Well, since I almost kind of updated last month (aka wrote something) on this space, maybe you dedicated readers deserve something more this month.  :)

Halle turned one year old–in fact she is almost 15 months old.  Time flies.

Rachel is in preschool and is once again counting down the days until her birthday–about 45 if you want to know.  (That would be give or take a few because I’m not sure how accurate that is.)

Katie is in first grade and just finished up spring break…and I already miss her happy face and tender heart around here all day.  She told me that she was sad before recess today because she missed me.  (Ahhh…I love that kid.)

I got a new calling  in December.   I am the Primary Music Leader–which if you must know I really LOVE.  It helps if you don’t mind being a dork (a musical dork at that) in front of all those kids.  Although I do miss my RS peeps.  It’s a little more lonely without 3 hour meetings.

Scott has pretty much recovered fully from his accident nearly a year ago.  He will always have a few scars and now sports new fake teeth, but I’ll take it!  I’m so grateful it wasn’t worse.

And here’s a pic of the three kids (what!  They are all in a picture together!?!?! That never happens.  Ignore Halle’s crazy hair.)


Just maybe…maybe….I might be thinking of updating this blog. (Chorus in the background: hallelujah or a funeral march–your choice)

Things I never knew

1.  How many people have had their jaws wired shut or knew someone who did have their jaw wired shut.

2.  How much I take for granted yawning, sneezing, smiling, talking, eating, sleeping.

3.  How much it hurts to watch someone I love go through so much pain.

4.  How much I LOVE serving my family and especially Scott.

5.  How hard it is to hear of  stories in similar accidents as Scott with miracle outcomes.

6.  How even though the accident wasn’t injury-free, there are little blessings in everything.

7.  How hard it is to tell your kids when they wake up on Rachel’s fourth birthday that their Daddy had been in an cycling accident and has a bunch of owies on his face.

8.  How much strength can be given through a single prayer.

9.  How many people care about us.

10.  How so very very very grateful I am that Scott’s injuries were not worse–that everything is able to heal albeit painfully–that he is not paralyzed or worse.

Guest post: Katie

Katie wanted to write a post on my blog.  She also was the photographer of this picture.  I love it when she writes anything.  I can just see so much growth in her learning this past year in kindergarten.

My  perits  are  the  best  perinst  in the  wrald

i  love  my  baby.  rachel too

i  love  school.

Halle’s blessing

We had such a good day at Halle’s blessing last Sunday.  It was so fun to see all the family that came!

Here she is in her dress Mom helped me make.


I went to my friend Audrey’s when Halle was first born because I wanted to get some cute pictures of her before she was two weeks old.  I have new respect for all of you that take pictures of newborns!  We did get some cute ones, but it was hard to get her to fall asleep!  And I was working within some time constraints because I had to get Katie to school right after lunch.

Here’s some of my favorites.  Thanks so much, Audrey for helping me and for feeding my girls lunch!  I’ll see if I can get some more pictures up later.

She’s here!

I’m sure that’s why some of you are still checking this blog!  We welcomed our new daughter Halle!

She has tons of dark hair and was a chub at 9 lbs 9 oz and 22 1/2 inches long.  We are doing great and Katie and Rachel love to hold her.   When Rachel got her first chance to hold her at the hospital, she sat down and said, “I’ve got my baby hands ready!”