Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Me, myself, and I!!!

I returned from running errands alone, and was nursing the baby. Rachael came in the den and said, "Mommy, I missed you! Where did you go with Daniel?" I said, "I did not take Daniel." She then said, "Where did you go with yourself?" heehee

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cleanliness is Next to Vocabulary Lessons!

Natalie is working very hard to earn her badges in M-Pact Girls (formerly Missionettes, for those of you familiar with it---for those of you who are not familiar, it is a church-based program for girls, similar to Scouts).

Last week she came home with sample sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner that her teacher had given the girls. I said, "Oh, are you earning a Hygiene badge?".

Natalie replied earnestly, "No, Mommy, we are learning to keep ourselves clean!".

I love my little Word Girl! ;)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

I am so proud of myself!
I figured out the glitch and FIXED the time date stamp!
This may not seem like a big deal to some of you, but to ME, it is in fact monumental!
Yay, me!
Okay. Goodnight already!

I hate technology!

WHY is the time and date stamp incorrect on my posts????
I posted my birthday musings at a little after 1am on Sept. 27.
The time date stamp says 10:55 p.m. on Sept. 26th!
this is so FRUSTRATING!!!
Grrrrrrrrrrrr.....I am too old to figure this stuff out, HA!
I am going to bed now. :(

Happy Birthday to ME!

Okay, here I sit at nearly one a.m. on September 27th, (gulp) fortieth birthday.

Just TYPING that word nearly made me cry!
FORTY years? You have to be kidding me. HOW can I be forty years old? I feel like I am just a kid. I don't feel like I know anything! Surely my whole life is still ahead of me, an unwritten page....

Wow. I am moving into middle age. I just can't believe it!

I have never been one to balk at birthdays. Never! In fact, the whole family jokes about how I have always done the countdown until "my" date arrives on the know the type---when the clock on the microwave reads 9:27, I announce to everyone that my birthdate is on the clock. I then conveniently add "Let me take this opportunity to remind you that you have only 55 shopping days remaining until my next birthday!"

NOT this year. For some reason, I have faced this dawning of my new decade with a feeling of ambivalence, sometimes disbelief, and at times even panic! Seriously.

I feel I have finally pinpointed a bit of the reason for my dread of this new age I am forced to become: I don't feel like I have done or become all that I should have by the age of forty! I feel like I have dropped the ball somewhere, or I haven't finished my assignment on time...something!

I am realizing, through this mild "mid-life crisis" of sorts, that it doesn't matter. Who I am today, and what I have become, and what is left undone is NO surprise to Him who made me and guarded over my birth, forty years ago today (which was a miracle in itself in 1969, at 3 months premature---but that's another post!). He sees my heart, He wrote my days before I breathed my first breath, He sees the end from the beginning.....He knows me. HE knows ME! He KNOWS me.

For that, I am thankful. For everything I am not yet, HE IS. His Grace is more than enough to take me there.
I think I will sit my forty-year-old bones down and REST in that a spell! ;)

(Thanks, too, to my many dear friends for all the birthday wishes!! I am so grateful that I have met each of you on my journey!).

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Anyone impressed???

Okay, so I have been very remiss in updating my blog....I guess 'remiss' isn't even close! I had not put anything up here since the end of APRIL for crying out loud, YIKES! It's four months later, and I pledge to do better......stay tuned to the Busy Mama Bee blog for more updates!
I have a lot of things to say! :)

Brotherly Love

This morning as I nursed the baby, Rachael was standing close to my chair, still in her pajamas, looking adorable (as usual!). She was also wanting to nurse, so I was making attempts to distract her (she turned 3 three weeks ago, and was supposed to wean, but that is another blog post! For memory's sake, go back to my 2007 posts and re-read about Jason's weaning, sigh!).

Matthew was sitting in the rocking chair across the room. I whispered, "Rachael, go over there and give Matthew a big hug!". She immediately wrinkled up her face as if she had just bitten a sour pickle and said, "What for?"

Trying not to laugh, I said, "Because he's your brother and you love him!" and she covered her little mouth with her hand and said, "Oh yeah, I forgot that!"

Twinly IQ Test

This morning at the homeschool table, Patrick asks me in a conspiratorial tone, "Mom, you don't have to tell us, but do you know in your brain which one of us is smarter???!".
How could I not laugh out loud?? :)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stay tuned!!!

....for all those wonderful, supportive, amazing friends of mine who have walked with me through my birthing journey----YES I am still going to write out my birth story! No, you haven't missed it, I just haven't found the time to WRITE it yet! sigh....

I think now is the time.
I am inspired to write it, having just returned home from an amazing 3 day trip to the ICAN conference in Atlanta!! I was privileged to MEET many of the beautiful, precious women who have helped me the past two years in my journey towards birthing the way God designed me to birth.

LOOK for the birth story, coming soon to a blog near you! :)
(and meanwhile, here is a sweet picture of my inspiration, the birth-ee if you will, HA!).

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tis the Season---for BLUEBONNETS!!!

Here are some lovely pictures of my children in the blue bonnets, taken just 3-4 days ago. I wanted to have more time to craft lovely images, gorgeous pictures that were magazine-worthy....but we all know how tricky it can be to get SIX people looking decent in a photo. Add a couple doggies and grandparents into the mix, and understand! :)

THIS is the time of year in which I LOVE living in Texas (pretty much the ONLY time of year I love living in Texas, LOL).

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Recent Daniel pictures

Here are a couple recent shots of Daniel Charles, taken within the past week or so. He weighs 17 pounds and will be four months old on Monday! He is soooo dear, and so chubby and kissable! He looks just like pictures of Matthew and Patrick as babies, and favors Natalie's baby pictures, too----although I have to say, his sweet brown hair seems to become more blonde daily!!! :) Just thought any viewers who have not given up on my blog should see current images. :)

(Honestly, gonna try to post updates more often!!).

ALL the "in" girls have 'em!

My dear friend Linda H. posted some SWEET pictures of her two girlies wearing darling Children's Place pajamas----and since her daughters are sooo precious, I thought I would "borrow" them for MY blog! :)

Mainly I wanted to post the pic because our dear Rachael has the exact same jammies---except, Diva that she is, she felt they needed more accessorizing. Hence the scarf, gloves and ski hat! :)

Just thought everyone would enjoy some kissable children! :)