Lovin' My Family

I went to my parent's house today.  My sister is in town, and my grandpa even came over.  We all had lunch together and then Henry, Grandpa, and I played with Tinker Toys.  I don't ever remember Grandpa playing with us as kids, so it's really neat to see him doing that now.  I think he enjoys having a boy great-grandson because he and my grandma had 5 kids...all boys.  I think he can just relate to them better.

Anyway, that is not the point of this post.  The point of this post is this:

As Henry and I were preparing to leave, my dad offered Henr

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Since today is Thanksgiving, I figured I would be as cliche as everyone else and list some of the things I'm thankful for.  This is, by no means, an exhaustive list.  :o)

I'm thankful for my relationship with Jesus.  I'm thankful that He forgives me and then forgets about all those yucky sins I tend to commit.  I'm thankful that He died on the cross for me.  I would be utterly and completely lost without Him.

I'm thankful for my husband.  John is such a wonderful complement to me; he is all the things I'm not.  So many times I wish I was mo

O little blog, how I have neglected you!

Wow, it's been three weeks since I wrote anything for this blog!  I'm so sorry, my faithful few readers.  Time sure flies when you're........busy.

So let's see, since October 14th, what has happened in my world?

Well, on October 15th, I made a birthday cake for my sister-in-law, who was turning 16.  She wanted chocolate cake and chocolate icing (yuck!

Family Pictures

We had family pictures made on September 18 at Tanglewood Park.  Stacy from Studio22 Photography took them for us again this year, and as usual, they turned out beautifully.  Here are a few of them!

Melt My Heart

Whenever I lay Henry down for a nap or bedtime, I always say something like, "I love you, Henry.  Night night."  Or sometimes I use "nap nap" instead if it's a nap.  That was John's idea, and it's cute, so I use it, too.

Lately, Henry will say, "Night night" in response, even if it's just a nap.  Sometimes he'll even say it before we nurse, and if I just lay him down, he turns his cute little head back and forth, back and forth, and goes off to sleep.

Today, at nap time, though, Henry added to his statement.

I said, "I love you, Henry. 

So Far This Week

Way To Wake Up Monday

Henry woke up at 6:45 to nurse.  I brought him in bed with me and nursed him, and when he got done he acted like he wanted to play.  So I let him play on my bed while I got dressed.  I went in the bathroom to put my contacts in, and I hear "Night night, mommy."  I walk back into the bedroom and find my sweet Henry has covered himself with the sheet and is acting like he is going to sleep.  "Uhsa, uhsa," he says, which is his word for "nurse."  That's the best way I know how to spell it; it doesn't sound quite like

Henry's First Artistic Masterpiece

Thursday, during school, while Miss B and our neighbor were painting their salt maps, Henry wanted to paint, too.  Since my parents were here, I let him.  They supervised his painting adventures, while I supervised my students' painting adventures.

I don't think his art is half bad; in fact, I really like it!


Homeschooling AND making a toddler feel loved AND keeping the house from imploding AND driving to soccer games is probably the hardest thing I've ever done in my life.  I am tired most of the time and feel like I give and give all day without getting much back in return.  Such is the life of a mommy, I guess.

But sometimes there are funny things.  Like today.  We were driving home from Concord where Miss B's soccer game was today.  My car was full...her grandpa and cousin, Miss B, me, Henry, and our next door neighbor.  We're headed up I-85 wh

What's Going On

Wow, it's been three weeks since I posted anything.  Well, I've been very busy, so that's why this poor blog hasn't had any love lately.

Here's what's up with our family:

John--Still working four days a week at McGuire, then coming home and mowing and finishing up projects around our house.  His Aunt and Uncle from TN are in this weekend and so we have been spending time with them.

Me--Homeschooling five days a week plus making Henry feel wanted and loved plus keeping Miss B busy leave me ZERO time for myself.  That's part of why I haven't been bl

Happenings Around Here

This will be short and probably not even in complete sentences, but I figured I would let you in on the craziness around here.

~Had gum grafting on Tuesday.  For the third time.  No, it's not any more fun now than it was the first time.  Can't chew on that side or use a straw or bite into anything or brush that part of my mouth.  Mom was here, and that was good, because all I wanted to do was sleep.  Feeling much better now.

~Cleaning out the study.  Like, totally out, nothing left in it.  John will be painting Friday and Saturday.&nbs

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