More to come later...

We just got home, put the kids to bed, and Lost is about to start in two minutes.  I haven't had time to go through all the pictures of our day yet, but hopefully I'll have time to get to it tomorrow.



Well, since apparently my last post didn't count as a real blog post, according to one of my friends (ahem, Teresa), I thought I would post some recent pictures instead.

Last week I was able to visit my old neighbor friend, Merranda, and meet her newest little one, Baby O.  He's already a month old, but still so tiny!  He looks so much different already compared to pictures I saw of him when he was born.  They grow up too fast.

We've been spending a lot of time outside with the weather being as warm as it has been.  Well, the kids more than me anyway.  But I do venture out there when Casey wants to play outside just because he'd run off if he wasn't supervised.


We went over to Chris' grandparents today, and Casey came home looking a little banged up.  The cement really wasn't his friend today.  Poor guy.

Tomorrow we'll be venturing off to visit Chris' cousin, his wife, and their little guy, Rhys.  They moved about an hour and a half away from us now, so hopefully we'll be able to see them more often.  And since it will be about 90 degrees out, they're planning on having the sprinkler set up for the kiddos.  It will be a perfect day for it, that's for sure!  Hopefully I'll have some decent pictures to post when we get back.

Baby, It's Cold Hot Outside

So, we had temperatures in the high 70's/low 80's all week last week, and then it rained on Friday and the temperature dropped down to the low/mid 60's.  But today and all next week looks like it's going to be pretty darn hot!  And it's still only May!


A picture of Casey and some ramblings....

So, I'm finally going through my pictures tonight so that I can get some ordered, and I came across this one.  Not quite sure what he's yelling about, although I'm pretty sure it's a happy yell since the pictures after it he's smiling.

Anyway, I have been really busy the past few days working in our yard.  A lot of the bushes and flowers have just become overrun and look awful, so I've slowly been working on them so that it looks a lot nicer.  I had to stop early tonight because my fingers just have no more strength left to pull out any more weeds or grass that thinks it belongs in the flower beds.  On a positive note, the yard is looking a lot nicer!  And the weather has been very pleasant the past few days, so the kids and I have been able to spend more time outside.  And Chris got down my maternity belt from the closet shelf last night, so I was able to go for a walk this afternoon with the boys.  It's been nice not being cooped up in the house.  Oh, and I know I am way behind on posting a belly picture, but I will try to get to it this week.  At my last doctor visit on Monday, she said that my belly is measuring exactly.  So, things are going well!


Something new!

And no, it's not the baby.  That's not for a couple more months still.  But, I have added watermarks to my photos now.  See?

I'm still fooling around with it a little until I get it to look how I want, but at least it's finally on there now.  And after getting extremely frustrated with trying to do it (you don't want to know how long it took me), I found a great blog that went through it with some pictures.  (I'm a better visual learner.)  I was supposed to be on my computer finding recent pictures to print for our frames (all the pictures in our house of the kids are almost 2 years old...some older), but I got sidetracked.  It happens a lot to me.  It's a curse really.


My Favorite Craft Project

I've really gotten into this whole sewing thing since I've found so many blogs with cute tutorials a few months ago.  I made my husband's cousin some things for her baby shower gift, which I was quite proud of.  Of course, I made a few "practice" ones first so I wouldn't completely botch the nice ones.  I'll post pictures of those soon, along with her baby shower.  But anyway, my favorite craft to date is making camera strap covers.  It's so much fun, not to mention easy!

My latest one is this white with green polka dots.  I thought it looked very "springish", don't you agree?

Book Review: I Wish You Enough by Bob Perks

Through the Thomas Nelson Blogger program, I was given the opportunity to read I Wish You Enough by Bob Perks. It’s a short little book with a big message: I wish you enough. Each chapter has to do with a different “wish”.
Here’s a brief description of the book from the Thomas Nelson website:

“When having more leaves you empty, you’ll discover true happiness lies in enough!

I Wish You Enough encompasses 8 values needed for true contentment and happiness, and transforms them into 8 wishes—or sentiments—for the reader. Through short, inspirational stories about everyday people, author Bob Perks reopens our eyes and hearts to the abundance all around that we so often take for granted.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough “Hellos” to get you through the final “Good-bye.” “

The author tells mostly stories about other people he has met (my favorite part of the book), other times they are his own stories to tell. I keep this book on my desk as a constant reminder to appreciate everything and everyone. I definitely wasn’t disappointed with this book, and I loved that it was short and sweet. It didn’t go on and on, although I wish (ha!) that he would’ve included a couple more stories.
While it seems odd to wish someone enough, after reading the book it made sense. Without any loss, you would never appreciate all that you have. I know that everytime I read a story in the news about a child that is sick, I hug our children a little tighter at night. I don’t ever take my time with them for granted and cherish it all, even the tough times when they are really testing my patience.
I definitely recommend this book. If you don’t want it for yourself, give it to someone who may need it. There is a To/From spot at the beginning page in case you want to gift it to someone else. But beware if you are pregnant and hormonal like me, you may shed a tear or two!

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”