Monday, March 30, 2009

Almost there!


Well I finally broke down and had Lonnie take a picture of me... 81/2 months were almost there!

Logan turn's 8!





Well our Logan is eight I can't believe it!  Seems like yesterday they were handing us our sweet little bundle and now he's such a grown up boy!  Next month he is getting baptized when all the Grandma's and Grandpa's visit.  We celebrated his big day with 10 of his friends and a whole pile of Lego's.  It was a crazy couple of hours but they had a great time!


A most splendid day!



A couple of weeks ago Lonnie was able to come home early on a saturday, so we packed a
picnic and the kite and took the clan to the park.  It was a pretty breezy day-- better for kite flying than picnicking but we had fun nevertheless.  It has been too long since we just were able to enjoy hanging out together. We are really enjoying the spring weather! I am looking forward to more warmer weather so we can enjoy more days like this!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sweet Emily!


In the last few weeks there have been a few moments that I have been meaning to record so my failing memory won't lose them. First I am sharing this sweet photo of our girl because it captures her so well. She is so completely content to sit and color but if she can snuggle with her pup at the same time it is twice as nice.


I am so grateful that she was sent to our little family she brings so much balance to our rough and tumble days. Don't get me wrong she can hold her own, but she just gives the chance to remember my gentler side.

For example the other night we were doing our usual bedtime routine and I was tired as always, trying to hurry through the usual routine when she scooted over in her bed and said, "mommy do you want to lay by me?"  How could I resist such as sweet request... So I laid down beside her  and sang her another song, I was about to get up when I decided to tell her about how happy I was when she came into our family---I told her the story of when she was born and her sweet little reply was this..." mommy you make my heart feel warm!"

This after a long day of what I am certain was full of mommy mistakes, did wonders for my soul!
I love what I do and I am so grateful that I have been given this amazing opportunity!