Silly Bentley Stories…

Here are two little stories that I want to have written down somewhere…

While at my parents house over our Christmas vactation, Danny and I were lying down with Bentley and he began to play peek-a-boo. It’s his favorite game right now. Well, he put his head down and we began to ask, “Where’s Bentley?” He picked up his head and with a big smile he growled at us. It was hilarous. He loves to growl, but it was perfect timing and he knew it because he laughed too!

My second story happened this morning. Bentley woke up early so Danny brought him to me in our bed. I was still very sleepy (Bentley and I are sick right now) so I got him to fall back asleep in our bed. Well, his face has been covered in snot and drool the past couple of days, so I have been continually wiping is face. Which I did before he fell back asleep. When he woke up he found a clean tissue on our bed and began to wipe my nose with it. I couldn’t believe that he figured out what it was for! I began laughing, but he was very serious about getting my nose clean!

I can’t believe that in a month and two days our little boy is going to be a year old. Time has flown. He is such a blessing! He just cut three huge teeth on the top, so he looks funny! I can’t believe he has five teeth. He’s always finding things to put in his mouth that I have to fish out. Now it is becoming dangerous because he bites…. hard! What a boy!

The closing of another year…


Wow! So much has happened in the last year. We had Bentley, grew a garden, had a couple of family vacations,learned how to can, ran my first 5K, and turned 25! The list could go on! This year seemed to zoom by. At the beginning of each year I usually have some sort of goal — that I never seem to reach or gets lost in the cares of life, but a goal nonetheless. This year it seems that I have been too busy to even think about anything. So today, while Bentley and I are sick, I am going to plan out some goals for this new year. The growing of our family will add its own challenges to my goals. (That’s right we are expecting again! We are so excited about our new little one and the joy of two babies in the house!)

Some of the goals that have been in the back of my mind are:
Read the entire Bible
Read Do Hard Things and Seeing and Savoring Jesus
Grow a summer and winter garden
Can seasonally — keeping up with seasonal fruits and veggies.
Try to have a organinzed home – cleaning schedule, shopping schedule, a clean laundry/ sewing room

Well, I guess I don’t have to do too much planning! There is already a lot on this list plus adding another baby! I’m sure that more ideas will come!

I hope that everyone had a Happy New Year and is ready for 2009!