Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Conversation between Ethan and me:

"Come over and eat."
"I can't. I'm on a mission."
"What is your mission?"
"My mission is to kill wild animals."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Aaron is Walking

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly babies learn something like walking once they take that first step. Last week Aaron was only taking one step before falling to the floor, but this week he is walking all the way across the room chasing the cat.

My Wonderful Daughter

Laurin had been having a difficult time in school with people making fun of her saying that she looks fat or ugly or her hair is too straight or too curly, etc... (the joys of Jr. High). I told her that this was clearly out of jealousy since she is none of those things. Of course I know that it still hurts even if it isn't true. Recently the ordeal has brought out the best in her. She has told me that she now notices more positive things about people because she knows what it is like to hear only negative things from her peers. She has gone out of her way to compliment people on their beautiful voices, cute clothes, or other things that she never noticed before. And not coincidentally her mood has much improved. Thank you God for the lessons you teach us even if we would rather not have to experience any discomfort to learn them.