Monday, February 22, 2010

Flowers in the Window

There is a song by Travis called Flowers in the Window. If you have never heard it you should listen. It makes me think of Russ and how I think he is "one in a million" and that more than anything I am "glad [he] feels the same". It makes me think of our decision to be together forever and watch our "flowers" grow.

Our little flowers (besides Russ) are the happiest part of my life. They are so fun/funny. Beautiful, smart, the list goes on. I love them so much that there are not words. One day while driving in the car and listening to this song I was wondering(again) when (and if) I was going to get pregnant again. Then a line from the song stuck out to me, "there is time to plant new seeds and watch them grow, so there'll be flowers in the window when we go". Yes, I realized, there is time. Then I thought about how I had been comforted by Travis' songs through the worst of my pregnancy sickness, through a miscarriage, and through the end of pregnancy(those long days waiting for the baby to come), and even having a new baby in the house. I wonder if Fran ever thought he would be comforting a women through all aspects of pregnancy. Even a lack of it.
Well last week I found out that I am pregnant. Yea! I found out on a Friday morning and I had to tell someone. But I didn't want to call and tell Russ on the phone so I told William and he said, "awesome". Then William and I made a valentine to give to Russ to break the new to him.
William drew a picture that I scanned and put inside the card. Isn't it the best. (He still draws Russ with a beard even though he hasn't had one for a while.) I love this picture in so many ways.

Here is Russ reading his valentine. And William is holding his head because he bumped it earlier and apparently it still hurt.
So Russ held him for awhile.
So now it is a week later and I am feeling pretty sick, but I have not thrown up. I am trying so hard not to throw up. I really hope I can last. But it is hard. I have to eat all the time. And if the food isn't sitting right I have to sit or lay down in hopes that it won't come up. Sometimes these things are hard to do. Yesterday in church I was munching on my friends little boys graham crackers.
The kids have both been really good and understanding. We went grocery shopping and they were both so good. So for the next couple weeks my house will be a disaster, but I hope I will be able to keep a good attitude, because it is means to an end that I am very excited for.

Friday, February 19, 2010

That light pink line

I have taken quite a few pregnancy tests in the past few (or more) months, and had gotten used to the fact that the place where the little pink line should be always came up blank. On February 12th I decided to take a test again. I was late (but that happens a lot) and I had a dream that I had a little girl. So when I looked and saw the little pink line I was shocked, surprised, and happy. I immediately said a prayer of gratitude. Russ was at work, but I had to tell someone and I didn't want to tell Russ over the phone so I told William. He smiled and said, "awesome". He then went and drew a picture to let Russ in on the news. Then we made a valentine to give him with the picture in it.

It is a little nerve racking that it is happening RIGHT NOW, since we did not close on the house last month and we will not close today. Our new close date is on or before March 19th. As soon as the repairs are made and the inspection of the repairs is done then we can close. The repairs are well under way and it all *should* be done by the end of next week. So now this means I will be sick during the move. Not fun, but we will make it work.

I have felt a little sicker everyday. This is good because it means that things are going good with the pregnancy. Or at least it is supposed to mean that - last time it didn't. I never did throw up, but I was sick. Anyway, I have stayed true to the goal I set in the last post...until now. Today I woke up with Russ at 5:30 and he brought me something to eat in bed, because I felt sick then I went back to bed until 9:00 when the kids woke up. I am still in my pajamas and it is 11:00. Yuck. I don't want everyday to be like this. But sleeping just seems so unbelievably important to me right now. I just hope that if all my good habits of the last month are thrown out the window, that they will come quickly back when I am feeling better.

I also hope I remember to do this-
Isn't that so cool/cute?
(A few people thought that these are pictures of me. They are not. Click the link under the picture to see the source.)
I have also been more emotional and hot already. I got teary while my children were watching Lady and the Tramp when you see the baby. I also got teary in a sweet part in the Princess and the Frog.
Mostly I am excited about the whole thing. I keep thinking of when my other two awesome kids were babies. How sweet it is to have a new baby. Then to watch them grow into people. William and Gracie are always amazing me and I want more!
So the next couple months will most likely be crazy, but they will pass and then at the end we should have a home and a tiny baby to welcome to it. This is what I am planning on and hoping for. Life is beautiful - I hope I can remember that in the next couple of months.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Swordsman




He's an expert.

He just came and looked at this post while I was typing and said, "boo yah".

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A nice change

Gracie is getting good at falling asleep anywhere when she is tired. William never has done this, except in the car. And Gracie never did it either until a few months ago.

Here she was tired so she climbed up next to me while I watched Project Runway and fell fast asleep. We took these pictures before Russ picked her up to hold her. He loves to have her sleep on him.

