Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Well, not completely wordless......this is the first rose of the year from my rose garden! It's too pretty for me to just leave outside.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A lunch time video

This little movie might be boring to anyone except me but, I just love taking little movies of my boy. I love how he says "Mommy" about half way through. It totally melts my heart!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Not Me! Monday

Not Me! Monday

This weekend it wasn't me that got to go off and do a little bargain shopping all alone. No, it wasn't me that needed some time alone so badly that we agreed that it would be best if I went and had some "me" time. It wasn't me that went through the coffee stand and then hit the road and said "YIPPY!!!" quite loudly to myself. It wasn't me that sang a little song out loud in the car about how happy I was that I was going to be able to go to the bathroom all alone at the stores and as many times as I needed to!

It wasn't me that saw the cutest little Seahawk girlie outfit in Target on the clearance rack (No, I didn't buy it). It's Not Me! that will have a serious shopping problem if we find out that we're having a girl. It's Not Me! that has the 20 week ultrasound scheduled for exactly 30 days from today. It isn't me that is super excited to find out if this sweet little baby is a boy or girl!

Monday, April 19, 2010

15 Months

Happy 15 months to my sweet boy! What you're up to these days:
*In the last couple of weeks, you have officially become a walker. You were a really fast crawler and you weren't in a hurry to walk but, now you are walking around really well.
*You still can't stand up without putting your hand onto something for balance so, if you fall down, you crawl over to something and get back up again.
*You wear a size 5 diaper and size 2T for clothes.
*You wear a size 6 shoe.
*I'm not sure how much you weigh but, I'll weigh you soon. I know you are very heavy though!
*You are in bed at 8pm. You usually move around for a couple of minutes and then you gather your favorite blanket up under you and you fall asleep with it. You sleep all night long and wake up around 7am, today you slept until 7:45am.
*You take one nap at day at 1pm. You usually nap for about 2hrs.
*You recently went through a phase where you didn't want to eat very much. That phase has passed and you are back to being a great eater. Some of your favorites are toast, oranges, bananas, noodles, broccoli, yogurt and graham crackers.

*You are a very happy boy but, you don't really love being in the church nursery lately. You are going through a bit of a mommy's boy phase.
*You love to play outside and you love our dogs.
*Everyday you are such a joy and I am amazed by you everyday.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


This weekend, we went to the tulip festival. It wasn't very sunny and it was windy but, we still had a really fun time.
It was hard to get Judah to look at the camera for any pictures but, he had a great time people watching and looking at the flowers.

Last year when we went, Judah was just 3 months old. It's amazing how much changes in a year!

My men......
After the tulips, we headed to Snowgoose Produce. We always love going there. You can get the biggest and best ice cream cone for $3.50 and the waffle cone is homemade also. I love that place! Judah sat in his stroller and we shared a little of our cones with him. I think that Snowgoose will be one of his most favorite destinations.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

2 Great Verses

This morning, I sat down to have a quick little quiet time with my Bible. I opened to Proverbs and two verses jumped out at me. I had to write them down on a 3X5 card and I plan on keeping this card with me today. I wanted to share them here also.

Proverbs 16:21
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24
The wise in heart will be called prudent, And sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Definition of PRUDENT: Exercising sound judgement in practical matters.

Partial definition of SWEETNESS: Gratifying, friendly, kind.

I struggle to be a person with kind words so these verses really spoke to me. It says that "sweetness of the lips increases learning". To me, that means if I have gratifying, friendly and kind words, it will increase my learning, Judah's learning, my husband's learning.

"The wise in heart will be called prudent." Who couldn't use more sound judgement in practical matters?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Not Me Monday

One of my favorite blogs, MckMama always does a fun little thing on Mondays called "Not Me Monday". It's a chance to share some of your more embarrassing moments, silly things or moments you'd usually rather not share. Today, I decided to join in the fun.

Last night I did the responsible thing and set my alarm to get up at 7am. I had a midwife appointment this morning and I needed to leave the house at 9. It wasn't me that turned my alarm off this morning and didn't get up until 8:10. It wasn't me that was brushing my teeth and out of the blue started throwing up and it most certainly wasn't me that thought the toilet lid was open but indeed, it was closed. Oh yes, it wasn't me that threw up ALL over my bathroom right when I was supposed to be walking out the door.

