Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Umm..Define Fun?

Define Fun:
1. a source of enjoyment, amusement, diversion, etc
2. pleasure, gaiety, or merriment
3. jest or sport (esp in the phrases in or for fun )
4. facetious , ironic fun and games amusement; frivolous activity
5. informal like fun a. ( adverb ) quickly; vigorously b. ( interjection ) not at all! certainly not!

I defiantly don’t define fun as getting ready on a Saturday morning only to hear screaming children as we load them into “the beast” (as we call our suburban)! Ugg.

I asked Mark, “Why the _____ are we even doing this…this is not fun! They don’t even know what’s happening!” And I'm pretty sure our forms of Christmas music weren't the "good" versions.

But as the car ride progressed, and the Christmas music was screeching in the background, all our moods began to change. The little people that were causing me to not be having fun, suddenly realized what was happening and changed my thought process…

What is more fun than taking a tractor ride and running through a field of TREES!!!!!!!
They began to show US how to have fun!

It wasn't exactly like the sparkling light coming from the sky, but Avery did notice this tree to be OUR tree.  She was happy to stand in front of the tree-Mack...not so much.

Lincoln was happy to be with them and share their excitement!

I love this picture of them all watching Mark.
We do have so much fun -this gang is going to be a hoot and we are going to keep sharing these traditions with them!  Our family of five is defiantly one of a kind!


  1. Our family slogan is Embrace the Chaos. Some how when either of us says it to the other in times of chaos, it makes us laugh and the mood changes. Our life is crazy, but just like you, we wouldn't have it any other way (well, at least I think so, let me get back to you after No. 3's arrival in April.)

    1. Isn't it funny how everyone says you will miss these times? I know we will so Embracing the Chaos is a great way to think about it. It helps to stay positive. Hope you're feeling well!! And having three is crazy, but so much fun:) It will be fun sharing all these stories when their older!