because this is what makes blogging fun...

*the hope of spring*

Some tidbits of information that you may or may not want to know...

*I have never once touched a cigarette, but I have this very odd desire to buy a pack of Nicorette gum. I really like gum, I guess.

*My husband and I like a lot of the same music, with a few exceptions: I love country and he only likes some...and he loves classic rock and it makes me want to vomit. Sorry to all of you fans...but I can't handle it!

*I met Joel when I was 18, became engaged when I was 19 and married when I was 20. When I read that, I start to sweat. Crazy. But it worked for us and we're going on 8 years of marriage:)

*We had a sunny day here today (the first in a while) and it gave me a glimmer of hope....Spring will come again! I long for the days when the kids cans go out back and play in the sprinkler. Oh, the hope of spring...how it tugs on my heart!

*I am reading One Thousand Splendid Suns with my SIL, Andi. Really excited about it. Just finished Like Family. Fairly depressing, actually, but I like that sort of thing. I think it is important to read about lives that are so different than mine.

*We went out on an overnight date on Friday and it was just splendid! BIG thanks to Andi and Erik for watching the boys! Order of events: drinks, dinner, dessert, shopping (at gymboree:), movie, hotel. So great! I love being "just us" every now and then!

*My family is watching a movie together and I snuck away to do this random post. Now, I've been found and I see little fingers under the door. I better go!


the start of something new...

*Griff has decided that he loves baking with mama. But he really loves eating the batter.
*Parker loved his first SoccerTots! Look at that form! And here he his with his bud Kaden!
*It has been so fun watching Audrey and Parker develop their friendship...now we're beginning to see some real friendship sparks with Griff and Elliot! They were so excited to be in the bath together.

p.s.Elliot loved the bath so much that he decided to get back in...completely clothed!


in their world...

bathing with your cousins is still okay...especially if you're being baptized!

and so is posing with your mama in the bathroom mirror...

sharing things might be a little tough...but goldfish crackers and dvd's can totally fix things!

*life is good*


sweet moments

We decided to do our gingerbread houses on New Year's Day instead of Christmas to avoid the rush...and it ended up being a lot of fun! Parker was really interested in helping me so I decided early on to surrender and let it be his moment. I was really proud of him for helping me and staying focused for so long. And it was also impressive that he touched (and tasted) the frosting....this is a big step. I frosted the entire structure and he decorated the entire thing....love it!

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