September 26, 2008

Look what we did after dinner...My toothless baby (or not so much a baby anymore) girl!

September 24, 2008

Gourmet Caramel Apples

I guess they are "gourmet" because they have pecans and chocolate... that's what the "recipe" called them at least. Really though, who needs a recipe for caramel apples? Soooo simple. I've never made them before, but it was soooo quick and easy, not sure how easy the dishes cleaned up, but thankfully I didn't have to find out, Matt was so nice and did that for me! And they were soooooo yummy... oh and a "little" messy as you can see!

And, I just liked this picture, loved the depth of field on it...

Life is good!

It is so nice out that I thought I would go to the zoo this morning with E. But soon conviced myself that I didn't REALLY want to go by myself, so instead I will hopefully be going tomorow. I thought that instead we would go to the park, but first I needed to get some blood drawn, and this was as good a time as any, I've been feeling TOO good lately, so thought that maybe the lab work would tell me something, I can't exactly call the doctor and say "Ummm, I feel really good... what's wrong with me?". After leaving the lab we decided instead to go to the farmers market and I'm happy to report that on the way there (yes I said HAPPY to report) I started feeling quite nauseous. We picked up a beautiful boquet of flowers, some peppers (just b/c they looked good, not sure what to do with them quite honestly) and some tamale's. Mmmmmm! this is only the 2nd time I've been able to go all year, and I've been missing out, Elliot loved to look around and check things out and everything looks so delicious!

Church tonight (which I have to say I'm all energized for now that I just took a 2 hour nap, so much for house cleaning I guess).

Oh, and just for the record... I had dental work done yesterday and you know how when they numb you you feel all funny... this face is how I felt all day afterwards... big lips and nose... lovely stuff!

September 23, 2008

Scrap Stuff...

Today is Page Turner Tuesday at We Are Storytellers... and this one is SUPER! Some of my favorite items are included in this category! Seriously... go check it out, before midnight!

September 20, 2008

Terrible Two's

It's officially hit... I say "Stand Up", he sow "sweetly" says "yay down". I say "Come here", he RUNS the other direction! Oh joy!

Landon tragically lost his first game, 27-0. Sounds like it was very sad to see, with little motivation on the Zeeland teams part... there's always next week!

Oh yeah... and details... you can see how far I am by looking at the ticker above. I had an ultrasound (obviously) and all looks good, although I've made it this far before with tragic results. I will fully admit to being totally worried about abrupt and sad endings again. I have been sick, but look at it as a blessing, b/c then I know that things are still ok. I've been exausted and while I could do without that I realize that I'm growing a child, ummmm, that takes a bit of energy I would think. It will all pass. I woud appreciate prayers for a healthy and strong baby though, and that maybe I wouldn't worry so much. I think just this week in BSF it was said that worry is a waste of time and a lack of faith, so why do I let it continue? I constantly feel dumb for even telling anyone yet, for fear that I will have to tell people again that I'm no longer pregnant, but can't take that back now can I?

September 15, 2008

Not perfect

He's not perfect, (the picture is not perfect either) but he's mine and I LOVE him! And... he's going to be 2 years old in just 4 days. CRAZINESS! How did my baby get to be 2?

September 13, 2008


First things frist... I also highly recommend the new "Pumpkin Spice" Hershey Kisses! So much like eating a piece of pumpkin pie! YUMMMMMMMMYYYY! And I don't even really like pumpkin pie!

Landon had a football game this morning in this flood! Lovely huh? Lucky for me Marilyn could come here and watch the younger kids so I could go watch. I was very very wet by the time I returned home, but it was ok! They lost... 12-0 to an Allendale team. Bummer! Not a fun way to start the season, but it can only get better from here!

Matt took the kids to a birthday party for a friends daughter and I had to stay home to take some pictures this evening. Bummer that I missed the party, but really, I"m getting 2 hours of peace and quiet, can't get much better than that!

Enjoy your soggy wet weekend!

September 11, 2008

Random thoughts

1. "House" starts on Tuesday at 8:00 on Fox! (Soooo, exciting!)

2. I wish bedtime came before 9:30 for the little one, but then he would get up in the morning before 9:00... hmmmm, what is more worth it to me?

3. I made some of my fav fall muffins tonight with the kids, who obviously proved to be a BIG distraction because we forgot the sugar! Ruined that joy for the day! (not that there weren't other ones)

4. Elliot screams for his bed multiple times in a day. He WANTS to go to bed.

Typical conversation...
E: Mommy... bed
Me: You want to go to bed Elliot?
E: Bed
a short time later
E: BED!!!! (Screamed very very loudly).
after a converstaion like this he will typically sit in his bed for up to half an hour, totally content. Let nme tell you why though... it's because the bed is the only place he is SUPPOSED to have his pipe. Sometime we give up and say whatever, or sometimes he will sneak into his room, sneak it out of his crib and close his door and just hide in there, or if I'm on the couch, he will sneak up and sit behind the couch and suck away. Sneaky lttle boy he is!

