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Wife to Joshua|Momma to Lydia & Betsy|Follower of Jesus|Eater of donuts|Sometimes I update the blog with VERY interesting information. Keep up here:

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I think she is yelling “ball” in this picture. Her attitude lately, though, has me wondering if she is yelling “I will do what I want!”
Lydia: Mom, you are my best friend forever. No matter what. 
Me: Can you remember that when you are 16 and think I’m not so great?
Lydia: No, that’s too far away.
Adios 2017. Hola 2018. 
We are as ready as we can be for a new year.
Tomorrow is my favorite day. CHRISTMAS. It’s like my Super Bowl (unless the Cowboys are in the Super Bowl- then the Super Bowl is The Super Bowl. If you know what I mean..)
Here’s where things get tricky for me, though. I love this time of year. LOVE IT SO DANG MUCH. But, my mind starts getting panicky about it being over. I’m sorry, but what is good about New Year’s? Change? Diets? Resolutions? Pre Tax Season?? Just no. 
Tomorrow we celebrate Jesus’s Birthday. And I am pretty sure He would want us to celebrate with chocolate pie.
Recently I was shopping around online looking for some new tops I can wear to work, and I just had to SHUT IT DOWN AND WALK AWAY. I am so tired of seeing people’s shoulders cut out through their shirts. We did this trend, America, now let’s MOVE ONWARD. (Do not even get me started on the velvet that is creeping its way back into stores. It could be because I live in Texas where it is only chilly 3 days out of the year, but you tell me when and where I could wear a velvet crop top with the shoulders cut out and I might consider buying it.)
Ladies, just no. Also, we can see your bra. The ONLY woman that can pull off “the bra strap poking out” look is Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Do better, women of America.
When it snows in Texas, you pause life and throw a snowball.
When it’s Fall and you are the second born.
This was the first year Lydia was old enough for me to tell her about my favorite Christmas ornament we have on our tree. I got to tell her all about the memories that were made with you. Swimming in the lake, boat rides, listening to the History channel AT FULL VOLUME, bread with every meal, shooting at squirrels with the BB Gun, believing that there really were alligators living underneath your boat dock, and catching you cheating at card games. We love you and miss you.
Merry Happy Thanksmas from our family to yours.
Posted on the Blog today. (I know it’s been forever. Calm down all 12 of you.) New Blog Post, Dear Lydia, link in profile.
I guess we know who the fun parent is. @joshuawhelms
When we moved into this home, Lydia and I planted a garden. I had no idea,at the time, how much our family would enjoy it. We have all taken turns picking weeds, and watering. We have all stood around the gardens edge in amazement at how the potato vines are growing. Or that we have some new cucumber flowers blossoming. 
Well- today we got our first little pepper. It wasn’t quite ready to come off but an eager someone could not wait any longer. 
Every year I have good intentions to do a family Bible study, or make sure we do allll the days in Advent. But, this year I am counting our small garden as a success in family growth. Everyone has pitched in. This little, tiny, preemie pepper has brought my family closer this year.