Showing posts from June, 2012

Getting Ready

One of my favorite things to do is pull out all the baby clothes and wash and prepare them for another arrival. I've ordered all I need to do a home birth.  And now, I am washing all of baby Joshua's onsies, receiving blankets, socks and outfits.  I had to take a picture (with my computer...not so great) of these two little Sunday tops I got at Walmart for three dollars a piece.  It's been EIGHT years since I had a boy.  And I remember well all of these cute little outfits on my oldest.  We are getting excited.  Only six weeks to go!


Isn't family great?  My husband's older sister who lives only four hours from us, allowed my to "borrow" a couple of her children for two weeks.  Out of courtesy to me, she gave me some of her most easy-going, peaceful ones.  The ones who often go unnoticed and are in the shadows of more out-going personalities.

  I have loved getting to know these little souls.  I knew RaNae had great kids, but these two have been such a blessing and delight to have in our home.  They are almost always first to volunteer to help me.  They have gotten along well with my kids, and are both great examples to them.  I could not have asked for better in-laws, or better nieces and nephews.
  My niece is seven.  She was born on my birthday-her mother's fifth child when I was just a new mother of a four-month-old little boy.  I told her thank you for coming on my birthday.  I have grown to love them as my own and cannot get enough hugs from them.

  My nephew is thirteen.  He often asks…