Saturday, December 31, 2011

House Hunting in Hotels

One of our favorite shows to watch when we have it available is House Hunters. When we head to hotels, we get to indulge, and it always puts me in the mood to dream about where and what we might be able to live in where the Lord leads us next.

Knowing what kind of job Chad hopefully will be able to secure (what he went to school for), we have options here in the US! :) And dreaming about home space for a family is always fun!

This is a Bri approved way to spend our New Year's Eve evening.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas (Eve)

We are celebrating tonight as a family, and I am thrilled! Husband, baby and I will eat food and make plans for Christmases to come. I think I'm almost more excited about this planning Christmas than any other Christmas celebration planned for this year!

From us to you, Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gathering of Friends

About a week and a half ago I got together with my dear friend Cherry to craft and enjoy some company. Her sister Grace is home now, and I have been enjoying a wonderful morning and afternoon with them and one of their friends who is also visiting.

We spent the morning enjoying wonderful conversations about knitting and sewing and childbirth with the sounds of two sewing machines in harmony as the scissors snip away dutifully at the fabric for a jacket and vintage knitting magazines pages were oohed and ahhed over and the occasional snicker as a pair of colorful knitted leggings are stumbled upon.

We have continued our fun by unpacking all of the patterns in two stashes and having a "picnic" lunch of soup on a blanket before transitioning to a more relaxing quiet afternoon. With piano Christmas music ringing in the background, patterns have headway being made on them while books are being read and inspiration is being devoured and tails of Paris are being told.

Looking forward to the next couple hours of the company of these ladies.

I love days like this: the snow falling (yes, that's right, there is snow on the ground and every once in a while in the air), company of Godly women, craft inspiration, many laughs and enjoyment.

Looking forward to more like this this winter!


PS pictureless for Grace and also because I'm not on my computer.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Musical Madness

I have found Musical Madness thanks to my Uncle Mike!

Between the Cello and the Piano, I'm hooked!

They have AMAZING guests!

And a GEEK side!

Hands Down, just love them!

Check out the rest of their stuff!


Ps sorry about all of the YouTube clips, but I couldn't pick just ONE favorite! they are far too varied to choose just one!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Satisfying Sunday Afternoon

As I was writing my last post, my husband decided the presents needed wrapped. As I said previously we don't really have presents to exchange, and my family is taking advantage of only having adults (going and spending time at a nice hotel as our gifts to each other). The Troyer family, though, we are doing a gift exchangement (not a word, but deal with it) with.

My husband never ceases to amaze me. He wrapped all the presents that we have ready, and they look amazing! I'm so thankful that my God has provided me with such a man to be my husband.

Enjoying our Lions game now as the packages are now sitting under our tree.

While I listen in and sometimes watch I have also been tackling some dishes.

Tonight, we are going to enjoy some very delicious food, hosted by my parents at the church while the Kampers give an update on their life as of now. (Did I tell you that Liz is pregnant??!!)

Have a happy Sunday evening!


PS This girl is very very inspiring to me. She supports herself with her dream boutique and inspirational blog. This post gave me goose bumps. I love planning fun things like this. Reminds me of doing this a while ago (much less of a process), but I lost that list somewhere :(

Thoughts on Christmas

Christmas season is here, and the busyness has been upon us. Starting on Christmas Day we have Christmas celebrations (and things like Dr. visits) intermittently until January 1st.

Christmas Tree and Fireplace

We have been talking in Sunday school about Christmas focus. We started last Sunday going through the book Christmas is Not Your Birthday. It started us thinking about what giving and presents should mean and that if they are the main focus, it's off.
This Sunday we talked more about how it's Christ birthday that we are celebrating.

baby Jesus in a manger

This being the Troyer's first Christmas as a family (meaning Mr and me) we are celebrating as a family on Christmas Eve. Between the snowblower and "childbirth class" dvd's we don't really have gifts to exchange, so we are hoping to spend some good time together, watch some football (go LIONS!!), and have some good conversation and planning to how we want to approach our family Christmas as we add a family members next Christmas.

