Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy New Year! 2012

Natalia 2 1/2 years old
Going on 5 *beautiful* years
My nephew Anthony, my sister Danielle, my brother Michael & my sister-in-law Rachel bringing in the new year
Anthony & his mommy (my sister)
My mommy and daddy
Making homemade pizza's on New Years Eve


Aunt Rachel with baby Josiah...and Natalia

In this picture you can see our 4 foot Christmas tree on top of our TV!! It was the only way I could do it with Josiah being so little and not having to worry about him getting into it.  So it worked for us ; )

Learn from the best Josiah.  (My brother Michael who has played professional baseball & now coaches at a college).

Anthony, Frank and my dad were outside playing some kind of game where they had to throw the football into the garbage can from really far away (or at least that's what it looked like to me, I never confirmed anything).  But according to this picture, Anthony came in 1st place, Frank in 2nd and my dad in 3rd.
Okay, so Frank had to get out "his" Michigan Varsity jacket of course! It was a little dusty so I made the picture vintage! Haha ~just kidding. But they do look cute.
Since I am never really in any pictures (because I am always the one taking the pictures) here is one with me and my sweet little baby boy.
Josiah, this is the very first time you "walked" holding onto something!! 10 Months old
...and you walked all the way to the kitchen.
...and this is the very first time you colored.  Grandma S beat me to that one sweetheart.  I love you mommy!! :))
Natalia painting with my sister
My mom, Natalia, my dad and Anthony.  My mom had fractured her arm and to this day (almost a month later) Natalia still says at least twice a day at the most random times, "Nana booboo arm".
Painting again : )  

Natalia playing baseball with Grandpa Santoro

...and cousin Anthony (who will soon play college baseball)
Softball glove

My brother & Natalia

What a great time we had celebrating New Years.  I am so happy to be home with my children, I have been enjoying every minute of it since I had a taste of what working mom's go thorugh.  I don't know how they do it, I couldn't.  At least not right now.  But I am so excited to see what God has in store for our family this year.  We are making our goals, personal goals, spiritual goals, etc.  I am hoping to stick with them and really make this year one of the best years yet.   You know it's gonna be a great year when you know God.  Something I learned from church this past Sunday was that happiness comes from things that "happen" but having joy is a choice regardless of what happens.  Lord, help me to be joyful throughout the year regardless of what happens.  Help me to accomplish my goals if they are your will and help me to be a better me for my family and for your glory.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Jesus > Religion

(Pause music on my blog playlist before listening)