Tuesday, July 29, 2008


We planted a small garden this year. We didn't get it in until pretty late, so it didn't do real well, but at least it was something. As you can see in the front, we planted a little too much lettuce! We couldn't eat it all, and it eventually went bad because there was too much. The corn, however, seems to be doing really well! I love the picture of the kids standing in the corn. I can't believe how tall it is!

Life with three

So, the other day, a few weeks ago, I had one of my first really hard days with three kids. Joshua came in our room early, not feeling well. When I finally rolled out of bed, I awoke to chaos. Joshua had puked all over the floor and remote. Jared had spilled POWDERED sugar in our pantry. All over. And did I mention that our shoes our in that closet also? AAgh!! What a mess. And then the baby was spitting up everywhere. Crazy. So, that's how my day started, and it didn't get much better. The baby cryed all day. Fun, fun. Anyway, here's a pic of the powdered sugar mess, and this was taken after I had scooped up a bunch of it!


Isn't he just adorable? How can you resist his smile? It's contagious!


For the past 2 nights, my baby has slept from 10:30-7:00!!! Yay! I am so happy! Hopefully he'll keep it up now. He is still growing like crazy. He's about 15 pounds and cute as a button. He's so sweet and smiley. Lately, after he's done eating he just looks up at me and smiles. It's so cute! So, anyway, things are busy around here. I've decided that I'm going to homeschool Joshua this year, so we've been getting ready and organized to start school. We're really excited, and I think we're going to have a lot of fun! We also started a new business venture with a company called Isagenix. It's a company that specializes in nutritional cleansing to promote health and also weight loss. We're really excited about it, I'll let you know how it goes. As part of the program, we've decided to get into a better exercise routine. So, John and I are both getting up at 6 and exercising every morning. We take turns staying in and working out and going out to walk/run. I all ready feel so much better with taking the products and exercising! Anyway, I'm going to try to do a few catch up posts now.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Please read!

These links are to some news stories from Missouri. My brother-in-law's family has had a few tragedies in the last month. First, their dad died of a massive heart attack, and then their 14-year old brother died a few weeks later. It's a heartwrenching story, please click on the links and take the time to watch the two different video clips. I feel so sad for them! I've only met them a few times, but from what I knew of his parent's they were wonderful people. They had 9 children themselves, and then they adopted 13 Russian children. There are still 10 kids at home. They need so much help, pass these links on to anyone you can. Let's spread the story of this tragedy and see if we can help them out! Thanks!


Thursday, July 10, 2008


I've been meaning to post for a really long time, but I've been sooo terrible at taking pictures of my sweet little baby! I feel awful! I've missed so much. I didn't even get any pictures of the day he was blessed. But, here's what I have. Things are going really well. We're busy, but doing well. We've transitioned into life pretty easily. The boys are great with the baby and a huge help! These pictures are from Ethan's first bath and from the 4th of July, with a few random pics in between. That's all I've got! Pretty sad, huh? Ethan is 7 weeks now and still growing like a monster child. He's probably about 15 pounds now! He's started smiling and is just the sweetest little boy. He rarely cries. He still gets up a lot. At least 1-2 times a night. Actually, mostly 2 times. He's only gotten up 1 time a few nights. Oh well, someday I'll sleep again. :) I'll try to keep more updated on the blog!