Monday, April 30, 2012

The Ponytail

I'm probably overly excited about this, but Amelia let me put her hair in a ponytail over the weekend.  The most significant thing about this is...she left it up!  Up until this point she would have nothing to do with me putting her hair up, because, 'it hurts mama'.  But Sunday night she ASKED me to put her hair up!  She even cried when I told her we had to take it down to wash her hair and this morning she went to the babysitters house with her hair in a ponytail!  I love it and her!
This morning.
Before the break down when I told her we had to take it down.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Entertainment

For your viewing enjoyment this Friday morning I have a video of Asher that I thought was pretty funny! He's at Mema's doing chin-ups on the oven door.  Little dude, is SO strong, I really don't think it's natural to be this strong at seven and a half months old.

I have another video that I will post soon of the kids laughing together at bath time, but Nathan's phone won't send it to mine.  Stupid Andriod.  :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Random ramblings

- I'm loving this weather, but it's almost hot enough I need my air conditioner on I'm trying to refrain since it's suppose to cool down again.

- I'm addicted to Dr. Pepper.

- I really want to go shopping or get a pedicure or just have a day off!!

- Our house cleaner starts Monday, should I pre-clean this weekend?

- I'm happy to report that Asher is sleeping a lot better, we are now consistently getting a good 7-8 hour stretch of night time sleep.
-  We are having a garage sale, June 2nd, our stuff will be departing my house and residing in someone else's. (I hope!)

- Tuesday I did SEVEN loads are laundry, insanity I say.  I'm not sure how adding one more person to our house equals so much more laundry.

- The candy jar is full as work, bad news for me.

Enjoy what's rest of your week!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pictures from Kendra

I failed to take a single picture this weekend.  We had a lot going on and with Grandpa's funeral we were out of pocket all day Sunday, so no pictures.  But Kendra is great about sending me pictures of the kids throughout the day and here are some of my favorites she has snapped.

This is Asher's current 'thing' he pulls up and stand on EVERYTHING.
Making goofy faces at the camera.
She loves flowers.
And blankets.
Looking very innocent in this picture.
Kendra said she said, 'Smile Asher' and this is what she got.
Playing at the park.
Amelia sitting in the Bumbo, I'm guessing she was 'stuck' when it was time to get up.
Lunch time.
Hiding eggs.
My babies playing together. :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

How Great Thou Art

My Grandpa past away last night.  I'm sad and I will grieve, but also I'm thankful he's not in pain and didn't have to surfer long.  I cling to God's promise in, 2 Corinthians 5:6-8  6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Random Ramblings

- My daughter has out grown ALL her long pants, and I can't find long pants ANYWHERE. Anyone know of someone looking to get rid of 3T's?

- I might be getting a house cleaner on a every other week bases. Woo hoo! This is something I never thought I would do, but working, having two kids, trying to maintain a house AND keeping my insanity, is HARD!

- I'm now on book three of my Harry Potter reread!

- I still watch Days of Our Lives when I'm home from work.

- The new babysitter, Kendra, working out fabulously! Praise God.

- I'm really hoping to mark some 'to do's' off of my list this weekend. We have no plans and I'm looking to accomplish a lot!!

- We've switched little man back to Gentlease formula, and he seems to be doing fine! This is going to help the checkbook, a lot!!

- I could eat Chick-fil-a everyday.

- I'm cleaning my closet out, it is ridiculous.

- Lois and I bought a Silhouette Camo cutting machine, I am SO excited!! I have a ton of projects in mind!
That's all I've got for today. It's nap time at my house and I need to fold a mound of laundry! And what's a blog post without a couple of pictures of some cute kids??

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Picture Post

We had a low key, not much going on weekend, so I'm going to post some pictures. The first ones my sister, Brittney took at Easter. Those are followed by random ones from our weekend, Asher sleeping on the lawn mower, Amelia playing in the water after the rain and Asher 'driving' the cozy coupe.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Deuteronomy 33:24-25

24 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.
25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.

~ Deuteronomy 33:24-25  King James Version

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Weekend

We had a great, but super busy Easter weekend.  I was completely exhausted on Sunday evening!  Running from place to place with TWO kids is a workout in it's self!

Saturday morning we got up early and headed to Reeds to visit with my grandparents.  This was very hard for me, but turned into such a good thing.  Recently we found out that my Grandpa has cancer.  Not just cancer, but three different types of cancer in three different places in his body.  The prognosis is grim, but as Nathan reminds me, we live on God's time not a doctors time.  So we're taking every opportunity we have to spend time with him while we can.  Saturday was a good day and it was great for me to see him upbeat and almost his normal self.  I'm choosing to cling to this good days, rather than dwell on what's to come.  Saturday afternoon and evening consisted of getting groceries and prepping stuff for Sunday. 
Sunday was quite the whirlwind.  Amelia and Asher had a visit from the Easter bunny before church.  We did the 8:30 early church service, followed by Sunday school, and then at 10:30 we did Asher's baby dedication (which had been rescheduled because he was sick), immediately afterwards Kylie was baptized.  Stupid me didn't give my camera to anyone to take pictures for me, but my sister Kate was there and she took pictures, I'm hoping to steal some of those and I'll post them later.  After Kylie's baptism we ran home and threw the kids down for naps so we could go to Mema and Papa's for lunch.  After lunch and spending some time playing at Mema and Papa's we were off to Cassville to my families Easter get together.  Brittney took pictures, and I know she got some great ones of Amelia hunting eggs and playing, so I'll steal some of those as well!  :) 
So sometime soon I'll do an entire picture post from this weekend!  I however did get a few pictures taken before we left the house for church, so here are those!

Bringing the baskets inside.
The Easter bunny did good!
We 'planted' jelly beans and they 'grew' into suckers!
Little man's 1st Easter.
All ready for Church.
No Mama, don't take my picture!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hot Springs

We went to Hot Springs this weekend to the horse races! It was such a wonderful time!! We went with great friends who we rarely get to see but every time we hang out we say we should do it more. We really had a blast and it's actually fairly cheap entertainment for a whole afternoon of fun! After a day of racing we had an excellent dinner at Fisherman's Wraft followed by ice cream at the Purple Cow. And for the most exciting part....drum roll please...a full night of sleep!!! Woo hoo! Although I still woke up at 3, 4, and 6, but on the plus side I didn't actually have to get up!!

The Horses
Me and Bekah
Hanging out with my Favorite Guy!
Sunday we got up and headed back fairly early so we could stop in Branson and do a little shopping.  I had a pretty successful shopping trip, which always makes me happy!

Of course the best part of the weekend was coming home to smiling, beautiful babies!

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