Monday, May 26, 2008

Devoted To You (<- click there)

Fanny recently got her bangs trimmed, and now that I can see her face, I'm struck by features I never really noticed before... like how Carly Simonesque her (beautiful) wide mouth is. (And I will ignore her dear Uncle in Bend who is whispering "Stephen Tyler!").

Jane asked me the other day how come Fanny & Bronwyn are so cute and how come other babies aren't as cute as our Fanny & Bronwyn. I told her it's because we know them, and they are endeared to our hearts. Most of what beguiles us has to do with all the heart strings that have been tied simply by gazing upon them, being near to them and growing fond of them. They could be the ugliest babies on the block, but with their charming babbles and sweet smiles intended just for our delight, we'd never know it.

In the words of Michael McBride & me maither, " You are my dear my darlin' one, my smilin' and beguilin' one. I love the ground you walk upon." Ah Mo mhúirnín óg. Poppet. Chickabiddy. :)


Darling you can count on me
'Til the sun dries up the sea
Until then I'll always be
Devoted to you

I'll be yours 'til endless time
I'll adore your charms sublime
Guess by now you know that I'm
Devoted to you

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Gem of a Man

Yesterday in church, I nearly won both of my usual Mother's Day awards... the one for having the youngest baby, and the other for having the most children present. (I have not yet managed to snag the award for oldest mom, try as I might).

Our dear pastor awarded me my flower for baby Bronwyn, and proceeded to the next question of "which mom has more than four children here today?" and realized, half-way through, that I was headed for a second bloom. He said "does anyone here, besides The Dutch People, have seven children?" Nobody raised a hand. Then he said, "does anyone here have MORE than seven children?" Not one hand went up. THEN he said, a bit hopeless, "does anyone here WISH they had more than seven children?" - One hand shot up. One belonging to Steadfast. ;)

The pastor chuckled and gave Steadfast the second blossom.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Jane made this dress herself without a pattern. It's her own design. :)