Friday, December 21, 2012

waiting for christmas

everything is slow here.
everything is finished.
it feels like a waiting game now.
that is a nice feeling.
i have a few things to wrap, but someone might unwrap them.
so i think i will wait to do that.
husband got home way late last night from another far away class.
i'm glad he is safely home.
today i am going to the grocery one last time.
tomorrow i can start baking.
i guess this might be what the jews felt like waiting for their king.
connor said this rope turban thing was his wiseman hat.

 look, he's wisely doing his homework.

yes, our tree now leans thanks to bo christian.
that tree is 13 years old and survived my other 4 boys.
i guess it is time for a new one next year.
enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

14 years

today is our 14th anniversary.

this is one of my favorite pictures of us.
bronson took the picture.
that day was a warm sunny sunday afternoon with a perfect blue sky.
we had been to mass and were waiting for something on the grill to cook.
all the other boys were in the pool.
husband only had on his swim trunks - his outfit of choice in the summer.
i had on my moo-moo.  some people would call it a bathing suit cover up,
but really it is just my moo-moo.
14 years.
when we got married i thought marriage would be really hard.
but, i knew i wanted to spend the rest of my life with this boy.
the happy surprise is being married to him has really been easy.
he is that good to me. 

husband wanted to wait to get married until i graduated college - he already had.
so we did just that.
i graduated saturday morning and we got married that night.
i wanted my mother to have one stressful day instead of two.
no not really...
i was in a hurry to start the rest of my life with him.
i loved him then.
and i still do.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

a band concert

bauer had his first band concert.
a very impressive christmas performance.
it was the most beautiful thing he has ever been a part of.
(besides receiving his sacraments)
hundreds of kids who just started playing 4 months ago making music together - breathtaking!
i could not see bauer's face during the concert.
but, i could see his turquoise shoe tapping to the beat.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


today is the first day i have been able to mentally handle reading anything about Connecticut.
it is all just so uncomprehendable to me.
the students, parents, teachers -
the whole community.
i can not imagine.
but honestly, i really haven't let myself go there.
it is all numbing.
something i came across today,
it made me sad and mad in a whole different way.
sad for all the mothers in this situation.
and mad at our health care system.
and since i am not an eloquent speaker, i do not know how to end this.
life is precious.
the end.