Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Freckles and stripes, speckles and spots.
The nicest of creatures love polka dots.
Look at the leopard, the ladybug too,
and any zebra you see in the zoo.
The dappled giraffe stands on delicate legs.
And thrushes and swallows lay speckled eggs.
Nature is fondest of stripes, spots and speckles
and that is the reason I don't mind my freckles.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's Heaven to be Eleven

Eleven years ago today Ian was born.

It was a freezing cold day in Garden City, Michigan but with only 3 pushes he was out and ready to face the world.

It was 4:47 AM and he was 20 1/2 inches long. (I'm not sure of the actual weight because I'm pretty sure the hospital got it wrong. They claimed he was 8 lbs. 2 oz., but when I took him to the pediatrician 8 days later he was 10 lbs. 10 oz. No way did he gain that much weight that quickly!)

I remember him looking me right in eyes and knowing he was going to do great things.

He's shy, and unsure of himself at times, knows what he wants, has quite the temper, and is not afraid to try anything (unless it's socially), he will jump off things, fly down the street on his skateboard and climb onto the garage roof. (Ask me about all his injuries some time.) But he teaches me everyday what it really means to love.

Happy Birthday Ian Thomas!

I love you.

I'm proud of you.

I'm so glad I'm your mom.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

i think...

i need a mani and pedi.

i need to clean up the mess that elek just made in the floor.

we're having meatballs for dinner.

a nap sounds amazing.

i am enjoying the rain outside my window.

i love wi-fi internet.

i especially love netflix through the wii.

my desk looks like a bomb went off on it.

i am so glad to be home.

i have quite an awesome life.

i wouldn't trade it for anything.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

coming to you live from detroit metro airport

i was told by delta to arrive 2 hours early. going through security took 5 whole minutes. i have now been sitting here for over an hour. thankful for my kindle. i am blogging from it now. sitting next to a woman from clarksville, tennessee which is only 30 minutes from my granny. found that cool. i suppose that's about all i've got for now. somewhat nervous. it's my first flight. glad it's only a 90 minutes long. would appreciate some prayers.