Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Special Day

Today was my birthday! I woke up this morning to a beautiful world that God had decorated with sparkling snow just for me and a delicious breakfast in bed. I had never had a real breakfast in bed before! My amazing husband had gotten up and prepared pastries, apples, raspberries (yum!) and coffee and brought it in to me while I was still sleeping then spent a wonderful 40 minutes just sitting and enjoying the time with me. It was fantastic! No interruptions!

This afternoon my sweet mother-in-law took myself and my sister-in-law, Laura, who is visiting out to lunch. Someday we will have to reserve an entire restaurant to have all of us daughter-in-laws go out together, but for now it's just the two of us!

When I got home our sweet Miss Mary had made me a beautiful birthday cake!

I love birthdays! Someone ( I won't name names!) just the other day said to me, " I think that birthdays don't mean as much when you get older", but I'm afraid I'll have to disagree! I still am so blessed by the little things that people do to make my day a special one. 39 people sent me birthday greetings on Facebook! My life long friend swung by my house and dropped off a present for me last week. All of my grandparents and grandparents-in-law sent me birthday cards. My mom sent over our traditional " birthday table cloth". I feel a little shallow saying this, but things like that just thrill the socks off me!
What do you think? Are birthdays just another day for you, or do you still love them too? Maybe I'm just not old enough yet! Thanks to all of you who have blessed me in all the small and great ways! Just in case you're wondering ( and couldn't read the cake), I turned 23 today.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cheerio Days

Well, We have officially entered at our house what I will halfway affectionately call, " The Cheerio Days".
If you're a mom like me you know what they are. The days of not being able to walk through your house without having some soggy something stuck to your sock. The days of hearing a gentle "crunch" every other step. The days of feeling like your kids are human vacuum cleaners!

She gets so much enjoyment out of being able to feed herself though, that I think it makes it somehow worth it all.

Needless to say I was very excited about my birthday present from my parents this year! It sure will come in handy!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Just one day at a time

Sorry once again for my lack of posting. Life goes on here as usual. Wake up in the morning ( We've been working at 6:00 for David and I, although I still rebel every morning at the thought of it!), have some coffee and some time in the Bible while waiting for the wood stove to heat up, make breakfast and eat with the little ones making it down the stairs. The last few mornings Bethany follows her sister down saying over and over " Lydia, thank you for waiting for me!". Daddy leaves for work and we girls get on with our day.

I so easily forget to be thankful for very moment I have with my children. They are growing up right in front of my eyes and even with the tremendous blessing of being able to stay home with them, I still need reminded to take advantage of the time I have with them. I can get so caught up in the busyness of life that I'm shocked at times to realize how long it's been since I've painted Lydia's toes or any of the other things that I keep telling her we'll do "later", or "maybe tomorrow".

Havilah is now crawling all around the house and it amazes me to think that my infant will be walking in only a couple of months! Wasn't she just born?

Last Saturday we had our second trip to the emergency room as parents. Bethany tripped ( for the 4,oooth time) and happened to hit her head just right on the edge of the plate she was carrying and split her forehead. Thankfully they didn't have to give her any stitches, they simply super-glued it!

I was reminded again of how you never know what a day will bring. I'm so thankful to know a God who has everything in His control. It makes it such a joy to live every moment of everyday! Which reminds me, I need to go paint some toes!