Monday, November 28, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
I finally got an invite to Pinterest.
Being a visual person (with no decorating sense at all), it is almost a mind blowing find for me! I do not have the ability to think of a decorating idea in my head or see an item in the store and visualize how it will fit into my home. Beyond that, being able to pin something you see on the internet that you hope you will always remember (but, let's face it, I've got too much Nick Jr. and Call of Duty stuck in my head to fit any more). What I have the most fun pinning are Favorite Places and Spaces. I love to look at what others' have done with the spaces in their homes.
Imagine waking up in this every morning, especially with all the sunlight through those spacious windows.
This just says cozy to me!
O.M.G. Need I say more?!
This would be my dream vacation, waking up on the blue water every day, just step out to swim in the morning light. Heaven!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Passing two payday loan stores this morning, it makes me wonder how many people will be using these services for Christmas. Times are really hard, I know we will be scraping and stretching to buy for 4 boys this year.
Remembering my Christmases as a kid, an only child, I always had plenty under the tree. It was never anything extravagant or expensive, maybe equivalent to buying from Family Dollar, but having so many beautiful packages under the tree was pricesless for me as a girl. My parents did struggle the first few months after Christmas every year, my dad working at a factory and my mom a part time lunch morther so she could be there for me.
Though we will be hard pressed with our growing family, there are so many families who will be so much less fortnunate. Hurting and hungry. Remember them when you can't get the new Dancing Elmo this year, or that new game system. It will be alright for most of us, just pray for the others and remember to give as much as possible, there are some who won't get much else.
Friday, November 4, 2011
He drives me crazy sometimes but Rick is my best friend. He's always there when I need him (especially dinnertime when I can't stand to cook).
He surprised me and arranged to renew our wedding vows on our anniversary. I finally got my church wedding!
This was our actual wedding, at the hospital at 4am the night before Aidan was born. When we visit the hospital they still remember us as the people that got married there.
And after all this, he still loves me!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
So I went about my day, taking care of Aidan, taking care of poor Gary, who's been sick, reading, posting, visiting Gavin, taking care of Aidan, etc. I was so proud of myself for taking initiative to clean. I did three loads of laundry (although, one was wet in the washer from the night before, and I didn't quite put one away yet), I filled the dishwasher and started it (well, it was quite full from yesterday when I started, let's just hope everything's clean), made dinner (even if it was a frozen Stouffer's chicken and rice back, it had to be better for Gary's cold). I really felt accomplished. But I wish I would have had time to sweep and vacuum. And maybe do the dishes in the sink. And Aidan's and Gavin's clothes still need to be washed and put away. My final realization that my time management skills may need some work was when I was setting the table, or, trying to.
I reasoned with myself, there are only three of us at the table, we don't need much room. But I guess I have my work cut out for me tomorrow. And what might be my prayer request for tonight? Discipline to do my housework before I try to inspire the world!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Sitting in the nursery with my baby. I want Gavin home so much. I want to hold him in my arms while he sleeps, stare in his eyes when he's awake, and even wake up with him for his nightly feeds. He looks so sad with his oxygen canula, he just sleeps with this virus, I don't get to see his beautiful, dark eyes darting back and forth. He has amazingly soft hair, so I sit and stroke it while he sleeps, and kiss his forehead. He has a whole new world at home, outside of the nursery. I can't wait to be worrying about diapers and feedings & keeping Aidan quiet during his naps!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I'm so happy Aidan had a good birthday party. He got to spend time with family friends, play with his very own birthday cake while wearing a crown (because of course he wouldn't eat it!), and he got tons of cool toys and clothes! It was bittersweet with Gavin in the hospital, but he is where he needs to be. He needed another breathing treatment today but he is doing much better being back on the oxygen. I think we will stop being in such a hurry to have him home and just concentrate on September 26th, if he comes home sooner it will be a bonus. It was so hard to celebrate knowing he was at the hospital all alone.
I also missed my best friend of 25 years, who moved to Texas with her family. She is also where she needs to be, but it just wasn't the same without her. I love you Paula!