Monday, September 27, 2010

Pleasure in mediocrity

Well.  We are well.  All is well.  Henry is 11 lbs of baby and is threatening to out-bulk his sister before too long.  (not dificult). We are doing our Boise thing.  

We even did our Boise thing in Salt Lake this weekend.  I will share photos of SLC later...after I get them together.  We got to spend time with family and friends.  Amazing food, perfect weather.  Shiny happy people laughing. Grandma Deb-Deb and Aunt Jenny drove up from Vegas to meet Henry and catch up with Elliot.  (Some were under-the-weather or stuck in Portland...but hopefully will get to meet up with us soon.)

And we are reveling in our mediocrity. Mediocre, as in nothing splashy or fancy.  No fireworks.  Just taking pleasure in the ho hum, the dirty diapers and reading children's books.  Spending time not doing anything worth blogging about.  Hummm, breakfast, diapers, baths, classes, homework, naptime, kissing babies, playing dress-up. Oh, sweet happy mediocrity. 

Are you jealous? 

What about now?

 Growing up, we have such big dreams and aspirations for ourselves.  I will do something wonderful and amazing.  I will never settle for a boring run-of-the-mill life.  It took me a while to realize that boring is a wonderful and amazing place to be.

 "One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."  ~Dale Carnegie

Boring days are when so many good things happen.  Like little boys sneezing on Great-Grandmothers.

 And when I get stressed out because I am behind on updating the checkbook, and there are too many voice messages to sort through...well, that's when I have to make myself climb into Elliot's bed with a fun book and start reading to her.

The chaos of our to-do list will take care of itself, I am sure of it.  (My test, this Friday...Will it study for itself?)

 "Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do."  ~Jean de la Bruyere

Although we have found time to nearly finish Secret Garden, I have not enough time to move photos off the camera.  So, here is an older photo.  From a few weeks ago.  When there was more Kristen and less Henry. 

Grandpa Airplane came to visit last week.  Yep, those photos are still on the camera too.  We love when he comes to Boise.  No bannana splits this time - but it is always good to hang out.  Oh yeah, he also drove up a new-to-us car to help us upgrade from a high school car to something more fitting for a growing family.  We are very happy about that too.

Elliot's favorite part of the day is when anyone will sit still and read to her. 
Aunt JJ is usually a good sport :)

And that is Boise...IKEH, HIKE?  I don't know.

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