Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ode to Aaron

This is young man (10 yrs) is a friends son. He is a joy to have here:

1. He likes my cooking (happily eats, never asks for more; i have to offer)
2. He is a good sport (he plays great with both our kids, respects our rules)
3. His manners at the table are dream like (prays, asks to be excused, ect)

I am happy to have him at our house anytime. Oh and
4. He prays for my husband everyday!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I don't want to forget

Christmas 2010:
Isobel, completely un-coached, gave her brother a big hug and a sincere thank you for the doll he gave her.
Everett's favorites are known by his sister: $10 and his favorite drink.
How well the kids understand dad: wood shop and coffee gift certificates.
I got to see one of my brothers! Last time I saw him it was before Isobel was born. He is two years older than me, has a job of his dreams and a new love.
My family sent me on a number scavenger hunt for a beautiful necklace.
Breakfast in Seattle. A first.
The large box of karate gear that made the kid's jaws drop.
Remembering that Christmas gives us our savior! A new life in Him and a new year for it.