Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I'm Not a Quitter

I read somewhere that the average blogger lasts six months.

Well, I am not your average blogger because I have lasted longer than that and I don't plan on quitting. Mostly because this is the main place that I catalogue the stuff that happens at home. The milestones, the words, the steps, the fights and all the stuff in between.

My mom kept a nice baby book for me. As much as I've tried to do that I have failed. I don't even have one for Gianna. All I have is this blog.

We are winding down from the summer weather that is strongly disliked. I always feel like, "If I can just make it to Septmeber..." And here I am. Way to go! The evenings are getting to be pleasant and the mornings are a little crisp. A little.

I read a few that are talking about the end of their nice weather. I'm always a bit elated right now because I could go on and on about how nice our weather is becoming. And with it the quality of life.

I'm always trying to figure out how to thrive in the summer when two small children are involved. How do we burn energy and have fun without too much travel and driving around? When I was a kid here in Arizona, I ususally have ready access to a pool. So far we have generous friends who allow us to use their pools and that is nice, but I still want one in my own backyard.

Someday? Perhaps. Right now Jamie is in school and we won't be getting a pool anytime soon. Right now it's a big enough deal to make good choices at the grocery store and proper use of any smidgen of free time that I may have.

All that said, we'll be having another small child in May--Lord willing. In the midst of lean times we've been blessed with another Hanson. A post-cancer Hanson. And we're excited.


raya said...

Faith told me this news over the weekend. Can you blame her? I'm very excited for you and the family. Coming in November - let's hang out!

jmgb said...

a post-cancer hanson...celebration indeed:)

Anonymous said...

This is the most beautiful news!!!

I will spread the word to all the Millers! (They are all begging for a new little sibling, so they will be very jealous!!)

God bless you all!

Katherine Murrow Wakefield said...


Laura said...

God has really blessed your family. I love reading your blog! You'll catch up on your sleepless nights later on in life:)
:) Laura C.

Whiskey said...

Wow! Congratulations, that's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Wheeee I am so happy for me!
More little ones of you and Jamie
for me to love!

Lucinda said...

that anonymous up there is from me.