Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I heard the best Christmas song today.  It's by one of my favorite christian singers, Francesca Battistelli.  It's called, You're here.  

At church this past Sunday my pastor talked about Mary and Joseph.  First, how shocked they must have been to learn of Mary, a virgin, was having a baby but also that the baby would be the Son of God.  During my Intentionally Engaging moms Bible study party yesterday I was reminded that Jesus came to Earth as a baby and grew into a man and died for us.  He died for me.  He saved us. This song is a great reminder of exactly that.  So, in all the craziness that this season brings just take some time to remember the precious gift that has been given to us. 

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Chewy Banana Cookie

Yes, I just made up the name of this cookie.  The original recipe didn't really have a name so there's mine. It's super duper easy.  All you need is...

Oats (I used quick oats), a banana, and I used raisins. You can use craisins or real cranberries. Whatever your heart desires. ;)

Mush it all together with your hands in a bowl.  Scoop onto a baking sheet and cook in a 350 degree oven for 15 - 20 minutes.  Wait until they are a beautiful golden brown. 

There ya go.  Is that it you say..? Yep, that's it. Now go and make some.  


Monday, December 3, 2012

9 more days...

Yep, nine more days until a BIG day!  A date that we have been waiting for somewhat patiently is December 12th!  Liam is getting his genetic testing done up at the Dell's Children's Hospital in Austin.  I'm not sure what all is going to go on but they will be drawing Liam's blood.  Last time Liam had his blood drawn, up in Oklahoma, He got stuck twice and I had to hold him down.  It was not fun.  Liam's doctors have been on the hunt for the cause of Liam's low tone.  If there is one! Liam has improved in so many areas and continues to make progress.

Just in the past few months Liam has taken off with his walking, his fine and gross motors skills have increased dramatically and he is making a TON of different sounds.  He can say mama (only when he's upset at me :)) Other than that, he doesn't have any words.  We know that they will come.  When it comes to Liam's development he has always taken his sweet Liam time, but once he gets it he takes off with it.  We know it will be the same with his talking.  Many moms say "be careful what you wish for", "once he starts talking he'll never be quiet". That is a welcome noise to me and John.  We are aching to hear that sweet little Liam voice. That little boy can talk my ear off all day.  :-) 

I will be sure to post how the appointment goes.  I know that once they draw his blood it will be a few weeks until we receive results.  It's all a waiting game.  I am very excited for 2013 and all that the Lord is going to do for us.