File:New Lions Logo.svg

As I was thinking about those things today, and celebrating Christ's birthday I started thinking. We so often spend the whole Christmas season every year hearing and learning about Christ's birth, and there is nothing wrong with that, it's very good and healthy. I did happen to wonder though, what if we celebrated Christ's birthday more like we celebrate our birthdays? When you have a birthday, do you spend it only talking about the amazing events that happened during your birth? The way I see the prophecies and story of Christ birth laid out, it makes it very difficult to look at just Christ birth without getting into other areas of Christ's life, death, and plan. Kinda makes me interested in expanding my view and focus on Christmas. Not just to Christ's birth, but realizing that the day of his birth ushered in a whole lot of things to happen.

We'll see what all comes from the Troyer Christmas as far as decisions on the approach we want to take with our family, but I feel I have plenty to think about and pray about as Christmas Eve approaches.

What are different ways your families celebrate Christmas without focusing on the tree and gifts??


PS Do you like my pictures? I felt bad about another wordy post, so I thoughts I'd break it up with some somewhat related pictures! So hard to please everyone; right Cherry and Grace ;)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Bump Report - Week 23

Today is a lazy day, but officially the first day of the 23rd week of this pregnancy.

Because it is a lazy day, there won't be any pictures today, but I'll be sure to put some up tomorrow.

So between all of the different pregnancy trackers that I have here is what I know about our child.

Squirt is somewhere between 8 and 11 inches.
Between 1 and 1.1 pounds.
Facial features are mostly completely developed minus all of the adorable baby fat.
Our child can most likely feel my movements and hear quite a bit (I've been reading and singing to our child :)
Squirt's skin tone is being developed.
To sum up, Baby is more proportioned from head size to the rest of the body than he/she has been and is looking more and more like a newborn every day.

The movements are becoming more distinct to me. I can tell when it is a kick or jab as opposed to just a general flutter.
Last night I believe Chad felt Baby Troyer kick. He called it a twitch and I told him that's what it always feels like to me.

As for me, I'm beginning to have more trouble sleeping, and that will just compound as baby gets bigger and starts moving downward onto my bladder. Yay for midst the night bathroom runs!
My feet have times when they get a bit swollen, but nothing too bad so far.
Bonnie asked me last month if I had been gaining weight over that month before, and I had to admit that I have not wanted to watch my weight. So, she now knows that if I start gaining too much she will have to tell me because I'm not
Ladies at church have been telling me that I've been gaining my "glow." Now it may help that they see me at church where I am trying to look my best with makeup on and everything, but the idea of the "glow" makes me happy!

Also, never underestimate what your words can do for a woman who is pregnant. The other day my neighbor told me, "Besides looking pregnant, you look very small today." It sounds silly, but that encouraged me so much! There are times during pregnancy that I just feel big, all over. Big and Gross. So days like that and encouraging words, especially from mothers themselves, have a HUGE affect over how I view myself!

Well, that's about all. I know I said that I didn't have any pictures, but we'll see if I can pull one from a few days ago.

And notice the bed, it's made...!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Learning Project

Something to know about me. I like to learn new things. School wasn't my favorite thing, but I enjoyed the learning part.

That's why I jumped at the chance to learn how to knit and crochet with my friends when I was 10. Crocheting was easy, once the tension was figured out. Knitting was a little more difficult. My friend Grace taught me the basics of knitting, and I had a TERRIBLE time with keeping stitches even and keeping them on the needle. I mostly fixed those two problems by making many many scarves. But I wanted something harder.

One of my friend's mom made her family knitted socks, and I thought, "Well, it can't be that hard, plus I'll wiz through it since it's a small project." I finished one sock, with terrible trouble, and with lots and lots of time. I then pushed it aside, frustrated. What was supposed to fit my foot, didn't. My tension had gone all wapper jawed on me again.

I entered my knitting slump. I'm not sure how long I went without knitting, but it was a while. During that time (around the beginning of my college years) there was some personal growth, in the way of maturity and growing patience that happened (two things that are ESSENTIAL with knitting).

Then came the fateful decision. About 2 and 1/2 years ago, my dad handed me an old pattern book that he found at a Goodwill store. In it he had circled the patterns of 3 sweaters and a sweater vest that he liked. On a shopping trip with my boyfriend at the time (yes, my husband now) I decided to get the yarn for the sweater vest. Little did I know what lay in store for me.

As with many things in life, I am finding that I learn best when doing something, this just happens to be a big something. It has taken me 2 almost 3 years (and I'm not done yet), but I have learn SO much.

