Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Here Comes the Sun

Have you ever had one of those bad dreams that keep coming back over and over? That's what I have felt like I was living in for the last two weeks, and I couldn't escape. I rarely get depressed but when I do I find it very hard to feel normal for a while, I either cry at everything or don't feel any emotion at all...but now I feel like myself again...ahhh! This song came to mind today while I was thinking about how good it felt to feel good again (physically and mentally). I love this song!

Today we went for a walk in the "forest". How could I be depressed for long with such nice weather, pretty trails in my favorite season of the year, and these three little faces?
While we were walking today I was reminded of this post of our daily walk. Where did the time go? Wasn't that just yesterday? It's so hard to believe how fast my babies are growing. I took so many sweet pictures of them today (big surprise huh?). I did my best to get pictures each of them alone because I never remember to do that and sometimes a picture of them by themselves can show so much of their personalities.

Look what's hangin on mama's finger (still). I love this baby. Did you know that she will be four next month and I still call her "the baby"? I still hold her everyday while she takes a nap too, yep, everything stops and I put "the baby" to sleep. I'm going to enjoy every last drop of these babies! This mama doesn't want to look back and wish I had enjoyed it more, nope, not me!

Maddie is just the opposite of her camera shy brother, this kid loves to be in front of mama's camera! Molly is pretty neutral, she doesn't really care one way or the other, but Maddie! She is such a sassy, girly girl! Look at that pose! (whispering) And don't tell Tim but that's a pretty good picture of his cute little face there too.

I LOVE Fall! It is such a perfect time of the year here in Alabama, the colors are beautiful, the weather is perfect (not too hot or not too cold). I was so inspired by all of the color! The bright vibrant colors of the leaves and their clothes along-side the deep dark hues of the trees and beautiful. Look at that cutie in her rain boots, she held her pants up because she said that the mud was "the stinky kind".

I'm telling ya, this one never gets tired of being center of attention!

I'm often asked by friends and family members that keep up with our blog why there aren't more pictures of Timothy.... He's FIVE (almost 6! Oh my!)...a lot of five year old boys have a thing about having their picture taken. I really think it's a game with them, the "who can make the worst picture when your mom really just wants a good picture game". He is such a good lookin boy! and I would love to have some good pictures of him, but I enjoy these too. Funny boy.
This picture really describes my boy perfectly, a rip in the knee of his pants (he is so rough on clothes), one shoe untied, last years favorite hoodie on, and carrying his baby sister's trike up the hill for her....he's such a little man.

I seriously stopped mid-trail today and looked at her and thought "she looks so much older all of a sudden". Molly, being the oldest, is like my little com-rad. She helps me so much around the house, she's the little mama to the other two, and she stays up late with me all the time so that I will have someone to talk to when I work. This girl has her mama's sense of humor too! She is constantly playing tricks on us and jumping out to startle people, this kid is funny!

I'm tellin you, that kid didn't have those long legs yesterday....just yesterday she weighed 6 lbs and was only 18" long.

I am looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with my family. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for all of the support and prayers you have given us in the last weeks. I'm so thankful for friends like you!


Vintage Rose said...

Dearest Samantha, You have such a beautiful family. And I love that song too!
Take care & God bless

Dee said...

Love, love, love the pictures of your treasures! Our oldest is a senior this year! A senior! Time does go by and I'm with you on trying to enjoy every minute that we remember and cherish.

Thanks for the sweet walk with you and your kids!


KBriggs said...

God has blessed with a wonderful family.
your kids are just adorable! :D

Jenny said...

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better. Isn't it incredible how it seems that you hardly notice your kids growing day to day, but all of a sudden it catches up all at once and you realize they have gotten so big! It's like the blink of an eye.

Pomona said...

My big boy (who is 19 now) still doesn't like having his picture taken! And my baby is now 10, but she is still happy to be my baby! They grow so fast, and time flies - it is lovely to do what you have done - stop and appreciate and make a memory.

Pomona x

Attilio said...

oh what a lovely surprise to see you are REALLY back. i have been logging on every couple of days and keep sending a little prayer up when have not seen much change in you...welcome back...
our son is also 4 in january and we also have a 9 month daughter. yet somehow we always refer to them both as the little one, him em or her or him or her!!!
btw gorgeous kids, God bless

Debbie said...

I'm so glad the sun has come out. I've been praying for you and looking forward to this post.
I love your pictures. I can surely relate to you, children grow up waaaay too fast. I rock mine to sleep, too and am enjoying every last drop.
As far as sunshine, well here it's about to snow! And, tomorrow we head to northern Ohio, where it's snowing for sure. The kids will be thrilled to see the snow, but this mama doesn't like to be cold.
It was in the 60s a couple of days ago.
Love ya!

Goosegirl said...

Sam, thank you for taking us on the walk with you all. I love seeing your kiddos enjoy their time in the woods. I never think to take pics of my girls when we walk in the woods.

I am glad you are feeling better. I smiled to hear "Here Comes The Sun" playing. That has always been India's "Daddy Special Song". When she was tiny, he would play and sing it to her. She made him promise that he would play it at her wedding. Now she is 18 and that wedding may not be too many years in the future. Like you, I want to enjoy every moment of the years I have with my babies. These years fly by much too fast. And I am so grateful for the time with my children.

Anonymous said...

Hey, put more pics of molly, lol!

thanks a lot!

Little Miss Muff said...

I was clicking on the "next Blog" link and came across your blog.
I just wanted to say that you take wonderful pictures!

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Anonymous said...

I love that picture of Molly, Oh my goodness how did she get that big! It is so good to see you feeling better. I love you.