Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. ~Charles Spurgeon

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Our Baby turned 5

Each birthday the girls get to pick either a party or an event and this year Madi decided she wanted to go horseback riding but as timid as she is I knew she would not last long on a horse, not to mention mama was a little scared to put her baby on a big horse.  When I mentioned doing a My Little Pony Party Madi got really excited.  I then got the idea of possibly having a pony at her pony party.  So glad it worked out cause it was a hit!  It was a surprise for Madi...she had NO idea a couple of ponies would be walking into her back yard.  Her reaction was priceless!! 

 Here Madi is waiting in the back yard...No idea whats about to come through the fence.  
 She can't believe her eyes!  Also, take notice of her favorite My Little Pony toy in her hand in each pic.
 Favorite toy slowly making its way down

 Good bye favorite toy lol!!

 Soooo Cute!

 Grandma blessed us with her beautiful face painting

 So hard to see the years go by.  I am humbled to pieces that God would give me such a gift.  When I think about how much I love my children, the pain of deep deep love, I am reminded of how much more love the Lord has for His children.  It's hard to even comprehend. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Beauty Beyond Sight

We were suppose to be giving birth to our sweet baby Brea this month.

We will never forget seeing our sweet baby's heartbeat.  And I will never forget seeing the miracle of life in the palm of my hand.

We just started the adoption process last month. Something we have been wanting to do for a while. 

I feel such a deep sadness...yet I have such joy in my heart.

Praying through my fears, processing pain again.  So weird cause it hurts yet it feels good at the same time.  Blessings I can't explain except for the fact that God is such a good every way.

Brea: Beauty beyond sight. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Oh My!

How do I even start this hilarious story...for those who don't know we have two doggies, one horny little cockapoo and a girly wheaten terrier who could care less about the horny cockapoo.  Constantly our little horny guy, boo, is trying to come behind Kiya and um, cough cough, well what else can I say...hump her. Sooo Neal and I are always saying "BOO, stop, stop humping Kiya!"  Now even our kids say, "Boo stop humping Kiya!" if they know what they are saying?? The other day Olivia yelled out to Boo, "Boo, stop humping!" and then she turns to me and asks...

mommy, why does boo always hump Kiya?
because he has a wiener,
Oh, well does daddy hump?
ummmm ahhhhh ummmm
and if he does hump, what does he hump?
(dying inside!!!) honey that's a great question, why don't you ask daddy


Daddy, mommy says that boo humps Kiya cause he has a you hump?
(daddy nearly spitting his food across the table, laughing so hard he is wheezing)
what do you hump?
(daddy is still wheezing)
you probably hump the toilet.
yes, honey. that's it. the toilet.

skip to the next day.... daddy is in the bathroom and when daddy goes potty he is in there for at least 20+ minutes

Olivia yells across the house..."moooooom, daddy's in the bathroom humping the toilet again"

I cant wait to tell this story to her at her bridal shower!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Black Shabby Chic Dresser

More DIY dresser fun.
A mid century, cheap, sad dresser for $30

 The legs on the dresser were so unstable
 The fake wood was chipping away. 
There are some dressers you HAVE to paint.  This dresser was sad!  But after much wood filler, paint, new (old) legs (which I already had and some new handles...
 I decided to accent the drawers with brass handles which I found for smokin deal.  I thought it would add some detail with the birds. I love good knobs/'s like jewelry on a dresser. 

When I purchased the brass handles they were completely brown but I sanded them a bit to bring out the gold which I thought complemented the distressed dresser.

Turned out to be a great dresser.  I was really pleased.
Purchased dresser for $30
handles $40
left over paint 0
Sold dresser to a really cute newly wed couple on CL for $180

Monday, October 22, 2012

Oily Skin??

A little trick I learned a while back...

If you have oily skin you'll appreciate this...I think?  You know those little blotting sheets for oily skin,

Well guess what else works like a charm!  I know it sounds totally gross but think about it, it is completely sanitary.  My skin tends to be on the oily side and when I don't have my handy blotting sheets on me this is what I do.  My girls are like "mom, what the heck are you doing????" lol