Thursday, March 31, 2011

mounds... and i don't mean the chocolate and coconut kind

we take the term 'mounds of laundry' quite literally around here these days. okay so maybe it isn't just 'these days'. but the mounds just seem bigger than they usually do these last few weeks.

i could make alot of excuses as to why the laundry is piled so high.

excuses like:

i was planning a baby shower for my precious new niece or

i have been busy trying to organize a ladies tea for the women at our church

but of course i would never make excuses for my lack of motivation

or i could always attribute the fact that i have mountains of laundry to the fact that

i had to get a newsletter out for my church this week so i just put the laundry aside.

or i could of course say it is because eric and i have been trying to find a new house and if any one has ever bought a house they know how much time and effort it takes to find just the right one at just the right price. but i would never blame my laziness on those things

and maybe, just maybe it could be because I H.A.T.E. doing laundry!!!!

let me just vent for one second here...

i will sort. wash. dry. and lay neatly in the basket...

but i entirely dislike and completely despise folding and putting away the clothes!!!

(shew...thanks for letting me get that off my chest)

anyway...i had better get off of here, laundry is waiting.

(and we are running out of clean think i am kidding...)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


i am quite taken with our precious baby girl.

she has me wrapped around her sweet chubby finger.

God has granted eric and i such a great responsibility in this small bundle.

i can scarcely believe that 5 months have come and gone since God placed her into our lives.

it was exactly 1 year ago on March 21 that i first discovered she was growing inside me. i never could have imagined how much she would bless my heart.

i cant even remember life without her and would not trade our life with her for anything in this world.

may God grant us wisdom as we raise her to love Him with all that she is.

Monday, March 21, 2011


gemma borrowed her friends sunglasses today at the park. this was the first day that we went to the park that it was actually hot outside...i guess that means i need to head to the store and get little g some sunscreen.
spring is finally here...
shopping list:
SUN hat
(i love that everything on my shopping list has the word SUN in it)

Friday, March 18, 2011

a whole new world

my dear, sweet husband... he makes me laugh...oh how i love him!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

happy st paddys day

gemma and i took a trip to the park today to take a photoshoot for st patricks day.
she was too tired at the beginning so i couldn't get any shots of her smiling.
she was quite pleased later on, however, when aunt a and the boys showed up...
she was then all smiles!
(thanks for the green outfit, gramm)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


(quite the charmer)

(super girl)
(posin in her sleep)
(a day at the park)

(lovin cousins)

(lil farm girl)

some pics i have taken of our sweet baby girl.... i took them on my cell phone so some of them are a little fuzzy.....but you can still see her pudgy face...... i like to refer to her as our "buddha baby"

Thursday, March 10, 2011

4 months

she was actually 4 months old a couple of weeks ago

but better late than never.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

first bite

having a baby around sure brings around alot of firsts. we have been experiencing new things with gemma every single day.

she had her four month doctor's appointment yesterday.....her current stats are:

weight: 13lb.3oz.

length: 24in.

and two shots in her sad. she actually did really well with the first shot, she even smiled, but the second shot did her in.

so we asked the doctor when we could start feeding her solid food, he said anytime.

eric and i tried giving her a little bit of cereal...................

she did pretty well eating it, well she didn't really eat it she actually kept getting some in her mouth and then spitting it out.

can't believe how big she is getting!

we are going to keep trying so she will eventually get the hang of it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


i finally succumbed......

it just wasn't working......

something had to be done.......

this is the way it has to be....... least until we move.....

this arrangement......

......just wasn't working........

at least not for naptime.

gemma has always been a great sleeper, but she was having so much trouble taking naps in the middle of the kitchen. so i moved her to our bed for naptime.........

it worked!!