Saturday, January 30, 2010

Caught It

Both of my boys have beautiful smiles that just melt my heart. Catching those on camera is like going through a day without having to use air freshener around our house: near impossible. But sometimes I get lucky!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Super Cold

It's 11am. Not a cloud in the sky. A breeze is rustling the leaf-barren trees. And we are all wearing 2 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of socks, 3 shirts - and that's pre-coats, hats and mittens. It's 9 degrees out ... -7 with wind chill. And I have to go out and install a new carseat in the car in order to go to the grocery store. I would put it off until we completely ran out of food, but I'm hosting a huge party tomorrow and must get food stock. Sigh. Not looking forward to wrestling with carseats while my fingers slowly numb and possible crack open and bleed. (Sadly, I had my artificial nails removed in an effort to help us get debt-free.) Just thought I'd share!

Monday, January 18, 2010

And Then It Was On to the Library

First Walk of 2010

An unusual warm spell allowed us to go outside, even with a 9 month old. Oh, rejoice!

"Aw! Sun! Bright sun!"

Happy Momma

Happy Boy

We were ssslllooowww going ... maybe had something to do with boy loaded down with snow suit pulling wagon

Such a long walk, Ash fell asleep!

Friday, January 15, 2010

I Miss Going Out

Our house has been plagued with cold after cold, and then a touch of the flu. Yuck! And with the cold weather, going for a walk or even taking the boys to the grocery store is out of the question. And I have come to a conclusion: I am not cut from my parents' cloth and I MUST get out of the house and see other people at least once a week! I miss going out! I've gone 4 days this week without putting makeup on. What's happening to me?!?!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Little Playing While Big Naps


Drooly and strung-out from teething (5 months later than big brother, fyi)

Chapped face from runny nose and excessive drooling

Not allowing any adult fingers near swollen gums

Ah! There's the white-cap! And there's another small white mound next to it!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Feel-Good-Go-To Food

Gigi's famous poppyseed bread with almond/orange glaze. Me, a big slice, mug of coffee, and HGTV. Perfection!

Scar ______

13 days after his basement stair tumble, Scarhead is healing nicely. Exit stage left, please.

Enter stage right: Scarface!


Andy: "Guess what I just rescued?" (Carrying Ashton back into the living room from around the kitchen corner.) "The toilet ... from Ashton's tongue!"

Monday, January 11, 2010

Your Job

After a day of me being sick in bed with shivers and a fever, Andy sweetly took a day off of work to stay at home with the boys and I. After 10 hours of taking care of us, with both boys in bed:

Andy: Your job is a pain in the butt! I haven't showered or brushed my teeth all day!

Me: Aw, you poor thing!

Funny, that's usually our conversation, just in reverse!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Breakfast Around Our House

For some odd reason, I am incredibly lax about breakfast. The boys usually get whatever they want, wherever they want. Strange for me, but anyways. Could have something to do with mommy non-lucidity due to blogging late at night. Maybe, just maybe there's something to that. LOL

Friends in Africa

My friend Ashley and I go all the way back to the summer before 9th grade. Through the years we lost touch, but ironically have been corresponding now that I live in NY and she in Africa! Well, she and her hubbie, Timothy, are amazing missionaries and they just celebrated the birth of their son, IN Africa. Any moms reading this are saying, "What?!" You read that correctly! Go read their story at Ashley's blog: I had what I considered a "hectic" day, but nothing in comparison to what the Kellers go through every day. God bless them, and may they be a reminder to each of us to analyze the motives behind our life decisions and how they compare to glorifying His kingdom. And if they're not, then change it!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Flashlight Walk

A few days ago ... after dinner, the boys were going stir crazy. I sent the oldest 2 out the door (well wrapped, I might add!).