Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring & Summer {blossoms}

Awaiting the arrival of Spring & Summer?

Soon you can pick some of these beauties up in my newly stocked shop.

Stay tuned for the opening!

Friday, March 26, 2010



Thanks for not being able to crawl fast so I can place you in patches of flowers and take your sweet picture... Your brother is one fast boy and you well, you are on your way. But, for now, you just smile that sweet, sweet smile of yours and I just soak it up!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wanting to Follow.

I would love to be a follower.
To learn to follow a pattern would be oh.so.much.fun.
I just am not sure if I have it in me.
I pretty much wing everything I do.
These juicy patterns are so temping...
Don't you think?
Cute. Cute. Cute and more cute!
Do you know how much crap I could stash in that thing?

I love me some tunic's.
If I had this pattern, I would totally make one for every day of the week and wear them all summer long. That is, unless I am still nursing... This shirt does not look "nursing" friendly. Great thing I will not be nursing forever (even though it feels like it!)


I am in love- aren't you?

This is my absolute favorite.
For sure not a great "crap" stasher, but I need to get out of that habit anyways- right?

Definitely buying this one.
You could modify the pattern and also make a dress...
Oh, the possibilities.
These patterns make me want to expand my knowledge and learn how to sew using a pattern.
I will let you know if I take the plunge.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Dear Mason,

Please quit messing with me...

I would love a decent picture...


*When I say smile- this is what I get. Baby Miles is so distracted I have to make loud mysterious noises to even get him to look at me... Oh well, this is definitely one for the books...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Falling Off The Waggon & Picking Up The Pieces

So, I was doing really great with my P90x last week. Until Thursday. Mason kept messing with me while doing the Yoga X so I stopped and thought I might do it after the kiddos went to bed. Ha, yeah right. I had a head ache so I took some meds and went to sleep. Then on Friday, Mason had school and I had to make a MAJOR grocery run (you know the kind when you need everything and you feel like you are in Wal-Mart for 2 hours?!?!). I still had a headache. Thankfully the MIL was in town and she picked up Mason from school. My headache just seemed to get worse until I was physically sick... I used to have migraines but lately the headaches are pretty bad (like someone is stabbing me in the brain- not that I would know- just how I imagine it would feel.) I went on to bed on Friday too. Saturday came and went and no working out. Sunday we had church and then we ate lunch with Curt's Poppy, so by the time we got home it was time for Curt to go to work and then bath time and bed time for the boys soon after that. And of course Desperate Housewives came on, so no P90X either. But, today I finished all of my house work so, while Mason is at school tomorrow, I will definitely be doing it. I have not decided if I am going to start the program over or pick up where I left off? So, now while I could be doing P90, I am going to watch Twilight (way funner!) My first week was a major bummer, it is just so hard to make time for yourself when you are a Mom. Time for everyone else comes first. I am just going to have to get more creative...I wish I could just go to a gym, but where we live there is not one gym with in a 40 mile radius that has childcare... So, starting over tomorrow...

Moto Mason

He rides through the yard with the greatest of ease.
When he gets stuck, he sweetly asks his dad, "help me please!"

When he does not look where he is going he makes our stomachs queese.

And he never smiles when Mommy says, "CHEESE"

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Baby

Miles is the "baby" of our sweet family.

He is so cuddly and funny and sweet.

He has learned how to crawl ( army style) and he is FAST!

He sprouted his first sharp little tooth.

Which is why he sported this runny nose for about 2 weeks.

I love this sweet baby. He is so fun. He is learning all about dog bowls and his big brothers toys.
I love being able to stay home with him so I can experience all of the firsts that he is having.
He is our baby.
Our sweet, smiley, one toothed, blue eyed, giggly baby boy.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

P90X {Day 3 &4}- Family News


I did Shoulders & Arms yesterday morning, but I did not do Ab Ripper. I know, weenie!

I think I might want my arms to be like Michelle Obama when all of this is said and done.

Shoulders & Arms was hard, but not like day 2 with the plyometerics.

Today (day 4) I attempted Yoga X. But, a certain 3 year old monkey man kept coming and pushing me over when I was in some really hard poses. After about the 3rd time of landing on the floor with Mason on top of me, I turned it off. I might start it up again before bedtime- just because the stretching felt so good to my cramped muscles. I doubt it though. I did not sleep hardly at all last night and so I think I might go to bed when the kids do. Unless, tonight is a new Grey's & Private Practice night... Then I will stay up.... So- yoga probably will not happen tonight.

I have been doing great at my snacking in between meals. But, I feel so empty after I eat. So, I have been finishing off my meals with an extra serving of fruit or veggies. Tonight after my Lean Cuisine, I was still hungry so I steamed some green beans and ate those until I was full. That makes me feel pretty good. I have also realized that if I do not eat first thing in the morning that I eat a crappy breakfast. So I have to get straight up and eat.

