Life is, indeed, very good.

Life is, indeed, very good.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Peter's lists...

You may remember Peter's birthday list that I posted here a few years ago. I always keep their Christmas and birthday lists, because I think it's so fun to see what their hearts' desire is as they grow older. I thought you might like the Christmas list that Peter handed to me a month ago.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

a new blogger in the family

Miss Amelia Jane has just started her very own blog! Look over to the right, under "blogs I read", and click on Welcome to My World to see what she has to say!

Sam Adams

I promised the kids I would blog about each of their birthdays this year, and Sam brings us to the end of birthday year. He turned eleven in I'm not as behind on posting his than I was with the other kids! I'd like to know - where is the little boy who used to be painfully shy, almost angrily shy, around other people? The little boy who used to be tiny but has just shown me that the pants that fit LAST WEEK are now inches too short? (Maybe that would explain his leg pain last week!)

When did we emerge from this little cowboy (whose picture just breaks my heart in two).... this crazy boy with a great sense of humor..... this young man with ideas and enthusiasm and creativity?

As much as I cherish those little cowboys pictures and the sweet memories that accompany them, I love the young man that Sam is now and look forward to another year of growth, maturity, and uniqueness in him. Happy Birthday, Samuel. I love you.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Joseph Timothy turned NINE years old in August! Enjoy a few classic Joe snapshots from years past!

Those EYES!!! He still knows how to use 'em! :)

His sweet smile still warms any room....

His sensitive heart still sees the needs of those around him...

...a little obnoxiousness thrown in the mix.. now that he's nine and all..

..a birthday treat of tubing on the river made this nine year old's day!

...Giving thanks for this precious young man!!