Tuesday, February 21, 2017
When We sent Halee off to college I had no idea how literally we were "sending her away." However, the man she's chosen is someone I will gladly hand her over to. I know she's safe, loved and taken care of. I'm certain she'll be happy and as a parent, isn't that all we really want? Happiness for our children? I can't even convince myself to be sad because when I look in her eyes and see that she's happy I can only be equally as happy, and what does that make me? A happy mom.
I never thought I'd try to ski. If it had been my choice I would have said "heck no, try again" but I have a very persistent husband and he harassed me until I gave in. I've only been three times now and yes, it's getting easier. But my rear end is paying for it. Talk about a good workout when you're snowplowing for 3 hours straight because you're afraid to gain momentum. It's been fun though, I have to admit. Watching the kids love it and become good at it is the reward at the end.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
This is the backdrop I found on my husbands phone today. When I met Chris and his family for the first time I realized very quickly that my future father in law wasn't a man of many words. I learned over time though that he was indeed a man of wisdom, selflessness and family. I've always had a special place in my heart for him. Is it because he raised a boy that loves me and puts my needs as his top priority? Well, yes...I believe it is. I owe him so much.
Actually not..lets just sleep instead. I know I've posted pictures of these two and their sleeping escapades before but this one in particular looked exactly like Chris was praying. When I showed him the picture he said "oh my gosh, my bald head makes me look like a Martian!!" I of course said "um...no it doesn't." But then I looked closer and had to agree that the picture looks a little on the Martian-ish side but it's only the angle. I reassured him that he had a very sexy bald head and I think he's going to be ok now.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
I don't know why but this picture makes me smile. It's Grace's feet. It reminds me that she still has small feet, but also that because her feet are growing...she's growing. Halee's feet were just this small and now she's an adult. Austin's feet are two sizes bigger than his dad's. Connors are a size bigger than his dad's. Christian is catching up quickly. Their feet are growing...and so are they. Raising these children is the best gift Heavenly Father has given me. It's him telling me that he loves me because they are so special....he must value me if he trust me to care for them. if I do nothing else in this life, raising them would be enough.