Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jedidiah // 10 weeks

Full of coos and smiles.
And snuggles.
And pre-naptime/bedtime chats.
And fantastic pooping faces.
And finally fitting into cute baby clothes
And multiplying chunk rolls.
And. And. And......

Man, 10 weeks is where its at.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yep, still crazy.....

But "White Winter Hymnal" plays constantly in the background
(we JUST discovered it and we're slightly obsessed)
and its kind of fun imagining that I'm actually Laura Ingalls Wilder
trekking out to the ice house when I go to the backyard
to get stuff for dinner (;
I love our life.
As crazy as some days (or weeks.....) are its still pretty wonderful.
In fact, the crazy just kind of weaves itself in
until it is part of the whole and its almost impossible
to distinguish the crazy times from the not so crazy.

Still holding our breath for Thanksgiving though (:

Friday, November 14, 2014

Crazy Days

We are in the middle of some craaaaazy days over here.
I wrote almost a whole post of telling you exactly why
these days are so hectic but after I typed
it all out it felt off, even wrong somehow.
Maybe because it hinted strongly of complaint and that's really
not where I'm at or what I wanted to communicate.
Or maybe just because it made for a VERY long post (;

Just know that our days are cold, our fridge is warm,
and husband is lost in the 
"ohmygoodness all the huge school projects are due RIGHT NOW"
 land and that should give you some understanding of where we are (:

But snuggles and Jedidiah smiles are abundant 
so I think we'll make it to Thanksgiving break just fine.

Until then we'll just keep humming "manic monday"......


Monday, November 10, 2014

5:30 am.......

 and Jedidiah has decided he wants to recite the Gettysburg address.
As cute (and miraculous) as that may be 
the day suddenly got 3 hours longer than I was anticipating it to be.
So bring on the coffee induced facade of energy!
And happy monday (:

P.S. how is it that at 5:30 in the morning
baby coos and babbles are still the cutest thing?

Friday, November 7, 2014

Jedidiah // 2 months

 Our days pass in a blur of chilly walks,
coffee runs, naptimes, and attempts to do household chores.
We're finding our rhythm and it is very sweet.
Everyday Jedidiah chats and smiles more and it thrills my heart everytime
his eyes light up and his cheeks scrunch up and that amazing smile emerges.

So far the lace curtains and his celebration bunting get the most smiles :P

But today as we were thrifting he looked at me and grinned and chatted
for a good 10 minutes. So we stood there right in the middle of 
the thrift store, me looking like a silly in love fool,
nodding and giggling while Jedidiah chatted away.
These are moments that bring such joy to my days and that I'm
sure I'll cherish for all of my days.
These unexpected gifts of pure joy and love,
looking at my son (my son!!) and realizing that this dream of a 
moment is really truly happening,
and happening in such a sweet way that I never could have thought of to ask for.
These along with the moments pictured above where Josh is holding Jedidiah
(and the soothie in place, very important ;)) while studying.
Everytime I look over and see them together 
I cannot believe this is my life.
And I remember.
I remember the times of tears.
The father's day where we wept with desire for the children that weren't here
and the pain of wondering if they would ever come.
The mornings of walking, whispering the yearning of my heart to
my heavenly Father and submitting them to His will 
again. and again. and again.
The times of hope.
The most painful of them all.
The hope of maybe...
Only to culminate in silence.

And with that tears come to my eyes yet again.
Oh this sweet child.
This child of blessing who surprised us in his coming.
Who grunts and grumbles and toots louder than I knew a baby could.

Jedidiah David.
A blessing name.

You are so so wanted and loved.

As we learn you and fall in love with you, and 
not just the idea and hope of you,
you grow ever more precious and delightful to us.

Happy 2 months sweet boy (: