27 March 2007

working at building a mystery

16 March 2007

that's how it is with you and me

This is Molly with one of her best friends, Katelynn. They are very silly girls, but have so much fun together. We're so glad the Alexanders moved here from TX too, cause they're good people!

07 March 2007

I was raised up family

Here are some grandparent pictures from our weekend in TX. It was too short, but it was so good to see them all. Grandma & Pawpop both wanted to take a million pictures with Liam, and they were so happy to finally meet him. Pawpop is the original William in the Warren family, and now that he has another namesake he's pretty proud. He does refuse to refer to our little guy as "Liam", preferring instead to call him "Little Will". I think when you're 83 and still feeling good enough to tar a roof, you can pretty much do whatever you want.

Grandma June was (and still is) in a rehab hospital after a scary spell that is still somewhat of a mystery. She has Parkinson's and in the 16 months since I had seen her, has not done well. It was hard to see her like that, but we are hopeful with some new meds and therapy that she'll be home soon and can lead a more normal life again for a while. I was so glad for even a brief visit after so long away.
I think so often what a blessing it has been in my life to have known all 4 of my grandparents into my adult years, and have known 5 of my great-grandparents in my childhood, along with one great-great-grandmother! God has been so gracious, and I hope that I'm around to see that many generations of our family.

04 March 2007

oh so loverly, sittin' abso-bloomin'-lutely still

I know I'm slow -- finally getting some pics from my Texas weekend. I'll add some Warren family pics later. Here is one of our (in)famous "sisters pictures", and as you can see, Lisa and Kim are both highly amused. And below is my awesome friend Stephanie, who was busy hogging Liam at La Madeleine. I think he slept on her for almost an hour. Babies love Steph. The WholeHearted Mothers conference was wonderful, but even better than years past. All the women had fun and enjoyed the messages that encouraged us to remember that mothering is the most important job we can have for the rest of our lives. And we had a blast after the messages, goofing off and (for me) catching up on the last year of everyone's life in TX. I'm so glad Annie got to go too, so that meant sister fun. Liam was kept company by his new buddy Ethan and the weekend resident princess Jules, and they were well-cared for by Ethan's sis Cheyenne, and our very own CJ and Beth. So, loads of fun and needed respite. To the gals that went, I was so glad to see each of you and wish I had had more time to spend chatting (imagine me, wanting to talk more!?). I promise, more pics to come soon.

02 March 2007

ain't no stoppin' us now

This was from my visit to TX last weekend...I'll post more when I get them uploaded. I miss you sis!