December 26, 2012

my sister in law treated us to see the nutcracker at the boston ballet company. i remember being in this theater ages ago with my own mother. still beautiful.

December 18, 2012

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another tooth gone. we were getting ready to sit down to dinner when i hear, "" he handed me the tooth.

December 17, 2012

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baking cookies for school. it was his idea to bring in a treat tomorrow, to make them star shaped, and to add m&ms.

December 02, 2012

tonight we sung till our hearts seemed to burst. i am so thrilled to be a part of this, and hope to for a long time. the pews were packed tightly with people. i have no idea what worship will be like in heaven, but i suspect it would sound a little like us tonight.

December 01, 2012

November 24, 2012

the local shriners have an annual christmas raffle. businesses decorate christmas trees to be won by anxious ticket holders. here's hoping we win! at least he won the scavenger hunt.

November 23, 2012

November 22, 2012

November 18, 2012

with much hesitation and almost quitting, i joined our community choir to sing in their annual production of handel's messiah. today we practiced in the church where we will be performing. this is something i've always wanted to do but it was a real mental struggle to commit. i am glad i did. our practice was wonderful today and i truly felt blessed to sing about the messiah, to the messiah.

November 06, 2012

voted today! what a close race it was. some people fear may happen in our future, but our future rests in God's hands.

November 04, 2012

November 02, 2012

report card
mason received his first official report card today. academically he is soaring. behaviorally he is floundering.

October 31, 2012

October 26, 2012

kindergarten his kindergarten class celebrated obeying 'the first time'

October 24, 2012

October 15, 2012

today is national remembrance day. remembering (as if we never forget) the children lost due to miscarriage, or still birth, or any horrific reason for that matter. we lost  released corbin on may 7, 2011. october 15 is coincidentally his original due date. i have come to a place of complacency. it saddens me when i force myself to think about that day. it saddens me to think about what could have been. but i rejoice that he is alive, waiting for me and his dad and brother.

October 13, 2012

mountaintop view
we celebrated our tenth anniversary from this mountaintop cabin.

October 09, 2012

October 07, 2012

jeff & karen
fourth wedding. my favorite people. congratulation jeff & karen.
jeff & karen