Saturday, April 25, 2009

Home Alone

Well, not exactly alone. I'm home with five ragamuffins but no wife. One can feel rather alone under those circumstances. Christi left last night and will be home tomorrow morning. Her mom is in charge of a spiritual/motivational conference for women in their area, and Christi was asked to give a 50-minute presentation. So I don't envy her the task of preparing for or giving the presentation. But now the conference is over, and Christi is relaxing at her parents home with no kids to take care of. I am a bit envious of that.

The morning started out with a bang. Elli went to the bathroom in the bathtub. (Sidenote: I am so proud of Jessica right now! She is sitting in my lap as I type this. She commented on how quickly I was typing. Then, just after I typed Elli's name, she said, "Why are you putting Elli up there?" WOW! I can't believe she was able to recognize Elli's name so quickly and so well. Cool:) Anyway, I discovered Elli's treat for me when I asked Jesi to look in on Elli in the tub. Jesi called out to me: "Daddy, the water is all brown!" Ah, the joys of parenthood. Everything has been cleaned up now, and the kids are doing pretty well.

For part of Christi's presentation, she put together a slide show of pictures about Elli. Here it is:

Have a great weekend!



  1. That's a great video! I wanted to also tell you that I found a ladybug on our apartment door today. I hope this means something good is happening with ChuChu

  2. Way to go Dad - or should I say Mr. Mom? :) Somehow I think you are coping very well brother - very well indeed!

    hugs - aus and co.

  3. Wow! Great slide show. She has come so far. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. I wish I could have seen the presentation. Christi has always been a special part of my life. ALWAYS an amazing example! Thanks for sharing your video. Sounds like Dad had a great time;) Good job.

    Luv ya - Melanie

  5. I had the opportunity to be there at the conference, and let me tell you just how AMAZING it was. How amazing your family is! How amazing your wife is. I felt the spirit so strongly during her presentation. I wanna thank her for her testimony and her willingness to share with all of us. Thanks to Jeremy too for being Mr Mom so this experience could happen for all of us!

    p.s. Your boys are so handsome and your girls, ah, are just perfect! ( this is Sammi, Leslie's sister in law btw)

  6. Love the video. I too wish I could have seen your presentation. I bet it was fabulous!

  7. Wow, the slideshow was so touching. I'm sure the whole group was in tears! I love you guys! Thanks for inspiring me today! H
    p.s. Jeremy...nobody does superdad like you do! Thanks for supporting my friend!

  8. July 8,2009
    Rats! My computer needs a download to see the video. And I am a bit computer illiterate. But Jer,I am so impressed with your fathering. Ahhh, I remember many a tub of brown water! :)(Should I call it a little taste of your own medicine?)
    Keep up the good work, Daddy!
    Grandma Rose

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