Tuesday, November 30, 2010


First and foremost, HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY MIA!!!!

This little goober is such a joy (is the fact that I slipped and typed "job" first some Freudian thing?) to have in our little family!
Here are some Mia fun facts:
-Mia likes to say "Um, good" before someone asks how she is.
-She sings "haty bow-way" and pretends to serve up cake all the time.
-Mia is surprisingly good at puzzles, and not surprisingly good at yelling.
-Mia is taking her time with potty-training, (did with speech too, but we're good there) yet will announce her poop-a-doop and refuse to sit down until she's changed. ...Getting there. (Lord give me strength)
-She is our tender-heart and is always up in my face when I show any kind of stress.
-She is also our bully, and she can walk by Sabrina and casually shove her without remorse.
-Mia refuses to wear coats.
-Mia loves to copy and do everything Ella does.
My sweet Mia-
Today you're 3. I can't believe how slow the time has gone, since it feels like you've been around forever! It's a compliment! :) You were my easiest birth, you were my tummy-company when I worked in SLC away from Dad and Ella a week at a time. You are a light in our lives, and we are our little family only with you. I love you.
Okay, Thanksgiving!
It was a lovely Thanksgiving this year. Here's my beautiful Ella.
...And cute Mia!
...Funny lil' shot, but you gotta love it!
Car shot! WOO!
Yep, the token-self-shots are baaaaaack!
The day began at my parent's home, and ended at Lance's. The meal was incredible. L-R bottom: Mia, Debbie, Maksim, Donny, Chaston. L-R middle: Ella, Bri. L-R top: Lance, Me, Scott, Candace, Aneesa.
The bird.
Lance's famous jello-pretzel salad.
*Lack of pix on my family's side is not due to any slight on the meal. On the contrary, it was divine. However, there was more baby-wrangling, and less pic ops.
Therapy continues to progress well for me, and I had a VERY heavy day today with a lot to think about. Someday I may blog about it, but probably not. Thank God for research and for professionals willing to devote their careers to helping people. Thank God for my beautiful Mia (and all my children). Thank God for Thanksgiving, and the opportunity to step outside ourselves and actually take inventory on the incredible blessings in our lives.
More than anything, thank God for Lance. Thank God he is in my life and he still loves me.