Thursday, April 30, 2009

My lil bean is all tuckered out. If there was anyway I could get to my camera right now without her waking up, I would, but I can't.
I fed her and put her down at around 9:00 last night, she had taken a small cat nap for about 30 minutes before, but she was out for the night around 9. I woke up this morning hurting because I so full, that hasn't happened in a really long time. I fed her at 6:30 and she fell back to sleep until 8, then she went back to sleep at 9:40 until 11:45, then she just feel back asleep at 1:00, on my lap. She needs her rest though. Yesterday she wouldn't nap for me. I'm just not sure why. I assume it has to do with the fact that I have a house full and she doesn't want to miss anything, but a baby her age needs lots of sleep.
Also, I'm trying to cut back on the caffience consumption. I'm wondering if it's too much for her?!?
But I'll take a sleeping baby on my lap, she's just so sweet.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

10 on Tuesday

1. Macy Grace has been crying again at night....humph. Last week I thought we confidently broke that cycle. She's only crying out of habit. She wakes up and has trouble soothing herself back to sleep so she cries for me to come and feed her to which she falls asleep in less than 2 minutes. But still, she doesn't need the middle of the night feeding. Well, last night and the night before she's been crying. But it's not a full out crying, just a whimpering trying to go back to sleep. Oh my poor baby girl!
2. She's getting bigger and bigger and talking more and more. And she laughs so cute!
3. So, I zumbaed last night. What's zumba you ask? I'm glad you did. Well, you can read about here, here, and here
Now, that I have your attention, you can watch it here:

I didn't exactly rock the floor, but I had a good time and it got me moving =) And I'm not near as sore as I thought I would be!

4. I've done a ridiculous amount of laundry in the last two days...the sad thing is I still had clothes in my closet. I ashamedly have too many clothes.
5. I really can't believe it's almost May. MAY! It's unbelievable.
6. I have a few projects in mind for our house. I would like them finished before my grandparents come in only 3 weeks!
7. I'm the leader of our Mother's Day Banquet at church in less than two weeks, and I'm really starting to freak out. I have so much to do for it.
8. I bought a few items from etsy yesterday. Hopefully they will be here this week, and I'll take some pics of them.
9. In relation to number 8, I'm cloth diapering Macy Grace. I'm just getting started. I have alot of prefold and a few covers. So, I'm starting with those. I also ordered some AIO's (all in ones) which are exactly like disposables but washable. People look at me like I have 3 heads when I tell them, but it's cheaper, better for our environment, and healthier for lil love.
10. My allergies are kickin my booty. I'm so drugged up three-fourths of the day it's ridiculous. Oh, the joys.

Well, girls, have a blessed day, I'm off to change the world, one diaper at a time =)

Monday, April 27, 2009

weekend recap

What a weekend! We actually were really busy all weekend!
Friday after all the kiddos had left, I went to church for the last night of our mission conference. A friend of mine is here presenting a boys ranch he is opening in Washington for trouble boys. After the service we headed to Walmart to pick up a few things then it was home for us. We had late nights every night this week and I was exhausted! Saturday Macy Grace and I slept in and Isaac came over for a few hours to play. We went to the park for a day the LEAD sponsored with a bunch of friends and Macy Grace did really well all day. I had about a 2 hour break then headed out for 3 hours worth of photo shooting Saturday evening. It went really well here are a few pics I got.

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On Sunday we had a special day at church as we commission a couple from our church to go to Arizona to start a church. I will miss them so much, they are really good friends of ours. We also took a small group of kiddos from our sunday school class out for pizza, they had a great time.

Now it's Monday and back to the grind. Have a great day!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

well baby follow up

Macy Grace had a follow up visit to the dr today and her 4 month well baby visit (even though she's 5.5 months old). We tried for the well baby shots two weeks ago but because of her wheezing and allergies concern they wanted to wait it out. She has taken prevacid for the last 2 weeks and we have definitely seen an improvement so they are pretty sure this will take care of the acid reflux. Today the dr said she sounded much better so we can step down to one inhaler twice a day and continue with the prevacid for at least 30 more days. I'll probably stick with it for 60 until her next well baby.

