Monday, June 30, 2008
Posted by Nyla at 8:01 PM
Saturday, June 28, 2008
I am so content right now. My entire family is still sleeping and it is 7:30. I know, you are probably thinking, "are you kidding me...7:30? " I know it is still early...but my family is always up so early. I like to get up at 4:45 and be at the gym by 5:15...or if I am not going to the gym, I will walk at 5:30...so when I get home I usually have 30 minutes before my little ones wake up. I can get a lot done in 30 minutes. I used to fill that time with folding laundry, putting away dishes from the dishwasher, picking up the living room...now I am filling that time with reading my bible. It is so much nicer to slow down and be with God.
I don't know if you are like me, (i hope not) and you tell yourself all day that you will pick up your bible and read it AFTER the house is picked up or the kids are all in bed for the night or once you pick up the kitchen, etc...I find myself some days only reading the bible with my children while I am doing devotions with them. Anyway, I have been thinking a lot lately how I need to make time with God alone each day. I need to let the dishes sit in the dishwasher a little longer, leave the clothes in the dryer a little longer...and take time with God. It makes the day so much smoother too when I start it off with Him...and not with housework. If you already know this and are doing it...well you are ahead of me! If you are like me...and need to make more alone time with God, do it today.
Posted by Nyla at 7:36 AM
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Posted by Nyla at 3:11 PM
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Tom and I are back from our mini vacation...it was so fun! I can't remember the last time we went away together just the two of us. It was so nice to be alone and together.
We visited the wine country in Temecula on Friday. I would not recommend it unless you can really hold your liquor! We were done after the second winery....but had two more to go. We ended up giving away our "tastes" to the other people on our bus! We were everyone's best friends! Ha!
Saturday we went to the spa and then hung out in a cabana by the pool. Then Tom got a little tummy ache...so we watched a movie in our room...but not until we lost a little money at the blackjack table! :( Then on Sunday we decided to hit the tables one last time and won enough money to pay for our entire trip with a little left over! The people at our table were calling us "Bonnie and Clyde". It was a lot more fun winning! Then we headed home and picked up our precious kiddos! Thanks Joyce, Christy and Carrie for watching them all. It is so nice to have such wonderful friends to trust our children with! They were so tired that when we got home, they all took a nap! :) It is nice to be home again...with the family.
Posted by Nyla at 3:38 PM
Thursday, June 19, 2008
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I also need to say that I work out, I eat pretty healthy...and yet I still have this mommy tummy and bum that won't stop! I should probably mention here that if I still lived in IL I would not be complaining. However I wouldn't give up my lifestyle here to go back there!
Can you tell that I just came home from the mall? I tried on a ton of suits...and the depression started at suit number 3. I thought maybe the first two suits were just the wrong style...then after suit 3,4,5,6,7,8...I began to think maybe it wasn't the suit, but ME! Oh, and how about the girls that work at the store . They are size 2! Cute little things! No Way I am opening the door to let them look at my 34ish body! I know that I need help while trying the suits on...but I just can't make myself open the door for them! They don't need to see how once you have kids...and nurse each one of those precious babies...things starting heading south!
He really is amazing...I could have put a potato sack on and he would have thought it was hot! (I wanted to put on a potato sack) Anyway, he said he thought it was great. My children all loved it too! My son said, Whoo - Mom you look nice! So why am I still not satisfied? Because I still need to shop for a suit! I called my girlfriend (who will remain nameless) and she came right over...and she shot it to me straight! "Nyla, I think it is okay, but it looks like a mom suit!" I wanted to hug her for her honesty...I love true friends! (if you are reading this nameless friend, thanks for always being so honest! It is so refreshing to hear the truth! I love you)So we got out my old suits...and she convinced me that I am ready for a two piece...not a tankini! Can you believe that ! I am not sure that I can do it...but I want to try. Although I am not sure that I will. It helps to have friends help you see your body as they do. I have such poor body image! Oh and I need lots of that fake tan stuff for my belly...because it is as white as snow...because it hasn't seen the sun since the birth of my second child and the removal of my kidney. I am in a rush to find a suit because we leave Friday am really early to celebrate my hubby's birthday! So tomorrow I am returning the "mom suit". I am driving to her home to borrow a suit for my romantic getaway with my hubby. (if you think it is gross to borrow her suit...please don't comment on that either:) )
Okay I feel a little better now that I got that off my chest! I love being a mom and I am going to start loving my body too! Anyone else having trouble finding their suit and loving the body God gave them?
Posted by Nyla at 5:42 PM
We went back to Disneyland last night. We took Chloe's friend...and had a lot of fun being silly. Having Sydney with us made it a lot easier to pair up for rides! She is such a sweet girl...I love that my daughter has such a nice girl for a friend...and they are so silly together! Bryce talked me into riding Space Mountain. I am such a chicken! I waited in line for it yesterday...and then chickened out at the last minute. I did it last night and loved it! Bryce let me hold his hand the whole time...and I squeezed it tight! He was so cute how protective he was with me...he kept screaming, "mom hold on...here's another dip!" It was great. I would do it again! We stayed until the park closed...and all four kids fell asleep on the way home. We were home a little before 1a.m. We had to make the girls stop talking around 2! They are all still asleep this am! Tom went to get coffee...then I think we may get in the hot tub to start our morning. When the kids wake up we will head to the beach! I will post more pics later! :) Love my FAMILY so much. Enjoythe slideshow above.
Posted by Nyla at 8:00 AM
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Chloe and Levi on Winnie the Pooh
Tom and Bryce being silly...again.
Tom staging the kids for a picture!
Tom is on vacation this week...so we went to Disney on Monday! We had a really great time...but it was so crowded! I think we ended up being there 7 hours...and rode 5 rides. Space Mountain, Indiana Jones, Pirates, Winnie the Pooh (2x). Levi had to go the bathroom right before we got on Winnie the Pooh...so Tom took him while the rest of rode the ride. Then we stood in line again for Levi! He loved it! We had a great time! We bought passes again...so if anyone is up for going with us, let us know!
Posted by Nyla at 7:15 AM
Monday, June 16, 2008
Last night during devotions...
Mom: Who is Satan?
Bryce: I know, pick me!
Mom: Okay, Bryce, Who is Satan?
Bryce: He is this person, I mean angel that is really mean and tells lies and hates God...Oh, and he is red all over!
I love how children think!
Posted by Nyla at 7:55 AM
Saturday, June 14, 2008
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Friday, June 13, 2008
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Posted by Nyla at 11:32 AM
Monday, June 9, 2008
I love the shot of Chloe getting a little splash in the face!
The boys loved the cuties floaties!
Mondays we like to have friends over for a swim! We had so much fun in the pool today. Chrissie and I even gave our little ones a mini swim lesson! However, we didn't get any pictures of that! :)
Posted by Nyla at 7:26 PM