Monday, October 31, 2005

Where's the Camera When You Need It?

I have come to the conclusion that I’m going to have to have the strap to our camera surgically attached to my hip. This morning, while I was getting ready for work, Danny caught my attention to look down the hall. I stepped into the hall and there were Emma and Allison walking toward their bedroom together. Emma had her hand gently on Allison’s back like a romantic married couple. That picture would have been priceless. It reminds me of a picture of Meridith and LeeAnn walking together in a field. Luckily, I looked at them hard and etched the picture into my memory. Emma wants so badly to be an active big sister to Allison. It’s a beautiful thing to watch – even when that desire manifests itself into pushing and shoving because Allison doesn’t move fast enough. Given how Allison is pushing herself to walk faster and run these days, Emma’s wait is coming to an end.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Welcome to Our Shady Tree

After reviewing the blog of my dearest friend, Trista, I became inspired by this incredible way to keep up with friends and family. In honor of Emma's favorite singer, Laurie Berkner, I've named my blog Our Shady Tree. "Under a Shady Tree" is my favorite Laurie Berkner song. I hope that you enjoy reading about the future exploits of my clan as much as I enjoy experiencing them. I plan on publishing pictures from the girls' birthday exploits and Grandpa and Grandma's visit very soon!