Monday, December 31, 2007
So I am left wondering what I can do to make my family more host friendly. Meaning, how can we become a more flexible family that is actually a pleasure to have as guests? Perhaps when the kids are older it will be easier. For now, I find myself completely slave to my rocking chair for nursing, a crib for containing Wyatt, two separate rooms for my children, a bathroom in our room, a thermostat I control, and the walls and door of our house as a buffer for the noise we create so I don't feel guilty.
That said, I have never encountered a more hospitable environment, especially considering our rude guesthood (I know it's not a word)...delicious meals that never ended, drinks and snacks abounding, clean towels and sheets at every turn, no chores, no dishes, and ever entertaining conversation, a lovely home full of laughter and excitement, beautiful clean air and views of horse pastures and open spaces. Thank you Sean, Julie, Sierra and Matthew for loving us just as we are (sorry about the snow globe). Thank you Grammie and Papa for helping us feel at ease and reminding us that this stage will end. (And we will probably miss it, let's be honest. :))
God is good. Blessings surround us. Peace be with us and with you as the new year begins.
Friday, December 28, 2007
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Monday, December 10, 2007
Our dear friend Kelly took some beautiful shots of Kya and me at my folks' house. We are so thankful to her for her time and expertise. Speaking of smelling the roses, the Haner house has a great feel to it these past few days as we enjoy rather than worry about our circumstances. We are so fortunate to live as we do and to have each new day to glorify God with a positive attitude. Life is good.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Ooooooo was Wyatt mad when he got stuck inside his toy basket while waiting for a bath. I'm a bad mom reaching for the camera instead of rescuing him immediately. :)
Turn your head to the left to see Wyatt wearing his new hat made by dear friend Mary, one of many adopted grandmas around town. :) He left it on almost all the way through breakfast.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Issue two: Kya pushes Wyatt often and his head hits the floor often. I am getting worried that he's going to have a concussion or some other serious problem. We have spanked, time outed, yelled, discussed, and done them all again and again and nothing works. She just keeps doing it! It makes me SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO mad and sad.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Today, we are going to go after naptime to avoid the snowsuit necessity of the early morning! :) I want to lose at least ten pounds, but I would be happier with about 20-25. God be with me as we go through this pregnancy pound battle yet again. :)
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The kids started squealing and grunting at each other this evening during dinner. Oh my, it was loud...but very amusing. Wyatt's newest face is this scrunchy smiley expression. He reserves it for Kya and Grandma and Grandpa Mac. It's hilarious. I hope you enjoy listening in on a little Haner Home madness. :)