Tuesday, May 20, 2008

THIS... is Nathan.

I caught this picture on my camera phone today at the grocery. It captures Nathan perfectly - always smiling (most of the time), showing those dimples (wonder where he got those?) and teasing me in some way or another. I treasure moments like these when I'm pulling my hair out at 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning when Kyle is at work, or when he's fighting bedtime. MOST of the time, he's just like this :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

This and That....

Been meaning to update the blog for awhile now. Not too much to report… still waiting on an answer from God as to our next move. Stay here? Move home? Find something else? Patience is hard. Keep praying for us if you can. I’ve been heading to church every morning seeking guidance. Still waiting on that.

Here are Natey’s new school pictures! Apparently schools do a Fall and Spring picture session. So much for the days of getting your picture taken in Fall, and they hand out the little combs. If you screwed it up, you had to wait for Retakes. If you screwed up your Retakes, that image was captured in the yearbook for all eternity. Thought these turned out cute though.

I was telling Amy about the random people I encounter on my way to/from work every day. This guy plays the sax outside the train station. Here he is.

For awhile I thought he might be down on his luck, looking for a few donations to fill his sax case. After observation, I saw he wore a name badge with his employer on it. So he has a job somewhere. I wonder if he’s like, “Boss, I gotta take off early today, gotta be at Union Station by 4:30 for the evening commuters… I’ve been practicing a lot lately…” He did well at Christmastime with holiday tunes. Once I was walking buy and he was playing “Tequila.” You know, the song from P.W. Herman. Once he got to the part where it was like “dada dada dad a da…..” the whole crowd went “TEQUILA!”

The other day I encountered this dude.

He was singing “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Not sure if he’s a little left of center or just felt like singing the Lord’s praise right there outside of Union Station. I saw him this morning too, hollering “God Bless America.” I took his picture. He actually posed. Every time I see him, I say, “Amen, brother.” Not sure why, but this feels like the appropriate thing to say, I guess.

That’s all that’s going on in my life. There’s more, but don’t feel like expanding on it. Just keep the Bartletts in your prayers and ask for direction. We need it.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Had to post this before I forgot.

I was just trying to take Nathan's picture and he looked like he was picking his nose. I said, "Nathan get your finger out of your nose."

He goes, "I'm not putting it in the hole, I'm just scratching it."

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I'm gone for four days and...

I found this in the refrigerator...

Apparently Kyle made kool aid while we were gone and couldn't find the lid.

Pray for me....

Had to post this...

In my three short years of motherhood, there have been times where I've wanted to pull my hair out and crack a beer prior to 9 a.m., and there are times when just looking at Nathan can make my heart melt. Motherhood has been my life's greatest blessing.

On Thursdays Nathan stays home with Kyle and they have their "guy" time. They wear jammies all day (sometimes) and watch movies, play outside, listen to their favorite songs on the computer and take naps. So one day a week I avoid the morning rush of getting both Nathan and myself out the door and just have to worry about me.

This morning Nathan was laying with Kyle and watching TV as I got ready to leave. I gave him a hug and kiss and said, "I love you."

He goes, "I love you too. Momma, I love you EVERY DAY."

I guess that was his way of saying, "I love you so much."

Nathaniel, fall 2005 - 10 months old