- I read this in a book the other night: (it was Fablehaven if you have to know)
"When the flurry of motion became too much, she looked up ahead and fixed her gaze on a particular tree, following it as it slowly approached, streaked past, and then gradually receded behind her. Was life like that? You could look ahead to the future or back at the past, but the present moved too quickly to absorb."
IT'S SO TRUE! I've never been able to put that idea into words, but the concept has been rolling around in my head for awhile. I think Christmas Day is a perfect example of something going by too quickly to absorb.
- The kids have come up with a saying at dinner time that makes Nate and I laugh almost every time we hear it. They like to see who finishes dinner first (which causes mayhem and fights, fights, fights) and whoever loses has "splatted down." They'll yell, "You splatted down!" or "I don't want to splat down!" Or something like that. Today I asked Jansen where he got that phrase and he said, "I remembered it in heaven. I said it in heaven."
Just some pictures...
This gal is way too good at using an Itouch already:
He caught Natalie's cold and is curled up in bed right now:
Nate home from a birding excursion to Lake Erie and me happy to have him back home: