February 4, 2013


after an unplanned hiatus from our little blog, i am way too lazy to write all the posts i had planned. life has been tear your hair out and run down the street naked screaming dear god help me busy full the past few weeks. we've had a couple bouts of sickness in the house, a friend visiting from out of state, conferences, new adjustments at paul's job, and all those other little unexpected things life brings your way. we've also had a couple unexpected blessings and we are exceedingly grateful for those. god is good.

here's a quick word explosion about the month of january around here. one little snow storm was outdone by multiple days of beautiful sunny weather. the kids have been able to spend more time outdoors than usual for this time of year. a little breath of fresh air to knock out our winter cabin fever. all of my glass jars have been confiscated and filled with "nature collections". if anything in the jar moves, it must remain on the back deck. the kids wanted to learn about dinosaurs and learn about them we did. we read books, watched several documentaries, got to be paleontologists and go on a dig for stegosaurus and apatosauraus fossils. we measured how tall our favorite dinos were and then measured each of the kids to compare height. we wrote dino adjectives on the chalkboard, which lasted about 60 seconds before charlie erased them all. we're hoping to drive up to woodland park soon to visit the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

jesse finn has shocked us all by how quickly he's growing. he's nearly four months old and wearing 9 months clothes already. it's basically ridiculous and he should definitely stop that. he's been sleeping through the night since twelve weeks and oh my heavens, what a dream it is. sleep is happening here, actual sleep. thanks blue eyes.

oh yeah, that last picture of madi? she read almost an entire chapter of genesis in the bible without any help. cue obnoxious parental bragging. she is something else that girl. i love her like crazy.

wow, long-winded much? i'll stop now. i have a birthday party for a soon to be three year old to plan anyway.



  1. Loved the sweet update. The kids are dealing, as usual. Jesse is finger-licking delicious. And Charlie can not possibly be turning three. I'm missing it. WAH!