26 November 2007

Boys, Boys and More Boys...

Are we at war or what? There are a lot of wars abrewing: The battle I fight everyday with myself is not pretty, somedays I feel like I am at war with my children, and I am constantly engaged in battle with the dog( I love run-on sentences, atleast that is what my English teachers always said). This is a crazy world that God made, but I love it. Actually, the war that I was originally referring to was the Iraqi war, and no it wasn't so that I could bash Bush (I would like to see you do a better job).

It was because between my sister and I, we have 6 children, and every last one of them is a boy through and through. For the sanity of my mother God did grant my older brother a girl, but all of the other grandchildren are rambunctious, jump on your back, poke you in the eye boys. I love having boys, I would much rather spend everyday playing trains, and digging in the sand over pretending that my doll is crying.

So what does all of this manhood have to do with us being at war? I have no idea, except that everyone says that when we are at war then we have more boys to repopulate the male presence in the States. I am here to tell you that although that may be true, it doesn't change the fact that Amy and I spend our days outnumbered. So here is to you mothers that have boys, I know how hard it is. Just how do you keep your feminitity when you are surrounded by all of that testosterone? Just keep on trucking, and praying that someday you may have a girl. According to my mom between Amy and I we are bound to have a girl someday, and I doubt that it will be dependent on the war in Irag.

For all of you math majors, only five of the six boys mentioned are pictured above.
from L-R: Andrew-7 months, Alexander-2.5 yrs, Elijah-3.5 yrs, Josiah-2yrs, and Alan-2 months.
Antonio was being a good student, he is 9 yrs old.

Don't let Josiah's curls fool you, he is ALL boy. I have since cut them off, oh how I miss them already!

02 November 2007

What is your favorite Season?

I am completely surprised by the results of my poll for favorite season. I know that I love autumn, I love the leaves, the smells, the coolness that forces me to wear a fleece. I just love autumn. I even find myself enjoying those dead sticks that the colorful leaves abandon. Why? I have no idea. In the fall I just switch to black and white Photography after the leaves all disappear. Apparently I am not alone, 5 of the 8 people that voted in the poll also prefer fall over the other seasons. I am curious to see if some of those people just love every season, and their favorite is whatever one we are in at the time. Growing up spring was always everyone's favorite season. I would certainly say that Spring is the most longed for season especially when Winter gets to be unsuitable for any fun outdoor activity. Now we know that no matter how many people you meet who cannot wait for Spring, Autumn is really at the heart of everyone. I haven't met a single person who doesn't smile over the swirling leaves, crisp air, and produce of fall.
Alas, this is my last post deidicated to this season, so relish it. Winter is right around the corner, and hopefully by then I will have some new pics of the boys. I get so frustrated with the slow processing of film. Until then, enjoy your last few weeks of crisp autmness (is that a word?) and don't forget to set your clocks back this weekend.