Thursday, September 23, 2010

Background noise: Evelyn crying
Me: Ezra, what happened?
Pause. . .
Ezra: Ummm. . .basically I pinched her
Basically, huh?!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Four Months

Hard to believe that my baby is four months today. . .

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Go Vikings!

Here's hoping a better Vikings season than today. . .

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The grocery store

What is it about a grocery store that has the ability to suck out every ounce of energy I have?! I timed everything perfectly today - kids fed, Lucas not sleepy. . .but we fell apart as soon as I put the first item in my cart. Lucas started fussing. . .Evelyn started crawling out of the cart. . .I got Evelyn back in the cart only to have her and Ezra start picking on each other and alternate which one was screaming. Lucas finally fell asleep, although, he shouldn't have needed a nap yet, and I did what any good mom would do. . .I stuck a sucker in Ezra and Evelyn's mouth. We made it home from the store. Now if only there were a fairy to put all the groceries away!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A new stage begins

Uh oh!
I left Lucas on his back this morning
and when I returned,
this is what he looked like. . .

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Sometimes I look at my life and wonder why God has chosen to bless me with so much. I don't deserve it, and often, I forget to be grateful for it. But today, I am grateful for friendship. I celebrated Lucas' birth with my Bible study ladies yesterday. We had lunch at the Habitue in LeMars, a wonderful new coffee shop. As I looked around the table, I knew that God had blessed me with this unique group of women. I can look to them as examples in life stages that I have yet to reach and they are my biggest cheerleaders as I raise my family. We are all from different stages in life, but our friendship is rich, deep, and honest. And we fight for our community and choose it among the busyness of life, because it is precious.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The angels are rejoicing!

Josiah and Simeon both accepted Jesus as their Savior this weekend. Joel prayed with each of them and wrote down what they prayed, with the date, so they will always have a reference of this special day. Josiah's eyes positively light up when he talks about it. I want to weep when I see that. . .an answer to my prayers that my children will come to know Christ at a young age.

On another note, Ezra informed us before bed tonight that Jesus was going to wake him up when he had to go to the bathroom so he could stay dry all night. Aren't you glad Jesus is so interested in all the little details!