Saturday, April 30, 2011


Please disregard the changes that I've been making with my blog.... the background, header, etc.... I am in need of a change... but with a baby... I only have brief moments to play around with everything. I have no idea what I'm doing... so it may take awhile of "tweaking" before my blog comes to some semblance of order!!

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Short Video

Not too talkative in this one... but pretty wiggly!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Our Little Wiggle Worm

Eloise is such a wiggle worm!

Maybe that's normal... but hey, it's new to us!

In an effort to help her growing frustrations with not being able to go anywhere when she wiggles... I decided to put together the Exer-saucer. Technically it is for 4+ months... but this girls got great control over her head. Her biggest downfall is that her feetsies are a bit too short for the thing.

Anyway--I waited until Cory came home so that he could be here for El's first time in it. I hate that he has to miss things that she does while he is at work.

Here she is... this picture cracks me up!!

What do you think she's thinking here? I'm envisioning a big... "WHOA!!!" haha!

Enjoy your Thursday!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Freaker USA

Ok.. so in no way am I trying to get anyone to donate money or spread the word... (however, if you choose to--that's your call!).... But lately, these videos have been going around Facebook via people from my hometown... and I just had to share.

I grew up with this kid. Actually... he's a couple of years younger than me... but I attended bible study, concerts and many a music festival with him (and many others). (He would not want me to share any of those stories!!!). I have to be honest... he was quite the annoying squirt growing up. And it wasn't until he got out of high school that I could actually tolerate him! HAHA! But I just wanted to share his budding empire (or so he hopes). I think he's put together some clever little videos! I wish him all the best--and I must say... if I drank out of bottles... I'd buy a Freaker.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Eloise Meets the Cluck Clucks...

She wasn't really all that impressed.

They were disappointed that we didn't bring them scraps.

We didn't hang around too long... chicken poop stinks!

Here is my little munchkin with her Easter Basket!

(I totally ate that chocolate bunny)

I hope you all had a Blessed Easter!
Jesus is the reason for the season!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Big Girl

Eloise is 3 months old today...

I can't believe it.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Why Did the Spider Cross the Road?

... Oh, that's right... it DIDN'T!
I stepped on it before it could get even halfway across.

Nasty Giant Grossness, it was!


Oh a brighter note... we finally had a wonderfully nice day! It's supposed to storm later... so while the sun was still out, El and I went for a walk! The wind was pretty strong... but I was definitely sweating by the time we made it back, so the wind was appreciated! It was so nice to get out and do some walking. When I was pregnant, I was SO tired all of the time that I didn't want to do ANYTHING! Hopefully we'll have more nice days to come (and encounter less gigantic spiders on our walks! YUCK!).

Doesn't Eloise look so cute in her hat from Aunt Katy?? :) Heehee!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


My Father in Law's appointment yesterday showed that his cancer is confined to the cell walls of his esophagus! There will be one more test to rule out a few more organs that yesterday's test didn't cover.... but PRAISE GOD! If this next test shows good results then he'll have surgery scheduled and hopefully things will be taken care of! No chemo... No radiation!

Thank you for your prayers!

I am battling a headache today! BLAH!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm So Spoiled!

My sweet little baby is awesome!
For the past few days, she has slept for
6 hours before waking up to eat...
then slept again for another 3 or 4 hours.
I am totally getting spoiled... and selfishly...
I hope she keeps this up!!
It's been great!!

Cory's dad goes to the hospital today to see if
his cancer has spread. We are praying
that it hasn't!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New Header

Ok--So this Blog Header isn't from The Paper Mama... I kind of switched my giveaway prize option to have her fix a photo for me... So... I figured I would let you know that! I am hoping to get my photo fixed soon... but unfortunately, I am having a problem getting it from my wedding photographer in a bigger file. (It's a pic from my wedding, if you couldn't tell). Not sure what the malfunction is on getting it emailed to me(?). Oh well.

My sister made my new header (Thanks!!)... but I'm hoping to have time to try to design my own at some point!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Eloise rolled over for the first time today... I happened to realize it and grabbed the camera to catch it right before it happened! I was obviously SO excited!!! HOOORAYYYYYY!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Special Request

We just found out this afternoon that my
father in law has Esophageal Cancer.
He is otherwise a healthy 62 year old...
so the doctor is optimistic about
treatment as long as the cancer hasn't spread.
He'll be getting more tests to determine that
within the next week or so.

It's been quite an emotional journey so far
for our family as we have waited to get
blood work and test results.

You never can quite understand until it
affects someone in your own life...
your own family.

It's scary.

I know that my father in law is a fighter though...
and he wants to watch Eloise grow up.
So he will do what he can to get past this.
And we'll be there right along with him.

PLEASE... keep us all in your prayers!
Pray for the comfort and strength for
him and our family as we deal with the unknowns.
And pray that it hasn't spread so
that surgery can take place
to kick this cancer in the butt!!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Building My Muscles!!

These pictures crack me up!!

But I am so proud of Eloise for how strong she is getting!
She doesn't like being on her belly too much...
but each day it gets a little better!

Look at those big eyes!!! :)
I LOVE them!

Monday, April 11, 2011

El's First Walk!

Yesterday was the first nice day that we've had in awhile.
We decided to take a little family stroll!
I had been itching to get outside for weeks... and
yesterday was just perfect!

Eloise didn't quite know what to think at first...
but she seemed content to ride, as long as
we kept the sun out of her eyes!

Hopefully we'll be seeing more nice days (no more snow!)
so that we can get some more walks in
and mommy can get into shape!

Friday, April 8, 2011


I am so excited!
I won a giveaway over at Mamma Town's Blog!
My prize... a new blog header!
I have been wanting a new one..
so this is just PERFECT!
Be on the look out for the fabulous change!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spare Time

Days run together... which turn into weeks... and I am left wondering where the time went. Especially the spare time that I once used to enjoy so much! There is really no such thing as "spare time" these days... but every time I see the smiling face of my little girl, I don't even care. Moments with her are more precious than any other thing I could be doing. Which is why the dishes are still sitting in the sink to be washed... and the towels are in the laundry basket to be folded. The only reason I am on the computer, to be honest, is that I was snuggling this sweet little thing...

...and just HAD to tear myself away to use the bathroom! HAHA!

I have been having much more success than previously mentioned when it comes to breastfeeding (hallelujah!!!)... and I am now enjoying the time nursing Eloise while I take in a good book.

And when Cory comes home from work... and we aren't on the floor with the dog and/or baby... I get a few moments of free time (this does not qualify as "spare time"--haha) to work on some of my own little projects...

I love stationery and snail mail... so making my own envelopes has made for some fun letter writing/sending!! It's taken me awhile to get this many done--since I do it in bits and pieces... but I get satisfaction out of my work and I am thankful that Cory knows that I still need a little bit of a creative outlet!!

Eloise is starting to wake up... so once again, I am off!!

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Just the way it is...

Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately...
it's more important to me to be snuggling this sweet face!

Speaking of...
I'm off to snuggle some more!