Because of our schedules, it actually worked out better for Jeremy to take her this time and he did great. He was nervous he wouldn't really know the information the dr would need, so I wrote it out for him and the ARNP texted me to tell me everything went great and Jeremy did fine =) Isn't that funny? She knew he was nervous especially because they gave her 3 shots and he was trying to comfort her afterwards, and quite bluntly the best comfort is me and my milkers. But they did great. I called to check on them and heard her screaming I almost cried myself, but J said she had JUST received her shot right when I called and she was fine once he got her and bundled her up to come home! I met them in the driveway and opened her door and she gave me a big smile when I picked her up and she let me hug and kiss on her =) I don't think she is too upset at me.

I have made an effort to snuggle extra more because her leggies hurt :( She just wants to sit on my lap and chew on her paci, yup, not suck, chew.

Oh, and I don't remember if I mentioned this before, but at 5 months she weighs 15 lbs and is 24 1/2 inches long!

God knows my limits

On Tuesday morning I was so tired. To say that I was exhausted was an understatement. I think it was a late Sunday night that got me. But God sought to give me a break and allow my normal 5:30am drop-offs to come at 7:40am. 7:40am people. As opposed to 5:30am, that is like a whole other day...hahahaha. I'm just not a morning person. The best part, it happened for 2 days in a row. Ah. The bliss - sleeping in until 7:15. But truly, God knew I was going to have a BUSY day on Tuesday and I believe He was watching out for my sanity, hehe. In all seriousness, I really enjoy my daycare and it has just worked out very well for me so far. These past two days have just been going so good, it's now onto Friday (TGIF!), here's to a good one =)

PS: The tiredness has subsided.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

why college made be better

In my previous post, I highlighted my fabulous friends and what they mean to me. Several of my friends are from my college years. And it was sad to think they are my friends for life and yet 2,000 miles separates us. So, I started thinking about college and my college experience. I understand that not everyone goes to college, while I am a HUGE college advocate, my own husband has never attended a class. And to each their own.

However, for me, college was the best experience of my life. Aside from the freedom one enjoys in being on their own for the first time and everything that goes with that, college taught me about life. They say you change the most between the years of 18 and 25; you make the most important life decisions in those years. And it was in the few short years of college that I started to become the person I am today, a better person than before.

College taught me to embrace life. You live once. Let it go - the stress, the worry, the frustrations. Live day by day, for it's a gift, that's why we call it the present.

College taught me to value friendships. For it was in those years my true friends shined through. I made friends. And I lost friends. Value the friendships worth fighting for.

College taught me to let go of my expectations. For my expectations should be from God. This single one lesson as improved my life more than I would have though possible. Most of the time when we get upset and disappointed, we find ourself saying, "I just didn't expect this" or "I expected them to know better" or " I just expected you to know" etc and I learned if I just wouldn't ever expect anything of anybody (but God) I would be a better person - and I am. Everytime I'm disappointed or frustrated and I start mumbling that word "expected" I put myself into check and ask, was it right? Should I really have expected that? Because the Bible tells me my expectation should be from God. This single truth has changed me.

College taught me to give 'em a pass. Not everyone is like me. And that's okay. Before I become so quick to judge and throw stones take a step back and give 'em a pass. When someone is really rude to me and treats me in a way that I just shouldn't be treated (why? Did I have an expectation from them?) take a minute and analyze. Don't fire back, just give 'em a pass. We have no idea what they are facing. We have no idea what is going on in their life. We have no idea what they have been through. Just give 'em a pass.

College taught me I am a nobody. If I would remember that then I can't get hurt because you can't hurt a nobody. We get hurt when we think we are somebody. When our pride puffs us up and reminds us that we are somebody and nobody should treat us like that, we are wrong. We are a nobody. Try it, it works.

College made me better because I lived with strangers and survived, lol, for those friends who know of my college living experiences, trust me to say that I survived is no understatement. But it made me better because I learned to put aside differences and strive for unity.

