The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Well, very surprisingly, it snowed tonight. FUN! You can never trust the weather people. True, I didn't get anything done tonight, but I did get to take pics of the boys in the first snow of '08!

Also, my poor Vincy boy had to stay overnight at the animal hospital. :( He apparently swallowed a ton of his bed stuffing last night while the rest of the house was sleeping. Although he was a perfectly behaved dog today while I had a guest in the house, I knew that was not my Vince and something must be wrong. So a visit to Dr. Jim proved that he had swallowed a stomach full of stuffing and wasn't passing anything. $500 later, we have a healthy dog again, but now Brian is sick! :) This, of course, brought on a discussion about how much Brian was (or was not) willing to spend to retrieve the stuff he swallowed. Apparently, Vince is going to have to curb his appetite for non-food items... there is a limit to how far Brian is willing to go with this. hehehe But thankfully, Vince has no trouble "passing" things such as Power Ranger hands, toy lizards, even parts of toy cars. And in the process, we have the added benefit of being purged of all the meaningless toys that find their way into our home. Anyway, unfortunately, Vince can't learn from experience. But we can, we've changed the bedding, you can bet, and will be more careful going forward. So, let's hope there are no more scopes in Vince's future... but who could resist this face? What a gorgeous blonde!

The new year has started off with a bang! The boys are back in school and I can't believe that we are now working on the second half of the 07-08 school year. My babies are growing up too quickly before my eyes! It's hard to believe that in this calendar year, Jack will be a nine year old third grader.

Jack is playing basketball and loving every minute of it. This has been a great year for him as his team has several friends on it and his coaches are great. The atmosphere is more laid back than last year, but that doesn't mean we aren't a bundle of nerves during the games. Last week his team lost by one point, 36 to 37. It was down to the wire and Brian and I are wondering how we will survive Middle School sports if we get this charged up about 8 year old rec. league basketball! :)

Here are some photos of our crazy days: