September 19, 2012

meet sam!

I was recently asked about my little man, Sam. I go on and on and on about Millie, but apparently I don't talk as much as about Sam. My guess as to why this is because Millie can talk - and talk she does! She says and does the funniest things, so I tend to share these things.

Sam, on the other hand, though he is very vocal, isn't saying any words. At 15 months he's a total ham, and laughs at everything, and is always smiling at everyone. He is a total dear and he brings so much joy to our family. He is ALL boy - very rough and tumble, and as evident in this photo, always covered in dirt, grime, and scrapes.

Having a boy is everything I ever thought it would be - and more! I love watching him explore and have his adventures and move, move, move! Always on the move. Yet, he's still a super mellow guy. He still likes to have his mama snuggles. He can sit for longer than possibly any other 15-month old and try to figure out how something works and see what else he can make it do.

He loves to follow his big sister around and do everything that she does. She'd never admit it, but she loves having a little brother puppy dog following her around. They play very well together most of the time, until Millie starts in with the "mine" stuff or forgets that she's bigger than him and gets too rough. Sam thinks that Millie is just about the greatest person alive (other than mama, of course), rivaled only by Papa. Both these kids light up when their papa walks in the door.

Sam is very happy and outgoing, until a stranger talks to him. I need to get a photo of this - he does this little pose where he lifts his shoulder and puts his cheek on it, and stands and looks oh-so-shy. It's darling. He warms up to people quickly, but only on his own terms.

The other little quirk that makes Sam "Sam," is that this kid doesn't eat. Ever. He had some severe reflux and sensory issues, so he wasn't physically able eat solids until he was 11 1/2 months, and now he will take bites of some things, but has no interest in eating more than a taste or two most of the time. Every once in a while he'll forget his ban on food and enjoy something, but those times are few and far between. He is supposed to grow out of this and will eventually eat food. Or so I'm told.

I can go on and on and on about how special my babies are. And it's fun to sit and think about everything that makes someone so special. I recommend journaling about your own special in your life.
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September 14, 2012


I've been a little lost in the blogging world lately. Truth be told, I've been a little lost in real world lately as well... Since we're being honest - most things in my house have been a little lost lately too.

We are moving to Guyana in South America. The general response to that is, "Oh wow! When?!" And my general response is to smile blankly back. "When?" That certainly is the question of the day. The answer is a resounding "I don't know." Several factors have to be in place before we can go. First of all, we still need to eat. Second of all, eating takes money. Third of all, we don't have enough money to eat on. While we are getting closer to our roughly $4,000 goal, we aren't there yet. All in God's timing, right? (And God, just in case "at home with millie and sam" is on your blogroll and you happen to catch this post, my offer to help get all this on the calendar is still open.)

I used to be in college. I was quick and witty (well, in my own special way) and I remembered information long enough to get "A's" on tests. These days... well I don't know if it's the 2 kids or the lack of a collegiate environment or a zillion other factors (none of which include my age) but I have the hardest time remembering things! I have never had this problem... at least that I remember.

Anyway, what was I saying?

Oh yeah. The ol' memory. She's just not what she used to be. Does anyone know if there is an herb I can take? Some sort of dietary supplement?

This is part of that "lost" thing I mentioned in the beginning.

Millie is now 3. Sigh. And Samuel is 15 months. Double sigh. They are 32 and 22 pounds, respectively. That's over 50 lbs of kids. Good thing I've got a titanium reinforced hip... great, just one. Does that mean I'm going to be lopsided?

I really hope I don't lose my kids...

So anyhow. That's us. And I updated my blog template. That's about it. My computer had some problems and I reformatted it and lost my iphoto somehow. So I don't have a photo program. I guess I need to just buy it.. drat.

I also added a tab about our project, which is a letter from our family, and a tab for DIIC (Davis Indian Industrial College) which is a link to our new website. Not much on it yet, because we're not there yet. But soon and very soon it will be full of all the amazing testimonies God will give us to share.

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September 9, 2012

custom vanilla-chocolate covered pretzels

Having a party?!
I'm doing these as a fundraiser to raise money for our move to South America. 
$30 for 5-dozen in any 2 colors. $40 for 6-dozen with 3 colors. 

I will take better photos as I make more, I promise. :)

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