We went to Detroit Lakes last weekend to meet Tricia and Christian.  The boys played and played and played and talked and talked and talked.  Oh and we googoo and gaagaaed over the baby to of course!  It was so much fun.

The boys played in the pool and had a blast as well.  Ben is just learning to swim.  He still uses his floaties on his arms, but he is getting so brave it’s great!  He still gets a little nervous when his head goes under the water.  I always tell him not to panic and just take deep breaths.  Well he started to jump in the water in the deep end.  One time he came up gagging and flailing his arms, so I ran over to him.  I told him to stop panicking and take a deep breath, to which he replied, “Mom I am not panicking I was just afraid I was going to drown!”

Ha!  Well there you have it!



My mom said she was proud of me.  I know as a child she told me she was proud, but I took it for granted then.  It means so much more as an adult!

I can imagine, like for me, this is a treasure searched for by most daughters.  When we stumble upon it it’s hard to know what to say other than thank you right at that moment.

But to all the mothers out there you should know that a fire works display to rival Disney World is exploding in your daughters chest!

Wishing Responsibly

I think there are two kinds of wishing.  The bad wish is selfish.  It’s lustful and worrisome.  I think if we are always wishing to make things better that we really can make better with a little effort, we shouldn’t have to wish about it very long.  But instead we get caught up in the dream of making it happen and never really take the steps to make it happen.

The good wish is on a checkable list.  If you are truly working toward checking those things off of your list and not just talking about them I think it is healthy. 

I read or heard somewhere that if we sit  and wonder or worry if things are ever going to change then they probably won’t.  But if we are actively making changes in our life to better ourselves then they will.