Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Something that I am trying to remember is that "MOTHERHOOD IS IN THE MOMENTS." I am seeing it everywhere this week. Yesterday I found it in a snuggle/snooze with Shay. It was so peaceful to feel her breath, smell the sweetness of my baby girl, and hear the tiny click of her pacifier as she sucked away. I did not want to move an inch. When Benson was attempting a ‘superman’ from the rocking chair to where I was nursing Shay, and we had a crash, I found the moment in his sincere,"Sowwy." And how can I not savor these moments of a happy, beautiful baby with a big pink flower. So I am so thankful for the moments I am so blessed to be a part of...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Well, thanks to all of your good advice Benson is sleeping like a bear in his big-boy bed. He even says he likes it.
Unfortunately I had a bout of the flu yesterday so that put a damper on our weekend. But today we went to the Parade of Homes and of course that left me feeling ungreatful for our little house and dreaming of a day when we might build our dream house. However right now I am living a dream with my little family. Shay is an amazing baby. She is getting so smiley. Bens is doing good to. We are lonely since we haven't seen family in a while.... can't wait to be together soon!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We have had a great week. I have been working toward getting the kids rooms all set up and am so excited that I have gotten a lot done. I will post pictures as soon as we are all finished. We still have to move the computer into our room before Shay can have her own room. Yesterday I painted the old window frame from my grandpas shop and a shelf the cream color that I wanted and tomorrow a friend is coming over to paint Benson's shelf red. We are busy and loving it!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


We need advice on how to get a two-year old to sleep in a big boys bed????

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bye Bye Summer

It is kinda sad that summer is coming to a close. But on the other hand, I love the fall. I love how refreshing the air is and the crisp mornings. I can't wait for October. Both of my boys have their birthday and I am going to have fun on Halloween. If no one else does I am going to have to plan a party. And yes, the adults will dress up.
We have had a welcomed boring week. Not much to do. I have caught up on projects around the house and done some scrapbooking that needed to be done. It is so important to me that I get my kids childhood down on paper. I never want to forget these days. I know this is such a special time in my life. I feel so blessed to have my kids. A quote I found in a mag the other day really summed it up for me.... "Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Well, we survived a busy weekend with lots of company. We had a great time. Shay's blessing was beautiful! I am so glad we had family here to celebrate our baby, it gets lonely being here in Billings alone.
Saturday was crazy with shopping and getting ready for Sunday. The girls did their thing and the guys built AJ some shelves in the garage. He was absolutely thrilled. After dinner me and the boys went to the nighttime hillclimb at the BMC. It must have been fun cause we were there until after midnight. We had dinner here Sunday and then took the kids swimming at the hotel. Benson wasn't sure at first but by the end we had to pry him out of the pool. It is so fun to see him discover new things.
Monday we had a big breakfast here and then said goodbye. It always makes us sad to see everyone go. Then I was due for a long nap. This week will be recovery week for me....laundry, naps, groceries, etc. We can't wait for the next event when we will be with those we love again.