Saturday, January 23, 2010

Feeling a bit poetic tonight.... :)

Tonight I spent the evening
taking care of little boys
I do this every day,
while tripping over toys
There is dirty clothes and dishes
Shoes to put away,
The food to fetch from the freezer,
tomorrow's another day
The pile of mending seems endless,
the time always flies
When patching knees of little pants
between the baby's cries
The bathroom found the mop today
the first time in 2 weeks,
With their enthusiasm to help
it now no longer reeks
Finally the last one nods
quiet steals across the house
I come downstairs to more chaos
want to collapse upon the couch
But instead I grab the tape
and the pile of ripped up books,
I remember the hymnals,
and the loose pages Philip took
And as I sit with my tape
And think how worn things seem,
I reflect on how they get that way
And living out my dream
You see...
I rather have a a bunch of books, all ripped and covers stained,
And know my boys love to read, and will learn with joy some day
I rather have three hymnals that are all missing a favorite page
And know that my boys love to sing and shout their Saviour's praise
I rather have a pile of jeans, not one without much wear
And know that healthy boys are ones that do the wear and tear
I rather have a lot of dishes, stacked almost to the sky
And know that food is plentiful, well-fed they can't deny
I rather have dirty clothes that seem to multiply,
Because they got them dirty helping cook our supper tonight
I rather be tired at the end of every day,
I rather be worn out and have no time to play
Than to trade all this work for a life of ease and fun
I am a MOM and that is my dream, I pray its a job well done!
(With great thanks to my Mom who has sacrificed for years and continues to do so daily!
And thanks to my mother-in-law, your bed-time-prayers have become my prayers-come-true!
And even more thanks to my wonderful husband- you enable me to be the woman I am- I would be lost without you! I love you!
And most of all thanks to my Lord, who sees fit to give me another day with my family and help mold these little souls for eternity!)

December in review

Our December was blessed with family and fun- although I battled a head cold, the rest of the family stayed healthy, and that is a huge blessing!
We are so grateful for our family and friends- May the Lord bless you in the New Year!
Growing every day!
Belated Christmas at the Ulmers- chaps made by Nana!

Will enjoying a taste of Noah's hair :)

Book bags from Papa and Nana

The end of the month is very important! Paul turned a long awaited 4!

Cuddles with Aunt Phoebe

And Aunt Elizabeth

Enjoying the heritage chimes (Over Thanksgiving weekend)

Marcus likes these!

William never lacks a willing arm to hold him!

Cuddles with Uncle Moses

Smile! We love Grandma Sue!

Merry Christmas!

Cabin Fever

What do you do when it is in the single digits outside and has been for the whole week?
What do you do when you have small boys with not-so-small amounts of energy?
What do you do when Mom is tired of crawling around pretending to be a bear?
At the Ansons, you have a jumping contest! (With Mom as the official announcer :)
See that smile? I assure you, no children or animals were harmed in the filming of these events!
"And in the blue shirt we have Flying Roy Rogers, doing a huge jump with a twist!"

"And Mr. Jimmy Roy Rogers lands a perfect high jump!"

"On your mark, get set, GO!"

"And that is a great flip for cowboy Paulie"

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Thinking about catching up:)

Well there is nothing like starting out the New Year already behind!!! My blog posts and pictures have been held up by some problems we are having with our desktop computer. Scott has been working on it and it is not freezing up every 3 minutes now, but still having a few issues. Hopefully I can do a big update soon with lots of great pictures! Until then, I hope these few keep you smiling! Cowboys :)
This one is for you Aunt Jeannie! Thanks for the socks!

All dressed up and ready for church!