Tuesday, November 30, 2010

one more about sam, then i'll try to find something else to write about.

yep, he's mine.

today we were looking at the ornaments on the tree, and i asked sammy why he was so excited about Christmas. he said "because i like Jesus!"...melt my heart. then he told me he loved me and likes to make me happy. this mama = puddle.

i pray pretty often about how to encourage that sweet spirit and not just "exploit" (for a lack of a better word) it for cuteness' sake, you know? he wants to please, and of course i want to BE pleased, but oh to train him in the way he should go.

he's a keeper.

marcus, well he's a keeper too, but he's having a week already. today it was really quiet and i called out for him...he was in the basement painting himself with markers. the orange mustache was exceptionally well done. and yesterday he put a towel in the toaster and toasted it. i have a scorched towel, but an intact house. for this i am thankful. for that and washable markers. though those were not what marcus used for his artwork today...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

too much.

sam's first real prayer by himself last night:

"dear God, thank you for this day that is ending. amen."

oh my sweet sammy! here he is in july after a friend painted him. hilarious.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

one post a week, according to the calendar, not like every SEVEN days, geez.

since i got a comment (hi mandy!) i'll keep blogging.

jeremy and i spent the better part of an hour on grooveshark tonight looking up bands we listened to in high school and college. if you haven't played on that site, you need to.
i laughed like a hyena. we are COOL and you are missing out on a rockin thursday night if you're not with us singing into our imaginary microphones. my husband is FUN. i like him. and songs i haven't heard in ages.

i am bummed that i missed out on a band called hoi polloi. they make me want to dress like Angela Chase and sneak out of my house on a rainy night.

my husband looks a bit like Lenin. if he wore a tie. but he doesn't ever wear a tie. they make him crazy. and we all know i'm much better at crazy.

i wish my brain held onto useful information the way it holds onto song lyrics. why can't i harness that part of my mind for the good and not the useless. scripture would be a much better thing to stuff in that area of my head. i can sing entire newsboys albums but can't for the life of me remember what i need to buy when i wind up at the grocery story w/o my list.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

to blog or not to blog...

so there's been a bit of a blog renaissance among some buddies of mine. not even people who are connected, but it's just like people decided to blog again, and i like it. it makes me want to join in.
so i'm going try and do a post and picture a week for the rest of the year and see how it goes.

i really want to be a good blogger. i'd love to have a record of these fun days while my boys are little and home with me. there are so many funny stories and great pictures i could put together, even in short posts.

but i just don't ever do it.

i used to scrapbook, which would also be great for keeping memories fresh.

but i don't ever do that either.

i'm a quitter! booo!!!

no i'm not a quitter, i just have too many projects. and i always want to try something new. i saw this guy on "hoarders" once who hoarded projects (his thing was trains...) and his family kept telling him that in his lifetime he'd never finish the projects he HAD, not to mention the ones he kept accumulating. gross thought.

so, in order to not be a train-project-hoarding-man, i will blog. okay...maybe not what i was getting at.

i will sign off with a picture of the birthday boy. it's an old picture, but as far as the blog goes, pretty sure it's new. ha!

he'll be 2 on saturday! i'll save you the "where did the time go" stuff, since everyone knows it goes fast. i will say that he is funniest, brightest little light. jeremy and i look at each other DAILY and say "that kid is HILARIOUS." we're planning a little get-together full of bugs, creepy-crawlies, and big bad rats. all of marky's favorite things. should be a good time!