I have entered the world of blogging! My purpose? To stay connected to friends and family and invite you into my world. A world filled with fun, tears, laughter, excitement, elation, disappointment and all the blessings of being a mother and wife.

Friday, April 10, 2009

I've been tagged!

My dear friend Heidi at Blue Eyed Blessings, tagged me to play along and share a little about myself.

8 Things I Am Looking Forward To:

1. Going to church on Easter Sunday
2. My sister and her family coming for a visit in the morning
3. Meeting my bestfriend's new baby boy at the end of May
(she lives in New Zealand)
4. Seeing Beth Moore live in Portland
5. Beautiful warm weather
6. Going to the gym
7. All day scrapbooking
8. Seeing the last Harry Potter movie

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

1. Kept Grace home from school because she said her tummy hurt
2. Watched silly shows with her on Discovery Kids
3. Prepared a lot of meals
4. Worked on MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) stuff and attended a meeting
5. Washed dishes
6. Laundry
7. Did school work with Grace
8. Taught Jilian how to count to 3

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

1. Stayed focus on God and my family
2. Buy all new clothes
3. Lose the last "baby" wieght
4. Spend more time outside
5. Be more patient with my family
6. Play with my children more
7. Take a vacation on my own
8. Go to Europe

8 Shows I Watch:

* Sidenote * I don't watch TV, it really depresses me. We are a movie watching family. My top 8 movies are:

1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Harry Potter (all of them!)
3. The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring
4. The Pirates of the Carribean
5. Like Water for Chocolate
6. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
7. How to Make an American Quilt
8. Friend Green Tomotoes

8 People I Tag:

1. Sarah @ Foster Family Four...Sarah's Story
2. Sally @ My Three Soons
3. Laura @ Ava Grance Lindgren
4. Michelle @ Michelle's Blog
5. Jolene @ Gracias a Dios
6. Kelly @ Not for human consumption
7. Aj @ Aj Schwanz
8. Janey @ Janey & Co.

And, of course...anyone else who wants to play along!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The sweetest thing...

I'm tired and ready for bed, but I wanted to share that the last two days Jilian has done the sweetest thing. It seems she got used to having "sissy" around during Spring Break because once Grace is dropped off at school, Jilian spends the day asking "where sissy?"..."where sissy?". Then when we do pick Grace up from school, Jilian is so happy to see her, says "hi sissy" and gives her a big hug and kiss. It just warms my heart to watch their relationship grow! And sad at the same time that Jilian is so big already!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Not tricky but silly!

In honor of April Fool's Day we did the day backwards, well our meals anyway! When Grace woke-up this morning I told her she gets lunch for breakfast, breakfast for lunch, dessert for dinner and dinner for dessert. She said "mom, you're fooling me!" She was surprised to see the peanut butter and jelly sandwhich and applesauce on her plate for breakfast and eggs and french toast in her lunchbox! It was fun to change things up. It gave me an excuse to bake a pie and I ate a lot less dinner after a piece of pie!

Grace with her lunch for breakfast