I am a better person because I learned outward appearance only goes so skin deep. A person is who they are based on what's inside, despite their outward show.

I learned it doesn't matter where you are from, what you have been through, what you look like, or what language you speak, we all have a common factor and that is we all want to be loved.

I am a better person because I learned it's okay to be different. And it's okay to love someone different than you. Learn about them and love them.

I learned all of these things through life experiences and that experience for me was at college. It was the uprooting of my present life, stripping me of my past and familiarities, launching me into unchartered territory that forced me to meet new people. It challenged me to expand my perspective and explore a side of me that had been untapped it's entire life. It truly changed my life. It made me a better person.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

10 on Tuesday

1. How in the world can I be so tired? All.the.time. All.the.time. I haven't been this tired since I was pg...and I'm not so....I just don't know what to do.
2. I'm tired. Not as tired as I was last night, but tired.
3. It must be the breastfeeding. Must be.
4. Kari, I need you to email me, I know, isn't this a lazy way of getting your attention...maybe I'll email you, if not, I need you to email me!? K?
5. ***Tori*** If you are still reading (bless your heart!), I got your comment, and we are in the same part of the country :) I live like 2.5 hours from you, in Kansas though. I'm glad you are here, or have been ;)
6. Macy Grace is a rolly polly (not to be confused with Polly, like Polly Pockets, hehehe, I crack myself up...)
7. I bought her a swimsuit. She's gonna be cute sittin in her pool!
8. I'm looking at a cruise! We found a STELLAR deal on one for October through Carnival, but now I'm thinking of trying Royal Carribean. I've never cruised that line before and that particular ship I'm checkin out has a Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Parlor, must I say more? Any recs?
9. I can't believe I'm getting this done, on a Tuesday no less =) It's nap time, except the napper, Macy Grace isn't napping, she's rolling, everywhere!
10. My grandparents, the one's I love with all my being are coming to see me. They say they are coming for Sid's graduation, but, let's be truthful, they are coming to see Macy Grace :) I'm SO excited!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Macy has something to say

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7 Friends Every Woman Needs

I found this article last night on MSN I didn't have time to read it, but because of the catchy headline I saved it for today. After reading it, I decided that it made excellent blogging material.

"7 Friends Every Woman Needs"

The truth is that I have some pretty awesome, rockin' friends, I do. And to be honest I have a few friends that fit every category. For example. Alicia. We met in college, and we have never been the same. She's not so much a kooky friend, but she was definitely a 'new friend', without a doubt the 'couple friend', even a '9 to 5' friend a few times, she's a friend 'who shows up' and 'who's been there', but most importantly she's the 'friend you'll keep for life'. I several like this. But I thought it would be fun to actually label each one. So, here I go.

1. The kooky friend - probably the most difficult. I don't have many kooky friends, odd and crazy maybe, but not kooky. Except Charity. She's kooky.

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown

2. The new friend - Carla. We shared our pregnancies, her lil girl was born 7 weeks before Macy Grace.
Friends are the most important part of your life. Treasure the tears, treasure the laughter, but most importantly, treasure the memories. ~Dave Brenner

3. The friend you'll keep for life - Breanna. We laugh about the craziest things, things only a handful of us understand, but she's a keeper.
Sometimes in life, you find a special friend. Someone who changes your life just by being a part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop. Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This is forever friendship. When you're down and the world seems dark and empty, your forever friend lifts you up in spirit and makes that dark and empty world suddenly seem bright and full. Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times and the confused times. If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows. If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on. Your forever friend holds your hand and tells you that everything is going to be okay. And if you find such a friend, you feel happy and complete because you need not worry. You have a forever friend, and forever has no end. ~Unknown

4. The couple friends - Alicia. She actually fits all of them, Katy too, and Breanna, but my ONE couple friend was Alicia =)
We look at each other wondering what the other is thinking but we never say a thing. ~Ants Marching

5. The 9 to 5 friend - Kim. She was my breath of fresh air.
There isn't much that I can do, but I can share an hour with you, and I can share a joke with on our way we go. ~Maude V. Preston

