Thursday, September 25, 2008
It was fun to talk about having twin boys, and about their new addition, a baby girl. It was so fun to see (and hold) baby Audrey. Our boys had a great time together, and we all decided that we are going to have to get together again real soon.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Check out the hook and parrot that the staff let Ky wear. The green pencil in his hand is his "sword." He wouldn't let us leave the house until he had a pirate sword. When I told him that we didn't have any swords, but that he could just pretend, he said tearfully, "But this isn't a sword, it's just my hand." So, I found some unsharpened pencils and he was as content as could be.
Kade was thrilled about the chocolate pirate treasures!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
When Bart called from work, he could tell I was having one of those days, so when he came home, he told me to take off for the evening, and go read the new book he brought home for me, The Host. So, I did.
It was great to be out of the house and have some time to myself. After reading for about an hour, I decided to walk around Walmart and look for a few things that I need for the house that I have a hard time shopping for with two toddlers in tow. As I was about to leave, I guess I was still letting my day show on my face, because a sweet, scraggly old man stopped me and said, "Smile. It can't be that bad." And he was right. I said, "Thanks, I needed that," and thought about what he said. Nothing I have to deal with in my life is anything that an hour with a good book won't cure. And right now, the source of my biggest stress is also the source of my greatest joy. So, what do I have to be sad about? Nothing. I just needed some time alone to put that into perspective.
Thanks to Kade and Ky for forgiving me so freely an telling me to be happy.
Thanks to Bart for the new book and understanding I needed an evening to myself.
And thanks to the scraggly old man who helped me to remember how blessed I am.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Our kitchen. It's been so much fun to cook and even clean in my new kitchen. Don't worry, we do have a range, it just wasn't in yet when I took this picture.
The view from inside our bedroom. We have several of these plant shelves, and other than some cool lighting, we aren't sure what we are going to do with them, but we really like them.
The one space that I have decorated the way I like it: my dining table. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do for window treatments over the sliding glass door (any suggestions would be appreciated), but I'm really loving the table, linens and dishes!