I dropped Judah off at Sally's and headed to see the midwife. It wasn't me that had a great visit with the same wonderful lady that delivered Judah and it wasn't me that was so happy to of gained only the recommended amount of weight. Last pregnancy, it wasn't me that gained about double the normal amount at each appointment. To celebrate, it wasn't me that went to Starbucks on the way home and got a regular Grande White Chocolate Mocha AND a Molasses cookie. During December they didn't even have molasses cookies and then all of a sudden in April, they do??!! Oh happy day! It wasn't me that was very excited about this.

It hasn't been me that has an extra spring in her step all afternoon from the coffee and sugar. It wasn't me that quickly fed my sweet son his lunch and put him down for his nap. It wasn't me that did everything else on my list first before attacking the awful mess in the bathroom. Now, it isn't me that is contemplating whether or not it would be better to have a new rule that toilet lids should be left open instead of closed? Maybe until at least until the morning sickness ends? :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Random weekend stuff

Yesterday was such a fun and busy day. The day started with me getting up early and heading out alone to do a major grocery shopping. I needed to go to Winco and get a bunch of stuff. I figured I might be able to concentrate a little more and have a little more fun if I just headed out by myself. These days I'm already having to use the bathroom WAY more than normal and doing the public bathroom thing with Judah isn't on the top of my favorites list. I actually looked at the clock the other night every time I got up to go and I was getting up every 2.5 hours. That is crazy!

When I got home, my awesome nephew came over to spend the rest of the day with us while his parents went to a wedding. He was so good the whole time and we all had fun together. It was really nice to have Jeremiah home while Noah was here with us because it gave me an extra set of hands and eyes to help with the boys.

After the wedding, my sister and her husband stayed for dinner. We had hard shell tacos and they were so good. If something tastes good, it tastes extra, extra good lately. After dinner, we made homemade ice cream. We have this Donvier ice cream maker and the lady that gave it to us for a wedding present said that it works amazing.

Well, I don't know what we did wrong but, I ended up serving ice cream soup for dessert. The flavor was great but, it never got thick enough. We will just need to practice again and see if we can master this thing. After dinner, we played a really fun board game together. The boys played together well almost the entire time and let us play our game.

During the night last night, Judah woke up coughing horribly. He sounds like he's barking when he coughs and I hope he gets over this really fast. I have MOPS on Tuesday and I don't want to miss it. He really never wakes up during the night so, it was rough that he did. I'm one of those moms who needs her sleep and he needs his sleep too. That's pretty much the only thing I don't love about having a newborn, the lack of sleep at first. I'm not looking forward to that at all but, I survived once and I'm sure I'll survive again.

Since Judah is sick, we all stayed home from church today. We went for a little family drive this morning and then we got some stuff done outside. Well, this is the end of my random weekend rambling. If you read all of this, congratulations. This blog is meant to be more of a journal so, if these long and wordy posts get a little boring, feel free to check out. :)

Friday, April 9, 2010


A few days ago, I wrote a post that was about my bad day. I needed new perspective and I'm so thankful that Jesus has truly given me a new perspective today. On any given day, if someone asked me what some of my biggest blessings are, it wouldn't be hard for me to name off a good list. Sometimes it's hard to just maintain a thankful spirit though when I'm going about my day to day life.

This afternoon, I put Judah down for his nap, did my chores and then I sat down to relax and eat my lunch. I stumbled across a blog that is written by someone who has struggled with infertility for many years. They do not have children but, they so desperately wish to be parents.

My entire life I have dreamed of being a mom. Without a doubt, it's the biggest desire that God has put in my heart. I am so blessed to have a perfectly healthy son who's almost 15 months and to also be 13 weeks pregnant. When we wanted to get pregnant, we got pregnant in ONE month. I could have all the computer viruses in the world, all the chores piling up, my whole life feeling messed up but, the fact that God has allowed me to be a mom is more than enough to be thankful for.

Everyone has different struggles but, when I read about or talk to women who are having trouble getting pregnant, or staying pregnant, it makes my heart ache. All those things make my little troubles seem so small. Thank you Jesus for new perspective!

When Judah wakes up from his nap, I'm not going to be frusterated that he pulls all the clean laundry off the table and onto the floor while I try to fold it. Instead, I'm just going to be thankful that I have him and that he's there to put all my clean clothes on the floor.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A boy and his dog

The sun is shining this morning and Judah and Rosie are enjoying getting some sun together.

