Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's only Tuesday.

Can you believe it???
Isn't this week  DRRAAAGGGGIINNNNGGGGG?? Maybe because here in Colorado, I am so beyond ready for nice weather and it keeps tricking us. Oh hello beautiful gorgeous day, oh here is the rain again, WELL HOWDY sun, just kidding, it's snowing. UGH!


A while back, I was awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by Miss Nicole over at Frogs, Snails and Fairytales. She has three caaa-UTIE pie kiddos and I love keeping up to date on their antics! Plus, her name is Nicole...so of course she is fabulous already! :)

Thanks for the award, Nicole!

As a stipulation of said award, I shall share 7 things about myself. Ready...set...GO!

1. I save things as if I was a child of the Depression. It's a little bit of I grew up poor, a little bit of having a *very* frugal grandma living with me for some years, and a little bit of I am just a weirdo. If there is even a drop of juice, or one tiny little scrape of jelly left, I will save it and use it later. Matt gets super annoyed with this little quirk of mine.

2.  I always have a hair tie around my wrist or in my hair. If I leave the house without it, I will turn all the way around and go get it. MUST be able to restrain hair at will!

3.  I doubted the existence of God many, many times until the day of the death of my mother. That day proved to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that the Lord exists.

4.  I knew as a little girl that it was my calling to be a mother. When people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would often say, "a mom."

5.  I am a vegetarian.  And yes, that means no fish people!! {I get asked that all.the.time.} Matt and I are in process of slowly converting to being full vegans (which means not eating anything that comes from an animal}. This includes eggs, butter, cheese, etc. It is not easy but something we both feel is right for our family.

6.  I have a wide variety of friends. They range greatly in levels of income, spiritual beliefs, marital status,  parenting beliefs, etc.

7.  I would absolutely have 2-3 more children if our finances, home and Matt :) would allow. I think big families are wonderful, and I am very blessed to conceive quite easily.

So, there you go! Now you know more about me {than maybe you wanted to?}

I will now tag 5 other bloggers:

Stacia at Five of Spaids

Kaycee at Who am I 

Adriana at Litera Scripta Manet

Justin at 42

Molly at Stilettos and Diapers

I am excited to learn more about some of you!!Also? If you enjoy reading my blog and don't currently follow me, would you? It would make my Tuesday!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Is having 5 kids a good enough excuse? Yes?

No, you are not hallucinating. 
This is one of my laundry mountains. Yes, just one.  
Things got a bit out of hand this weekend. 
We were out and about quite a bit and I did not do my normal 4 loads a day. 
{And frankly, when we were home, I didn't feel like doing any!}
So here we are again: I catch up on laundry, then I get behind on laundry, wash, rinse, repeat.
{And all the Mamas say Amen!}

Friday, April 22, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rocking my baby and praising my God

I feel so much thankfulness today.

My baby (Theo) started vomiting Monday night and all through Tuesday. He is finally done with the puking but is now fevering and just wants his mama.

And you know what?

I get to just be his mama. I get to hold my baby exactly when he needs me. I get to rock him to sleep in the middle of the afternoon. While my heart is so sad that he is sick, I am so blessed.

BLESSED!

Blessed that I have my baby in my arms. Blessed that I have the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. Blessed that we have a home to live in. Blessed that we only have to deal with colds and flu. It could be worse, and it's not.

We have it so, SO good.

Thank you Lord for these blessings.

Monday, April 11, 2011

This may or may not be a pointless story.

This morning, I woke up grouchy. And desperately needing coffee! Except, we were out of coffee.
After we dropped Mason off at school, the little people and I went to Target...and our Target has a Starbucks!!! ::doing the happy dance::
We shopped, rang out, and headed to the Starbucks {I swear I heard angels singing as I spotted that beautiful green sign}.

I grabbed my bag of coffee for home and then ordered my grande, 1 pump, soy mocha with no foam and no whip at kid temperature. {why yes, I AM high maintenance, thank you very much}

We walked out of Target and arrived at our car. I set my coffee on the bumper. As I reached to grab kiddo number one to strap in, I hit my precious coffee, which then crashed to the ground, releasing all of the wonderful liquid. I watched every drop spill onto the pavement.

And then I cried.