My body is sore, I mean really sore. Climbing the stairs hurts- everything hurts. But, I am determined to let those muscles burn. It is a reminder- that I need to kick my bum in gear. I think Curt is tired of hearing me whine about my soreness. I am gonna try and stop whining to him, but not you all.... You like the whining!!! HA

News on the kids:

Miles got his first tooth today. Probably the reason for the crappy sleep last night. I am just guessing though. He also crawls like a champ. He is fast and he knows it. He loves the dog bowl and slamming doors and making lots of noise.

Mason just told me, " When I was a little boy, I was so hungry I ate your computer. It was so yummy, Mom!" He is so funny, I think he takes after me... HA!

I promise some pictures of the kids soon. I have just been busy, trying to get my workouts in instead of sitting on the couch and blogging.

We went shopping with Mammie and she got the boys their Easter outfits. It was a fun trip. Thanks a ton Mammie! I am going to dress them up this weekend and take their pictures out by the lake- hopefully!

I promise to try and not turn this into my P90X journal, but I hate to write by hand. So, the odds that you are going to be hearing about my workouts for the next 90 days are pretty good.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

P90X {Day 2}


Day 2 of P90x was EXTREME!

First of all, I could not even blog last night about it- I was exhausted.

So, here I am this morning.

Sore. Sore. Sore.

I still am determined to keep going.

Determined not to take Ibuprofen, I need to feel the burn.

Plyometerics was my workout yesterday.

It is super hard, like make you want to puke at the end hard.

I did not puke.

I did want too.

Curt is going to do my workout today with me, not sure what it is, I will have to look at the schedule.

I have another confession, I am a serial snacker.

Constantly grabbing a few of this and a few of that while making snacks for Mason.

I also realized over the past few days that I snack when I am not hungry.

I just put stuff in my mouth.

What a terrible habit.

For the past 2 days at my meals if I was still hungry I would add on a fruit or something low calorie at the end.

Keep in mind I am still breast feeding, so I have to make milk for Miles.

But that does not mean I have to snack on crap all day.

I have decided that snacking is a job hazard of being a SAHM.

We live on a lake, I have to be swim suit ready in just a over a month.

Pray that I can keep with this 90 day system.

It is not going to be easy.

2 down, 88 to go.

Monday, March 15, 2010

P90X {Day 1}

Ok, it is official.

I started P90x today.

Now, I am telling you, so I guess I am trapped.

I have to do this.

I am going to try and blog about my journey- hopefully everyday.

Today was the Chest & Back dvd.
Honestly, it was not what I expected.
I am so used to doing cardio dvd's- not weight training dvd's.
It was intense, very intense.
I had a hard time because I am not very good at push ups- I am terrible at them.
Curt & I did the work out together.
It was great to have him for support, I hope we can do more together.

Tomorrow is Plyometerics, I hear that it is hard.
I am hoping that it has more cardio.
1 down, only 89 to go.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Keeping Up With Mason {PSF} Style

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and ???

Sometimes it is hard to keep up with Mason. He is fast, smart and sneaky.
I try hard.
I try even harder to get him on camera.
I wish my camera had a function that let me put text notes to each picture so I could remember every single thing.
Ooooh, I am so going to invent that... DON'T copy me- OK!

Not exactly sure where he is headed with this chair and wire whisk.
But, one thing is for sure, he is on an important mission.

Just before I took this picture he told me that he was feeding Gabby dinner.

I am pretty sure that this dinner consisted of fresh mulch he stirred up with his whisk- pretty sure.

Then he told me that he was making me dinner.

Just a little scared and glad the food was going to be imaginary.

I asked what was for dinner- "Green Eggs and Ham!" he says.

Here he is cooking up my eggs & ham on his stove.

Can you see "it" piled up there on top of his little stove?

I just love how he keeps me guessing and how he lets me see through his imagination.

Moments like these make all the crazy moments worth it.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I spend my day using distractions as a tool to get things done.

Today, my distractions consist of some cotton cord (from a sewing project) and a roll of toilet paper.
I mean everyone has to use the bathroom.

Even if their baby does not think it is a good idea.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Seriously?!? {Wordful Wednesday}

Mason is getting so BIG!

His new favorite thing is watching his T.V. shows on my iPod.

We just discovered this and I think it is going to come in quite handy in times of need.

Unless he wears it out while we are at home.

I sure hope not.

Seriously, how much Max & Ruby, Backyardigans & Dora can one kid take...

I mean, I may be letting him ruin his mind with too much T.V.

But I sure as heck am not going to let my kid drink soda with calories...
I am up for Mom Of Year PLEASE VOTE!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

{Spring-Time Lovlies}

Loving these new fun fabrics I just got for the {blossoms}!!!

