Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Time flies when you are having fun....

Clarissa turned 20 months old recently. Now, that means that in less than four months she will turn two years old....but more than that it means that she has now been with us longer than she wasn't!!! That is awesome to Mommy and Daddy. It may not seem like much, but it means very much to us. It means that nobody has loved and cared for her as long as we have. We feel so blessed to have this priceless little girl part of our family. We had four years of waiting for her to think about what it would be like and imagine the whole experience, and as wonderful as I thought it would be....it is a million times better. Probably a million times more exhausting than I figured on also...but so worth it. Watching her change and grow each day, doing new things, coming up with new ways to trick Daddy, new dances, new words (well sort of words...), louder crying, bigger fits.....errrrrr where was I going with this again????? Anyhow, when I think back to the tiny little girl that we first saw across the room sitting on her Nanny's lap, just looking around wondering what was going on when pretty much all the other babies were crying away. She had no idea how much her world was about to change. However, she is doing so well. She is such a happy little girl (well...most of the time...except when mean ole Daddy is trying to get her to do something that she doesn't particularly want to do at that moment), and so smart....and so ours!!!!! Life is grand!

My girls on day one:

My girls now:

Yep.....I am blessed. Life is grand.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A couple days late, but here are some pictures.....

Ok...where to begin????

Well last night (exactly 10 months since we got home from China...) was our first "date"!!!!! We left Clarissa with Grandma and Grandpa while we went to see the Rush concert at Bluesfest! It was a fantastic show...and we even managed to resist call home to check on how things were going.

What's that???? You don't care about my stupid Rush pictures????? You want pictures of Clarissa????? Oh! Does this link back to the whole "it's not about me" thing???? Oh....ok. Let's see what I can do about that....

Soooo what has been going on with Clarissa? Oh I know...we had a great dinner with some friends that we travelled to China with. It was so wonderful to see all of them and the girls.

We went to the Papanack Zoo and Clarissa loved the animals

Grandma and Grandpa came for dinner on Father's Day, and Clarissa loooooooved it.

She has grown so much that we could finally turn her car seat around to face the front. She was very, very happy about it.

It has been so hot that we have been having lots of freezies.

I am growing some herbs...well sort of....

No need to say anything about this

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Arrgghhhhhh more than a month since my last post!!!!

Wow, I realized today that it has been more than a month since I have posted. Then I told myself "Self, you have some good reasons for not posting for so long. Let's see, there's C, and L, and A, oh and don't forget R, and I, then there's S, of course there is S, ummmmmm....uhhhhh.....errrrr.....what else???? Ya!!! How could I almost forget A.

But wait, there are some other reasons also....most of which I won't bother to share because let's face it....you don't really care why....you are just devastated that I haven't posted. But wait again.....who ARE you anyways????? Maybe there is no "You". Maybe there is only me. Heck I don't even think Carolyn reads my ramblings. Then I told myself "Self, you don't really care about that do you???? I mean it IS really all just about me isn't it????? Hmmmmmm good question. Is it really just all about me???? Could it be???? Do I care???? Am I just all about enteraining myself????? If it is just all about me then why do I correct tpyos$$?%? Aspacially wheen I an tiping on this liittlee keybard??? (more about that later). Well then if it is not all about me then who could it be about?????? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?????? (he wonders as he looks at his beautiful little girl). HEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYY WAIT A SECOND!!!!!!!!!!!! Could it be??????? Could it really be???????? Maybe.....just maybe.....I think that there is a possibility that it ISN'T allllll about me. Maybe in some small way it might also be about Clarissa!!!!! Could it be that I see this as something that she can look back at and see her story??? I suppose it could. It could also be partly about you. Errrrrrr......if there actually is a you.

I have a bunch of pictures to post, and lots of stories to tell about them....my first Father's Day, visits with Grandma and Grandpa, the Family Outreach picnic at the Valleyview farm....and lots of other stuff that I can't remember at the moment...but I can't post them now because I am too lazy to go upstairs to post them on the computer. My laptop died....so I am using Carolyn's little pink notebook computer to type this, and it's a pain to do pictures. So I will hopefully get to pictures for you tomorrow or the next day. If there is a you......