Thursday, May 21, 2009

I want...I need?

Right now I am really wanting these things off of Etsy...however, do I need them?!

If we weren't contemplating moving I would get them in a heart beat, but the thought of moving just one more thing makes me cringe....but they are sooo cute!

I would love this for my kitchen! The colors would match perfect and I think the message is wonderful! With kids, I think that this is what life is all about...those little day to day things that they do that make you remember what it is all about.

I need a reminder of this every minute of my life! I tend to worry and stress a lot and I need to learn to stay calm :)

I just love this period! I think we all get so bogged down in the everyday woes of life that we forget that God has it all planned out. While going through this house ordeal, I am trying to remember that no matter what happens, God has our perfect home waiting for us out there.

I want to do antique pitchers in my kitchen with bright colors of green and yellow and this one works perfect!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Philipians 4:6,7

This week has been tough for us. We are playing the waiting and praying game about our home. I have a peace of mind though that it will all work out because God is in control!

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds." Philipians 4:6,7

Thursday, May 14, 2009

6411 Verandah Lane

This is the house that Adam and I first bought together, our first dog was brought home here, the first place I brought my first child home to, and all Landin's first happened here. It has treated us well these last four years and I will always love this house. However, the time has come that we need MORE SPACE! Landin is so mobile now and he needs some room (and so does Mommy). Adam needs his own space (and so does Mommy). We need a bigger yard (and so does Millie.)

We put the house up for sale on Monday and have put a contingent offer in on another house but we first have to sell this one. I hope that it goes fast...I have very little patience and I can't help but to dream about this other home and all the possibilities. This other home has a yard, a barn, and SPACE!

It will be a nice home for another family...I just hope they love it as much as we did. So if you know anyone in the market for a cute little ranch...send them our way.

I forgot to get a picture of the outside, but hopefully I will get one soon with a sold sign on it :)

Mothers Day 2009

What a special day and year it has been for me as a mom. I can honestly say that last year I don't remember much of mothers day. I think I was going on about 4 hours of sleep and was a little postpartum still, but this year was COMPLETELY different!

I won't get to mushy here but I can, without a doubt, say that Landin is the best thing that has ever happened to me. He keeps me busy, he makes me realize what is important in life, and makes my heart melt with one little smile.
Thank you Angel Baby for making me a Mommy and for being an answer to my prayers.

This year we spent the day at the Woodburn Park and Landin loved it! He loves slides and watching other was a blast!

Here are some more pictures for the grandparents (Sorry BZ...I didn't get one of you and Landin)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

13 Months

I was sitting at my desk thinking Landin's 13 month birthday is coming up and I need to do some updates and then I look at the calendar...OH MY GOODNESS! Landin is 13 months old today!

At 13 months:

  • Walking all over the he walked from the living room to the back bedroom
  • Obsessed with outside and cries when you walk away from the doors and you don't let him out
  • Loves to go on bike rides in his new seat (as long as there are snacks)
  • Still eats baby food but hopefully he will expand his horizons - he did eat cheese crackers today so that is an improvement
  • Slides are his favorite outside activity...doesn't care for swings because he is to mobile for him
  • Pushes everything around (wagon, cart, lawn mower)
  • Loves having picnics in the front yard (this is also Mommy's favorite too)
  • Pretends that Millie (the dog) is getting him and runs away from her laughing
  • Has been completely off of bottles for a month now. This was my biggest surprise! I thought that there was no way this was going to work and it was going to be a long road ( I have heard horror stories) but he rocked at it and was fine without it.
  • Laughs at himself in the car and laughs at you when you put on your sunglasses
  • Talks a lot, in his own language of course but when he starts saying words...WATCH OUT!


I will be posting our Mother's Day event later next week.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Gail Did It Again...

Here are some of the AMAZING photos done by my good friend Gail Werner. To see all of them and the beautiful slideshow follow this website: