Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Please excuse the pajamas and messy hair . . . it was a Sunday evening.
You know how that goes!
(Check out Owen's face in this picture! Pretty funny!)
I can't believe this will be our fifth year decorating for Christmas at the cemetery.
Time is so strange.
It feels like forever and yet it feels like it was all just yesterday.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This past week a good friend of mine dropped off a CD of pictures she had taken for me when Owen was a week old. I was so excited to see what she had done!
I totally started crying when I saw this picture . . . The word that came to my mind was BLISS.
I still remember those first few weeks after Owen was born. I literally remember sitting on the couch holding my sleeping newborn and watching my happy two year old play and thinking to myself, "I want to freeze time."
I didn't have much responsibility for anything other than taking care of my boys for that time. I let everything go by the wayside and I have to say - I am glad I did that. My house may have been a disaster and laundry piled to the ceiling. I may have neglected other work and church responsibilities for a time, but those few precious weeks with Owen were blissful.
Now, nine months later, life is back to chaos and hectic schedules. Life has returned to its normal and busy pace. Now Owen isn't a sleeping newborn and Jack is a little more older, wild and crazier too. But just looking at these pictures helped me remember that blissful time at the beginning of this year where my life stood still for a moment and I was able to love on these sweet boys I have been given without another care in the world.
I am grateful for my life experiences that have taught me to be grateful for the small things like this. Life is so much more meaningful and enjoyable when we can savor the simple and small things.
Posted by Lindsay at Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
this month Owen:
weighs 20 lbs
crawls all over the house (mostly arm crawls)
can pull himself up to stand
eats and eats and eats
had his first hospital experience for a urological procedure
had his fourth haircut
loves to give kisses
has four teeth
belly laughs when he is bugging Jack
loves watching Baby Einstein and jumping in his jumper to the music
says Dada and Baba and Nana
He is such a blessing in our lives. I am so grateful for his sweet spirit and calm nature!
Posted by Lindsay at Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Today Owen had a little urological procedure done at the hospital. He did well and was such a champ! Now he is home recovering and cuddling in my arms.
Posted by Lindsay at Monday, November 21, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Where have a been these last two weeks?
Gearing up and preparing for potty training Jack - that's where!
So, I read the books.
Posted by Lindsay at Tuesday, November 15, 2011