Monday, November 3, 2008

November already?

Honest to goodness, time has flown by. I feel as if I blinked and months have passed by me. I guess it's having a new baby and just focusing all of your time and energy on him. I dunno, but WOW!

Autumn is without a doubt my favorite season. The changing of the leaves. The crisp smell in the air. It brings back such memories of childhood. I can walk outside early in the morning and take a deep breath and I'm back at the bus stop waiting to head off to school. As much as I hated those days back then, I miss them too. I say hated because I was always fighting going to school. Sawyer Brown's "The Walk" comes to mind. Man, I ♥ that song! I had lots of issues with feeling out of place and also just not wanting to be away from my mom. I was such a mommy's girl. I guess I still am in ways. :) But anyways, let's get back to the wonders of the season. It's always so beautiful here. The mountains full of reds and oranges are just amazing!

The holidays will soon be approaching, Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I'm ashamed to say I haven't even given Christmas that much thought as far as presents. I'm going to have to get serious and make a list soon. Or no one will get anything! Mom's birthday is the week before Thanksgiving so I've atleast taken care of that. *swhooo*

Mom had surgery around the first of October. They removed the lump and all the lymph nodes under her arm. They don't think she will need chemo, but they are testing the lump again to be sure. She'll definitely have to have radiation. She's been a little down lately. I think it's just so much to have on her mind during the holidays. She wants to focus on the kids and not herself. She's one tough cookie. An amazing woman. I can only hope I will be as strong as her one day.

Gracie is doing great with her schooling. She is learning SOOO much. When we first started she was trying really hard to learn all her ABCs. Well, now she can say them all (only missing L now and then?), she can recognize them, and she is trying to spell everything! She is one smart little girl. :) And she wants to learn so it's pretty easy for me.

Matthew is amazing! He just keeps growing and getting bigger before my eyes. He is such a different baby than what Gracie was. She was always able to be laid down, never needing to be held (I still did it anyways :oP). He adores being in my arms wrapped in a nice snuggly blankie. He only fusses when hungry. He's a very happy baby. Smiles ALL the time. I can just look at him and he busts out that precious smile. I could look at him all day long.

When I look into their sweet faces I get teary eyed (post pregnancy hormones?). I can't believe that I was so lucky to be blessed with two such beautiful babies. God has been so good to me. I have a husband that I love more than anything, even when things get tough, and two precious children who are my world. That's what I will be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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