Tuesday, June 30, 2009

One stroke after the other

I have not blogged since Thursday and that is unusual for me. I am here to tell you what I have been doing that has taken me away from the computer for the last few days.

As you may have read during our Antigua trip, I met some great people. Lucy, Rob and Amelie.

I have been painting some letters for Amelie's nursery and decided I would post on the process and the steps it takes to paint these letters.

If you know me well, you know I can NEVER just do one thing at a time. I am always doing two things or more at once. I took on two other projects while doing the letters, it is just easier when you have the paint out and very thing set up.

So the other two things I painted were for Taylynn and her room. One thing was a holder for all her bows. I had one, but she has been neededing a bigger one since she had enough hair to hold a bow. I buy a lot of bows!

The other is a bird house. Her room decor is trees, birds and owls. She helped me paint this one, which was really fun for the both of us. Maybe she'll keep it and pass it down to her daughter.

Ok here are the letters. I bought them at Hobby Lobby, they were already painted white, which by the way didn't make a difference, I wasn't using white.

I started painted some stripes and some polka dot, the stripes take a while because you have to wait for the paint to dry before you do a different color.

I am getting somewhere now!

I am all finished, Hip Hip Hurray!

If you want to see my etsy store check my sidebar and click on my etsy items.

Lucy I hope you and Amelie like them! Send me a picture once you get them up.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Master Bedroom


This week on Show us Where you Live Fridays, Kelly is hosting a tour on Master bedrooms.

I just repainted and decorated, I still have some work to do, but this is good for now. My goal has been to make it more of a relaxing, peaceful room.

This is looking in through the door. Our room isn't very big, but we have all the space we need.

Here is our chest of drawers, The wedding couple was my parents and our cake topper. I love that it is pretty enough to use as decoration.

I used a hook on the wall to hang my long necklaces, works great!
This sign says ALWAYS KISS ME GOODNIGHT- pretty popular saying for a bedroom, I bet we'll see a lot of them on this tour.
The pictures are of the kids when they were one month.

This is our masterbath

Thanks for checking out my bedroom. Glad you stopped by.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wordless Wendsday

Ok just a few quick words. I had a fabulous day with some of my MOPS moms and kids and my dear friend Katie, but I had no camera. We took the kids to a huge public pool and had such a great time. Thanks girls.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

WII FIT-Tree pose

A few days ago I mentioned going on a diet, or really just paying attention to the amount of calories I am eating. So far so good. I have lost 4 pounds, but I think that might be vacation weight.
So with this new health plan and all Aaron decided after playing with our neighbors Wii Fit, we would get one too.
We already had the Wii system so we just needed to buy the fit board.

So far I love it. I have never done yoga before, but I really enjoy it. I use to be a cheerleader and a show skier (pyramids on water skies) so this is up that ally. You use balancing skills a lot which I am relearning. Ha!

Here is Taylynn trying to do a move

And Preston too.

Then I try, but someone keep messing me up. Ha!

Thank you Aaron for thinking of me, I love you! PS I challenge you in the goalie game tonight!!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Something I love to do is take pictures. Taylynn has an endless supply of clothes and bows so dressing up and taking pictures is fun for us. She is really starting to enjoy being my little model too.
I took these last friday mostly in front of our house. Enjoy!

Here are some pictures from Fathers Day

Banana blueberry pancakes, Aarons favorite
Family eating breakfast in bed
Picture with Daddy before church

PS While I am writting this Taylynn is on her 3rd hour of a nap, should I wake her up?
And Preston is staring at the TV watching golf, ha! Aaron I bet you LOVE that.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy Father's Day Aaron

Happy Father's Day Aaron

This year now that I am blogging you get your very own post. I am going to put in very few words the love Taylynn, Preston and I have for you.

Before Taylynn and Preston were born I never knew what kind of man you really were. True, we had only been married 11 months, but a man never shows his true beauty until a baby comes in the story. I wasn't nervous bringing a baby into this world because I knew you were right there by my side 100%.

