Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Best

We took Myra to church for the first time today. It was so nice to go as a family again. We picked a good day to go back...there was soup and bread after the meetings. They do that here about once a month. It's one of those things I LOVE about church here!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Brown Eyed Boy

After we put Glade and Jimmy to bed tonight, Glade kept getting up over and over again. I'm not sure why. Usually I would be annoyed and eventually impatient with him. However, he just kept staring at me with those gorgeous big brown eyes and saying, "I want Mommy." And of course I melted. Because how can you say no to, "I want a kiss" even if he says it 10 times in a row? Some day he won't be asking me for those.

Friday, January 08, 2010

One Month Ago

This edited version contains less blood, tears, & nakedness (you're welcome)! Hopefully it's blog appropriate! :)

I hope you enjoy a glimpse of the miracle we experienced that morning.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Such a Boy!

I was shopping for a few groceries today with the 3 kiddos.

Jimmy said, "Mom, why are you buying more light bullets?"

He meant light bulbs.

With boys everything can be made dirty or violent!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

To: Shelley

Thank you so much for the fun package!
The boys love the little animals.
I adore my new shirt.
Myra's boots are just darling.
We all love the Kool-Aid and Ranch packets.
And your love notes made me cry.

Thanks for making an ordinary day special!
I love you! I miss you like crazy.

Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year's Eve in Holland

Don't you love this up-the-nose shot? I'm sure Jarom & Kristal do!
I think you have not truly seen fireworks until you have been in Holland on New Year's Eve. Many people light off huge fireworks in their front yards. Picture the fireworks the city usually lets off but then imagine them being let off right in front of your regular citizens. And then picture you live on a street with many houses and you have many neighbors lighting them off at the same time. The results...very loud, very cool, very smoky, and slightly scary!

The Peck family was very kind to invite us over once again. If it weren't for them we'd rarely get out! As you can see, their children thoroughly enjoyed the fireworks!

Myra slept!

Glade frowned and whimpered!

Both boys were happier watching the fireworks from inside. Jimmy was okay outside if his ears were covered.

Here's where Alex & Jimmy were at the stroke of midnight. They cared more about the computer game...wonder where Jimmy gets that from?! ;)

One good thing about 1:00 am bedtime...oh wait two...the kids let us sleep in until 10:30 am and they all took a nap today at the same time.

We wish you all a Wonderful New Year...2010!

See For Yourself

Keep in mind these are all lit off by ordinary people...right in front of the house. It's pretty cool to be surrounded by fireworks blowing up!

Even from inside the house, the noise is pretty loud. The fireworks were still going when I went to bed around 2:30 am. I could still see the flashes of light out my bedroom window while I went to sleep.

Jimmy enjoyed it...Glade did not!