(so sorry that it's sideways, don't know why it did that, but I can't figure out how to fix it)

This project taught me correct tension control, how to cable, how to cable without a cable needle, how to rip out large sections without tinkering (meaning I can now pull out my needle and get it back in without missing any stitches and messing it up), how to read a written pattern, count stitches, look at a stitch to see if it's right, perseverance, etc. and before it's over I will have learned how to block an item, assemble it, and add bindings.

After this project I have MANY in mind to do, because I've limited myself for the majority of these 2 almost 3 years to just this project. I know that after a project like this, I will have the confidence that I can do any pattern, or at least learn to. It may take me time, but that's all in the learning process

So dad, when I get this project done, not only will you hopefully have a sweater vest that fits, but I will be empowered to tackle the next crazy knitting project that jumps in my mind.


Stress Relief

There are few things I love as stress relievers. One of the biggest is knitting!

After some not ubber nice phone calls having to do with insurance, bills, and money, I am SO thankful that the Lord has given me people and things to do that calm my spirit.

Hope to get much mucho done!


Friday, December 9, 2011

EXCITING NEWS - on the yarn front

For 3ish years I have been working on a sweater vest for my dad. I have now set a goal...probably the most reasonable one yet... I am almost done with the last side, then all I have is binding, assembling and blocking!! I've been rewarding myself all week by drooling over and queuing up projects to do after it's done. They are making me excited enough that I'm hoping to have it done before my goal date, way before, but we'll see. Trying to stay reasonable.

I am developing a fun plan for the new projects!!!!!!!!!!!

Barely able to wait!


Bump Report - Week 22


I was hit today, only 6 more weeks and I'll be in my third trimester!

Baby is between 8 and 11 inches long and weighs about 1 lb!

I'm finally able to feel baby sometimes with my hand on the outside!! Chad has yet to be in the right place at the right time to feel that!

And last night I had problems sleeping, so being low on sleep makes EVERYTHING more exciting!!!!!!

In the spotlight this week are senses. Taste buds (which have been developing over the past weeks) are very keen and now, nerve endings may be developed enough to feel the sensation of touch!!

Our Squirt is learning to furrow Baby's brows; oh and also, legs and arms are most likely at their full proportions!

Can't wait for the head rubs which are sure to come!

Okay, enough excitement for the night!!


Naps are a Bad Plan

This afternoon, Chad came home. When he did, two tired people, namely Chad and Bridgette, took a nap. An hour later, we got hour. That was very bad, very very very.

I am now up (12:50 AM) and wide awake (think coffee awake). So, dad's sweater and knitting podcasts are my sleep drug, hopefully it works.

I do work in the morning. It's not insanely early (be there by 8) but I'm tired enough when I do get my sleep, so it could be interesting. Maybe this will mean I will have something to report about my dad's sweater vest!!!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Culinary Genius

Bet y'all didn't know that I was a culinary genius did ya? I am; I made my own specialty! Wanna see?

I call it, Pizza Nachos! Wait, what? That's not a new idea, oh. Sad day.

Anywho, for inquiring minds, yes I ate this for breakfast (I may even have had two servings...we'll never know). Veggie crackers, colby cheese, pepperoni served with leftover pizza sauce from last night....DELISH! 

See mom, I have yet to grow out of my love of non-breakfast foods for breakfast. ;)


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Little Things

I find the little things in life rather entertaining sometimes. For example, when I do a bump report I make a status update on facebook (which I'm hardly ever on) so my parents and extended family knows there are pictures and news about the member of the family to read about. On those days, I have upwards of 60 blog views! To compare, I have somewhere between 5 and 10 on a good day any other day of the week.

So to the few that follow me without facebook, thank you so much! I enjoy writing, and I don't always need an audience, but sometimes it's nice to know that someone else out there might be reading it and praying for me.

And to those who check this out from facebook, thanks for joining in the ride of pregnancy with us! I hope you continue to join with us in these happy months! (I am aware that probably none of those people will be reading this because I'm not posting that I wrote this on facebook, but they were thanked.)


And you thought this was going to be a Baby "Little Things" post didn't you... :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

YouTube - MeTube

There have been a couple YouTube videos that have been challenging to me lately. Give them a watch and maybe you'll be affected too...maybe not.

First one, not labelled a Christian short, nor do I believe it was meant to be. It did, however, give a rather unique perspective on giving. Could have been pregnancy hormones, but I cried almost the whole way through it.

Second. My brother posted about yesterday. I had seen their video about a year ago; it challenged me then and challenged me now. This is the post that Brandon wrote about the RightNow ministry.

