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Sunday, November 30, 2008


Here it is as Chloe's room. It had lots of stuff in it...I've scaled back, with the other two!

This is Maci's room! Above her bed reads "Sweet dreams"
This one was Emma's. I don't have a pict of her bedding on here, it's really cute!

So I thought it might be fun to post all three girls nurserys! It was Chloes's first...very girly. I loved the softness of the pink. Then it was Emma's. Yellow, bright and fun. Now, it's Maci's sage, quiet, and simple. I have loved the room each time!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


My mother-in-law has a tradition of saying what we are thankful for at the dinner table while we celebrate our thanksgiving meal together. Each year I have taken the easy way out and have always said my hubby and kids. This year I really spent some time thinking about all that I am thankful for. Wow, there is so much to be thankful for. God is sovereign. That is what I am most thankful for. He is in control of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I am so thankful that I can rest my head each night confident that He is in control and knows what's best for me and my family. As a mother of three little princesses, I often worry about this or that. He has freed me to trust Him. He is my Abba Father, my place of rest. I, honestly, do not know how people journey thru life without Him. I would be a wreck.
We traveled to Oklahoma this year for Thanksgiving. It was quite the day. Chloe got sick two hours into our trip. We decided to go a head and go anyways. We got there and a few hours later, her eye was so swollen and we decided to take her to the ER. Turns out that she has a strep infection in her face. Four hours later, we were on our way home with medicine in hand. She woke up the next morning back to normal, no temp. We enjoyed our meal and our family even more. The girls were spoiled by all of the desserts that they had to choose from and feasted on the cherry cheesecake (thanks Aunt Kathy). I am ashamed to say that I failed to take pictures. I will try to get some from my aunt to post on here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I won! I won!

I never win anything! Ever! Well, that's partly because I never enter things. My pedi game me some Enfamil samples which had codes on them for a sweepstakes that they were doing. I thought, "why not?" and entered the codes online. A few months has passed by and out of the blue comes an email! I actually won! WOW! I won a $1000 giftcard to Babies R Us! I am so excited about this! My house is a babies r us! We have three under four! We have two in diapers and one in pull ups (at night only). We are totally going to use it on diapers and baby food! I can't wait to get it. It will take 8-10 weeks...don't you know I will be watching for the mail man come January! :o)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Busy busy busy...

These are a few picts from our trip to Dallas. For some reason I can't see them on this as I am typing tonight, but will try to come back and edit and add more at a later date!

I love this time of year as it's filled with fun lights and holiday memories. I love spending time with my family and carefully buying each person gifts that I think will bless them. However, this time of year also comes with stress. The thing I hate most is feeling hurried from one place to the next. Today while running a quick errond with Chloe, I found myself saying "hurry Chloe, hurry" I do it to myself. I don't want my girls to think that the holidays are stressful, instead I want them to think it's time for family. Through the busyness, I was able to take a few pictures...here they are:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Totally Blessed!

So I just turned 29! For real...my first 29th birthday! As I get older, I don't really look forward to my birthday with great anticipation of something fantastic happening. I never know really what to expect, except a few cards and phone calls. This year was filled full of great surprises! From the phone calls, to the delivery of chocolate covered strawberries, to the date night, to the night out with the girls...to the homemade muffin, to the unexpected gift card, to the lunch dates with mentors...WOW! I am so blessed to have so many friends and family that love me and know exactly how to make me feel so special. My birthday is a great time for me to reflect on the past year...so here goes: So I didn't lose the 50lbs that I wanted to lose, and I didn't invent something that would bring in millions of dollars, and I didn't master being super mom (or wife for that matter), but I did do one of the most important things...I grew in relationships with all of you! I carried and evicted my third daughter. I focused more on the Lord's will for my life and my family, and gave up my selfish expectations of how I thought things should go. I cried with friends who needed me to, I laughed at myself when I made mistakes, and I kept in close contact with a dear friend who moved back home (and was even able to fly out to see her! Thanks stimulus check!) I kept my mouth shut more when I needed to the most, and I put aside my "me time" to go outside with the girls. I have a lot more growing up to do (notice that I said UP not OUT!) and am praying that the Lord will continue to do a work in me. I pray that I will become more of a woman of action and less of a woman of words. I pray that you will feel more loved and valued by me in the days to come.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Messy Monday

This picture says it all...this is Emma after finishing her pizza. She was a total mess! She gets a bath after dinner every night because she usually looks like this.
I love this picture...they were all so relaxed!

They were having so much fun, laughing so hard! I love it!

We enjoyed the 75 degree weather today! It was so beautiful. I raked up a few leaves and let the girls go to town. They jumped in them, threw them, layed in them, kick them....just had a blast. It was so much fun to see them laughing and enjoying themselves. Afterwards, we came in and I made the girls english muffin pizzas. They think these are great and they are super easy to make.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tooth Fairy

A family Halloween shot at the mall. Steve, his queen, and three princesses.
We forgot our candy bags, but thought that the Chick-fil-a bags worked great! Chloe got tons of candy was totally content!

Maci decided she wanted a treat, too. So she found her thumb and went after it! She will probably be a thumb sucker just like Emma. I've been trying to make her a pacie girl.

Emma didn't quite know how to say "trick or treat" but was very excited to walk up to people who were holding a candy bowl and watch them drop candy in her bag.

So I probably bought myself the "meanest mom on the planet" award for this, but it was all I could come up with. I am totally a money saver...always looking for ways to make cuts and save. After paying a large dental bill this month on my own teeth, I couldn't stand the thought of paying more for the girls teeth. Emma is young enough that I can still get away with things. Chloe, on the other hand is much too smart for that! So before putting Chloe to bed, I told her that the tooth fairy might come tonight. Here is how the conversation went:

Mommy: Chloe, the tooth fairy is going to come tonight!
Chloe: The tooth fairy? Why is she coming?
Mommy: She is going to come and take all of your candy, and trade it for a new toothbrush.
Chloe: Why is she going to take all of my candy?
Mommy: Candy is bad for your teeth and she doesn't want your teeth to get cavities.
Chloe: Is candy bad for my body?
Mommy: Yes, candy is bad for your body.
Chloe: Are cookies bad for my body, too?
Mommy: Yes, they are.
Chloe: Then why do you give me one at the grocery store?
Mommy: It's a once in the while treat.
Chloe: I want my candy for a once in a while treat too.
Mommy: Okay but the tooth fairy is going to take it all tonight, so tell it bye bye
Chloe: bye bye candy, mommy, can we hide 3 pieces from the tooth fairy?

So it was successful. She was happy with hiding the 3 pieces (in the fridge, and securing it with the fridge lock!) and I was happy convincing her that the rest was gone! She woke up this morning, found her new toothbrush that lights up, and was so excited! "Mommy, Mama, mommy, mama, she came, she came!" I love it! I wonder how many more years I have doing this before she out smarts me.