Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Charlie Bob

I had to take a moment to blog about my Josie. She is so funny. I was talking to her tonight and I asked her a question. She told me her answer and I asked her who told her that. She replied, "Charlie". I said, "Charlie, who?". She then says, "Charlie Bob", as if it were the most natural thing in the world. Well, we don't know anyone named Charlie, much less Charlie Bob, so I started asking questions. We soon discovered that Charlie Bob is her friend, he has brown hair and blue eyes and is "berry tall". He lives in Bob (who would have guessed- Lisa Dawn said it must be something like Jesus of Nazareth living in Nazareth!). He loves "chicken nails" french fries, and chocolate milk. No wonder he and Josie are friends! She did also say that his favorite color is blue, which according to her, is her, "last favorite color" (orange is her current fav). Anyhow, I know it is pretty silly but it was just one of those beautiful childhood moments. I hope Charlie Bob sticks around for a while. :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Wonders

Winter Wonders

We have had so much fun already this winter. These are a few photos of some of the fun we have had. The snow followed me from Colorado and the kids are loving it. They had to build a snowman at 10:00 pm the first night there was accumulation. We had a chance to go sledding up in the beautiful mountains- even I enjoyed it and normally I hate snow! We also have had some fun culinary delights. I treated the boys to snowman pancakes one night for dinner. We made yummy brownie bites and sundaes for a game night, too. We have also attended the Nutcracker ballet (and had the Cheescake Factory!), Dinner Theater (Katy and Lisa Dawn acted in a really cute play) and had several carol sings and game nights. We discovered the joy of puzzles. I know it sounds so "senior moment" but it is so fun we bought three more to do! It has really been a good old-fashioned Christmas. I am loving all the fun family times and there is more to come!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Okay, so I have failed yet again. I have let my blogging fall far,far behind. However, as my sister likes to say, "Start where you are." So here I am. I can't think of anything wonderful to say. However, I did want to share what my thought for the season has been. Every Christmas it seems that something about the blessed Story strikes me anew. This year I have been completely humbled by the fact that Christ arrived as a ...baby. I know, you are thinking, "She's lost it! We hear that every year-the whole swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. What's there to think about?" Well, perhaps you have thought about it. I have too, but never as deeply as I have recently.

I have been moved to the point of tears, crying over the fact that my perfect, awesome Savior came to earth as a tiny,fragile, helpless newborn. He had peach-fuzz hair and silken cheeks. He smelled like a baby smelled. The only form of communication He had was the tiny, weak cry of someone who had only just learned how to draw a breath. He couldn't do anything for Himself, but He would do everything for us. How did Mary feel? I am sure in part these thoughts come to me because of my own sweet boy. My heart breaks with my love for him, Mary must have loved Jesus even more. I have such hopes and dreams for Carson (and Josie!) and neither of them is the only Son of the Living God. Whoa! It is truly incomprehensible. But I will praise God for His perfect plan, and continue to be completely overwhelmed by the thought of a precious, precious Baby coming to die for me.
So, there is my cheesy post. I know often the things that seem so significant to me are often elicit responses of "she is so weird" but yet I feel compelled to post this anyway. No one should feel forced to comment but I hope that this Christmas season that you get a new thought about the same wonderful Story, too.


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