Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Many Ways We Love Our Children

Please visit these two blogs and take some time to hold your babies a little closer after you do...

The first: My FRIEND Donna... mother to two bea-u-ti-ful twin boys full of yummy deliciousness, became a family in their own heartwarming (heartbreaking at times) journey, living a life full of some of the greatest, cry-your-eyes-out-from-laughing stories... I honestly love this woman and her family, have had the honor of meeting them and knowing their hearts in person, and am so stinkin' proud of her for her most recent post that I want you all to go read it immediately... click Donna. While you are there, and after you put down the tissues, take time to read back over some of the adventures of Austin and Logan, if you can take your eyes off their gorgeous smiles long enough... I often can't! You will be so glad you did!

Second: Dawn When you read Donna's post (above link) you will know what I know of Dawn and her family and you will know what to do.... be there for them the way that we were there for each other. I am so grateful to Donna for sharing Dawn's journey with us, and after wiping away buckets of tears, I felt joyful because I (selfish, selfish) believe we are going to be able to share in a BIG JOY! I also feel we may each learn a little something from this family's strength and grace. Take a minute, meet Dawn's family, and send some blog-love! They are a remarkable family, that is already clear to me. Let's lift them up folks!

Much love.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Beachy Moments

Front yard fun before heading to the beach... isn't this a funny angle?!

Surf's up!  

Buried Alive!

Sleepy girl.

Loving every minute of it! This child LOVES beach days!

"The End"

We had three great days of beach outings with friends.  Sam and Luciana had a blast in the sun, sand, and waves.  Summer has found us at last!  

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pee On The Potty!

This just in! Luciana went pee on the potty for the first time! She was completely unimpressed with our hoots and hollars, but we are pretty pumped anyway! Can summer vacation get any more exciting???

Would You Deny This Face a Party?

2nd Birthday

Luciana turned TWO on June 18th. Sadly, we really have not done a thing to acknowledge her birthday. We did take our trip, and that was lovely, but that was more an "Anniversary, End of School, Beginning of Summer, and OhYEAHLucyistwo" kind of all-in-one excuse to get away. Since then, a lot has happened, and here we are July. I sort of made piece with the idea that she is too little to really notice and decided to just let it be. It feels strange, but I was okay with it. Well, Sam was not... is not. He wants his baby sister to have a birthday party! It seems silly now, but I hear his point. What to do, what to do? Any thoughts out there of how to throw a "your big brother wants you to have a birthday party well after your birthday" party?