Waiting is for me the HARDEST part of anything really.  I don't want to wait for the dishes to wash, or the clothes to dry, or sit in traffic, or wait for a favorite holiday to arrive, or to hear God answer my prayers.  Yes, I know that took a crazy hard turn, but it's the real life moments that bring us into reality. We live in an instantaneous world. Where you don't even have to wait for the commercial to be over, because Netflix doesn't have commercials.  Anyone else grow up folding clothes in front of the tv, and run to put them away during the commercial so you didn't miss anything?  Now you can pause it, rewind it, skip commercials, have it instantly.  Don't get me wrong there are many instant things I enjoy and wouldn't trade.  I don't want to bring my water from a well outside, or hand wash my clothes, or hang them to dry, or wait for the hot water.  I am as spoiled as the rest of us. Which is why, I think, that being patient is so hard. We are …

A fresh Start

Blogging is something that happens constantly in my mind. Is that just me or do all mom's carry a running list of their life in their mind at all times?  But there has been a gap in my blogging life as my kids grew up. It came increasingly more important for me to attend to their every need and leave the internet to survive without the wandering inside my mind.  Now, I feel I am in a new season of life.  My boys are not grown by any stretch, but can at least fix their own drink, find a snack in the drawer, and manage until the sun rises on Saturday morning without me. A new normal. 

Sharing the thoughts in my mind now takes a new purpose. Originally it was to allow friends and family to enjoy the journey of our lives.  Now it is to walk alongside the wives and mothers who just need to know, "I AM NOT ALONE!" There will be moments of truth and #reallife talks. And moments of harsh realizations that sometimes, 'It is my fault, my own doings, that cause my stress'. …

Please excuse us while we grow.

1. Happy 1 month birthday to Henry! There will be pics, sorry not today.
2. I'm going to take this opportunity to tell you about my child. Since this is my blog, I can do that. 

3. Elliot was sitting on the couch with me this morning and asked to hold Henry. So I propped them up and went to make some toast for Elliot and I. Henry started crying and Elliot says, "Mom, Henry needs a bottle. Can you fix him one, so I can feed him?" Absolutely, that is what I am talking about! Big brother knowing needs of the little one and then feeding him! 
4. Elliot's imagination is, well I'm having trouble describing it with a word. Our couch cushions are often on the floor acting as boats that are keeping us from the sharks in the ocean. Almost anything can turn into a fishing pool, including his toy drill attached to his toy paint brush. His bicycle quickly changes from a fire truck to ambulance and then tractor. (all of which are required to wear helmets while they work!) 
5. If y…

2 weeks, 2 boys, Double the fun

What a difference 2 weeks can make!

Elliot (age 2 and 1/2) and Henry (age-1 day) Boys are busy wearing their #Gameday shirts, while Bulldogs are busy becoming #1!

Elliot and Henry (2 weeks old) Elliot is busy holding Henry while Henry is busy holding up his head.

Elliot is busy riding his "firetruck"(engine blaring) while Henry is busy adapting to new sounds.

Daddy is busy spoiling his boys! Look at the similarities in these pics! 
Daddy and Henry                                          Daddy and Elliot

Elliot is busy being a Super Hero of a Big Brother, while Mom is catching up on her sleep!

Baby McMillen

Henry Hamilton McMillen will be joining us soon!

I am currently 35 weeks and counting with a due date of October 10.  I hope you enjoyed playing our game.  It was fun making up the riddles, but then again I'm a little bit of a nerd!   I have a cute video of Elliot announcing baby Henry's name, but I am not finding an easy way of posting that anywhere!  I will work on that again, but my brain is continuing to sink into mommy pregnancy brain.

I got the baby's carseat out the other day and Elliot wanted to sit in it.  He certainly looked like a big boy sitting in that car seat.  Then when I moved the straps down to where the baby will need it . . . there are no words to remind you of how small a newborn will be!

Justin and Elliot watched a video of Elliot eating apple sauce for the first time at about 4 months old.  He is whining through most of the video.  This was Justin's remembering wake- up call of how babies communicate!  We are as ready as we know how to be.  Bags…

Do you have a guess?

Thank you for playing along with our game I'm sure you're all ready to guess baby's name As of today the riddles are complete So send in your guesses through comments or tweets

Clue #5

This letter is important to You Not for me or I And You might ask me Why? This letter is important to You