazy} about tummy time that she just co
ntently lays her cheek on the floor.
{but not today!}
check out this video! {ignore the silly momma voice}



video

And here's a cute picture of the {proud} baby in the bath.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

{this man}

recently casey and i shared our testimoney's with our small group. it was a good experience for both of us (nervracking for me, though).

i had never actually heard casey share his testimony and i thoroughly enjoyed hearing him share.

i love this man.

i love who he was when i met him, and i love who he is this very day.
here are the top ten reasons i love him. {though, i could name many more!}
10. he has the best laugh i have ever heard
9. he has rough, hard working hands
8. he has integrity and is a hard worker
7. he is a deep thinker
6. he fought for my affecti
ons {and won!}
5. he is gentle and st
rong
4. he sings really well
3. he is an incredible {and i do mean incredible} father
2. he loves every bit of me
1. he is passionate about his Savior

i am so thankful he chose me t
o be his wife!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

{i agree}

my brother in law, Shane, wrote this blog the other day. i appreciate what he had to say, and i agree.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Today we went with some friends to a pumpkin patch. The hope was to get some good photo's of the girls, pet some animals, and enjoy the sunny day.

Well, we accomplished petting some animals (Delaney was thrilled to see a real live bunny), and we for sure enjoyed the sunny day. Getting the good photo's...well.

okay.

My good friend hannah was the photographer and bless her heart, a two year old is not easy or fun to photograph. She did get some really sweet candid photos of us and a few great family photos.

One of my favorite parts about the day was Delaney experiencing all the real live animals that we talk about daily. So was just so excited to see them. It makes me appreciate her innocence. She is in awe of God's creation, from the ugly fat pot belly pig, to the pumpkin and corn husk. I wan't to be more in awe of God's creation.

Anyway, here are some of the great candid shots that hannah got. And of delaney being excited over the pigs and bunny.



Friday, October 24, 2008

{Good Boy}

I love this dog. I love that he loves her. I love that she loves her "bubba". He is so tolerant and such a good boy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

this guy

You all should check out this guys blog. he's rad. at least i think so. truly though, he's got a lot of good stuff to say.

Friday, October 17, 2008

a skunk and a pumpkin

Now tell me,
Does it get ANY cuter then this?
Delaney is OBSESSED with her skunk costume...even though she has got to be sooo hot...she refuses to take it off! So cute.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Leonard and Robert



My girls both received a special gift from the Daddy when they were born.
Delaney received Leonard the Elephant.
Amelia received Robert the Swan.
Delaney cannot fall asleep without Leonard, he is a constant companion.
Amelia's Daddy makes sure that each time she goes to bed that Robert in snuggling up with her.
What sweet gifts.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Chalk Board Green...Update


So i've sewn some pillows...

I've hung some art....

The room is growing on me....how 'bout you?

Here's
a look at the before photo..








Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sweet Friendships

My girls are lucky. They were both born into friendships. Delaney's and her friend Gentry have had a little bit of a roller coaster relationship....for a while there they didn't get a long well, but now they have so much fun when they play together!







And Amelia has a couple of friends that she's just getting to know, Clara (far right) and Abilene (far left).










I pray that these friendships blossom and that my girls will cherish them as they grow!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Though the mountains be shaken...

You know how sometimes when you read the Word, you come across scripture that seems totally brand new, and absolutely meant specifically for you? Well, i had that experience with this little piece of scripture:


Isaiah 54:10

-"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD who has compassion on you.-



I mean, wow, huh? I have known the Lord for a good portion of my life and there have for sure been times that if i were God, i would totally give up on me.


And yet.


God's unfailing love will not be shaken. Imagine, sin so deep, so ugly, that it shakes mountains and removes hills.


And yet.


God's covenant of peace shall not be removed. I don't deserve this.


I PRAISE my sweet Savior that He has compassion on me. I've decided to commit this verse to memory (i should do this more often). So if you see me anytime soon....feel free to ask me what Isaiah 54:10 has to say about our compassionate Father. And let it sink into your heart too.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Chalk Board Green...


So this is my chalk board green wall.....

the photo doesn't really show the true colors, except for the chalk board green wall, that one is pretty accurate.
the other wall is the really nice soft olive green color (can you tell that's the color i picked?).

as much as i dislike the chalk board (hey! maybe this will be our home school room one day! haha!) i do love my new duvet cover.

so...

what do you think?


Here I go, joining the crowd over here at blogger.com


Hello! So here i am, now on blogger. Basically i'm just gonna be posting little snippets from here in the Egger household. Not sure how committed i'll be....but check back ever now and then and see if there is something new! Enjoy this sweet picture of me and my girls.