Thursday, June 30, 2011

Permission to Fail??

I'm coming out from under my rock to report on the challenge I set for myself for June.

Remember the challenge?

It was for me to have completed SOMETHING to 
decorate the vast white space above Ben and Emma's cribs.


I worked on it.  I have one frame painted 
and mod podged but that's it.
 At least I have decided what I am going to do 
and have most of the supplies. 
But no time.

So I'm giving myself permission to fail this challenge but recommit for next month. 
Going back under my rock. :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Taking a Little Break

I love this blog...I really do.  But life right now is kicking me in the bum bum as we say around our house
and I cannot find the time this blog deserves. 
Ive never given it the time it deserves.

We're also having computer issues.

So, until the computer issues get fixed
and I get my issues fixed,
I'm putting this blog on hold.
I have 1/2 way written Ben and Emma's 19 month update
but can't include pictures
and we all know it's all about the pics!

So, adieu for now!  I will be back!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

[HQ] Love Story Taylor Swift meets Viva La Vida Coldplay—Piano Cello—by ...

I've been listening to this alllll day.
Just wanted to share!

It's long but make sure you listen for the sweet story 
of a young fathers love for his daughter.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Way Back Whens-day"

*OK...this is what having two 19 month old crazy toddlers will do to a 
once perfectly sane lady!  
I really did think that yesterday was Wednesday!

When: March 2010
4 months old

What was happening?

Emma and Ben discovered 
how cool their rattles are!

 In Ben's case, how cool Emma's rattle is, too!!
I love that Emma is also holding on tightly to "Miss Lovey"

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!

For my Husband~

I knew I loved Patrice when we got married 
but when I saw how sweetly he reacted when we 
found out we were having a baby, 
I loved him more.
When I saw how well he took care of me and our children before they were born, I loved him more.
When I saw how tenderly he held his tiny children, 
I cried and loved him more.
Now after 21/2 years of marriage, 
I know how lucky I am to be his wife
I know how lucky Benjamin and Emma 
are to have him as their Papa.
He adores them and they adore him right back.
He plays with them, sings to them, reads to them, he dances with them, he cares for their every need.
He works so hard to provide for us, 
always with a smile on his face.
He is my best friend and Ben and Emma's first "Superhero"!

They say anyone can be a father 
but it takes someone special to be a dad.  
Our Papa is a very special man 

He loves us all so well!

Happy Fathers Day to you, my sweet husband.
We love you all the way to the moon and back!!!

Oh, and lest you think I forgot...
Happy Fathers Day 
to my Dad and Ben and Emma's Grandpa!
He is a very special Dad, too!

We love you very much!

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Happy Sabbath!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I Stand All Amazed

One of my all time favorite hymns arranged so beautifully.  
This hymn makes my soul soar with joy and gratefulness every single time I hear it!

Happy Sabbath!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Way back Whens-day!"

When: April 2010
Almost 5 Months old
What was happening?
For 4 months my babies had shared a crib.  
They went from sleeping peacefully side by side
to tossing and turning and kicking each other in their sleep
this was their last night in their shared crib.
A good day...
except Mama cried (of course!).
*Edited to add
Anyone wondering how the Twinkies reacted 
to the new sleeping arrangement?

Emma sobbed like her heart was broken.
Ben, my champion sleeper, fell asleep 
like nothing had changed.
Thankfully, Emma was fine the second night 
and all has been well since then!

Friday, June 3, 2011

June Challenge

One thing that you may or may not know about me is that I am a hopeless procratinator.  I have often called myself the 
"Queen of Procrasination" a title I want to abandon forever!  

Another thing about me?
I am not an interior decorator.
I am also a perfectionist.
For the past year I have perusing craft and decorating blogs 
looking for simple but pretty ways I can decorate our home.
There is still nothing on our walls.  Nothing.

The worst thing about my procrastination?
Ben and Emma's room is boring and lifeless.  
There is nothing on the wall but a few Dollar Tree 
butterfly and flower cutouts.  
Poor Ben.

Soooo....I have given myself a challenge.
By July 1st, I will have created something to 
decorate the vast white space above the cribs.
Something simple. Something sweet.
The days of creating my dream nursery are over.
Like these?  Me, too.
I wish our nursery looked 
even a smidgen like these!

But I can still create a great space for my little ones.

I will report my progress...wish me luck??

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Way back Whens-day!"

When: March 2010
4 Months old

Ben for some forgotten reason was very upset this morning 
and had cried and cried for so long.  
There was nothing I could do to console him.
I finally put him down on the bed by Emma 
and went to the living room for a "time out".   
Within just a couple of minutes, his crying stopped.  
I felt relieved for a minute and then started to panic 
wondering if something was wrong. 

This is what I found:
Emma, who was not even remotely close to rolling over yet, had "scooted"herself closer to Ben and was holding his hand.

Sometimes, only Sister can make things better.
And Mama cried tears of her own at this precious sight!