I never realized how wonderful having you as my husband was. It wasn't until I saw you hold Taylynn for the first time. A feeling of happiness and love filled my heart. I remember Taylynn would always open her swollen little eyes for you those first days. She must have known how amazing you were, it was worth the look.

Once you got your boy I knew their would be an attachment. I can tell in his eyes he wants to be just like you. I think he would be a wonderful man if he took after you. Preston is lucky to have you as a role model. You are always tender and loving. Preston already looks like you, so if he begins to act like you I will be so thankful and so will his future wife.

When Taylynn and Preston come running to you when you are home from work, warms up my heart so I know it must make you feel so great. These days will go by fast, and the challenges get harder and stressful. I believe in you. You are a better father than I could have asked for. I am so thankful for your patience and kindness. God has blessed our family because he has blessed us with you.

Thank you for being the husband and father you are today. I treasure you!

With all the love in my heart I love YOU!


8 things

Molly tagged me in the fun game of '8 Things'. Try it your self and let us know some 8 things about YOU!

8 Things I am looking forward to...

Watching my children grow up
Family vacations
Growing old with Aaron
Keri getting home from Colorado
Going back to Georgia
My relationship with God
Reading The third Twilight book

8 Things I did yesterday...
Went to Lunch at Aaron's work
Bought many new plants for the yard
Got a strawberry limeade at Sonic
Ate cookie dough
Watered the flowers
Dumped the swimming pool
Painted Taylynn and my nails

8 things I wish I could do...

Be like Christ in EVERYTHING I do
Go water skiing
Take the kids to Antigua
Change the wood trim in my house to white without extra work or money
Work for Pottery Barn Kids
Go shopping everyday
Travel out of the country on missions, spreading His word
Protect my children from everything

8 shows I watch...

-The Bachelorette
-Criminal Minds
-Big Bang Theory
-The Fashion Show/ Project Runway
-Gossip Girl
-One Tree Hill
-Without a Trace
-So you think you can Dance

I am not tagging only 8 people.......If you read this you are tagged!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Healthy life style here I come.....

Today, OK Tonight is the night. I am going on a diet/exercise life style change. After two babies so close together I am stuck! I need a change. I am not ready to give up diet coke, that will be too much. I am however going to drink much less of it and much more water.
I am going to get back on a regular workout schedule. I was running for a while, but I am not sure what happened.
I have been doing 500 crunches the last few days, but I need more than that. Ok starting tomorrow I am going to track calories and start working out more. I hope I can hold you all as an accountability partner. Please feel free to check in on many any day. I will need the support. I have never actually gone on a diet or worked out to loose weight.
Oh and I did say I'll start tomorrow.......where is that cake??????

I will try to keep you up with my plan and let you know how it works for me.

Award season

Yesterday I got an AWARD, HIP HIP HURRAY!!
Thank you Jenna for selecting me. I should also thank Taylynn and Preston for giving me something to write about and take pictures of.

She bestowed this award on me and with any great achievement comes responsibility:
The rules are: Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the blogger to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
And the winners are :
A new mom of a beautiful baby girl. She is someone I would probably be friends with if we met.
A newer blog for me, but oh so wonderful. She has the most wonderful sweets on her blog. She has already giving me so many ideas for new cupcakes and cookies. If only I could bake like her.
Her blog is inspirational to me and I love seeing pictures of here sweet baby girl.

Thank you again Jenna, if wouldn't have gotten this award from you then I would have sent you one. Well heck why not! One more award, back to you Jenna. You are a fun blogger and I love seeing what your life is about. I love your chocolate children too, when ever you need a babysitter in Kansas I am here for you :)

Picture and take your kids to work day

Today was picture day. The kids were wearing matching outfits and I thought we'd do our weekly picture shoot.

Also I took the kids to Aaron's work for some lunch, this was by no means our first trip their, but the first with a camera. Taylynn love to lead the way, but never knows where to go. I never know where to go. His office has changed 3 times in the last month.

This is what Preston would look like with hair. Ha! Thanks Anne!