6. The friend who shows up - Katy. Without a doubt.
It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. ~Marlene Dietrich

7. The friend who's been there - Julie. She taught me about life.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. ~Author Unknown

weekend recap

Friday afternoon I was so ready and excited for an 'early evening' and the chance to wake up Saturday morning without an alarm clock like the good 'ole days! I knew my last pickup was shortly after 5 and my weekend would begin. Jeremy stopped by for a few minutes and on his way out he said, "El Amigo Chavez - 8:15 sharp", I was giddy. Ah, after a long day, I was being treated OUT, YES!!! I fed Macy some squash and milk and was hoping she would sleep through our dinner as she normally does. It had been raining all evening so without doing myself up (as there is ZERO point in the wind and rain), J came to get us and off for the Friday special at a yummy mexican restaurant. I dash in the hostess informs me they are closing early because they ran out of food. How does that happen? Okay, whatever. Plan B, La Hacienda, mexican choice #2. Three bowls of chips and salsa later, the yummest chimichanga plate, and cinnamon/sugar sopapillas we were heading home for an early retirement for me and work for J. I enjoyed the divine pleasure of sleeping in 'til 7:30 and lounging 'til 8 when we decided a day trip the close small bigger G City, I was excited! It would be rushed, but good to get away for a day. We hit Home Depot for fence pickets, Sears and Target for Macy Grace, and Sams. We drove home, arranged daycare (my parents) for itty bitty and we were off to the church for our adult Sunday School class party. I was the coordinator and we ate snack foods and dessert and played a murder mystery. It seemed to go well. It was a late evening Saturday as Macy Grace cried alot for my parents after she ate her squash. So it took a while for me to calm her down and get her to bed. Sunday we had church and I got about a 1 hour nap in the afternoon. The thing about kiddos - no Sunday afternoon nap. And I miss it! Last night was a late one as we picked up the house and cleaned it really good in preparation for a busy week with wild and crazy kiddos. The weekend was fast, too fast, but good, now it's back to the grind!

Friday, April 17, 2009


Last night I had a fabulous evening with some great friends at my beloved store Maurices. It does just happened to be a favorite place of mine. The clothes are nice, but not too over the top expensive and they are comfy. In celebration for my big 25, my friend Erin volunteered to work and throw a Splurge party for me! I was so excited. So, I invited a bunch of friends to come shop with me. We had cake, prizes, meat and cheese, ice cream bites, creme puffs, and sparkling punch. In favor of them coming they recieved 15% of ANYTHING they wanted to purchase.
Shopping is just much more fun with your girlfriends! And I had quite a few come out for the occasion =) As the hostess of the party, I received 30% off my purchase, so I even came home with a some nice things. What I really needed and wanted was some new jeans, but I resisted as I'm trying to loose some more weight and don't want to buy the jeans now and not fit in a month, because, you know, they won't! Hahaha...
Here are a few pics of me and my friends, now you must know, it rained ALL day yesterday and night so, we look somewhat ragged. And it was at the end of the day, and I just told the girls to come as they were, no need to get all frilled up. A few of them had just come from the gym, so that is why we look a tad frumpy!

I'll try to post later with me wearing the cute clothes I purchased!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I haven't posted pics of itty bitty in while aside from the easter ones! Here are a few

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This is a little green, but I love how big she's smiling in it!

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This obviously isn't Macy Grace, but I babysit him, isn't he a cutie!?

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I should be back in full blogging style soon and hopefully if tonight goes as planned i'll even have some pictures

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I have several posts just stirring around me that I would like to organize and get posted but the truth is, it's just plain crazy. I was planning a weekend recap (which I started!), a 10 on Tuesday, a BIRTHDAY recap, and none are complete.

Yup, I said it, BIRTHDAY recap. I had a birthday yesterday. The big 25 and the truth is I was really looking forward to it and it passed and it sucked. I have tears in my eyes just typing that. I opened two birthday cards today that I received yesterday and they said we love you, have a great birthday, you deserve it. And I would like to think that they are right, that I deserve it, but it didn't happen. For several reasons. Maybe I'll get to it later. I wanted a good day, a good celebration, and it just didn't happen. Bummer. Maybe next year...

