Friday, February 24, 2012


Where to begin?

We have enjoyed some fun times lately as a family. Last weekend, Nate was asked to speak at a student DNOW weekend in St. Louis. We decided to go as a family and stay with my parents. While Nate was slaving away, Gigi spoiled me and the boys. We went to Chesterfield Mall and rode the carousel and ate at The Cheesecake Factory. I always enjoy the Luau salad. So yummy. The boys were very well behaved and thought they were big stuff riding in Gigi's new car. I am so thankful for the wonderful grandparents the boys have. Grandparents were very special to me and still are to this day. It is really neat to see the sweet relationship.

Liam has been under the weather so I finally made him an appointment to see the doctor today. Turns out he has bronchitis. :-( Nothing Amoxicillin won't cure I hope. He has had that lingering cough for two weeks.

Landon has had a great week at school. I am happy to report he has had three sight word spelling tests and has not missed one yet. I am so proud of him. He has come so far and is very eager to learn. My prayer is that it stays that way. We enjoy practicing our words every night after dinner together.

Tonight we hung out with some of our high school students. We have really missed doing this. Since Nate has been asked to lead worship for our modern service, it really takes away a lot of time with our students. The Lord has been pressing upon my heart to start teaching again. I miss my girls. I miss those relationships. I am continuing to pray through this.

Thanks for letting me ramble. Time to get back on Pinterest. Man, that is addicting.

The spelling words in order are and, can, the, me. He doesn't have the best handwriting. Such a boy.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day/Landon's 6th Birthday

Six years and one day ago was Valentine's Day in 2006. I remember I was so uncomfortable being 9 months pregnant and not wanting to do much for Valentine's Day. I remember we went to Brio on the plaza in KC to eat. I had major heartburn the rest of the night. The end. Fast forward to about 2:30 a.m. February 15th. I got up to go to the bathroom and it kept coming and coming. I thought it was never going to end. I got to thinking this wasn't normal. I went back to bed thinking it was just my imagination when all of a sudden more liquid starting coming out. I immediately went back to the bathroom and my water had broken. For some reason I was very calm and wasn't in a rush. Not usually the norm for your first pregnancy. I told Nate I wanted to take a shower and get ready. So, after about an hour we thought we should probably start heading down to St. Luke's on the plaza. I knew I was going to have a c-section because Landon was frank breech and couldn't be turned because of his size.

It didn't take long for the doctors to prep me and check me. I was dilated to a 3 but that really didn't matter. I was actually pretty calm and tried to soak up everything and remember every little detail. He was born and was a beautiful, healthy baby. 8 pounds, 9 ounces and 21 inches long and almost three weeks early. We were very excited to be on the journey of parenthood.

Today we celebrated Landon turning 6! We are sure proud of him. He is talking and learning how to read and spell. He is doing amazing. He had an amazing party with his good friends at Dynamic Gymnastics last weekend. He greeted everyone by name and gave hugs to everyone that came. So hilarious and sweet! As I think back to this day six years ago, I feel the same way today as I did then. #blessed

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

During School Hours

Liam and I have a lot of fun together while Landon is at school during the day. A typical day is going to the gym, coming home to eat a snack, and watching PBS while I get ready for the day. Some days we have a lunch date with our friends. Other days we just like to stay home and make a mess in the house. He is growing up so fast and I am learning to enjoy our time together. He typically goes down for his afternoon nap between 12:30-1:00 and sleeps until 3:15 or so. I find myself enjoying that quiet time a little too much. If I sit down it hinders my motivation so I try and keep moving with house chores. I am the cleaning lady so my job never ends. Here are some pictures of what our days are like during school hours.

First haircut!

Lunch date with our friends Ellie and Hayley

Playdate with our friend Aiden

Liam playing