Monday, March 24, 2008

Completely Smitten

I just can't get over how much I love this little guy! He just melts my heart about 15 times a day. I've never considered myself a baby person. I know that I enjoyed the time when Justin and Dawson were babies, but I don't remember being so enamored as I am with Chase. Maybe it's because he's my third, and I've finally realized how quickly these little guys grow up, or maybe it's because he is such an easy baby. Whatever the reason I am thankful everyday for the opportunity to know this precious little spirit.

Peace on Earth

Or at least at my house today. I have always been extremely blessed to have boys who take great naps. I'm talkin like 3-4 hour naps. Nap time is the reason that I can have all these crazy boys, and not go completely insane. It's my time for myself. Most days during naps, even though I should be catching up on my never ending list of chores, I do something that I want to do, whether it's sewing, talking on the phone, watching T.V., or just laying around. So about 6 months ago when Justin started fighting me at naptime, I started panicking. But I got through it because I figured out that he would still give me a good nap every other day, then it turned into every 2 days, then every 3, until finally nap time for Justin was just a distant memory. Well today there is peace on my earth again because for the first time in what seems like forever, all 3 boys are asleep at the same time!!! I hardly know what to do with this unexpected free time, but I've decided to get our Easter pictures posted before Christmas hits and it's just too ridiculous to post them anymore!

We had a great Easter. I've been teaching Justin about why we celebrate Easter, not really knowing how much was sticking. So yesterday morning, before church, I was so proud when I asked him to tell me about Easter and he said "Well Jesus suffered for our sins and then bad guys killed him on a cross. Then he rected (short for resurected I'm sure!) so now we can live forever with Him." The kid's amazing, and I know that the credit cannot go to me! Anyway, we spent the afternoon and evening with my family, and Grandma spoiled the boys with plenty of Easter treats like she always does! They loved hunting for eggs all over the house and yard, but were a tad disapointed to find that all the eggs were empty. Grandma explained that they would get the candy after they found all the eggs, but I think they had a hard time understanding what the point was with no candy!! We had a wonderful dinner, and left completely stuffed.

Friday, March 7, 2008

New Look

How do you like our blog's new look? Now I realize that everybody else in the blogging world has figured out how to personalize their blogs ages ago, but I finally figured it out today, and I have to say that I'm pretty proud of myself. I am not a computer person at all, so this was a huge accomplishment for me! Now just in case anybody reading this still might need help with this, here's the blog that walked me through it
As you can see, clickable links are something else that I havn't learned yet! Maybe next month.

Just Me And The Boys

With the addition of our second son Dawson to our family last year, I'm completely outnumbered. At times it seem like life is just one big noisy, dirty, wrestling match! But really I couldn't be more happy! Justin and Dawson are so much fun (most of the time!) It's been so fun to watch them grow and develop. In an attempt to share our stories and pictures with those of you who are interested, I'm starting my first blog. My plan is to keep you updated on what's going on in our lives, but I reserve the right to slack off every now and then! After all I do have a 3 year old and a 1 year old!