Friday, August 10, 2012

Well, Hello Stranger!

Where did my baby go? Shes growing fast!!

WOW! It's been awhile since I've written on here, huh?? OOPS, sorry!!

So, what's changed over the last few (ok, several) months? EVERYTHING! We now have two lil munchkins (E & B). E is 3 years and B is 5 months. They keep me busy, busy, busy. We were a lil concerned that E would be super jealous, but she's done amazing. She loves her lil brother so much! And B is such a happy baby. He is ALWAYS smiling.

My happy lil guy!!

I'm still in school. Hopefully, I will finish this May. But, in order to do that, I'm taking on a double course load. Hard? Extremely. Worth it?? Ask me again in a few months. And, in order to get some experience, I am teaching at a local co-op (HH) this year. I am so excited, and nervous! First semester I will be teaching a creative writing class for 3-5 grade. E will be going to the 3yr old class. She is soooo excited. She tells everyone she meets, "Guess what? I'm going to school next year." I just hope she can hold that excitement once I drop her off and leave her there, alone.

We will also be doing preschool at home with E this year. We borrowed a desk from a friend who used to run a school and she loves it. She thinks she is such a big girl now.

Well, I guess I better get some schoolwork done. Anyone who has any tips on teaching pre-k (especially this early. there is alot of info on teaching older 4yo prek) or on teaching in a co-op, feel free to comment. Thanks guys!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I took Emily out the other day for her first pictures in the bluebonnets!
I quickly learned it is very hard to keep an infant from picking the bluebonnets! Daddy says shes already a little criminal (it is illegal to pick bluebonnets)!

Tried to give her different flowers so she would quit picking bluebonnets.
"He loves me! He loves me not!"

Sweet Princess Emily!!

Yay for 1st bluebonnets pictures... even if we did become "criminals" in the process!!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Just a few thoughts before bed.....

As I sit here tonight, reflecting on the last year of our life and how much has changed, Im fighting back the tears! Where has time gone? Next month, just 5 weeks away, my little bundle of joy, the same one I brought home "yesterday" from the hospital, will be one years old. I am constantly amazed at what she is learning everyday. Shes repeating words, getting into EVERYthing, and stealing mine and her daddys heart daily.
This time last year I was sitting in my apartment, in Alaska, wondering what my little baby girl would be like, what my life would be like, what childbirth would be like... it feels like yesterday. God has blessed us more than I could have ever imagined.

I have a friend Ive been talking to alot lately who has humbled me more than she knows. She is in a wheelchair, has been pretty much all her life. She texts me alot and tells me whats going on in her life (and I love our conversations) but frequently she is facing some struggle I have taken for granted everyday. When I wake up in the morning, bright and early, to go walk with my friends, I take for granted the fact that I can do so. When I get home, I jump in the shower trying to hurry before the baby wakes up, and again I take for granted the fact that I can shower myself.  I try to remind myself as I start to gripe about all the toys in the floor, the dishes in the sink, the clothes in the hamper, that God blessed me with the money to buy all of these things and the ability to pick them up. How many times a day do we go through our everyday routine, taking God for granted? How many times during the week do we take those that we love the most for granted?

James 4:14 says "whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away." Last night, I was reading an article about a mine where an explosion happened killing many. Those men left that morning thinking they were coming home that evening. I wonder when they kissed their wife goodbye, what she was thinking. She had no idea that was the last time she would kiss him goodbye, the last time she would see expression on his face, the last time she would hear him say "I love you." I pray that I will never really know how she feels. I cant imagine being in that position. The families and friends of these men will be in my prayers. I hope they can find comfort in God, through His word.

Remember as you go through the day today to tell those you love how much they mean to you. Remember not to take for granted your daily activities. Remember God and His blessings! Remember to study your Bible and live by His word alone, for it's all that matters in the end.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble" ~Matt 6:34

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Annual March of Dimes

For the last 3years I have raised support for the annual March of Dimes Walk. I love supporting this cause! I am looking forward to walking this year with my little baby girl, last year she kept me from walking (I was 38wks preg)! With everything going on lately I am getting started raising support late! I know times are rough for everyone, but this is a VERY worthy cause and I encourage you to please donate, if you can.

To make a donation, visit my personal Web page at
If you would like to learn more about March for Babies, visit the Web site at
Would you like to see what March for Babies is and why I'm walking?
Click here to see the video.

The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

<3 Me

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Well, today will wrap up my husbands first gospel meeting. I could not be more proud of him. A godly man is a treasure indeed, but a godly man who stands up for the truth, even when its hard to, is beyond words. We owe a big thank you to the Tracys for housing us and feeding us (and for making us FAT with all the ice cream weve eaten!!!). We're definitely going to have to go on a diet when we get back home.
I am working on completing my home managment binder, with the help of our dear friend. So I have been doing research, looking for articles about my duties as a wife. I thoguht you might be interested in reading some of them:  (I love this website! Great articles!!!) (This one has some good points on why to choose to be submissive)

I have learned alot about submission through my study and have been seeking everyday to be more like the wife God expects and my husband enjoys! And our marriage has benefitted FOR SURE!!! Just goes to prove God's way is the best way!
Well, I better run! Enjoyed talking to you!
PS I encourage your study of being a godly wife (if your a woman ;) ) its an amazing and humbling study!!

Love Always,

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
Matt 6:34 (NKJV)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My First Blog!!

Since this is my first blog, I guess I better start out telling you about myself and why I am starting a blog.

About me: I have been married for almost 5 years now and have one beautiful baby girl, almost 10months old. My husband and I are Christians. We study the Bible and try our best to live by it and not by the traditions of men (matt 15:9). Life is sometimes... most of the time... crazy and hectic but we love it! I love watching my baby girl learn new things every day!

So why am I starting a blog? Well, my friend talked me into it! She convinced me that it would it be fun and at the end of a year I would look back on the year and get to see all the wonderful things weve done and how much my daughter has grown. So... here I am! Here to share my thoughts and all the wonderful events that are sure to come!

So stay tuned.... never know whats gonna happen in our world!

 me  :-)
 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
Matt 6:34 (NKJV)