"May the words of my mouth and meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, my Lord and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

Sunday, December 26, 2010

coming up for air

Short Stuff is growing wonderfully. She has two teeth and has decided she doesn't need to get any more. We're stuck at two. She is babbling more and more every day and starting to take things away from big sis. Of course, big sis doesn't not stand for this and promptly retrieves whatever it is that lil sis has taken. She is such a happy baby and normally quite content. What a joy!
Half Pint is doing quite well. She continues to amaze me every day with how much she retains and repeats. :/ She's such a blessing. I asked her if she could say "Thank you God for Jesus." To which she replied, "I can't. I don't have the words inside me." I learn so much from her daily.

School was crazy! Or shall I say, "Going to school while nurturing a marriage and two children, scrubbing toilets, cleaning showers, mopping floors, grocery shopping, cooking dinner, washing laundry, etc was quite tough. For those of you that didn't know, I started attending classes along with my husband in August of 2010. What a wild ride it turned out to be and I am (almost) ready to get back at it again. I thought I would hop on here and post a few recent pictures for you to enjoy. (Ya know, all two of ya.)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

This video was just too precious not to share, but I cannot seem to find a way to flip it. Just turn your head to the left and enjoy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


One of the most frustrating parts of being the youngest would have to be one of the best parts about being a mom...


pardon my rambling

I have sat down to update this blog a couple of times.

I have had a few things happen that I think, "That's a 'blog-worthy' moment."

Those moments haven't really ended up on here for one of two reasons: my memory is very poor and my time to blog is very limited.

I thought with hubby hunting and girls sleeping now would be a great time to have some chips and salsa and shed a little light on the things that have been going on around here.

Hubby and I both started back to school this week. Neither of us with any real direction. We are just trying to get our feet wet and hopefully a major focus with jump out at us.

We have a couple times a week that our classes are a mere 10 minutes apart and we have to swap strollers, baby carriers or car keys and then he heads to class whilst I head back home with the girls. We are slowly figuring it out.

I started the week at 12 hours and quickly cut back to 9 as I realized that my classes Tuesday and Thursday would overlap hubby's classes by 15 minutes. Half Pint is just able to go potty all by herself...it would be too much to ask of her to take care of Short Stuff also. I figured it best that I drop the class so I can watch her myself. :)

We have some wonderful neighbors that just moved in a couple doors down from us. They have 3 kiddos. Half Pint is thrilled to have friends close to her. It's quite nice for hubby and me to have someone to talk with and get to know as well!

Half Pint has been having a rough time lately. I'm not sure if there's something/anything I can blame it on. I think she's just.....two. She's not been wanting to go to bed lately. With any normal child it might not be as frustrating, but with breath-holding in our lives it makes ordinary two year old things hard to handle. We have managed to plow through bed-time and tonight was much better. Started out with the screaming, but thankfully it didn't last as long. I'm certain she's just trying to test me and see if she is in charge...thankfully I'm still the one in charge.

Short Stuff is doing quite well. She gets more and more interactive everyday. It's hard to believe she's 4.5 months! I'm certain she's bigger than her older sister was at this age. For her 4 month appointment she was at 15lbs. I tried to put an outfit on her that was mine and I couldn't even squeeze her into it. I'm thinking the outfit looks lots bigger on the hanger; by the time I tried it on HP it was too small for her as well.

I bought all of the groceries to start up with once a month cooking again. I had big plans of pulling an all night-er to cook everything since hubby is out hunting. That's not happened and I'm bound and determined to not let all of that food spoil! Tomorrow?? We shall see how it unfolds!

I came across two chairs that someone was going to throw out. I thought for sure I would have a purpose for them...and I did. I've been wanting a place to sit outside and haven't quite been able to set aside anything for (expensive) outdoor furniture. I thought for sure there would be something I could cover them with that I could put outside.

And then came outdoor canvas!

Here are my newly recovered out door chairs and it only cost me $8 for the material to recover them!

Well after all of that, I'm ready for bed. Guess chopping onions will have to wait once again!

Friday, September 3, 2010

I think they look a bit alike. What do you think?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

oh the questions...

A: "Where's that girl with the balloon going?"

Me: "I don't know."

A: (growing irritated) "Where's that girl going?"

Me: "I don't really know."

A: "Where's she GOING?"

Me: "Child, I do not know."

A: (very frustrated) "WHERE'S SHE GOING?"

Me: "A party."

A: "Oh.......can I go?"

Sunday, August 8, 2010

first bath in the big tub

We spent most of our day today at a festival and came home with one tired puppy dog. I decided to save myself some trouble/time and put both of the girls in the tub together. Not too bad and you might be able to tell: Short Stuff really liked it.
I got this idea in a magazine. My sis saw the same one and bought too much sand for her boys. I ended up getting the bag of sand she had left over and we were able to make a little "sand box" for free! Love it. Not as messy as her sitting in a sand box.

Such a goober! This is her "cheese face."

weekend hikes

We have started hiking on our Saturday mornings together. We pack our lunch and out the door we go!

This was last weekend's hike. Hubby was taking Half Pint down to the water to throw rocks.

This picture really doesn't do justice to the beauty of this hillside...

Right about here hubby started to sing, "The hills are alive..." Not exactly the tune that I remember hearing, but the words were right on!

So blessed to live here!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I can't keep up....

with baby books.

with blogs.

with housework.

with friends.

Right now our life is a little busy and I'm soaking up as much of my family as I can.