Friday, September 30, 2011


This video is one that I thoroughly enjoyed.

It made me think back to all of my favorite memories.

What's your favorite memory?

I have two favorite memories that are so linked together that I'll share both,
But first I have to tell you what led up to them...
I found out I was pregnant, it would be our first baby and I was so excited.
A couple months passed and I lost that tiny baby.
I was no longer pregnant and I felt so empty and lost.  More so than I had ever felt in my life.

Later on I went to my doctor because of pelvic pain.  The doctor looked worried.  She believed my symptoms to be that of an ectopic pregnancy (when an egg implants itself somewhere other than the uterus, super dangerous) and told me that, after a quick ultrasound to be sure, I would need to rushed over to the hospital for surgery.

I was scared and hoped with all my heart that she was wrong.
I had already lost a baby and wasn't ready for something like this.
They took me to the ultrasound room and a minute after starting, the tech said, "Did you know you're 7 weeks pregnant?"

I didn't know what to say.
I was so excited.
And so scared.
I didn't want to go through another miscarriage.

Fast forward to the birth of my son Mason.
They handed him to me and he was so beautiful.
I did it.
He made it.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Our little family loves camping.
I'll definitely be missing it during these colder months.
We went camping several times this summer and on one of our trips, with the help of Grandpa and Daddy,
My boys caught their first fish.

No biggie.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Put it Back"

My friend Rachel recently shared this video and it made me oh so happy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


When you ask Jimmy to smile for the camera
This is what you get...

Image via: my cell phone

Yeah, he's awesome. 

Monday, September 26, 2011


The day before had been a particularly difficult one.
After my morning run I collapsed on the grass and when I normally would start stretching, I was distracted.
I could not take my eyes off the sky and how pretty it was.
What I normally take for granted every single day, I noticed on this day and I am so grateful.
I needed this moment to notice the beauty of what's around me every day.
As I was staring at the HUGE sky, suddenly my stress didn't feel so big.
We're all pretty lucky you know.

And I'm pretty grateful for these guys too..

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Broken Cookies

When I make cookies I always end up eating the broken/messed-up/smashed ones.
I do this for a couple of reasons..

One: To leave the good ones for others.  I wish I could say I do this to be nice but it's more because I want to appear (to those I serve the cookies to) to have done a really good job cooking perfect cookies.
Two: Because It feels like I am eating less when I am eating broken and smashed cookie pieces.
Well, on this day, I made a small batch and ended up needing to eat almost all of them.
I think I subconsciously screwed them up so that I could eat them all.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Make-up Pro

My Mason has entered the beauty industry and is currently looking for clients on which he can apply his skills.
Anyone interested?

His rates are great.
I'm sure he'll do your make-up for trade if you're interested..
Do you have any candy?

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I was looking through cell phone pictures and I came across these.
There's just something irresistible about little boys in pajamas.

Even if they're on their heads.

Or they're wearing them as cats and dogs..

Even at the grocery store at 9:30 at night searching for some quality, reasonably priced avocados.
Davey was out of town and I was sick of being alone at night after the kids went to bed so we hopped in the car and went looking for avocados for guacamole.  We ended up going to a few grocery stores and seeing several people we know.  Who brings their whole family to the grocery store in their pajamas?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Salsa Boy


 is a boy after my own heart.

 He'll sit with me at 9 in the morning to share a bowl (or two) of guacamole/salsa and chips.

I would eat salsa, chips and avocado for every meal if my husband would let me get away with it.
Jimmy's fine with it.

Washing it down with a cup bigger than his face.

Happy Friday everyone.
I'm almost done with our bedroom re-do..
Maybe I'll share some pics soon.

ps.. I apologize for the blurry cell phone pics.

Sunday, September 11, 2011



Adoption Bio

I updated our bio a bit...

Why do we have a bio?
Well, as most of you already know, we are planning on adopting
 And we decided to write up and post a little family bio for people to refer to.
Maybe someday a miracle will happen and a sweet birth mother somewhere will see our bio and decide to place their baby with us. Maybe. I can dream right?
This can only happen if they have the chance to get to know us.
So, if you can.. help us spread the word.
I will put this in our side bar for easy reference.

Click the image to enlarge.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I have a lot of updating to do.
But not today.
I am still catching up on life 
And life comes before the blog.
But, in the meantime, I will share with you a post that broke my heart
In every single way.