Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Bear says to me about his baby sister:
"She is allergic to Lyon, but she is not allergic to me"

Thursday, June 25, 2009

They really are the cutest

Fenix's first Sunday
Phil dressed her
How adorable :D

Beautiful girl!

Bear :D Love his freckles

Lyon, love his face :D

Too cute! Bear adores his little baby sister!

This was difficult to get them all looking with their eyes open

Lyon always wants to hold his baby "Sissy" as he calls her

Poor Fenix was hungry :(


T-ball is over
Bear had his last game on Tuesday
He played fantastic
always the first after every ball
never failing to hit the ball
he paid attention
he got into the action
he made the games fun to watch
I loved overhearing the other parents comment
amongst themselves
"Wow that kid is good!"
On Tuesday he actually caught a fly ball
very impressive for a four year old
He also hit an amazing home run to finish the game
He finally got the concept that everyone is a winner
I found this out when someone asked him if his team won and he replied with:
"Everyone did"
I almost cried
My boy is growing up
It was a good season
Bear had a blast
So did Lyon
Even though he didn't get to play as much as he wanted :D
I can't wait to start the next sport
whatever that may be

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Fenix Rose Graves
6lbs 11oz
The most beautiful girl in the whole world!

Friday, June 12, 2009

How do we come up with these things? The Phoenix Bird by Hans Christian Anderson

So I was on the internet one day I don't remember what I was doing but I came across a site that had a million short stories by Hans Christian Anderson. I thought it was interesting as I really had no idea that he had written so many of these stories. I knew he had written some like, the little mermaid, but these were stories I had never herd of before.

One of the stories really stood out to me, and I want to share it with you:

The Phoenix bird


Hans Christian Anderson

Beneath the tree of knowledge in the garden of paradise stood a rosebush. And here, in the first rose, a bird was born. Her plumage was beautiful, her song glorious, and her flight was like the flashing of light. But when Eve plucked the fruit of the tree of knowledge, and she and Adam were driven from paradise, a spark fell from the flaming sword of the angel into the nest of the bird and set it afire. The bird perished in the flames, but from the red egg in the nest there flew a new bird, the only one of its kind, the one solitary phoenix bird. The legend tells us how she lives in Arabia and how every century she burns herself to death in her nest, but each time a new phoenix, the only one in the world, flies out from the red egg.

The bird darts about as swift as light, beautiful in color, glorious in song. When a mother sits beside her infant's cradle, she settles on the pillow and forms a glory with her wings about the head of the child. She flies through the room of contentment and brings sunshine into it, and she makes the violets on the humble cupboard smell sweet.

But the phoenix is not a bird of Arabia alone. In the glimmer of the northern lights she flies over the plains of Lapland and hops amid the yellow flowers in the short Greenland summer. Deep beneath the copper mountains of Falun, and in England's coal mines, she flies in the form of a powdered moth over the hymnbook resting in the hands of the pious miner. She floats down the sacred waters of the Ganges on a lotus leaf, and the eye of the Hindu maid brightens when she beholds her.

Phoenix bird! Don't you know her? The bird of paradise, the holy swan of song? She sat on the car of Thespis, like a chattering raven, flapping her black gutter-stained wings; the swan's red, sounding beak swept over the singing harp of Iceland; she sat on Shakespeare's shoulder, disguised as Odin's raven, and whispered, "Immortality!" into his ear; and at the minstrels' feast she fluttered through the halls of the Wartburg.

Phoenix bird! Don't you know her? She sang the Marseillaise to you, and you kissed the feather that fell from her wing; she came in the glory of paradise, and perhaps you turned away from her toward the sparrow that sat with gold tinsel on its wings.

The bird of paradise-renewed each century-born in flame, dying in flame! Your portrait in a frame of gold hangs in the halls of the rich, but you yourself often fly around lonely and misunderstood-a myth only:

"The phoenix bird of Arabia."

When you were born in the garden of paradise, in its first rose, beneath the tree of knowledge, our Lord kissed you and gave you your true name-poetry!

The End

*the original version sites the Phoenix bird as a he. Please note that I have changed the story to show the Phoenix bird as a she.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

My sweet darling husband
the day you were born
was the greatest blessing
that I've ever known
you're clever and handsome
and so dear to me
I will love you forever
you make me happy as can be

Happy six years Honey sweet!
I continue to look forward to eternity together :)