Thursday, July 31, 2008

Things I love Thursday


I while I was walking to the park for a play date today I was stumbling trying to find a topic for my already late TILT, and then I felt Clara moved and voila! a topic. My Maya Wrap has to be the greatest invention. It's a open tail ring sling, and I would be lost without it. I put Clara in it and i can do the dishes, go grocery shopping, or walk up to the park for play dates, Clara loves it because she stays swaddled up close. When she's awake she can see the world, and when she falls asleep I can tuck her in and she'll sleep for quite awhile. Did I mention the nice sized pocket at the end of the "tail" I've just about always have my keys and my phone in there.

It's sturdy too, I have put my two year old in it and wore her on my hip.

The only downside that now I have a funny farmers tan, where one shoulder is burnt the other is pasty white.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

It's a God thing

I got my first word on Friday, the downside was I let my own fears get in the way of listening to God, and helping this elderly lady with her hands full cross the street. When she was across I could feel God wanting to know (Or wanting me to know) Why I didn't help her, admitting my fears I heard "You'll get another chance" Little did I know dh was across town talking to our former neighbor who is in a rough patch and needs someone to watch his kids some. Hm coincidence? I think not..

Now my heart isn't into MOD as much as it used to be. Don't get me wrong, I want to see healthy babies, But having had a home birth how can I sit there and say EVERY woman needs a good OB. High risk women need a good OB, a healthy woman, with a healthy pregnancy need a good Midwife. I had a great one if you live by me and want a reference email me ;) Anywhoo.. Mission work is back in my heart. I truly believe it's god leading me back into it. I don't have a clue what or where, but I am meant to serve, that's why I'm here. Until I get my orders I'm anxiously awaiting it, and using my time to learn and grow in him. And above all enjoy living in his grace, even the tough days are possible through him. I long to share him, but lack the courage, or the wisdom to know just what it is I'm supposed to say.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Belated Friday Fill-Ins

1. I believe whatever doesn't kill you makes you wish you were dead...kidding!! It makes you stronger.
2. If you're good at something, Find a way to make a living at it.
3. Why so blue.
4. Something is out there, it's My sanity and I would like it back someday.
5. If my life were a sitcom, it would be titled Adventures in Diaperland.
6. Sitting on my back porch [if you don't have one, use your imagination] I see A courtyard full of kids playing, and kids toys scattered all over.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to  Well lets see, I took the girls to the park, then DH picked up Moira and Clara and I walked downtown taking pictures, and I found  out that a friend of mine is in town for a week and a half. Tomorrow my plans include Going to visit Dh's grandparents while he paints their porch.. woooh! lol, but I do have to talk to their neighbor because she's the pastor at the church that dh's dad is taking Moira to on Sunday, and I would like some answers about the nursery, and Sunday, I want to go the morning and evening services!

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Things I Love Thursday - Windows Live Writer

Okay so I'm obviously new to the blogosphere, and not being a computer genius I tend to look for the easy way around things. And that ladies (gentlemen?) has brought me to Windows Live Writer. Where I can tyoe what I want to say and right click on the misspelled words just as easy as any worthwhile word processing. As for adding pictures, just a few clicks of the mouse, and I'm good to go. Oh it also helps adding links, highlight the text you want the link to be under, then click insert hyperlink and type the address. How easy is that? Even I can do it! Too bad it doesn't improve my grammar..

Now lets see if I can make the TILT logo a link..


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday (Almost)

The sweetest thing is a baby learning to giggle

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's Tuesday Already??

Is it just me or does time go faster everyday? I thought time flew in high school, and after high school, Then Moira was born, and now that Clara's here time is going so fast. If the world doesn't slow down I'm going to fall off!! Okay maybe not.. I was sure I just gave birth to Clara yesterday but she's teething already! Wait let me step back and do the math, oh yeah, "yesterday" was three months ago.

