Wednesday, October 2, 2013

This kid is officially our son! We feel so blessed to have finalized on his adoption. We love you Teyson :)

yes, i am a blogging slacker.  one day maybe i will write about things again....facebook makes it easy to quick updates, but thought provoking entries are definitely lacking.

Friday, May 31, 2013

This is for you, Maggie

Maggie said I needed to update this rusty blog. Therefore, I am. Because I always listen to my sisters...

I got to spend the morning with my middle son. I think he faked a fever somehow so he could get a little one on one time with his mom. I don't think I am all that exciting, however, he seemed to be super thrilled to have us chill, just the two of us. We took a walk. Hit up the thrift store. Watched a little cartoons. It was a nice quiet morning. He melts my heart. A few times, he'd look over at me this morning and say "Hi". Love it:) He may only say and sign a few things but I treasure each little "hi".

Monday, February 11, 2013

Grown Ups?

Last week, I met up with my other sister, Maggie, in Concourse A of Detroit Airport. She took over chasing a very active toddler around for a few minutes while I regained my bearings and then we were off again to Milwaukee! We were picked up and greeted by my brand new niece, Hannah!! Just kidding...we were so happy to see Sarah and Brian! They are awesome new parents. They are both relaxed and just so great with little Hannah. I love it when parents are just so in tune to the needs of their baby and just relaxed and in love .It was beautiful to see.

One night, we were in the kitchen making dinner. I think Hannah was asleep in a sling. Tot was running a muck, tearing through cabinets and eating Veggie Straws and teasing the dog. Maggie and Brian were cooking. Music on pandora. Just one of those moments that capture you. Here we were, all hanging out, with our kids: purchasing the food, cooking, and cleaning up. Being grown ups together. I guess whenever we go home, we somewhat revert to childhood. Mom and Dad become like parents again and we regress a bit, so I don't see my siblings (or myself) as adults. But here we were, 4 young adults, with careers, kids, pets, mortgages, vehicles, and life insurance. It was just a bit surreal.

I'm not sure I like it. This growing up thing. The responsibility.  But then on the other hand, its really cool watching our families transform, grow, and morph into this new phase of life. It is so awesome to see what awesome women my sister have become and the wonderful men they have married! I am so proud and blessed to be their sister.

For the record, I will be 30 next year.  Again.