January 6, 2012

new year

Here I am, sitting at the dining room table at my mom’s house, with no noise passing through my ears. This special event is because both of my kiddos are fast asleep! Lately Ruby has been very eager to take a nap. She has been very willing to lie in bed, read a story, and then drift off into her dreamland. Shepherd on the other hand usually sleeps for no more than an hour or two for his naps…he now is going on 3hrs. I pray that he is not getting sick and that it is just his growing body getting some much needed rest.

 Tonight Jeremy will be coming over for the weekend and we are going to have the house to ourselves, as a family. We still are on the hunt for a house in Seattle. Jeremy and I are starting to have a hard time with being patient these days and are getting a bit discouraged in our hunt. We know the Lord will provide a house for us, but it is hard to wait for so long when it means that we can’t be together as a family until we find one. You would think in a big city like Seattle there would be a lot to choose from. Well, there is a lot to choose from if you can budget about $2500/per month for rent. That we can’t do nor would we want to do. This year we want to continue to live within our means and grow as a family with what God has given us each day. I am thankful every day for my husband and his eagerness and willingness to work for his family, for our two beautiful and healthy kids, and seeing how much strength and support our Lord continues to provide us in tough times. And I am thankful for coffee! Yes, coffee! Without that I am not sure if my eyelids would stay open while juggling everything in life right now. I think I might go make some right now, hehehe.
In other news, my wonderful, witty, caring, and loving grandma Jeanne passed away on Wednesday. She was a woman who seemed to tackle it all and had so much spunk and love for her family. I can remember always being offered a range of cookies the moment I walked through her door and when they ran out none were to worry because she had bags full frozen in the garage freezer!  Our daughter Ruby Jeanne is named after her and we are very grateful to continue on her memory. She died at the age of 85. I love you dearly grandma, may you rest in peace.


  1. OH my OH my these pictures of Shepherd are wonderful. He is getting so big. I miss you both so much. I am praying for you future and praying for you family. Your Grandma Jeanne was a beautiful woman. I love you guy.
    Theresa, mom and grandma.

  2. When we chatted today I forgot to offer my condolences regarding the loss of your Grandma. I am so sorry for you and your family to lose her and I have been thinking about you a lot this week. I hope your heart is a peace and your mind is filled with happy memories of the wonderful woman she was. I love you guys.