Sunday, October 31, 2010

And the other side of Sisters..

You might recall the super sweet picture that I posted of the girls a week or so ago.  Well, I have several posts that I need to do but I just couldn't wait to get this one up.  Here are a few of the pictures I snapped before we went trick-or-treating..

This is Emma refusing to smile at Chloe

And this is Emma after Chloe hit her on the head with her pumpkin because she wouldn't smile.  

And what was I doing?  Creating a future in which I will regret the past because I was laughing instead of parenting..  I'm still laughing.. The other picture was posed.. This is truly them..  Just keeping it real.. 




Posted on November 23, 2010

Her First Love

Scene: A mother and two daughters in the car driving through town, passing a church.

Three year old, Chloe: That's where mom and dad got married.

Very old feeling mom: No, dad and I got married in Alabama.  But that kind of looks like where we got married.

Chloe:  I'm getting married

Seven year old, Emma: giggles

Mom: You are, who are you going to marry?

Chloe: I'm going to marry my daddy
Mom:  (quickly wipes away tears and reaches for the phone to tell daddy the good news.. )

But  [she] treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.  Luke 2:19



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thoughts on Life AFTER Diapers...

Can you believe it?  The Ellis house is diaper free!  

Clearly, I didn't have much foresight when I came up with the name for my blog..  But, in my defense, I started this blog  when my oldest was still in diapers.  And, with at least one other child in the plans, it seemed as if diapers would be a permanent part of motherhood...   I never imagined that I would stick with blogging...  But here we are, over five years later...

Oh wait... let me answer the questions I just raised when I said "at least".. As far as planning goes.. We're done.. Though we have not taken official steps to take care of this..  I'm not sure I want to take votes on what should be done about this issue.  However, if your opinion is that my husband should take care of this matter since I birthed the babies, I know he'd be thoroughly stoked to hear your thoughts.    Anyway,  Emma and Chloe have made it clear that they don't want a baby brother.   If we could have stuck another one in the middle of Emma and Chloe, we might have gone for three..  But, they are getting to ages where we're really being able to do some fun things with them.. And I think we're happy where we are... Plus, I'm really nervous about the thought of being outnumbered anyway.

Anyway, despite my refusal to admit that Chloe was old enough to be potty trained, the kid succeeded in potty training herself.. So I waited until we were officially totally out of diapers, even at night, because I didn't want to have to change my blog name.. I know, lame..  But, my clever friend Jay came up with a solution that wouldn't rock my little mommy world too much.  And who knows,  maybe I'll keep this long enough to take that "after" back off when I have grand babies..  It'll be here before we know it!

So to those mommies out there who are up to their elbows in baby poop... It really does "pass".  Pun intended.. And despite what people who have clearly forgotten what it was like to be covered poop say... You might miss the sweet, sweet diaper days when you hung the moon and they didn't have the ability to talk back.. But, YOU WILL NOT MISS THE POOP...



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fun and S'more Fun

Sorry about the cheesy title.  But, Adam said it made him throw up in his mouth a little when I told him I was going to name this post that.  So of course, I had to go with it..

We bought a fire pit since we saw some signs of fall weather (which are completely gone now btw).. We've had so much fun roasting weenies and marshmallows for Smore's.. So much fun that we did it two weekends in a row so that my mom and dad could join us when they stopped on the way back from their trip to Myrtle Beach.. And the best part..  I tricked everyone into cooking their own dinner!  And for those of you that are thinking, "I thought Dana didn't eat hotdogs".. Those are organic turkey franks... I managed to get one down.. But I didn't like it!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Music Therapy.-- The Silence of God

Can I just be honest?  I'm so tired of platitudes.. I love this song and it's really applicable to my life right now...

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Celebrating Tony

Tony's Birthday is next week.  He would have been 40. My family got together over in Alabama to send off purple balloons (Cystic Fibrosis awareness) in his honor. We couldn't make the trip. But we celebrated Tony's life with a send off of our own.. We love you Tony. Longing for the day we can all be together in one place!