Friday, May 23, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Well, the past few days have not been so fun around the Holland house....I had a cold over the weekend and then Gracie started running a high fever Sunday night. I thought that maybe she was getting what I have had but there have been no other symptoms...just a really high fever. She feels fine as long as her medicine is keeping her temperature down...so I think that she has Roseola....she had it for the first time last year at Lauren's graduation....so weird to have it 2 years in a row at the same time of year...it is the worst of her "common illnesses"....I hate the high fever even though the doctors tell me that it is fine for her to have one....ugh!!
Anyway, last night...after a day of Motrin and feeling really bad..she put on her Cinderella costume and begged Eric for "a dance with her Dada"....it was really sweet. So, he couldn't resist her proposal and he put Steven Curtis Chapman's "Cinderella" on and they danced....it always tears me up to hear that song...we have Gracie as the little girl, Devan as the one going to prom, and Lauren as the oldest getting near the age of marriage...but last night I was just thinking about the words of the song and how the little girl begged her daddy to dance with her...and the fact that the very moments that we were all experiencing were the very moments that Steven Curtis Chapman wrote about!! It was really sweet and I sat on the couch and cried while Eric and Gracie turned the living room into a ballroom!! :)
Posted by The Hollands at 7:16 AM
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Today, Gracie and I went to our first Mother/Daughter event...a brunch at our church. It was fun....very dainty and "girly"...I couldn't help but think that one day she will be a young lady sitting in the chair beside me....but then I snapped out of it when she announced to me and several other ladies that she "had the poopies"....and that she would be back from the bathroom in a minute!! LOL :) Happy Mother's Day!!
Posted by The Hollands at 10:54 AM
It is official....Eric and I have decided to name our baby no.6 Nicholas Logan...and we will call him Cole....get it??....Ni-chol-as?? :)Anyway, if you ask Gracie what the new babies name is she will confidently reply "Nic-tol-as-a-Log-an"....it is so funny....She received a new book in the mail yesterday called "Big Brother, Little Brother" and she told me that she didn't want it and that Ty could have it....that is saying a lot for her because she is a total book worm!!! She LOVES books as much as her daddy!! I hope that isn't a sign of what is to come!! :)
Posted by The Hollands at 5:19 AM
I need to correct my previous financial "statement"...in that Devan didn't receive that much tuition for school....she did receive more when she went to visit TFC but when Eric told me he was thinking in terms of a semester instead of the year....so we have to spread that extra money out over the entire year....anyway, I just wanted to be correct in my "proclamation"!! Nevertheless.....it is a blessing and we are excited for her to get the opportunity to go!!
Posted by The Hollands at 5:13 AM
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Today, Eric took Devan to tour Toccoa Falls College....to make a long story short...they found out that all of her tuition is covered except for $1000!! Wow!! It is definitely a blessing for her from the Lord...the total cost for 1 year is around $20,000!! So, needless to say, she is thrilled!! Moving day will be August 16....oh so close to the arrival of baby Nicholas!! Isn't that funny?? Last year, we joked that we would have a freshman in college, senior in high school, junior in high school, a 15 month old, and a newborn....thinking that was it!!! This year....well it will be a sophomore in college, freshman in college, senior in high school, 2 1/2 year old, 15 month old, and a newborn!!!! We will be moving one child out, and bringing a new one home!!! All of that to say....Congrats, Dev!!! I am so proud of you!!
Posted by The Hollands at 12:22 PM
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I have been thinking a lot today about motherhood and this upcoming Mother's Day....my first celebration as a new mom was very special to me...so first I would like to say "Happy Mother's Day" to all of my new-mom friends!! I also have been thinking about the women out there who are unable to have children or have lost a child to some unfortunate circumstance....I hate to think that for some people this Sunday will be a difficult one to endure...much less celebrate. I think that the Lord just wanted to remind me in the midst of a messy house, laundry, and whining children that I am blessed to have my sweet Gracie and Ty...I all too often take them for granted...and just wish to survive until nap or bedtime...but I have been reminded today that I am blessed to have experienced their birth and their growth up until this point in their lives....I get so caught up in diapers, juice cups, bath time, yucky messes, and now even back-talk (from my 2 going on 22 year old) that I so often miss the moments that really matter...so today I want to say "Thank You, Lord" for what You have given me....I am not worthy.
Posted by The Hollands at 7:52 PM
Monday, May 5, 2008
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Friday, May 2, 2008
Well, today is my 5 month pregnancy milestone...ugh....it is so hard right now....I am exhausted every day almost as soon as I get out of bed in the morning!! How do other women do it?? I feel like my body is full of lead and I am just dragging myself from one thing to another...:) Can anyone relate??
Posted by The Hollands at 6:42 PM