This year we thought we would give you a "minute by minute" account of 2007 in one minute or less. Hope your year was as eventful as ours!
2,190 diapers changed 71 days of Kindergarten 7 days at Hilton Head beach 365 bedtime stories 1,420 minutes riding the School Bus 185 hours playing at the pool 74 hours playing in the sprinkler 32 hours at T-Ball Games 32 hours coaching T-Ball 17 hours packing lunches 40 days in Alaska 10 hours at Soccer Games 175 hours at play group 590 hours at the gym 439 hours of playing cars 379 hours playing "guys" (army guys, superhero guys, pirate guys) 997 hours playing ball (throwing balls, dodging balls, getting hit by balls!) 189 trips to the grocery store 2,537 hours selling houses 1 hour writing this Christmas letter 5 attempts to take Christmas photo (funny how we ended up using the one in the chuch parking lot after the Ward Christmas Party)
8,760 hours thinking of each of you... You're always in our thoughts!
We hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Merry Christmas! We love you all! Love, Mike, KaLisi, Josh and Caleb TRENTADUE
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About this blog...
Welcome to my world of precious moments, and please-let's-forget-about-it mishaps... where life with 3 boys never slows. Tag along with me as I try to turn those snakes and snails (or whatever little boys are made of) into something that I can cherish... or at least live with!
"The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best."
~Hamilton Wright Mabie
"Mother is the one we count on for all the things that matter most of all."
~Katherine Butler Hathaway
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
"It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings."
"I love my mother for all the times she said absolutely nothing... Thinking back on it all, it must have been the most difficult part of mothering she ever had to do: knowing the outcome, yet feeling she had no right to keep me from charting my own path. I thank her for all her virtues, but mostly for never once having said, "I told you so."
"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."
"How thankful I am, how thankful we all must be, for the women in our lives. God bless them. May His great love distill upon them and crown them with luster and beauty, grace and faith."