Monthly Archives: December 2011

written and signed…

We’ve been asking Audrey what she wants from Santa Claus for weeks.  And always her reply- “waffles.”  So, we included that in her letter and signed it, Audrey Lou 2011.  One of my most favorite traditions.

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styrofoam peanuts, a dull plastic needle and some yarn

the latest christmas decoration toddler entertainment at our house.

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Me:  Audrey, do you want to go to Florence?

Audrey: No.

Me to Mark:  She says no to everything.  Watch.

Me to Audrey:  Do you want a lollipop?

Audrey:  [pause]  Sure.

Well, most of the time.

 

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A family growing…

When I was pregnant with Audrey somehow the song Positive Friction became our soundtrack.  I don’t know if one song can be a soundtrack.  Maybe it was our theme song.  We spent many a drives listening to it on repeat, singing it out loud, dancing & dreaming of our little growing family.  There was this one favorite line then– “there’s a family growing, I can see it with my own two eyes.”  It was our dorky, sentimental motto.  We still love the song.  It’ll always be our Audrey song.  Still we dance and sing when we listen, which we do often, and the other night for the first time the three of us listened to it playing loud in the den and danced before bedtime.  And now, there is another part, a theme for now- “we have our own heroes, they’re dancing in the living room.”  There we were.  I love it.  Still.  And all over again.

I guess what we didn’t realize two years ago, listening with just dreams in our heart, is that this little family of ours, from then on, would always be growing.  We can see it with our own two eyes.

“we have our own heroes, they’re dancing in the living rooms” -donna the buffalo

december 15, 2011

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friday afternoon

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For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Feel every moment to its fullest. Be present to whatever time it is and embrace the journey as your heart is shaped by the moments of life that refine your character.

today’s daily verse.  

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this year with santa- the mall photo

Audrey actually does love Santa.  

I actually do love this picture. 

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