Friday, February 29, 2008

Brighter than Sunshine (Aqua Lung)

Another one of my favorite movies is A Lot Like Love with Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet I love love love it!!!! It is one of those movies that after I watch it I am all googley eyed and smiling for like hours. I have seriously watched this movie like 20 times and my poor husband has had to sit through it every time! I also love Aqua Lung because of it hence my profile song and the title of this blog Brighter Than Sunshine! I am a huge fan of romantic comedies call me a dork or just a girl I don't care but I am a sucker. AHHHHH I can not stop smiling so I am enjoying this moment at midnight becuase in oh 5 hours I am back to reality........6 am feeding, taking Jordan to school, Sammy and May to my in-laws and off to work! But I would not have my life any other way I love it

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I feel like I have lived this day already

My last blog was all about how I am a book nerd and reading three books. Well scratch that I stayed up until 3am to finish one of them!!! Just as I was about to close my eyes Sammy woke up and had that all too familiar cough like a barking seal again! So I went to him and sure enough he was struggling to breath so I put him in the bathroom with me with the shower on very hot for about ten minutes. Then I went outside with him and let me tell you it was COLD!!! His breathing was still too labored so I took him to Troy Beaumont so he could have a breathing treatment and steriods only to have him throw up all of himself and me. The drive home was great I realized that I had been up for 24 hours and I drank a large Tim Hortons Cap in like 2 minutes to keep from falling asleep at the wheel.
Well I did get some sleep to then be awakened by the girls at 9 am so I kicked Nathan out of bed and Sammy and I slept until 1pm. OH there is more of course in the life of the Cathers ya know. Nathan took the girls to his moms to celebrate her birthday and at about 430 he calls to tell me that Jordan has thrown up all over his parents new couch twice and Mariana has been on the toliet FUN!!
So I once again have three sick kids all with different symptoms but as we all know by the end of the weekend they will have all shared every illness with eachother. Well it was a nice month break from sickness. Oh well if you think about it pray for us

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I admit I am a book nerd

I love reading and when I say love I mean I love reading ALOT!! When I was younger I could easily read 250 books in a summer and that was while I was a cheerleader practicing 3 days a week and had a job!! When it was just Jordan I could read a novel in 2 days. When it was two I could read a novel in maybe four days! Now with three I have not had much time to read. I love all kinds of books but mostly fiction it used to be Danielle Steel or James Patterson then it was and kind of still is Jodi Picoult (thanks to my sister) then I was on a Amish kick and loved reading a christian writer Beverly Lewis and then the last four books I read were by Karen Kingsbury! I also love Stormie Omartian and her series of Power of the praying wife,mother and women and her biography! So I told you I love reading!!
So when it was time to make a New years resolution I wanted to make one that I could keep so I said that I want to get back to reading. For my birthday I got a gift card to Family Christian and today I spent it!! Nathan and I have been talking about doing a couples devotional together so I found this great Bible The Family Life Marriage Bible. It is packed with couple devotionals, romance tips,and a BIGGY parenting tips!! So we are going to start this weekend and try to keep it a daily thing to do together every night! Then I found a new Karen Kingsbury book for myself that I am soo excited to start. And finally I found Five Love Languages for Children!! This is a great book for adults and teens so I thought that since we have three completely different children this would help us. I am sooooo excited to start reading again that I am contemplating putting all three kids to bed really really early do you thing 6 pm is too early LOL!!!
Anyways so before you say three books at one time believe me I will be done with one by Monday. I have my way of finding time to myself which thank God my husband understands and is really cool about it! So If you are interested in any of these when I am done I will pass them along.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

6 Years CRAZY

Well today is our 6th Anniversary and it is crazy to think that it has been this long already! More than that it has been almost 10 years that we have been together (on Jordans birthday)!! We have a whole date planned for tonight which is rare in fact the last time it was just us was 1 year ago just after christmas! So we are excited. I woke up this and Nathan gave me a really great card (which is all we do because we have three kids and neither of us are into "things"). Nathan might get mad but I am going to tell you what he put in my card because it is so sweet and because well this is my blog and I can do what I want to do!!
"The last 6 years have been the best years of my life. I know we've had our ups and downs and I don't tell you this enough but, I know I am truly blessed to have you as my wife. Your such a great mother to our children and that is something I could never thank you enough for. I love your laughter filling our home. I love you so much and I always have and always will :) Your the best wife and friend I could ask for. I want you to know that I thank God for you and the kids every day. Thanks for everything you do to make our house a home!!!"
I cried and cried (becuase I am emotional to say the least). I am so thankful for Nathan. For those that know us and well have read past blogs you would know that we really have been through a boat load of stuff in the last 10 years but most in the last 6 of our marriage. I seriously would not change a single test and trial that we have endured. If I had then I would not have known the man that God could change nor would I know the women that God has changed me into! Praise God that we decided the path that we did. so HA to those that doubted us and Thank you to those that have helped us get to where we are today