Tuesday, August 31, 2010
little somethin by Beth at 6:08 AM
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This week marks an end. It's actually bittersweet. Two years ago, I took a job...a job I despised, but I did what I needed to do. I worked there for six months, all the while praying that God would get me out of there. He did. I was hired in January of 2009 and have been there ever since. If I couldn't be at home, I was thankful to spend my evenings there. I am doing what I love to do with some fantastic people. Still, my heart longs to be at home with my kids, to fix my family dinner, to give baths, read bedtime stories, and tuck everyone in at night. As the end of our two years of unemployment was drawing near, I would walk the halls at work and pray that it wouldn't be much longer. And I could hardly believe it in July when my time came. So, after this week, I will be going to a PRN status at work. I will be working three Saturdays a month and every third Monday...picking up hours when they need me, but on my terms. I will also have two weeks off between the end of my regular schedule and the start of my relief position. So, again, I am feeling so blessed and so thankful. What am I going to do with all of my extra time?! There are about five things on my list so far and three of them start with K, L, and C. ;-) So good to be home!
little somethin by Beth at 5:40 AM
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
little somethin by Beth at 7:15 AM
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
little somethin by Beth at 11:39 AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
little somethin by Beth at 7:08 PM
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
little somethin by Beth at 5:45 AM
Monday, August 9, 2010
I have a little boy who is obsessed with the Super Mario Brothers. Other than his first birthday, he has always shared a birthday party with his little brother. Since he is turning five this year, I wanted to make it super special for him and throw him a Super Mario Brothers birthday party.
My in-laws graciously allowed us to use their house for the party...they have the perfect place :a big space, a huge deck, and a refreshing swimming pool! I kept the decorations simple...mostly primary colors. I did splurge on the plates and napkins though. The plates had Mario and Luigi on them and the napkins had mushrooms on them.
Landon (super excited) waiting for his guests to arrive and the party to start.
Immediately following lunch, all of his guests sat down and played Super Mario Brother's Bingo...I found a free printable file on one of my many searches. The game was a hit!
little somethin by Beth at 1:23 PM
Friday, August 6, 2010
It was decided that we would not pierce Kaitlyn's ears when she was a baby. I thought the younger the better, but Dan wanted her to be able to make that choice for herself.
It wasn't until recently that she started talking about it. She would ask where she would have to go, how bad it would hurt, and other things about having it done. Then, at the beginning of this week, she said that she wanted to get them done after they got their pictures taken at JC Penney. I figured that she would later decide not to so I didn't even have her ask Dan. Well, it wasn't just a passing thought and she mentioned something to her Daddy and ended up asking his permission...which was granted.
After the kids' pictures today, we headed out to the mall to get her ears pierced. I still was not sure whether she would go through it or not, but wanted to give her the opportunity. We walked in and she said she needed a few minutes to think about it. So, we walked around looking at the earrings, headbands, and purses. A few minutes passed and I asked what she had decided. She said that she wanted her ears done and she was ready. So, I got the lady, she picked out the green earrings (which shocked me that they weren't red or pink), and sat there as still as a statue...with a worried little look on her face. I signed her life away (ha ha) and then held her hand. The first one went in and she didn't scream, cry, or hardly even flinch...not even a tear came to her eyes. I was shocked...again. I held her other hand, told her how proud I was of her, and the lady did the other ear. Not one complaint, cry, or scream...again. She hopped down with a huge smile on her face and saw herself in the mirror. I almost started to get teary looking at my baby girl, who is not so little anymore.
We left and made our way back to where we came from. A few times I looked over at her and told her just how proud I was of her. She kept saying that she couldn't believe she did that and she said that she even surprised herself.
My princess and her pierced ears...she can't wait to show them off!
little somethin by Beth at 1:51 PM
It's been one month since my husband started his new job...we are beyond thankful. It's a wonderful place to be.
little somethin by Beth at 6:36 AM
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
(Collin with his two favorite presents...a fly swatter and a sword)
Seems like just yesterday that I blogged about
the crazy fast car ride to the hospital
and being at the hospital for only 37 minutes
before he was delivered by the nurses
because the doctor couldn't get there in time
it was a crazy ride
and that's the way he's been ever since
life with Collin
is always fast
always full of lots of talking
he has blessed our lives for the past three years
and I don't know what I would do without
my whittle Zaiah
Happy Birthday, baby boy. You are such a joy to me. I love how I can count on you to ask for your "hot chocolates" every morning when you wake up. How you need covered up with your special blankie even when it's 82 in here. I love how you just can't help but talk to everyone about everything and even when Mommy tells you that she needs some quiet, you talk about that. It cracks me up that your sense of smell is so strong that you smell even the littlest stinky thing...and will even announce smelling a stinky guy when we are in line at Walmart. I can't help but crack up laughing when I think about holding you in my bed two nights ago and you looking at me and asking,"Could you please get out of my face?" ever so politely. Pure joy, Zaiah, pure joy. You keep momma laughing...life wouldn't be the same without you.
We celebrated yesterday with presents, cupcakes, and (his choice) a trip to the waterpark.
little somethin by Beth at 8:02 AM