Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Something Greater!

Have you ever just sat around and just wondered how everything has happened. I mean this world we live in is so diverse and everyone has some theory about how we got here. I just wonder about the people who don't believe and what runs through their minds to make them not think that there is a God that created this. That we are here for a purpose and not just some random beings wondering around.

One of the ways I remind myself that we are part of something greater is every time I walk into my kids room when they are sleeping and see how wonderful a miracle they are and knowing that God has giving me this wonderful blessing. I like any other parent would die for my children and do whatever it takes to raise them right. I just hope I can do it right the first time so that they don't have to go through the things I did.

May God bless you all with love and happiness,

Friday, May 16, 2008

How cute they can be.

No matter how frustrated I become there are always points in my day or night when I can look at my kids and my frustration goes away. I will take last night for example. My daughter threw the biggest fit before bedtime to where I just wanted to walk out. I didn't want to deal with her anymore and I left my wife to calm her down and talk with her. Later that night we went in to close their window and my wife called me in to look at them. When I went into the room they looked so peaceful sleeping there. They were sort of laying on each other and snuggled up. I can only thank God for those precisou moments. I know they will grow up and understand more and more each day but at time I am so frustrated that I am not sure what to do. I am learning to just back off and pray so that I can calm down and take a better approach to the situation.

It is amazing how just simple step back and prayer can work in any situation. It doesn't matter who or what you are dealing with and if you feel like you are getting to heated maybe you should just step back and pray.

Does anyone else find themselves frustated with what they're kids do or don't do? I hope I am not all alone on that front.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mothers are Great!

Mothers day has come and gone but this year was really good. My kids are actually old enough to help prepare Mommy breakfast in bed. So I prepared the pancakes with my little helpers mixing up the batter. Once that was complete I poured her some Orange Juice to which my 20 month old son carried and my daughter carried the pancakes. I of course carried the present and the cards. She had been talking about wanting a baking stone so I finally found one that had a 10 year warranty. She loved the gift and moved her food to the table so she could eat with the family.

Later in the day we were out at Wal-Mart getting a few things and ran into this couple who absolutely fell in love with my daughter. She thought she was the cutest thing. We came to find out that she had 3 boys and was expecting another child. She doesn't know what it is yet but they are hoping for a girl. She also let us know that they owned a Pizza place right down the road and it was called Pies on Pizza. So we went there for lunch today to find out just how good it was. The couple was there and remembered us which was nice. They also switched the TV to cartoons for the kids to enjoy. The pizza came out and it was probably the best pizza I have ever eaten in my life. We will definitely go back there again. You just can't be great service and great tasting pizza.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

It really happened!

The time has finally come. I have the piece of paper in my hand. How long have I worked for this paper that says congratulations you have graduate and now have a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management. This is such a great feeling and a great weight off my shoulders. I started back in 2001 by going to Oklahoma State University for a year and then joining the Air Force and putting it off until 2004 when I started TUI University Online. As of March 2008 I am a graduate of TUI and the first one in my family to do so. My mom always told me that I would probably be the first one in the family to get it and that kind of added pressure but I also had a lot of people telling that I would fail just like the rest of my family. I think that pushed me even more.

Then in High school I was voted most likely to succeed. That was even more pressure so I had my work cut out for me. I worked harder and with my loving wife by my side the whole way telling I could do this and that she was there to help meant the world to me. I don't think I would have finished without her. She has been as much of a rock for me as she says I have been for her. I love her dearly and I thank God for unanswered prayers. Because if he did answer them I would have been with a different women and who knows what would have happened.

So now the on to the next challenge in life which is raising my kids right and furthering my education by passing my Certified Information Systems Security Professional or CISSP exam in June. I could use all the prayers that you guys have to offer, so please send them my way.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Fun in the Sun!

So we decided to get a small plastic pool for our kids to enjoy for the summer. They are 2 and 3 years old so we figured they would love it. They already had a slide swing set combo and putting the pool at the end of the slide just made sense. Then daddy would hold the water at the top of the slide to make a water slide. My daughter fell in love with this idea and it has been great watching her.

Now I had to convince my son to try it out and that he did. I was so proud of him for what he did because I didn't think he would do it but the look on his face afterwards was priceless. My son is a true warrior.

Now that they both had a turn and daddy was already wet from them splashing me I decided to give it a try. We had the water setup on a sprinkler under the swings so they could still get wet as they swung but it was also creating a stream on the slide. This was my opportunity to give this a try. Why should the kids have all the fun?

Now that was some fun!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Some times I wonder.

I wonder about my family sometimes and where I went wrong. I wonder how long my wife will hold on to her sanity after taking care of our two children. They seem to find a new button to push every day with her and just drive her up the wall. Where did we go wrong that our 3 year old daughter takes off her cloths and then pees on her brothers bed? I know she doesn't watch this kind of TV or anything so where does she get these crazy ideas? She then proceeds to helping her almost 2 year old brother take off his onesie, which we put on him to keep his diaper on, so that he can take his diaper off and join her in peeing around their bedroom. The added bonus if he ends up poopy and then she has to deal with that.

Now I am home during the morning to help her relax because of the current pregnancy and some minor complications with it. So we put them down for afternoon naps so that I can go into work for 4 or so hours and they end up pushing my wife to the breaking point. So the question always rolls through my mind in what did we do wrong or what are we missing that she is trying to reach out and get attention for something, anything at all. I guess time will tell how we end up doing in raising our children and hopefully the new baby will not be able to pick up on the bad habits of its older siblings. I guess I can only pray and hope God can guide me in the right direction. I do not want to make the situation worse but something needs to be done. I just don't know what that is yet.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Far to long!

It has been far to long since I last posted and so much has happened in almost a year. My family is about to grow by another one coming in September. We are so excited with the coming of this baby so much that we are not going to find out what the gender is because we already have one of each. I love my daughter to death and she keeps amazing me everyday with the amount of stuff she is learning. My son who is about to turn two years old is amazing me as well with his verbal skills. He has started saying sentences and picking new ones up everyday.

For Christmas they got a swing set from there YaYa! and man were they excited. Almost everyday I come home from work they ask if they can go outside to play on it. When you take them out you can just see how their little faces just light up and it makes them so happy that I can't help but smile no matter how hard of a day I had at work.

So up to the present day I have finished my degree in Information Technology Management and I am actively studying to take my Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. This will help up my salary and also make me more marketable in my current field. So for now I study for that and kind of relax and play with my kids as it seems I am not stressing as much about school but still have to worry about my wife and the new baby as they are having some minor problems.

That is all for now and I will try to post more often than I have been.