Saturday, May 17, 2014

Some Stuff About Me

I was tagged on Facebook several months ago to write 14 things about myself. I have lots of friends who don't use facebook and because I keep this blog for my children and my posterity, I thought I'd re-record it here:)

1. My brothers and sisters are my best friends in the whole world. We truly love each other and I cherish my relationship with each one of them. 

2.I talk to my mom on the phone every single day. Sometimes 2 or 3 times a day. I love her:)

3. When I was a teenager I was stung by a jellyfish while I was swimming at the beach. It hurt so bad and I cried like a baby!

4. I love tying an apron around my waist and getting to work by preparing a healthy, made from scratch meal for my family, or a loaf of bread, pancakes, cookies, whatever.

5. When I got married I had the sudden urge to "domesticate" myself. I taught myself to sew, crochet, and knit. My Aunt Susan got me started on knitting and I'll be forever grateful:)

6. I make and use homemade deodorant, lip balm, and shampoo and conditioner (no poo method). I really want to learn how to make bar soap.

7. Someday I WILL live in the country, keep bees and raise chickens, cows, and sheep. I can't wait!

8. I have been looking for a spinning wheel for the last 5ish years because I REALLY want to learn to spin wool into yarn.

9. This may not come as a surprise (wink!) but I LOVE having babies. I love the last 3-4 months of pregnancy and I wish I could do the 3rd trimester (birth and everything!) over and over. I want a newborn in my home forever.

10. Speaking of having babies, I really don't like when people ask me if I'm going to be "done any time soon". I LOVE being a mom and having little children. God has given me a body that has the ability to conceive and bear children. I feel very lucky to have such a gift and do not take it for granted. I won't be done having babies any time soon as surely as I won't be finished breathing any time soon.

11. I kind of wish my kids didn't love school so much. I miss them when they're at school and I count down the hours until they're home. I would homeschool them in a heartbeat if they expressed any interest whatsoever.

12. I fell and chipped my tooth when I was 11 or 12. I looked exactly like Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber and was absolutely horrified. My mom took me to the dentist the very next day and he patched it right up. I vividly remember the feeling of air hitting the exposed nerves in my teeth and sometimes I still dream that the little corner patch falls out and I can feel the pain from the air hitting the nerves AND the horror of looking like Lloyd's little sister.

13. I have always been super shy, something I've always really disliked about myself. I try really hard to pretend I'm not and sometimes I'm able to pull it off. Other times I'm not so successful and I'm afraid people think I'm snobby. When I was in highschool people told me all the time that they thought I was stuck up when they first met me and then realized I was actually nice as they got to know me. That always bothered me! I don't want anyone to ever think I'm being snobby.

14. I am not publicly mushy about my husband but in actuality I'm a mushy gushy mess when it comes to him and our relationship! I love him immensely. He is such a great dad and a hard worker. I love being with him and I want to spend every waking (and sleeping) moment with him. I absolutely hate when he leaves for work and I'm elated when he comes home. I love, love, love that man and our family and our life together.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Some March Photos

Here are some photos that never got posted in March

Friday, May 2, 2014

Matthew is 6 Months!

Today was Matthew's 6 month birthday! What???? I seriously feel like he was JUST born! But if you ask the girls they will tell you, "he has been here a loooooooong time!" They'll also tell you that it's time for our family to have another baby;)
We celebrated by going to the nature park where I took plenty of pictures of everyone but the birthday boy. Good thing I took plenty of him before and after our outing.
Today was beautiful and perfect and the kind of day that makes me wish I had 5 more babies!

 Feeding the invisible ducks

 "On your marks, get set, GO!"

 "Riley, give me your biggest, happiest smile!"

 I KNOW he's a boy, but I couldn't resist those flowers!

"Cats and rabbits would reside in fancy little houses..."