How to introduce this?
Perhaps a Happy New Year's theme . . . 2010: The Year in Review! Or maybe a reflection on how often my life feels like a sit-com . . . “Never a Dull Moment: The Series” Or maybe it could be a pitch for a new animated movie . . . “The Princess, the Three Amigos, Super Fix-it Woman, and Other Superheros!” OR Journal Snapshots of our Life . . .
Just washed chocolate cake and ice cream off of Jon's cast and it looks as good as new. The casting material is amazing. They said he could take it in the bath, with care to dry it afterwards - but that seems too good to be true. It's a good era to have a broken arm in America.
Morning sun on Winter's snow, so bright it hurts the eyes
•Met at church when I was 15 (I was an annoying kid in his handbell choir. He was a mature 21. There was no thought of romance. At all.)
•At 17.5, great friends, realized we both wanted to marry "someone like you" ~ so started dating.
•Engaged on my 19th birthday.
•Married at age 20 (he was 26).
•21st anniversary coming up in May 2010.
Nat: "That's too far! They should have it every month!" (big hug)
"Good night, mom!" (kiss, run upstairs)
Me: "Jon, you have WAY to much energy for a rainy day!"
3-year-old Jon: "Yep. I need to go outside and explode..."
Sam, age 5, shocked: "Jon! Don't say that! It's a BAD WORD!"
The rest of us...."Huh?" and lots of laughter.
Lydia's comment...."Oh, so THATS the 's-word'"
If Legos have a saturation point, we've reached it.
If you've ever wondered how many places your baby touches on the high chair, himself, and surrounding area while eating - give him two blackberries and let him play for 20 minutes. Oh my.
After a decade of hopes and dreams, Grace has a beautiful new Labrador puppy. Welcome to our world, Boaz!
HILARIOUS DISCUSSION among 4 boys: in which
they consider the best method of trapping
and transporting said cricket (quite imaginative ideas).
BEST QUOTE from Sam holding cricket in a jar:
"Now he's my new best friend and I'm going to
name him Jumper. Because he's a jumper."
Zachary is one year old today - what a blessing he has been to all of us. Easy going, loving, playful and affectionate. Today he is entertaining us by crawling around, smiling up at us, and saying "Ruff! Ruff" like the new puppy!
Kevin, looking carefully "Oh, what a nice picture...what is it?
Ruthie, shrugging . . . "Actually, I don't know!"
Who would have thought Tipper would be a State Champ two years in a row? We need to give that dog more respect.
Nat's comment, "That's probably Dad calling about the coffee on the computer..."
(Don't worry dear, the computer's fine!)
His response: "Yeah, I love your one pack."
If laughter could bring on labor, I'd be all set.
My newly-fixed-with-replacement-parts washing machine just finished a load! My husband is my hero! Whew! When we loaded it into the dryer and started it, his first comment was, "Has it always sounded like that?" Um, yes? I hope...
My boys are outside to bring wood into the house wearing wind breakers. I think it's time to stop denying that winter is coming and get out the warm coats. 6-8 inches by tomorrow night? Somehow I dread winter, then get excited to watch it arrive!
Lydia was reading the ingredients to the special holiday sausage the kids were eating. “Beef, chicken, pork…”
“There are FORKS in there????”
Not hearing any crying in the distance, I ask, "What kind of bleeding?"
Jon looks at me seriously and replies, "Red."
Regarding Ruthie's personality-plus and determination packed into her little, nearly 3-year-old body, I commented that perhaps she'd one day be like the girl in the movie Flipped, described complimentarily as luminescent.
Kevin's quip ~ "She's not just luminescent, she's nearly fluorescent."
(Thanks to David O'Neal for the "girl with dandelions" photo)