Seriously, I did. So, if you happened to be at the Target by my house at 10 am-ish today and saw a pathetic woman sobbing while she held her child, that was me.

Then I got mad. At who, I am not really sure. The coffee, myself, the dang bumper-it doesn't matter. I marched back into the store to order another {because at this point, I was DETERMINED I was going to have a coffee drink, come hell or high water}.
The AWESOME barista then made me another drink, free of charge, while I fought the urge to bear hug her.

**Side note: I did try to tip her but apparently Starbucks employees of Starbucks in Target are really Target employees and cannot accept tips. **
 {Do sidenotes belong at the bottom of the post? Meh.}

I walked back outside, opened my door, stuck my new coffee drink into my cup holder, THEN put my boys in their seats, and drove home.

While sipping my drink. :)

PS That was the best coffee I have ever had!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oh happy Day!!

Today is a big day. The one that made me a mama turns 7 today. SEVEN people!!


I was just a baby when I had my Mason. 19 and oh so scared! 
God knew that and gave me a sweet, patient, loving, easy baby who has turned into a sweet, patient, loving, and oh so smart big SEVEN YEAR OLD!



Happy Birthday to my BEAUTIFUL little {big} boy! 




I love you to the moon and back a zillion quadrillion times, buddy! 
Mama

Saturday, April 9, 2011

He's got mad skills.


See that little upside down three year old?
This is what Matt saw as he opened the door to get the babies {who are not babies anymore at all!}out of bed. 
Just hanging out. Upside down. With his Binkie. 
I love you little wierdo. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Mama and her Boys

This picture is so so so so sooooo typical of each of their personalities!
I love my babies!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

in which I use many exclamation marks!!

So, I have this new love! shhhh....please don't tell Matt, I am not ready to share the news yet! ;)

Its name is OPAL! as in the vintage store the wonderful Mandy from Harper's Happenings runs!
Basically, Mandy has a great thrifting eye and does all the work for you {because as much as I love thrifting, it just doesn't happen with two toddlers.}

Your day cannot be complete unless you go check it out...and because seeing is believing, here are some of my purchases from Opal! I told you I love color!


pretty cardi!

to hang in my *red* kitchen!

a spring bag! love it!

my little dutch people for my office space! they also face each other and kiss!

pretty coral earrings!

adorable corduroy vintage overalls for Will! Will loves overalls! 

little mellow yellow turtle! for holding treasures! also for my office space!

vintage glasses! see the red and black squares in the corners? ca-UTE!

and my favorite find so far: A Le Sportsac duffel!!!!!

**all photos taken by Mandy of Harper's Happenings for her amazing store, Opal!**

She also has amazing vintage dresses, a huge array of little girls clothing, tons of funky, unique decor for your home and lots of old school dishware! 

Go check it out!!

and no, I am not getting paid for this post...but when one is in love, one must share with the world, right? Right!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Our April Fool's Blessing!!

Once upon a time there was this guy and this girl:


 who met and fell in love. And then decided to conceive a baby three weeks after they met. (Yes, I KNOW! It was ridiculous! Never did I ever believe in love at first sight until it happened to me! )


That belly with that little baby in it grew and grew!


until that little baby inside that belly decided, for a few reasons, it wanted out! and 3 weeks early at that! Which made this little one our April Fool's Baby!!




and then we learned that little baby was a little *BOY*!! 


and we were thrilled! Yes,  just 9 months after I met Matt, we were now parents to this amazing little person-William Matthew!




So in love! 


The proud daddy!



And the tired mama!



And then he met his older siblings: Daphne, Mason and Jack!



Jack wasn't too sure yet. 


And then our Will just grew and grew!






Hello teething stage and shirts covered in drool. :)

And hello precious little one that melts my heart. 


Until Mr. Will became two-
Which brought things like:
Protests at storytime and, well, who are we kidding- protests EVERYWHERE!!

Sleeping in drawers!

But we made it through the terrible two's and my sweet, loud, stubborn, loving little guy is now THREE!


Happy Birthday Big Guy! You are compassionate, smart as a whip and so funny! You are beautiful just the way you are and I cannot wait to see what "freeee" (3) holds for us!


By far, this little boy is the best crazy choice I have ever made. :)