Monday, December 31, 2007

No more monkeys jumpin' on the bed

Remember that little jingle we all sang to our kids? It has been in my head lately because they are banging around in all directions now. Brae went back to Philly. At 3am or so, Lowen, Sienna and Jonlyn left for N.C. and Kyrie leaves for Colorado Wed. am. God has truly blessed us with these people. We still marvel at Brae's beauty and sweetness. Lowen is still quite fascinating to me and continues to be noctural. Sienna and Kyrie are as they always were-cutting, gluing, arranging things, creating and making a mess! It is quite something to see how they love and enjoy each other. O.K. I am looking forward to the picture Damien will find for this post!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


May the God of peace rule in your heart (Colossians 3:15).

Sunday, December 16, 2007

In the Spirit

I kept Pax and Chalice home for a mental health day a few days back and we headed to Walmart and got "Christmas stuff", came home and decorated our house. Pax was flying around putting wreaths and candles in the windows outside. Chalice and I put greens up everywhere with lots of white lights, set out the red, scented candles and there we go-"Christmas". Two Christmas elves showed up from Georgia the other night and that was festive. We have made a pact to keep our house straight. I wonder if we can keep this vow! Christmas cheer everybody.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Kids are many things to moms but what I am realising is that they were my built-in fitness center. One can not sit long when there is a child in the home. I am reminded of this when I have Eli on Saturdays and when I was talking to my niece Sharon who has 2 little ones. By 9:30 am she had already been to a playground and visited a grandmother across town. Without those very active beings pulling and pushing you to enjoy life to the fullest, I find my body is very happy to sit on our way too soft couch which translates into a way too soft body! My job description has changed and I have to schedule in activities for " the body."

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Art table beauty.

Picture this: Damien creating Christmas cards at one end of the art table with all tools at his disposal-rubberstamps, paper cutter, pens, colored markers, tape, stamps. At the other end of the art table is Pax equally as absorbed making his 10th plus necklace. Tools needed are cool beads, thread, good eyes, hooks. Great music fills that room and before that was Odyssey and in between are boy to man conversations, comments, questions. A week ago when I was nudging Damien to teach Pax how to make necklaces , I knew this scenario in the dining room would take place. I take in the hour from another room with such a grateful heart and then I try to imagine what it would be like if the Papa was not here-but only for a brief moment can I imagine that.