Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I definitely consider myself a creative person. I like to photograph, decorate, sew, craft, bake, etc. The big problem here is that I don't do it often enough! I always feel like I have a million ideas swirling around in my head with no way to get out. Maybe this little award will inspire me to get busy already.
So this award calls for you to list seven things about yourself under each heading, but like the other ladies, I will just list a few.
What I did before: I was a preschool teacher for several years, and then became a nanny. I loved my nanny job and my little sweetheart Drew. I miss him like crazy!
What I do now: I have the amazing privilege to be able to stay at home with our children. I also have begun homeschooling our children (preschool) and I love it! I like using my old lesson planning skills. It is a major task always striving to be a better wife, mother, teacher, cook, caretaker, nurse, discipliner, and playmate! Here's the thing: I love my life!
What I'd like to do: More of everything I listed above, and do it all better. Also be a photographer. I dream of having a really good camera :)
What attracts me to my husband: So many things! He is an inspiring leader, the best dad I've ever seen, lets me put my feet on his lap when we sit on the couch (can't say I do the same), gives wonderful hugs, makes me laugh more than anyone else, he is so wise (really wise), and he's very passionate about the things, and people he cares about. I love him more than anything on this earth!
Favorite foods: Pretty much everything that's bad for you: pasta, ice cream, breads of all shapes and kinds. It is hard to try all the time to not eat your favorite foods! My palate has expanded with age (I say that like I'm 60 or something) so I like a lot of healthy food now too.
What I say most often: Normal conversations: "Seriously", "You know what I mean?", "Whatev", "Yikes" Mommy talk: "Be nice to each other!", "Obey right away", "Obey without complaining or arguing", "Use words, not whines", "Listen to my words"
Pick 7 other bloggers to tag:
1. Rachel is such a wonderful mommy! And I know she will have to use even more creative skillz once baby number two arrives!
2. Kate is astounding. This girl is about to have 5 girls and handles it all with amazing grace and humor!
4. Amy is a fellow photography lover. She is so very talented!
5. Penelope is one of the first blogs I read about Ethiopian adoption. Not only does she share my heart for adoption, but is so great at being creative in ways to benefit her home and family.
6. Katie has a job where she gets to be creative, and also take some great pictures of her family and also sunrises :) Oh, and she's totally a poet.
7. Phil Definitely will not do this, but I had to tag him anyway. He is one of the most musically creative people I know!
So many other people could be added to this list, and many have already received this little award. Love you all!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Here he is leaving the first hospital with a half cast onArriving at Children's sporting a tylenol-with-codeine-induced smile
In his full cast. Still talking away at 2am
Finally passed out and resting in his own bed at 3am
A few new matchbox cars helped out today
And a cool new batman mask!
Even Maya needs in on that action!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
The boys headed up the trail
Stopping for a little break
Little sister pulling up the rear, she couldn't keep up because she kept stopping to collect rocks, sticks, and leaves
I love this action shot of everyone racing down the path
Look at those colors!
These red leaves blanketing the ground were gorgeous
Tired and hungry Gibson, Daddy to the rescue
A special surprise at the end, we ran into our friends Cale, Kate, and Haven!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Here is the man behind the style. He comes up with wonderful and beautiful ideas. It inspires me to get my decorating self together.
Love ALL of this.
You can find his website here. This book will be available at bookstores across the U.S. and Canada. Have fun browsing, I did!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
It has been very Fall-ish round' these parts the last few days and I LOVE it so, so much. I got all inspired the other day to take the kids to the pumpkin patch. We picked out our perfect pumpkins, and even one little pumpkin for our baby who is not with us yet. We got a 1/2 peck of apples, and some delicious apple cider also. We had so much fun. I can't wait to plan more Fall-type things. I need to savor this quickly passing season!!!
It was very bright that day, as you can tell by the squinting eyes.