5. We went to the park with a friend (Sarah) and her kids today...

6. The first picture is not a "greenroom" at a local tv station, it's my living room... bailey had a big day, notice anything different????

(kinda hard to see, sorry... she got about 4+ inches cut off her hair and she now has "bangs", long ones though)

7. Love the little brother looking up to the big brother here...

8. And last, but certainly not least... we will never forget!

September 10, 2008

All by herself...

She comes up with this stuff all by herself! Isn't it great??? :)

THis is what's been keeping Matt & Landon busy 3 nights a week and Saturdays... for the next 6 weeks!
Not a great picture, but that's my boy making a sweet tackle!

And here's my little (getting to big to call little anymore) quarterback!

I realize I've shown off so many pics of my baby boy (who will be 2 on the 19th, can you believe it??????), but he's the only one around most of the time, so, here's a few of the older ones!

And because no post would be complete without him...

September 9, 2008

Still no doors...

Well, we have one door hung, but as matt was hanging it he noticed something and chose not to tell me (in everyones best interest). Eventually he decided that he had to tell me though... it is crooked. Some drunk put them together and they are totally messed up! Not to mention the fact that some are to skinny. So, we have already settled on doors we didn't want because they came in wrong (we agreed to a small discount in order to take them), finished the doors we didn't want, which took Matt's dad hours and hours and hours and one has been hung. They came to measure them today (which I found humerous, like Matt doesn't know what he's talking about) and decided that indeed they were crooked! Gee... thanks for the info! Not sure what will happen next, except that we are STILL without doors!

My baby...

for a little longer at least... then he will be all grown up! Seems like he is growing up so much every day!

September 8, 2008


the soft noises of the piano man (old house) have been replaced by the chriping of thougsands of crickets (new house)...

not sure which I prefer, quite honestly I think they will/would both drive me to insanity (if I'm not there already!)!

September 5, 2008

Garage sale funny...

well the garage sale was as successful as a garage sale could be today! Some people are sooooo cheap though, but one lady made me laugh so hard (along with other customers that were nearby). We had a camping grill thing for sale for $5.00. I had a few people look at it through the day, but no real interest. Finally a lady offered me $3.00, I looked at her as I do everyone that makes an offer and said, "I'll take $4". She looked at me as serious as can be and said... "How about $4.50, will you take $4.50?". Ummmmm, sure... So she paid me $4.50 (asking for change for a $20... which is a whole different irritation, if you have the money and you are already getting it cheap, why do you need to bargain?????). I am so not a garage saler, I hate attending and I hate having them, but the money is pretty good! I've got stuff CHEAP too, I'de rather move a lot of stuff for little money, then a little stuff for lot of money. Imagine this though, I hate them soooo much that I literally threw most of the clothes in tubs lined up in the driveway and said $ .30/e, all b/c I do not feel like pricing it! But there is a TON gone. It's the people that want less for it that drive me nuts though! Did I say yet that I HATE garage sales??????????? One more day... then I'm done and it's all going to Paradise Bound!

September 3, 2008


before I get in "trouble" because I really should be outside setting up garage sale stuff, but i really had to share two things!

School is going great, I got to hear about some new friends Bailey made, including our neighbor across the street who happens to be in her class! Today was a GREAT day for B at school... can you tell why?
She said at lunch she hit her tooth with a straw and it just fell out... I guess you know it's ready when all it takes is a straw! She was excited!

Then, I got a picture printed for MYSELF today, wow, it's been a long time since I printed one for me! Here's what I did with it! (Please excuse the laundry on the right side). This is our Laundry/ half bath... I LOVE it! E does too, for a while at least!

Off to get stuff ready for Garage Sale, if you need anything, anything at all, we probably are selling it, stop by Friday from 9-5 or Saturday from 9-? (sorry, not sure on time on that one)!

September 2, 2008

Little Miss & Mr Men

Did you know Target has a bunch of Little Miss & Mr Men stuff in thier dollar spot? Our favorite item (E's at least) is the GIANT chapstick! The kid LOVES his chapstick! LOVES LOVES LOVES it!

Here are a few pictures I just found of my little man and Sarah's little miss! The love each other!

No child was harmed in the making of this picture! Although at one point he did run away saying "Stop it, STOP IT!" He got over it though! :)

September 1, 2008

Last day of summer...

What a perfect way to send out summer...

We spent the day at the beach at friends of my parents cottage! It was a perfect beach day and I'm thankful we didn't have to fight the crowds at the state park!

Elliot even got a little nap in...

Then we came home and had a wonderful fresh salmon dinner, thanks to Matt's fishing trip last night. We finished off dinner with a trip to Coldstone!

Tomorow the kids go back to school, I can't even believe that! For the first time EVER I get to put them on the bus without leaving my house! That will be crazy! I've ALWAYS had to take them to school! Elliot definately will miss them though! (I will too, really!)

Our smoke alarms work...

enough said!

(oh, guess I should also add that there was no real fire, it was a fan that ran for to long and decided to blow up... thank goodness, I can't imagine if Matt's hard work burned to the ground!!!!!)