Monday, January 25, 2010

pardon the mush

{Joy;the emotion of great delight and
happiness caused by something exceptionally good.}
i am blessed. my heart is full and i have to share. i'm not sure why i am so blessed but whatever the reason may be i am grateful. today is just one of those days when i find myself overwhelmingly happy. just completely happy. hearing steele jabbering as he wakes from his nap, i realize my chore list isn't complete but i know opening his door and seeing his adorable smiling face will wash all my cares away.


as brett lay steele down to sleep the other night, he came from his room and said

"i love him so much
my heart can't handle it."

i can't think of a better way to explain the love we have for steele. literally sometimes i feel as if my heart aches because of the love i have for my boys. i have heard so many heart wrenching tragedies lately of mothers loosing their sons. perhaps this is where my gratitude is coming from. regardless, i want to soak up this precious time with my family and i know the only way to really do this is by being happy.

13 comments:

kels&murr said...

i love that feeling! darling post!

Stephen & Ileana said...

Your such a great mom and wife! Steele is SO adorable!

Nic & Trudi said...

I totally know how you feel. It seriously is amazing how much you can love someone. We totally need to have a play date. I'm only working Tuesday's and Thursday's now. YAY!!!

Regan and Michelle said...

Steele is such a handsome little guy. you guys look great and i hope all is well!!!

THE STRONGS said...

ALL I CAN SAY IS HE IS ADORABLE AND YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL..I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. I THINK SO MANY TIMES TO MYSELF THAT I NEED TO GET A MOUTH GARD BECAUSE EVERYTIME I HOLD HIM OR SEE HIM I CLENCH MY TEETH SO HARD CAUSE HES SO CUTE I CANT STAND IT. KIDS ARE THE BEST!

grant + brittany said...

the let's play ball pic is so cute. love the diaper, blazer and tie. this post made me want a baby. i loved your thoughts and feelings. really. you are such a great mom.

Carrie said...

Em I need some copies of the sledding pics. They are so cute. I love how you touched up the most recent ones and rounded them.

The Coombs Family said...

It has been so fun to hear about you and your family and see your picts. Your little boy is ADORABLE! We miss beening near family so I enjoy getting to keep in contact, even if it is through a blog! Please tell your whole family "hi" from us! We'd love to get together this summer!

The Coombs Family said...

It has been so fun to hear about you and your family and see your picts. Your little boy is ADORABLE! We miss beening near family so I enjoy getting to keep in contact, even if it is through a blog! Please tell your whole family "hi" from us! We'd love to get together this summer!

The Redford Family said...

That was a fun comment you left..I totally miss your family. Next time I am in town...we will have to get together! I loved our Lake Powell Days!!!! Tell Everyone Hi!!!!

Truly and Shane said...

Oh no no, no need to pardon this- we like mush! He's getting cuter and cuter that boy! I feel like maybe you read about natalies baby on my blog?

jenna said...

header looks awesome!

could not agree more. it's like love you can't comprehend or explain.

the hopkins said...

Emily, yes I know exactly how you feel and I love this post! Cohen makes my heart hurt too cause I love him so much, being a mom really is the best. Steele just keeps getting cuter and cuter!!!
Oh and I was going to tell you, Cohen started nursing again and lately we've been having some problems with biting too! Ahhh! NOT a fan of the biting. Is it going better for you now?