It has been a very long time since I’ve blogged. A very long time. I’ve missed it. However, I have been somewhat preoccupied with other and better things. 🙂 So here’s a quick update on what has happened in our lives the last 75 days. 🙂
Coleson Wyatt arrived. 🙂 He looks so much like Aubrey did! Everybody says he looks like a mini Wes. 🙂 It was my best pregnancy yet and the c-section went great, as well. I had a new Dr. this time and I really, really liked him. During surgery, the three Dr’s discussed politics/healthcare laws. (Two of them especially, are quite conservative.) It amazes me how a Dr can be as comfortable stitching people up, as Wes is with a tool belt strapped around his waist!
Now we are 6… We are in love. Oh, did I say we’re in love?? 🙂
We did a craft. 🙂
We went to Missouri for Thanksgiving.
Aunt Rhoda came home with us and stayed for 2 1/2 weeks. Yay!!
There was lots of fun in the snow!
There were normal days… 🙂
Then Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Micah, And Aunt Hannah came. They took Aunt Rhoda home with them. We miss her lots and lots!
Then there was Christmas…
And Christmas day at Grandpa H’s house… There was lots of yummy food, LOTS of presents, a Bingo game and crafts for the kids, and the oldest ones performed a little concert for us at 3:00 pm. 🙂
Let the mess begin… Wes has a list of projects for this winter. The first is making a closet above the stairway and the master bathroom comes next. I’m not sure I’m looking forward to that mess…
He’s getting too big, way.to.fast!!! He loves all the attention he gets! He tries to talk and smiles a lot!
My big helpers. Seriously. It’s amazing what they can do!
I am so, so blessed!!
This past year has been a good one in many ways. A big thing that happened in June, (at least it felt big to me) was doing my GED. Due to some complicated details, I discovered the beginning of June that I had to have it, if we wanted to home school Aubrey. I very nearly panicked for 2 days, knowing how long it took some of my siblings to get their GED. We prayed and decided that if indeed God DID want us to home school, He would open a door. And He did. 🙂 Three weeks later, I passed my test. Happy sigh.
It is fun to have a baby in the house again. Although, to be really honest, we’ve had several very hairy days already. Homeschooling and a new baby has turned out to be somewhat more stressful then I had anticipated. Most days I feel like I am about 10 steps behind. Some nights I cry in the shower. My house is unorganized. I try to keep the bathrooms and floors cleaned and healthy food on the table. But there have also been super days filled with much laughter. 🙂 I am trying to simplify my life. Hence, I have been cutting out a lot of things and taking naps instead. 🙂
Last night I watched Wes and the kids tussling on the floor and chase each other through the house. The noise level was crazy high. I wanted to be grouchy. I just wanted some peace and quiet. Then I thought of it. I’ve thought about it so very much the last few weeks. So many people are starting 2014 with out a family member. Little children no longer have their Daddy to play with them. Mother’s are missing a child’s smile and laughter. Beautiful young women have buried their husbands, their children’s Daddy and have to carry on life alone. I cry for those precious little children and their brave mother’s. And once again I remind myself that I have so very much to be thankful for.
I am taking this promise into a New Year. Our lives may change drastically in the next year. I don’t know. But I can live, because HE is with me.
Have a blessed day!!