Sunday, July 24, 2011

Goodbye Toes!

This week I reached a new benchmark. Little #4 is now a little over 33 weeks along and it is no secret that I have been "putting on the pounds". It seems that one day I looked down and my pretty little *GULP* swollen pink polished toes were fully visible and the next day "POOF!" they were gone!

Goodbye toes!

The vain side of me says "Gosh you're getting BIG!", but the wonderful truth is that this is only one more physical sign that a baby is housed within me. What a beautiful reality that is!

Only a few more weeks little one. <3

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Words to Live By

"The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."
— Mother Teresa

Monday, July 18, 2011


Yesterday my Mister found a small(ish) Tupperware of these tasty morsels of chocolatey, peanutty, goodness stashed away in the kitchen cupboard:

What I'd like to know is HOW these got into my cupboard and WHO ate the rest of the bag?!

I'm sure I have no idea.   ; )

Friday, July 15, 2011

Motherhood = A Calling

As a member of an on-line Catholic mother's group I am continually coming across intriguing articles about being a wife/mother/parent. I have SUCH a passion for learning about my vocation as wife and mother. Yesterday, one of the mothers in our group shared this article and I found it particularly intriguing and thought I'd share. It certainly puts my life as "mother" into perspective. Happy reading!

Theotokos - Holy Mother of God, Ora pro nobis.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I can't believe that I am admitting this to you, dear readers, but when I reach the point of fatigue that cannot be kicked, and there is no time for bed/nap/sleep in sight...and when five cups of joe just don't do the trick...(if you are a parent than I know you've been here)...I occasionally resort to this...

Terrible? Check.
Filled with sugar? Check.
Weakens my immune system to an unimaginable degree? Check.
Helps me to be a more charitable, loving, energetic mother for the last four hours of the afternoon and evening before my Mister (A.K.A. my hero/my knight in shining armor/the best husband ever) returns? Check. Check. Check.

Well, today is one of those days.

Sometimes it's a matter of charity people.

 Cheers! ; )

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bedhead and Breakfast

Each morning I wake with the littles between 6 and 7 am. I have NEVER been what you would call a "morning person" so getting up in the morning takes a LOT of will power love.

Regardless of the sacrifice, there is something wonderful about looking around the breakfast table at their heads of matted, crazy curls as they rub the sleep out of their bright blue eyes that makes each and every early morning worth it and reminds me of the absolute JOY that it is to be their mother.

Note: To those of you who are morning know, wake at 5am, get your work out and prayer time in, have time to make and eat breakfast while reading the morning paper...

I am jealous...


Friday, July 8, 2011

Feeling Young(er)

Tonight as I was checking out at our local Wal-Mart I was asked to present my I.D.

I have been asked to present age verification for many things in my life but never for a 0.07 oz. tube of this...

Well, apparently you have to be at least 18 years old to purchase super glue these days.

I can't say that I minded fact, after almost a decade and four children later, I was quite flattered.

I walked out of the store with a new spring in my step waddle and feeling just a little lighter and a little younger.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ch78 hdc1 dct FPdc3 BPdc3, sc1 st, slst 4 sk3...Translation Please!

Is it possible to get bored when you have 3 littles under 3?


We have been in our "Summer home" for 4.5 weeks now and with only a couple bags of clothing, some toys, craft and learning supplies for the littles, a stack of library books (also for the littles), and the  food in the fridge...not to mention a Mister who is studying all day, most days...the down time (did I really just admit that I have "down time"?) gets a little bit boring. If you haven't noticed by now, I am the kind of gal who loves to have some kind of project going at all times.

Well, I have always wanted to learn to crochet and thanks to this boredom (and this lovely baby blanket pattern I found on-line), I have finally had the motivation to do so!

Closer view

Yesterday, the littles and I took a trip to Hobby Lobby (EEEE!!!) to pick out the perfect yarn and a crochet hook. What an absolute THRILL!

Later in the day, while the littles napped, I visited You Tube and found several videos on how to crochet.

I am now pleased to announce that I can actually read most beginner-intermediate level crochet patterns and am well on my way to starting my first crochet project ever!

Now it's your turn. What kinds of things have you always wanted to do/learn?

Friday, July 1, 2011


Have you ever seen one of these tents off the side of the road in late June/early July??? 

 Well, for the last several Summers my Mr has been working under one. He works from 10 am until 10 pm (and sometimes even later) selling fireworks. It is long, hot, hard, exhausting work...but I think that deep down inside his masculine heart he loves the thrill of selling explosives by day and setting them off by night.

This Summer we just couldn't resist going back to G-town to sell fireworks one last time before our big move. So, last weekend we took up temporary residence in a friends RV while he worked 35 hours over 3 days (phew!), and we're off again tonight to spend a second weekend dreaming of stars, stripes, and TNT.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!