Monday, December 23, 2013

Our Christmas Card and Then Some

I finally mailed out Christmas cards this morning. Which means people won't receive them until after Christmas. Oh well, I tried, but of course I procrastinated, because that's just what I do. Might be a good New Year's resolution to work on, or maybe the year after instead.

Here are some that didn't make the card, but now that I think on it, I should have put them all on the card, because these really show my kids' different personalities. Except for the crying, I'm surprised there was no crying this year.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Me and Coffee...Friends Again

Coffee and I are finally friends again.  The road has been pretty rocky these last few months.  Usually my mornings began with me stumbling out of bed and getting the littles up and fed, then reheating a cup of coffee already a couple hours old because the hubs gets up at 5:00 am to milk cows.  Well this particular morning at the very end of August (also our 6 yr wedding anniversary) I looked at the coffee pot and thought...hmm, no thanks.  This struck me as very odd behavior (for me), but maybe I was sick of drinking coffee because I've had a couple cups of the stuff every day since, well, the last time I had morning sickness.

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I then just felt off, not right, slightly yucky feeling, for the next couple of days.  Maybe I'm coming down with an end of summer flu bug?  Then my sister-in-law suggested jokingly that I might be pregnant again.  The doom kind of music played in my head,  you know, the kind you hear in movies, and then it hit me.  Yes, I had all the symptoms, and no period.  A test confirmed it, I was surprised, happy, and then sick, and so coffee and I began our battle.

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(me at about 12 weeks)

The smell and sight of it turned my stomach almost as bad as the smell of everything else plus onions (which still turns my stomach).  I told Chuck to make his coffee in the basement so I wouldn't have to look at the awful stuff.  I thought we (coffee, not Chuck) would never get back together.  Then one morning, many many weeks later (at about week 17 of pregnancy) it happened.  I had a small cup and it wasn't that bad, in fact, it was even a little comforting.  Since that day our relationship has grown, but I still try not to have more than one cup a day.  At 20 weeks now, I finally feel like myself again, just 15 lb. heavier.

Yes, it is nice to have an old friend back in my life.

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Friday, December 06, 2013


Yes, it has been awhile, life happens. And that's okay, it's good to take a break and regroup. However, there was also another little reason for this break...


We are expecting #3 in late April 2014, a little bit of a surprise but very welcome. I was very sick with morning sickness for about 3 months, I could barely get off the couch. But now I feel much better and am halfway through with the pregnancy.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this little blog of mine, but lets just see what happens.

Please leave a comment to let me know you are still out there and I'll stop by and say hello! Oh, and this might be a stupid question, but how do you reply to comments with email? I should know this by now, but I don't.

Monday, July 22, 2013

In The Sprinkler We Go

Went over to my sister-in-law's house the other weekend to take family photos and had some fun sprinkler time afterwards to cool down.  This was Isaac's first experience with the sprinkler, and he just loved it!




He gets those eyelashes from his daddy, I love them.

Yeah, this is definitely my daughter, not a fan of sprinklers.  We're more kiddie pool kind of girls.

Such a nut. I think this face-plant in the sprinklers was an accident but it didn't scare him off, he's a tough kid.

My sweet nephew, such a cutie!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Summer's Flying

Summer is flying!  I was really looking forward to fireworks this year but missed it again because both kids (and me) got sick, so maybe next year. I've just been chilling at home mostly with the kiddos, did a few photo sessions, editing, the usual.  I really need to schedule time to do some fun family things before summer's up.  Here is just a little look at life lately.


(The last picture melts my heart, he never falls asleep in his highchair)

Monday, July 01, 2013

Picking Strawberries at the Farm


Been real busy at the farm lately, picking strawberries, playing outside, housework, working on my photo biz... I always have something to do.   This summer is just going by way too fast.