Monday, January 12, 2009

More catching up!

Just some pics from a few weeks back...still trying to catch up with life. :)

These next 2 pics are from Arctic Blast 2008, not to be confused with Too Much Rain 2009. Jim built a snow tunnel in our neighbor's yard for Henry and Andrew to play in. Needless to say, a hit!

We were with Jim's family for Christmas, but I was able to go visit with my fam a few days after Christmas. My mom was even in town, so we got to spend a couple days with her. Woot! That made my Christmas!

Alex, Henry and Samantha (my cousins)
How cute are they?

Henry's most emphatic CHEESE!
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Friday, January 09, 2009

A Day of Blessings

This day was yesterday. I would say today is also full of blessings, only Henry has been a pill most of the day. Of course I still love him to pieces, but I could do without the drama! I know, mom! Payback!
* the point of my blog...
Yesterday was Jim and my 9th Wedding Anniversary! Woot! That was blessing #1. :) For our anniversary, we went to my monthly check-up and got to hear one of the most beautiful sounds in all the world - our baby's heartbeat. Woot! That was blessing #2. Blessing #3 was Henry, who was so good and sweet and charming to everyone while he had to wait and wait for the doctor to come and for them to take my blood, etc. A lot of times, it is hard to go anywhere with a 2 1/2 year old, but yesterday was an exception and boy, were we thankful! It's also quite alarming how you feel when you are listening to your new baby's heartbeat while you are looking at your older baby's face. I wish you could have seen him. Without any sound, his face was in the perfect, "oooooh" state. By the way, he wants a little sister and he wants to name her Baby Jack. Nice.
And so I say thank you Lord, for my amazing husband, who - let's be honest here - puts up with a lot of drama himself...from ME! After 9 years of marriage, we still laugh with each other and AT each other every day. I couldn't ask for a better love, friendship or father to my children. I love you, Jim!
And thank you Lord, for my beautiful baby boy, Henry, and all that he has brought in to our lives - joy, love, laughter, adventure... What a perfect blessing we have in him.
Thank you for the teeny babe that is growing inside me now and for all that is in store for him/her. Already we love this child with all that is in us and we can't wait to hold this precious creation in our arms.

Oh happy day!
Sorry for the sapp!

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Christmas Firsts Part IV

Building a snowman with our neighbors!

Sure, it's small, but YOU try to build a snowman with 2 2-year olds!

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Christmas Firsts Part III

Learning to ski...indoors

Now we're talking...

So you're saying you can't move?

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Christmas Firsts Part II

First tree ornaments hung

Always in just the right spot
(NOT. When he first started, he hung about 10 balls on one branch!)

First cup of cocoa

A winner!!

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Christmas Firsts Part I

Making Christmas cookies with mommy

Can you feel the excitement?!

First Christmas painting

Clearly, a masterpeice

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