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Sunday, April 13, 2008

April 2008

So here they are . . . Luke and Sullivan (5 and almost 4); if only things were really this peaceful between these two. I've decided that you are infinitely lucky if you have children of the opposite sex side by side. There's more sibling rivalry b/w two siblings, same sex, and close in age!!! It wears me out. There's a reason why Sullivan looks scared in this picture. Physical contact with Luke usually involves pain for him. ;)

We have a gorgeous view from our classicly Southern front porch during rain storms! Right now we're then only ones living on our cul-de-sac (the house you see is empty and for sale), so it's very peaceful, and wooded all around us.

Next is our fun little Lillian, who just turned one March 8th. Luke loves to rig things up--he's our little engineer--so he used a strap to tie the wagon to his "green truck". I buckled Lillian in and he drove her slowly around the yard as I followed (it was safe, I promise!). She loved it. It was too cute!

Last is a picture of me!!! Since I'm the one usually holding the camera, there really are very few pictures of me with the kids, unfortunately. I made Cameron take a picture of us today before church because Luke's supposed to bring one in to preschool for an assignment, and it feels great to have another picture of me with my child for posterity!
We're all squished next to the ground so that I could use the flowers as a backdrop. I didn't think about how strange it looks for us to be so uncomfortably scrunched. I just potted the red geranium yesterday, and it already has made me happier looking at it over the last day. I love geraniums--they easily bloom non-stop as long as they have sun. They're very tough. Can I just use this chance to say how much I love gardening? I just planted a vegetable garden yesterday (thanks to my wonderful Dad who surprised me by bringing down supplies for a raised garden box bed), and I'm anxious to see how it will do in this humid heat that will hit soon. Hopefully I have fresh BLT's coming my way!


Elizabeth West Bunton said...

I don't think it looks strange--it is a great picture of the two of you. You look fabulous and Luke looks adorable. I don't have enough pictures of me with the kids.

Amanda Bunton said...

Too cute for words! In fact, there are no words for Grandmas to express how adorbale all of these blogs and photos are! They twinge my heart strings continually and bring lots of chuckles to my well-worn heart.

So...you read book suggestions from friends, huh? How about from Moms, Sara? How about Cleon Skousen's "Fifteen Thousand Year Leap"? (I knew I could get you to eat those words!) It wouldn't be as juicy as "The Other Boleyn Girl," but would be needfully educational! ;)

PS SEcond choice: "Cooking with Wheat!" :)

Kelly said...

Sara! Love your blog! You look amazing! You kids are just so cute! I can't believe how much Lillian has grown. Wow, what a gorgeous home and area you live in! Looks like you guys are doing great! Tell Cameron I say hi too! Sorry that I have a lot of !!! ,but I am excited to hear from you. You can check us out on my blog at www.ocbrowns.blogspot.com. I definitely post much more there then facebook. See ya!

Brett and Meredith said...

Hooray for the blog! What a gorgeous view from your porch! I think that picture alone captured as many rain drops as we see in an entire year! Yikes! Anyway, your kids are absolutely darling...keep the pictures coming! And, that little Lilian is growing up way too fast! What an angel.

Kierstin said...

We're glad you gave in a joined the blogging world. What a beautiful setting to raise a family in!! We have to come visit. Your kids are adorable...and all siblings fight no matter what the gender and age difference. We're coming off a blow-up in the car over who gets to sing Glinda's Popular song in Wicked. Asia insists that she's the only one that can sing it, but Lois can't resist. Chase is an innocent bystander.

Jean said...

Can I just say, I'm beside myself with joy to see this!!! :D Thanks sis. I loved the pictures, and the view off your balcony is amazing! I've just started a garden too, you'll have to give me any tips! Love the pictures. :)

tmaready said...

Welcome to the blogging world! I want to see more pictures of your beautiful home!

Nancy said...

Hey Girl. Welcome to the Blogging world! So fun to see your pics and hear about the family. Can't wait to come see you guys this summer. Come visit my blog. straightfancy.blogspot.com

Kevin and Amy said...

Hey Sara!
We've been blogging for a while. Check out our blog at kevinandamyfamily.blogspot.com
It's fun to see what's going on in your lives!