Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Outside The Box

Well, give me a week without a crazy schedule, and you will find us all still in our PJ's at noon. After all, if we have no where to go, why not stay in our pj's? They are the most comfortable piece of clothing that God created, am I right? ?

Listen, it's the holidays, with all the food we have flying around here ( and I actually mean that literally), pajama pants are just practical. least that's what I think...

Oh yea, I've wrote about this before. My passion for pj's runs deep. Real deep.

And let me just tell you, our girls just LOVED all their gifts this season - they can't put them down. Unless of course they are too busy spending ALL their time playing with the boxes instead of the actual toy...

That's right folks, that is your everyday "camp out in a box."

At least they brought the camera. You never know what kind of scenery you might run into inside A BOX!!

Ahem (again)...I'm not bitter. It's not like I stood in 10 degree weather at 4am on Black Friday for those no no, not me. Alright I did.


I hope you all have a fabulous New Years! We are having some company over and making a some yummy food (like I need more delicious dishes laying around here!). I will post pics of our yummy appetizers.

Please be careful, and please be safe! I had to say it, it's the mom in me...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Good Times

Christmas brought great memories...

Good food (and I mean gain a few pounds good)...

Lots (too many, actually) of fun gifts...

And some incredibly cute winter accessories...

That, is some serious sweetness right there :).

Hope you all had a great holiday!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

From Us...

Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas - I can't wait to read about all your holiday fun!!

Much love...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Christmas cookies, Check.

Snow outside our window, Check.

Proper attire, Check.
2 amazingly sweet babies that love wrapping paper, Check Check.

I don't know about you, but I have some excited little girls over here... :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Is That What I Think It Is?

Wow, where have I been!? I feel like I have lost track of what day it is...and I actually have.

I thought it was Friday today, so I took goodie bags for Ella's Friday Christmas party, only to find out that I was one day ahead of the rest of the world...(or at least the rest of our town) I showed up at Ella's classroom door with a box full of goodie bags for a party that wasn't happening yet. I was a little embarrassed.

But not as embarrassed as I was yesterday when I was waiting in line for 4 prescriptions at the local store. It's quiet, people are waiting for medicine, the babies are throwing cheerios, and the older girls are running around a pole in the middle of the aisle...

Reese picks up a a box of pregnancy tests and says,

"mommy, is this the medicine you need? Here it is mommy!"

Ahem, baby put that back. Believe it or not, mommy doesn't currently need that medicine...I know it's shocking.

People chuckle, and confirm that "with as many kids as you've got here, it's no wonder she thinks you need one of those!"

Oh that's hilarious, really, very original. :)

(it was kinda funny, actually)

(the perfect oppurtunity to throw out a joke)


Good thing this pregnancy test finder is such cutie...

Tomorrow? Christmas cookies. Pictures to follow :).

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Good Nights Sleep

I guess I would sleep like a baby too...

If I spent all day crawling around, and licking every window in the house...

That can take a lot of energy out of you, don't ya know!? :)
Do you see her looking at me in the reflection? Cracks me up.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

(A Random Post)

I know I have been missing lately - life is just a little...well, wild.

I am up to my eyeballs in laundry. But don't worry, I have more help than I need...

And I thought of taking a little bloggy break...just cause life is a little out of control...

But then who would appreciate the fact that I got pulled over yesterday, just so the Police Officer could tell me my front license plate was missing?

And who would really appreciate the fact that he pulled me over for just that, and not the fact that I was going like 72mph instead of 65?

(Maybe I was going 77.)

(Alright, I was definitely going 77.)

(And for future reference, please don't pull me over while the babies are sleeping...taking away from the few quite moments in my day....thankyouverymuch)

Sorry, I value my quiet time.

If I didn't blog, who would I tell about the old lady at Trader Joe's yesterday that asked me if I was running a nursery?

Who would laugh with me about these things!?

You ladies keep me sane, and keep me laughing. (and I really love to laugh) I love getting my thoughts out here. It's therapeutic - even if they don't make sense sometimes :).

Speaking of babies, don't you just want to squeeze this little love??? Yum.

In other news, I've been thinking that maybe I should get over myself and just accept our situation. It's not like it will last forever...even though it feels that way sometimes. Maybe I should believe what I say when I say that this is God's plan for our family - His perfect plan for this season in our life. You know, because it's a lot easier to just get on board w/ His plan than to try to make my plans have holes and selfish demands.

But I just want find a house...I miss our home, Lord!!!

Ahem, Humility isn't easy, people.

I need to listen to Him more. Listening to myself talk all day is exhausting.

(even though I do make myself laugh at times.)

(and unless of course I'm talking into a Starbucks speaker ordering a Tall Skinny Peppermint Mocha. That talking is beautiful and beneficial....and delicious.)

So anyways, that's what we've been up to the past few days. Business as usual.

(if you consider living with this sweet little thing "usual".)

Hope you all are having a fabulous week!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

From Her Head To Her Feet

Our little Raya is back in action...

She is full of energy - From her tough little head...

Down to her sweet little toes.

Which is good - cause Kinley needs her sidekick :)!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Please Pray For Raya

UPDATE: We are home. Raya's CT scan was clear. She got to come home with a concussion and a sore little head. We have to wake her every 3 hours, and every time I do, I thank God that I am rocking my baby at home, and not in a more tragic situation in the hospital. We are so lucky, I can't say that enough.

Raya (who only stands alone for about 2 seconds) had pulled up on the gate that was at the stairs - the lock popped open, and she literally just went face first, head over feet, down 15 steps. I saw her pull up, but right before I got to her, the gate opened and she fell. It was without a doubt, the worst 3 seconds I think I've ever had. Those gates aren't completely child proof. It was truly a "something horrific is about to happen to my baby - mom moment." I wish I could get the image out of my head.

Anyway, I am more thankful than you will ever know for your prayers, comments, and means the world. I will check in again, hopefully w/ some pics of our sweet little trooper :).


Raya fell down a flight of stairs - she is vomiting and not herself. We are on the way to the hospital...please pray for her if you get a second...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I'm Just Going To Say It

I miss this little place...

This small house that we started our journey in just 6 years ago.

I miss my tiny laundry room...

my narrow driveway

and our kitchen table.

I miss my spice rack...

I miss our pictures on the wall...

the place on the couch where I used to sit at night and blog and edit pictures...

and I miss the "feeling" of our home.

I miss our old windows that the babies used to stand at and watch the older girls play out back...

I loved taking pictures by those windows...

But this is just a season, right?

Things will eventually go back to normal, right?

We will find another home soon, right!?!?

(at this point it's ok if you lie to make me feel better)

So what brought a good laugh and a smile tonight to this house hunter? National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

(and chocolate covered pretzels)

(and possibly a chocolate chip cookie)

(or two.)

And the quote, "Suprised, Eddie? If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet I wouldn't be more surprised than I am right now." Hahahaha, I don't care who you are, that's funny.

Hey it's the small things, right!?

Hope you all had a great week!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tis The Season

For Holiday Tutu's.

Now that, is some serious Holiday Sweetness. :)

These tutu's were made by Jeni over at Carabella's, you must head over there and check out all of her adorable stuff!