Lastly, also not a Christian message, but important, nonetheless. (Thanks Brandon for sharing with Dad!)

Bump Report - Week 21

We are past the "middle" of the pregnancy. I say that with quotes, because it's the middle of 40 weeks, anywhere between 38 and 42 weeks is full term, but speaking from an ideally 40 week pregnancy, we are into the second half!

I asked my mom this past week, "When will I stop wanting to tell someone every time I feel Baby move?" She laughed and said, "When you start feeling it ALL of the time, not just occationally."

I also got called by my Grandma last night. Just checking in on (kick) me and Baby Troyer. I am truly blessed to have wonderful women in my life as these are.

And I can still see my feet very well, reaching them is another matter entirely.

We haven't heard anything from the Dr. office so we only can assume they didn't find anything odd or concerning in the ultrasound as they read it after we left. Praise God!

I enjoy laughing at our Squirt as I'm tickled by the movements that I'm feeling more and more often.

And that's about all to update.


PS yes where I wrote "(kick)" I was kicked

Friday, December 2, 2011

Lessons from Pregnancy

Through the first 5 months of pregnancy I have learned somethings.

Maternity pants are Amazing!!

When pregnant, clothes don't fit for very long, at least not if they fit when you buy them.
There IS a bottom to my belly button!!! (maybe I'll pop, I've been told it's extremely uncomfortable)
Vernors...enough said

Somehow when the opportunity to eat something that has been craved comes around, it always seems to taste even better than you thought it could.
The midwife, Bonnie, is wonderful, no one to be scared of ;)

In other news, we had a nice snow covering this morning. By 10 it was half gone :(

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...


Welcome December

Hello December!

Aren't you just the busiest time of the year? I have to admit, I pretty much hate that about you. Mostly anyway, you are too busy for my liking. I enjoy having things to do and the holiday's, but I also desperately love me some good chill time, and you don't offer much of that.

I have created a list for myself, things to do in December, but it's not a to do list. A to do list implies that it has to be done. An idea list, is a list of things I can do (most of them are things at home that I might consider being chill things) instead of wasting the month or getting too caught up in the busyness.

These are the things that make me happy.

So, I'm already a day late. (but I did get into the season yesterday, see)

Now, after having eaten a champion breakfast (followed by second breakfast a few minutes ago)

and beginning to prepare my iTunes and iPhone for 2012,

I'm ready to start my day! Oh, and get ready for this small town's biggest event, the VIP SALE!!!



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Here I Am!"

Our little squirt appeared today!! Well, on a screen anyway.

Baby just a-worked on that thumb.

Did a whole bunch of flips (literally, feet on bottom, feet on top, feet on bottom...)...

And "won" the award for the most active child that was ultasound-ed today!

I can't tell you how happy this appointment made me (and Chad I'm sure too). To know there is a shape to go with the heartbeats, flips and jabs is such a wonderful feeling! (and yes, I said jabs, I had multiple today)

I am 20 weeks along, 5 months. I'm guessing I won't have a Bump Report until 21 weeks, so you'll just have to wait for that.

So until next time, this happy momma is expectantly babying Baby.


This is the DAY!!!

This is the day, This is the day, That the Lord has made, That the Lord has made....

This is the day that we get to see our little squirt for the first time!
We will not be finding out the gender of our little one, but we will be receiving our ultrasound pictures to share with you all!!
(To say I'm excited is an understatement. I'm working hard not to type this whole thing in all caps with tons of smiley faces and exclamation points. I figure y'all would appreciate that)

Little known fact for you, the first little while of movement that mothers feel aren't kicks, but the baby flipping and moving big time. The child usually isn't big enough for the mothers to feel the kicks. I have since read about what the difference in feeling is between the two, and I'm sure what I've been feeling is the first movements where our child is flipping and moving big time.

That being said I think Baby Troyer is excited too! As I sat down to write this, I got my first jab. Then another. Then some flips! They are very very very different. My heart is still beating fast as I remember the feeling of that first real KICK!

Sorry for the wordiness. Something about exciting news makes me want to talk a mile a minute even though I only have the same words over and over!

Can't wait to show ya'll!!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Thoughts on grapefruit and herbs

This morning I made eggs with cheese and herbs and ate it with grapefruit and toast. It was amazing!

