Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Video of cute

Thought you might enjoy a little dose of baby cuteness today.

video
I thought for sure that my 9 month old would be crawling by now. He just can't seem to get it down. He's doing the army belly scoot crawl thing, but no real crawling. Ahh, well!

Monday, November 15, 2010

New look?

I have been getting tired of my hairstyle. What woman doesn't? It's a way to reinvent ourselves at a cheap price (well, maybe not so cheap anymore), a way to express ourselves, to feel vibrant, young and sexy. You feel like a new woman when you're sportin' a new 'do. And with my current weight loss thing going on (at least 20lbs, but I have not weighed in awhile), I want a new look to go with my new bod. I came across some photos of a model from the 60s, and I thought, I could totally pull that off. I don't really know if I could, so I'm asking your opinion..

Yes? No? I have been contemplating getting full bangs, but I just don't know if I could pull it off. And will they get on my nerves? Probably. I need something new though, something drastic, people! (and I want to keep my length. I am so not all about chopping my locks of chin length or anything...my hair does not do short very well. Believe me, I have tried.)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

In my backyard...

There is very little else I am able to take photos of, other than my kids and what is in my house or backyard. So, as I was walking around my backyard, I was looking for any quirks or interesting things going on out there. This is what I found:

Pretty green and yellow plants

 A Broken fence from the ice storm a few years ago

Other pretty plants that are several different colors

Jude loves to play with water (no, that's not the dog's water bowl)

Long sticks that Fiona drags around and plays with

I look at my backyard every single day and this time I saw it in a new light. I was able to be inspired by a few things out there that make it OUR backyard. Now, we just need a swing set or something to play on and we'll be set!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Love

Ross and I are reading this book on marriage, and I came across this quote today that I thought was soooo great. 

"If our understanding of love is going to grow...we need to recognize that we don't know that much about love. We also have to know that once we understand it, we might not like it. This is going to require humility. We have to be willing to learn something new, to be surprised by what love really is....We can know a lot about love because God has shown us love."


If you want to check the book out, you can find in the margin to the right.

Do an act of love for your spouse or significant other today. Take the trash out so they don't have to, cook them a nice meal, take care of a task they normally do so they can enjoy the evening. It will bless them and in return bless you as well.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ahh, fall

The park is so lovely this time of year, we couldn't resist a visit last weekend. And where there's a trip to the park, there's a mama not too far away with her camera, snapping away.



Ross skipped a rock 7 times, he was real proud!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Still here, staggering on...

And when I have to crawl
Will You crawl too
I stumble and I fall
Carry me through 
The wonder of it all 
Is You See me through


When everything I was is lost
I have forgot where You have not
When I am lost You have not lost me

I love lyrics. Sometimes they say the exact words I need right then, or explain some feeling I have in words that I can't quite form myself at that moment. Sometimes they're just clever, or soothing, or fun, or just plain awesome. I found this song earlier and I fell in love with it. It so explains what I go through at times, crawling, stumbling, but thankfully I never have to do it alone.

I have been trying out a ton of new recipes, some I have liked and some I have not. I'll have to put them all together some time, when I don't have 2 small kiddos running around. But, I am enjoying cooking and baking bread like never before. Who would have thought, I would actually enjoy cooking! 

What's been going on in my world:

Making new friends, developing existing friendships with amazing ladies, missing my sister, cooking, baking bread, exercising, running, ZUMBA!, potty training, studying Isaiah and 2 Timothy, raising 2 boys, dealing with poop, reading a parenting book, a marriage book, expanding my knowledge on preschooling an almost 3 year old at home-and actually doing some preschooling too, looking for fun activities for us to do together, finding new music to listen to, searching for ways to eat/live more healthy, and really just loving life. (whew! is that a lot? naaaaah) Not to sound like a Perky Patsy or anything. I mean, who wouldn't love life with these 2 cute, sweet, funny, challenging, lovable, did I say funny? boys...

 I'm not too happy about the composition of this photograph, but it was so sweet I had to post it. (this was not posed, I looked over and he was sitting like this, maybe pondering something really intellectual, you know, poop, food, candy, Buzz Light Year...the things 3 year olds think about)
 I am really enjoying watching this little boy's personality form more and more everyday
He loves his mama, for sure :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Boo!


Just wanted to say hi, and a belated Happy Halloween to all my lovelies. I have so many posts in my brain that I want to share, and so many pictures I want to post. Just wanted to let you know that more will be coming!