|Mikael and Livi - 4th of July 2012|
Labor did not come that day. Or the next. Addie would arrive on her due date a couple weeks later and my Mom's hips and pride would eventually heal. I would assume that my Mom caught a glimpse that terrifying day of how much her life could and would change with the birth of her 5th child. I'm sure she contemplated her predicament. I'm sure she wanted to take me out and beat me. I'm sure she cried to my Dad that night. 5 babies would be a lot of work and worry. And maybe, just maybe running after that van that day would not be the only time as a mother that she would feel like she was in the sprint of her life.
And so now, here I am, 9 months pregnant with my 5th child. I'm at times terrified. Hyperventalating. Eating humble pie. And sprinting toward the finish line. (The finish line less than 3 weeks away)
So please excuse my long absence?
And please excuse the following photos. They have nothing to do with this post. Here is just a glimpse of what we have been up to:
|Mikael - Milwakee airport June 2012|
|Noah - Lake Powell July 2012 - Was quite the wakeboarder this year!|
|Mikael's "baby" - That cat has a special place in heaven for putting up with her|
|Family Pic on Pioneer Day 2012 (some of us in costume)|
|Mikael and Ezra bike riding on the newly poured concrete|
|1st day of school 2012 and a house still under major renovation|
|Mikael has a slight obsession with books right now|
|Jace's favorite past time - breeding. Anything. Me. The llamas.|
|I do not like sheep. Jace does. They get out of their pen every time Jace leaves town.|
|Jace buried the trampoline this summer. That baby can help herself to a few jumps whenever she feels the need. It's fantastic.|