It started one rainy day in Tigard

I was keeping (sort of ) a journal for the past two years, just about things my kids have been doing, but I just write so slow. I hope my kids can look back on this with fond memories.

This is a blog about myself, Tanya and Jonathan, Nathaniel (almost five), Benjamin (2.5 years) and Grace (10 months) and the path we take as a family.

The family at Lake Tahoe

The family at Lake Tahoe
Nathaniel is just hiding

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Grace is one, Nathaniel is five, Jonathan turns 40

Wow, time sure flies.....

My baby Grace Anna was one a week or so ago. She is walking, she is wanting to have whatever her heart desires that is not hers - beer bottles, brother's sippy cups, chips that cut her mouth. She is taking about ten steps and then falls. We had a wonderful party for her with friends - Alicia and her girls, Kaitlyn and Rebekah, Barbara and Cyrah, Anne and her boys, James and Sammy, Rayne and Mark with Emmy and Grayden. It was a small one hour gathering just for Grace. Bless her. She makes me want to be the best Mom possible. She makes me want to play with the boys. She helops me remember it is not about me.

Nathaniel is growing up so much. I am so proud of him in so many ways. He is getting more patient by the day, can help with getting things for his brother and sister, and dadadadadadada - he got his haircut and let them use clippers for the first time - EVER. Yeah Nathaniel. I enjoy being with, playing top trumps, etc.

Jonathan is forty today. What happened to the time? Gosh it is almost 13 years we have been married. I love him and his smile, the way he wants to put his hand on my back during church that he wants nothing more than to be home with us. That he took over the bills 1 year ago and has been things easier on me - less worrying. He makes me want to be a better wifeand mother everyday. Happy Birthday to you baby.

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