Tuesday, November 17, 2009


This fall has been an unusual one for me in more ways than our local weather. I have been invited to travel more than I am used to. The final destinations have been varied, my purposes in going have been diverse, the people I've traveled with have changed from trip to trip. Its all been good, and I have been thankful for the opportunities.

Yesterday I returned from the last trip in the foreseeable future (at least the last trip in which I leave my kids behind). It ended with a sigh of relief and a prayer of thanksgiving for safe travels.

Relief that I am home again.

And while I acknowledge that my earthly home is fleeting and can change in a heartbeat, today I am giving thanks for the home God has blessed me with. Not just the physicality of it, although I am thankful for that, but mainly for the relationships that make it up and the joy of falling to sleep at night knowing we are once again together under the same roof.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dear Reader:

Just finished a delightful little book with a long title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. The entire book took the form of letters. I didn't think I would like it. A book made of letters sounded hard to read. I was wrong. In fact I enjoyed it so much, it has left me with a compulsion to write letters, or at least write in letter form. There is something romantic about a letter, don't you think?

Have you noticed the general lack of activity on this blog (is that presumptuous of me to ask?)? I know it is silly of me to assume you would take notice of something so small. I ask only because it is something I have noticed. I can't say it is because I have had nothing to say or because I have been too busy. I think it is more that I'm not sure how to say what I want to say and so I say nothing at all.

I am going to try to change that. Hopefully you will be hearing from me again soon.



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Listening In

Twin: Mom, I want a snack!

Mommy: Okay, how about some pretzels?

Twin: No, I don't want pretzels. I want something that starts with an S.

Mommy: An S?

Twin: Yes, something that starts with an S, or an I, or an M, or an O, or an N.... can I have some cheese?

Once he learns to spell, snack time should be really interesting!

Monday, November 02, 2009

A Recap

For family, and anyone else who might be interested, allow me to present a Halloween recap:

On Friday we attended the Halloween party in Mya's classroom. The boys were thrilled to be there. Really.

Just as Sean was ready to loose it, it was time to go home. I had the privilege of carrying a thrashing little boy (who wanted to walk by himself through a crowded parking lot), encouraging two big boys to stay close, and talking a little girl out of crying because she was being asked to walk through grass in the rain. It was wonderful mommy/kid bonding time. Did I mention it was raining? Really.

For Halloween this year we had three puppies and one kitty. A huge thanks goes out to Aunt Leslie for helping put the costumes together. I think they turned out rather good. Really!

After bringing home way too much candy, Mya waited patiently in front of the door just waiting for trick or treaters to come so she could fill their bags with candy. I think this is her favorite part of trick or treating. Really.

Now comes the job of monitoring their candy in-take until the monster stash is gone. Including the more difficult job of monitoring my candy in-take. Sigh. Really.