Friday, March 22, 2013

A Faris kind of spring break.

 Nothing says Spring Break 2013 like a snow storm, right?

Even without the snow, Spring Break 2013 proved to be very eventful. 

Breckin had a minor surgery on the Friday before spring break, which you can see he bounced right back from.

 On Tuesday I learned that my bff's, Rachel's, father had passed away. This was very sad news, but it also meant the circus was coming to town. The Faris circus, that is. 

Rachel and her husband Rob came in on Wednesday and were able to stay until the following Tuesday. Although it was not ideal circumstances, we loved having them in our home. And their earmuffs and sunglasses, of course.
 Rachel's oldest sister, Naomi, came on Thursday. And on Friday Rachel's other sister, my dear friend, Sarah and her boyfriend, Ethan were able to come. We also loved spending time with them. The boys just love having people around, especially when they wear fun socks and big sunglasses.

Dixon loved having Rob, especially, another avid Star Wars fan. Here he is just waiting for Rob to come out of the bathroom, so they can play. 

Sunday night Rachel and Rob went out downtown for St. Patrick's Day and stayed in a hotel. I followed them and went to eat at Hessen Haus. 

But it was back to work for me the next day. 

We said our goodbyes on Tuesday and later that night Lady showed us that she had hidden Rachel's earmuffs so she will have to come back and get them.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Did we just run someone over? And other questions that make my day.

Cerally, I can not get enough of these two. 

Not to go all mushy mommy blogger on you, but I see time slipping by so fast. 

I have to practically beg to get Dixon to snuggle with me and when he does he says, 
"Just for 5 minutes, mom."

Not that I am complaining, the ages of almost 5 and 3 have their perks too.

No bottles, diaper bags, and strollers (mostly). They are able to communicate (mostly) their wants and needs. They sleep (mostly) through the night and they say the darnedest things. 

When driving in the snow down a rocky hill, my car graded and Dixon asked, "Did we just run someone over?" Like it was normal. Laugh. Out. Loud.

When Breckin is describing how much he wants of something, how big he wants something to be, or how much he wants you to leave his door open, he uses the phrase, "all the world"

For example, he would say, "Leave my door open, all the world." Or "I want so many cars, all the world."

But I do miss a good baby snuggle. 

Not enough, of course, to have another baby. 

On purpose, that is. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Good things happen to church people.

I lost my camera, my uber nice camera. You know, the one I barely know how to use.

Had you heard?

My husband told anyone and everyone who would listen that I left it on my dashboard, left my car unlocked, and that my camera was stolen.

Which is very possible, but I knew this was not the case.

You see, things like this happen to me all of the time.

In college, I lost a Tiffany bracelet that Adam had given me and one morning Rachel went to get a tampon and pulled my bracelet out of the tampon box.

Many, many moons ago, I lost my Tiffany mesh ring (the one I bought to replace my first one). This winter, when Adam took apart our dryer, he found it in there.

Last fall I misplaced my driver's license and after tearing my car apart looking for it, I went to get a new one. Only to have my old one turn up under my driver's seat the next day.

My life is like one big game of hide and seek. One big expensive game of hide and seek.

This is why I was not going to accept the fact that my camera was stolen off the dash of my car when I left it unlocked. I knew that if I waited long enough, it would appear.

The last time thought I had the camera was at the pumpkin patch, in October.

And last night, when I was moving things around in the basement, I found it!

In a bag of my Grandma Karen's old Christmas stuff...there it was!

It was nothing short of a miracle.

The only way to explain it is that we went to church that morning for the first time in a long time. We did not have nursery duty.

We went to hear the message, and God was pleased. And my camera reappeared.