Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy 7th Birthday Austin

It's kind of challenging having his birthday 4 days after Christmas.

I offered to make his favorite meal, or take him out to the restaurant of his choice.

What does a 7 year old kid choose? Golden Corral. He LOVES the dessert buffet. Last time we ate there, he had a brownie, covered in ice cream, and sprinkles, and gummy bears. Yuck. Boys. :)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

This is something I found at Adventures In Baby Wearing, if you have never researched the vaccine issue for yourself, PLEASE do yourself, and your children a favor..take 5 minutes and read this:

Stirring The Pot: What I Want Every Parent To Know

If possible, I'd love to avoid a debate. If anything, I just want this post to make you think and ignite a desire inside you to know more. I highly recommend you read this entire article without skimming. If you don’t read this article, then please at least read what I’ve copied from the article : Robert Kennedy Jr. Autism, mercury, and politics .Mounting evidence suggests that Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative in children's vaccines, may be responsible for the exponential growth of autism, attention deficit disorder, speech delays, and other childhood neurological disorders now epidemic in the United States.Prior to 1989, American infants generally received three vaccinations (polio, measles-mumps-rubella, and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis). In the early 1990s, public health officials dramatically increased the number of Thimerosal-containing vaccinations without considering the cumulative impact of the mercury load on developing brains.In a 1991 memo, Dr. Maurice Hilleman, one of the fathers of Merck's vaccination programs, warned his bosses that 6-month-old children administered the shots on schedule would suffer mercury exposures 87 times the government safety standards. He recommended that Thimerosal be discontinued and complained that the US Food and Drug Administration, which has a notoriously close relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, could not be counted on to take appropriate action as its European counterparts had. Merck ignored Hilleman's warning, and for eight years government officials added seven more shots for children containing Thimerosal.Mercury is a known brain poison, and autism rates began rising dramatically in children who were administered the new vaccine regimens. A decade ago the American Academy of Pediatrics estimated the autism rate among American children to be 1 in 2,500. Today, the CDC places the rate at 1 in 166, or 1 in 80 boys. Additionally, one in six children is now diagnosed with a related neurological disorder.These are the facts: In 1985, children were vaccinated for seven diseases. Now, that number is 16. That means children now endure about 37 separate vaccination encounters.Why it’s personal with me: Carter had known reactions within 24 hours of vaccinations at age 6 and 12 months. One time ending up in the ER. I have no idea why back then I did not look into this further, but I was still in the “I’ll trust my doctor and not my own instincts” mode. Noah was always sick as a baby so I can’t even track if his chronic illnesses and gut issues were vaccine reactions specifically. He has dealt with a neurological disorder for almost 3 years now, though, that still remains “unexplained.” We have since met other kids like Noah whose neurological disorders started the day of or close after a vaccination.
What's all the fuss if they've practically (not completely!) removed thimerosol from all vaccines? Well, if they had it in there before and knew it was bad, what else will they put in there? If they've been so secret about the mercury, what else are they keeping secrets about?I obviously can not stress enough how important it is for parents to at least be aware of this information. Do not feel condemned by me or defensive if you go about things differently than I do. It will not make me think any differently of you. I credit our personal experience with why I feel so strongly on this issue. I will be happy if every parent is informed, and if I ask You or your doctor “what’s in this shot?” I hope I do not hear “I’m not sure.” I would hope if someone offered your baby a drink out of a bottle of mystery-juice that you would ask what was in it before you let your baby drink it. I am sure most parents would. Why is it any different with something you actually inject into a child’s body? When we all are informed, aware, and concerned, then good changes can start happening- like possibly safer vaccines without harmful ingredients. Until then, why shouldn’t they just continue giving babies shots with the formaldehyde, aluminum, and thimerosol if no one’s complaining? If all vaccines are for your child’s well-being and not meant for any profit, then why would there be a need to have an advertisement for vaccines in Baby Talk, Parents, American Baby, & Parenting magazines? Doctors are human. They can be helpful. They are not God. They do not know everything and it is definitely possible for them to make mistakes regarding your child. In the end, only you as the parent are the one held accountable.Before you jump to judge me or comment, “what if my child gets the measles, chicken pox, and how do they go to school without their shots?” I recommend you visit the National Vaccine Information Center website. Go to your local library & check out some helpful books like The Vaccine Guide: Risks and Benefits for Children and Adults by Randall Neustaedter. Or Neil Miller’s Vaccines: Are They Really Safe & Effective? Or Evidence of Harm by David Kirby. Or What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Vaccinations by Stephanie Cave.
I have done my research. I know the statistics about all the diseases. I know about the recent chicken pox outbreaks and mumps outbreak... and I also know that the majority of people affected were vaccinated.
Read the news. This topic’s all the rage lately- on the news, on the web, in your paper. Stay informed and up-to-date on this important information. Do not choose this controversial topic to be the one you to which you say, “Ignorance is bliss.”

