Sunday, November 8, 2009


Does anyone else feel like they are always playing catch-up with life? I didn't used to feel this way, but ever since my family grew from two to three, I feel like I can never complete my list of "to dos". In fact...the list keeps growing longer! Please tell me I am not the only one! I was watching a tv show yesterday, and they were featuring this picture perfect family where the wife is a stay-at-home mom who does all the house work, all the laundry, all the cooking (she said in 12 years of marriage her husband has NEVER cooked a meal), she has a hot meal ready and waiting for when her husband gets home, freshens herself up for when her husband gets home, and greets her husband with a smile keeping her grumps to a later time. Anyway...I sat there wishing that I could lead such a life. It is my dream, and Joel's too, that I be able to do nothing but take care of my kids and husband, keep house and everything that goes with that. I do enjoy teaching, I just wish I could maybe have two students instead of 20 (18 really). So I was sitting there drooling over what looked like a perfect life, and thinking of all the ways that I was messing up in light of this family. Then Joel got home...and no, I did not keep my grumpiness to myself for a later time. I spilled my beans, and cried my worries, and then when Joel asked if there was anything he could do for me, I, through my tears said that the rugs needed to be put in the wash. I was crying because as I was saying this, I was thinking of the perfect wife on tv that never lets her husband do laundry! Anyway that was a long intro into the rest of my, since I am constantly playing catch-up, I am going to catch you up on my family's happenings of late. 

  • The pumpkin patch was a must for me this year since we have Izzy. I know he will not remember this year, but it was still so cute to take lots of pictures with him all bundled up in a pile of pumpkins. We went to the patch that I grew up going to and have pictures of when I was small. We got there and childhood memories started flowing...except the pumpkins where all in nice piles and when I was small I remember them just being in messy piles that we climbed all over! Oh, well, it still made for good pictures. We also had to buy some peanuts since every drive home when I was a kid was full of "Can I have some more peanuts?" and the car covered in shells. It was a perfect evening for the pumpkin patch, nice and cool and crisp. Here are some pictures

  • Our precious Izzy was dedicated Sunday October 25th!  In our hearts we always new that he was the Lords and that the Lord had just loaned him to us, but sometimes in the midst of everyday activities and the day-in and day-out process of taking care of a baby, you forget that you are a servant of the King of Kings and that the little baby that you are breaking your back for, is a precious gift from the Lord and that he really belongs to Him. 

  • Izzy is growing out of his clothes so fast. He weighs only 3 pounds less than his cousin who is 9 months older than he is!
  • Joel and I went to see the So You Think You Can Dance tour at the BOK center, and it was AWESOME!
  • We are now a converse family:

  • We started Izzy on rice cereal a couple weeks ago, and it has been so funny to watch his facial expressions!
  • Joel bought a little grill and has been treating me to delicious grilled chicken and hamburgers!
  • My little guy is now in a size 3 diaper, and going through a growth spurt that is waking him up at 4:00 in the morning!
So that is all I can think of right now, so I will talk to you later!

1 comment:

Whitney said...

Levi is in size 3's too!!! Our little boys are growing up!!!!