Thursday, May 31, 2007

Leave it to Beaver

we have a sitter who will come to the house for our big baby, Sunbird ... he's our 12 yr old Catalina McCaw. Quite spoiled I'd say.

We're outta here tomorrow morning .... escaping the triple digit heat!

Heading up to Beaver ~ in attempts to get a septic tank permit,

so we can get a building permit,

so we can get bids on our plans,

so we can start building this gosh darn cabin, before winter, that we were planning to build in 8 years,

so we can keep our "like gold" water rights that we can lose if we don't have a main residence started by next summer,

so we can use that expensive 700' drinking well we drilled 4 years ago!!

Whew..... we're only getting started in this venture and
I hope I can get thru it all without having a stress stroke/heart attack.

I can say that we've only just begun ... and it's true .... building is a nightmare.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Comparison is the death of contentment.

This is a pretty enlightening statement my husband said to me the other day. I don't know where he heard it, but it is something I will always keep in mind.

Isn't it sooo true? ???

Lately, I have been in the habit of comparing Matthew to other two year olds.

I know I should not do that because Matthew's circumstances are so different than most two year olds. It's also not fair to Matthew.

But then I started thinking...... this statement runs true for other comparisons, not just comparing children. I do catch myself once in a while wanting "what my friends" have.
*chuckle chuckle* It is in the Bible that we shouldn't "covet." DOH!!!

So.. this one sentence has helped me to keep my comparisons in check.

We're off to Beaver for the weekend!

Have a fun and safe weekend yourself!!


Sunday, May 13, 2007

A couple 2nd birthday pictures

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We had a great day yesterday! He had oodles of fun. Way too much food!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Happy 2nd Birthday Matthew!

Two years ago today...

we had our little 4lb 1oz magpie! Yep, he came 2 months early. He came into the world so fast, the nurses delivered him.
I was chatting on the phone with my sister one minute and the next, he was being born! It was quite shocking.

I didn't even get a chance to get a shot of any sort ... no pain meds, no Tylenol ... nothing!
Oh my heck! ... did that ever hurt! ... thank goodness he was so small. Yowwwza!

Happy Birthday to our little miracle boy! It has been quite the two years!

We have family flying to today ... so I'll be out of commission thru the weekend.

We are also preparing for the big birthday party on Saturday. Lots of running around today and Saturday morning. Mike's 36th birthday is on the 13th, so we're celebrating Matthew's and Mike's big day.


p.s. I learned the word "poink" from my buddy over at The Story of the Turtle
on April 26th. He's the proud father of a 2 year old. He has a fun blog.

Couple more cute pics of my little man

Monday, May 7, 2007