Saturday, January 03, 2009

I haven't posted in a while and I have so much to bloggy blog about. First things first: Charla, Peter and Dries came to town for Christmas! Charla's family is so beautiful. Her little boy Dries is a dream and loves to cuddle. He's a friendly little chap and Soren loved being followed around by him. It made me happy to see them playing together because Dahlia will be crawling around in no time and now I know that Soren will play with her as well.

Unfortunately, we all got sick for the holidays. Jason started it out with bronchitis and then Soren got a cough and a fever for a few days. I held out until after Christmas and then came down with the flu and it was a bad one. These past two weeks were such a rough time for our family as we all tried to get rest but never really felt like we were getting enough. Luckily, Dahlia didn't get sick and stayed happy and healthy. We are all on the mend and I'm so grateful for health! Oh how I love to be healthy.

Here's my little dancing darling. (Matisse, if you see this, don't you just love that arm?)

I asked soren to put his shoes on so he could come with me to take out the trash and he took me literally and only put his shoes on. Then he started break dancing and it was pretty awesome.

This next photos are of Atlas with Dahlia. They are the oldest and youngest of the Ausman family grandchildren. Atlas is so handsome and he's such a good boy--so helpful and kind with all the kids.

And. . .drum roll please. . . Soren went to primary for the first time today! It hit me last week and I started to cry. Soren saw that I was crying and asked "sometimes moms cry when they're happy?" He's starting to understand his mum.

PS. I just finished Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and it was wonderful. It's going on my favorite books list and I was sad it ended. Since there is no way to read these days I listened to it as an audiobook. Friends and fellow countrywomen, it is an awesome book. It made me cry and learn and love. There were many themes and places introduced and then revisited with a fresh and enlightened clarity that I loved. It moved me and made appreciate our interconnectedness. Read it!! If you have already-- did you love it too?


Stephanie said...

I am so happy you have a new post. Soren cracks me up. What cute kids. I am glad that you are all on the mend.
Happy New Year, I wish you all the sleep you need.

Bridget said...

Dahlia is so cute. I love how round she is getting! I need to find the picture of A and Char standing side back to back. xo

charles said...

We miss you!--Dries misses Soren (and I miss the precious tiny baby Dahlia)!

I'm glad you are all better.

Carol said...

i hate it when the plague hits the household! grateful that baby was well. Hope you are all feeling much better.

we definitely need more pictures of that cute little girl. since we don't get to hold her we need LOTS of pictures!

on another note...i would love to see your little home that you live in. why not post a few picts???

Miranda and JD said...

I am totally digging the break dancing and loving the adorable little dancing girl. She is beautiful, Cammie. Congrats!

Meaghan said...

Soren is awesome!

Dahlia is adorable.

Your nephews are too cute.

I hope things are going well for you. I wish we still lived in the same town! (Scotland preferably)

jaredandmatisse said...

I am wishing you and your family New Year Happies!!! Dahlia is a dancer. She is already practicing her Port de Bras. She is so lovely, yes I love her.

emily said...

great post... LOVE the photos! Your on is a hoot! and YAY for Dahlia not getting sick... Sorry the rest of you did! :(

thechoulespauls said...

your kids are darling!

i can't believe all you girls are in europe. how fun. looks like all is well and it looks like you have a ballet/ modern dancer in the making- i'm not surprised