Thursday, December 30, 2010

in need of help

I found this blog that is just heartbreaking. This sweet family has been through so much, I know they'd appreciate any help they can get. Their baby girl is in the nicu and they have so many worries ahead of them. :/
Check out their story here.

They have lots of bills, if anyone can help! They are facing losing their house and everything.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Breaking News

As you guys have noticed, I've been lagging a bit on the blogging. Life has been crazy these past few weeks, I'm overly exhausted, dealing w/ migraines constantly and not being able to eat much of anything. Can you guess why?! ;)
Yes, baby #2 is on the way. :) This pregnancy in some ways is a lot harder than my first, perhaps b/c I have a toddler to keep up with. lol So I haven't been keeping up with things the way I should... Now you know why...
We surprised our family on Christmas day with our news. It was very exciting. Baby #2 is due sometime in August and I can't wait to have another kid in the house!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wordless wednesday

We went to a friend's house last week and she made cookies w/ our daughters. :) I may do that w/ my little one this week, she loved it.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

christmas is almost here...

I can't believe Christmas is in the end of the week. CRAZY!!! Up until about 2 years ago, Christmas to me was just another (very stressful) day. I enjoyed shopping, and especially giving my husband a present. But the days just wasn't fun, like it used to be when I was a kid. And then everything changed in 2008, when my daughter was born. :) She was 6 weeks old for her first Christmas, so we didn't do much. I gave her a book and a doll. She had no idea what was going on. Then last year, we bought her a Corolle baby doll and a princess play kitchen. We set up the kitchen under the tree so it was the first thing she saw when she ran into the living room that morning. It was so sweet. This year, I bought her more stuff. lol I love watching her get so excited for Christmas. She loves the tree, the village (which she calls castle), and driving around looking at lights. I'm so excited to watch her open her presents on Christmas morning. She keeps asking me if she can "open Christmas" anytime she walks by the tree. :)
As excited as I am to be w/ my husband and daughter these holidays, it is still very stressful. We always end up driving back and forth b/t family and never have time at home, so that we can enjoy each other. :/ I keep joking w/ my husband that we need to go out of town one Christmas, so it can be just the 3 of us, making our own traditions.. He hasn't agreed to it yet. Maybe one day ;)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

car woes

We are a 1 car family. For the most part it's fine, but somedays it's really hard not to have 2 cars. Earlier this week, our car broke down. SO we have ZERO cars. lol Our mechanic will be seeing it today, so we'll find out if it can be fixed or not.
It is AMAZING how God has taken care of us this week. Sweet friends have offered to take us grocery shopping.. A friend let my husband have his car 1 night so he could get from work and back to work the next day. And this same friend has gone above and beyond, picking up my husband and taking him home, even though he lives on the opposite side of town. My mother in law has also helped out and it's just been amazing how even though we don't have a car, things still have worked out. Now, I'm a bit nervous b/c we really need this car to be fixed today... If not, we'll have to bite the bullet and get another one. Which is only exciting b/c we could get a van ;) BUT I would rather keep our little car a little bit longer, it's paid for! So we'll just see what happens later today. It's just been really neat to see God provide for us this week and have our sweet friends take care of us. :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

She loved walking into Epcot

Thursday, December 9, 2010


As you can see, my blog has been neglected all week. Between going out of town earlier this week, catching up on house chores, and dealing with bad news, it's been a rough week. Today has been a very hard day, my heart is just broken. A family friend has unexpectedly passed away and it's been hard to deal with. So I've been taking it easy... But I am sitting at the computer for a moment and wanted to check in w/ the blog world...
On Monday my husband and I took our daughter to Epcot, along w/ her Nona and Poppy. It was FREEZING! But fun! I was pretty happy to be back in my warm home that night. ;) On the way there my mother in law thought it would be a good idea to get my daughter some gloves so she wouldn't be cold. It was a great idea! And I was so thankful that I thought of taking a fleece blankie for her, b/c she stayed bundled up in her stroller. She was warmer than all of us. ;)

all bundled up :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010


When my husband comes home, our daughter immediately runs to the door, grabs his hand and takes him to her room where she insists they play blocks. :) She loves to build ships and castles.

Friday, December 3, 2010

New toys!

My hubby and I got ourselves an early Christmas present! We each upgraded our phones and got the mytouch 4g. My dream phone has always been the iphone. But we didn't want to change our provider, so we looked into other alternatives and fell in love w/ the mytouch. They came in yesterday, my husband and I spent about 3 hours last night playing around w/ it, downloading apps and stuff. One of the apps it comes with is a flashlight! I was so excited. lol
I am in love w/ my phone and wouldn't want anything else! I"m so excited to learn all about using it. To me, it's almost like rocket science, I still don't get it all. lol

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My little Christmas helper

The day after Thanksgiving, we put up our Christmas decorations. My husband and I have a tradition that we watch Ratatouille when we decorate our tree. Not sure how it started, but that's what we do. :)
This year, we had a little helper. :) She was so sweet in "helping" us, but eventually we just waited until after she went to bed to finish our decorations. She LOVES the tree and loves everything Christmasy. So I did more decorating than I usually do this year, for her. I bought tons of new stuff. My big plan is to get the rest of what I want on clearance, the day after Christmas. :)

My little helper...

Her handy work

All done! I love my gold/white tree :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

My little girl loved decorating her little tree :)