Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011

Reflecting back on this years favorite posts...through the ups and downs.




Beauty of the Skies


Don't Be Fooled




O Baby!


Reality Check



  We were so busy in July that I didn't have any posts. So here's a picture of us during the 4th of July Celebrations! 


Pray For Kaia

Flowers and Prayers

Goodbye For Now Sweet Kaia


The Lord Is My Shepherd


The Mysterious Ways of the Lord

I still haven't gotten around to my birth story, but here's a picture of our sweet baby Lincoln North.


What Are You Thankful For?


The Eeriness of the River

 Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

Here's to a wonderful blessed 2012!!! 

God Bless,
The Messners

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Eeriness of the River

  As we were crossing the blue bridge not far from our home on Monday, this was the picture before us...

   While crossing, I mentioned to Bob that I could just imagine Viking boats emerge from the fog. It was so thick and eerie! You see I suffer from too much's a sickness I tell you! Seriously I'm my minds worst enemy when it comes to thinking of scary things. 

  Anyways...the fog was so thick you couldn't see 15 ft in front of you. All I could think of was those long Viking boats with the dragon heads and a whole deck full of burly men with red hair and horned helmets silently and quickly propelling their ships through the icy waters of the river emerging from the fog. Like you could almost hear the bellow of a fog horn cut through the silence of the evening and see the light from old lanterns or torches hanging from the docks. Trippy! Gives me goose bumps just thinking about it...

  God's earth gives us such beautiful displays of wonder. Even though it was icy and cold, there was something beautiful and pure about it. So much so that besides my mention to Bob, the rest of the ride over the bridge was pure silence. As we just gazed out over the water in awe of what was before us. I've honestly never seen anything of the magnitude before. The trees were covered it spikey icicles, frozen was absolutely breath taking.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

"The Olden Days"

Ty who is 8 years old comes into the living room...this is how it went:

Ty: "Mom, look I just invented something!"

He shows me...he wrapped a scarf around his foot and held the ends to make it easier to hop around on one foot (he had just fallen in the kitchen and hurt his knee).

Me: "Oh Ty, we did that when I was a kid!"
Ty: "Really?"
Me: "Yes. Sorry, but it's nothing new." 
Ty: "I can't believe you guys did that in the OLDEN DAYS!" 

Seriously??!! I'm 30 yrs old people!! How old do our children think we are?! 

 Anyways, I think I'll go make myself a glass of Metamucil and go take out my teeth....