Truly Madly
... for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sweet Mr. N is 4!

If words could express my love for this boy...
Well, they just can't.
There are no words to describe
the depth and wonder in my heart each time I look at him.

My little baby... sweet and adorable.
He lived in the crook of my arm mostly,
but if I put him down he didn't cry.
He just didn't cry.

Each time I look at him I would pinch myself...
I don't deserve him!

His round face and innocent eyes would stare at me quietly,

The quiet didn't last for long, however. Around 9 months he discovered his voice.

In a big way.

In a happy, singing, shouting, praising kind of way.
I can't tell you how many people I apologized to in restaurants...
But at least he's happy!

The imagination on this kid lasts all day.
There is a voice for everything.
There is a song for everything.

He doesn't stop singing.
Or dancing.

And I love it.

Noah has such a big heart.
He worries about everyone.
Even the characters on TV.

He is super cuddly,
Mr. sociable...
has no problem expressing his every single feeling...
and much of the time his feeling is
He is very expressive of how grateful he is,
and it really touches me.

In fact today after being tucked in for bed,
Daniel went in the boys' room to see why N was sitting up talking...

And N said,
"I was just counting all my blessings, Daddy!"
and then he went on listing them.....

Happy 4th Birthday

to the boy who stole my heart.
I am so thankful for you.
I am so thankful that I get the joy of being your mama.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Big C turns 6

I can't believe my son is 6!

Remembering the day he was born... he was a big boy with deep blue eyes and a very serious expression on his face.

Now that I know him, it doesn't surprise me that he was such a serious looking baby.
He was determined to figure it all out from the beginning!

Mr. C. is a perfectionist. (Sometimes I think it drives him a little crazy)! He likes to talk about deep, theological topics and has such interesting things to say! I don't feel lonely for adult conversation when he's around...
we have such wonderful discussions.

He is an amazing big brother to N and Ladybug, teaching them what he knows and showing compassion and concern when they are hurt or sick.
He loves them both with all his heart.
He's a big cuddler!
And he's so very helpful!

I feel so spoiled by him. I feel like I won the lottery when he was born. Just having somebody like C in my life blesses me each day. I hope that he knows how much I love him, and how I cannot imagine life without him.

I love his heart so much!

Happy Birthday Mr. C

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Story of Us

a VERY shortened version.

I wasn't going anywhere on Nov. 29, 2001. I was staying home, doing laundry and preparing for work the next morning. But my two closest friends were telling me to come to Bennigan's for dinner, and with our work schedules and busy lives it was a rare event so I went. Across the room I saw him looking at me. He smiled. I left to put away laundry and came back to visit with my friends for a little while longer. He was still looking at me. Then he bumped into me, and said he was sorry (awkward) and my friend Sugi started talking to him and being her usual bubbly, outgoing self. I thought he was seriously cute. We started talking an almost an hour later he asked me if he could call me and we were pretty much inseparable from that point on...

I KNEW he was good. There was no denying that he was kind, hard-working, and loved his family.

What I didn't know was that he would be my rock. My spiritual leader. Remaining steadfast through my times of uncertainty and weakness. This is a really big deal, because I don't know where I'd be without him.

God knew me.
He knew I needed Daniel.

We were married 8 years ago today!
February 1, 2003

And I love him more than words can say.

warning: cheesy photos ahead