Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I am thankful for the taxes I pay,
Because it means I am employed.
I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party,
Because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
I am thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug,
Because it means I have enough to eat.
I am thankful for my shadow that watches me work,
Because it means I am out in the sunshine.
I am thankful for a lawn to mow, windows to clean and gutters to fix,
Because it means I have a home.
I am thankful for the complaining I hear about the government,
Because it means we have freedom of speech.
I am thankful for the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot,
Because it means I am able to walk and I have been blessed with transportation.
I am thankful for my huge heating bill,
Because it means I am warm.
I am thankful for the pile of laundry and ironing,
Because it means I have clothes to wear.
I am thankful for weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day,
Because it means I have been able to work.
I am thankful for the alarm that rings early in the morning hours,
Because it means I am alive.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
These crinkle toys are really cute! What is with babies and their obsession with plastic bags? These toys have crinkle cellphane sewn inside, so now babies can have their plastic bags and eat them too!
These appliqued t-shirts were a gift for my trainer who is getting ready to have a baby in November. He's a huge Chicago bears fan and he has a band thus the shapes. I had my friend Katy make me some of her darling bows to match. For her etsy store click here
I also sewed a rag quilt for baby Alex that I posted a couple weeks ago. Anyway since none of these have really done anything to cure the baby hunger, I've decided to start quilting (with the help of my mother who is coming soon!) and I'm hoping this will do the trick...
Monday, August 10, 2009
I dont know...I think he might like it...
The second cake experience was at our little pool party with friends the next day where we had Elmo cupcakes. This time he did get quite messy, and we were very thankful for the hose and outdoor shower at the pool.
as you can see Elmo got a nose transplant right away
Then afterward we waited for Dad to get home from the hospital to open his presents, which turned into more of a learning opportunity for Miss Mya, up until this point she was under the impression, if its wrapped..it's hers.
This last year with him has definitely had its ups and downs, but we're so glad he is with us. Here's to many many many more!
P.S. I couldn't resist a "shout out" for my husband who received his Board exam scores, a couple days ago! He got an absolutely amazing score! I am so proud of him. He works extremely hard, to do well on these tests, while still giving up time to be with his family and needy wife. Way to go, honey!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Two of the Matriarchs of the family. The one on the right makes a mean sandwich =)
Andrea with her girls Riley and Parker
All 6 grand daughters
1 Granny Cook, 1 Mom, 4 daughters, 1 large tree = ???
4 generations of daughters, Wilson Chapter
4 generations of daughters, Brooks chapter
4 generations of daughters, Christensen chapter
Born 3 days apart, attached at the hip, Grace and Riley
These two will always be babies in my mind...even though they clearly are not.
This actually would have been a perfect picture if Miss Mya wasn't such a turkey
between the 4 of us, we know everything.
"Like Mother like daughter" doesn't even come close...
Christensen girls, Jennie, Abigail, and Grace
Mom with her own brood
My #1 Fave....not a bad lookin bunch...
The longer I go throughout life, the more I've come to realize, all you can do is stick with the people that will love you for who you are, no matter what, and rely on eachother to help you get through.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
1. He didn't come with a difficult pregnancy...well compared to Mya
2. His smile lights up the whole room.
3. He's fun to snuggle with
4. He cries so much, he reminds us that we're thankful to not be deaf.
5. He's always festive
6. He's a good eater, I can't seem to feed him enough.
7. He's a good little brother, he LOVES to laugh with Mya
8. His laugh is contagious.
9. I only know 1 other person with eyes as pretty as his ;o)
10. He looks just like one of the most handsome men I know.
11. He's a good camper.
12. Since he was 2 months old he has slept through the night.
Most of all we love him because he is ours. You have caused us to laugh and cry, smile and sing. Happy Birthday, handsome Aiden, God has certainly blessed us.