Happy Day after President’s Day

Today is Garrison’s and my 8 year wedding anniversary.   I am so blessed when I look back and see all that the Lord has done for us in these 8 years — a marriage that is stronger every day, a dear friend who is always supporting me, a lot of laughter, a lot of music, a home filled with love and peace, and not one, but TWO miracle children – when we were told we would not be able to have ANY children!  Praise be to our mighty God who is the creator of life!  🙂

c8.jpg  Our two Miracle babies.  🙂   Garrison’s grandmother so beautifully asked us when she first met baby Claudia -“Are you two gonna finally start using birth control now that you have had TWO miracle babies?”  Wow Grandma, now you’re getting kind of personal.


Last week was a busy week for Mrs. Nadeau’s kindergarten class.  Let me tell you – those kids know how to par-tee.  They celebrated “100 day” (the 100th day of school — a celebration that they have all survived thus far) with snacks, a parade of 100 kindergartners and crazy glasses and headwear.  Edison was number 84 in the parade. 

“Guess what number we STARTED with mom?”

“I don’t know.  What number?”

“ONE!  Can you believe it?”


The very next day was Valentine’s Day – which of course was thrilling with all of the sugar and the tiny little messages of love.  It was funny to help them read their cards because kindergarten age children just do not understand the little valentine messages that are supposed to be cutesy.  They just look at you with a blank stare and then look for the heart shaped lollipops.   Edison chose Spongebob valentines – I was going to have him make his own valentines from scratch, but he got his heart set on Spongebob (even though he has only seen the actual spongebob cartoon something along the lines of one time) so I gave up my dream of paper hearts and glitter to allow him his dream of a yellow sponge with bulgey eyes.  That’s what parenting is all about right?  🙂 

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Edison has school vacation this week (to celebrate the presidents?) and so we’ve been doing all kinds of fun things.  We spent the weekend at a local hotel where our church hosted a worship weekend – people came from all over the state and Wisconsin and Tennessee.  Yes, I know.  Random.  Anyway we all stay at the hotel and eat together and have services and great times of hanging out and being together.  My dear friend, Wendy [from Houghton] was there with one of her sons [she has 5] and so it was really fantastic to catch up with her.  

Then, yesterday Garrison had off from work and so we ran around Albany together — doing random acts of shopping and eating.  My new car needed a new windshield, so we had to leave that car and all pile into our other car and kill time until the windshield was installed.  Unfortunately, the glass fitter broke the new windshield and couldn’t get a replacement that same day.  So after 7 hours of wandering we finally drove home.  Leaving  Millicent (the name I’ve decided on for the old girl – Millie for short) in Schenectady. 

Today we (Edison, Claudia and I) had great plans to enjoy a mini-vacation seeing my parents and several sets of siblings in Pennsylvania, but Edison woke up this morning with an eye that was completely swollen shut.  So we’re waiting on a call from our pediatrician so that we will know the next plan of action.  

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Katie on February 19, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Happy Anniversary to YOU!! We’re coming up on 9 years this summer! Can you believe we’re this old?

    And boo to another sickness! Poor Edison – hope his eye heals soon.


  2. hope the car and edison are better happy 96 th monthaversary


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