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October 2, 2010

Blogging has been moved to the back burner. Mothering a toddler is a new experience that leaves less time for sitting at the computer to gather my thoughts and archive what we’ve been doing. I’m afraid the time vortex is only going to get stronger, as our little guy will be here in about two months (!). But of course, there’s a lot of goofing around – making, eating, cleaning meals – reading at the library – reading at home – reading in the car – watching Arthur – playing at the playground – taking nature walks – meeting new “babies” our age and expanding our social skills – flirting at the grocery store – testing Daddy’s disciplining prowess – saying “no” – giving kisses – and helping Mommy clean and cook along the way.

We’ve been experiencing a sweet mix of challenges and triumphs around here, big and small. God is a good, Good God. In the midst of my physical discomfort, Danny’s insane schedule and demands, and our seemingly constant state of limbo and change, we’re continually being knit tighter and tighter.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Jess Finer permalink
    October 2, 2010 2:53 pm

    Naftalie you are getting to be such a big girl!!! I am so excited for our new nephew to get here! Miss you guys much.
    Loves, hugs and kisses,
    Jon, Jess and Kellan

  2. brady permalink
    October 2, 2010 4:09 pm

    this made my day. i was about to go to bed and thought i would check the blog just to see if maybe there was something other than naftalie’s feet. lo an behold, this is the tenderest thing ever. i love you guys so much.

  3. millison permalink
    October 2, 2010 5:21 pm

    I remember exactly when our family went from having time and order in our lives, to having none. Just a few weeks after Jon arrived. Baby #2 changes everything. Now is where the schedules, routines and priorities are tested. Because if there is no routine, mama gets tired real fast and then nothing goes right. Fortunately, we–the moms–make those schedules and so we have the power to enforce them. Nap time, learning time, dinner time, cleaning time, church time are all put in place by The Mama. Yay for family hood. So many adventures await you guys! I couldn’t be more excited for you Shannon. Just make sure there is still Shannon Time once in a while. I love you my amazing daughter in-law!

  4. Dana permalink
    October 2, 2010 9:29 pm

    I can’t believe you guys are about to have two kids. I can’t believe you’re almost done with this pregnancy. and I can’t believe how big Naftalie is getting!

    Love from the Marzinski’s to the entire Finer Family!

  5. Sheryl permalink
    October 3, 2010 3:52 am

    Oh sweet Naftalie! SO good to see a new picture! I do the same thing, Brady..excitedly check the blog for a new picture. I love the updates and the beauty and purity of your thoughts and sentiments poured out in words. You’re going to have another one soon! Naftalie is going to be such a big little helper. I’m sure she’ll be a little mother to him:) I love you all so much. You’re doing an amazing job, my beautiful daughter. The Finers are a blessed, beautiful family:)

  6. Molly permalink
    October 6, 2010 9:57 am

    I miss the Finers! I can’t wait to hang out with you guys again!

  7. jessica kiehn permalink
    October 12, 2010 9:03 am

    this is one serious back burner! 9 days?! We are all at the edge of our seats waiting to see what the Finer family is up to!

    In all seriousness, I hope you are resting and enjoying the last few months where it’s just the 3 of you.

  8. October 17, 2010 5:16 am

    That girl is pure sweetness! Congrats on your little boy on the way. Can’t wait to hear about how life is with two. Hope you are enjoying your Fall in the Northeast!

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