Thursday, December 31, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Everyone!  Here are some pics from our December!  Right now, we're out in Wyoming.  Odin started skiing and loves it and Zephyr is enjoying being a little cowboy!

Odin's first run EVER skiing!

Getting the hang of it...

The second day Odin skiied!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thanksgiving, December, and our first snow!!!!

We had a lovely Thanksgiving up at my Aunt Shelly's and Odin got to meet all of my cousins' kids!  They all had a GREAT time and it as just adorable.

Then, yesterday, we went to see Santa arrive by lobster boat down at the harbor, walked around downtown and saw some amazing gingerbread houses.  Then, we went to some great church fairs, and thoroughly enjoyed the holiday spirit!!!

When our first snow arrived, Odin could not wait to get outside.  He was ready to go out and shovel in the dark last night...I told him he could go out in the he waited till first light and he was out the door, naked under his snowsuit because he couldn't waste any time getting dressed.  He had us out there before I even got to drink one cup of coffee!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Just want you all to know that we are HOME!  Love our house, love our town, settling in and VERY happy.  We are all relaxing into our routine and feeling like our life has finally begun again.  Phew!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Z walking! Here ya go!!!

He officially took off across the room on Oct. 11 and from there on out he's been on the go!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Here's a thought.

You know what's an interesting thought? I look back at the postings that are as recent as a few months ago, and the feeling's gone. It's just gone. Like a faint whisper you heard but then weren't sure you actually heard anything. A whisper that makes you think you've just seen a ghost. I actually feel like that. Those thoughts have left me. I'm starting a new life. I'm happy. I'm excited. I like who I've become after this whole experience. I feel confident in my parenting again. I'm not afraid of the unknown. I'm taking it as it comes...and that's not scary. It's liberating. I know I can't control it and that life is a mystery as the future just unfolds. A slow, messy, eventual unfolding. Not an unfurling...but an unfolding. Each section reveals itself but the fold creases remain. The image is still whole in its entirety...even with the permanent creases. They just give the paper character, age, wisdom, and a humanity that makes people feel comfortable to handle it yet not too afraid that it will crumble in their hands. Just a thought for those of you who are also going through this. As always, Zephyr's development often makes me reflect on my own baby steps this year. He just started walking and is bravely taking off into his own world beyond the arms of his Mama. I'm proud of him and admire him with his perpetual smile and complete disregard for his Mama's issues. I think that I too have taken to walking again...and you have to crawl before you can walk. That's for sure. It's much better for you that way. You know how you got to where you are and that, should you fall again, you can handle it. You'll just slow to a crawl again and plug along.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mmmmmm. Fall.

Z has been walking for about a week now. Videos coming!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"I think that people who can't believe in fairies aren't worth knowing. ~Tori Amos"

"And as the seasons come and go, here's something you might like to know. There are fairies everywhere: under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day. So listen, touch, and look around - in the air and on the ground. And if you watch all nature's things, you might just see a fairy's wing." ~Author Unknown

Thursday, October 15, 2009