Anyway, it's more important to me to write about all the amazing moments these girls create in our lives before I forget about the moments altogether, than to do so in whatever free-spirited format I prefer, so 10 on Tuesday it is for now.
1) We did family pictures this evening with my friend Holly, who also happens to be my very favorite photographer! Bethany lost it partway through (it's her tradition -- lovely tradition, right?), but got herself collected again, and the whole thing went way better than last year, I thought. It helps that the girls love their Auntie Holly and definitely listen and cooperate pretty well with her. She had all sorts of fun poses and ideas for us, and I can't wait to see every single one, and I just love this one she put up already tonight as a mini sneak peek for us...
2) Here's a sign of how much our busy-ness has had me slacking on blogging lately -- Ashley and Hannah started dance lessons two weeks ago and I haven't even mentioned it on here! Tomorrow will be their third class, and they are both just loving it. They started out in the same class, but Ashley was moved up last week (cue proud mummy moment -- my child was advanced!) to the harder class right after Hannah's. So now we are there for an hour and a half instead of 45 minutes, and Bethany seriously deserves a cookie or something for being completely sweet about it. (Except I don't have any cookies, so don't tell her I said that.)
3) Speaking of Bethany, she's been getting creative with her prayers at bedtime lately, and I love it so much. Tonight it was, "Thank you God for yummy food, and a nice day, and chalk, and Mummy, and making me, and for beautiful butterflies." Pretty much every time I look at that girl I want to just grab her up and squeeze her and never let go.
7) Lamont is downstairs playing beautiful music while I type (practicing for his band and also for a youth rally he's playing for next month). I used to think, when I was a teenager, that I would definitely marry someone who would sing with me and to me all the time...but marrying a man who lives and breathes beautiful music on so many different instruments, and always makes it seem so effortless...that's working out pretty well for me!