Things I’m Loving This Summer

Things I’m Loving This Summer

Some fun new things have walked into my little world lately and I thought I’d share them with you. Good finds are worth sharing! My New iPhone Case I finally got a new iPhone. I had forgotten how much more helpful phones are when people can hear what you are saying. As much as I love my new phone, I REALLY love my new case. I got it in the Apple store and the brand is UnCommon ($39.95).  I can’t find my actual case on their website, but when I…

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In Our House

In Our House

In our house, pants are optional only if you’re potty training (no matter what my husband tells you…). In our house, we don’t own a scale because we’re more concerned with how good we feel than how much we weigh. In our house, we balance out the oatmeal and whole wheat flour with chocolate chips. In our house, everything stops for baby giggles. In our house, everyone eats dinner at 6:00 and woe is the person who doesn’t feed the dogs first. In our house, naps are not optional, even…

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Silence in Your Marriage

Silence in Your Marriage

The past few weeks at our house have been a little crazy. We haven’t been on a schedule or in any kind of routine with the kids. I’m trying to get ready to go back to teaching soon and planning for our move. The kids and I just finished a full week of Vacation Bible School. Chris’s job is at it’s busiest point of the year. We’ve had various visitors and company stopping by for a night or two at a time. It’s been a lot of fun, but it’s…

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Shleepy Shleep Shleep

Shleepy Shleep Shleep

Oh, sweet Gracie Girl. You goofy little thing. This baby doll makes me smile and smile and smile. She is almost four months old now and becoming quite the socialite. She’s getting much better at sitting still in one place and enjoying herself without having to constantly be moving. She coos and laughs, but mostly she just sits around and smiles. Which makes me smile. Which makes her smile. Which makes me smile. We’re a pretty useless bunch, I tell you. The only thing that Gracie was still having trouble…

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Home Tour!

Home Tour!

Well, kids. We’ve got a new house. I couldn’t be happier! We aren’t moving in for a few more weeks so that we can do things like scrape wallpaper, paint, and re-carpet the house, but even with big empty rooms, it still feels like home already. I just walk around it with a big, goofy smile on my face. Which is saying a lot considering that the only time we’ve spent at the house so far has been spent scraping wallpaper. I’d like to talk to the person who invented…

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Holy Stealing

Holy Stealing

This Sunday after church, we picked Bean up from his Sunday School room like we do every week. Then, he walked with us down to the nursery to get Gracie, like he does every week. While we were loading Gracie up in her carrier, Bean was messing around with some of the toys, checking through things to make sure Gracie didn’t get anything more fun than he had in his classroom. When I turned around to get him so we could leave, he was holding a Lightning McQueen car. It…

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GIVE ME THE KEYS!

GIVE ME THE KEYS!

Oh, imaginary friends, how I have missed you! I took an unplanned hiatus for the past few days because of a few things that were going around ’round these here parts that made our lives a little extra chaotic. First, we’ve been in Vacation Bible School mode here at our house. The kiddies are in the nursery (Bean can attend next year when he’s three) and I am volunteering with the four-year-olds. I really love it, but it is exhausting! When we get home around 1:00 every day, the afternoons…

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Potty Camp, 2011

Potty Camp, 2011

I blogged a couple months ago about how we were starting to introduce potty training to Bean. Step One for us began right when Bean first started telling us that he needed a diaper change (around 18 months) and consisted of us putting him on the potty every time we changed his diaper or whenever he’d show some kind of interest in the potty. We figured if he knew enough to recognize that he was going to the bathroom, then maybe it was time to show him what the real…

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Packing and Unpacking

Packing and Unpacking

Dear Chris, On Monday we will finally close on our first house here in Florida. Can you believe it? I can’t. I can’t believe that this time last year we were struggling to make ends meet, fearing our unexpected pregnancy, wondering where we were going to live, and trying to put our lives back together after our move. Such change in such a short amount of time. Now, we both have jobs that we love and, more importantly, that pay the bills. We have a beautiful baby girl whose dimples…

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A Miracle! Food My Toddler Eats!

A Miracle!  Food My Toddler Eats!

I blogged a while ago about how small Bean is (5th percentile for weight and height) and how little he’s eating these days. I decided it was time for me to bulk up what food he was eating so that if he was only going to eat a little bit, at least that little bit was really healthy. I pulled out a book that I’d bought when Bean was first eating table food called Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. This book is pretty awesome if you’re going to be…

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