So today is the first day that my new job has actually sucked just flat out sucked.

So is this the new posting method that will prevent me from getting behind? Maybe so my friends maybe so :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

weekend recap

My weekend was busy and very fun. It started on Friday when I decided that my lil daycare girl JD and I needed to dye easter eggs, which turned out to be a fine success. We played hide and hunt the easter eggs about 32 times =) Friday evening we had a leadership meeting planned out our friends the Linders house and that went very well. Macy Grace is just a really good baby. It makes me feel good about being able to take her out and about because she really doesn't cry that much.

Saturday I cleaned house, had a hair appointment and tried to take some pictures of Macy Grace in her easter dress. It didn't turn out so well. Here is proof.

I like it mom, it tastes delicious!

Mmmmm...this is SO good!!!

Oh my, there's another layer?!?

Well, there ya go. She's a wiggly one!

On Saturday we had a bbq planned for/with our very good friends Alfred and Shirley as they will be leaving in a month to go on deputation to start a church. We will miss them SO much, I can't even talk about it without crying. As you would have it, it rained and rained and poured all day, so logically, a bbq is ruined. Welp, not us. Nope. Don't question our grilling abilities. Okay, not my grilling abilities but the men's. They improvised and grilled under an awning and instead of eating outside we just moved it to the family life center at the church. Worked perfectly. Mmmm, grilled burgers are about 110% better than fried. They MUST be grilled. It was bittersweet. It was wonderful to spend some time together but sad knowing it was the last time for quite awhile. I took ONE pic, yup, one, and I refuse to post it. I (and the charming ladies in it) would not appreciate public scrunity, it's not pretty - after a crazy day and running the rain, it just isn't blog worthy!!

Of course Sunday was special as we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am SO blessed to know Him and know that He lives! We had dinner at my
grandma Carols and it was so stinkin delicious. What would a blog post about Easter be without the food, ha!?! We ate ham, and twice baked potatoes (I seriously LOVE those!), sweet potatoes, green bean roll-ups (my fav!!) dinner rolls, deviled eggs, corn mash casserole, it was just so stinkin' good!!

Here we are, don't mind, please, don't - just focus on lil love! She's precious!

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That was my weekend, it was nice.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

She sat with the Easter Bunny and smiled, too cute!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Dirty Laundry?

Okay, so in several of the blogs that I follow and read along to, they have been airing out their dirty laundry. I suppose it stems from an Oprah show that aired Monday on the topic of "Mothers Are Coming Clean". Oprah dishes on how motherhood is extremely hard and they (mothers) need to know that they have a support system in other mom's. This is what she said

"We hear from mothers all the time who say they feel alone. They feel overwhelmed; they feel sometimes inadequate. And you say you're afraid to admit the truth for fear of being judged," Oprah says. "So today we're creating a judgment-free zone, a sisterhood of motherhood where anything goes."

You can actually read the entire episode here.
Well, we were challenged by Jodi to just air it out - the dirty laundry that is. And she went on to do just that. Now before you get all click-happy and jog on over there to check her list, there is a slight disclaimer. The post and challenge was intended for mom's to confess. To confess in a judgment free zone without any chance of pointing fingers and receiving loads of hate mail or comments. So, if you feel that reading these confessions will upset you and make you question all mothers in existence and their abilities, then don't read. And if you'll be tempted to leave hate comments, don't read. Remember, judgment free zone. It's things that mothers are normally afraid to admit, but it's truth.

And, I am going to air some of my own. But again, the disclaimer still applies. If you are afraid you will never view me the same, sorry, maybe this particular post isn't for you and you can just tune back in later today for a different post. Got it? Good. And if you think mine are bad, go ahead and check out Jodi's and her readers they get intense, but yet true.

Disclaimer #2: These are things/thoughts that people (I in particular) are embarassed to admit and would hardly never do so, but yet have chosen to air this dirty laundry simply for mine own therapy. Some of these could be offensive, I'm sorry. And I will state a few of things just how it is and not justify it.

