Thursday, December 16, 2010

Santa's Little Helper

Lot's of projects going on in the workshop right now. That's Santa's Little Helper nestled there among the piles of piles. That is not Santa's glass of milk on the table though - that is a glass of glue water. Mmmm, glue water.
As you can see, the happiness did not last long. I got part way through the making of one mask when Jonathan decided to break down. The funny thing is that it actually took me a really long time to get a picture of him where he looks upset. Why? Well, because every time I pull out my camera he starts smiling. He is mesmerized by the camera. . . I can't take video's of him laughing because he just starts staring at the camera.

Monday, December 6, 2010

If today was your last day. . .

A lot of people make fun of NickelBack. They think that every song sounds the same. . . and maybe they do, but I like them anyway.

Last night I was driving to church and the song, "if today were your last day" came on the radio. I started to imagine what I would do if today were my last day on earth. In the car I decided that I'd get on a plane, fly to Japan, and die with the wind in my hair and the spray of the sea on my face.

Later that night as I was trying to fall asleep, Kyle was on one side of me and Jonathan on the other, both asleep. I realized that if this were my last day, that I would want them to know that I love them. I want my family to know that I love them. I realized that if today were my last day, that I would want to spend it holding Jonathan, feeding him, playing with him, kissing him and feeling bad about leaving him alone for an hour while he sleeps.

I guess this means that I live everyday like it is my last - since that is all that I ever do. It is so easy to look at the mountain of things that you would like to accomplish in a day and lose sight of what is really important.