Monday, February 19, 2007

Conviction and family time

Danny is home today for President's Day. We canceled playgroup (which was supposed to be at our house) at the last minute so that we could have our first day without any plans in an age! We also were/are in need of some family time after a busy week of wedding events. Joey provided the evidence of the need as we drove to our second birthday party yesterday and he exclaimed! "We go Ben's party! Daddy go! Mama go! Abby go! Jojo go!" It was exciting to see his joy at us going somewhere all together. We've had a lovely morning so far with bubble blowing and swinging outside and Mom and Dad got TWO! CUPS! OF! COFFEE!!! WITH! WHIPPED! CREAM!!! truly a delight in my world.

Our only plan for today is to go on a picnic at the park at lunchtime. I'd like to go for a run but that involves changing clothes and will make the shower and hair doing I'd like to skip today inevitable, so we'll see if I get my run in. I WILL spend some time with the Lord today. Everyday Mommy linked to some incredible writings called Just Suppose and A Fitting Vessel. Perhaps I will be able to reflect more on them here later, but for now, my heart is longing for time with God. So, that is what I am off to do.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

My Daniel

I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in one of my best friend's wedding today! This meme seemed appropriate as I reflect on the husband God's blessed me with.

His age:

How tall is he: 5'11'

How long have you been together (married): Married five years (it will be 6 in June!)

How long did you know each other before you got together?: We got to know each other through instant messenger for a few months before we began dating. We dated 3 days short of a year before we were married.

What physical features attracted you to him first?: His dark hair and understanding eyes

Eye color: Dark brown

Hair color: Dark brown

Hair style: Short, thick and wavy when it gets longer

Normal Outfit: Jeans and a t-shirt.

How did you meet: I wanted to attend a conference in Tucson while living in Flagstaff. I found Danny's instant messenger name on the church website, contacted him about the conference and we kept typing!

How serious is it: Til death do us part

Are you "in love": More each day!

Do your parents like him: Sometimes more than me! I'm kidding. He is fully incorporated as a part of the family.

Do his parents like you: They like me, I think. We don't hear much from them.

Do you trust him: With every fiber of my being.

Would you share a toothbrush with him?: Yuck! Only if I was desperate and could rinse it with Listerine.

Would he let you wear his pants?: Yep. I have a few times while pregnant.

Do you have a shirt of his that you sleep in?: Nah, I'm more likely to borrow his PJ bottoms. Well, I guess I do borrow his t-shirts once in awhile.

Do you like the way he smells?: Yes! He always compliments me when he smells me. He has a great smeller! :)

Can you picture having kids with him?: See footnotes labelled Joey and Abby

What bothers you the most about him?: Seeing him upset

Does he have a temper?: Only when driving or children aren't sleeping. Even then, it's VERY tame

Are you happy to be with him?:

Does he embarrass you in public?: Isn't that his job? Just kidding!

Does he smoke or do drugs?: No and no.

Does he have any piercings?: No.

Any tattoos?: No.

Does he have any scars that you know of?: Many. More than 3 on his head. He had a rough and tumble boyhood.

Is he a Party dude or Stay at home?: Stay at home.

Is he Outgoing or Shy?: Both. It depends on the situation.

Would he hang out with you and YOUR friends?: Absolutely.

Sing?: To the kids and at church. He has a beautiful baritone voice!

I love you Daniel Philip. I'd say yes again any day!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Libby Christening Gown

Passed down my Mom's side of the family is a gorgeous christening gown which my Great Grandfather, Grandfather, Mom, and I all wore to our infant baptisms.
Danny and I have decided not to baptize our children as infants, instead they will be "dedicated" to the Lord as children. This has much the same meaning as the infant baptism I experienced. It is a promise by the parents and congregation to raise the child in the faith. (Baptism has nothing to do with salvation as some faiths believe.) It is a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
My infant baptism was "confirmed" when I professed my faith by joining my (Presbyterian) church at 13. (I did feel led to be baptized as an adult as a public profession of my faith and obedience.)
Because the baby dedications our church does are much less formal and later in life than newborn baptism, I choose to photograph Joey and Abby in the christening gown. We hope that someday our children will treasure these photos of themselves in this heirloom gown. We also look forward to the day they decide to be baptized as their own personal profession of faith!
Here is Joey in November of 2004. He is almost 4 months old and about the same size as Abby is now at 8 months! I remember thinking Joey looked feminine in these photos, but it is amazing to look at them and see so much boy in Joey! Especially compared to my fair girl! Boy, he was a chunk! His arms were already so long in the sleeves!
It's also quite evident I'm a much better photographer now with a much better camera. Thank you Matt Lang!

Here is Miss Abby at 8 months old. She is all girl! My angel! On second glance, her arms look too long for the sleeves too. But, she is 4 months older than Joey in these photos!

Another new template

This one doesn't make me nauseous to look at. I HATED the old one. Now I just need some content on here! Posts coming soon...

Lots of kid photos...
Joey's use of KY mistable personal lubricant
The Ultimate Blog Party!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

My celebrity look alikes

The lesson I really learned from this? I have very few photos of myself. I typically don't enjoy looking at photos of myself, but the kids might appreciate documentation that I was around someday. :) We have lots of photos of Danny and the kids. Guess it's time for me to hand over the camera more.