Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Scarlett Scarlett Scarlett!

What am I going to do with my little Scarlett? You are totally out of control! :) You are 2! For lunch today you had a hot dog with ketchup. After lunch you decided to use that ketchup for much prettier purposes. Thanks for your beautiful artwork on the walls and on Zoey!

...One year older and wiser too???

It is always wierd to have a birthday and become one year older. I turned 28 yesterday, but I don't feel like I should be that old yet. I feel like I should still be in my early 20's or something. I am 2 years from being 30. That is pretty crazy! Although, the other day, this guy that I work with thought that I was 22 or 23. I try to take that as a compliment, because I know that when I do get old, I will really wish that I was younger. :)
My friend Sarah asked me if I had done the things that I wanted to do by the time I was this age, but as sad as it is, I didn't really have any goals set for myself. I have started my family and I think that when I was younger, that was pretty much the only thing that I really wanted. Now I don't want you to get me wrong, having a family is a big deal, and I love mine so very much, but what do I want? Where do I want to go? How do I want to raise my family? Do I laugh enough? Do I help my family or the community? What should I do for Dan to make him the happiest husband ever? I think like many people in this world, I just kinda cruise by. I don't take the time to evaluate my life and think of the things that I need or even want to do. When I am with my little girls, they make things so simple. I try to be patient and be like them, because they take in EVERYTHING! They love to learn and laugh and be crazy. Life is so short and yet I take for granted that I am going to wake up in the morning and be there with my family. I guess I need to breath and slow down. I need to be more happy. I need to tell people that I love them. I need to not be so scared of life in general.

Am I crazy for thinking about all this stuff because I turned 28? I don't know, but it can't hurt!

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Kids grow up so incredibly fast. I remember bringing my girls home from the hospital when they weren't quite 4 lbs---now they are at least 23 lbs. It seems to go by in a blink of an eye. Where has all the time gone? Although it is a little sad to see them grow so fast, they are such a joy (on their good days!). They can do and try to do so many things every day. It amazes me at how much they know and remember. Here are a couple of pictures to show everyone how different they are. The first one is the day they were born (I look like crap, but who wouldn't after 12+ hours of labor and staying up until 5 in the morning). The second was just a couple of days ago. They sometimes like to be held like little babies, so Dan wrapped them up and I held them like I used to.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Winter is here...

Yesterday it snowed pretty much all day. It was awesome! We took the girls outside for a bit and Dan helped them make a tiny snowman. Sorry--it is kinda hard to see it.

The girls are so different, Hawley was walking all over and playing in the snow. Loving every minute of it.....

Scarlett on the other hand would just stand in one place and not move. She hated every minute that she was outside. What is weird is that the last time it snowed (in September) she absolutely loved playing in the snow. The only thing we can think of, is that she can somehow remember falling into the fire pit and associates that with snow. We don't know, but she hates it now. In the picture she was crying.