Saturday, July 16, 2011

Change is in the air!

Lately new and exciting things have been taking place! We have bought our own place! Which seamed to take FOREVER! Especially with the appraisal, closing date, signing papers, and all the rest of the rigamarole that you have to go through to get a house. Never new that there would be so much to buying a place. BUT now it is ours... well at least ours and the loan company's. (HA)

This place has everything we've always wanted! Even the little things that don't matter much, but that seam important to us!

1. It has lovely bay windows with lovely 'window seats'!!! Always wanted those!

2. It has a HUGE pantry!!! NOT kidding! It's about the size of a bedroom! : D Can't explain how much I've wanted one of those!! I'm a collector of buckets filled with food! And they aren't the best looking things... even with dollies and some sort of ornament on top! ; )

3. It also has a fireplace in the master bedroom!!! How fun is that!? Always thought that it would be fun to have breakfast in bed one Saturday morning with a blazing fire, in the heart of winter!

4. It has 5 bedrooms! All are huge! So until we have our 12 or more children (Lord willing ; ) ), we have room to have a sewing/office room and a guest bedroom/school room! Isn't that wonderful!!! Always wanted a sewing room! :-)

5. It has a built in china cabinet!! Now I can put all sorts of pretties in it! : ) *happy dance*

6. Not only does it have a built in china cabinet, but it has a built in desk as well! So for now I think I shall write letters at that desk! I dearly love to write letters to people!!

7. It also has a wood stove in 'one' of the living rooms! (Yes 'one' of the living rooms, which brings me to #8)

8. It has a Family room, living room, and a living/family room! : )

9. It has a huge master bedroom, with a little breakfast nook off of it, a huge closet, and a master bathroom!

10. It has a laundry room! Yes I get excited about that! When you live in a apartment without one you realize how wonderful it is to have one! You will no longer have to walk to go do your laundry!

11. And the biggest happiest plus of all!!! It has 4.52 acres! : D

I will try to post PICTURES soon! : D

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Some thoughts!


Today I was sitting here at the computer reading a few other blogs and suddenly I heard Susie just giggling away! What a happy thing it is to be the mama to a little girl who is just so happy she giggles at random times! I could not tell really what it was that was making her laugh but whatever it was it made her mama smile! And it not only put a smile on my face but it made me happy altogether!

Then it gets me to thinking about all the ladies out there that are stay at home wives and mamas! Sometimes I think that we feel as tho we are taken for granted or that people think that we don't do anything. Oh ladies! Don't feel that way, you are making a HUGE impact on your children and husbands lives! I hate to think about this thought but what if my little Susie was put into daycare. I would have missed that sweet little random laugh that made my day! Then I think would she even have been happy enough to laugh randomly like that? If I was working or going to school I would miss so many things! Like watching Susie wave for the first time, or crawl, or walk, or say mama, or......... Ooh it just brakes my heart to think of all those sweet babies out there that get put into a place where they don't know anyone. Where they are left in a swing or put in a crib or just put someplace. How they are missing the snuggles from their mama! The sweet kisses! And the thought that mama is just there to protect them as best she can! To pick them up if they bump their head! To rock them to sleep if they are tired! To just LOVE them! Oh what a horrible place a daycare is to me!

For all of you ladies out their who do stay at home. I applaud you! Just think of what you are doing for your husband! You can take care of his little ones! He knows they are safe with you and that they will be trained for the Lord! You can care of his home! Make him feel like a kind in his palace! That is my goal! I know that I fail often in getting this accomplished at times. Sometimes it is hard to get everything done in one day. I do as much as I am able to in the time that I have! And sometimes I just need to rock my baby or rest! To cherish the precious things that only happens once! Also you can know that he can come home after a hard days work and know that you are at home with dinner ready (or started or there is a hope for it soon ; ) ) and a fresh smile on your face that says 'I've been waiting for you ALL day'!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happiness!

Happiness!! What more can I say?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I am Thankful


I am just so thankful for my amazing family! I have THE bestest husband in the whole world! I'm so happy to be HIS wife! Our daughter is simply the sweet little lady! She is such a joy! I love to hear her randomly giggle! Right now she is in a really fun stage where she loves to play with us and gabber! She is now saying 'Da Da', 'Ma Ma', and sometimes 'Hi'! She used to call me 'Ba Ba'... I think it was because the Mmm sound was hard for her to get so she replaced it with B! : ) Now if she's crying sometimes she'll say 'Mama ma ma Ba Ba ba ba'. It's kind of cute.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Lately I've been feeling like I've been hibernating... just waiting for Spring to come. I miss things like walks in the sun, gardening and many other great outdoor activities! I've been thinking of all the great outdoor things that I really hope to do one day! Like vegetable gardening, canning, herb gardening, raising our own fruit, raising bees, raising animals, and so much more! I want to be self-sufficient!


