"How Can You Have Too Many Children? That's Like Saying You Have Too Many Flowers" ~ Mother Teresa

A Peek Into Our Hectic, Crazy & Loving Family of Eleven


Saturday, March 28, 2009

YAY! Vacation!

So we are off. Leaving tomorrow. Yay! I'll update with tons of vaca pics when we get home. ;).

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A New Hobby...

So I'm learning to knit. I've wanted to forever and I finally had an amazing opportunity to have a wonderful friend teach me. My friend Monica has been working with Miranda and I for about 2 months off and on now. And can I just say, THIS IS HARD! Hard to learn, but once you do it a few times, you wonder what was so difficult about it. I'm so excited that I'm learning. Its one of those things that you wish you would've let the Grandmas of your life teach you when they wanted to but you just didn't have the desire. I wonder if its something that comes after you realize that the skill is disappearing with your beloved loved ones and you suddenly have the urge to learn? Well, regardless of WHY the desire to learn is so severe (maybe it has just a little to do with that wool addiction I talked about previously? ;) the desire is there, and boy oh boy am I determined! My fingers have never hurt so bad. And I was literally praying for a new layer of skin a few days ago. I also think I have a permanent dent in my pointer finger from the needle poking. Monica says not to worry as callouses will form soon. Oh goody! Calloused fingers. Now that is sexy!

So anyway, here's how far I've gotten on my project, which is going to be a pair of really cool board shorts for Lil' Miss Lilah when they are done. I love the colors. I think they look like Popsicle's. ;)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Beautiful, Beautiful Girl

Annabel Is Three Years Old Today. THREE YEARS OLD. I can hardly believe she is 3. I cant remember what life was like without her. She is the most amazing child. She is sweet, kind, caring, loving, polite, gentle and perfect.

**Happy 3rd Birthday Princess**

Monday, March 9, 2009

Just like Dominoes...

Waiting to fall. Thats how it is when an illness runs through a family of 8. One starts it and its just like a game of Dominoes to see who falls next. Noah started it, Annie was next. Then me. Joey soon after. Now Lilah. We are taking bets to see who goes next. Will it be Madeline, Aaron or Juliette? Please God, not Aaron.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Flaky Much?

Wow, yeah that's me. Flaky. Blogging is a big commitment. More than I realized. So I apologize for not keeping my daily blog promise. I guess our lives aren't quite as exciting as I thought. I mean, I thought I could blog daily, but its not all that interesting around here. And, I have a hard time writing a blog without pictures. Pictures make is so much more interesting.

We are all better, finally. I think. I probably shouldn't say that out loud since Delilahs cough wasn't sounding super pretty this morning. But her snotty nose went finally went away so maybe we are home free. Maybe. But Ill shush about that now, so we don't jinx ourselves. I suppose I could've taken a pic of Annie sick. It was sad and pathetic. Boy can you tell when that kid isn't feeling well.

Joey has been working his tail off at soccer lately. He tried out for Prairies team and he made it! We don't know JV or Varsity yet, probably JV as the kid barely tops the scale at 100#. Hard to play with 150# 17 year old MEN when your so tiny. That's fine by me, he can work up to it.

Noah and Juliette are finally done playing basketball. The season seems so long. Probably because its only 1 game a week. Now they both start soccer again.

Lilah is developing quite the personality. We are still debating whether its a favorable one or not. Happy happy girl, but so very opinionated, already at a mere 13.5 months! lol. She reminds us ALOT of Joey at this age. While I can look forward to the thought that she will be an awesome 14 year old, we still have to make it through the first 5 years. (We earned the awesome 14 year old, as the first 5 years were a major test of our parenting.) Lucky us, God thought we did SUCH a good job with Joey, I think he decided we needed another one just like him!

Annie is almost 3. THREE YEARS OLD. She is growing up way too fast. She's so sweet and kind. Pleasant and GOOD. Reminds us so much of Noah. Always.

Mady is still trucking along on all her college stuff. College. When did I get old enough to have a kid getting ready for college? Ah, that would be next month when I am officially more than halfway to 40. Ugh.