1. I'm really not all that organized. But don't tell J. Because I pretend to be, and I try to be, but I'm just not always (or hardly ever) organized.
2. The same applies to holding a clean house. It's much better than in the past, but still just never quite as clean as I would like.
3. I can't tell you the last time I really scrubbed the bathtub.
4. Sometimes, aka, alot of times, in the night when Macy Grace starts crying and I know she doesn't really need anything, I just turn the monitor off.
5. I love to take something to help me sleep. I don't do it often, but if I'm really tired and have alot on my mind, I will, just to send me off to sleep land.
6. I hate lil love's car seat and the need to buckle her up like she's going to the moon every time we get in the car but still do and pretend like I think it's the best thing on earth.
7. I'm not green. I'm just not. As a matter of fact the only thing I've done that I can recall to being eco-friendly is that I quit buying bottled water. I buy it by the gallon instead. And that's not really because of being eco-friendly, it's being wallet friendly.
8. I also don't know when was the last time I washed our bed sheets.
9. I don't brush my teeth or shower everyday.
10. I hate the way I look. I do.
11. I'm terrible at mailing things. Actually I still have a box of things I bought 3 months ago that I need to mail to my friend and never ever did. I have a gift that I bought back in August and still haven't sent it.
12. I never mailed out all of my wedding thank you's. (see number 11 for explanation)
13. I run late to nearly everywhere I go. And I hate that.
14. I get so frickin frustrated when J doesn't listen to anything I say past the first sentence.
15. I also can't handle ADD/ADHD excuses. Like, I'm sorry, I can't focus I have ADD or ADHD.
16. I used to think fat people were just lazy.
17. I'm really not all that easy going. I'm actually quite anal.
18. Alot of times I hate the fact that I opened my life and heart up to a furbaby, aka, my pet dog Jake. I love him, but it's a pain to keep the house clean from his hair.
19. You would be surprised at how often I feel that I will fail as a mother.
20. I wear the same bra over and over again, but change my undies at least once daily ;)

So that's that. I challenge you to let go, and air it out! You don't have to be a mom to hang some dirty laundry, if you do, let me know and I'd love to read yours!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

5 months my baby girl

Macy Grace,
You are growing and growing and changing more and more every day. Over the last month, time stole you away from me and I can't believe that you are now 5 months old. In just one very short month you will be 6 months, half way to a year, it's hard to believe.
You are my sunshine. My light. I love you baby girl more than you will ever be able to understand until you have your own little own to adore. Your smile is contageous, and the best sound on earth is your laugh. I love it. Some days when I'm just so busy and it seems like I haven't really cuddled with you, I'll change your diaper and just ask you for a giggle. I'll snuggle my nose down into your tummy and you will just laugh. And I'll do it again, and again, you'll laugh. It's the best. You are a snuggler. You LOVE to be held. You want to be held all of the time. And I enjoy holding you, we make a great team ;)
You also babble alot...I wonder where you get that from! You chew on your fingers and love, just love your toes. You are an easy baby, and a very good baby. Although you are starting to get to where you just want mommy. And when other people hold you, you whine. Hopefully you will outgrow that soon.
One thing about you that I have definitely noticed over the last few weeks is how much you LOVE your daddy. You smile at him anytime you see him. It's precious. And you can be a little fussy in the evenings and when daddy sits down to read you your Bible story you stop right away when he is holding you. You love dad.
You roll alot. As soon as I lay you down you roll right over to your tummy. You don't enjoy your mobile as much anymore because of that. And your itty bitty short legs don't allow you to touch the floor in your bouncer or walker yet, so you still swing alot. We work on sitting up but you don't have that down yet and you have no desire to learn to stand! When I stand you up, you just bend your legs. That's okay, we'll get it eventually. You do still wake up one to two times a night and we were working on stopping that, you just have to have me you think ;)
This past week you have started eating carrots, and you love them. Just last night I gave your green beans and you seem to have liked them too.