Thank you Stephanie, this was so well done. I couldn't have done it better myself :)

Monday, December 25, 2006

From Our Home to Yours...Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Are mothers supposed to love breastfeeding 24 hours a day?

by Glenda Dickerson, IBCLC. Reprinted with permission from the author.

If there is a day or week where you no longer feel like you are loving or even enjoying breastfeeding, does it mean that this is the right time to stop?

I have felt for years that many mothers wean because they thought they were supposed to love and/or enjoy breastfeeding 24 hours a day. Some of the mothers I have admired the most are mothers that breastfed in spite of not being in love with the act of breastfeeding. They breastfed because they knew it was the right choice for their babies.

Our culture has become so addicted to the concept that we are supposed to only do what makes us happy or brings us immediate joy, that we lose a lot of the good stuff along the way--pride in accomplishment, joy in fulfilling a commitment, feeling of achievement through meeting a goal. I don't think this means people are more selfish today than they were in the past, I just think they have been taught to have different expectations about what they are supposed to feel and how they should respond to those feelings.

Breastfeeding is the ultimate gift a woman gives her baby--because she chooses everyday whether to continue or to stop. Don't look at breastfeeding as something you will enjoy or even like all the time, but as a commitment to your child's health--similar to the commitment of staying married even when you don't particularly like your husband for a few days, or staying in college when it is really rough for a while. There are peaks and valleys with breastfeeding and sometimes you will thoroughly enjoy it, and sometimes you will resent it--but in the end you will not regret one day that you stuck with it, even though you were not feeling that joy 100% of the time.
When you are in a valley, rest assured that the joy you have felt with feeding in the past will reappear and you will be glad you waited it out.

Breastfeeding -- it's too important not to.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

God's Simple Plan of Salvation

By Ford Porter

My friend: I am asking you the most important question of your life.

Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is:

Are you saved? It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?

In the Bible, God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How?

First, my friend, you must realise you are a sinner. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to die. "For the wages [payment] of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in Hell.
"... it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).

But God loved you so much he gave his only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. "For he hath made him [Jesus, who knew no sin] to be sin for us ... that we might be made the righteousness of God in him" (2 Corinthians 5:21).
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).
Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and he died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God cannot lie.

My friend, "God ... now commandeth all men every where to repent" (Acts 17:30).
This repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the cross.
In Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: "... Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved... ."

Simply believe on him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected.
His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Saviour.
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13).
Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved.
Surely, you realise you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift your heart to God in prayer.
Just pray:
"Oh, God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when he died on the cross. I believe his shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive him as my Saviour. I thank you for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of your merciful grace. Amen."

Just take God at his word and claim his salvation by faith. Believe, and you will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it!

God's simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on him as your crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and his gift of eternal salvation by faith.

You say, "Surely, it cannot be that simple." Yes, that simple! It is scriptural. It is God's plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive him as Saviour today

If his plan is not perfectly clear, read this tract over and over, without laying it down until you understand it. Your soul is worth more than all the world.

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36).
Be sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all. Please! Let God save you this very moment.
God's power will save you, keep you saved and enable you to live a victorious Christian life.

Do not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God's promises. They never change.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Where am I??

I just posted my first Thursday Thirteen....and it's Friday. It was up like 20 minutes before I realized what day it is :)

I guess I am just in a holiday daze..Christmas shopping is not done. The kids school books should be half way done..they are not. I'm panicking. MUST. FINISH.BOOKS. I don't know why I worry about the little things, I guess that's just who I am. The kids are doing so well with their school work this year...

