Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Colton's Shiner

"I came home from school one day with a shiner on my eye...fightin' was against the rules and it didn't matter why..." so begins one of my favorite George Strait songs, "Love Without End, Amen". Well, that's not exactly what happened.
Last week, when Colton was playing out in the barn with a friend, I was in the kitchen looking out the window when I saw them come around the literally looked like someone had shoved a golfball up under his cheekbone. He looked deformed! It scared me to death! Apparently the handle of the wheelbarrow had caught his cheekbone/eye as he fell off a ladder in the barn. This is five hours later...
A closer look (swelling way down, but still pretty swolen)
This is morning, Day 2...he was mortified! Stayed home from school for that one...

Three days later...much better! Glad to report that he is on the mend...only permanent's gray hairs (but even that can be remedied by a good hairdresser!) lol

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Year's Eve

On New Year's Eve, we were sitting around a bonfire with some friends making s'mores, and Jerry suggested that we go around the circle and each of us share what was the best thing that happened to them in 2008. I love stuff like this (and Jerry usually doesn't), so I listened intently to each person. Kenzie said that getting a puppy was the best thing, then Colton shared that his was scoring his first touchdown, then it came to Asher. He very confidently said, "What I liked best about 2008 was Cohton's babatism (Colton's baptism)." Well, there you have it. My year ended beautifully. My heart was full.

On a lighter note, what they were looking forward to in 2009 was Kenzie -playing in her first travel ball tournament, Colton - playing football at Covenant, and Asher - finally getting to play t-ball. We will have a busy, sports-filled year, but we ended 2008 and begin 2009 with an incredible sense of the goodness of God and His amazing gift of His Son, our family and friends. Happy New Year everyone!