Welcome to Mr. Alexander James! He was born, via induction on December 1, 2014 and 2:13 pm. He weighed 7 lbs, 9 oz. and was 18 3/4 inches long. He's perfect. He's eating well, sleeping well, and fitting right into our family. We are all in love!
I was going to do these in order, but I haven't summarized the middle of the year books yet. So we'll do it this way. I'll eventually post all of my summaries. This month I read What's so Amazing about Grace? by Philip Yancey. I bought this several years ago and just hadn't read it yet. Wow! I learned so much! He spoke about how different the world would look if people ...
So, we're having a baby. Which, obviously I've known about and haven't been able to forget thanks to very sore hips and legs and constant kicking. But suddenly I realized that when the soreness is gone I will have a baby here. A baby! Like those creatures that don't sleep and only eat, cry, and mess their pants. Clearly I knew this was coming but I've been so excited about ...
Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel I both loved and hated this book. I loved the idea of some of it, but some of it seemed wrong. But I've figured out that some of it was so opposite of how I grew up that I both disagreed and misunderstood the thoughts. The author encouraged more grace in parenting and less arbitrary rules. I understood, but I also grew up with a ...
Another freebie I got was Feathers From My Nest by Beth Moore. I have never finished a book by Beth Moore but I've heard wonderful things. Honestly, the app I read it in didn't let me highlight, or maybe it did, but I can't figure out how to reread my highlights. I remember feeling encouraged as a mom. It was a lot of stories of her own journey through motherhood. I ...
I made a decision in December to try to read one book a month. Not fiction, I can polish off one of those in a day, but the parenting, marriage, etc books are a struggle for me. I have many books that I've read one or two chapters and then I stopped. My goal was to make it through those books. Here we are in August and so far I've ...
Well, I knew it was going to happen. I hoped it would take longer, but I knew it was coming eventually. Buddy needed to go to the hospital. This boy has been banging his head since he was old enough to crawl (actually before; he once jumped out of my arms...seriously). For about six months, he had a permanent bruise on his forehead. All that to say, it was coming. ...
It's been awhile...again. My man has been working on moving my blog to another server, so it's been unusable for awhile. And I've had an itching to write! There are times I have dumb thoughts or experiences I want to share but I feel like it's too much to share on Facebook. I figure if you don't want to read my nonsense, you can avoid it easier on a blog ...
Remember my first fix from Stitch Fix? I loved it. What I didn't love was deciding what I would keep because I'm a cheapskate. In the end I kept only the jeans and I wore them at least 3 times a week all winter. Money well spent. I finally ordered my second fix. I knew it would cost me, so I waited several months. I requested light and airy, cool, and ...
Well, actually, we don't really have anything to update. But I figured maybe you were wondering. Or maybe you weren't, but I am going to tell you what's happening, or what's not happening...whichever the case may be. We have researched adoptions for months. And we have run into closed door after closed door. We have contacted agencies, gone to meetings, talked to adoption workers and lawyers. We've talked to friends and ...