Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Best Part of Waking Up...

Thingus Maximus and Mimi the Cute have always been the more caring of the four kids (I started writing this before the twins were born). Not that the others don't care, these two are just more people oriented. Proof of this is that these two are the ones who make my coffee.

One of my favorite stories is about when Maximus was about a year old; Minimus was just crawling around. One day after church the four of us were just sitting on the living room floor playing together, and Maximus made his first cup of pretend coffee. He carefully brought me the pretend cup and put it gently in my hands. However, he was so excited that he'd made coffee that he had to help me drink it. He lifted the pretend cup and poured the coffee down my throat.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Holidays and Birthdays: A Life Changing Photo Reel

The holidays have come, and mostly gone. And, this year, things will never be the same. I guess things never are, from year to year; and things that only happen once, like the eldest turning seven and new babies, are certainly life changing. 

Thingus Maximus made this during Advent. I
did not put it away with the Advent decorations. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

A Couple Of Twins

Pardon our silence on the blog this week, but we've been busy for a couple days now working on evicting the twins from their comfy warm home in the womb and bringing them into their mother's arms. There will be pictures aplenty when said twins finally make their entrance. Until then, prayers are much appreciated!

Friday, January 1, 2016


As we start a new year, I'm trying to reflect on how grateful I am for the good things that happened in 2015. I'm still pregnant, and my brain is still fried; it's hard to think of much of anything.  I do know that I have a lot to be thankful for.

There are the obvious big things: that my husband and my children are all happy and healthy, that we have a warm house and a working vehicle, that Nick has a job, for the precious gifts of new life given to us.

But there are so many little things that have happened, especially in the last few months of the year. And those are the things that I am specifically grateful for.