Monday, November 29, 2010
If you all feel led, could you please keep us in your thoughts this afternoon/evening?
This time is even more important than the last (and I had no idea that was even possible) and I need the same clarity, courage, strength and wisdom as last time.
Once again, I need emotional stability and the ability to truly honor Addie and all of the sweet babies who are on the path that we travel each day.
Our beautiful path chosen by GOD.
Friday, November 26, 2010
This year is a bit more interesting.
Chunky Monkey can say, "tree" this year so she is really excited about the lights and the tree....BUT, Evil Monkus has not yet grasped the concept that we put the ornaments on the tree and then leave it alone.
She managed to break a couple of ornaments...including ripping the legs off the poor reindeer below...which forced me to do immediate reattachment surgery.
She is worse than the cats and I just don't know if our tree will make it through to Christmas this year.
Regardless of it all, I am just amazed to see her so excited this year.
She is noticing the lights on houses and wreaths and even points to the inflatables...she is just noticing more this year and it is so wonderful to watch her excitement!
Speaking of exhausted after Thanksgiving.
Chris and I took Julien and my niece out for their first Black Friday shopping experience (I have no clue how I managed it).
It all started because Chris and I wanted to go out for a little while...just to have a little time together.
Once Julien discovered what we were doing and discovered that he actually had a good amount of birthday money, he decided that he wanted to go with us.
My niece found out Julien was going and wanted to go as well.
It turned out to be a really fun night!
After my trip to AFC to see a physician that holds a medical degree from a Cracker Jack Box, we headed out at 9:30 p.m.
It was a rainy and cold night, but we had the best time and finally made it back home at
We didn't buy much at all...it was all about the experience.
Julien and my niece both said they want to go again next year and I'm looking forward to it!
So...every few minutes while decorating the tree, Julien would do his best to "rest his eyes".
We are still trying to put up some sort of Christmas decorations.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
had her smiling...
and took her for wagon rides through the house (if that gives you an idea of just how bad I felt, it wouldn't have mattered if the kids would have brought mud pies in the house to bake...I just didn't care).
They had the best time playing...
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Not everyone can say that they celebrated their birthday under the watchful eyes of Big Brother and a dead stuffed wild boars head.
My son has now officially passed me in the world of technology.
I absolutely do not think that it is fair!
I am thankful for Julien!
I couldn't ask for a better son and I am so proud to be his mother!
Well...this is about as good as it was going to get.
Monday, November 22, 2010
I just had to share a sweet story about Addie from Friday afternoon. I had arrived to pick "T" up from school and Addie met me at the door with the biggest, sweetest smile on her face holding her hands up to me. I squatted down to talk to her for a minute. Then I made my way over to "T's" cubby to gather all the projects he had done. Well, Addie followed behind me…and as soon as I picked up the candle/candle holder with the beans that they all made, she leaned up to blow out the candle. It was so sweet. Then we were looking at it together and she leaned towards it to smell it. Sweet girl!
Thought I would share…hope you have a wonderful day!!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Addie even participated in the sack race!
and then when she sees him coming back near the door, she starts clapping for him!
(Me too Baby Girl, there's nothing like having a grass-cutting kind of man in the house!)
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Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Then Julien had a few questions.