Thursday, July 29, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Ryder

This was such a fun birthday.
Thanks Daphne, for all your help, couldn't have done it without you.
Thanks to Van Steenkists and Liz and Sara too!
Thanks to Breanna for the cake. It was perfect...super delicious!
Thanks to Jen for the cute outfit!
Thanks to Don for putting on a GREAT magic show!
Thanks to Jan for taking tons of photos-- at least there's photos before the wind storm took my decorations away.

Thanks everyone for coming (and for your donations to give to Children's hospital)...You are our family here!

I think these pictures say it all!
(big thanks to Grandpa, for the water park in our backyard!)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The perfect game

Trent told me the other day that in baseball one of the greatest accomlishments is to pitch a "perfect game." If I understand it right that means that no one gets a hit off the pitcher. They are very rare. In the history of baseball only 20 "perfect games" have occurred.

What does this have to do with anything? Well, I was thinking how each day, as a mom, I wake up and try to have a "perfect game." Maybe today I won't burn the toast. Maybe today the puppy won't pee on the carpet. Maybe today we will get the kids to bed before 9:00. The perfect day would be a happy, bustling home where no one yells or whines or blames or cries. Those days with a team consisting of a 1, 3, 9 and 11 year old is as rare as the baseball statitic. But each day, just like the pitcher I try and even when the day is all BUT perfect I realize it is pretty wonderful too.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Testing my new feature


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