Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The guts.

Nothing, it would seem, brings more joy to my children's souls....
than pumpkin guts.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just terrible.

Has it been almost a year? Since my last post?

Shameful. Yes.

I thoroughly apologize, and I again am motivated at this point to chronicle our family's journey. I used to scrapbook, but other things have taken over and I haven't kept up on it. Ivria has a beautiful scrapbook of her first year, and at some point I will have to do the same for little Meirah......
As you can see from the picture above, the girls have grown. Ivria is 3 1/2 now, Mimi is 17 months. Where the heck did the last year go? Can anyone tell me lol? So much has changed around here---we finally were able to buy a house, and Jim and I both recently stepped out of leadership at church to spend some time focusing on our family and our vision. I don't know where God is leading us yet, but I'm finally ok with being on the ride. This big transition means a lot less $$$ to go around, so I am looking for a little part time work, as well as selling my jewelry on Etsy. It's a unique time for me, because even though we have not really enough money to pay the bills, I am so at peace about it. And it's not that I just don't "care"..... it's that we have begun to pay much closer attention to our moola, and that knowledge is freeing. God has provided for us in tough times before. This time seems harder because we have two kids now, and a big ole house payment, but I can't wait to tell you next month how God has figured things out for us this month.
More pictures and stories about my wonderful family to come.

Friday, December 18, 2009


A small victory this week. I had to take back a pair of new pants for the smaller size. God Bless Breastfeeding.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pumpkin fun

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Potty training? No problem!

Well, apparently this time it was the parents of the house that needed training. I pulled out the potty chair yesterday, and decided to let Ivria run about naked for part of the day. She did a #1 for daddy last night while I was away. So today after she got up I took her pants off again and so far, (it's 1pm) she has gone like four times! Without me asking her to go! She just waltzes in, does her business, and then comes to tell me to look at the "poopoo" (everything is poopoo right now). So she already has everything figured out. we made our transition to Pull-ups last week, and I'll do the naked thing for a few more days. Ofcourse she wears pullups when she naps or sleeps or we go anywhere. So, I guess it just took mommy and daddy to catch on to the fact that Ivria is a big kid now.

Ivria pausing for a snack, the potty chair is convenient I suppose.

Happy baby Meirah

Last week we had a great trip to the zoo.

Ivria had a great time getting eaten by a shark,Feeding the "budgies",And posing with some Lemurs.
All of us had a great time. Meirah slept in the stroller for the most part. After feeding the goats, seeing the show, and checking out the ever popular "FISHIES!!!!", we all agreed that it was a successful family excursion.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Things are really settling in around here! Meirah has become the sweetest baby you will ever meet. I swear all she does is smile all day. We have ventured out of the house on our own without Jim plenty of times now, and are feeling successful in general. We have an offer in on a house right now and are waiting to hear about that. And Ivria is learning how to ride a tricycle too! I'll get some pictures posted soon I promise.

A few smiling baby photos have shown up on my tatting blog if you cannot wait til I get some posted here.