Wow, where do I begin? I haven't posted in what seems like a long, long time. The only times I have to blog are during naps and at night, but when I do photo shoots I have to use those times to edit. Blogging ends up getting pushed to the back burner.
Today I finally had time to edit some of my OWN photos, like this one.
Those have to be the most adorable little girls ever. I can't believe God gave me the cutest kids in the world! Out of all the kids on the entire earth, He picked mine to be the cutest. Unbelievable. ;)
You would not believe how much these precious girls are growing and changing every day. Rae is so big. JP and I both get misty-eyed just looking at her because she's officially out of the "little girl" stage and into the "big girl" stage. She's out of her car seat and into a booster seat now, and she's very independent when it comes to getting dressed, hygiene, and even feeding herself. She never wears a pull-up anymore, even at night, and we've started a simple pre-school routine at home. It's like child's play to her. She's very smart and very eager. This picture is blurry, but I love it. :)
Ruby will turn three on the 29th. Her favorite game to play right now is "Otis the puppy." At least three times a day she'll come up to me and say, "Mom, I want to be a puppy named Otis." I'll say, "Ok, Otis," and off she'll go. She'll stay in character for hours, even all day. She loves to play with Rae, but she's also very individual in her tastes and preferences. She is very cuddly and often wants to be held to connect with me, even if just for a second.
Rosie turns one in just three days!!! I can't believe it! I haven't even started on her video yet. I cannot imagine life without Rosie. She is such a hoot! She's the sweetest stinker I've ever known. She walks all of the time now and loves to explore. She enjoys playing with her big sisters and wrestling with the dogs. She's experimenting with words more and more, and her communication skills are getting much better. As of today, she is also in a forward-facing car seat (three days early -- don't turn me in).
JP is doing great. Hunting season starts later this month, so we're trying to soak up as much of JP as we can now. :) Business has been good as well, which always makes life easier. JP has been having these procedures done on his back called radio ablations. Basically they burn the nerve endings in his back so he can't feel the pain anymore. His last ablation is on Monday, and we're praying this will be the thing he needs to get relief from his back pain once and for all. Please pray with us!
I have been doing well, but also have a prayer request. Today I had an ultrasound on my neck to check out some nodules we located in my thyroid when I had strep a couple weeks ago. It's fairly common and not usually anything to be concerned about. The tech told me my thyroid looks bumpy and irregular, but not ugly like cancer. The radiologist will take a look at the images and decide whether or not we need to do a biopsy. I'm not worried, but it is a little weird to even be thinking about these things.
More photos to come....