Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Whiskeytown Hike

















My parents came to visit last weekend and we were all going stir crazy from being cooped up due to the rain. We had a sunny Saturday and decided to go for a hike at Whiskeytown. We walked, explored and discovered, played in the snow and had a picnic. We live in a beautiful place and I don't know for how much longer so I am glad the we got the chance to be in nature to see and enjoy all that God created. The girls love to be outside. They loved the fact that we found snow and enjoyed throwing snowballs at daddy. They made a mini snowman and stomped on it when they were done. They collected many treasures that they brought home. I am thankful for two beautiful, healthy girls. I am thankful for my parents and the break we get when they come to visit. I am thankful for where I live and the chance to get out and enjoy it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Snow Day




A couple of weekends ago we went up to the snow at Mt. Lassen. The girls had been asking to go sledding and make a snowman. So we headed up to Mt. Lassen about 45 min. away. When we got there we were the only ones in the parking lot. We thought it was a little strange. Then we got out of the car and there was a chilling wind blowing. Well, maybe that was why. I looked at Matthew and I told him that we might just have taken a drive to turn around and go home. I didn't think the girls were going to go for it as it was so cold with the wind. We got them all bundled up and walked to the hill. Amazingly where the hill was we were surrounded by trees, there was no wind and the sun was shinning. We ended taking off layers because we got hot and we were joined by many others as the day wore on. The girls enjoyed the time thoroughly. We even sat in the snow and had our lunch. Chesnie gets extremely attached to her snowman. She did the same thing last year. When I told her it was time to go she said that she didn't want to leave her snowman. She said, "But it makes me so sad mom. I will never see him again." I don't know why she gets so attached, I mean it's snow for goodness sake! She even had me make a tiny one that she held in her arms and carried around all day. All in all it was a success. We are thankful that we have snow so close to our house and that we were able to enjoy a beautiful day in God's glory.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My morning

I wake up at 5:30 to Chesnie crying because she has lost her binkie. Just to let you know we tried taking it away from her but it took me 3 hours to get her to sleep and she wouldn't nap. When Matthew told her that we were giving it back to her she said, "You and mommy were not nice to take away my binkie. That was not nice." So she has her binkie back and sometimes she looses it. So I go down the hall, find it for her and put her back to bed. Then at 6:15 I hear her crying in the bathroom. She didn't make it to the toilet, peed right in front of it. Don't ask me why she couldn't wait one second longer, I don't' know. So I get that all cleaned up but meanwhile Mattie has woken up. I get both of them back in their beds so that I can take a shower. I cut myself in the shower which I didn't know know until I saw the water was pink. Gross, yes. I had to turn the shower off and grab a tissue. I went through too many tissues to count as it bled for three, yes I said three, hours. I had to hold a tissue on it or it just dripped down my leg. I tried to elevate it but it really didn't do any good. I thought I might have to cauterize it myself if it didn't stop. I couldn't even get dressed! So I am sitting next to the fire, trying to keep pressure on it. I need to put wood on the fire which I accomplish as I burn my arm on the wood stove. Great, now I need a tissue for my left leg and ice for my right arm. Meanwhile Mattie and Ches are playing hide-n-seek. Then I hear screaming. I hobble into the kitchen, tissue, ice and all, to find that Ches has a gash on her back from scraping against something when Mattie was trying to pick her up. Mattie is crying because she thinks she has just totally injured her sister and Ches is screaming because her back hurts and I am at a loss at this point as to what else is going to happen on this eventful morning. We are all fine now. The bleeding has stopped, the burn has left a definite mark but is going to be okay and Ches has another battle wound but not as bad as her head. This is what it is like to be a mom. Oh, and did I mention that I was supposed to be going to bible study? Needless to say we didn't make it this morning, the mere fact that I couldn't put pants on for three hours! Although the girls thought that we should go anyway, who needs pants?!