Friday, July 27, 2012


They say it’s golden.

And there are definitely moments where I believe this is true. 

Like at night when three precious children are sweetly tucked in to their beds – teeth brushed, prayers spoken, songs sung, books read…

And the house becomes so still.  The sounds of the day echo off of the walls. 

And silence is golden here for short bursts of time.

There is no pressure here.  No amount of blog posts that I must write in a months time. 

So there are moments of silence where I just choose to enjoy life.

And then so much life happens and the urge arises to begin documenting it again!  So let the noise commence!


(I can rock those glasses don’t you think?  Compliments of the eye Dr.  They were my best friend for 24 hours)

I guess the biggest news of late is that a week ago yesterday I had Lasik eye surgery.  Goodbye glasses after 26 years! 

It is crazy still to try and get used to the fact that I don’t have to reach for my glasses first thing in the morning, or pop my contacts out before bed.  I’m loving it and feeling fantastic! 

The procedure itself was not fun.  I really didn’t like it.  I thought it wouldn’t be any big deal – because dude, I’ve had babies – but it wasn’t cool.  I won’t go in to any more detail in case someone reading this is considering the surgery!  Truth is though it lasts only minutes and it is done and you can see!  I sat up from the operating chair and could (blurrily) read the time on the clock across the room!  The few hours after the procedure were rough.  My eyes were so sensitive to light and would not stop watering like crazy.  I was able to fall asleep pretty hard and slept for three hours straight.  When I woke up from the nap I could see perfectly and all the pain and burning was gone!  Ever since that afternoon I have had no problems and things are looking (haha) great!



The boys were very interested in having a breaking of the glasses ceremony.  They were already doing a pretty good job on their own of that, but the boys certainly helped!  Goodbye spectacles!


Beyond that we’ve just been moving!  Chris has been gone to CA for a conference this entire past week – and so I was Mom 24/7, which is a job if I’ve ever had one. Winking smile


We’ve spent time outside (eating dessert)


Davene, here I used your trick and it worked!!


Ethan will be returning home in a few hours after spending a couple of days alone with his Grandpa and Grandma.  My parents have decided to start taking one grandchild at a time every now and then and just soaking them up individually.  It is so great for my boys, but also a great gift to my parents I think too!  Ethan and Grayson have talked both nights on the phone and have to catch up on everything the other has been doing, even down to whether or not they ate dinner inside or outside and if they had chocolate pudding or vanilla pudding at Ama and Bapa’s house!

I am headed out this afternoon to pick up Chris at the airport and head to a cousin’s wedding.  Then Sunday we celebrate another cousin who is getting married next month with a couples shower!  Next week we’re excited because family starts arriving!  We will have many members of Chris’s dear family visiting starting Wednesday and going until the 12th.  Then we have just a few short days in between until our precious MawMaw comes for two weeks!  We can’t wait!

And now we’re all caught up.  We’ll see how long the silence lasts this time!


  1. Congrats on the Lasik surgery. I just had a crown prep done for a back molar yesterday. I hated every minute of it, and confessed to my husband that it was as bad as child birth! The recovery will be a lot better than child birth though. :)

    Life never stops moving does it! :)

  2. Great blog Beth...and I love those stylin' shades the doc gave you:) Loved the joy you capture in the pictures of the kids...and the kids one-on-one with Ama and Bapa is a great idea for sure. We can't wait to see the kiddos and you and Chris and your family. Love to all of you and hope you all have a happy reunion this weekend:) Love, Mawmaw

  3. I'm so glad the trick worked!! :) You always take beautiful pictures of your kiddos...I suppose it helps that your kiddos are just beautiful to begin with! :) The header picture you have now is stunning.

    Congrats on the improved vision. I'm so glad it turned out so well for you! One of these years, I REALLY want Jeff to be able to have that done. Someday...

  4. Bapa2.8.12

    sure is too silent here without the sweet sounds of our grandkids--bring them back beth!!


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