Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Happy Birthday to my best friend, the love of my life, the father of our son, my partner in crime, my EVERYTHING! :) Hope you had a great birthday Jake! Connor and I are so blessed you are in our lives! We love you!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My little sicky

This image above is pretty much all I have seen since Tuesday morning. My crazy, never sits still, always on the go, 2 1/2 year old has been debilitated by a nasty virus. He has had a high temp, runny nose, sore throat, all the good stuff! :( It breaks my heart to see him like this. He just whimpers and doesn't know what to do with himself. Unfortunately there is not much mama can do except for love on him, give him chocolate milkshakes, let him watch Alvin and the Chipmunks around the clock, and every six hours give him his ibuprofen. I'm breaking all the rules here, but I don't care. He is sick...he could talk me into anything...even that tattoo on his arm, (which I didn't want on) but gave into anyway! :) Even though I hate seeing him sick, I couldn't be more thankful that this is all that is wrong with him. This is easy...this is cake compared to going through what a family at our church is going through right now. I can't help but think of Patty as she sits by her son Evan's side day and night and watches that awful beast we call Leukemia ravage her 16 year old son. Evan is a fighter. He will get through this just fine...he has a strong, immovable faith. He is wise beyond his years at 16. But Patty, I don't know how she does it. I know her heart just hurts watching her son so for now, I'll take the virus, I'll take the fever. In a few days, God willing, Connor will be up and running around. He will have his appetite and be that on the go little boy I know so well. I know in time, Evan will too. For now, I just thank God every day for my family's health. It's so something I NEVER want to take for granted.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My intentions are there...

I try. I really do. I so want to be a good blogger....I miss it. Writing used to be such a creative outlet for me so why am I not on here more often? An overactive 2 year old? Could be. More like lack of inspiration...I have been delving into the photography realm more lately. Recently I took some engagement pictures for a great couple from my church and I had a blast. They were more than happy with them and so was I. Taking pictures makes this mama happy. Very happy. Of course that little overactive 2 year old makes mama happy too! He has such the personality, and oh so sweet. I just love him more and more every day. He really is so smart. He can count to 20 now, says his ABC's and sings several songs. He keeps my days interesting that's for sure.

In the midst of my very long absence, I turned the dreaded 30! I have to say, it has been pretty good. I guess 30 isn't so bad after all. I mean, my 20's weren't all that fantastic..(well my early to mid at least) so I look forward to seeing what my 30's have in store. I know God has some great plans! My birthday fell on a Sunday and I had the nicest, most relaxing day! My mom made my favorite meal and then we went to the mall and just lounged around. The weekend after my bday, we went out to dinner and hung out with some couple friends of ours. It was a good time. Here is a picture of Jake and me on the big birthday!!

The day after my birthday on April 19th, my good friend Hannah gave birth to a little boy named Jeremiah Thomas. We knew ahead of time that Jeremiah had spina bifida. We didn't, however, know the extent. I don't think that even Chris and Hannah know all Jeremiah will face but they do know they love this little boy with all their heart. They are an amazing couple who love the Lord, and they know that He has great plans for little Jeremiah. Please keep this sweet couple in your prayers. They really could use it right now. They are still in the NICU with Jeremiah and are having to be away from their sweet 2 year old girl Elli, which isn't easy. I got to take some pictures of sweet Jeremiah. Meet the sweetest little boy I have ever laid eyes on...yes, I used to think Connor was the sweetest baby, but honestly little Jeremiah takes the cake. He just oozes I love him...

Well, there it is...I am really going to put forth an honest effort here...if not for anyone but myself. I used to journal and I don't anymore. I really love the idea that this can be something I will look back on when Connor is older. Hoping to stay with it...because really, my intentions are there. :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Five Question Friday 10/15/10

I just recently came across Mama M's blog over at "My Little Life" and I really have enjoyed reading it. I was thrilled to be able to participate in my first "Five Question Friday!" Click on the link to read more or to participate yourself! :)

My Little Life

1. Worst trouble you ever got into as a teenager?

~ Oh wow....have we got all night? I think probably the worst trouble I got in was when I was out with friends and I decided to try some vodka and orange juice...except for I wasn't used to drinking and I drank waaaaay too much for my own much so that my friends dropped me off and my parents had to end up making me sleep in their room because they were afraid I was going to stop breathing. It was awful. I will NEVER forget the look on my dad's face the next morning as he had tears in his eyes telling me how scared he was. I didn't remember anything and it was the worst feeling in the world, it scared me big time. I felt a centimeter big and hated that I hurt them so bad. I think that probably had to be the worst.

