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Monday, February 22, 2010


I really miss writing! It's therapeutic for me. I've always called it good, cheap therapy. Time is just so scarce these days. But... I'm scared I'm going to forget things -- cute think the kids are doing, ways they make me crazy, the laughter, the tantrums... So, I really want to try to write more again. It's really for me -- and for our family. I want my kids to know how things were when they were little. Maybe I can do it if I do little snippets instead of long posts. Who knows!

So... a few quick things for tonight.

Chip's current favorite songs are "Happy and You Know It," "Wheels on the Bus," and "Bippity Boppity Boo." Yes, you read it right -- he loves the Cinderella song and will pat your leg and say, "Bip bop boo," until you start singing it for him. He also knows how to use a wand. We DO have boy toys!! :) He makes mean VROOM VROOM to accompany the pushing around of vehicles. He loves a good wrestling match and I think he could take Izzy out if he tried! Though he has found his (loud) voice and knows how to make his wishes known, he continues to be a truly happy kid with an easy (and awesome sounding) laugh.

Iz is my girl who's full of heart... which tends to bring a bit (ok, a lot) of drama to the house. Whatever she feels (and she feels a lot), she feels strongly. I love the way God knit her together and I stand amazed as I watch her compassion for others and her need to DO to help others when something is wrong. She can talk non-stop for 3 days on end I think!! Her imagination is amazing and lately, she's been trying to get me to speak in her new language. When I do, both she and Chip just cackle.

Dinners out are rare these days for the four of us as it's just easier to be home. :) I'm so thankful for these days even though we (we being Tre' and me) are worn out at the end of them.

Croupy coughs abound from both kiddos tonight... normal kid stuff... Thank you God for normal...

Merrill died tonight... Her family is heavy on my heart. Cancer really is so incredibly unfair.


Pam D said...

Thankful over here for normal, as well, and absolutely loving the pics of your beautiful babies. Who aren't really babies so much anymore, are they? And I think that everyone understands when you don't blog... you have a very grounded understanding of just how precious time is, and being in "the here and now" with your children is far more important than a blog entry. (but.... I'm always happy when you DO find the time.... )

Amanda: said...

I so love seeing new posts from you when I log onto blogger! So glad to hear Iz and Chip are doing so well - your family is so often on my mind.

ELaw said...

Glad you're writing some more lately. I've missed hearing what you all are up to. Hope to catch up soon. Love to hear the storys of "normal" at your house.
Love ya!

Dianna in Louisiana said...

Jenny..... it's just SO great to read how good things are going for you guys. Though I don't sign, I think of your family, your Catie, often. Whenever I do, I pray that the Lord continue to fill you with grace, peace and happiness.

I am sorry about the loss of your friend Merril and will be praying for her loved ones.