Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

My shannon....we have been together almost 17 years, more than half of my life, and he and I have been through everything. I love him more than words could ever say.

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh

This was from a montage that we took back in '08 when Trinity was shaving off his beard. You can read the whole post here....but this picture...oh man, it makes me laugh.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item

I am thinking that this is referring to a material thing...and I actually had to sit and think about this for a minute, because honestly, I think I could do without everything as long as I have my family. But, for the moment, I suppose I would have to say this, my house. Though it is not mine persay, I do inhabitant it, and I do appreciate that it keeps me and my family warm and safe from the elements. I appreciate the laughter that rings in these walls, the happiness that dwells in this place, and the security that my little one's feel being here. I am thankful for our landlord, that she is patient and kind, and that we are able to live here comfortably. I love this house, and the family that lives here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day

I would love to know what is going on in that mind of yours.....to feel what you have been feeling, to know what you know...and to see things how you see it. I am amazed and in awe of you everyday Tristan...every second.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory

Would I pick any other night? April 13, 2001, our wedding night. I loved everything about this night, especially who I was marrying. I remember when I first met Shannon, I told my best friend Steven that I would marry that man one day, and everyone thought I was nuts, lovestruck and out of my mind. I just knew that when I first met him, that we would be together forever....here's to forever!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dear Adeline

You have been teething like crazy, that tonight, you soaked your shirt with drool. I pulled you close to my body, and stared down into your happy sleeping face. The windows are slightly cracked and there is a nice breeze coming in, but our home is like a warm den, and you are my beautiful baby bear. I love you. I love your little body, your perfect little face and hands. The way that you breath and the way that you smile in your sleep. You are wrapped up in your special blanket, all hot pink and fuzzy. Your skin looks like a ripe apricot, I can't describe it any better than that. You are perfect. I am so happy that you are here with us, with me right now...that I can hold you, and love on you forever. Sleep tight baby girl.

Day 04 - A picture of your favorite night

Oooh, this is a tricky one. I have so many favorite nights. So, to make it easier on me, I am going to say, my favorite night in the past year. There...now it's not such a daunting task.

The birth of my beautiful Adeline. This birth has really lifted me into another plane. I felt so accomplished, so strong and powerful, and it was such an amazing experience. I was happy to have shared it with my whole family, and my closest friends. Definitely one of my top ten favorites so far.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My 2 T's

I just love these kids. Through all the trials, tribulations, terror, triumph, tenacity, tantrums, tempers, true heartedness, our t's have treated us well.

Trinity is getting bigger everyday. She towers over most of her 3rd grade friends, and keeps up with all the boys on her flag football team. Her favorite things are still animals, and the count now is up to 8! She takes care of them so well, she loves them and treats them like they are human. We are constantly amazed at her endless capacity to love. She cares for her brother like no other, defending him at any chance. She loves her new baby sister, and I just adore listening to her talk to her in her wee baby voice.

Tristan is doing so well in school. He loves it. His sign language has taken flight, and he is making more strides with his verbal language too. His energy level is through the roof, which is a far cry from the little boy who had difficulty walking far distances. He loves colors, shapes, numbers, letters and learning new languages. He is reading more words everyday and amazes us with his seemingly endless knowledge of things far beyond his grasp of understanding...or at least we thought.

I am happy. There have been a few tests of my patience, tests of my faith and tests of my ability to hold it all together. After everything, I am kept together with the knowledge that I am so blessed. My family is a beautiful full circle. I take the good with the bad, and know that there are much more good days ahead that the other.

Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show

This one was tricky for me...since I don't really watch television all too much anymore. So, I decided to put my favorite movie instead.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest

My dearest Jackie. This is my best friend from childhood. I have known her since I was 5. When my family and I moved here from Germany , I knew no one. I started school mid year and was very scared. I decided that I would introvert, not to talk to anyone. As I was drinking from the water fountain, I felt a little tap on my shoulder, I looked up and she was standing there, with her arm stretched out, a beautiful hand pushed toward me "Hi, my name is Jacqueline, and we are going to be best friends.". That was it. We have been the closest of friends ever since. Even with her being oceans away, I am and will forever be deeply connected to her.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Adeline - 3 months

How do I love thee?? I couldn't measure it really. You are something so wonderful, it overflows my heart with abundance. I love how you smile at me, and make my heart sing. How you feel pressed up against me, nursing. I love your smell, and your squishy cheeks. You are a wonderful person, and I am so happy to have a hand in that. Your attempts at laughing are hysterical, you will figure it out soon enough little one...You are so smart, and your eyes are so bright, I love how you shine up even the dullest of rooms. Thank you Adeline for being who you are, and for being in our family.

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with ten facts

1) I am a hopeless romantic
2) I can't really listen to someone unless I am looking at them
3) I have been with my husband for 17 years this April
4) I grind my teeth in my sleep
5) I can hear EVERYTHING in my sleep. Shannon once talked about a gift he was getting me with Trinity when I was sleeping, and I recalled the conversation almost word for word.
6) My family means everything to me, and I would do anything for them.
7) I wore braces until the age of 22.
8) I have a ridiculous fear of large bodies of water...ask me why sometime.
9) I am ok with messes
10) I am an idealist, a dreamer, and believer that people are mostly good, and that everything will end up as it should be.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge

My friend recently posted this on their Facebook, and I was immediately intrigued *thanks Krissi!* I implore you to do this if you have time, some of the questions are pretty deep, and you can learn a lot about yourself in the process.

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with ten facts
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show
Day 04 - A picture of your favorite night
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most ****** up things with
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate
Day 12 - A picture of something you love
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 19 - A picture and a letter
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25 - A picture of your day
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss