Freezing Time

January 30, 2013 in Nash, Nashisms, Records, Videos - 3 Comments

A slight panic washed over me this week. I was listening to Nash happily singing every song he knows in the backseat with his own variations when it dawned on me.  He will never be this age again. His smile will change. His cute lisp will subside. His voice will…

Why I Love January

January 22, 2013 in Chores, Pregnancy - 5 Comments

I love January. I used to view it as a month where the let down of the holidays sunk in and endless bitter cold days were to be endured without any exciting events on the horizon. Not anymore. It’s still dang cold outside and my skin is so dry that…

Close Call

January 14, 2013 in Blake, Fears - 3 Comments

Every night before I go to bed, I go in to each of the boys’ rooms to check on them and tuck them in. But from time to time, I fall asleep early or get lost in a book or work and it slips my mind. Thankfully, last night was…

Christmas and the New Year

January 4, 2013 in Christmas, Goals, Trials - 1 Comment

I’m not going to sugar-coat it. This Christmas was a mix of exhaustion and unmet expectations and family drama and sickness (still) and tears and the loss of dreams resurfacing all over again.  I’m mostly just glad it’s all over with, especially now that I have the stomach flu while…

Christmas Morning

January 3, 2013 in Cabin, Christmas, Cousins, Tanner Family - 1 Comment

At last, the most anticipated morning of the whole year arrived. Five years old + almost three years old are the perfect ages for Christmas, I’ve decided. The best part of Christmas morning was how excited Blake was to give. He spent hours crafting “Mickey Mouse Ferris Wheel” masterpieces for…

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