Monday, February 28, 2011

My Man Rocks

Matt rocks because I can take Somer to Denver to see a specialist and leave the other kids home with him - knowing that he will take care of them. Thank you for making it easy to leave them with you.

Jo Lee

Saturday, February 26, 2011

2nd Durango Daddy Daughter Dance

2011 Durango Daddy Daughter Dance

The Princess all ready for her date:

 Their "Fancy" Dinner:

The Princess and Her Prince (King):
Funny Story: Anna wanted to take a picture of her dad holding like they had just gotten married, and this is what she wanted.

Benen and Somer (because when you take a picture of one you have to take a picture of them all).

Jo Lee

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for God's protection. I am thankful that this boulder did not fall into our home and that the home it did fall into had no one home at the time.

If you are curious you can read more about it here: Prius-Size Boulder Crashes Through Townhome

Jo Lee

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Some Random Stuff...

Let's see....

.... One of the houses in your apartment complex had a boulder fall off the mountain behind us and do major damage to the house yesterday. I keep looking outside at the rock wall and hill side - checking it. I realized that I need to just know God's got us all safely in His arms - but still crazy to think about. 

... I realize that as a mom and parent we want to protect our children from pain and hurt and we want them to be healthy. I have had to give myself permission to be okay with not wanting Somer to have to go to a specialist for her urinary tract and facing surgery in the future. I am her mom and even though there are worse things that could happen to her as her mom I want to protect her form anything that could happen to her - but I can not and that would not be what is best for her.

... I am exhausted and slowly getting caught up on laundry from May of 2010 - really seriously I do not think I have been caught up on laundry sense then, but I can actually see a light at the end of the tunnel.

... Matt gets the transmission for our second car today and it will hopefully be in on Saturday - so we go back to have 2 cars. Yeah!

... The last 2 days it has been in the mid 50's and today it is overcast and supposed to snow - Colorado Weather got to love it.

... I am seriously contemplating making matching dress for the girls for Easter. If I do I will let you know how that goes - I am not always the best seamstress, so we will see.

... we got our Girl Scout Cookies today - we will see how long they last?

... ever had Oyster Ranch Crackers? They are supper yummy - I think I will make some for snack.

.. . the kids are down for  a nap and I think I will join them for a little bit, and then it is up to do some more house work.

Jo Lee

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories:

Anna and Benen listening to Daddy read.

Daddy reading. 

Somer "reading"!

Jo Lee

Friday, February 4, 2011

I do not want to...

I am going to be totally honest for a minute.

I do not want to..
.. i do not want to make appointments and arrangements to take Somer to a specialist in Denver. I know that there is something going to with her, but honestly I just want to pretend none of it is happening. I am not worried or freaking out - just do not want to live reality right now. Ever been there - where you just want to prentend that you live in happy land were everything is easy and you never have to stress about anything; where you can fall out of a tree and magically a handsome prince catches you? -- Oddly; I think that a handsome prince is always there to catch us and more; to hold our hands every step off the way. Okay, God; I will rest you in. "Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.... and he will make your paths straight"... okay; I trust.

Jo Lee

Thursday, February 3, 2011

What am I Thankful For?

What am I thankful for today?

I am thankful..
... for my friend Kim; who changed her daughters appointment and is letting us tag along to Denver so that I do not have to take little Somer alone.
... for a husband who is very excited about new technology.
... for kids that love to be around people.
... for dinner last night with friends.
... for a little girl that loves to play and make baby noises; and her ability to make those noises.
... for a snuggly son.
... for a daughter that is very perceptive.
... for God's grace and guidance.

Jo Lee