Sunday, May 31, 2009

Breakfast





Special sprinkle donuts for Henry and Grant!
Some Gerber Puffs and milk for Eli!
Thank you daddy for the yummy breakfast!

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Friday, May 29, 2009

SUPER Cute Beach Towel Giveaway

It's time for another GIVEAWAY!
I had such a great time doing my first giveaway that I didn't want to wait too long to do another....so here it is!
{Plus I wanted the winner to get their towel before the summer was half over! }


This giveaway is for a SUPER Cute Beach Towel that will be personalized just for the winner!


It will look similar to this one:

But the winner will be able to pick either a pink stripe or a green stripe towel, and I have a more boyish fabric if you happen to want it for your little guy and/or hubby!

So here is how to enter:

For your first entry leave a comment telling me what name or initial you would want on the towel if you win!

For one extra entry, follow me and leave a comment telling me that you do.

For another entry, put my button on your blog and leave a comment telling me you did.

For two extra entries, blog about my giveaway linking back to this post, then leave two comments telling me you blogged.

That is FIVE chances to win a SUPER Cute Beach Towel!
GOOD LUCK!

The giveaway will end Monday, June 8th at 10 PM Central Time and I will post the winner on Tuesday, June 9th. Make sure your email is visible so I can let you know if you are the winner!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Oh So SUPER Average Food!

A typical lunch at our house. Henry's Lunch.

5 chicken nuggets...the boy can eat.

A handful of baby carrots.

A few potato chips.

Strawberry applesauce.

& ketchup.




Grant's Lunch.

The same as Henry's...minus two chicken nuggets and a couple of baby carrots.



Eli's Lunch.

Organic Applesauce...He has been eating my homemade baby food, but my applesauce didn't turn out very well. So we are going with the prepackage stuff!


This is basically what the boys eat for lunch everyday....just substitute a PB&J or turkey sandwhich for the chicken nuggets and grapes for the applesauce!


It's not fancy food, but it keeps them happy and fed! I am just glad I can get a few fruits and veggies into them without too much of a fight!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Deep Thoughts

Life is strange sometimes.

Do you ever wonder if everything {and I mean everything} in your life happens for a reason?Even down to the tiniest thing that you do or say. I don't know if I believe in coincedince...fate...or some other word to describe things in life happening for a set purpose. But I get a little excited when things DO seem like they have a purpose in my life! Do you ever feel like "WOW! That happened for a reason...and it could change my life."? Is it our own mind making things fit into our lives the way we want it too? Or is it God, confirming what we already had thought was right for our lives?

Are you confused and/or curious yet?

Let me explain a little....as best I can anyway!

I have always seen myself with four kids. It looked like we were on our way there too. Especially since Jason and I had talked about trying for another baby, oh probably right about now! But things changed when I got sick...and I am left wondering if this is all in God's plan {actually I don't think God is surprised by this, and I KNOW it is in God's plan...I just don't know how it all fits together just yet}.

In the past, Jason and I had talked about adoption...mainly because I desperately really want a little girl and his family has a very strong history of only having males. But, it never really felt right to adopt when we could have our own healthy children...even though adoption has been on my heart and in my mind for a while now. It just didn't seem like the right time...or the right circumstance. Now that having another baby is basically out of the question...adoption seems more and more like it is being put in our lives for a reason. Like it is finally time. God's plan is playing itself out. All these things over the past few months have happened for a reason.


It's not like we have even started the process or really done anything besides just talk about it. But I feel like "the signs are there", maybe not all of them, but some at least! Which leads me back to what I was saying about the tiniest things in life having a purpose.

There is an elderly lady in our church that I made fast friends with a few years ago. Since I have been sick, she has called to check on me and prayed with me over the phone a few times. But she has really been wanting to come for a visit. Well she called this week while we were gone to town, so I called back and she and her husband came over for a little while. During her visit we were talking about the boys and I said something about always wanting four kids but that we probably wouldn't be able to have anymore. She said she had always wanted four also, but she had to settled for two...because she had ADOPTED both of her children!

I don't know why we talked about this. I have known her for more than two years and we have never discussed it before. But just the mention of it gave me chill bumps. Like she had come for a visit {and I almost put off returning her call} and just happened to mentioned that her kids were adopted because that is what God wanted to happen! Coincidence.....fate....whatever you call it, it gave me some major chill bumps...and a little bit of peace about all the feeling that have been floating around in my head and my heart!

I know it will probably be awhile before we actually put things into motion {or maybe not...God may have different plans}, but just that tiny little conversation...something that most people wouldn't think twice about...seems to have the potential to really change my life!

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Monday, May 25, 2009

I Heart Faces Week 20 Silhouettes

This is a picture of Grant fishing that I took last year while we were at our family reunion. Every year we spend the weekend at a state park and the boys get to run around in the woods and go fishing {their favorite!}. They have fished off this pier for the past three years, and will probably go fishing there for many more years to come!
Go check out the I Heart Faces blog for more SUPER Silhouette pictures!


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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Random Picture Challenge


This week's challenge is:

August 2008

or

16th picture folder

28th picture
This picture was taken at Grant's third birthday party. He had a dump truck party. During the party, a real dump truck came and dumped a load of red dirt in the yard. Don't worry, all the parents were warned ahead of time...and most of the kids came in play clothes. They had a blast watching the truck dump its dirt and then playing in it too! You can see the pile of dirt and all the dump trucks in the background.

Check out 4 little men and girly twins for more Random Picture Challenge!

