"...In the dance of sun and water and sky. In the faces of the people who need us most and of the people we most need. In the smell of breakfast cooking on a charcoal fire. Who knows where we will find Him or whether we will recognize Him if we do? Who knows anything even approaching the truth of who He really was? But my prayer is that we will all of us find Him somewhere, somehow, and that He will give us something of his life to fill our emptiness, something of his light to drive back our dark"
-The Great Dance -Frederick Buechner

Saturday, October 5, 2013

You know you haven't blogged for awhile when....

... you forget how to login to your own blog!!!!

After about a year of forgetting about this blog and a few conversations with Nels about just shutting 'er down I've decided that I love writing this too much to quit.  Blogging has been a fun way for me to look back at the progress of our house and some of our major life events.  Nels always encourages me to write things down anyway because its always been one of the best ways for me to communicate.  Especially with two little kids it seems like I can't really get out much so this is one of the ways I can have some sort of creative outlet.

Also... lets face it I'm a Pinterest addict so instead of just spending hours on Pinterest I thought it might be good to actually write about the loads of things I've actually attempted from Pinterest.  

With all of my re-establishing the blog ideas in mind, I will begin by documenting the hugest update in our lives and try to add some house stuff very soon. 

Ok, so the biggest change in our lives in the past few months has been the arrival of our sweet little girl Violet Helen Bieber on July 22 2013.  I am so in love with this person it is crazy.  The transition from 1 to 2 kids has been fairly smooth partly due to how well Violet sleeps and also the incredibleness of my husband:)  

My labour and delivery with Violet was quick and painful... 5 hours start to finish.  Kind of a chaotic experience compared to Molly which is funny because Violet has been such a calm, peaceful baby.  Without going into too much detail I will say we may have had a nurse who was panicking quite a bit and delivering the second time around may go faster but that doesn't mean you don't want to die because of the pain.  Praise the Lord once again for the laughing gas... I owe my life to that beautiful invention:)

One of the most exciting feelings I've ever had was hearing we had another girl.  There are a few moments in life that make living so rich and that moment when you deliver a human being is definitely one of them.  Knowing that Molly would have a sister and we would get to experience all of the girliness of life another time makes me very excited.  

Watching Molly grow into the big sister role has also been one of my greatest joys and it actually brings me to tears sometimes when I see her and Violet together.  Don't get me wrong sometimes Molly isn't a the most gentle but there are those precious times when she wants to hold Violet or calls her cute or lights up when she smiles that make me so excited for these two sisters:)

Nels and I often look at each other and marvel over how we created these two people.  It really is a miracle and I truly feel blessed.  


Krista said...

So glad you started blogging again. Ok....so you may have caught me at a weak moment...but I definitely shed a few tears reading your post. You have such an incredible little family & I am so happy for you. Molly just cracks me up constantly, Violet is such a sweetie & I can't wait to get to know her more...and Nelson...well he's pretty great too! :)

Jennarator said...

I agree with Krista! (and of course I'm amazed at Krista's wonderful family as well)
But I truly am SO happy for you and Nels. What a incredible Father we have, that gives such amazing "gifts" to His children. I love reading your blog! :) blessings,

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

What a beautiful family you have - and welcome back to blogging!!!