Thursday, August 13, 2009

little patients

so thankful these are well child visits.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

brynne can see God

eve said tonight. it all started with "once upon a time" (eve's favorite thing to do with daddy every night but since he was out, i had to use my not so imaginative imagination) so we were talking about pregnancy and the uterus and pushing babies out and how eve wants to have a baby and how God makes every good thing including babies. and how we can't see God- she thought this meant that He must be in the ground- but can see all the things He made, so she thought that since God put brynne in my "belly"- i swore i would never use this inaccurate terminology so i grit my teeth when it happens- , she must have seen Him when He did it. which started a whole other conversation about brynne not having eyes in the beginning, etc, etc, etc.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


is my newborn really 5 1/2 months old? oh, how to sum up these past 5 months... in some ways, i've been very glad; in others, quite sad.

glad: that the nightmare the twins have suffered is- i'm praying- behind them (; that breastfeeding is no longer excruciatingly painful; that brynne sleeps through the night and is a happy healthy butterball; that eve is a startingly super big sister; that don & i are implementing some things to help us navigate this thing called marriage; that the shock of our outrageous tax bill has subsided; that i can (almost) fit into my jeans; that jesus is real (ok, maybe those last two don't really go together or maybe the latter is the reason for the former?)

sad: that there are way too many people suffering around us- way way too many, way way too young; that there are people so desperate to make $ that they will trample on others in the process; that fear still has its ugly grip on me; that my baby girl is approaching 6 months already (i love every minute of babyhood- hmmm, point #2 has apparently slipped my mind); that there's not enough time in the day to do all that i want to: parenting, partnering, part-timing-- referring to work here--, befriending, neighboring, cooking, sunscreening, cleaning -- no wait, that's not something i want to do--, photographing, reading, showering, praying, gardening, couponing (had to throw that in), and oh ya, serving others.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Monday, December 22, 2008