One of the coolest things about marrying a guy with lots of siblings is all the cousins that are so close in age. Azaylee thinks that big cousin Hawk is the coolest and wants to do everything he does. They are about a year apart in age. This week Regina, Hawk and baby J came to visit. Regina has been home on maternity leave and it has been nice to finally visit with her and have playdates. Hawk and Azaylee had fun cooking in her kitchen and rolling around outside in the leaves (and mud).
I realized yesterday that Asher is getting pretty big and the jacket I put on after dinner is no longer full length. Even Aaron told me I looked ridiculous and so kindly took a picture to document my ridiculous look :) What's a girl to wear?
Applesauce spice cake is cooling on the rack for tomorrow's breakfast Buttermilk bread will be coming out of the bread machine shortly Azaylee has been watercolor painting and there are little black fingerprints on the wall that she didn't mean to put there. Laundry is folded in neat (well neat for me) little stacks waiting to be put away.
Days like these make me realize what a blessing it is to stay at home!
Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there. ~Amy Li
A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty
Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister. ~Alice Walker
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life. ~Charles M. Schulz
If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child. ~Linda Sunshine
You can kid the world. But not your sister. ~Charlotte Gray
Sisters never quite forgive each other for what happened when they were five. ~Pam Brown
In thee my soul shall own combined the sister and the friend. ~Catherine Killigrew
A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double. ~Toni Morrison
Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply... ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814
What's the good of news if you haven't a sister to share it? ~Jenny DeVries
Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. ~Margaret Mead
Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart - oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape - of your sister. ~Katherine Mansfield
A sister smiles when one tells one's stories - for she knows where the decoration has been added. ~Chris Montaigne
More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good. ~Linda Sunshine
My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth grade at the time. ~Linda Sunshine
How do people make it through life without a sister? ~Sara Corpening
I love you. I can't imagine life without you. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. I can't wait to see you in a few weeks!
We are loving this 75 degree weather at the end of February! Today we played outside for a long time. We had strawberry smoothies and soaked up the sun. It is so nice to finally get outside without bundling up!
Our sweet girl is getting so big. We are really enjoying this stage. She will be 18 months old in just a few days. It seems like all the sudden she is a little girl, no longer a baby. We are continually amazed by the things that she knows, says and does. She is such a blessing!
Once upon a time, Aaron was looking for a way to make some extra money. He searched for random contests online. He found a contest where you had to create something out of Gorilla Glue. I said it was fake and gave him a hard time, naturally. He made this floating bookcase: I was a little frustrated that he bought the Gorilla Glue because it was something we wouldn't normally buy and it was almost 7 dollars! Aaron got a check in the mail today It was written in the amount of $500! Aaron got runner-up in the contest. I will not be so skeptical in the future when Aaron has one of these crazy ideas.
Moral of the story- God provides for us in some very creative ways.