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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The house we are living in is not my favorite.. For one it's old (not antique old, just 70's old)and has ugly wallpaper!! When I start missing my old home (and it wasn't even ours, just a rental, but oh I got attached!) I have to remind myself that there were things I didn't like there either.. So I figured I would write down a few thoughts:

I miss my 200 year old home, but I DON'T miss only 1 bathroom

I miss my Viking propane stove that I could fit two cookie sheets side by side in the oven. I DON'T miss having to pay for propane.

I miss the wide plank floors in the house. I DON'T miss the cracks between the planks that cold air would creep up through in the winter!

I miss my walk in closet. I DON'T miss the earwigs.

I miss my HUGE (approx. 600 sq. ft.) living room with built in bookcase and cabinets. I DON'T miss washing all 9 windows in there with the individual glass panes.

I miss Tim's pager going off in the middle of the night. I DON'T miss....hmmm not sure.. I enjoyed when Tim was on the FD.. :)

I miss my 200 year old home. I DON'T miss having to heat it in the winter!!

I miss our dog, Trigger! I DON'T miss the fireworks on Perry Rd. that would go off YEAR round, causing said dog to jump through glass doors and windows.

I miss living so near to many people we know. I DON'T miss coming home to neighborhood boys in the tree in our front yard.

And of course I miss the family and friends we left behind, but am enjoying the family and friends we have here!! And so I shall end my ramblings with this: There will be no perfect place to live until we get to Heaven!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Brandt's Birthday Party

Brandt's party was a success.. We had lots of yummy food and fun! Of course Brandt got spoiled and is now set for summer with his wardrobe.. I did a vintage tractor theme (he loves tractors) and spent Saturday making some delicious food.. We had filled cupcakes, individual dirtcups, chips & dip, fruit cup, pizza bars, bbq chicken scoops, and strawberry lemonade.. It was a lot of work, but so worth it, especially when Little Man saw the decorations and said "Oh wow!!" And now for some pictures:

the decorations

strawberry lemonade

two little boys with their "papa daddy"

delicious food

decor.. I took some pictures of Brandt and tractors, then printed them in black and white

party favors.. swedish fish

dirt cup

Birthday Boy


Little Man's picture 
Spoiled Boy

kids playing outside

Friday, April 13, 2012

Brandt Matthew

Hard to believe that in 2 years we went from this:

to this:

2 years ago at this time I was in the hospital in labor with the Little Man.. We opted for a c-section when I wouldn't progress at all and labor was irregular. So at 4:46 PM EST we got our miracle, weighing 7lbs and 7 oz. These two years of having him have been such a joy and we thank God for blessing us with this little guy (and now, Konner too!)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Photo Shoot

Last week we went down to see my family who had flown here from NH. Also to show off little angel boy to the rest of the families! Beings Little Man is turning 2 tomorrow and the eldest child will be 15 next month I wanted new pictures of them for my wall. So I asked my sis-in-law Jen to take their pictures.. Of course we had to get some of the baby too! So here they are:

My angel boy!!

Little Man

the candid pictures are so cute!

2 years old!!

Love this one, his expression is priceless!!

This one too..


notice the reflection in these two pictures?

my smiley boy.. you can get a glimpse of his dimples!

I love this little boy!

My eldest

15 years (or just about!)

1/3 of my kiddos!!
We are having Brandt's birthday party on Sunday and hopefully I can get pics of that up before too long. Also pics of our trip to see the family! I hope you are all having a great day and week!!

Konner's Birth Announcement

I figured I would post a pic of Konner's birth announcement for those who didn't get one!! I was so excited to find one with the colors he was wearing in his pictures!! Enjoy!!