Ok it's that time again...who reads this anyway? I've got the address on my facebook profile and we put it in our Christmas letter, so if you are a fairly regular reader (or you just happened to catch this post) let me know who you are. I know about those of you who, like me, are addicted to blogs (you can leave a comment too...but I mostly know who you are).
On another note, how about that miracle on the Hudson River yesterday?! Mike was actually flying yesterday, and I had talked to him after he landed, but then my mother called to find out what airline he was on and told me about the crash. Isn't it amazing that everyone is OK? The kids and I watched some of it on the news yesterday and read about it on-line and in the newspaper today. I think we feel more connected to it because Mike was flying to NJ (actually he flew into Philadelphia) yesterday. (He flys back today). We feel that anyone who might not have believed in God before yesterday that knows anything about the crash must today!! It is especially fitting because I was finishing reading Beyond Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury yesterday which is a Christian fiction book based on September 11th (it is a sequel to One Tuesday Morning...they are both great books!!)
And to spice things up a bit, lots of blogs lately (well two) have been about talking about "the birds and the bees" with kids. We've discussed this before (with Jonathan and Madi I mean--often when I say my kids I mean the two older ones---Jake is in a world of his own...currently choreographing his own Beauty and the Beast production, but I digress...) but like the Santa topic, I think Madi has blocked a lot of it out. We had a little 'refresher' discussion about it this morning, and she is pretty grossed out by the whole thing. When we were done I asked if they had any questions and her response was "Yeah, can we stop talking about this?"