Monday, December 17, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Well, it may be about a month later than usual, but the leaves have finally moved into their glorious fall splendor. Photos can never capture how simply breathtaking the mountains are here.
The shot of Lydia and Shane was taken just a few steps out of our front door, good thing Shane was there to catch her as she fell out of the tree huh? :)
Thursday, November 8, 2007
What a fun week Lydia had with my parents. The crazy separation anxiety aside, she was very excited to see them again. With Lydia's inability to allow me to move out of her sight, and my mom's sprained ankle, the week was spent mainly playing cards and eating out. Perfect! Shane and my Dad were able to get out golfing in the glorious weather we are having. I even secured a wheelchair so that my mom and I could get some Christmas shopping done. She was really embarrassed :) It would have been difficult to see them go, but we keep telling ourselves, "only 6 weeks until Christmas in Spokane". It will be our first time spending Christmas with my family since 2001!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
In my book, a rainy fall day falls second only to a blizzard on a winters evening. Before Lydia could catch pneumonia, we trudged back inside for cinnamon toast and hot chocolate. (Both firsts for Lydia.) Then we wrapped up in fleece blankets and read until nap time. I laid her in bed, shut the door to her room and I heard a tiny voice say "Mommy? I love you. Nite nite". Oh be still my heart.
Was that the perfect morning or what? I am tempted to lure Shane home from work to enjoy it with us. No one should have to work on a day like this!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
So, apparently blogging is one of the mandatory activities of motherhood. I think they are fun, but I have resisted in the name of "free time". I was thinking today of all of the things that we are supposed to accomplish in a day. Workout, read our scriptures, spend ample quality time with our children, meaningful conversations with husbands, personal prayer, couple prayer, family prayer, clean house, meditate, shower, prepare 3 nutritious (no trans fat- organic) meals, get 8 hours of sleep, journal.... Then the list for the general necessities; food storage, genealogy, visiting teaching, callings, date night, organized house, sex, keep up with correspondence, reading, service, time with friends, grocery shop, digital scrapbooking, paying bills, entertaining, holiday plans, meetings, FHE, temple attendance...the list goes on and on.
Not that I don't enjoy most of these things. I actually enjoy them all (except maybe the meetings) But there is no possible way that anyone can do them all without literally going insane :) Yet, here I am blogging during the precious hour of TV time that Lydia gets. Yes, I know that the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly advises no TV before the age of 2. Lydia wakes up at 6 am on the dot and is non stop until bed time. I have no relatives around to give me a break. I will take my chances. :)
So...there is my vent. Now I can move on to the fun stuff. (By the way, I am Natalie. Nice to meet you.)