Friday, January 27, 2012

not just another friend

i've needed a friend lately,
and just at the exact same time i needed it
i got an email from a friend saying how much she appreciates my friendship.
and then the next day 2 of my other closest friends met me for lunch
and we talked & listened for at least 2 hours.
it was the kind of 2 hours that felt like 2 minutes,
and the conversation was the kind that could've gone on for 2 more hours.
then a short time later my sister showed up at my house and stayed for her usual chat.
by the end of all this i have been happily reminded how important the friendships i have are to me,
and a reminder to do my part to be that kind of friend.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

larger than life

our little maggie is something else.
she has a personality that is truly larger than life.
the world is just like a playground for her,
and she's happy playing on every square inch of it.
i recently started a mom & tots dance class with her.
saying she loves it would be an understatement.
all you have to do is say the word 'dance',
and she is breaking it down.
she has confidence that i dream of
and the kind of ownership of her life that i hope will last forever.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

where dreams come true

if i must admit,
i have been worried that sam & will would never like each other.
since will's birth there has been so much competition between them
and not exactly what i would have called brotherly love.
i have struggled with this
and many times have felt that sibling friendship would never come for these two.
however, they have recently turned over a new leaf in their relationship.
they are actually playing TOGETHER,
and more importantly dreaming together.
a few weeks ago they shared with me their plan to buy a house together.
they plan on living right next door to pete & me.
they will have their own rules though,
which includes eating as many snacks as they want.
they made it clear that pete & i can come over whenever we want,
we don't even have to ask first.
we were recently picking up some paint at home depot.
they were busy in the disney paint section.
they brought me bright paint samples and informed me these were the colors they were going to be painting in their house together.
i was more than DE-LIGHTED!
it reminded me of being a pre-teen,
riding around an upscale oklahoma city neighborhood
and planning with my sisters about buying a mansion together and living in separate wings with our families after we were married.
we are still planning a "walker homestead" where we all live on the same plot of land,
just in separate houses.
we plan these dreams because we care about each other so much that we don't ever want to have to live without each other.
i hope that by sam & will planning their own house together
they are secretly saying they love each other so much, too, that they never want to be apart.

Monday, January 23, 2012

through my child's lens

maggie's lens

Sunday, January 22, 2012

fast forward

i'll just pretend that i've recorded something about the past month,
but since i haven't really,
then i will just fast forward to now.
we are always busy over here,
always dreaming up something.
one of the most delightful things going on around here are sam & will's dance performances.
they are constantly busting a move and rounding up an audience to watch.
on this particular night....
they turned off all the lights,
fired up some music,
and requested pete shake a flashlight at them for a strobe light effect.
they took an intermission to prepare for their final performance.
20 minutes later they unlocked themselves from the bathroom,
fully shaven,
arms & legs scrubbed with soap,
brushed teeth,
and totally doused in cologne.
let's just say that finale was something to remember.
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