Monday, January 9, 2012

Have ya missed me?

I know.  I know.

Four months is too long for a blogging break.

If I blamed the crazy busy month of October, would you understand?

Ali had a sedated hearing test (she passed), got glasses (horrible things), and a sedated echo cardiogram (she passed).

Passing the time in the hospital playing "Itsy Bitsy Spider."
All 6 children had dentist appointments.  We had 3 birthdays. I had bi-weekly then weekly midwife appointments.  Yep.  In one month.

Here's Miss Ali in her glasses and birthday hat.

Birthday #2...first one with us.

Thomas also had a birthday...#7.
Daddy had a birthday...#38.

If I blamed having a brand new baby...GIRL, would you understand? Beatrice Adele joined our family November 15th at 2:22 am.  I'll share her wonderful, amazing birth story later.  You'll have to trust that I won't leave ya hanging for months.

If I blamed a kitchen remodel, would you understand?

If I blamed Thanksgiving and Christmas, would you understand?

Ali is doing great.  Her one-year anniversary of being "ours" is in a couple of days.  This past year has been amazing.

We are still getting to know her.  We've learned that she doesn't do change well.  Poor thing.  This past year has been nothing but change.  We've learned that she doesn't like wearing glasses.  We've learned how her little body does with colds.

She's had 3 haircuts.

She's gone from barely rolling over to crawling, standing, pulling up on everything, and taking 1-3 steps at a time.  She's gone from only drinking from a bottle to only eating baby food to now drinking from a sippy cup and not having a full button.  This girl likes to EAT!  We're still working to help her "chew."

She's gone from an orphan to being a big sister!

I am so thankful that Beatrice is a girl!  Her and Alice will be such wonderful friends growing up and beyond.  I now have 5 girls and 2 boys.  Oh man!

I'm still trying to figure out how to manage this group.  I think I will always be trying to figure it out.  I'm trying to find time to blog, ...and knit, ...and put up laundry, ...and homeschool, ...and think!

If I promise to blog more often, will you promise to keep reading?


  1. Yes, I will. I have been checking often to see if there was any news on Alice ( now Ali for short? & I love her new glasses... too cute!)) and the new baby. Congratulations!! She's adorable!! I understand about the lack of blogging... I'm in the middle of writing one... haven't posted since October and I'm trying to do a recap too.... hopefully I'll finish and post it this week. Take care and enjoy your family. Although I love it when you share, if you don't take care of them, you won't have anything to share. I'm learning "priorities before posts". Hugs, Grace

  2. Thank you for the update Emily! You have done a wonderful job with Alice. She is truly blessed to be in your family, and I'm sure your family feels so blessed to have you!!

    And I really do understand the "lack of time" for blogging. I'm right there with you!!


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