Let me take a moment to brag on my oldest. Jackson, barely 9 years old has FINALLY decided he loves to read. He reads at least one novel a week. So far this school year he has read: Moby Dick, Treasure Island, Swiss Family Robinson, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Black Beauty, The Call of the Wild, Great Expectations, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and many more.. he is like a little sponge. He amazes me more and more everyday.

And can this kid memorize? He has a new Sunday School teacher. A young man..that teaches the young boys sunday school. He plays games and has contests for prizes. Jackson recited ALL of Psalm 1, and ALL of Psalm 8...for this weeks class. This just amazes me because I can barely memorize 1 verse let alone an entire chapter. WOW.
Thursday Thirteen
Thirteen States I have lived in
1. Colorado
2. Florida
3. Tennessee
4. Louisiana
5. Back to Florida
6. Back to Colorado
7. Virginia
8. North Carolina
9. Indiana
okay so there were only 7, feels like 13
I will finish up with states I would like to live in
10. Hawaii
12. Florida (again)
13. Texas ...I love Texas
if you didn't notice the trend...I love warm weather!!!
Head over to Karla's blog, for her Thursday Thirteen

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I always enjoy the sunrise. This is the sunrise last week from my living room window. What was I doing up at dawn? Savannah's teething, enough said?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

My ABC's

I've been tagged....Thanks
Robin. You know the deal...if I tag you, copy and paste this to your blog, change all answers, and tag someone else. It's along.

A - Available or Single? Very married.
B - Best Friend? My husband of course. Then my sister
C - Cake or Pie? Pie....or maybe cake....anything CHOCOLATE!!
D - Drink of Choice? Coffee, preferably Starbucks coconut latte.
E - Essential Item you use every day? again, coffee.
F - Favorite Color(s)? changes from day to chocolate.
G - Gummy Bears or Worms? neither. I don't care for candy...unless it's CHOCOLATE
H - Hometown? Broomfield Colorado
I - Indulgence? Coca-cola cake from Cracker Barrell
J - January or February? February..the closer to spring the better.
K - Kids and Names? 4 kids, all named after cities..Jackson, Austin, Adrian, and Savannah
L - Life is Incomplete Without? My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
M - Marriage Date? August 19,1995
N - Number of Siblings? 5 total. 3 older brothers (1 deceased), 1 younger brother and sister (twins)
O - Oranges or Apples? Oranges.
P - Phobias or Fears? Fear of something horrible happening to my kids (i.e. kidnapping, etc..) which makes me really paranoid about my kids going anywhere without an adult, public restrooms, babysitters that aren't family, etc...)
Q - Fave Quote? I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13
R - Reason to Smile? All the blessing in my life
S - Favorite Season? Summer!
T - Tag Three people... Michelle at Busy Busy Momma, Amber at Crazy Bloggin Canuk, and last but not least Ashlee at
New Mama's Nest
U - Unknown fact about me? I have a scorpion tattoo on my left hip. (I add this to the looooong list of stupid things I did when I was 18)
V - Vegetable you don't like? Tomato's. Or is that a fruit?
W - Worst Habit? Giving unsolicited advice. A really annoying habit.
X - Xtremely BIG Husker Fan? No way. I'm from COLORADO, not Nebraska.
Y - Your fave food? MEXICAN
Z - Zodiac Sign? Scorpio, hence the scorpion tattoo. But, I do not follow zodiac signs, or horoscopes, etc..

Friday, December 01, 2006

I'm 6 months old!!!!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Adrian Jeremiah
Christmas 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving
to my friends and family. Love You!!
Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
1Thess 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

What Are You Into This Month?

This Month...The Book I Am Really Into (or one you want to get into!): The book I want to be into is Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron...this manual/cookbook/reference guide is packed with detailed information on homemade baby food, nutritional data, feeding schedules, cooking techniques, recipes, and other invaluable feeding tips. Yaron builds her compelling argument for making baby food at home on the simple premise that food profoundly impacts health, especially when an infant's developing digestive tract is involved. Parents will learn why babies should start out on rice porridge, bananas, avocados, and sweet potatoes before advancing to more difficult-to-digest foods such as wheat cereals and milk products. While Yaron's passionate stance and vegetarian bias may turn off some parents, others will be grateful for her strict attention to potentially harmful additives and chemicals. No matter what their eating philosophy, most parents will appreciate the economy and surprising ease of making baby food at home. This is not gourmet cooking; all you have to do is learn how to boil water and operate a blender. For veggies, simply steam some vegetable chunks and blend. For baby porridge, just grind some whole grains in a blender and boil. It's that simple. And when you're feeding your baby, simple is best. --Sumi Hahn
I loaned this book out, and am desperatly wanting to read it. Savannah is really starting to take an interest in solids (read: pulls platefulls of spaghetti off in her lap during dinner prayer).

