Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Fives!

Things I want to start and maybe finish this month..

1. A dream book! I saw this on another blog (The Goat and The Kid)
2. My flowers planted!
3. Get the manual for my sewing machine and start to sew something.
4. Lyla's Winnie the Pooh little photo albums.
5. Active couponing.

Monday, April 25, 2011

My baby..

So my baby is 28 months old and not really my baby anymore. Today she started becoming my big girl. She went potty in the toilet a handful of times and is wearing some cute lime green and purple boy shorts undies right now. We'll see how well she keeps doing though. I know potty training is not at all an easy thing. But that's not the only way she is becoming a big girl. She can jump..albeit not that high, but she can do it. She's speaking much clearer and in full sentences. She thinks daddy is badass. And loves to change her clothes a trillion times a day. But even though she's becoming a big girl she has become more cuddly. She loves hugging and kissing and and will gladly lay between us in bed to watch tv. I love that big girl more than life itself.

Highlights of Easter Weekend

Driving to West Linn to pick up the Yakima roof basket for the jeep..

Yummy grilled italian sausage, cheddar brats and hot dogs for dinner.

Adam liking the macaroni salad I made him (it was my first time).

Watching the ACM Tribute to Women in Country Music.

Finally getting to hear all of Hell on Heels by Pistol Annies!

Getting up early to wash the jeep and semi detail the inside.

Easter Egg Hunting with Lyla, Kendall and Malia.

Yard work on a beautiful Saturday.

Grilling some boneless pork ribs for dinner and eating outside since it was still nice out.

Dying eggs with Lyla.

The funny new things Lyla comes up with.

Watching Yogi Bear.

Lyla waking me up to make me open the sunglasses and sidewalk chalk the Easter Bunny left her (and oh man that bunny spoiled her).

Making and eating our Easter breakfast.

Lyla telling me how booiful her Easter dress was.

Our own little egg hunt for her at home.

Easter dinner at Adam's grandparents.

Easter egg hunt for Lyla, Parker and Chloe.

Birthday cake for Adam's mom Shawn.

Jack in the Box tacos.

Celebrity Apprentice, like every Sunday!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I don't know how to title this post.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday on Thursday..

Who doesn't love..

Who doesn't love hearing their significant other snore next to them in bed? I know I do. I hated it before I met Adam and now it's something I treasure. Before him when someone would snore it would annoy the heck out of me and I'd be up half the night.. Now I just sleep right through it. No biggie.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Highlights of my weekend..

Staying up to late just to watch a movie with my love.

Lounging around trying to decide; Patio Furniture or Picnic table, Crab Sandbox or homemade sandbox.

Going to pick up crab sandbox and picnic table.

Eating Subway for dinner in the truck at a park while it's pouring down rain.

Going to Michaels for my Easter wreath making stuff.

Going to Bunco at Adam's aunt Mona's and an awesome night with a bunch of great women.

My baby screaming so excitedly when I got back.

Setting up the sandbox and picnic table in our backyard.

Watching Lyla play in the sandbox.

The Tulip Festival!! Watching Lyla ride a pony while there.

Eating dinner at our new picnic table.

Cuddling and watching Celebrity Apprentice.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Highlights of our long.. Sorta.. Weekend

Swing set shopping..

Starting the swing set..

Cinnamon swirl French toast..

Finishing the swing set..

Driving around Oregon City looking for garage sales.. And only finding 3..

Izzy's all you can eat buffet..

Seeing Adam's parents, sister, niece and nephew..

Driving around Oregon City some more to find a copy of the DVD Bad Boys 2 to buy..

Taking Lyla to pick out some cat fish and goldfish..

Gary Allen cd while driving to Home Depot..

Chevron Mochalert coffee with Irish cream creamer..

Chocolate chewy bistro cake from Safeway..

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I really hope (when the time comes) that I am able to plan my own very special, very perfect wedding of my dreams.. (Lord knows I messed up before) I've recently been introduced to some awesome blogs for weddings and various other events.. Such as: The Found Blog, Marigold Vintage Event Rentals, Green Wedding Shoes
My BFF Nicki wants a wedding similar to mine, hers a little more country (no I do not mean redneck) and mine a little more glamour for lack of a better word that won't come to me. So I'm hoping that even with the distance between us that when the time comes we can help each other plan.

Here are a few of the things I like..

This little couch.

Chairs like this white one.

Tables like this..

And these! To hold various things..

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Some days, like today, I wish Adam had a different job, a closer job. I want to be able to meet him for lunch or just stop in to visit. But hey, this job puts a wonderful roof over our heads and our nice vehicles.. And I am grateful for these things.

Friday, April 1, 2011

My heart seeks joy.
Looking in the everyday.
In the little things.
The sweet moments of life.

Friday Favorites..

Yeah I'm a blog idea thief.. Oh well. :) I saw this on an amazing teenage girl (Aspireand decided I wanted to do that this week instead of my Friday Fives..

Sunday movie day in bed with Adam, Baby Mama, Top Gun

Lyla coming home from Grandma and Grandpa's on Monday and being so excited to see Adam when he got off work.

Finishing the time out chair and other paintings

Watching The Biggest Loser in bed after Lyla went to sleep

A few hours of Dora, Max and Ruby and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with my sick toddler.

Dry evenings when we can get some stuff done outside and The Kid can burn off her energy.

The Kid trying to maul a neighborhood cat.