"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day

The kids enjoyed Valentine's Day and having a three day weekend (no school on President's Day). Emily waits all year for heart shaped pasta on Valentine's Day! (I still haven't figured out why she thinks it actually tastes better than plain ol' pasta . . . but she's convinced it does!). Anna and Samuel both thought that pink milk was really cool and Levi and Daniel couldn't eat enough pink mashed potatoes or heart shaped meatloaf. Many years ago we began hanging curtains of hearts in the kids' doorway(s)--with love notes or fun things written on them. The past few years it's been hit and miss with actually getting them hung up in the doorway (sometimes they've woken up in March to find that I finally managed to hang them up!) . . . but this year I made the deadline! Daniel seemed the most excited to read them, Anna seemed the most excited to run through them! Kevin moved his really quickly! (so he could walk through the door to his study)

Emily recently had a chance to do another worship dance at church. She put one together a few months ago, when she heard Mark Harris talking about his song "One True God" and it finally worked out Sunday to share it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A big week for Emily!

The past week has been an exciting one for Emily. She got to go to a Father/Daughter dance with her daddy! (who looked dashing in his Pooh bear neck tie!). The following day she got her ears pierced (along with Auntie Penny!) and mom and dad got to have Emily to ourselves for the afternoon to celebrate her half birthday. We played tennis, goofed off a bit, roamed around Barnes & Noble and stuffed ourselves full of over-priced ice cream! A few days later, Emily welcomed her "newest baby"--her long awaited American Girl doll, Kirsten! How Emily acquired Kirsten is a very fun God story--she could not be more thrilled and has spent every waking moment trying new outfits on her and changing her hair bows!