Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thy Little Ones, Dear Lord, Are We

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of visitors and work and all the Holiday prep. I have found myself more caught up then ever in the stress and emotion, which usually doesn't ever get to me. Maybe it is because all of a sudden life with a 2 year old and being 8 months pregnant is just a little more real than it used to be. All the normal things you have to achieve for the Holidays come amidst naps and tantrums and cuddles that can't just be set aside just because there are things to do. We also had the best 3 weeks of traveling and visitors, that gave us joy but threw us off our routine. And in the past 5 days of silence I have found myself anxious and emotional. Until today, where in the quiet of the morning reading a friends blog, I read this and find peace. 
May it remind you like it did me to stop and remember who you are and what we are anticipating this time of year. 

Thy Little Ones, Dear Lord, Are We

Thy little ones, dear Lord, are we,
And come Thy lowly bed to see;
Enlighten every soul and mind,
That we the way to Thee may find.

With songs we hasten Thee to greet,
And kiss the dust before Thy feet;
O bless├Ęd hour, O sweetest night,
That gave Thee birth, our soul’s delight.

O draw us wholly to Thee, Lord,
Do Thou to us Thy grace accord,
True faith and love to us impart,
That we may hold Thee in our heart.

Until at last we too proclaim
With all Thy saints, Thy glorious Name;
In paradise our songs renew,
And praise Thee as the angels do.

a fun little toddler mishap that happened after not 3 seconds of walking into the house, hands full of groceries, Liam runs to the fridge grabs a bottle of hot sauce and chucks it onto the couch! Why? who knows? It seemed like the thing to do I guess in a 2 yr olds logic...

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Birthday and a Grammie

29....I celebrated my 29th birthday last week. It was nice and quite and just the way we like it. My mom came into town and did lots of nice Grammie like things with Liam. I felt very loved and spoiled. Here's to the last year of being in my 20s! I think its going to be a good one!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

To Phoenix and Back

Last weekend we got a little reprieve from the cold and met my dad and Christine in Phoenix. We stayed at some of our favorite people's house, the Del Nero's. We had such a nice time soaking up the sun and relaxing. I miss that alien desert scape, there is just nothing like it. Now its back to the snow for the holidays. I must say snow and cold seems a lot more appropriate than twinkling palm trees. But as soon as the holidays pass we will be back to longing for the warmth of that desert place again Im sure!


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving and Traditions

We had a really nice Thanksgiving over here. Quiet and relaxing, surrounded by snow and family. We really miss all of our California family but it is so nice to just be a small group sometimes. There was much feasting and napping and relaxing!
We continued on our family tradition that we started Liam's first Christmas in Green Bay, of going out to cut down our own tree. It was a crisp sunny day and Liam had so much fun this year and was very into decorating. Andrew also made us a second little turkey for the occasion (I shouldn't say little, it was 20 lbs!).
Thankful for this life I have been given, my boys, and the restoration and peace Christ brings.
As I head into my third trimester and the first morning of Advent, I look forward in anticipation to this season!