Wednesday, March 26, 2008


In the past week or two, several people have commented on how "calm" I seem. One friend was even genuinely surprised that our home didn't feel stressful or chaotic. These sorts of reactions make me laugh. I guess because this is my daily life, my just seems normal - it's all that I know. I had never considered what other people must think when they learn about the number of young boys we have in our family. When you add Brad's teaching position at the seminary and his PhD work into the really makes people's heads spin! But, this is our life. Somehow, God continues to bless us with just enough energy (thank God for coffee) to keep up with the pace of our daily lives - and the return on our investment is so great. A "big hug" from Luke, the sound of Sam's giggles, a snuggle from Caleb, or the first grins from makes it all worth it! Now, don't get me wrong - it's nutty at times and I find myself desperately wanting even 5 minutes of silence! But, all in all, it's not as bad as folks might think. If fact, we LOVE this life we've been given! :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Back at It!

Okay, so it's been over one full year since I last posted. I had the best of intentions when I began this blog - it would be a great way to "journal" some of the daily happenings around here. Our house is full of laughter, loud noises, busyness, and a few tears. I want a record of these daily blessings - I know I will soon forget them. I guess I got busy and stopped posting. It's funny, I am busier than ever now that the twins have arrived...but, I feel like journaling these days is more important that ever before. The days are going by so quickly...and I don't want to forget a minute of it! Really, would you want to ever forget the site of little Luke in Mr. Potato Head's specs?