Sunday, May 30, 2010

Multitude Monday

holy experience

338. First canning of the season
(21 pints of bbq sauce)

339. New apple and pear trees

340. Equipment to make the planting easier

341. Charlie helping...
342. ...and being properly dressed for the occasion

343. Little girl sized shovels
344. Good compost to add to the trees

345. "So Big"

346. Trying new foods...beets

347. Liking new foods

348. Sunday night haircuts by mom

349. Shorter bangs and seeing more of those beautiful eyes

350. Cabinets to play in

351. Links I loved last week

356. Growing seeing my potatoes coming up
357. Staying on top of the weeds

358. One-on-one time with each of the girls
359. Watching their personalities grow

360. Icky pregnancy feelings...suppose to be a good thing right?
361. 10 weeks...
362. ...sisterly love

363. Sisters in prayer and those willing just to listen

Head on over to Ann's blog and check out other Multitude Monday lists.

Have a wonderful week!
God bless!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cori's New Trick

God bless!

The garden is growing!


Sweet corn

Lettuce (and a little grass)

God bless!

Charlie is 3

My oldest, dear Charlie turned 3 on Monday. In so many ways she is just like me.....quick to pout, stubborn, opinionated, and emotional and so much like her dad at the same time.....quick to forgive, always ready for a hug and always up for some fun. Oh time has flown by, it's so hard to believe she was born 3 years ago already. Our life and family has changed so much in that short time.

Helping me make frosting for her birthday cake. It was yummy!

My girl insisted on tractors for her cake. We compromised with a toy tractor. And we make a field and rows of hay to be baled with the frosting.

She couldn't quite get the candles blown out on her own. Daddy jumped in and helped her out.

She was having too much fun playing with cousins that she only opened 2 gifts and went back to playing. She finally went through and opened everything after everyone left. She received lots of new summer clothes. Her favorites were some legos from grandpa Mark and grandma Gretchen and flashy pink flip flops from grandpa Joe and grandma LuAnn.


Last week, we were in town to pick up a few more plants for the garden. As I was checking out, Charlie tells the cashier "I have underwear on!" The cashier didn't miss a beat and told her "Good job!", then looked at me and says "She must be 3."

She would follow her daddy anywhere!

Happy Birthday Charlie! We love you!

God bless!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Multitude Monday - 325 to 337

holy experience


326. Silly faces

327. Dresses for any occasion...even feeding the calves

328. Baby bare feet

329. Dirty faces

330. Grass as tall as you

331. Navigating all by ourselves

332. Sun hats and nice days

333. Oldest turning 3
334. A fun birthday party with family

335. Lettuce, dill and sweet corn sprouting in the garden

336. Hubby who works soooo hard to provide for us

337. air conditioning

Have a blessed week! I hope to have posts up later this week from Charlie's birthday and some from the garden.

God bless!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Want to see our new babies?

Charlie is pretty sure they are cousins!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Multitude Monday

holy experience

We got the garden planted yesterday.....YEAH! I'm so glad Joe was able to help. He did all the hard work!

301. 21 strawberry plants
302. 3 raspberry bushes
303. 8 broccoli plants
304. Dill
305. Lettuce
306. 9 muskmelon plants
307. 6 squash plants
308. 5 zucchini plants
309. 10 cucumber plants
310. 4 rows of sweet corn
311. 3 rows of potatoes
312. 9 green bean plants
313. 8 pea plants
314. 5 pepper plants
315. 10 tomato plants

316. Cori napping well, so we could get it all in
317. Charlie helping water all the new plants
318. Joe building the raised bed for the berries
319. Lovely sun
320. A whole Sunday spend with my great family

321. Feeling well the last couple of days 
322. Saturday night bonfire with great friends
323. Joe building me a new grill for over the fire
324. Hotdogs and burgers made over the fire

God bless!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Where I share fun stuff.....

Have you missed me? I feel like I haven't blogged much lately.
I even missed a Multitude Monday post this week.

I have a good excuse. At least I think it is a good excuse.

We are expecting baby #3! And this little one is making me TIRED!

It probably isn't helping my energy-level that Cori is still nursing and not sleeping through the night.
Heck, Charlie doesn't sleep through the night either.

What to see the scary part?

This is me today.....7 weeks pregnant with our 3rd little blessing.

What to see something even scarier?

This is me last year.....12 weeks pregnant with Cori.

I may just be huge by December when this little one is scheduled to arrive.
Which seems like a very long time from now.

So, here's praying for a healthy, uneventful pregnancy.
I'll be back to more regular blogging when I am feeling better.....
in another 6 weeks!

God bless!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My thoughtful hubby bringing home beautiful flowers on a gloomy day!

God bless!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Early Mother's Day Celebration

Thanks Abby for the photos! We got together at mom's on Sunday to celebrate Mother's Day. The cousins always have such a good time together. When you look at our girls and Aaron and Abby's boys, its hard to believe that the kids are so close in age. Our girls seem so little compared to their cousins.

Avery, Charlie, Cori, Asher, and Abigail

Charlie and her cousin, Abigail.

They are looking forward to spending some time together this summer.
I see zoo trips in my future.

God bless!