Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wow! A new year is upon us.

I know... I'm not the first to notice, but sometimes it takes me a while to catch up.

Life has been full and busy here. Since last I wrote, the virus that made sweet Daniel puke in the night has worked it's way around through five of the six children, scattering some puke here, an ear ache there, a cough and runny nose for that one. You know, just general viral yuckiness.

The snow has been spectacular, as well! We enjoyed a couple of weeks of fantastic, cold, fluffy snow. I have some great pictures, which I'll get uploaded eventually.

When the snow melted a bit on our roof and then the temperatures stayed low for so long, we sustained some ice damage to the roof of the home where we are living. This resulted in lots of drywall damage in the garage - luckily that's all the damage there - and soggy carpet in the boys' room. It took us a while to figure out that leak. Who expects a leak to dampen the floor of a second story room, without dripping from the ceiling?? Strange stuff.

And, of course, we had a lovely Christmas. We were snowed in and unable to attend any church services, which was disappointing, but we had a great time opening presents and celebrating together here at home.

All that to say, it's been a very full couple of weeks. Sleep has been often-interrupted, children are suffering a bit with cabin fever. Life has been good and crazy.

At the beginning of the really cold weather (single digits for several days and nights in a row,) I got out the felted mittens I knitted a couple of winters ago and had Micah try on the smallest ones. They are a perfect fit! So sweet! And he loved them... until we actually went out to the car and then he summarily tugged them off and did NOT want them back on. I also found the pair of mittens that didn't felt evenly, which I had made into slippers and put those on him at the same time.

While he was delighting in them, I seized the opportunity to grab a few photos of his cuteness.

Funny how photo shoots with toddlers always seem to end this way.

Blessings on your New Year!


  1. Darn about that virus and water damage. ugghh.

    Photo shoots with teenagers end the same ways as with toddlers ... and that's not the only thing those ages have in common!! =)

    Should've known that while you were sending e-mails, you were also making a blog post. Was thrilled to discover so on my blog list!!

  2. He's grown sooooo much! SIGH! My baby is growing quickly, too... I didn't just pop; I exploded. 14 weeks and counting!

    Love you, and thanks for the very desired updates.


  3. So sorry your kiddos have been sick, I was hoping for you that it would stop with one! I hope you are done with sickness for a long time!

    Photo shoots with 7, 10 and 12 year olds also tend to end that way! Lol! Micah is so adorable, as always! Love seeing pictures!

    Hello to the precious kids, and Roger too!