Magazine I Really Liked: No Greater Joy A free magazine about Child Training, Family Relationships, Homeschooling, and Bible Training by Micheal and Debi Pearl

TV Show Worth Watching: are there any...really???

The CD I Can’t Stop Listening To: I have been too busy to listen to much of anything this month.

The Candle I'm Loving: Yankee Candle: Harvest

Blog I Am Always Visiting: my entire blog roll...of course. Considering editing/adding to it soon.

What I'm Most Looking Forward To Next Month: Christmas of course!! Christmas shopping..not so much. I have a list, so I guess I should stop procrastinating and get going. I bought hubby's gift yesterday. (Thanks Kelli)

Please let me know what YOU are into this month!!!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Savannah: 5 1/2 months old.
Silly picture. It was an extra. What you couldn't see was her plaid jumper, red tights with black velvet bows up the legs, and black patent leather shoes.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

My weekend in a Nutshell...

My weekend started out rather nice. Comparatively speaking. Friday morning we got up early, got the kids dressed in their new duds. It was picture day!!! Drove over an hour to the mall for pictures, and then waited another hour. The kids were very patient considering. They even attempted to smile..even if it was the I've-been-waiting-an-hour smile. But we made it thru the session without any poopy-ruin-my-new-dress-blowouts, or spills, or tears. So life is good.
Saturday I baked pies for the annual church play and Thanksgiving meal. It was really good. The parts I actually saw. Savannah sat thru 30 minutes or so, the rest I watched from the nursery.
Did I mention my head cold is back? Or sinus infection, and larangitis...whatever. It's horrible, I hate being sick. I am downing everything (herbal remedies) that I can come up with to be well ASAP. I do not have time to be sick.
I stayed home from church this morning. No sense getting everyone sick.
OH!!!!! Savannah calls ME "Da-da!" It is her only word, and she screams it when she wants me. It's funny. I quietly say in her ear "ma-ma". We assumed a few weeks ago when she started saying it, that it meant Daddy...but no way. She looks right at me every time. And her other new thing is that when she wants something, she squeals. Loud. Jeremy is not too excited. But I'm thrilled!! My baby is communicating. Sort of. :)

Friday, November 17, 2006

My handsome little men Jackson, Austin and Adrian, and my beautiful baby girl Savannah. This is about as enthusiastic as they could be after waiting over 2 hours to get their pictures taken.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Baby Wearing 101:

Babywearing is the act of wearing or carrying a baby or child in a sling or other form of carrier. Babywearing is far from new and has been practised for many years around the world. In the industrialized world babywearing has gained popularity, partly under influence of advocates of attachment parenting.

Why Wear Your Baby in a Sling?

*Babies whose mothers wear them in slings are calmer and cry less. In most cultures, where babies are held almost constantly, they are typically in a quiet alert state and rarely cry for more than brief periods.
*Slings provide a gentle way of transitioning babies from the calm environment of the womb to that of the outside world. Babies in slings continue to be rocked by their mothers' movements and to hear their mothers' heartbeats. This helps them to regulate their own systems.
*Babies in slings are more receptive to learning and display enhanced visual and auditory alertness.
*It facilitates bonding. When babies are held closely, the adult and the baby can see each other's faces, leading to frequent verbal and non-verbal interaction, enhancing speech development.
*Babies who are carried in a sling facing away from the adult get a bird's eye view of the world and its wonders. This kind of gentle stimulation enables babies to learn about their environment at their own pace.
*Experiencing a wide variety of stimuli helps babies' brains to develop to their full potential.
Mothers are more easily able to calm their babies if they are frightened, providing a safe haven.
*It is easy to nurse discreetly when the baby is in a sling as the fabric shields both the baby and the mother from the public view.
*Mothers find it easier to carry on their normal daily activities when they wear their babies. *Both their hands are free and their babies are quickly soothed. Housework, shopping, walking for exercise and even using computers become more manageable tasks. Some mothers even take their babies to work in their slings.
*Older children appreciate that their mothers' free hands can attend to their own needs, like tying shoelaces or making snacks.