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Photostory Friday: SUPER Summer Kit

I figured I would post a few pictures of all the goodies that I will be sending Konnie's way for winning my SUPER Summer Giveaway! SUPER cute tote bag, sunscreen, flip flops, a water bottle holder, some crystal light packets, and Konnie's SUPER cute personalized towel!
Ice pops for the kiddos

Bubbles and a bubble wand....also for the kiddos

Flip flops, sunscreen, and the SUPER cute tote bag

Personalized towel made by me!

Because Konnie is one of my IRL friends and only lives about 10 minutes from me, I will be personally dropping off her prize {or giving it to her at the t-ball field}!
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That means I don't have to pay for shipping on this giveaway....which was nice {because priority shipping is EXPENSIVE}....but it also means that I am feeling just a little generous!
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SO, I am planning on doing another smaller giveaway {probably just a SUPER cute personalized towel} in a week or two...so keep your eyes peeled for another giveaway post in the near future!
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Have a great weekend!


PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek




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Thursday, May 21, 2009

SUPERSTAR BLOGGERS!

My SUPER bloggy friend Emily over at Powell Power sent this SUPERSTAR award my way!! Thanks a ton Emily!
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I have to say, you are going to have to put another copy of this award on your blog...because I am sending it right back to you!! Emily's blog is SUPER cute, as are her three kids! I am especially jealous of how SUPER cute her little girl Melody is {though Jack and Charlie are pretty cute too}!
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Now, I have a few more SUPERSTAR BLOGGERS to pass this lovely award onto!
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Amanda over at Proud Mommy of Four: Amanda is a young mommy to FOUR kiddos 4 years old and under. She has three precious little girls and one SUPER sweet little boy! I did a Pay it Forward with Amanda a few months ago, and she sent the cutest little gifts complete with a handmade card just for me!
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Alicia at More Than Words: Alicia is a wonderful Christian mommy to 5 kiddos who she homeschools! She always has SUPER sweet things to say! She host "Friday Photo Flashback" {which I have yet to participate in} on Fridays at her place, and it is always fun to see everyone's old school photos!
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Jennifer at The Life and Times of Mommy: Jennifer is my "In Real Life" friend! She is one of about 5 of my IRL friends that all started blogging {I think I talked some of them into it a little} around the same time! Jennifer is the one that has gotten into it the most...and I really enjoy reading her blog! She has five SUPER cute kids, three girls and two boys!
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Shasta at Crackers and Chaos: Shasta was one of my very first blog followers! She is such a sweet person and her blog is SUPER cool! She has 3 really cute little boys {just like me, the only girl in the house}, and her hubby is a BMX biker...how cool is that! She just got a SUPER new blog look and recently started hosting some great giveaways and a week Recipe A Week post on Sundays!
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Heidi at Blue Eyed Blessings: Heidi is a SUPER sweet blogger who is crafty, crafty, crafty! She is always posting stuff that makes me want to pull out my hot glue gun! She hosts a Monthly Craft Challenge {monogram is the challenge for May} that I can't wait to start creating stuff for! And she has two SUPER cute blue eyed blessings named Mikayla and Austin.
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Carrie at Martin Manor Happenings: Carrie is a new blog friend that I am just getting to know...but I like her already! She is SUPER honest {she showed us what was really under the seats of her car!} and she has a little girl that is the same age as Henry! We bonded a little over the end of preschool...though I think she was a little more sad than I was!
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I have had such a great time blogging over the past few months, and I am SUPER excited that I have gotten to know such wonderful people through my blog! Now go pass on this SUPERSTAR BLOGGER award to some more bloggers who you think are SUPER!


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Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Me! Monday



Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
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I was NOT just a little excited about Henry graduating from preschool this week. Mothers are supposed to be SUPER sad that their little boys are growing up, not excited that they will be going to all day Kindergarten soon!

I did NOT sit and watch my DVRed episode of The Biggest Loser while eating a very small HUGE piece of strawberry shortcake. I did NOT justify eating it because the delicious homemade poundcake that I had made for Mother's Day was going to go bad {after only 3 days}if I didn't eat it soon!

I did NOT stay up until after 1 am one night this week waiting on my hubby to get home from work. I did NOT stay up {blogging and watching tv} because I hate to go to bed by myself and I would NEVER rather be completely exhausted the next morning than get in that big bed without him.

I did NOT have to hold back my giggles more than once this week as Jason was just a little SUPER loopy after having his wisdom teeth removed! He was NOT a little out of it as we left the doctor's office, and I would NEVER find that funny! I also did NOT laugh at him as he dozed in and out of medicine induced sleep for the majority of the day after his surgery! I am a much more sympathetic wife than that and I would NEVER laugh at my hubby....and hope that he was too out it to remember!


I am NOT going to remind everyone one last time to enter my GIVEAWAY that ends tonight at midnight!! I am NOT SUPER excited about this giveaway, and I am NOT ready to pick a winner so I can start putting together all the cute personal touches {monogramming, picking out flip-flops, and maybe a few goodies for your kiddos} for whichever SUPER blogger wins!



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I Heart Faces Week 19 Blurb Book Photo Contest

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This is one of my favorite pictures of Eli. He was playing really sweetly by himself in his exersaucer....just babbling and blowing raspberries all over himself! You can see the baby slobber all over his chin, and he has his lips pierced together ready to let more slobber fly!

For more SUPER cute faces, check out the I Heart Faces blog!


I am submitting this photo into the http://www.iheartfaces.com/ Blurb Book photo contest. I am granting I ♥ Faces permission to use my photo in a printed version of a book for commercial use and possibly advertising of a photo book on both the Blurb and I ♥ Faces web sites.



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