Thursday, March 11, 2010

i "heart"... thursday 3/11

I am participating in this weeks I "heart"... at You and Me Plus Three. Go there now to add yours and read others!!

i "heart"...(ed) Emma's fantastic birthday party last Saturday!

i "heart"... the beautiful blue skies we're getting lately!

i "heart"... that I got to go to church services last night!

i "heart"... that our church has dedicated meetings for prayer! Prayer WORKS!

i "heart"... the sound of the doggies feet on the wood flooring!

i "heart"... the sound of Emma's pitter-pattering down the hall when I'm still in bed!

i "heart"... tax returns this year!

i "heart"... the $4.98 bottle of creamer I had to buy at the corner store this morning!

i "heart"... my patient, loving Lovin' Man!

i "heart"... this pic so much I can't stop sharing it! =o)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Emma Louise

Two years I go, I looked something like this...

... and my insides looked something like this...

Two years ago, on March 10, 2008... this lil bundle of joy made her appearance.

We called her Emma Louise. I remember saying, "I can't believe she's so tiny!"
This is how she slept for the first 8 weeks of her life.

Her mommy and Daddy had NO IDEA how much she would change their lives!

(Her mommy had no idea her freckles stood out this much. =o) )

One year ago, our lil beauty was a-changing!
She developed "to-die-for" eyelashes...
... became Mommy's model for all things yarn...
... was affectionately known as "Boo"
... she drank from her red sippy...
...ate cupcakes on her 1st birthday...

Today, on March 10, 2010, our beautiful girl is 2!!!
My, how she's changed!

... she loves music, and puzzles and animals, and Buzz Lightyear...
...she loves her sissies...

Yes, today, this year, our baby is a fiesty, loving, sassy, adorable, gentle, crazy, sweet, demanding and irresistable 2 year old!

I think this photo says it all!
Happy Birthday, Emma Lou!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stella B Designs Giveaway

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i "heart"... thursday 3/4

i "heart"... sleeping barefoot. I won't do it any other way

i "heart"... hearing the sound of my girls' heartbeats through their play stethoscope

i "heart"... driving alone, radio turned up, singing as loud as I can

i "heart"... Brooklyn's sensitive soul

i "heart"... waking up, looking at the clock and realizing I have 3 more hours to sleep

i "heart"... being a mommy

i "heart"... having Grey's to watch on Thursdays

i "heart"... talking with adults

i "heart"... that another Thursday has come and I have so much to "heart".

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Today was hard.
It was the kind of day that makes a mommy need that alone time!

Emma has been sick (dx with an ear infection and sore throat). She started running a fever last Saturday but had still been in a pretty good mood throughout everything.

Then there was today.

She woke up from her nap cranky... and it just all snowballed from there! She didn't want up, she didn't want down, she didn't want milk, she didn't want juice, she wanted to eat, but then wouldn't eat, she wanted her momma, then wanted her daddy... rinse & repeat through bedtime!

I don't even know where I'm going with this post, but I just had to get it out there.

Even though this has been a hard day for me the both of us, I know that when she's grown and I'm looking back, wondering "howinthesamhill" time passed us by so quick... this will not be one of the days I remember. This most likely will not be the last day where I feel tried and smothered and at my wits end... but I'm not going to remember those days.

At least not nearly as clearly as I'll remember this day.
And definitely this one!
It is hard to stay "flustered" when I'm reminded of how she is the other 98% of the time.

.... precious?!
OK... my heart has melted. I'm ready for tomorrow...

Monday, March 1, 2010


Just had to share...

Recently our family came up a bit in the technology department. We've learned how to stream movies TO our TV through Netflix ! *taking a bow*

Yeah, I know that MILLIONS of other households have probably known how to do this FOR years now, but now it's come to our household and it's my shiny new toy!

So, in my streaming adventures, I happened across

McLeod's Daughters

*insert Heavenly choir of angels singing*

LONG, 8-season story short:
It's Australian.
Woman-run farm.
Never a dull moment.
My entire family watches.
...and watches... and watches.
(We're currently in season 7)

Normal tv programming has been put on the DVR backburner.

We have laughed.
We have CRIED!!! I mean,

Did I mention it's Australian?
I have Australian-accented convo's with myself in my head.

Then there are the Australian men....
(I'll just let that one trail off... as my thoughts do when I think about the Ryan brothers.) ;o)

When I said we all watch it, I mean... we ALL watch it. I didn't know how closely the smallest of our baby farm was paying attention until - during one episode - they lost the baby. *gasp*

And everyone was running around the property calling after her. Boo surprised me by chiming in, "SHAR-LOT"!!! It tickled me pink and I still have her search for the baby when I need a smile!

I even made her do it on film. So I can remember it. Forever.

The following list of things are also on film, yet can be forgotten at your leisure:
  • It was past noon and my daughters hair was untouched.
  • It was after noon and her mommy still hadn't changed her out of her pj top.
  • Boo is in her pull-ups.... brushing her teeth.
She, more than anyone, may want you to forget that last one, but I'm guessing you have a few years to take care of that one.

Here she is... in all her messy-hair, pj-wearin', teeth-brushin', couldnt-possibly-be-cuter, cuteness glory!