September 28, 2011


It is quiet here at this little blog.  Sorry. 

I blame it on homeschooling!  :)

It does keep me busy--add to that the piano lessons, tennis lessons, soccer practices/games and co-op day.  Life can be a whirlwind, can't it?  Any sign of absence here just means I'm swamped in real life.  Which is good.  Very very good.

I have some posts coming.

A book review.
I've been crafting! (Imagine that--I blame it on some church ladies!)
Exciting last-minute vacation coming up.
Hey, it's almost my birthday!

I'll be back.  I promise.

September 14, 2011

It was, after all, our Twelfth...

Anniversary, that is.  And it was almost two weeks ago.  A pretty big deal, and I'm just now getting around to blogging about it!

Weren't we cute way back then?  :)  It was a happy, exciting time... and we had no idea just how great life was going to continue to be!  No idea that we would be blessed with six beautiful children.  God is so good!  I am thankful everyday that He brought us together and has built this beautiful family.

As always, my husband remembered flowers!  They were a beautiful mix of roses, lillies, astralomeria, and chrysanthemums.  His parents are really good at recognizing the anniversaries of their children by taking the grandkids for an overnight stay.  The grandkids love it because they get a thorough, proper, much-needed spoiling and of course, Ken and I love it because it is a lovely way to enjoy each other.  This year, we had little Pete with us so our options were limited for what kinds of things we could do.  We had dinner at PF Changs, which I had never been to, did a little shopping (I felt a bit like an old married couple--shopping on our anniversary!), and headed home to watch a movie.  We got up the next morning (after sleeping waaaayy in) and attended Mass together.

After picking up the kids, we had a family celebration!  We ordered pizza and played games.  Nathan managed to win Risk!  All in all, a fantastic weekend and a great way to remember the blessings we have as a couple and a family.

September 2, 2011

Three Months...

...and it seems like yesterday that Peter was born!

Three months old today...I can't believe it.  Three months isn't that long.  But yet, it is.  And, I cannot believe just how much he has settled down in the last couple of weeks.  He is a happy baby!  Such a delight to his momma, mostly because I can sigh a breath of relief that yes, he is okay and yes, I must be taking good care of him!
He really enjoys being "up" and seeing the world around him.  He still loves to be carried around but is definately settling into a bit of a rhythm--sleep times and awake times and only a few times (evening mostly) of crying.  He's getting really good with his hands and yet, finds himself a bit frustrated because he can't quite get the rings/toy he's managed to grab into his mouth. 
He is a very long baby--25+inches and about 13 lbs right now.  And cute as can be. I think he gets cuter and cuter everyday.  I love that he has lots and lots of smiles for me these days!