Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Maybe not so small.

Grace and Christmas and all that. 

Abide with me; falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers, fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, abide with me.

Thou on my head, in early youth didst smile;

And, though rebellious, and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee,
On to the close Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence, every passing hour.

What but Thy grace, can foil the tempters power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless

Ills have no weight, tears lose their bitterness
Where is thy sting death? Where grave thy victory?
I triumph still, abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross, before my closing eyes;

Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, Lord, abide with me.

Thank you, God, for Jesus.
Thank you, Jesus, for the Holy Spirit.
Thank you, Holy Spirit, for abiding in me.

Merry day after Christmas! 

I'm not sure what yours looks like but mine is already being filled with completely opening the new toys one by one, playing with them for 15 minutes before moving on to the next one that will be left half done before moving on to the next one..... We currently have an Easy Bake oven on the dining room table warming up, Indiana Jones in the PS3, new pajamas on, Legos on the floor.... breakfast has not even been thought about yet. Which is quite nice because our kitchen is freezing, there are no clean dishes, and we have no food - but for now none of that matters.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Days like today - bitter, cold, windy... winter- really put into perspective why I like summer. If I'm honest though, summer has become far too hot and gross for me. I'll take a beautiful spring day ANY day. But I'm also really starting to adore autumn. It would be once autumn is past that I realize this, of course.

So, to honor autumn on this cold day, here are a few pictures I took this fall that make me look forward to the next one. 

Now if I could just get in the winter spirit I could probably find some beautiful things to take pictures of. That, I suppose, will have to wait for now.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Be amazed.

I hope you all are ready for this. I've been waiting for it for awhile now.

That, my friends, is peek-a-boo. :) I'm a happy momma. I don't know why he picked this to do... I've been working on clapping, and blowing kisses, and signing 'momma' for quite some time. This one was just apparently what he wanted to do. 

I'm not complaining.  

Monday, December 17, 2012


Just some pictures from the boy's birthday and the kids Christmas program.

He IS that cute.

And so are they :) Thanks to my aunt and uncle for the wonderful outfits! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012


This child is going to be two on Saturday. 2.



THIS child is going to be two.






Friday, December 7, 2012

Going professional.


We're going to start taking him on the road soon. I think he's ready. (Note: You may need to turn up the sound quite a bit if you actually want to hear the playing over the equipment.)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Maybe a slow one...

Okay, so my start back to blogging has been a little slower than I hoped, but it IS a start. Christmas shopping is slowly winding down (thanks Ashley and Carrie for watching the kiddos last night so we could do that). The house is decorated.. the inside anyway, no outside lights for us this year. Which means the electricity bill will only go up 50% instead of 100%. :) 

Christmas season is upon us whether I'm ready for it or not. 

"It's Christmas, and we're all miserable." 

In Rambo news - actually, there is really nothing new. He's being just as amazing as ever. Just as adorable as ever. Just as happy and joyful as ever. But now, more destructive than ever. He is ruining everything. Literally. If it's not going in his mouth, but most likely it is, it's being wound around and pulled. His pulsox is working even less because of all the moving he does. It's almost not worth having on him all day, but I can only take it off when I am right there with him. Although, in reality it's usually blanked out numbers and beeping because he puts so much wear on them so fast. We get four a month and lately we've only been making them last about 2 days each.... that math doesn't quite add up..... but we will make do.

The little ones are all now rising which means I need to get breakfast on the make. I don't think we can keep having mornings of goldfish and chocolate chips.... (yes, that was an actual breakfast they had a few days ago.) My motto about meals lately has been : If you can find it you can eat it. I think that's maybe not a good idea to continue....

Monday, December 3, 2012

Of sorts...

I have been on a hiatus, of sorts, lately but this is the start of me getting back into this. I would say maybe the nablopomo2012 did me in, but in reality, I think life just got the upper hand and I let this slide. No longer, I say!!

Rambo has been doing really well lately. He even came with us this year to the Christmas tree farm as we picked out our tree. I do think he has some tracheitis brewing, but nothing that is keeping him down. So my plan for this month? Cancel all his appointments and reschedule for after the new year. Seriously. I'm doing it. I am going to enjoy this month with no trips over the bridge (hopefully they'll be avoidable) and no working out kid care, and caretaker, and driver and blah blah blah. It shall be divine.

Now for some very important news. Theodore is walking while holding onto something. Whether its cruising the length of the ottoman or the entertainment center or going around the inside of his crib, this boy is moving. It makes my heart smile. It really does. His feet are still wonky but he is making it work. And on that note, we got a call about his back xray and they said it was negative for scoliosis. That is good news - as long as its accurate. 

So, my friends, thank you for the welcome back. I hope to never leave you for too long again. Enjoy this beautiful day in December!