Above Rubies

A friend of mine introduced me to Above Rubies and have found the devotionals to be extremely encouraging and I also subscribed to the free magazine and found the stories to be so touching and motivating. If you are looking to find a site that can uplift and encourage you, you should take a look at their website.

“A Women’s Ministry that Encourages and Supports…

Above Rubies is a ministry to encourage women in their high calling as wives, mothers, and homemakers. Its purpose is to uphold and strengthen family life and to raise the standard of God’s truth in the nation.

The name has been chosen from Proverbs 31.10 AMP, “A capable, intelligent and virtuous woman, who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far Above Rubies or pearls.”

He Just Gets Cuter


Benjamin is now 6, almost 7 weeks old. He is such a joy! He is also very different than his older brother. Benjamin was born alert and ready to breastfeed, he can get over stimulated fairly easily, he takes a pacifier (yeah!), he doesn’t like being naked, lays on his tummy without crying hysterically after 2 seconds and with his strong neck he holds it up to stare at the surroundings around him.

Easter 2010

For the past three years I’ve taken group shots of the cousins at Easter. This year we were able to add Benjamin to the mix. My nieces, Terra (8 1/2), Paige (5- almost 6), Corbin (2 1/2), and Benjamin (2 weeks). How fast they grow! Corbin had fun finding eggs, but soon got over it and wanted to move on to bubbles and drawing with chalk.

Brotherly Love

After a month has passed since Benjamin has joined our family, Corbin has started warming up to his little brother and taking on his “big brother” responsibilities. I keep telling him that he is Benjamin’s protector and he needs to take care of his younger brother. Lately, he wants to hold and care for his brother in little ways. I’m not sure if he wants to help put Benjamin’s pacifier in his mouth to silence him or just to soothe him, but he does so in a loving way that just shows how gentle and caring he can be. He has also shared “his” blankets with his brother…now that shocked me! Of course this is always on Corbin’s terms, but it’s a start. I am just so thankful to God for my little men and look forward to what God has in store for them.

A bugs life

Corbin has been having so much fun exploring our yard. He loves digging in the dirt, climbing rocks and stuffing small rocks and sticks in holes created by gofers. Now that it’s spring and we’ve received some good rain, Corbin now has a plethora of bug and animal life to discover. So far we’ve found lady bugs, bees, ants, stink bugs, caterpillars, birds, snails, neighborhood cats, and lizards in our backyard. Today we found a few ladybugs and a huge snail. Corbin played with the snail for a good 30 minutes. What a curious boy I have:) I love it!

2 1/2 Weeks

These are pictures of Benjamin when he was 2 1/2 weeks old. I’m a week late. Sorry! Benjamin is adjusting well to our crazy home. Mom is working on keeping a smile and positive attitude while juggling two dependent children. Corbin is an adorable yet disobedient child. Luke is back to work with a little less sleep.

Fire Station

Veronica (a friend from church) scheduled a field trip to a fire station in Santee. The timing couldn’t have been better because Luke was on paternity leave. I knew Corbin would love the experience and really didn’t want him to miss out. I think Luke had fun too. Too bad the truck got called away after only 30 minutes upon arrival. They did manage to get a tour of the interior and got to view the truck and some of the compartments that held the ladders among other things. The parents made up for the shortened tour by going to a local park. Not saying the kids weren’t over the disappointment, but they had a great time playing in the creek, throwing rocks, playing on the play structures, and running around the park like crazy squirrels.