Friday, April 16, 2010

Welcome Home Daddy!!!

Daddy has been gone for 4 days and Mommy can't wait for him to come back. Especially since we move in one week from today. The girls got all dolled up for Daddy's homecoming. What a shame that they all have to take naps and that they won't look any like this by the time he gets home. :(

Mia can't wait to show Daddy her new haircut and Hadley kept saying she was "pretty". Don't you just love a girl in jeans and a simple T.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

if it's one thing my girls get from me it's...


From a blogosphere perspective, I feel a bit like Joseph. You know, Jesus' dad. Well, his surrogate. Legal guardian. Mary's husband. Whatever. He was Mr. Dad of the Year to start. Had visions, saw angels, and acted on them. He was like Chevy Chase planning the family Triptik - leading them to Bethlehem, then Egypt, then to Galilee. He was all in a tizzy when Jesus went missing at age twelve. Then - POOF! He's gone. Not a word. Not a reference. Not a blip. According to scholars, Joseph was either a deadbeat Dad or he was dead.

This, I think, represents my blogging life. Brianna's born, then our adventure to China, then the Hadley invasion and I'm a blogging machine. In a word, prolific. But - like Joseph - I started out strong, then fizzled. It's been months since I've posted a word.

I've been thinking about this, though. Maybe Joseph was actually alive and around. What if he were such a great dad that it wasn't even necessary to mention him? What if his greatness was so well known that it would've been wasted papyrus to write it down? What if he were such a humble servant of his family that he didn't have time to jockey for gospel acclaim and instead was behind the scenes, focused on raising a rather - shall we say - well adjusted son?

What if you're actually a better Dad the less you blog about your kids and not more?