Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Daddy Day

Today's Father's day. I'm letting Dave sleep in as I type this. I'm truly blessed to have such a great husband who is also a great father. The kid's love his silly antics, yet he is firm with discipline. They respect him, as well as love him unconditionally. Even Callie is warming up to him now and they have fun playtimes. Noah still LOVES his daddy time.

The last few days have been BUSY! We went to the zoo on Friday with some friends. Mercy me! We chose the hottest day of the year so far to go...we all practically melted! It was a lot of fun though, and we enjoyed going with our friends. Yesterday, we went to the Taste of Tippecanoe. We had never been before. I think Dave has had to work the last few years, and I just never wanted to go by myself. It's funny...we ran into at least 10 people that we knew while we were there. It's nice to be established enough that we know people in the community. It was another HOT day, but we went later on and it began to cool off. Noah got to jump in a bounce house...his favorite thing to do. I love it too, because he bounces off some energy. The kid's got to bed late last night. 9:30...which is pretty late for our buckaroos. I was pretty hopeful that they would sleep in this morning. Figures. Callie, who is my great sleeper woke up at 6:45. She and I are up now while Noah is sleeping in for the first time in awhile. Yep, that's pretty much how it works here.

We don't have any established plans for Daddy day. Noah made him a surprise (We decorated some rocks to represent our family...and then on the bowl wrote, "Our dad rocks!") I can type that here, because by the time he would read this, he would have already received it. Noah was so excited about it, he had a hard time not telling Dave about it yesterday. So far, he's managed to keep the surprise. :-)

Well, to all you dad's out there...Happy Father's day! That goes especially to my dad and dad-in-law, but also to the rest of you out there.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Welcome Baby Delaney!

Dave's cousin and his wife just welcomed their beautiful baby girl last night. She was born June 16th at 7:52pm. They named her Delaney Marin and she is 7lbs 7oz and 19.5 inches long (How funny is it that these were Callie's exact measurements?!) It sounds like everyone is doing well and overjoyed. Congrats Kevin and Emily!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Trip to the children's museum...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Lots to be thankful for:

1) I'm thankful that I serve a great God and that He takes care of all my needs. No need to worry.

2) I'm thankful for my husband. 5.5 years later and I'm still crazy about him.

4) I'm thankful for my kids. Noah crawled into bed this morning, hugged me and said, "I love you Mommy". I'm so grateful for their tender hearts.

5) I'm thankful for my church community who rallies around and helps us out when we need it (I had two free babysitters this week who came and watched the kids, so that I could take a break) and I have someone coming over to take pics of them for me this morning. I love being a part of a community that takes care of each other.

6) I'm thankful that Dave has a steady job. In this uneasy economy I know that that is not always the case.

7) I'm thankful for good friends, both here in town and afar, who have impacted my life in so many ways.

8) I'm thankful for my family...for my parents and Dave's who have poured into me and helped shape the person I am today.

9) I'm thankful that God still moves. We're just starting the book Naturally Supernatural, and I love hearing stories about how God is working in people's lives.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Life, flowers, and garage sales

It's been craziness here lately. My computer was having some issues...but they are fixed now. I am back.

Sometimes I wish you could be a fly on our wall. Noah is telling the funniest stories and has the greatest antics. It's just so hard to remember them, and translate them well.

Callie is taking steps. She still only takes them to people who highly motivate her. She won't just take them to take them. She can make 6-7 steps though. She's definitely making progress. I think once she finds her courage and just decides to do it...she will. She had her shots yesterday (I was a little behind) and we have another ear check-up tomorrow. We'll see what the doctor says on the next steps. She can say dada, mama, dawdaw (dog), and can sign food. I'm working on varying her signs as well.

Dave and I are going on a date tonight...I think we're going to see "Up". We've both heard really good things about it.

Since I last posted, we've planted our garden out front. We've added hostas, delphiniums, ice plants, some cute little white flowered plants, coneflowers, and a few others that may not make it. We bought some of them from a woman just out of her yard. She was trying to thin out. The hostas seem to be thriving. That's good. They look really nice.

I've also hit some really good garage sales. Last weekend, I hit one where all her girls stuff was a quarter a piece. I went a little hog wild. It was all name brand and some of it was NEW! It was the find of the season. This picture if just from that one garage sale:

Anyway, life is good. Busy, but good. We're waiting to hear about a few babies coming into the world. A good friend of mine should have one by the end of the weekend and Dave's cousin should be sometime this month. Exciting!