Wednesday, September 30, 2009

oooga booga

sometimes the girls like to go into a dark room or closet with the princess flashlight. great way to pass the time and have some good giggles.












jumping on an unused mattress on the floor was also a thumbs up. they made huge shadows (monsters), and it wore them out. double plus.

and then they started fighting about who gets to hold the camera and the flashlight, and it became nap time:).

Monday, September 28, 2009

todays happy moment

you know those moments that are just perfect, and you just want to stand there and take in everything you see and hear. you want to have a mental snapshot of that moment forever?
this was one of those moments.




Sunday, September 27, 2009

sunday inspiration

watch this short movie:

wasn't it wonderful. it gave me chills and my heart felt like it would burst.
our little family is going to be making a lot of changes soon. baby is on the way and another big decision has been made in our family that will change things up a bit. this movie brings me hope and joy and love and comfort and surely gladdens my heart. may you have an uplifting sabbath day, or at least an uplifting moment.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

im a sucker


i snuggled addie after her "quiet time" today. well, snuggled as best i could with this belly of mine. her pig tales where falling out with whispies across her face. she had dried glue on her hands from an afternoon craft. we didn't talk, i just held her. she broke the silence by showing me the i love you sign in sign language and said, " i love you mom".
my heart melted into a puddle.

Monday, September 21, 2009

where have the children gone?

the girls have been playing so well together. i can leave them alone in the other room and let them entertain themselves. its nice (except for the mess, sometimes they are partners in crime).
today i heard cries coming from upstairs, "COME FIND US"!!!! very urgent cries. i followed the voices and they led to the very small, tight linen closet.




i open the door and found 2 very crammed girls eating saltine crackers.


you silly girls!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

no reason,

just my two girls in glasses, being silly after baths. making me smile, bringing me joy.





thats all.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

an out of the blue conversation on our way to preschool

photo by ashley madsen


her: in a long time when im like you, im going to have a baby and i will be in the hospital for a few weeks. and then i will come visit you and tell you my babies name. and we can take a lot of pictures of her. and i think i will drive a pink car....ummm no, maybe silver?


me: will you come visit me everyday?


her: ya! i will visit you everyday, and i will miss you.

Friday, September 11, 2009

enjoying being girly before our boy arrives

We were super spoiled and were invited by ashley to come and do a photo shoot with her. i have never met ashley (except through the internet) up until this photo shoot, we were blogging friends. she is adorable and so super sweet. she is amazingly talented and took some great pictures of my little darlings. i fell in LOVE with every picture. i even got some great maternity pictures done. so spoiled i tell ya! here are just a fewof my favorite pictures of the girls......




wouldn't these be so cute framed above the girls' beds? i certainly think so!









when i viewed the photos on her blog i got choked up at how beautiful my girls are. thank you so much ashley for let us play with you! you are a gem!


check out some other pictures of our shoot here.

and make an appointment with ashley for a photo shoot of your own here... you wont be sorry, trust me!


i will defiantly be showing more pictures of our fun time later on, stay tuned.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

baby boys quilt

i finally finished up baby boys quilt. i don't know why it took me so long to get the binding on, just putting it off. but its a relief to have it done. i would change a few things about this quilt, but all in all I'm pleased. the colors are showing up a bit brighter than they really are, like the orange. yikes its bright, but not so much in real life. i made this blanket with no intention of it to be for the his room, just a cuddle blanket of his own. i made the girls their own quilts for Christmas and didn't want this little boy to miss out. it is super long and will make for a good play mat.



[front]

[back]
I'm thinking I'm diggin the back more than the front.

i learned new things about binding, even though it was my 4th quilt to bind. its getting easier and easier. this series of videos helped me out a lot. finally, someone to explain mitered corners step by step. it is alot easier than i thought.


I'm so in love with elephants. somehow i want to incorporate them into the little mans room. and i couldn't help myself with the bird and balloon fabric. it fit into the quilt so well.

oh, i love a sight such as this. makes me want to snuggle him up.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

enjoying a moment of motherhood


i took a moment this afternoon and sat on addies bed with callie. addie was at school. i listened to callie read me story after story in her helium voice. i felt bumps happening from inside my belly. the light coming in from the window was so pretty and heart warming. my thoughts drifted, i thought about how grateful i am that i am able to stay at home with my children, and that i don't have to go to work, and that i have a desire to stay home. on the radio the other morning they were talking about women and how they are taking over the work force. they had at one point mentioned they believe men should stay home and maybe that's how it was supposed to be all along, women working, men staying home. it made me so sad. it made me take more pride in saying "I'm a mom, i stay at home with my children". its not easy, emotionally or physically, it is stressful, it makes you go bonkers some days, and most of the time you don't get recognition or people telling you that you are doing a good job. but i cant imagine doing anything else (even on the days when i feel so inadequate and wonder why in the world i was even allowed to have children). i am a mother. that's what i "do". and I'm so happy. i really am.

Monday, September 7, 2009

blustery morning.



i awoke to thunder. i opened all the doors and some windows and let the cool cool breeze in.



we pulled the galoshes and umbrellas out of the garage and got a little wet.












it all ended with some serious ground shaking thunder that made the girls' eyes pop right out of their heads.
so we ran inside and watched it drizzle from the window.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

on the day i turned 25 i,


ate a piece of chocolate at breakfast, dark chocolate.
i listened to music in my kitchen from my new ipod deck.:)
i didn't feel guilty about taking my time getting ready for the day.
my house got tagged with a pink flamingo in my front yard from the pecan grove ward girls.:)
i enjoyed a wonderful lunch with good friends and good conversation.
i laughed so hard, multiple times, with my hubby. so hard it gave me contractions. needs to happen more.
we got a babysitter and enjoyed some delish thai food. im talkin good!
i browsed the mall, at night, with no children. weird.
i restocked my perfume for another year. clinique happy, what else.
i came home to happy kids.
i snuggled them and put them to bed.
i am loved, and i love my family. it was a good day.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

words i cherish

video

Tuesday, September 1, 2009



30 weeks
letting my hair air dry today, too hot for the blow dryer.
same jean skirt. its comfy and cool...er.
addies self portrait on the mirror. makes me smile every morning.
big belly, lots of contractions, having one as we speak, very uncomfortable.
still no name.
very anxious.