Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Here they are!

So many people have been begging, so here are some recent pictures. Many thanks to Shanna for snapping these for us!

Okay, I don't know how to turn this around or delete it now that I have it on here! So, turn your head sideways! This next one is my favorite picture ever!

Monday, May 18, 2009

You never know...

You never know how your life is going to turn out. There are so many things I never foresaw for myself, some good, some bad, all working together for the final good. You know I never thought I would be twenty-six and not have a college education. I never thought I'd have a miscarriage. I never thought I'd love anyone as much as I love Jon and Benjamin. I never thought I'd have a c-section. I never thought I'd be diagramming sentences at midnight....
Okay, let me explain. I was nervous about leaving the baby to return to work today, so I had some trouble falling asleep last night. My sweetheart was reading to me in an attempt to lull me into dreamland and I heard this sentence: In a moment they were outof the light and in the eerie shadows cast by the rising moon, just showing its brilliant face above the hill behind the house. And I said from behind my sleepmask, under the sheets, to my husband, in the middle of the night, "Man, that's a lot of prepositions in one sentence!" After talking for a while about the particulars of prepositional phrases and other sentence parts, we laughed at ourselves. I said, "I never saw this coming. I just never thought I'd be diagramming sentences in the middle of the night with my husband." Really, you never know.

Good, Good, Good

Today my son requested a song. Well, that might be an exageration, but it's fun to say anyway. I was giving him his after-bath massage and I said, "Benjamin, how does that feel?" He said, "Goo, Goo, Goo," which I'm pretty sure means "good, good, good" and is a reference to a song I often sing to him:
I feel good, good, good
I feel good, O yes my Lord
There's just somethin' 'bout the Spirit of Jesus
That makes me feel good, good, good, good

Monday, May 4, 2009

Songs on Repeat

I have a really annoying habit of playing songs that speak to me over and over and over and over and over again until my heart has them memorized. When I was in high school and the movie Titanic came out, it was the song "My Heart Will Go On" (don't judge me--you know you loved that song! Of course I, like you, can no longer stand it because I played it to death). When we got married it was "At Last" by Netta James. When we lost April Baby, it was "Held" by Natalie Grant. Yesterday, after a great weekend with my sweetie, it was this:
Remember when
I was young and so were you
Time stood still and love was all we knew
You were the first, so was I
We made love and then you cried
Remember when

Remember when
We vowed the vows and walked the walk
Gave our hearts, made a start, and it was hard
We lived and learned, life through curves
There was joy, there was hurt
Remember when

Remember when
Old ones died, new were born
Life was changed, disassembled, rearranged
We came together, fell apart
We broke each other's hearts
Remember when

Remember when
The sound of little feet was the music
We danced to week to week
Brought back the love, we found trust
Vowed we'd never give it up
Remember when

We bought this Alan Jackson cd on our honeymoon because of this song. We had no idea then how much we would love each other now. I hope I'll discover this song again in a few years and have it on repeat...and another few years after that....and another few years after that.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Too much Seuss???

This is a copy of the shopping list I gave Jon today for the produce section. Does one item seem a little strange?

-green bell pepper
-red bell pepper
-baby carrots
-green eggs

I think I need to get some sleep.