Friday, July 29, 2011

"Hope" is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—

And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—

I've heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.

Emily Dickinson

Need A Lift?

You aren't feeling that well bestie? That's alright, hop on I'll give ya a lift!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Is this considered torture??

Went to the party supply store the other day with the bestie so she could pick up some stuff for the birthday party that took place last night. Colt and I got carried away with trying on glasses. Okay so it was more me bribing him to try just one last pair in exchange for candy but it was all in good fun! :)

And because she knows I couldn't possibly leave her out....

Monday, July 25, 2011

He's All Grown Up

Colt went to a birthday party tonight ALONE! Okay so he isn't completely alone, my bestie picked him up but I'm not there so he is alone. He was so excited, he kept saying bye see you later. I didn't even get a hug or kiss. Probably a good thing though because I've been battling a virus last couple of days. I'm gonna lay down and get some rest while he is gone partying it up at the splashpad!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just Because

It's been one of those days. I've been tried and tested. I'm having a hard time fighting the sadness tonight. Some days I feel so strong and I feel like I have the answers and I know everything is going to work out fine but even though I know all this I can't always keep the sadness and grief at bay. I want to. I want to stay happy. It's just not always as easy as I want it to be. There's not a switch that I can just flip when I'm having a bad day.
 I can however make a cherry dump cake. Mix that with a little bit of vanilla ice cream and I'm doing alright.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I started my morning off by going fishin' for some rice crispys up a well-known toddlers nose. Any guesses on who that could of been???  ::Smiles::
What kinds of things have you had to go fishin' for??

Monday, July 18, 2011

What's for Monday Dinner?

I'm making this recipe that I found over at Its called Bacon Cheeseburger Chicken and I think it looks absolutely delicious and like a heart attack in waiting. My mom doesn't think the ingredient combo sounds so good. We'll find out in about 23 minutes.......     Okay I didn't get this posted before we finished dinner--it was DELISH!!!!

While we wait....
I went to my dear friend Dianas baby shower for her precious baby #2 yesterday. I had so much fun! I was the pretend photographer of the day and haven't finished going through all the pictures yet but here's a tiny sneak peek.

I hope they turned out okay and that she likes them. I'll find out later this week!
Today Colton and I got up early and went to the park and splashpad. We enjoyed it for a few minutes before we were covered in sweat. It was hot out.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Is it just me?

I don't know what is going on with me today but I'm in a mood. Anything and everything(one) is setting me off. My morning didn't get off to a great start and maybe that just set the day.
 I had a friend point out to me recently that she needs support. She needs her friends and she feels that her friends should know when she needs them and just be there. I think we all want that. Unfortunately facebook and texting seem to be the easier approach nowadays. Everybody is so wrapped up in their own lives, wants and needs that if you need something you have to ask for it. I wish it wasn't this way but it is. I'm going to make a genuine effort and be there (unasked) for my friends. I hope they will return the favor.
Just in case though, if any of you need someone to be there for you, don't hesitate to ask. Whether I know you in person or not, I'll be happy to be a support for you.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Can You Help Me Find The Cheese??

......Thats what I asked my husband last night while I was finishing up dinner. I had been searching for twenty minutes trying to find the block of cheese that I had just opened that morning. How many places can a block of cheese hide? I thought I was going crazy. We kept asking Colt if he ate the cheese which of course he replied yes he took it because he had been eating string cheese earlier. Wrong cheese. Where is the orange cheese!? We have a thief in the house who likes cheese.....or maybe I just have mommy brain and put the cheese on the top shelf of the cabinet. Oops. So how long do we get to use the mommy brain excuse??

Monday, July 11, 2011

It's Nice To Be Remembered

Sometimes with the hustle and bustle of every day life we can feel forgotten. We can feel alone in a world that's so big. Its nice to hear when our friends are thinking about us and keeping us in their prayers. Its nice to know that we aren't forgotten, our dreams, hopes and wishes aren't forgotten. Our pain and suffering has not been forgotten. We are loved and it means the world to have someone remember us in the mist of all the chaos.

Thank you to a very special friend. I look forward to spending the day with you Thursday. Love you friend.

COTM- What In The World Is Going On? -Part 1 & 2

What in the World Is Going On? - Part 1 from Church on the Move on Vimeo.

What in the World Is Going On? - Part 2 from Church on the Move on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

In A Pinch

I have a pinched nerve(I'm assuming) in my back. I've had it for a couple of weeks now. It is absolutely killing me. It will feel okay for a couple days and then I have days like this morning where I couldn't hardly get out of bed. I don't want to go to the doctor. I've been told they will probably do an MRI. I can't afford that. Any ideas on what I can do to make it better before having to breakdown and go?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Times Goes Fast

There is this cute little guy that has been in my life for THREE years now. Yesterday he celebrated his third birthday. It's amazing how fast they grow. I'm honored that I have been able to be a part of his life from the beginning. He is Coltons best friend (they are exactly six months apart). I would do anything for this little Super Grover.  Happy Birthday to Gabriel aka Spiderman, Super Grover, & Buzz Lightyear! We love you so much. You always have a second home with us!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Secondary Infertility

I came across this article earlier and thought I should share it. I hope you will read it and share your thoughts.

Secondary Infertility by:Omaha mom Laura King

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten {Tuesday}
I'm linking up with Oh Amanda for her Top Ten Tuesday blog hop. My list is random things I need/want to do or accomplish. I'm the worst procrastinator ever....maybe this will help keep me accountable. 

{one} Try out the sewing machine my MIL bought me last week.

{two} Finish up the cross-stitch project I started for a friend over a year ago. Oops.

{three} Hang the pictures that I've had framed for over a month now. 

{four} Photograph and list all baby things I'm ready to let go of on craigslist. 

{five} Pick out five things to throw out or give away. 

{six} Go through Colt's clothes and pack up what doesn't fit him. 

{seven} Plant the two plants I have had on my back porch for months...if they aren't completely dead already. 

{eight} Get a snail mail letter out to the BFF and Bestie --A for sure way they will feel loved!

{nine} Take Colt to the park and for ice cream after... just the two of us!

{ten} Make an effort to spend more time with the hubs and make him feel super loved! I've been on the go so much and he has been working long hours that we haven't spent much quality time together lately. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

Happy 4th of July! 
Jay had to work today so we went out to my parents house. My sister and her family were suppose to come too but she wasn't feeling good so they didn't make it. She has been going through some health issues lately so please keep her in your prayers. We missed her and the family greatly! We had a good day, just enjoying each others company and laughter. 

Pretending to drink coffee. He was a dirty boy! 

-Review- How Huge The Night

How Huge The Night
By Heather Munn and Lydia Munn
I've always had a hard time retaining information about history but have found that reading it in story form makes it so much easier for me to understand. Its nice to be able to put a name and face to things and really get to know the characters along with the lesson. 
I feel like this is one of those books that you could read over and over and still learn something new each time. I was able to really throw myself into this book and experience the emotions along side the characters. The more I read the harder it was to put the book down. I enjoyed reading what the grandfather had to say and his teachings on God. I would definitely recommend this book. I didn't feel like it was strictly a young adult book, I've already given my copy to my mom to read and look forward to her thoughts on it. 

Summer Time

Its been so hot out that I don't even argue when my son wants to go outside and play at 6:30 in the morning. We are early birds(usually). I'm glad he got that from me and not his father. Jay is not a morning person AT ALL!!
To beat the heat we've been playing outside earlier and I let Colt play in the water as much as he wants. He is loving the summer life.

He was saying that Barney was his fish he caught!