I wrote about dh's cakes yesterday.. well sometime in August I have 2 more to do. Can't give away too much info, just incase the soon to be birthday lady stumbles upon this humble blog. But I'll totally post pictures when they become available. But for now I give you the birthday boy, and his wonderful (sometimes modest) wife, and the two best little girls in the world. Oh yeah and one shamrock cake.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Manic Monday?

Maybe not.. Last week was mayhem enough. Got home from KY to a huge mess, Spent all week getting caught back up. Just in time for DHs birthday party.. half of the people didn't even show, so the 2nd cake I made was a huge waste of time. Oh well, The best part of throwing a party is it forces me to clean my house. Aside for some scattered toys, and the cake mess the party did it's job, means tomorrow all I have to do is a few extra dishes. Maybe tomorrow will be a relax and play day, hope so anyway because it's the girls and I all day.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Chico Bag Giveaway

Jubilee is giving away a set of three Chico shopping bags.

For those of you trying to go green check it out!

The Best Way To End A Day

One of the things I enjoy about my girls' is that they are my ever changing constant. Being alone with them (which is almost all the time recently) always seems to bring me back to where my priorities should be. Last night after bath time I was trying to get Moira in her jammies and keep both her and Clara entertained. Before I knew it she was playing the sweet baby game of "find the foot" And all of a sudden she is really good at it. Watching her do that and playing peek-a-boo with her older sister has got to be the greatest way to end a rough day. No matter what happens during the day when I tuck my babies in and think "I'm so glad I'm the Mommy" It's been a good day

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Things I love Thursday

In hopes of finding some actual readers for my humble blog I decided I'd play along with


But as for what products I actually love?? How about the bags of boneless chicken. We can usually find the bags on a good sale when we need them, and they work out to be quite a bit cheaper than to buy the packages in foam and plastic wrapped packages especially when they're buy one get one free Takes up a lot of room in the freezer, but when it comes to cooking them you don't even need to let them thaw, usually around the time that we need to restock they're on sale again. Starting the lovely cycle of savings over again

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Shots and Blood Draws

Today was stressful enough to say the least. We're spreading out Clara's shots, and trying to follow the recommendation of Doctor Sears. The girls' insurance is rather limiting however so all we can do is spread out the shots and combo shots. And decline them of course, but what is the good of declining a shot when it creeps up two months later in a combo.

As if my mind wasn't swirling around enough information, add a two year old with diarrhea, and the voice in my head that says "she's allergic to gluten" I've been putting off asking for a test for months, wondering "how I could possibly know it's gluten?" and thinking "her insurance won't pay for that!" Thankfully they are going to pay for it. YAY!

So I show up at our local hospital weighing the pros of our loving our pediatrician and the cons of hating the local hospital. Dh went into the back room with Moira when they called her back. It must have been 15 mins later they call for some butterfly needles because they don't have any, then awhile after they get those they call me up to the front and tell me that they canceled it and we have to come back once her arm heals because they couldn't get any blood today. We're guessing that they went through the vein on my two year old! The girl up front said that they could call someone down from the peds floor next time..NEXT TIME?? where were they this time?? **sighs** the stool culture is in now, and I guess we'll go next week and demand for someone from peds.


Time's fun when you're having flies

Today it's really hit, Clara will be 3 months old in just 2 days. It seems like just yesterday I was waking DH up saying "I think my water just broke!" Today Clara can hold her head up high, she follows our fingers with her eyes, she has the BEST grins! I'm having a really hard time about backing off and letting Moira play with her baby sister a little. I'm trying to work on going off of Clara's cues. Today they were playing so good. Moira was telling her stories, and holding her hands "dancing" with her. I could see her doing what we did with her/do with Clara. And when she started clapping babys hands and cheering it got the best laugh out of Clara that I've heard yet! I was so glad that I got to share in their moment. There is something truely amazing about seeing two babies that you brought into this world playing and enjoying it together.