Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Uncle Al

My Uncle Al passed away very suddenly from a massive heart attack over our spring break. So, we left our original destination, San Antonio, and headed to Brady TX.

My family is pretty shocked by the loss of Uncle Al. He was a "gentle giant" and friend to all. Every year for Christmas he played Santa's elf and navigated us through the unopened packages. Having shaken, sniffed, and man-handled the gift as best he could, he would give us some heartfelt advice... "THIS is the ONE!"... you know, the one that everyone is going to want.

His sudden death is a close reminder of my own mortality and each individual that I am close to. Our time here is unknown, so let us make the most of it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Silver Girl

Sail on silvergirl,
Sail on by.
Your time has come to shine.
All your dreams are on their way.
See how they shine.
If you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind.

This is what happens when my 2 yo finds a bottle of glitter while I am nursing in the other room.

What’s for dinner, honey?

Tonight, I am going to try this recipe from Faith and Family for Baked Oatmeal.

My husband is working a Parent’s Night Out co-op, so it’s just me and the kids.

We love oatmeal, and this seems like a good Lenten meal to make, since my health, yucky rainy weather, and, oh yeah, a dead car battery prevent me from going to the store!

Oh well, one more step towards being more frugal with my money by cooking with what I have in the house and not running out to the grocery store as often as I used to!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Small successes Thursday


I completed a grocery list plus got my coupons together!

I finally got the 6 loads of clean clothes all folded and put away.

My babies stayed fed, clothed, loved and warm.

One of those days where I am feeling a little bit sick and a lotta bit tired. It helps to add up the little things to make me feel like I accomplished something today!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On This Day

Please say an extra prayer for all of those seeking employment- that the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding will guard their hearts and the hearts of their families.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Garden out Front

It rained today, so I didn't have to put on the sprinklers yet! Yay! So, this is the "before" pictue. Hopefully in about 50 days I'll have something more to show than just dirt!

Our sweet Henry frog. When we lost Fefe's twin, we wanted to have little rememberances of him throughout our home that would make us smile and this is one of them.

And this is Lil'Bird. If you ever wanted to hold a little bit of heaven, hold a sleeping baby. (of course, my husband says, that our baby feels like she is holding a bit of heaven when she is sleeping in our arms...)

Gardening in a Recession

Well my front yard garden bed looks absolutely barren. Usually at this time of year I am able to go buy a flat of beautiful begonias or some other brightly colored flower. Instead, this year I bought seeds of Zinnias, Purple Coneflower and Allysum. My 2 year old, Sophia and I planted them yesterday. I prepared the ground, dug holes and she scattered the seeds. Than she proceeded to mix and scatter the dirt. I have no idea if the seeds are still there or if she tossed them away. I guess I'll find out in about a week or two when they begin to emerge!! I will post pictures later!

Monday, March 9, 2009

hello world!

Coming out of hiding to share some pictures and happenings in our family. Lydia Therese was born on November 22, 2008. She is an absolute joy and delight and the whole family is in love with her. We pretty much kiss on her all day long...and when we're not, she's like, "Hello? Look at me! I'm cute and smiley and so you should hold me!"

And so we do...because we can't resist her siren songs... that's our Lydia!