Friday, December 25, 2009

Have yourself a merry little Christmas...

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone."

We didn't have a white Christmas this year but the memories are still as precious and fleeting as snowflakes. The gifts where opened and the food was eaten but the joy of being surrounded by family will linger in our hearts.
We are well and truly blessed.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy 18th

Someday I'll fly
Someday I'll soar

Someday I'll be something much more

Cause I'm bigger than my body gives me credit for

From the moment I heard this song I knew it was about Brandon. His spirit and his personality have always been so much bigger than the sweet little body it was crammed into.

"Watch me! Watch me!" That refrain echoes through his childhood.
"Watch me jump off this swing!"

"Watch me ollie this curb!"

"Watch me jump this ramp on my bike!"

"Mom! Watch me!"

Although overwhelming at the time, they are now one of the sweetest pieces of my memory. He's 18 today and I continue to watch him. I watch him grow and develop and mature every day. I watch him making big decissions and wrestle with life choices. I watch him laugh and struggle and I still watch him play.
My prayer for him is that he will choose wisdom over wealth, love over fear, and that he will know I will always be here to watch him.

Monday, December 21, 2009

"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand"
Jenny and I made a huge assortment of fabulous cookies for Christmas this year! We made peppermint yum yums, smore thumbprints, chocolate peppermint drops, snickerdoodles, and peanut butter cookies. Some were gifts, some were shared on Christmas Eve and some...ok many...went straight into our tummies!
I love being able to cook with Jenny. It's one of the most precious times of the holidays. She's an amazing cooker-girl!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


We are well and truly blessed.What's Thanksgiving without a nap? We missed them this year.
We give thanks for unknown blessings already on the way~