Two things hit me. This is the second day in a row that I've eaten grapefruit, and I found its never as tart the second day. The other thing is herbs on eggs are amazing! Why I never substitutes them for salt and pepper before, I don't know.

That is all.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Part II

I didn't do as well as I would have liked at pictures. There was too much laughing and eating and good conversation to remember to pull out my camera.

It was wonderful! I love the comfort and familiarity of our traditions! I'm blessed to still see my great grandmother every year, and our family traditions are to spend the afternoon playing games.

It's fairly normal to stay just with aunts, uncles and cousins. And I love it! It was especially fun with the newlyweds like us.

See y'all in about a month!!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

First holiday season

This Thanksgiving season is our first major holiday as Mr. and Mrs. Troyer. We celebrated early with the Troyer family (and I forgot to take any pictures...oops). Now we are headed to celebrate Christmas with my great grandmother and Thanksgiving with my grandparents!

And as I think about the determination it will take to make sure there are pictures of our children in the future, I think I'm going to wish I had more of our life before they came along.

Something to work on!

Oh, and this cup makes me happy!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Is Coming...

...the goose is getting fat....

As you know, if you follow this blog regularly, I have been listening to Christmas music (when no one is around) since the beginning of October. Beyond that I kept Christmas under my hat until November. That's when I started buggin out a bit trying to figure out how the Christmas season would look at our home. I was blessed with a wonderful husband, though, who is apposed to having the tree up before Thanksgiving. Instead of trying to fight my gracious husband (who was amazing and took me to Bronner's in October because I was in the Christmas mood) I decided to leave our house undecorated at all until right before Thanksgiving.

But that bug had still bit me, and apparently it had bit my mother too. See, it's tradition, my mom and I have put up the decorations and tree in the Comins house every year in November. The year I was gone at college that was my first trip home. This year, I decided, should be no different. We set up a date and were set to go. The morning was cloud covered and cold when they picked me up. By the time we pulled out the tree and lights, it was snowing, how appropriate.

Then started the process. Decide where the tree will be, where the furniture will move to, what needs to be done before the tree can be in it's place (namely hemming the curtains), and attack. We blasted Sandi Patty's O Holy Night! CD and made some headway before lunch.

After lunch I had to take a break for work needed me. But I came right back and discovered we had picked up a little helper.

Lacy and her son and had stopped in to see the tree. Before we knew it, we had enlisted him to help us put the ornaments on the tree.

We were by no means done, but that was all I could help with before husband came to pick me up. My parent's home is all gorgeous and festive now, and I can't wait to attack mine as this week progresses!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bump Report Week 19

One week until the halfway mark (of the "average") and one week until the ultrasound!

Squirt has left us with all sorts of excitement. Pain in nerves I didn't know I had, flutters after about a week absence (leaving worried momma very relieved), praising our Father (see previous post).

Exceptionally bad picture quality today, and yes, I'm starting the outfit repeating. This growing belly is going to cause some issues in the next 20 1/2 weeks! (I'm STOKED)


Monday, November 21, 2011

Sing the Praises of Our Lord

Last Sunday, we had an evening gathering. I find I enjoy each gathering more than the one before it! The Comins church body has becoming one of the most precious things the Lord has ever given me. Hindsight to see what God used to bring us here has been so humbling and convicting. How much I fought God in the process of life. Let me let you in on a little secret, He knows best, honestly!

This gathering was a pancake supper and hymn sing. About twenty church folk came out to sample the pastor, turned cook, turned pastor's pancake making skills (and were not let down) and enjoy sausage, maple syrup and chunky applesauce along side (provide by some of those in attendance). 

Then came the best part. We were all given a hymnal with the instruction to find our favorite songs. The pastor, turned cook, turned pastor took his spot behind the piano and asked for the first song. 327 - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. You can't buy the sound that followed. The old piano in the back of the church singing out the old tune, the round tables with people of God joining voices in the praise of His name, the melody and harmonies balanced as an experienced choir would produce. It never ceases to amaze me (though you'd think I'd be used to it by now) how God blesses the gathering of His people to sing His praise.

Then the most amazing part. I'm joined in singing and my tummy starts to flutter. I smile to myself as I feel the signs that the child within me is moving around and I prepare for the long days to come before I feel our squirt again. But a couple minutes later, I feel it again. Our child was the most active he/she has ever been during the hymn sing when our hearts were joined in praise. I shared the news with those there and wondered at what it meant. I believe our little squirt was joining in the praise of our Maker. I know some medical person could give some perfectly logical explanation, but I don't need one. My child most likely can hear noises now, and I believe wholeheartedly that God has put the need to praise Him in His smallest of human creations.

