Sunday, March 29, 2009


Grandma used to give me gum all the time.

Grandma used to take me to garage sales and let me get whatever I wanted.

Grandma used to wear her zip up blue robe in the mornings.

Grandma used to laugh all the time.

Grandma used to drink fountain Cokes all day.

Grandma has stage 4 Lymphoma.

Grandma has to struggle to breathe.

Grandma is only 62.

Grandma is my only grandma and I love her.

Please be praying for her... and my family.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

2 old curtains...

...reborn as treat bags for Oliver's 3rd Birthday Party!

I looked around for how to make the drawstring backpacks. Mama Urchin has a tutorial here. I liked this but I didn't find any gromets at Wal-Mart. So, I improvised and just sewed the ribbons into the bottom.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

2005 VW Passat!

I am so pumped! This past weekend, I got a car!

Justin and I had been doing good with one vehicle. I stayed home and he took it to work. If I needed to do something, I would take him to work and pick him up. It wasn't impossible, just kind of a bummer.

I am so grateful that we have been blessed with a new to us vehicle. We have paid off over $20,000 in debt over the past 18 months. While I wasn't too amped about another loan, I was glad that we had saved up a large sum of money for a down payment.

So, here are the exact photos of my (Justin calls it mine) car from the Tom Wood website. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, let me know and I will put you in touch with a genuine salesman. He was really great to us. And funny.

Now I can visit people instead of making them always come to see me. :)

(Did you see that sunroof?!)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

my oliver.

This is the song that I have sang to Oliver since he was a little baby. I used to rock him to sleep everynight and sing this to him... I remember being huge pregnant with Oliver draped over my belly, drifting to sleep, as I sang to him and Liam (in my belly). I remember one night, I was goofing around with Oliver and he would start laughing. Then Liam would start kicking me. Then I would start laughing. Then Oliver would laugh. Then Liam would kick. Then I would laugh... you get the picture. That is one of my most cherished memories.

To hear Oliver sing this... well, it brought tears to my eyes.