Friday, April 27, 2012

~A Happy Birthday Weekend~

Happy Friday!! Work tonite and then on to the weekend!! We are celebrating Mary Kathryn's birthday Saturday, complete with a sleepover, movie night, and trip to the yogurt shoppe. Below is a picture of her after school on Wednesday (her actual bday). She wore her "birthday girl" pin and took lots of cupcakes for her classmates at snack time. Yes, the ones I stayed up all night to bake:)
Happy 7th Birthday to my precious Mary Kathryn!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Part II of photo catch up

Well, It's midnight and I have just gotten home from a very busy night at work with some very sick people. And it's a good thing that I am way too wound up to sleep, because I am baking 3 dozen cupcakes for Mary Kathryn to take to school for her birthday tomorrow. And what do I notice on the kitchen counter when I get home?? Krispie kreme donuts, that's what! How in the world am I supposed to ignore those when the smell of cupcakes is making me want something sweet??!:) I"ll let you guess whether I ate one or not....:)
So before I ramble on anymore in my sleep deprived state, I am going to go on and post the pictures we took Easter Sunday:) Unfortunately, Michael had to work that weekend, but the girls and I went to church and then to my sister and brother-in-law's house for dinner and an Easter egg hunt. It was a gorgeous day and Crystal and Chris are excellent cooks, so we all had a blast and brought lots of food home for Michael to eat when he got off work.
I could not, for the life of me, get all three girls to look at the camera, but this one is the best of all three that I could get.

The girls and I

So now I am off to bed to get a few hours of sleep before the girls wake up. Luckily no work tomorrow yay!:)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

~Part I of our photo catch up~

We are having a fantabulous day around here! The girls are at school and Bella and I have cleaned up, done laundry, made a trip to Target and now we are getting some rest time before picking the girls up. These are my kind of days!! And luckily they are more and more common around here:) I am ignoring the fact that I have to work from 7-11 tonite but maybe I can get a little nap in later;). Now on to a few of the many pictures I have stored on my camera, just waiting to be documented permanently on this blog. I'm seeing a blog book in the future and I want to make sure we are all caught up from the last few months of a crummy work schedule. These pictures were from a really warm day we were having and I was chasing Bella around the yard snapping away. The girls were at school but I have plenty of them coming up on a later post.

I think Bella was completely over our impromtu photo shoot by the time we took this last picture.
I would think she would be used to it by now:)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

My husband is.....

I've been wanting to do this post for a while now. I get so busy posting about those sweet little girls who fill my every waking hour, that my intentions get pushed to the side for another time. But, I think it is well past time that I took a few moments to devote to the person that was my everything before my everythings were born. You know, the reason why those precious little ones are here in the first place;)

So let me just lay it all out there...

My husband is
Yes, I mean laugh out loud
without even trying,
and that in itself is why he can just crack me up.
Most people,
think he's reserved.
They have no idea.
Those of us that are lucky enough,
to really know him,
get treated to his sense of humor a lot:)

My husband is super sweet.
Like almost too good to be true, sweet.
Like coffee when I wake up, sweet.
Foot rubs every night he's not working, sweet.
Brings my favorite candy bar home, sweet.
Stays up after working night shift to watch the girls,
so that I can sleep in, sweet.
First one to tease me out of an argument,
and make me laugh when I'm trying to be angry, sweet:)

My husband is
an awesome father.
I can see so much love in his eyes,
when he looks at our girls,
that it's unbelievable.
You can just see it in his eyes.
He spends time with them.
Doing things they like to do.
Girly things, like dolls, and making beaded necklaces.
Watching Angelina Ballerina and Shake it up.
When he has so little time to do things he likes to do.
And they love him to pieces,
because they can feel how much he loves them.

My husband is
my best friend.
The Best.
We put up with each other,
and think things are cute,
that I'm sure others would find annoying:)
Like how I always forget the words to well known sayings,
and then say them anyway. The wrong way:) 
Like how he will absolutely not ask for directions.
To anywhere.
I don't care how lost we get.
Or how he always rents action movies (uhg!),
and then trys to convince me that its probably got some romance in it too.
And of course it doesn't.
Or how I fall asleep before the ending
of every. single. movie. we rent.
even if I picked it out.
But best of all,
I can always count on him.
To save the day.
To say or do whatever it takes.
To make everything alright.

Do I think the stars lined up just right so that we ended up together?
Absolutely not.
I think God chose him for me and me for him.
Because He knew that even though we are not perfect.
We would be perfect for each other.

Great Plum District deal!! 20x20 canvas for $31.00 plus FREE SHIPPING!

I just couldn't go without sharing this awesome offer from plum district! Perfect for Mother's Day. I am thinking that this will make a perfect gift and at $31 how can I resist:) The offer is for a 20x20 canvas for $39 and with the added $5 discount for first time customers and the 10% off code (visa10), the cost comes out to $31 with free shipping. If you order by April 29th it is guaranteed for delivery by Mother's Day. Sweet!! Happy Shopping!!:)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Good morning!!

This morning I feel so lucky to be at home with Bella instead of working! I am so loving my new schedule and really should have updated this blog before now. My only excuse is that I have been so busy catching up on all of the things that have gone undone the past 6 months while I was working all week, that I am just now getting to it. I really need to get more organized and do regular posts.  I found this blog organizer on pinterest and I'm hoping that if I use the organizer and add a dose of motivation that it will help:). I have a ton of pictures to edit and update but in the meantime here are a couple that offer a little glimpse into what we have been doing lately.

Bella in cowgirl boots and diaper. A new fav in her wardrobe:)
Hailey has been working hard on her cheer needle and she is so close to having it:)
This sweet girl turns 7 next week. Where in the world does the time go???
Also, I am really excited about this Erin Condren planner I ordered. They are currently 40% off! I can't wait to get it!!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Happy Friday!!:)