What do you think?

Monday, March 8, 2010

.:In My Rear View:.

When I look in the rear view mirror.
I don't always see cars.
Sometimes I see other things.

Sometimes I see; silly faces, fingers in places they shouldn't be, little hands doing the new motions to a song that was learned at school and I see the back of a baby carriage.
Today, I see- Mason taking his Sonic cup apart and eating his slushy with his little fingers (you know, the ones that go places they shouldn't) and smearing it all over the window...

But, he is so cute while doing it....

It would not really matter what he was doing, he would still be cute and he would still be my sweet little boy who always finds a way to keep himself occupied while in the car...
Not a bad view, huh?
**** Not one of these pictures was taken while I was driving, promise! ****


Before I was a Mom:

I never thought several times a day about other peoples poop. Consistency, color, timing... Nope, I probably never even thought about my own poop.

I would not have gone in public wearing sweatpants- now they are my favorite accessory.

I was all into me, no one else just me.

I could not stand that kid in the restaurant making all sorts of noises and disrupting peoples dinner... Now, that is my child.

I felt so sorry for that Mom in the isle at WalMart with the screaming kid begging for a toy, with circles under her eyes. I am that Mom now.

I never understood why my Mom said "No" so much when I was a kid. Now, I realize it was not just an evil plot to keep me from having fun.

I never wore spit up on the back of my shoulder cluelessly... Now, I do all the time.

I was not worried about sleep schedules.

I never worried over vaccinations and if they really cause harm.

I doubted if I would be a good Mom. I don't doubt that anymore.

I never cut my foot open on a Hotwheels in the middle of the night.

I never lied awake worrying.

I planned shopping trips to the mall- now I have to plan my trips to Wal-Mart.

I would have not been caught dead in a pair of jeans that were not "some" type of designer label. Now the only design on my jeans is from an ink pen and I didn't put it there.

Using a bugger sucker- enough said.

I never knew that "Hawaiian Delight" was my favorite baby food.

I never tasted Chicken and Sweet potatoes baby food- it is not my favorite...

I never read dozens of books before bed.

I never kissed a "boo-boo".

I never listened to Barney in the car- on purpose...

I never knew what a fun an interesting ride "being a mom" would be... I definitely had my ideas on what I thought it would be like, boy was I wrong... I am glad- because this is way better than I imagined.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

27 Reasons Why.

Today is Curt's 27th birthday.
I thought we could celebrate by letting him know 27 reasons why we love him.
Putting Mason to bed tonight, I asked him "Why do you love Daddy?"
Here are some of his answers and some of mine too!

He is very strong.
He is funny.
He has BIG muscles.
He loves his family hard core.
He is a top notch Dad.
He is a fabulous husband.
He likes dirt bikes.
He spins me dizzy. (a mason answer)
He can fix just about anything.

He gets me- I get him.
He has great taste in women... {A- hem...}

He is a great dancer.

He can carve a pumpkin like no-body's business..... using a power tool of course.

He loves to spend time with the boys.
He always smells good...
He has good tools. ( not my answer)

He makes beautiful children.
He loves to take family outings.
He is super smart and could learn just about anything.

He is super handsome with a go-t.

He is a great teacher.

He loves his Momma.

He makes great car races.

He is playful.

He supports me in all the ways that I am "me".

HE is just down-right amazing; not perfect, but amazing.
He is the father of my children, the lover of me and the strength and backbone of our little family.

If I counted correctly, that is 27.

I love you.
Happy Birthday.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Miles 6 months.

Starting to crawl (more like an army crawl)
Says "Dada"

Loves to nurse.

Loves all baby food.

Wishes he could eat real food.

Loves to play with Mason.

Adores his Daddy.

Loves his Momma.

Favorite toy- wet or dry wash rag.

Has the most beautiful blue eyes.

Joyful baby.

When he is mad- HE IS MAD!

When he is happy- He is super HAPPY!

Loves bath time.

Loves to explore.

No teeth yet.

Loves all animals.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Imagination {Wordful Wednesday}

I was doing my make-up and Mason was playing with his toys on the counter. He was talking to himself and just really playing hard using his imagination.

He kept taking about "Uncle Brian."

Uncle Brian is my brother.

Mason loves his aunts and uncles, but I guess he really misses them sometimes.

I started quizzing him on who he was playing with and he said, "Mom- Uncle Brian and Mason are playing army time. We are on a mission to drive this big red truck and get Mason some lots of candy."

I do not have a picture of Uncle Brian on my computer, but those of you who know him- "Can you see the resemblance???" I am having a hard time with it...

Head on over to see Angie @ 7 clown circus.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Pure Joy!