Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wedding March?

So, I get this email today from my cousin, Tracy, and the subject was "Fun Video--with music". So of course I open it. It was a Youtube video that she said "thought you'd get a kick out of this".

Man, did I! It is great! Worth the watch. Click here to see what I mean. It's so funny.
About a five minute video, so be sure you have the time.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Big Sister, Little Brother.

About a little over a year or so ago, my sister-in-law wrote a post to Charlotte about being a big sister to a little brother. (if you get a chance to read it, it's worth it) And until recently I really didn't see the true interaction between them.
I decided to write this post after I heard this morning..."Ian, it's time to go in the car, we are going to the store" (which was of course the pretend car) Ian responded by saying "Ok, Char-It" and then she said "no call me Mommy". And he did. He said "Ok Mom".
Getting him to participate in her pretend sequences is just beginning. "Come on Ian" or "just sit here Ian" are regular phrases I hear these days.
Now don't get me wrong, there are definitely times that Ian refuses or says "no" (which happens to be his favorite word these days). But there are many times, where playing sleepover or house just happens under Charlotte's direction.
I love it.
It is so cute. I need to get Gordon to video tape some of these things.
It's going by so fast.
Charlotte is becoming more and more of a little girl and Ian is a little boy. Charlotte has all kinds of pretend play and Ian is talking in three word phrases.
When did this happen?
My little ones are growing so fast.
I wish it would slow down, while I love watching them grow.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009


After my scare this week, I think it is also important to have the strength to lean on those who are close to us. Not be afraid. It can be tough to admit we need help and the strength from others, but we do!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Words that made me Think!

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." ~Attributed to both T.H. Thompson and John Watson

I got this quote in an email from my Mom, just the other day. And oddly enough I had a similar conversation on the Fourth of July about this topic. I took it as a sign.
It makes me think.
Everyone struggles.
Everyone has a demon or something inside of themselves that they try to deal with.
Some are outside battles, like in relationships with people or their decisions that maybe we don't agree with or relationships with other things, like food, etc.
Some are internal battles, like being too sensitive, or not sensitive enough, struggles with self worth, or struggles with perfection.
Anyway you cut it, we all have something.
We all are dealing with something. And although some may seem small to others, to us they are huge. Battles, struggles, demons can be so strong. The difference is that we can be stronger.

We can lean on those close to us. Those who know our true selves. Those who would never pass judgment. Family, friends, even impartial outsiders can play major roles in our lives and how we fight these battles.

We need to only find the strength within our selves to fight.
And remember that we are all struggling with something.