I love you precious bundle of love and you have completely stolen my heart and I wouldn't have it any other way. You are the best little mess I've ever made and I love love love you. XOXO itty bitty, with all my love forever, Momma

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

10 on Tuesday

I should be able to do this today!

1. Tomorrow Macy Grace will turn 5 months old! That's so amazing, time just flies by.

2. You know your blogging went aloof when Miranda and Renee out post you on a 10 on Tuesday! hahaha, good job girls =)

3. It's nap time and I told the girls no talking...I hear Sophie in their whispering, something about a 2 yr old whispering, it gets me every time, like, yeah, I can't hear her!

4. I really feel like I'm improving in my photography. Maybe I'm not, but I feel like I am and that's what is important to me! Although I really want to get better.

5. Wanna know a piece of dirty laundry on me? Come back later and I'll share!!! hehehe

6. My mind is just running like crazy, it couldn't be the massive amount of caffiene I've been inhaling, or, um, drinking, can it? So, make a note of it, I big, fat, puffy heart LOVE diet pepsi, or diet coke, either one!

7. Kari, I received your wedding invitation and it's perfect, just perfect, and I can't WAIT for the wedding, so I'm RSVP'ing right now! Mark it down, just in case I don't make it over to your website to do so, I'm COMING!!!!
**I don't normally do shoutouts like that on here, but you know, it's my blog and I can...**

8. In regards to #7, I'm attending a wedding. In Colorado. Of a friend that I haven't seen in person in a really long time. I'm excited. I'm making a weekend out of it. Yeah. Hey, Kari, want me to bring a pic from 4th grade?!?! Oh, there I go, making shoutouts again, darn it.

9. Daycare has been going so well...really, it has. God just opened the perfect doors for this. In every aspect. I have great kiddos. A great schedule. It just works. And it feels so good to be doing something that works so well. I'm blessed, really, really, blessed.

10. I had one of the best last few days in a really really long time. J has been crazy busy with his schedule and working on the houses. He has carried a ridiculous schedule. Well, on Thursday, the project was finished and he had a few days to just relax. Well, one to many because yesterday he commented that he feels lazy and needs to be out working. I know, I know, he works like a crazy man. And for alot, if not most, families and relationships would struggle and wither with a life like ours. But it works for us, and that's what matters. I can never, ever accuse him of being lazy. Never. He is one of the hardest workers I know, with the best work ethic. He says, you just make it work. You do. 40 hours a week isn't an option. He needs work (and has it!) and I am thankful, especially in the economy we are in, he has work and alot of it. So, today, he gets up and goes back to working on something.
I rambled. So, all of that to say this; this past weekend was good. It was good for the both of us. We had Thursday evening free to be together, and Friday, and Saturday, and last night. We were able to go to the store together, it felt good. And it wasn't at 10:00 at night. I love him.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Alright, I'm looking for a little help here. I've been out of the wedding loop for almost 4 years now and have absolutely no desire to return =) But I'm the matron of honor in my best friends wedding this June and we, I mean, she, is needing some invitations.

What she is maybe thinking is something simple with their picture on it, if you have any referrals on someone is can design something send them to me and we can communicate via email.

KARI - who made yours? That is exactly what she is looking for. Thanks!

Friday, April 3, 2009


what have I been so busy doing?
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daycare 002
daycare 001

Yep, you guessed it - Toddler's -n- Tot's Home Daycare (or as J calls it, tater tot's =) ) has opened and is in full swing! And my home (or life) has never been the same...for obvious reasons! I have been so busy, but I'm enjoying it so far, these kiddos sure keep me on my toes!

We are working ourselves into a routine and I found myself some time today to finally blog about it. Hopefully soon I'll be back in full blogging style!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


so i need to fill ya'll in...i haven't touched a computer for more than 22 minutes in the last 42 hours, yeah, i know....
so, why???
welph, the old me would have the camera out and shooting pics to show you why, and maybe i will...i miss the old me....i miss pushing the shift button....i miss my camera....i miss...a...shower?!?
i'll be back....

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