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25 July 2011

Getting sloppy and why I love my husband

Happy Monday! This was my view while I ate my breakfast this morning...
Not bad, huh? [Notice the little sneak peek at our new floors? I'll show you more later!] Truett is enamored with his big sister. She can make him smile bigger than anyone else. I'm glad to be reminded of the good mood he was in this morning...he's had a fussy afternoon.

We had a nice weekend. Yesterday while I was sitting on the couch feeding Truett, Maren approached me and eagerly asked if she could go get sloppy. What?! We'd just had a huge rainstorm pass through, so I thought maybe she was wanting to go jump in the puddles...I could not imagine what else she could possibly mean by 'getting sloppy'.

Me: I don't know what you mean, sweetheart...you want to get sloppy?

Maren: I want to get sloppy...please?!

Me: Honey...do you want to go outside?

Maren: [Earnestly pleading at this point] Mom...please can we get sloppy?

Me: I'm so sorry, Maren, but I don't know what you're talking about...

Maren: [Perplexed that I don't know what she's referring to] Mom...it's a drink!

Me: [Finally making sense of what she's asking] Oh...you mean a Slurpee?

Maren: YES! A Slurpee! [And she lets out a little giggle of glee.]

Fifteen minutes later she was off to 7-11 with her dad, and I was still chuckling on the couch. I love that girl so much!

I also love my husband. He knows me so well. We have, after all, spent nearly 9 [!] years of our lives together. This past week was emotionally draining for me, and I was thoroughly looking forward to a weekend with no agenda. Friday night Brett showed up at the door with these:
I am so thankful to have a husband who loves me dearly, and knows me well enough to surprise me in the moments I need it most. I couldn't think of a better person to walk alongside through this season of life. He is such a gift.

Tomorrow we have our follow-up appointment with Truett's cardiologist. Please pray for us to have wisdom in asking the right questions and in making the decisions awaiting us in the coming weeks and months. In case you're not sure what I'm talking about, you can read about our sweet baby's story here.

Stop by tomorrow morning for a peek at my very first quilt...I can't wait to share!

Be sure to visit Heather's for some lovely Monday inspiration:


  1. Good luck tomorrow. What a sweet Hubby. Your babies are so cute.
    Now, I want a sloppy.

  2. I just said a prayer for your family! :0) What a bunch of little sweeties you have.