Sunday, November 28, 2010


A peek of somebody new in the Shop.
Oh, and speaking of shops, there is a baby naming contest going on here: The Net Loft , with a chance to win a skein of beautiful Three Irish Girls yarn.

autumn's first snowpeople

I love its hair and nose.
E showed his brother how to make a snowboy, and helped just a little.

Friday, November 26, 2010

el sol

It was so cold today, but... the sun was out! Oh I needed it so badly. It must have heard me calling it, to please come out.

And so our fun for the day was rock sliding on the frozen lake. Yep, who can skid it the farthest! Simple, but very fun. My arm should be good and stiff tonight. The boys and grandma had a good time, and there was only one slip and quick dip in the water, which resulted in a very soaked mitten; but pony boy dealt with it well, as he wanted to remain outside for as long as possible.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

go in...go out

I am writing this on the eve of Thanksgiving, and what has been one of the hardest days in my life as a mama; but just as minutes ago I have tucked in my boys, I am so very grateful for everything I have. For new experiences, feelings, and dreams going in...and going out of my life.

I realize it is not okay to live in a fantasy world of everything being lovely around me. I know I have to embrace and deal with challenges that seem to grow larger daily. I have to, because loving means it is going to be hard sometimes, and I have to love that too. I realize that I do not know why I am being presented with challenges, but I have to accept that it is all part of the Great Spirit's plan. I simply have to trust and love, and I am thankful for this to have finally sunk in. This giving in comes with benefits though; it means a weight has lifted off from inside me (as I hand it over to the One I trust in), it means new friendships, new plans, new dreams, and loving my family for everything that they are and ever will be. I hope that you, my family and friends are thankful for everything that you have as well.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

so big

Last night was his third night without his diapers. Hooray Jonas! He was so happy with himself.
And here he is going down the slide with no hands.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Someone I wouldn't want to get closer...
and closer.
A werewolf and Superman out for tricks or treats.
Superman became quite brave, after seeing that his brother the werewolf would dare get treats from the scariest house on the block.

A ride in the fire engine (the best thing about Halloween according to Superman);

and he just had to have a second ride, because nothing beats the front and the constant pulling of the horn.