It is just nice to have a child that wants to sleep when she is tired.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Don't Eat Pete

We played Don't Eat Pete a few weeks ago during Family Home Evening. The gist of the game is that one person leaves the room and you pick a number m&m to be "Pete" when the person comes back in they get to start eating the m&m's until they get to Pete and then everyone says (or yells) "don't eat Pete".
William makes is easy because he stares very hard at which ever one is Pete. (The last time we played I taught him not to do this).
Gracie is a little scared of the game. Maybe because some people are really loud.
Even though we try and be quiet for her she still sits on my lap and I have to pick up the m&m's for her. This is funny because I get reminded by my siblings a lot that I cried when we played this game when I was little. But I had a lot of older siblings and they all yelled it at me.

This picture is funny because I accidentally had the timer on and it just took it when I was sitting there playing, but it is not a bad picture.

This really is a fun game but I think I am going to make a new card so that we can use other things besides m&m's, because they are not my favorite.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I LOVE...

...my silly children, and I love reading to them. ...my goofy husband, who is also awesome.
This picture was taken after we went to see Avatar. Again.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Leftovers

Happy Valentines Day

from my door.

I made some fabric roses for some center pieces I did and I didn't know what to do with them after. Until I thought of this. As I was making it I realized I should be taking pictures to show how I did it. But I was watching Terminator Salvation with Russ and that would have ruined it. But I will try and post on my blog how I made the flowers and briefly explain the wreath. Someday:)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fountains in January

In January I got together with friends for lunch to say goodbye to our good friend Lauren before she head out on her excursion in Ghana. Outside there are some fountains and the kids played while we visited. I didn't worry about them getting wet because I had towels in the car, and it was surprisingly warm outside. The picture below was taken right after William got sprayed in the face.

I don't know if you can tell, but they are both all wet.
If they have this much fun in January, it is going to be a blast in August.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What happens when I buy strawberries




I always buy and extra box because once they see them, that is what they want. And they want them all!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

An unplanned birthday party

After the baby shower (I already posted a little about this) I wanted to open my birthday present so Connie and Mimi ran home to get Connie's present she had gotten me and a to get a cake. The cake had Tinkerbell on it and Gracie was sooooo excited about that. Don't be fooled by the 27 on the cake. Connie had a momentary brain malfunction and bought the wrong number. I am 26. Then the kids helped me open my gift from Russ that was wrapped beautifully with pages from the Anthropologie catalogue.

He actually did it! He bought me the camera!
And I am so happy!
Then Connie got me the cutest green dress. I am contemplating slowly changing to an all green wardrobe.


Then William brought me his present (his toy gun wrapped in a blanket). Look how pleased he looks.William loves presents. Getting them and giving them.
And Gracie thought the dress was so pretty that we needed to dance.

Then we put the kids to bed and watched Whip it. What a lovely unplanned birthday it was.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Baby Walker Shower

One of my best friends Lindsey had her first baby in December but was out of state. Since she is here now I threw her a baby shower. Everything I made for the shower I made so that Lindsey could take them and use them in his nursery. This is the fabric tree. I used starch to stick it to the wall. That's it, starch and my fingers. It peals off leaving the fabric and wall unharmed. All you have to do is wash the fabric if you wanted to use it for something else. The is the alphabet/ "hi" poster for his room.

Then the animal pictures which were really fun and pretty easy to make. I just couldn't frame them because of the button eyes. I will have to rethink that.

The name banner, which is nice to do when the baby is born and named.
The felt banner - super easy to make. (This is the one thing she didn't take so if any of you could use it sometime let me know)
Here is the handsome husband making mini patties for the mini burgers.
Lindsey and I used to talk about some day opening a store full of little things because we both liked them so much. So, I knew I had to make mini burgers.
The spread. Lots of mini and yummy things. I only made the burgers. Everything else was brought by awesome people.


William waited all week to meet this little Wesley.
As part of the shower I had guests make scrapbook pages for his baby book. Here is some of the ribbon stash coming out.

Here are the pictures to be scrapbooked.
Such a cute sleeper. And so true:)
This look on Lindsey's face is a, oh-my-gosh-this-is-so-cute face. Her sister in law made that for her.Wesley's mother and grandmother
Here are the ladies making their pages.
I love this picture of Courtney. Partly because it looks like she is scratching her armpit, but I know she isn't:)
Connie trying to get Kenzie to come out of her shell (she is really shy) and Gracie kept wanting to touch her hair. Probably because hers is so strait and formed and Gracie's is...well, wiley.


I wish I knew what I was laughing at, anyone remember?
We all thought it was pretty cute to see a mini person eating a mini burger.
Here we are as people were leaving finishing up some scrapbook pages. It was a fun day!

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