Just a quick post to announce Ryan's new job. We may NOW actually be able to afford the house we just bought! Ryan got a job working on the slope, he takes the corrosion and ELIMINATES IT! (Ryan wanted me to say it JUST like that. Don't know why.) I guess he looks inside pipes with magic tools to find the corrosion. Thats about all I know. He will be working two weeks on two weeks off, like all slope workers. Which means I'll be a single Mom half of the year. Can she do it? YES SHE CAN!
Here's the house we will now be able to afford :o)
So my whole family: Dad, his girlfriend Lauri and her son Thomas, Melissa and Chris, Ryan and I, Vanessa and Nathan, Devin and his date Christopher (Watson), all went and saw Monty Pythons Spamalot opening night. We wanted to get food before, but due to every ones different finances (or lack thereof), we decided to ghetto it up at the 5th Ave mall food court. One thing we didn't consider was that their tables are built into the ground, so we were all even more ghettoly scattered. (Yes that's a word.)
I have to say I LOVE my family! When we get together there is so much laughing and great conversation. All the brother-in-laws have been great additions, there is never a dull moment. The play was hilarious, some inappropriate comedy that they could have done without, but over all very enjoyable. The saddest part of the night was having to say goodbye to each other, and these sad farewells continued in loud tones as we all crossed streets and went our own ways. Our family love was shared by all. The next Broadway night of family merriment, The Lion King. May I suggest the Costco food court?
Ever since I had Adelle, it has really made me contemplate babies, mothers, and everything in between. I worked as a nanny for 15 years and I worked mostly with young infants. I always wondered how I would change after having my own children, and I just wanted to share some of these thoughts. When Adelle was born, she cried a lot. Most of the time I wasn't sure why. She was fed, warm, had a clean diaper on, and was being coddled and loved by me. She would cry when I changed her diaper or her clothes were being changed, and this broke my heart. I wanted so bad to show her how much I loved her by doing these things and "taking care of her", but she cried all the same. I saw for the first time how hard it is having a body. This little body is new to her, and there's so much about it that she doesn't understand. I wanted to cry along with her, how do you help these little spirits to understand that we do these things because we love them? That these bodies are their friends? I struggled with this. But isn't this exactly how our Heavenly Parents must feel? Watching us go through hard times, knowing that we don't understand why this pain is being inflicted on us but also knowing it's for our own good, because they love us? It occurred to me more than every before how incredibly vulnerable and helpless babies are. I know this seems obvious, but I felt it in a whole new way. I felt impressed that Heavenly Father would entrust me with this little spirit inhabiting a new little body. That she could do nothing for herself except for cry to alarm me of her trouble. Whatever happens to this little spirit is up to me, and to her father. I am so in Ah at the Mothers throughout time that have sacrificed and loved so much for their little ones. It makes my heart ache with gratitude for them, I want to shout out to the world my thanks for their loving their own children. It is such a blessing entrusted to Women, and I understand it in a way different than I had before. I feel the importance and amazement, and I am so grateful that I have been given the ability to either succeed or fail. Thank you Mom for your love, tenderness and time. Thank you Mothers everywhere for continuing the human race out of pain sweat and tears. Thank you for helping these little spirits become accustomed to their little bodies. For helping them learn to enjoy their bodies, for not stopping at their tears and continuing to show that love in all ways possible.
This is Toby cat. When we started coming home with things for Adelle such as: carseats, bassinet, diaper station, bouncy chair and this play mat, he was in cat heaven. Everything was perfect cat size and he was thinking we just loved him a whole lot. Now he's getting shoo'd out of all ''his'' toys and he just doesnt get it. Poor cat.
This is Darla bird. She has been one poor neglected bird since living at Dad's because her play gym that I usually put her on during the day is now in storage. This means she's locked in her cage all day long, and she gets neglected and gets upset and loud. Not good when Adelle's sleeping. So I got creative. I know what your thinking, I put her here on purpose? Am I the worst Mom in the world? Well notice the towl on the bottom? Thats right, the mat is poo poo free. OK so i am a bad Mom. But were poor and ALL sharing a room and my little girl will have the strongest immune system of all her peers. (By the way I just noticed their are innitials on this towel, L.G. Is this your towel Lynne? Did my Dad steal it and now I am using it to catch Darla's poo poo? I am sorry)
And finally the occupant for which this toy was intended. See her smiling at her new friends? Priceless!
Ryan and I met on a blind date. Long story short, he chased and we married. (well I chased too then we broke up, this cycle over and over, a long long story). Now were living in Palmer Alaska, enjoying our home and our little Adelle who turns 1 the end of January. Because we love Adelle, we're giving her a little sister this May. While Ryan works on the slope I single Mom it, its great! Now were looking to start foster care and preparing physically emotionally and artilarylly. Fun things you'll be reading...keep posted and leave comments!!!