Monday, February 25, 2008

yea! for the underdog

it's always fun when those you are rooting for win...especially when they are the underdog!

jamie and i got in sunday night just in time to watch the oscar's on the dvr and were so excited to see 2 of our favorites win.

marion cotillard for la vie en we can't say we are avid edith piaf fans, but we always try to see the nominated films and performances (within reason). this film is quite heavy, but an amazing performance by both cotillard and the oscar winning makeup team for their transformation of cotillard from her adorable self to the french icon. even if you aren't exactly up on piaf's troubled life (we weren't), the performance is amazing and uncanny. she dove into this role headfirst, shaved her eyebrows and everything. if you've seen her in big fish or a good year then see la vie en rose, you'll see what i mean.
julie christie was the favorite to win, which we do want to see her performance in away from her, but we couldn't help root for the underdog and lesser known cotillard here.

we were also pumped to see glen hansard and marketa irglova win for best song. quite a feat to beat out alan menken's 3 nominations for enchanted!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


three months today
we are completely and utterly in love

what joy you bring to us
your brothers adore you
your infectious laughter brightens our day
when your face erupts into that gummy smile
we remember there is nothing greater than
the LOVE
of a parent for his child

...and again we are in awe that He entrusted you to us.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

my funny valentine

mommy's newest valentine

don't those eyes just say, "be mine?"

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Just a reminder to get out and

today on Super Tuesday...

and in celebration of

FAT TUESDAY, which is also today, I'm off to Edgar's
to indulge in
some pastries for breakfast
with a few friends

Friday, February 01, 2008

prayers of the (little) people

we have a bedtime routine here where we read the
bible together, sing some hymns and then share prayer requests. up until recently, the older boys have just shared who or what they would like to pray for ("help uncle michael to feel better", "help ewwie's house to sell", etc.) and then let me or Jamie say the prayer. they had not really shown much interest in actually saying the prayer themselves. we've encouraged it, but wanted them to feel the need to do so on their own. well tonight grayson offered this prayer up to the Lord. it's so sweet to hear his little voice praying these things so earnestly albeit stream of consciousness.

"Thank you, Fodder. Pweez pwotect God. We have harmonicas here. It's so womantic."

don't ask...i have no idea.

*note: by the way, we haven't recently adopted two more children :) those are our buddies O and JD over for the evening.