Speaking of self-sufficiency...


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This is an amazing book! I've been making a lot of my own natural cleaners with this book! It's so much fun to clean with something that you made yourself! And that you feel good about breathing in the fumes! I'm really not a big one on breathing in something that could do some harm... a lot of cleaners tell you to be cautious breathing or not use at all while pregnant, so why would I want to breath them while not pregnant? Plus a lot of the cleaners are really unsafe to have around while there are small children in the house. Even tho you still don't want your children to play with or drink the homemade cleaners, it's not going to necessarily burn their insides if they accidently do.


Have you read this book? Or any other good self-sufficiency book? I would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 1 (31 days to Clean)

On Day one the Mary Challenge is to write a mission statement as to why you want a clean home! Here is mine! : )


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Reasons why I want a clean home

~ because I want my husband to feel like a king in his castle

~ because it’s healthier

~ because you can find things easier

~ because I want to be productive

~ so that I can have company come over and not be scrounging around the day of trying to get things presentable before they get here.


“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” proverbs 14:1

“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27

31 Days to Clean!

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I got my 31 Days to Clean E-book a while back and read it completely through! I am going to be doing it day to day now tho! : ) I am really excited to start! I think I'm going to be doing it a bit differently. I am going to sometimes do more than one day in a day and some days I won't be doing it at all. But I am still hoping that it'll take me about 31 days to go through it! : ) I can't wait to get started! I hope to be blogging about the progress I make as I go! : ) Let's see how I do! ; )

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wise Woman Consultant giveaway! :-)

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I would love to win this giveaway! :-) Check it out!

Remembering 4 years ago~

Four years ago was a very difficult time for our family. On May 16th 2007, just before my sister, Majesta's 21st birthday, Majesta crashed on her bike while riding down a hill. These last four years have been ones filled with hope, many prayers, and tears. We all are still hoping that the Lord will heal Majesta completely! Prayers for her are still muchly appreciated! This time of year it seams like so many memories go through my mind. I think about that horrible experience at the hospital four years ago. I always remember the pain of feeling like she was going to die. The doctors came in at one point and told my parents to come and say goodbye because she was in cardiac arrest. I still remember the look on my dad's face when they came back in. It was a look of almost relief yet complete sadness. I knew at that moment when I seen my dad's face that she was okay for the moment. The time in the hospital four years ago seamed like it lasted an eternity. Doctors said things like 'she isn't going to make it' and 'she made it through the night'. My sister is still with us! And even tho she doesn't respond in any way, we know that the Lord has a plan for her. He knows her every need and He is faithful to continue His good work in her! I am very thankful that He is in control of her life!

My sister Trin wrote a blog post about her last year.



Monday, May 16, 2011

Oh so close...

This video was taken about a week ago! Since then she's gotten even closer to crawling! Soon enough she'll be running around all over the place! WOW!!! I just can't believe it!


Smiles!

Smiles are my favorite! I just LOVE smiles! And smiles from our little girl are the best!

This picture was taken about 3 days after she was born!
Smiling at Antie Trin!
Smiling and talking to mama at Christmas time!
This was taken just a few weeks ago! Isn't she just the cutest!!?
I won the hat and leggings! YAY! I just love the hat and leggings! But the smiles are priceless! When she smiles at me it just melts my heart!! And I want to SQUISH her!!! :D


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A picture story!

These pictures were all taken back to back! This is very common of Susie! :-)

'Oooh look a block!'
'But the block isn't as interesting as what's in my hand'
'I just love burp cloths'
'YUM'
'Right where it belongs'

That's my little sweetheart! She just loves putting things in her mouth, especially burp cloths!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Silly girl!



This makes me laugh every time I watch it! Hope you get a chuckle outta it to! :-)

An update on my blog! : )

So today I took some time to update my blog! : ) I am ready to start blogging again! (I think ; ) ) What do you think of the new blog? : )

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A healthy cookbook giveaway! :-)

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Check out this giveaway! Ending May 8th.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Our little talker!


This is Susannah at 2 1/2 months old learning to talk to mama! :-) She is now a chatter box and just chatters up a storm! :-)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Back again!

As of late it's been rather hard to get on here. I've been completely absorbed in my family! So that being said... here are some pictures! :-)

Susie is just as happy a little girl as she can be! :-) We are loving seeing her character come out more and more! She is a sweet, goofy, silly, fun little girl who is extremely loved by so many family members! ;-)

Can't help but LOVE that adorable smile! ;-)

Us!!

She sometimes gets this little shy thing going on... I don't know where she got that from! ;-) heh heh

There's our little princess! All dress up in her simply lovely lavender dress!

Acting all shy again! ;-) Oooh don't you want to just SQUISH her!!!? ;-) Doing a cute little half smile at me while be held by Mr. Wonderful!

Gotta love a moby!!!! ;-)