For more information on babywearing click here.

My favorite babywearing website is this. Take a moment to look around on her site, there is lots of great info, directions, etc...

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Psalms 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

Not real sure if it is a joyful noise, but it is a loud noise. (Laughing!)

...all children can be well educated...

—Shin'ichi Suzuki

The central belief of Dr. Suzuki, based on the evidence of universal language acquisition, is that all people can (and will) learn from their environment. Thus, the essential components of the method spring from the desire to create the "right environment" for learning music. ....

Early Beginning
The early years are crucial for developing mental processes and muscle coordination. Listening to music should begin at birth; formal training may begin at age three or four, but it is never too late to begin.
Children learn words after hearing them spoken hundreds of times by others. Listening to music every day is important, especially listening to pieces in the Suzuki repertoire so the child knows them immediately.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Wordless Wednesday: Dreamland

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Jeremy won again. Savannah says: "Da-da-da-da-da". On cue. Every time. We kind of "compete" with each baby, working with them everyday, to get them to say "Mama" or "Daddy". And now 3 out of 4 have said "Da-da" before "Mama".

This is her post while I cook dinner each night.

She chews on her exersaucer while I cook dinner.

Can you see my 2 bottom teeth Grandma Jo??? They are in there! Just ask Mama.

Mama thinks I am the cutest baby girl ever!!!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Mr. Serious

Jeremy took Jackson duck hunting on Saturday. They didn't do as well as they did last weekend. Jackson is so happy to finally be big enough to go along with his Daddy. All week long he counts down the days until Saturday. It's also good incentive to get all of his school work done.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Cool breastfeeding facts
Did you know....
1.Human milk has over 300 ingredients, including interferon, white blood cells, antibacterial and antiviral agents, while formula has only 40 ingredients.
2.Human milk has been shown to kill cancer cells in a laboratory dish and has been used in oncology.
3. The human breast "custom-makes" antibodies to fight whatever pathogen the infant is exposed to in the environment.
4. Breast milk has been used to treat eye infections, ear infections, pimples, cold sores, and nail fungus and prevent infection in scrapes and scratches.
5. In some parts of the world, donated organs are bathed in breast milk for the protective factors.
6. There were 22 "significant" recalls of formula for potentially life-threatening situations.
7. Human milk lactoferrin is patented for use in killing E. Coli in the meat packing industry.
8. Donor milk is being used to treat malabsorption and short-gut syndromes, renal failure, inborn errors of metabolism, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, immunodeficiency diseases, burn cases, cardiac problems, and infectious diseases such as intractable diarrhea, gastroenteritis, infantile botulism, sepsis, pneumonia, and hemorrhagic conjuctivitis in both children and adults.
9. Adoptive moms, grandmothers, and yes, even men (!) have been able to lactate for an infant.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Savannah's room is finally finished.
This is something Grandma Becky bought for her from an Amish vendor at a craft fair this past summer.

This is a quilt Grandma Becky made Savannah.

These photo's don't show it very well, but the colors I chose for her walls are "princess pink", and the half wall is "romantic rose"

Some of the decor in her room.

Savannah's crib.

Jeremy wants to know if she is ever going to sleep in there LOL

Dresser full of cutsie clothes!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, October 30, 2006

A Whole Way of Life
By: Michael Pearl
The number of homeschoolers is rapidly increasing. Home-schooling is not just an alternative educational procedure; it is one of many expressions of a whole way of life.
As homeschooling parents, you have taken charge of your life to give God his rightful place in training your children. To teach biology in an environment that denies the Author of life is like eating an egg and denying the chicken. Such a process is stupefying—degrading to the intellect. To teach history apart from God is to praise the sculpture and deny the sculptor. To learn science and mathematics apart from the omnipotent God is to throw out the computer and do your computations with a roulette wheel. To teach children to read and then outlaw the reading of the only book written by the God called the Word is like giving a blind man sight and then outlawing seeing.
The public school expelled God from the class room, but when the immorality became a threat to personal satisfaction, as well as personal safety, they started talking about values. They will not get their values back any more than a man will get peaches from a tree he cut up for firewood.
We are not rebels; quite the opposite; we are just the minority who refuse to join a rebellion against God and the truth. We are taking our children to the tree of life growing beside the fountain of knowledge to be refreshed by the Author of life. We will not stoop for anything less. We will not compromise. We will not allow state testing to dictate our curriculum. They have made their position on God and morality clear. We are making our position clear. We will not attend their party, dance to their tune, or employ their fiddler.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

What Are You Into This Month?

