Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Kid in You.....and me

Being a kid is hard work!
(I'm the lump on the left)

5 minutes for Mom is having another photo contest. My cute little feet picture didn't make it to the finalists last time so I'm trying again! The idea is to find a picture that represents the kid in you. Going through my pictures I couldn't believe how few pictures actually have me in them. I guess I'm usually the one behind the camera. DE took this picture of me with ALL my boys. I can't even remember how we all ended up asleep in our bed but I know that it was after a day of fun. One of my favorite things to do is to play with my kids and make them laugh, and sometimes I amaze myself with the silly things I'll do in order to get them to laugh. I love that I can make a complete fool of myself and my kids love me for it!

Another of my favorite things is to watch my sweet children as they sleep. Any mother knows that at that moment the love you have for them fills you to overflowing and all the whining, crying, and pooping fades from memory. I know that NOTHING in my life keeps me as young as my dear sweet boys. Although now that I'm getting older being a kid with my kids means I need more sleep! ;)


  1. You truly have a BEAUTIFUL family!! Wow!! I love the picture and love the thoughts behind it...

    Can't wait to learn more about you and yours!
    God bless-

  2. oohhhh - I love this picture. I LOVE having my snuggle buggles in bed with me. And you are so right - that moment watching them sleep is the closest thing to feeling the purest form of love and devotion that God has for us. I just get so choked up watching them sleep - that love is so overwhelming.

  3. Found you @ 5 Minutes for Mom! What a SWEET PHOTO!!

    Good luck in the contest!


  4. Oh my goodness, that is the cutest picture I have even seen!! I love that! Good Luck!

  5. I love the picture of all of you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just checked out the finalist at 5 minutes for Mom and I think I missed the mark. I thought it had to be a picture of us acting like a kid. Most of her photos were kids. Confusing!

  6. That is an awesome picture!! It's hard to believe that you all were asleep TOGETHER-ultimate bliss.

  7. Hey Sharla, that is a crazy picture. I can only imagine what they were like twenty minutes before.

    anyways, this is Paul...Lystrup. We're in AZ starting anesthesia school on monday.

    My wife has a blog

    stop by and say hi.

    ps. Why is there not a single picture of you on you blog except that little one of the family?

    write back.


  8. of course! we will add you too!!