Wednesday, December 22, 2010

6 Years

That's how long this poor fellow's been stuck with me. 
I am a lucky lady!
Let me count the ways:
  • Brings me flowers when I have an amazing day.
  • Successfully puts the girls to bed all by himself without complaining.
  • Does the dishes.
  • Takes out the trash.
  • Does the laundry.
  • Babysits my friends kids so I can go out with my friends.
  • Works hard at school.
  • Does church volunteer work as though he were getting paid(works hard because he wants to serve!).
  • Is very kind to me and the little ladies.
  • Helps those around him who need help.
  • Very talented in music, art, speaking, teaching, writing, playing with kids, making friends, keeping friends, caring for our family.
  • etc., etc., etc....

You get the picture, I'm a lucky lady!

Kissy face time.

Over the last 6 years we have had a lot of good times and some hard times, 
but look what we got out of it all...

I'm looking forward to many more years and an eternity together.

I love you Scott!
Thank you for being such an amazing husband and father.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me "mommy." -- Author Unknown

This morning I was woken up at what felt like the crack of dawn by my little Jane. 
7:45 am feels like the crack of dawn when you don't 
go to bed until single digits start rolling around again.

She climbed into bed with me since I couldn't yet speak, move, 
or even open my sandpaper eyes, and cuddled up to mommy log. 

Jane is my talker. 

Well, Lucy can't talk yet, but even still, I know Jane will be my talker. 
She said more at 7:45 am than I will probably say before noon. 
She kept talking and talking, and honestly, I don't remember any of it.

Until this...

"Mommy, you are the best mommy in the whole world."

And then,
"And daddy has the best baby in the whole world, and mommy has 
the best baby in the whole world and I have 
the best sister in the whole world."


She had me at "mommy".

Have you ever read this quote?

I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me "mommy."
-- Author Unknown

Words could not describe that feeling better.
I feel so grateful to have been blessed with two little angels.
Yeah, there are hard days, but then there are moments like 
this that melt all the hard stuff away.

I have the best daughters in the whole world.
Hope you are finding moments like this during your days.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

You Know You're a Bad Housekeeper When...

You are cleaning off a counter and find a rotten pumpkin.
A rotten pumpkin under your purse.

Please share your bad housekeeper experiences so I don't feel so lame.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

And Finally...


We had a lot of fun this year. 
Lucy was a sweet little cat.

Jane was the cutest witch ever.

Scott was a zombie.

I was a witch too, but I don't have a picture at the moment.

We had a lot of fun the week of Halloween. We trick or treated at the zoo with some friends, 
went to a party at the YMCA and did a Trunk or Treat at church.
Scott and I even went to a "adults only" party and had a really fun time playing games and feeling young again.

Can't wait until next year.
Costumes are already being planned...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jane Says

Said in a voice that gradually increased in volume and pitch,
"When my grow up I'm gonna get your make-up!!! I'm so 'cited!"

This little girl is such a chatter box. Constantly talking, from the moment she wakes until the moment she falls asleep. Actually, she talks in her sleep sometimes too, so, she kind of never stops talking.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010


Both our girls happened to need well child visits at the same time, 
so that is what we did this morning.
Here are the stats:

Weight is 5-8% 
Height is 50-60%

Weight is 30% (highest she's ever been!)
Height is 90-95% (highest she's ever been!)

The doctor did a height predictor for Jane...
She MAY be around 5' 7" as an adult. 
Totally wastes me.

My girls are so sweet. 
Both got flu shots and were so sad, but did well and were fine within a few minutes. 
Then, Jane got a finger pricked, which took some talking into after the flu shot, 
but she did well and didn't cry too much.
She also did a great job with her eye exam, scoring at least 20/30. 
So far, our vision deficiency curse has not  been passed on to her. 

Monday, October 04, 2010

Little Prisoner

Way too cute for words.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Jane is Officially 3!

I can't believe our little girl is 3! Makes me kind of sad and nostalgic. 
Jane is such a little sweetheart and we are so lucky that she is our baby girl!

We had a fun day today. Here are a few of the things we did...

We went to church to play while daddy did some stuff for his calling and played in the gym and had a family picnic.

Grandma Cherlynn and family sent Jane a fun edible arrangement.

For dinner, we went to Olive Garden because she wanted noodles. 
Here Jane is contemplating life. (She was really tired.)
I can't believe how adorable she was being here!

Then we went to the mall and let her ride the carousel 2 times. 
(Daddy is in charge of chaperoning since mommy gets too dizzy.)

A typical shot of Jane. 
Always going, going, going, like a blur.

She wanted chocolate cake "with powder and a smiley face". 
She was VERY specific.
She was really excited for her candles.
I put the smiley face on her piece with whipped cream.

The Happy Girl on her Happy Day.

We love you Jane!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Jane's 3rd Birthday Party!

We started off with coloring time as everyone was arriving.

More arriving and mingling

Color Walk with Gold Metals for prizes

Marshmallow Drop

Opening Presents

Lucy was in good hands.


Finally blew them out. She is so proud!

The pretty insides. 
Want to know how to make the cake? Click here.

Last Minute Party Fun

Party Carnage

Thanks everyone for helping to make this a really fun and special day for Jane!

One Happy Little 3 Year Old!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Applejack Festival 2010

Scott kept saying he wasn't going to come (he's smack in the middle of taking his comprehensive exams), but he did anyway since, and I quote, "The Applejack Festival is the closest thing we have to a family tradition here in Nebraska". It sure is! We've gone every year since we moved out here and have enjoyed it every time. It is a fun way to welcome Fall and get ready for all the fun upcoming holidays.

Here are some highlights.

Jane's first pony ride, ever! And Lucy, the ever happy and patient baby.
(Notice the mustachioed man. Sweet stash.)

It was a bit blustery out. Can you see the well protected baby inside our best friend, BOB?

The whole reason for going...Apples Galore!

And Jane's favorite activity, The Train.

What a sweetie!

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