Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I love snow.  I always have.  Maybe it is because I lived in Alaska until I was nine.  Maybe it is because it makes everything look so clean and white.  And tonight as the snow continues to fall I am getting ready to settle down and snuggle with my 3 favorite boys to watch a movie and drink hot chocolate.  So, what are some of your favorite things to do when it is snowing?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

weekend excitement/sadness

Today my two kiddos and I head back 'home' to visit family and attend my baby sister's baby shower.  [still can hardly believe in about a month I will be an aunt!!!]  I cannot wait to spend the day with my mom!  See, this is not something I have been able to do...ever.  I have never taken my boys to see Grandma, at her house, for no other reason than just to visit.  Until this summer, my mom had been living in Oregon since shortly after my wedding.  I am super excited to make new memories with her!

Then there will be time for Noah to play outside in the snow with Grandpa and a quiet evening in the house I spent 5 years of my life in.  I can hear the deep sighs of relaxation now.  *sigh*  This weekend will also mean a visit to my favorite in-laws and lots of quality time with Grammy and Poppy for Noah and Taylor.  

So why the sadness at all?  Well, my favorite man in the whole world will not be able to join us.  Work and school schedule do not allow for him to make long trips away from our home.  Alan works so very hard to provide for us and allow me to stay home with our boys.  I am so very thankful for this, but sometime I wish he could work less and be with us more.  By no mean is my husband a workaholic.  He keeps everything balanced and is a very attentive daddy and husband.  Because he is so faithful to follow God's will for his life (and ours) he is a youth pastor and that does not allow many Sundays off throughout the year. [cause we all know pastors only work on Sundays (: ]  And trips, two and a half hours away, with two little boys, for just one night, do not equal much fun and then when you add trying to divide time between 3 houses in 24 hours, it just gets too messy.  So, the boys and I will be making this trip without him.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?

Alright, time to finish packing and get the car loaded.  Can't wait to get there and then I can't wait to get back to my man.  Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

getting started.

Well, here it goes.  I am entering the blog world.  I can't promise that I will keep at this, but here goes nothing.  I don't even know what the purpose of this blog will be yet.  Will I talk about all the wonderful things my two boys and I do during the day?  Or about my ever growing and changing relationship with my Savoir? Or maybe about how much I appreciate my hard working husband?  Could I write about all the joys and struggles of being a pastor's wife?  I guess only time will tell.  So, hurray!!  Here it first blog entry.