Thursday, May 15, 2008

Our Life...

1. We got our first package addressed "to the Brooks Girls" the other day from my sweet sister-in-law. I stared at that envelope for forever. We are having so much fun anticipating pink becoming a part of things around here.

2. I wonder how many times a day I use the word Boys. Said in different tones I use it as a:
command- interpreted as "Stop throwing baseballs at the ceiling fan."
question- interpreted as "why are there unrolled rolls of toilet paper all over the bathroom."
warning-interpreted as "I am on my way to find you, if you are found doing something you have been told not to do, trouble is on the way."
blessing-interpreted as "I am so thankful you two are mine."
sigh-while looking at the clock thinking "when does your dad get home?"

3. We have been working the on P and B not slamming doors. The other night they ran inside and once again, every picture was slanted. Tony in an exasperated voice said, "Boys, how many times do I have to tell you not to slam the door." Payton in his most respectful voice said, "Once more would be nice."

4. We have also been working constantly on saying yes ma'am or yes sir. The other night I told P to do something and he matter of fact said "No." I looked back at him and said, "I want you to look at me in the eyes and tell me if there is ever a good time to tell me No." He looked me in the eyes and said, "Well it feels like right now it might work." Tony and I are learning to think through our questions before we ask them.

5. Tomorrow is Tony's Birthday. 9 years ago tomorrow we went on our 1st date. I know I say it every year, but falling in love with Tony was the easiest, most fun thing I have ever done. My insomnia is back full force, so I have had a lot of time to thank the Lord for the sweetness of life that I experience because Tony is my husband...Here are just a few things I love about him:

* The guy is a worker...He is ready to help, fix, build, clean you name it...I always have a peace that whatever it is, he can take care of it.

* I love laughing with him at the end of the day...hearing his take on my day, on his day, on where we are at...One of the best things that Growing Kids God's Way taught was Couch time-the importance of your kid seeing you daily enjoying each other. Our kids see us laughing together daily because that is important to T.

* I love that he insists on me having a 4 wheel drive vehicle "Because you never know" But if I ever tell him I actually used it he gets a bit uptight that I have just possibly torn out the transmission.

* I love it that he knows me the best and still loves me. He has seen every side of me...many of which are hard to love...yet even in the most difficult of times he has continude to be my number one.

* I love it that he is easy to love.

* I love it that he is a healthy eater...I would of been content to order a pizza everyday of my married life and eat desert after that. Thankfully, he calls me and our whole family, to a higher ground...and when he goes on hunting trips the boys and I eat pizza everyday and skittles for breakfast.

* I love it that he is still a mystery. As he allows the Lord to transform him I realize more and more I cannot predict him or his reactions.

* I love it that he enjoys our boys as much as I do.

* I love it that he is still so cute to me.

* I love watching him box, play basketball, play chase, play tennis, play any and everything with our kids...He works hard during the day and comes home tired, but I love watching him come in and engage as a dad immediately.

The list could go on and on...I am so thankful he is mine,so thankful that 9 years ago he called back and said "I know you said you had a lot to do...but you have to eat and its my birthday...Let's go celebrate." The best thing I ever did was say, "Sure." Thank you God for TDB!


April Carrasco said...

So sweet Becky! I thank God daily for the blessing of a wonderful husband. It makes life so much easier and more fun huh? Enjoy the pink and making memories.

Kelly Vaughn said...

Amen! Thank the Lord for TDB! I will never forget the quick easy fun way you fell in love with Tony and never looked back. He is an amazing man and a great blessing to all of our family!Happy Birthday T and I hope Pate gives you the birthday present that he and I discussed today at lunch!! I'll check back later to see if he did!

sj said...

Oh, my goodness! We love TB!!!! He is one fantasitc (actually one of two!!)son-in-law!!!

Kendra said...

Sweet, sweet post my friend! God is so good to bless you (and ME) with an amazing man that follows after His heart. And I can't WAIT to hear you talk about "the girl" in your life as well as keep hearing about "the boys"! Yay!! And I don't think I've told you, but your hair looks SO GOOD. I keep thinking it but keep forgetting to speak those words to you! he!

n8 said...

I think I will buy you a gift card to CiCi's. Thank God for the man who invented the pizza buffet. We know it wansn't Tony.