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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Latest and Greatest in Bradley's World

I'm confident that I have the best 3 year old boy in the world.  I wish I could view the world in his eyes.  There is such an innocence about him that I never want him to lose.  He continues to find the good in everything, has such a tender heart, and is always trying to make sure everyone is happy.  The last couple of months have turned his world upside down but yet he hasn't complained once.  I'm so blessed to be a SAHM and have these special moments with him!

He's loving his new playground at the ocean.  This kid can't get enough of the water, rocks, and boats. 

This kid also loves being outdoors.  His second home is the playground.

Naps in the car are quite normal now.

He's turned into a Wicked Whoopie pie junkie and Dunkin Donuts fan. 

Bradley adores his PopPop.  Seriously.  PopPop is the greatest person alive in Bradley's world.  I'm so thankful for their strong bond!  

Bradley loves his "new" library and "new" children's museum! 

His latest creation with his Legos.  He made this in about 5 minutes.  I love his imagination!

A cup of Broccoli Cheddar soup from Panera isn't enough..he's graduated into the bowl of soup and eats it all!

This kid is going to be 16 years old before I know it!  Time needs to slow down and he needs to stop growing up so fast!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In Awe of God's Creation

One thing for sure is Maine has gorgeous scenery.  You can't even try to take a bad picture...there is so much natural beauty that is truly incredible.  How can someone look at creation and not believe there is a God that made all this beauty?   I love how these pictures express and remind me of certain Bible verses.

Genesis 1:1 - "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth."

Genesis 1:10 - "God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were together He called Seas.  And God saw that it was good."

Psalm 61:2 - "From the end of the earth will I cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

Psalm 27:1 - "The Lord is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid?"

Matthew 4:19 - "And he said unto them, Follow me and I will make you fishers of men."

Psalm 19:1 - "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of His hands."

2 Chronicles 7:14 - "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land."

Psalm 107:29 - "He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed."

Psalm 113:3 - "From the rising of the sun to the place it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised."

Psalm 103:12 - "As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us."

John 8:12 - When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Psalm 65:8 - "The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades, you call forth songs of joy."

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine

We came across the Seashore Trolley Museum as we were driving through Kennebunkport.    The museum is the largest electric railway museum in the world with a collection representing almost every major American city that had a streetcar system.  The trolley ride was a lot of fun and checking out all the older streetcars was fascinating.  We loved climbing up on the double decker and Bradley had fun pretending to drive.  The pictures came out better than I thought they would since I was just using my phone.  It's definitely a place to visit if you're in the area and I'm thinking a future birthday party for Bradley here would be a lot of fun!