Sunday, December 28, 2008

This kid...

This kid just about does me in half of the time.  Of course...he has the capability to get away with murder...just look at him.  He's a charmer, a flirt, and as cuddly as they come.  He's just...sweet.  He is a sweet sweet boy. 

Some of my favorite phrases he's really started using...

"You no DO dat!" (with his tiny little finger wagging)

"Do dat duh deeuun" (aka "do that again"  He most commonly says this when Marty is throwing him through the air.  He's a bit of a dare-devil)

"I yuh you" (melts my heart...can't beat an "I Love you")

"Das sunny" (aka "that's funny".  We hear this all the time...everything is funny to this little squirrel monkey)

and what we hear most of all?

"I no yike dis" (he is the pickiest eater, we hear "I don't like this" all of the time)

What are your kiddos favorite sayings?  And MUST write them phonetically *smile*

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Marty!  

My bounty is as deep as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
--William Shakespeare

(my husband hates Shakespeare, but this isn't his blog now, is it?  I love me some Shakespeare...)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just a Quickie...

Due to the heavy volume of work I have to do...this is all you're going to get in the form of a post.  Please enjoy my youngest digging into the depths of his soul...or nose...whatever.

Monday, December 8, 2008

She is Mine!!

I was making one of my very favorite meals for myself yesterday (a baked potato) with one of my very favorite potato's (Yukon Gold)...when my daughter noticed something after I had pulled it out of the microwave.  It was a hot potato.  And quite wrinkley.  


My daughter saw the above sight and said "Hey!  Your lunch is smiling at me!"

The Heaven's parted, everything clicked into place...this girl was mine.  Oh, thank-you Lord for  my creative-minded daughter...she is everything I have ever wanted and more.  

Had Marty seen the above potato, his reply simply would have been, in very mannish form, "Lunch!"  I suspect the same from my little boy...but they're men, what can you expect in the Right Brain department?  

SO...take a look at the little yukon lovely up above and tell me, do you see the cute little smugish grin of a potato face?  You know you want to...

Friday, December 5, 2008

This Man

I love this man...whatever our souls are made of, His and mine are the same. (Emily Bronte)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


With Thanksgiving at our backs...I have yet to release the "What I'm Thankful For" mindset...only because one of the things I am most thankful for is always present in my mind.  

You love 'em, you hate ' just can't be rid of 'em.  And there is a grand reason for that.  God created families to act as our earthly support system (or, that's what they should be...everyone fails at some point).  Families are often like a bad matter how you want to shake it off, it stays with you for much longer than you would like.  I think this is God's plan.  You can drop friends much easier than you can drop family;  it is a much less complicated process (still painful, but less complicated).  Complicated, however, is the name of the game when it comes to family.  You can't simply drop them...because no matter how delectable that idea seems, you know the ties will forever be there. God's design.  

So...clearly from the diatribe above, you may deduce I've had some issues with family in my past.  You'd be right!!  And, I'm sure you're also wondering why Family happens to be what I am so thankful for!  I am just a ball of contradictions, aren't I?  Get used to it..there is no end in sight...

I've been lucky enough to marry into a kick-a@# family.  With all of the shortcomings in the other familial areas of my life, God was awesome enough to give me a family who did think it was important to build me up, instead of tear me down.   I have a great mother-in-law...she fills me with spiritual wisdom, and joy, and advice, and love, and re-affirmation, and...well...I really could go on forever.  

Marty's Grandmother...a woman full of grace and beauty...she's the person I want to become when I am grey and wrinkley.  She is the most generous person I've ever known...her Faith is written plainly across her face.

My brother is still one of my very best friends ever...I can tell that man anything (and his wife?  Don't get me started!)  My mom claims that we get along so well because we are 7 years apart, while I just think you'd be silly not to love him.  I didn't date much growing up...even when I did I was never totally satisfied...I know now that every guy I'd ever consider dating had to meet the standard set by my Bro.  To this day only one guy has.  

So...clearly I've been profoundly blessed by family...I am daily shown what Family should be (and what it shouldn't be).