What a great testimony of "faith of a child", when the child isn't even born yet!


Friday, November 11, 2011

Bump Report Week 18

It's that time again. We went to our midwife!
It really was a short appointment. Blood pressure, weight, pee, wait for Bonnie, "How are you feeling?", "Let's hear that heartbeat!", "Make sure you schedule your ultrasound for right after thanksgiving.", "See you in two weeks!"

Even though it was short, it was the highlight of my week. When Bonnie pulled out her little heartbeat finder thing, and went to find our squirt, he/she was much higher than before! It makes me way more okay with the way my stomach looks right now. Then, it took a little bit to find our squirt. Eventually we heard it, woosh woosh woosh woosh, THUMP THUMP, then the sound of Bonnie trying to find squirt again. For those who don't know, the woosh woosh is the heartbeat, and the unmistakable THUMP THUMP was baby moving. And yes, I have felt baby. Unfortunately I didn't feel our squirt at all during the appointment, but I heard the movement :)

As far as how telling baby bump pictures are right now, it depends on the day and time of day. To me, this picture doesn't look like the bump is as big as other weeks, but I look at my belly now, (3 hours and one meal later) and it looks bigger than other weeks. Whatever.

Right now, I'm just so proud of how much our little squirt has grown! I didn't know I could be this proud of my child before I've even met him/her yet!

As far as Momma is doing, I'm doing alright. I can no longer bend down in the car to pick stuff up off of the floor. I have random butt and leg cramps. Sleeping is getting more uncomfortable, but I'm still sleeping alright. Yup, so Momma is doing alright.

The goal for this week (and for a long time here) is to not forget that there is more to life right now than this. I have a house to keep clean, a husband to love, a church family to be a part of, friends to love on. All are very important!

So, I love you baby, can't wait to meet you.
Until next week

PS Liz, if you read this one, Bonnie says congrats and that you are brave for being pregnant in a foreign country :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Morning with the Parents

I spent the morning at my parents house. The lack of washer and dryer space in our cabin gives husband and I a great excuse to spend time every week and one or both of our parent's homes, to do laundry! Today was one of those mornings, and I made the trek to spend the morning with my mom.

There are a few things I can count on with a morning with my mother.

  1. I will bring something to do and I won't even touch it.
  2. Some piano playing will happen (who knew I would miss it this much).
  3. I will teach (or reteach, but today was purely teach) my mom how to do something on the computer.
  4. My clothes will most likely get folded before I leave (unlike usual when I refuse to fold anything until 3 days later).
  5. My throat will hurt after talking as much as I do with her.
  6. An outpouring of questions I didn't know I had will happen.
  7. We will drink coffee, out of little cups.
  8. I leave with more than I arrived with, always.
  9. It's never enough time and we always have to cut the conversation off.
And, as my mom pointed out today, I'm pretty good at catching my dad before he escapes out of the house to go to the church office. Today it was to choose a song for a church special. We sang. I smiled. I miss that.

I smile remembering the feeling of home I had when I was driving home with two baskets of folded laundry, half a bag of potatoes, a turkey/rice/salsa/bean/burrito filling that became lunch, two bottles of ranch dressing, a hanging onion/tomato fridge container, four peanut butter kiss cookies, and a coat to borrow while I'm too big to fit into any of mine. There is a habit, a habit my mom has, of taking care of her children well, no matter wear they live. I can only pray that I'll take care of my children as she has taken care of us. I also pray that my children will see it as the love that I see it as coming from my mom.

Thank you Lord for blessing me with a loving home, with loving parents, who love each other, and love you!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Date Days

I like date days with my hubby! Even when they are filled with thinking about the other person in this family.

We've started looking/thinking about cribs. With the new laws and warnings about drop side cribs, buying a used one is pretty much out of the question. Now most older drop side cribs have "conversion" kits you can get to make them into "fixed" side cribs. After a day of looking at a couple around here from family and friends, we have decided to keep our eyes open for newer cribs that we wouldn't have to modify at all that might be able to last through all children we may have.

We also went to the hair salon, where Chad got his hair cut!!

The rest of the day was wonderful and relaxing.

I love this man of mine!!!

And just for your enjoyment, some mushrooms I found around my parent's house!