Saturday, January 31, 2009

Snow Babies

A 36 hour storm brought freezing rain, sleet and snow to Evansville and paralyzed the surrounding tri-state. Numerous trees were down, some blocking roadways, and countless branches were sagging dangerously, weighted down by the ice and snow. Most counties were in an official state of emergency. Thousands were without power, leaving many chilled.

Several of our friends and relatives were forced to seek shelter. We took in a few refugees of our own. My mother and Brydgette and Bryttanie stayed with us for 4 days. We were very fortunate to only lose power two times for a few hours each time.

The night before our guests came was the first time the power went out and it was really fun. Todd started the fireplace and I lit a few candles. I brought out every pillow in the house and some blankets to lay in front of the fire. We set up the pack and play for the babies to sleep in and we were all ready to go! They got a real kick out of seeing the flashlight shine on the ceiling. I looked around as all 5 of us lay beside the fire, and was amazed. This is the family I have always dreamed of. I'm so in love! My heart is as warm as the fire.

In the days after the storm I witnessed many good deeds. It started with the Swanson twins (Nathan & Will) showing up on our door step with hot food the night our power was out. A couple days later the Wares twins (Brydgette & Bryttanie) and I pushed an old lady's car out of a ice and snow drift. People opened their homes, shoveled driveways and scraped ice off of cars for others.

Our first house on Chatteris Rd. It looks really cute with all the snow.

Phoebe Sue sank up to her body in the snow

The babies are warm and snuggly. They don't even realize they have just survived the biggest snow storm of their lives.

Through the snowstorm of sickness, stuffy noses and sore throats, their inaugural winter trudges on with the hope of a budding spring ahead.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Silas Mommy loves you because....

I love you because you are so laid back and at the same time so inquisitive. Your eyes are so big and blue. You make some of the cutest faces from big smiles to curious furrowing brows but, most of the time you look surprised. Your cheeks are so squeezable and your smile is irresistible. I love to kiss your little neck and hold you tight in my arms. You are content to hang out just about anywhere. I love the way you nuzzle your little face in my chest when we rock. When you get excited or upset you snort because you always breathe through your nose. This morning you let out the cutest chuckles as you laid on the changing table. I love it when you coo, it gets you so excited that kick your little legs and cheer with your arms. You think your mommy is really funny. I love the way you look at me with your big big blue eyes and smile with the sweetest toothless grin.

I love it when you play with daddy.

I love it that your the youngest child but the biggest.

I think it's cute that you would rather lay your head down than sit up like a big boy.
I know it's hard work!

I Love it that you like to sleep with your hat down to your mouth.

Most of all I Love this cute little face!

I love it that you look like me!

Silas Paul Lynn I pledge to raise you in a christian home with lots of love! I will always surround you with friends, family and people that will make you a strong young man. Your daddy and I are so proud to be your parents!

I love you!

Mommy & Daddy

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hope for America

I'm so excited for America as our new leader Barack Obama will take Presidency this week. It has been a long time coming, that we as a nation we can put aside our differences. It brings me great joy that my children will grow up knowing that GOD created us all equally! It does not matter if you are Mexican, black, white, Democrat or republican we are all Americans. We all have the same dreams and desires for life. Congratulations Barack Obama! Congratulations America!
This land is your land, this land is my land From California, to the New York Island From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters This land was made for you and me!
GOD Bless America!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

30 Little Toes

Thirty perfect fingers
Thirty perfect toes
Mommy's eyes
Daddy's nose
A miracle from up above
Oh little babies
How you are loved
Silas, Mia and Jagger
I love these little feet!

This is the first picture that captured two babies smiling. Woo Hoo!

Little Phoebe Sue
Shes always watching over the babies. From the day we brought Phoebe home she has always slept with Todd and I. In the past couple of days she has started sleeping in the living room. Which is half way between us and the babies. I think it's so cute that shes being protective of our little ones. They will be best friends for life!