Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Life is good...



All week long I think of things to share with y'all and I finally get a moment to sit down and I can't think of much at all. It'll probably be remembered as I sit here though. We're all doing remarkably well for having a major life change just two and half weeks ago. My mom's visit has helped this transition go as well as it has. She has worked so hard to keep me from working at all. She leaves next Monday and reality will slap us around a bit. I've only been alone with my two little ones a few times so far. Tuesday, I took them to Play Group by myself and I took a picture when I got them both in the car (as seen in the slide show). You'll notice a lot of grandparents in the slideshow. Our kids are very fortunate to have so many grandparents. Six grandparents, six great grandparents and one great great grandma (Z met two great greats). My Dad is still overseas and won't be over to see baby Juju until the week of Thanksgiving, I know he's super bummed about that. He'll make it just in time for her to smile while she's awake and actually be awake a little.

A quick update: I just heard tonight that our friend, Matt, actually won a gun from the gun raffle I posted about a while back. Way to go, Matt!

A funny story from Wednesday's nap time: I went upstairs to wake up Z and a fire engine was blaring just as I did. I asked Z if he heard the siren, then Juju screamed and so I asked Z which one he thought was louder, the fire engine or his baby sister and with his eyes still closed he responded, "Car." Just to be ornery and because I know he loves fire engines I asked him, "Which one do you love more, fire engines or your baby sister?" Bleary eyed he smiled really big, sat up and I kid you not, he kissed his sister who was in my arms. He's a boy of few words, at least words that I understand, but he certainly understands us.

This was just too perfect not to share: Even though the economy stalls...
Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vine; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation. The Sovereign Lord is my strength!
Habakkuk 3:17-19a (NLT)
(found on the back of our bulletin on Sunday)






4 comments:

kristina said...

awesome pictures. I love the one of them sleeping together. I get so nastalgic for my two being that itty bitty when I see the pics of your together. I'm sure they will adore each other just as much as mine do. I think that is probably the most awesome thing of all. :)

Trish D said...

Great pictures - and so glad to hear that the transition to 2 kiddos is going well. Thanks for sharing that verse as well.

Kristin said...

Precious photos! And I love the stories too! Z is a great big brother! :)

Laura said...

You guys have such a beautiful family! The pictures are great and make us feel like we're getting to see them grow. Thanks for sharing!