Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

From Aubryn:

"MOMmmm! Brad called me a tattle tale!"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

I was tagged:

1. I wish I liked cooking
2. I enjoy nursing my baby
3. I love to hear my kids pray
4. I love evening walks
5. I miss my husband whenever he is gone
6. My first and last kisses (as of a couple hours ago) were with Brian. And I’m proud of that!
7. I don’t like to wear jewelry
8. I cut my hair myself last week
9. I want furniture in my basement
10. I love Reagan’s laugh
11. I am impressed that Aubryn can put a ponytail in her hair
12. I love Brad’s passion and big expectations
13. I love Rylan’s fuzzy head
14. I gave birth to my last baby in the water
15. I wonder what Isaac is up to
16. I like my closet door closed and my bed made
17. I wish Jesus would return tomorrow!
18. I secretly have always wanted a radio talk show
19. I wish I was a great public speaker
20. I would love to have more babies
21. I will be sad when I don’t have tiny kids at home
22. I have never had a medicated birth (5 births)
23. I love to make my husband laugh and love it more when he makes me laugh
24. I don’t like big adventures. I’m wimpy like that. I’ve never tried to water ski.
25. I wish I hadn’t been so shy/quiet in high school

I would like to add that I am extremely grateful. I truly feel blessed. Just sitting here thinking of things about me, made me realize what a good life I have. I want to thank all of you, my close friends and family, for loving, caring, and praying for us. Thank you.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I was hoping to title this post “Sigh of Relief”, but unfortunately we are still holding our breath for more answers. This week Brian had some follow up MRI scans. We are getting closer to some answers, but the scans were not clear enough to rule everything out. We are hoping for the best. I will share more details when we have them and have processed them ourselves.

This Hymn we sang in church today has some comforting words. I know many who are struggling with the bad economy and others who are away from their loved ones. I thought the second verse spoke to us all. And the third verse brought peace to me.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

First Bite

Reagan was feeling overlooked again. He climbed up in the high chair just as we were ready to feed Rylan. So Brian fed him the baby rice cereal we had prepared for Rylan. He ate it all! He said it was good and enjoyed being spoon fed. He usually insists on doing everything himself.
Now it is Rylan's turn.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Who's Jealous?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Treehouse Children's Museum

Play, Heckety Peg. Aubryn is in the black hat and pink boots.
Aubryn played the part of "Baby Sunday"

Friday, January 16, 2009

Flag Museum

Did you know there is a new exhibit in town?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Oh, My Aching Back

My back is hurting. Brian says his is okay now. This bed!! We bought it at the Inventory Clearance Event, so we got a great deal. A great deal that we cannot return.

My old bed doesn't seem so bad now. It had two big dips in it. Two big dips who went and bought a new bed.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Bed

We bought a new bed! After many achy mornings, I was so excited to fall asleep on my new bed. It should be like sleeping on clouds! The first morning we woke up and Brian’s back hurt. OH NO! I have to admit that this new bed hasn’t been all it was cracked up to be. I think the sales man used some of his greatest lines on me. “You won’t regret buying this bed. It is their world class series!” Who can argue with that?

Maybe it just takes some getting used to. I feel like I’m sinking in and making a permanent mold of my back side. I could jump out and my kids could fill it with play dough. “Look, we made a life size mom back side!”

The bed is about a foot higher than my old bed. This takes some getting used too, especially for my kids. This morning when Reagan woke up he came in our room, I didn’t see him come in. He came to the foot of the bed and started climbing. I felt like I was on the top of a cliff and he was climbing up the side. The top of his head showed, an arm reached up, then a leg swung over. Slowly, I saw him emerge.

What in the world class?!

Monday, January 12, 2009

We are going!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Anniversary of Isaac's Death

We went to Hawaii January 2004. The second night after we got home was the night Isaac flew back to heaven. These photos are from that trip.
Isaac by the pool
Isaac at the beach
Going for a walk

Today is the anniversary of Isaac’s death. It has been 5 years today. There is not much to say about it, other than to acknowledge it. It was a sad day! It was a cold Sunday morning similar to today. Except now we are in a new home and new sun rays are shining through new windows. Life has gone on without him here with us. Something I never could imagine. We still miss him! He was/is a huge blessing to us, even for the short time we had here together. He spoke without speaking. He impacted my life in a way no other person has. He was one of the greatest teachers in my life, yet he was so small, so limited, by many standards. But that is what made his impression bigger. I look forward to being with him again!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Aubby's Prayer

Please bless Mommy and Daddy to get married. (I guess because she wasn't there, she doesn't think it happened. When I told her we were married she asked, "Where was I?!!" How rude of us not to invite her.)

Please bless Isaac to feel all better. (Brad told her, "Aubryn, Isaac is all better now.")

Aubryn's prayers are rather long lately. Just a few weeks ago she would bless everyone in the world and call it good. Now she goes on and on. Tonight I heard her blessing made up names.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Silly Mom,

You thought you could get lots of stuff done around the house today. You had big plans. High hopes. But we foiled your plan! We kept you too busy!! We didn't sleep. We made messes faster than you could clean. And we kept you busy changing diapers!! Lots of them. Really messy ones! Mwahahahah!
Your kids

Well, maybe they didn't laugh like that. (But sometimes it sure sounded close.)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Can't think of anything to say

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Emma Smith

I love this song about Emma Smith. What a strong woman. She is an example.