You're gonna miss this
Thursday, March 27, 2008
You're gonna miss this
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I came upon this picture and just had to stop and stare and imagine the delicious sleep one could have in this bed. I'd like to save my nickles for this set!
I have this quote beside our bed, pretty much sums it up:
"What a happy and holy fashion it is
that those who love one another
should rest on the same pillow."
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Today my Baby turns ONE!! It just seems like yesterday that he was born! I will never forget that moment....and WHAT an event it was! He was born here at our home in Strasburg on a Friday night, March 23rd at 6:55 p.m.
He weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud Papa!He had long fingers and big hands and really looked like Tyler in a lot of ways. It's really quite the story of how he came into the world: Jake had to deliver him because the midwife didn't make it here in time!!!! Or, maybe I should rephrase that and say I delivered him and he CAUGHT him!! I had been having contractions for two days, every 10-20 minutes so I thought it would go fast, but we had no idea that it would go THAT fast!! Next time we have a baby you can be sure I'll be calling WAY ahead of time!
Here is Tyler playing in the birthing pool before Luke was born. I was in such shock when Luke came without anyone else here.
I was praying, "I speak life to you in the name of Jesus," and calling out to Jake, "pray, honey, pray." Of course, Jake, the ever calm man that he is kept saying, "he's fine, honey, he's breathing." I think I was in such dismay that he was born and no one was here, I couldn't relax and truly believe that all was well!! About 4 minutes later the midwife got here. (Later she told us she was going to stop to get something to eat, but had a feeling she should get here!!) Oh my word! We were so thankful that we had a safe delivery here at home, even though it turned out to be a little bit MORE of an adventure then I had bargained for!!
"In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." Job 12:10
Here Tyler is meeting his baby brother for the first time. This is my brother Tom, who Luke was named after. Luke Thomas.
Luke's personality is started to blossom and it's so fun watching him become HIM! He laughs hysterically at Tyler and likes to tease him as well. This morning Jake and I were talking about the boys and how their births hold such similarities to their personality. For Luke, he just held back for a bit, (he was a week late) and when he decided he was good and ready, HE CAME...READY OR NOT!!!! He knows what he wants and when he wants it and you are sure to hear about it. He loves his Mama, loves to snuggle close and read books until he's had enough....and then, that's it...onto something more exciting. He won't sit in front of a video for anything, too much to do and see. He LOVES to eat. Most days I can safely say he eats more then Tyler!! He will pounce on you if you are lying on the ground. He will give you a kiss if you beg long enough! I anticipate watching his personality come to life even more in this next year!
WE LOVE YOU LUKE THOMAS!
I"ll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be."
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The time we had together was so special. Thank you Lindy for taking the time to come for a visit. We stand with you and love you dearly! We'll see you soon, hopefully at YOUR doorstep this time.
"Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Each one of them is Jesus in disguise."
~ Mother Teresa~
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I'll be sure to let you know if we win!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Cartwheels turn to car wheels thru the town
And they tell him,Take your time, it won't be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game."
~Joni Mitchell, "Circle Game"~
Saturday, March 8, 2008
"These are the days,
These are days you’ll remember.
Never before and never since, I promise
Will the whole world be warm as this
And as you feel it,
You’ll know it’s true
that you are blessed and lucky." ~10,000 Maniacs
Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. waitress, (with my cool friend Jena...good times).
2. cleaned houses, (since I was 9....my Mom owns a cleaning business).
3. nanny for two little girls, ages 1 and 3, (who are now 9 and 11 and still come to my house every chance they get!!) LOVE THEM!
4. wedding coordinator.
Four places I have lived:
1. honolulu, hawaii, (2 months at age 14)
2. monroe, NC
3. Jabalpur, India
4. strasburg, PA
Four TV shows I watch:
2. american idol
3. access hollywood, (yes, i like to keep up on the celebs!)
4. amazing race
Four Places I have been:
1. india, (will go again someday I am sure)
3. bali, indonesia
4. honolulu, hawaii
Four people who e-mail me (regularly):
Four of my favorite foods:
1. thigh...i mean thai, (that's what my husband would say!! HA)
2. frosted mini wheat's before bed.
3. ribs w/ lots of sauce.
4. not sure if this counts as "food", tall, decaf, white chocolate mocha.
Four Places I'd rather be right now:
1. in bed.
3. for at least 8 hours
Four things I look forward to:
1. planting flowers.
2. parenting conference in harrisburg this month.
3. performing on the stage again....Anne of Green Gables May 30-31st at Garden Spot H.S.
4. watching Luke learn to walk...and then run....and then jump!
Now I tag Mary June and Jeane! Have a happy Saturday!!
Friday, March 7, 2008
There is a precious little tea shop in a town near here. The owners are true British ladies which makes the experience that much more enjoyable. The food was amazing! (sorry, no pictures, I was enjoying myself too much to stop to take a picture!!)
The front entrance a little "general store" of sorts, all kinds of treats from England and abroad...it truly transported me to a far-away place.
this was my favorite feature of the place....SO creative.
Please come for a visit and we'll enjoy ourselves at this little hideaway.
I never tire of your company & our conversations.
"To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time."~Clara Ortega