Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Mommy (not santa) soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of flowing milk danced in their heads...
So nice and peaceful in the house right now. The boys are down for their morning nap and Caleb and I just had some oatmeal and now I have about twenty minutes to do what ever I please, since I already finished the laundry! :)
I've been wanting to take some time to reflect on this past year, but I decided that I would rather reflect on NOW instead of then. I am, in many ways for the first time ever, very content with life. I am usually always striving for or wishing for the next stage... when I was in school, I wanted to be graduated; when we were dating, I wanted to be married; when we were married, I wanted children... but now, I just want to be HERE. I am completely, head-over-heals in LOVE with being a mom. I must say, though, that it came in time. Even when I was pregnant I felt that I was unsure if I was ready for this journey of complete selflessness. However, it is quite the opposite. With selflessness comes much joy. The boys give me immense purpose, happiness and gratification daily. And, more than anything, I think God has done a work in me and has filled me with more peace and joy than I ever imagined. I just love being a mom and a wife, and I am thankful for that feeling!
Ok, enough serious stuff. Wanna laugh??? I have some pictures for you!!! I decided to get creative with the boys' burp clothes...
Photo 3: (Back in character with smiles) Two Little Russian Orphans I adopted
And... my favorite....
Photo 4: Mr. Chiquita Banana!
Photo 5: Cha-cha, cha-cha, cha-CHA!
This picture of Luke cracks me up. He was just crying and then stopped quick to smile while I took a picture! :)
The boys' new favorite thing (and Grandma Cookie's) is to stand up and look over the back of the couch. They think they are so big!
Mr. Luke... such a sweet little man, with a great smile and disposition!