first moment I laid eyes on her just a year ago this past week. I never realized that you could love children that weren't your own until my nieces came along and they have been such a wonderful addition into our lives and our family. Her sister is a firecracker, and while I love her to pieces, I have felt a special connection with Evie since the first time I held her. The Boy™ and I were honored when his sister and her husband asked us over the summer if we would be her Godparents. We of course accepted and after having to cancel due to that Nor'easter last month, had the Baptism this past weekend.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
124. A late afternoon fall hike with some coworkers. Great way to end the day.
125. Warm November sunshine.
126. Quiet at the end of an unpleasant day.
127. Many things to give thanks for, including a delicious and safe meal and the love of each other.
128. A family trip to the movies filled with laughter.
129. Remembering loved ones who have gone to be with God as we decorated the tree.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Somehow we have made it past the middle of November, and Thanksgiving is next week. I'm not really sure how this has happened, but multiple trips to the calendar have confirmed this rumor, and my family has assured me that in fact, we will be eating turkey at this time next week. (well, not this exact time anyhow) There's all sorts of noise, for lack of a better work, in the world surrounding Thanksgiving. You hear about it on the radio, or the TV, or read about it in the paper or on the internet. The best way to cook a turkey or the best stuffing recipe or how to decorate your table so that even your cranky old aunt Betsy is impressed. Does it really matter? I think we place too much importance on the wrong part of the holiday. We end up tired, stressed out and cranky with dry turkeys and overcooked stuffing that took 5 hours to cook and 15 minutes to eat and ended with a table full of bickering family members. Where is the enjoyment in that?
Saturday, November 12, 2011
|much like the rest of the year, the colors were a bust|
Instead of posting about all of these things, I've come to ask for your help. If you could send some good thoughts and prayers over here to help lift some of that weight, I would so greatly appreciate it. Just me, and all of this stuff that is crushing my spirit. If you could keep my Grandpa in your good thoughts and pray that when his time comes to go and join my Grandma, that it's quick and peaceful, I would greatly appreciate it.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
|my tree swing.. buried in snow|
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant,
to enact gratitude is generous and noble,
but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven."
Johannes A. Gaertner