This Month...

The Book I Am Really Into : The Power of A Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian.

Magazine I Really Liked: The ONLY magazine I read cover to cover...Mothering.

TV Show Worth Watching: We don't do TV, and I never was really "into" one. Oh! wait, I used to watch Dr. Phil. That guy!!!! Loved his honesty, and frankness. Is he still on?

Movie I’ve Seen (In or Out of a theater): Jeremy and I recently watched The Lake House. I like movies with happy endings!!

The CD I Can’t Stop Listening To: Boy, I could use some new ones. I have a nice one that I usually put on repeat, we listen to it while the kids do school. Hear my prayer, guitar reflections by Mathew Burtner. No words, just music...really nice.

The Candle I'm Loving: Golden Spiced Pear, Yankee Candle

Blog I Am Always Visiting: I always start out with Adventures in Babywearing (alphabetically she's at he top :) ), and move down my blog roll. Check them out!!!

What I'm Most Looking Forward To Next Month: Putting in our new coal-burner stove that is on order. In this big farmhouse, we froze our butts off the last couple years!!! So, once we are toasty...I can concentrate on the important Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

I'd love to hear what you are into this month.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

October 24, 2006

I thought, on this day, my 33rd birthday, I would pull out some old photo's.
Gotta love the 70's !!

Grandpa..I'm too little for Coor's

What kind of look is that mom?

A new baby doll for me? Hooray!!!
That's a pretty snazzy hat big brother!!

Grandma? Are you giving me a bottle or Coor's? (kidding!)

Monday, October 23, 2006

A busy, busy weekend....
The kittens are ready. This is our second and last litter of kittens. Momma is getting spayed very soon. There are 5 kittens. Two black with green eyes, two grey and white with blue eyes, and one calico with green eyes. Kitty anyone?

This is momma cat "Pepper" as in salt and pepper.

This Saturday was Jackson's first day deer hunting (with Daddy of course) He passed his hunters safety course while I was in Colorado.

Savannah cut her first tooth. She is trying to put everything in her mouth. I am considering starting her on some mashed banana. As she sits in my lap at the dinner table, she opens her mouth like a baby bird every time she sees the fork. It's pretty cute.

This is "Maggie". I think this is like the 3rd kitten my boys have named Maggie.
I have yet to figure out why my pics don't download in the right order. Oh well...I'm still learning.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1

Thursday, October 19, 2006

City Girl
The first photo is Savannah in the "love sack". Second photo is Savannah sleeping in, in Aunt Kelli's bed. The third photo is my older brother Tim holding Savannah, at his home in Broomfield. The last 2 pictures, are the view from my sisters loft in downtown Denver. She has an amazing view of downtown, and the mountains.

A Much Needed Vacation...
Thanks to my younger sister, Kelli. We had a blast eating out, shopping, taking looooooong walks in the city, etc... and then we headed for the mountains. It was the perfect day for it.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Guess where I have been for almost a week??
Savannah and I took a VERY last minute trip to Colorado. We flew out of Indy, into Denver, last Friday. My younger sister, and her convincing ways.... she called me last Thursday and said "come to Denver for the weekend" I said "This weekend??? Are you kidding???" She said "Don't say no!?!" in a most pitiful voice. How could I say no to that? I have been wanting to go anyway... so we did, the very next day.

Of course we had to go to Grandma and Grandpa's house (in Cheyenne, WY) they could meet their grandaughter for the first time. Boy were they surprised. I made everyone promise not to tell we were coming. Grandma was so surprised she cried!

We went to Keith (younger brother's) and Lisa's house to visit. These are my most adorable nephew's, Ryan and Derek. They are polishing up on their big-brother skills for their new baby sister that will be born in December :)

More photo's and stuff about my trip tomorrow. I need sleep.