Friday, January 28, 2011

the most precious sounds...

As I am typing, Brian is putting Jada down for bed. He plays the guitar for her every night. She loves music. She loves playing her guitar, singing and now writing her own songs. Mostly about rainbows, heaven and ladybugs. Tonight, like other nights, Brian will sing the simple song "God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He's so good to me." And then they will make up their own words from there. Moments ago I heard this song begin in it's normal state, then a pause, then "He takes care of the animals, He takes care of the animals..." Pause...Then, "God is really great, God is really great, ...." Then on to another song. I really hope sounds like this are burned into my memory forever. They are just so precious. Not to mention that I am just so grateful that the girls have a really really great daddy. And I hope these moments are burned into Jada and Kiva's memories forever too!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Loving my girls...I am speaking this weekend and dancing as a part of the Lee home!

I will start with my precious daughters...Jada and Kiva. They are fabulous. I love the ways the interact. Jada has a little mama heart for sure and Kiva is loud...she communicates much louder than Jada did. We like it (most the time :). She loves sitting in my lap in the midst of playing and getting a little snuggle time...then off to play again. She will come over to me and put her forehead on mine and make our noses touch and then lean back, look at me and walk away to play again. And for Jada...she is so much fun too. A conversation I had with Jada today:
  • Jada- "Mommy, when I get bigger, can I be on a stage?"
  • Me- "If Jesus wants you to be on stage, sure!"
  • Pause
  • Me- "What would you want to do on stage?"
  • Jada- "Whatever Jesus wants me to do."
  • Me- tears and smiles
Dancing is truly going strong in our lives around here. Talitha...loving it. Jada's dance and all of her dancing around our house...loving it. AND something really fun...I am getting to choreograph for the dancers that are going to New York from the studio where I used to teach. And not only that...but Brian, Jada and I are heading to New York with them in April! Jada's first flight and Brian's first time in NYC! We are excited for Jada to see such a different culture and the ministry "Project Dance" that we will get to serve with!

And lastly...this weekend I am getting to speak at a night called "Sweet Abandonment." Sweet Aunt Ashley (Ashley B.) will be leading worship before and after I speak. I would LOVE your prayers. For her leadership, for my words and sensitivity to the Spirit, the girls/women that come to be drawn near to Christ and willing to trust Him wherever they are. We will be in New Braunfels at 7:00. So...will you pray with us?

Love to you and I hope you enjoy this weather (if you are in Texas) and the scenery (if anywhere else!) :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

6 inches, Speed Walking, and a new season of Talitha!

I should start by saying that I have been lame at blogging so far in 2011. I have just been a sleepy prego...and I only have one more week until the first trimester is complete! I am actually already feeling the relief a bit.

I will start with tonight...we cut over 6 inches off of Jada's hair. She was so excited and giggling about it! Here is her new look before she went to bed!And our Kiva bear is a serious speed walker...and she leads with her cute little pop-belly! Here is an action shot :) and here she is pausing for a shot of her cute belly peeking out from her shirt!
some other fun...our friends, the Cole Family, stopped in for a couple of hours and I snapped a quick pick of their little one with ours. Too cute!The last pic is from New Years Eve...we had some really great friends over for food, the Wii, and games...we were able to bring in the new year with Uncle Will leading us in worship and prayer...we were seriously honored to be expectant and hopeful for 2011 with this group! This is a totally random shot of some of the men playing Wii...meanwhile the girls were talking in the kitchen :)
And a new season of Talitha has begun! We had our intensive choreography weekend last week and we began weekly rehearsals yesterday. I am amazed and thrilled about this group of "daughters." Seriously. They are such a gift to me. We are all expectant for the Lord to move in sweet ways in and through Talitha this year! I will not be performing with them this year since my prego belly will be showing by March 4th! But I will get to do one section with them, which I am super excited about. I will keep you updated as we grow together.

All for now. Have a great week!