[As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15]

The Photo Booth.

No excuses, I'm such a dork.  It sure was fun though.

My very brave and very scared little girl.

Does anybody see anything odd about this picture?  Look closely.

My brave little girl decided to get her ears pierced a few weeks ago.  We had been talking about it for a while but she was just a little too scared to actually go through with it, until, one day she randomly said she wanted to get it done.  I really didn't believe her so i just brushed it off and didn't put much thought in to it at all.  Well, I was so wrong.  While I was at our church ladies retreat, Thomas sent me a picture from his phone of her having it done.  I was totally shocked!  I was a little sad that I didn't actually get to see her get it done but I was glad that daddy got to experience it with her.  They really need more father/daughter time together, so this was good.   She is very much a mamma's girl.

Thomas said she was laughing so loud to try and hold back the tears.  She was very very brave and I was so proud of her for making that choice all by herself.

Two days later, she woke up that morning with one earring gone.  I tried to get it back in her ear but it just wouldn't go through.  Poor thing, I poked and poked but had to give up because it was hurting her so much.

We knew what had to be done now....get it re-pierced. (sigh)

Well, today was the day.  She was very excited about getting it done again and not the least bit scared...so it seemed.  We got into Claire's and then she just started sobbing.  I tried and tried to talk her into getting it done but no luck.  She was so so scared.  Believe me, she's made up her mind.  She will not get it done again any time soon that's for sure.  You could offer her 10 new dolls and she wouldn't budge on her decision.

So...my dilemma.

Do I take the other earring out?  Or....leave it in until she decides to have it done again.  (Which I honestly believe, at this point, will be a very long time from now.)

I need your advice!!  Leave it or remove it??

Marah's Tea Party

This picture was taken at my mom's house during Marah's Birthday Tea Party.  I can't believe she's already five years old!!  All the girls dressed up in their princess dresses.  Too Cute.