My mom is coming over to hang out with Judah this morning and I'm off to shake my thing at Zumba. There is no reason why today won't be a great day!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In need of new perspective

Today, we tried to got for a walk but, it was too windy and cold.

Today, Judah woke up on the grumpy side of the bed and I think he's getting sick.

Today, Judah woke up 45 minutes into his nap and cried and cried and cried until he went back to sleep.

Today, I have discovered that I have a bad virus on my computer and it won't even let me turn my Windows Firewall on.

Today, I am thirsty but water doesn't even taste good.

Today, I feel like I haven't been getting enough stuff done this week. Too much play and not enough chores makes me "one overwhelmed Momma".

Today, I wish I was sitting in a warm coffee shop, drinking something delicious that I didn't make.

Today, I feel like I need a new perspective.

I know all these things are small and trivial. I know I have so much to be thankful for. I need a new perspective.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Pictures from this Easter

My last post had pictures from last Easter. This Easter, I wasn't good about bringing my camera so, my dear sister was kind enough to email me some pictures that she took of Judah, Noah and our family. We weren't able to get any really great ones but, it's still fun to compare them to last year.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

This Easter vs. Last Easter

Happy Easter! Today has been such a nice day. I've been thinking a lot about how this Easter is different than last year. To me, it's fun to compare them and see all that can change in a year.

Last year, Jeremiah was still managing at the golf course and worked every Sunday. He was able to go to the beginning of the church service with us but, then he had to leave and work the rest of the day. This year, he no longer works at the golf course and we are blessed that he has a job where he has every weekend off! We were able to spend the entire day together as a family!

Last year, Judah was 2.5 months old. He started crying when we walked into church because of all the chaos/noise/people. I was able to walk him around before church started and get him to sleep. He slept through the entire service and that was great. This year, Judah is 14.5 months old. When we got to church, he was excited to see Sally, Ben, Noah and Grandma. He danced in my lap to the songs and whenever it got quite, he started saying "Hi" very, very loudly. After the songs were over, I took him to the nursery and he didn't cry when I left. However, he was balling when I came to pick him up. I guess he had gotten his hair pulled a few minutes before that and he was very sad. Besides, it was almost lunch time and nap time and the boy needs his food and sleep!

Last year, I didn't have any regular clothes that fit me and I had to wear my maternity clothes to church. I remember being very bummed out about this and wanting to feel pretty and wear a cute Easter outfit. This year, I am 12 weeks pregnant but, regular clothes still fit! Yes, I finally got to put all those maternity clothes away but, I'm sure I'll be bringing them back out soon. It was fun to be able to wear a pretty dress today that was not maternity and to feel good about how I looked.

Last year, I spent Easter afternoon with Ben, Sally, Noah and Ben's family. They had a big get together at his Grandpa's and it was nice to be able to join them since Jeremiah was working. At that point, Judah was taking a nap every 1.5 hours so, he slept a lot of the day. Ben's family is great and I had so much fun. I really wished Jeremiah was with us though and not working. This year, we spent Easter afternoon at home as a family. My extended family is very small and no big plans were made so, we just had a nice day together. Next year, we want to plan a nice lunch and have friends and family over for an Easter egg hunt and a time to just hang out.

Both years were so special in their own ways. I don't think I could say that one is better than the other. I've been thinking about what next Easter will be like. Judah will be old enough to enjoy the Easter egg hunt. We will also have a little baby so, we'll be carrying that baby with us as we search for eggs. If we have a boy, he and Judah can wear matching Easter outfits! If we have a girl, I will be thrilled to go out and find her a pretty Easter dress.

Thank you Jesus for pouring out your love to us, dieing on the cross for us and then rising for us!

Here are some pictures from last year, pictures from this year will be posted soon!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Food ideas for a 14 month old?

Judah has always had a good appetite and he has always liked pretty healthy foods but, lately he's started this new thing......

He eats a few good bites and then he raises his hands in the air and says "DONE". When he says "done", I have about 15 seconds before whatever is left on his tray starts being thrown on the ground. After he decides he is done, he is done. You can make something different for him but, he won't eat it and he just continues to say "done". He has decided that he is done and he means it.

I'm sure it's just a phase so, I'm not really worried about it. I know that if he's really hungry, he'll eat. He seems to still like the food that we are offering but, he just doesn't want to be eating for very long.

So, my question is: What foods did your kids like when they were his age? Any tricks/tips/suggestions?


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