Thursday, December 22, 2011

Twas the Night Before....

Twas the night before twins, when all through the house
Everyone was stirring, especially my spouse!
The car seats were placed in the Avalon with care,
In hopes that the babies soon would be there.

I had originally planned on writing out an entire "Twas the Night Before Twins" but just can't seem to get it finished.  I was so excited to get started and Rhys crawled over and knocked over my water.  The carpet needed a towel and Rhys needed a new pair of pajamas.  Then Rhett needed some cuddling since he is getting another tooth.  Ouch!  After that, both babies needed a diaper change before bed.  And then they were hungry.  So, I put down the computer and postponed this blog post so that I could feed them.  Yes, it's true.  I do feed my children occasionally.  Even at the expense of my blog.  And now I am just tired.  HA!  Maybe next year I'll add another verse or two.

Here is a pic from our last night before twins!  (I can't believe I'm actually posting this picture with my ginormous belly!)

 And here is a picture of me cooking dinner for Tim on the night before our twins were born.
Just kidding!  Did you really think I cooked dinner?  This picture was staged.  (You know "barefoot and pregnant...")  I remember eating some chicken noodle soup and goldfish crackers for dinner that night.

And this was the last picture taken before the twins were born.  Wow....that belly was dangerously big!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This Christmas

This Christmas...

Mend a quarrel.
Seek out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.
Write a letter.
Give a soft answer.
Encourage youth.
Manifest your loyalty in word and deed.
Keep a promise.
Forgo a grudge.
Forgive an enemy.
Try to understand.
Examine your demands on others.
Think first of someone else.
Be kind.
Be gentle.
Laugh a little more.
Express your gratitude.
Welcome a stranger.
Gladden the heart of a child.
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.
Speak your love and speak it again.
(by Howard W. Hunter)

My mom was here visiting this week and she shared her Christmas cards with me.  This is the message on the card.  I read these words again and again and decided I should write them down to look at often.   What if we all lived this way, not just during the Christmas season, but everyday?

What will you do this Christmas?