Sunday, December 13, 2009

december saturdays

what a busy december saturday.
yesterday i
1st- woke up and got myself and my four kids (clay included) ready for the day.
2nd- drove for two hours to fruit heights (got kinda lost).
3rd- eventually made it to a delightful family party where we ate yummy brunch, made gingerbread houses, read Christmas stories, and laughed as great grandpa bob (anderson) took the little ones on a ride in his new "jazzy".
4th- went to a luncheon where a bunch of people got together from the ward i grew up in. it was so fun seeing my old friends and teachers who helped shaped my life way back when.
5th- made a stop at my parents house and watched my patient dad make sugar cookies with the kids.
6th- went



and then


with my darling friend stacey.
it was a lovely evening.
7th- made it home late and crashed in my cozy bed.
i feel so blessed to have had such a fun filled day with loved ones.


just now, as i was helping max into his jammies, i couldn't help admiring his soft round cheeks, pouty lips, and his lovely, innocent eyes. i kissed him on the nose where it turns up a little at the tip. i melted... i softly said "max, don't get bigger, ok? stay little just like this." usually he looks at me a little confused when i say this and says "i CAN'T!" but tonight he softly said "ok, i'll just say, i don't want a birthday." and hugged me.
my oh my i love this child.