2. Are you a morning person or a night person?

~ I am MOST definitely a night much so that I suffer from insomnia very badly. I have taken ambien in the past for it but it's hard to continue taking it because it can become addicting and it kind of made me feel worse sometimes. My normal bedtime is between 2 and 2:30 am and Connor usually wakes me up around 8:30. He makes my mornings so much easier to handle because he is so sweet and just so ready to take on the world. As much as I am a night person, I do love the occasional getting up really early and just enjoying the morning before everyone else is up....there is definitely something to that for sure.

3. Are you a one-handed or a two-handed Texter?

~ Definitely two hands! I am a big time texter and have an unhealthy addiction to my blackberry.

4. Democrat, Republican, or Independent..or maybe even Green Party (whatever that is).

~ Hmmmm I don't really know. I definitely am pretty conservative on mostly everything, as far as my beliefs go...but I grew up in a completely democratic town and see that side too on some things for sure.
Down with labels! Ha! I really have never considered myself to be anything....or by not being anything would that be independent? Who knows? Can you tell I'm not too into politics? :)

5. Are you a pet person?

~YES! YES! YES! I LOVE my beagle Bella and my two weiner dogs Sadie and Jack. Well technically, Jack and Sadie are my mom and dad's dogs but I still consider them mine. I would have a ton of pets if I had a bigger place. I seriously cannot go into pet stores or shelters because I get so consumed with taking them all home it's all I can think about. I hope to one day have more pets!

This has been fun! I look forward to participating more!!! :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

What you are about to read is EXTREMELY random so consider yourselves warned! :)

~ Our church is starting a 40 days of Purpose series and I'm super excited. I love the book "A Purpose Driven Life" and I really enjoy Rick Warren. We did this five years ago, but it was right before I started attending this church so we just missed it. I think everyone could use a refresher with this and I am VERY excited to do so! We belong to a great small group that meets on Tuesday nights and we will be following along with what is preached about on Sunday. I think it's a perfect refresher for the new year!

~American Idol starts tonight!!! WOO HOO!!! I think Ellen will really bring something to the table (no pun intended) HA! I love her sense of humor and I am so excited to see how she does! Of course, I love Biggest Loser too and this is on the same night now. What did I do before the DVR?! While we are talking t.v. I watched The Bachelor last night against my better judgment. Is it just me or does it seem super scripted and even more fake than usual? I don't was a bit much...but I digress, I still tune it, so can I really judge? Probably not. Any Ugly Betty fans? Wed night is my FAVE night for t.v.! (with Thurs. a VERY close second because of the best show to hit the airwaves, "The Office".) I absolutely love "The Middle", "Cougar Town", and "Modern Family!" Now to add to my excitement they moved Ugly Betty to Wed nights! I have read though that the ratings are not good for dear Betty...I don't get it...I just love it. Sigh...oh well. Obviously you can see my love for all things t.v. HA!

~I'm realllllly trying to plan my meals better for the three of us and get all of the ingredients beforehand. It was kind of an unsaid New Years resolution if you will....of course so was working out and I haven't done that too well either. I need some inspiration. I feel like I make the same things every single week. I just stick with what I know and what is easy, but that gets boring. We'll see...

~My mom, Connor and I went with our friend Jen and her daughter Maya to the Children's Museum the other day. My mom had gotten us a yearly pass so we really need to go more often because Connor loves it and it is a lot of fun! It's a great museum! They had just opened up a new section and it was all about Barbies! Of course Maya was thrilled! I enjoyed it as well because some of the barbies brought back a lot of memories. It was fun and Connor even liked it! My mom even went down the big slide with Maya and Connor at the end of the day! GO GRANDMA GO!!!

~So that's about all the randomness I will bore you with. I feel like it should be Wed. or even Thurs. I've been in a blah mood today, I need to snap out of it! Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!