Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Wild Hair

My daughter has inherited my hair...wild and curly. Check out these flips.

Monday, January 25, 2010

"All About MEme" Monday

All About MEme
with MommyBrain and SupahMommy

This week we want you to share with us your own personal experiences with "dealbreakers." Example: You know that hot man candy dude who took of his shirt at the beach when you were 23- only to reveal a DEALBREAKER kermit the frog tattoo or rampant wolf like back hair?

A. List of your top 5 relationship dealbreakers.
B. Tell us about a time you experienced a DealBreaker.

My Top 5 Dealbreakers
Well, of course since I'm married...there are no dealbreakers because there are no deals to be made. But, back in the day, these were my dealbreakers.

5. He was a bad kisser.
4. He smoked.
3. He was shorter than me. (I'm only 5'3'')
2. His bromance got in the way of us spending time together.
and here it comes...the #1 dealbreaker...
1. He was arrested and waiting for his court date to find out if he'd be going to jail.

And yes, all of the above were actual dealbreakers in my dating days. So glad I found my Mr. Right!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Nesting for Toddlers?

When I was pregnant with *L*, I did the whole nesting thing. Her room was ready way in advance. I re-organized her drawers and closet several times before she was even born. Since then, I've re-organized things countless times. However, when I was pregnant with *S*, I didn't do much nesting. I think I was just so tired from being pregnant and keeping up with *L*. (She was only 8 months when I got pregnant!) Plus, his room didn't have a lot of room for nesting because the guest bed was in there. I still am not happy with his room. But that's a whole 'nother blog post.
I recently decided that *L* should move into a big girl bed now that she is 2. I'd love to be able to cuddle with her when I put her to bed. And she's already climbed onto the crib rail a couple of times. Fortunately, she tightly hugged the rail both times til I went in and got her down. We already have the guest bed and her crib converts to a full size headboard & footboard. And I can give her crib mattress to *S*. He's still sleeping in a bassinette/minicrib which I am anxious to get him out of. However, just switching beds was not enough of a plan for me. I decided that her new quilt needed to have accessories around the room that matched. I went shopping. My mom had given me money to buy *S* a mattress. But since we didn't need it after all, she said I could use it to buy *L*'s bedding. After choosing a quilt and some decorative pillows, I threw in a wall painting, night light, wall decals...uh oh. I already decided I don't need the matching night light and put that in the bag to return to Target. I have a feeling more will go into that bag as I realize that I don't need to makeover her entire room.
As for the actual work of moving furniture around and getting her room made-over, Aaron has been intentionally stalling. So, I decided I'll just have to do it myself. We still haven't ordered the conversion kit to attach the head/footboard to the bed, so that will have to wait. But I want to get everything else done. That probably won't go as planned either. Once I start moving bookshelves and dressers, I'll probably realize it would be easier to wait for Aaron to move the big stuff. But maybe my nesting insticts will kick in and I'll get it done.

These are the 2 pillows that I can't wait to put on her new big girl bed.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Haiti

I can't really make this "wordless" because I need to ask you to do something to help people in Haiti. I purposely didn't choose a picture of hurting people because my heart just can't take it anymore. But you can see the devastation in this picture. The people of Haiti need your help. There is a wonderful organization that runs the Real Hope for Haiti Rescue Center that feeds and houses malnutritioned children. Their building was damaged and the children are all having to sleep outside. They are also trying to help people who were injured in the earthquake. Licia, who runs the rescue center, just sent her 3 sons to live with her brother in Washington because they were having such a difficult time dealing with everything that is happening. She is also expecting a baby in August! Her husband is Haitan and his sister, who is pregnant, is going to have both her legs amputated. He still has not found many of his friends. Please pray for their family and their rescue center. If you are able to help the Rescue Center financially, they have a Paypal button on their blog or you can mail them a check. You can also text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross. It will be added to your phone bill. Please pray for the many needs in Haiti and do something to help.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Project Life Tuesday: Week 2

Okay, I'm cheating a little bit. I didn't actually take a picture a day. The Project Life kits aren't available yet on Amazon, so I'm behind already. That is causing me to procrastinate taking pictures, too. And realistically, I doubt I'll be faithful in taking daily pictures. It'll probably be more like weekly faves. So, here are my favorite pics for the week. And since I didn't participate last week, I added a few extras. Check out more Project Life posts by clicking the Project Life Tuesday button.

*S* eating a teething biscuit for the first time.

My 2 cute kids playing together.

Their blocks they play with EVERY day.

*S* sporting his Broncos jersey and gettin' some love from Daddy.

My baby boy can stand now, holding on to the couch! I love when they play side by side.

My Baby Girl

My Baby Boy

Monday, January 18, 2010

Re-thinking my blog...again

So, I haven't been blogging regularly like I used to because I'm rethinking the purpose of my blog again. A couple of months ago, I started reading people's blogs and got really motivated to start my own. I didn't really know what I wanted to write about so I found inspiration from others and came up with a topic for each weekday. However, that eventually became a chore. I felt like sometimes I was writing just because I was supposed to and not because I wanted to. Also, I sometimes feel like I don't have time to blog and do other things I want to focus on. So, I'm trying to figure out how to use my blog to help me accomplish some other things. For example, I want to start the Project Life kit by Becky Higgins. A blog I read, The Mom Creative, will be doing a link up on Tuesdays where people can link their blogs to show off their pictures for the week. I'm excited because my blog will actually be helping me to do something that's important to me...documenting our family life through pictures. I'm hoping to use my blog to keep track of milestones in my kid's lives, too. *S*'s baby book is still empty and *L*'s is done up to the first year (she's 2 now). I know there are some things I can go back and look at from my blog. So, I'd like to make that something intentional from now on. I also want to have record of the funny stuff that happens in life. Helene has a hilarious blog where she often writes about the funny stuff her kids say and do. She has 2 sets of twins, so you can only imagine. She could publish her blog into a book and it would sell like crazy! So, I'm still cooking up my blog ideas. Any suggestions for other ways to use my blog to help me be an organized working mom with great photos and memories of my family? For those of you that blog, how do you use your blog to help you accomplish goals that you have?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Project Life...sometime this year

So I really want to do the Project Life kit, but I found out about it late. They are not currently taking orders. Every day, I check Becky Higgins blog to see if their Amazon store is ready so I can order it. It's frustrating to wait. However, the point of Project Life is to take a picture every day. And since I don't have the kit, I haven't been motivated to take pics. I've only taken pics one time...of *S* eating and making a mess. So, I've got to start clicking away so I have pics to put in my kit once I finally get to order it. Then, I'll start posting my pics on Project Life Tuesdays to link up with Jessica Turner.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Playtime

I love that they play together now!

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