Monday, November 29, 2010

Eeek- how did this happen?!

November 29th?  Seriously?!  But wait!  I still have to post our summer pictures!  Erg!

I really don't know how time got so far away from me!  Maybe it has something to do with having two CRAZY little boys!  (FYI- Now that the snow gloves are out they have decided to use them as boxing gloves!  And Lion Cub is only 17 months old!  I just don't think this sort of thing happens with little girls!)  So, my hope is that as a little Christmas present to myself I will get all of our pictures caught up by December 24th and get back on my regular blogging schedule (oh the things I have to write for Tiny Talk Tuesday- you're going to just die!).  That's the plan any way!

So, for starters, how about a few fall photos!?  These were taken while raking up the yard about a month ago.  Both boys were eager to help and get right in the thick of it!

Big Helpers!

Jumpin' Away!
As much of a pain as these tree are to clean up, they sure do offer some great chances for childhood fun (much better the the pine needles I had as a kid!) and some awesome photo opps!  Can we say Christmas Cards?!  Yeah Baby!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sheer Wonderment!

I love to see my children's faces as they see the first snow of the season!  It is one of the most precious things to me about this time of year.  I managed to capture them this year- enjoy!

excitement at first sight


"I have no idea what's going on!"
Oh, and notice the chipped front tooth- yup, that's a new one this weekend!  Now both my boys have chipped teeth!
And this is the view overnight!  About 4 inches!  Insane!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Prayers for Ella!

Alright- October was hard and I was absent from this blog for lots of reasons.  We were in the process with getting back on track this month and were completely sidelined by sickness the first week and then this last week, if you don't already know, one of my very best friends had an emergency c-section at 31 weeks because her sweet baby girl, Ella, has Fetal Cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart and the left ventricle isn't working).  I have been spending lots of time watching her boys and getting up to the hospital whenever I can to be with her and help her.  Here is a video:

So, while we plan to get back into the flow this week I will also be devoting much of my time to the Dordal family and want to urge all of you to pray without ceasing for this precious baby!  She needs nothing short of a miracle!  Tuesday morning is when the cardiologists are going to meet and they are going to have to start discussing what comes next and the alternatives are obviously not ideal.  Ella just needs a miracle from the Lord!  She needs her left ventricle to start functioning and her heart to get much stronger.

Please pray and spread the word for my wonderful friends and their baby girl, Ella Louise!