Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


St. Nick visited the kids after Mass

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

nine months old!

i can't believe our baby is already nine months old!!
here's one of his newest tricks - i mean developmental milestones....

vital stats as of yesterday:
height - 28 1/4 inches
weight - 26 pounds, 10 ounces (not a typo!)
head circ. - 18 1/2 inches
he's a big boy and definitely exhibited stranger anxiety at the dr.'s office. dr. says he is doing extremely well in all areas! also, his first word is "WOW"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

its 3:45am - been up almost 2 hours with Luke - no problems sleeping, as long as he is in my arms and neither of us are laying down - very convenient
p.s. he's nearly 26 pounds

p.p.s. and i honestly would not trade places with anyone in the world!

Monday, December 8, 2008

walk to the mailbox

.6 miles to our mailbox and back :) Luke loves it outside and I enjoy the exercise (its quite hilly here!) Its a nice picture of his cute two bottom teeth too... he's got one coming through on the top right now too... its been a fun week!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

stay at home Mom

"If I identify myself as the culture does, as a “stay at home Mom”, one who has no intellectual contribution, gross-national product contribution or status symbol contribution, I become just that: a woman who sees herself as one who has grunted and groaned out another human being and now stays behind her four walls, in self-imposed seclusion. Not much of a vision there---it actually sounds strangely psychotic.If I deem myself as a woman employed by the Creator of everything ever created, as on work assignment in a sacred domain for the sculpting of souls that will exist forever and forever without end, I have a burning passion of purpose. And a paycheck that is said to be beyond what eye or ear can even comprehend!How does an engaged, vibrant, passionate woman forever vanquish the nagging, satanic lies that she is nothing more than a stay at home Mom?Get Perspective:~Hold a sleeping babe in your arms, mouth agape and warm breath drifting, and stand before a map of this world. Which would you rather have? Paris, New York, Tokyo, London------or this flesh lying against yours, this one made in the image and likeness of the very Divine? This world is going to burn up, cinders for the universe….but your child is a soul without end, forever and ever existence. The world has pitifully, laughably little to offer in comparison to this holy opportunity to raise up a child."

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008