Eliana Reine Varner

Eliana Reine Varner

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pinch me.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm dreaming, my life is just so beautiful... God has blessed me beyond belief. This morning as I was making breakfast for the boys I gazed  into the living room. Avery was putting together a Mario Bros. puzzle he got at a yard sale yesterday for $0.10 (woo!) and Jeff was reading the Sunday paper in his jammies with Transformers playing in the background on the TV.

I couldn't help but just smile. Smile at the peace of knowing I'm right where God wants me to be.

As the sizzling bacon brought me back to reality, I turned to the stove still smiling, thinking to myself, "How can this be real?" I don't deserve it. That's the beauty of God. He turns wreckage into gold and I'm just so grateful to be where I am today.

A couple of minutes later Avery pulled me off to the side and we had a "secret" pow-wow behind the couch all crouched down, and he asked me when we should give his dad the Father's Day gift we made. I told him it was up to him and in his little whisper voice he said, "I think now's a good time." I love that he wanted my opinion on the matter. :)

So- we got to surprise Jeff with the poster we made yesterday. And, of course, there were tears. (Success.)

Avery and I brainstormed all of the things that Jeff loves to do, and how we contributes to our family. We went around and photographed everything and then hooked up the camera to our Panasonic instant printer (which prints onto 2"x3" sticker prints)- perfect for our project.

Pictures: mowing the lawn, chubbing the cats, pouring coffee, holding his dad's golf clubs, basketball, shaving, baseball, chugging hot sauce, gearing up for a Nerf war, family time, holding all of the Batman movies (Jeff's hero), reading his Bible, scooping crap out of the litter box, and lastly- dressed up in all of Jeff's Cowboys gear

It's pretty awesome. :)

What a beautiful life we have. Praise God!

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