Monday, November 24, 2008


You look nice...

I can stick my tongue out at you

Learning how to hold his new toy

No Austin, you  cant eat everything

All Smiles

Lovin' his jumperoo

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Duvet issues

I have just found an amazing product!  Ok, maybe this is old news, but its new to me. 

We HATE our duvet/down system we have now because the down comforter gets all bunched up and is a PAIN in the behind.  

But just wait....look at this product, now i have no clue if it works, but it just might be the solution to our problem!


Is there such a thing as post-pregnancy nesting?

if so, i have it...

I just cleaned out my kitchen  cupboards and pantry for some reason.  The little guy is sleeping and that is what i decide to do with my time?  Is something wrong with me?

Haha...well anyway, i feel great and organized, ok, yes i admit i am lame.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I dont think i have really talked about this yet, but I am officially off full time mommy duty and back to work part time.  I am working two ten hour shifts at St. Joe's and Drew is staying with Austin on those days.  So far things are going great.  I love being home so much and am really enjoying my "adult time" and i even get payed for it.  Not bad huh?

Drew and Austin have a blast all day and I couldnt imagine a better situation for us right now.  It is so nice knowing that Austin is always with someone who loves him so much!

On that note...I have worked all day and need some rest, 
Good Nite,

Which one is your favorite?

Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite

The Christmas Tree is up!

Drew and our friend Mike worked really hard getting the Christmas tree up and the house ready for decorating today!!!  They even changed the oil in my car (not to mention taking excellent care of Austin all day!

Rugby Anyone?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shutterfly Link

Story Time

Austin is ready for story time all by himself.  Who needs mama to rock you when you can do it all by yourself?

photo shoot 2

Day 2 of Photo shoots with a little help from Aunt Chelle

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy 3 month birthday Austin!

Tuesday Thanks - one day early

Tuesday Thanks- Addition 1

1.  I am SO thankful to God for blessing me with a son who sleeps.  Here it is 8.15am on Monday (ok, i am starting to write this a day early, gotta do it when you have time when you have a 3 month old.), and he is still sleeping!  I always jump the gun and get up too early when i start to hear him and he tricks me.  Thank you Lord for sleep.

2.  Thank you Lord for two wonderful, stable (if that is such a thing right now) jobs.  Drew and I are blessed to both be in fields that are needed and can't just be dropped (although they can be cut).  The medical and public safety fields are a must.

3. Family... man we are so blessed to be loved by an incredible family.  Austin has the best grandparents anyone could ask for and is so spoiled with love already.  There isn't drama, fighting or even weirdness... it is almost scary how normal they are.


At church yesterday we talked about the spiritual discipline of "Thanksgiving"

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,  GIVE thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God is Christ Jesus for you.              1  Thessalonians 5:16-18

These were a few practical actions to get the ball rolling for giving thanks...
1. Tip extra
2. Daily: "Lord, help me see the gift in everything"
3. Strategically replace grumbling with gratitude
4. Weekly:  journal and/or directly, concretely express thanks to someone.

I think i am going to tackle the last 3, but really focus on blogging once a week about "concrete thanks"  I'll call it Tuesday Thanks day...

Stay Tuned

PS.  Credit to Jesse for the above material  :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

photo shoot

My adventure to get the perfect Christmas card picture!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

J and A

Austin and I got to hang out with our friends Amy and Jack today.  Here's how we spent some of our time.
THis is Jack's "smile big face"
And Austin's smile big face

Jack was holding Austin for this pose.
Another big smile
Big guy ready to crawl (he just has to learn how to get his big belly off the ground!)