Monday, October 31, 2011

Here they are. . .

 The Black Cat.
 The Fireman.
 The Ballerina.
 The Chick.
 The Pumpkin Head.
 The whole gang. . .I think this is the best picture of all of them yet.
The cutest fireman I've ever seen. :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

She's Here!

Aunt Krista is here for a few days. . .today we went to the Pumpkin Patch. . .and it was fun!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

One of my little beauties.

Today after Grace's nap we had a little photo session in the back yard. She was the first one up so I thought I'd take advantage of it. In one week she will be 5 1/2 and I couldn't help but think how grown up she looked as I took her picture. What a pretty little girl she is both on the inside and out.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Maybe it shouldn't be "It is, what it is" but more "It is what you make it."

Monday, October 10, 2011

Before and Afters

The fondue night was a success. We had plenty of food and plenty of people. . .although they didn't consume as much as they should have. We have so many leftovers. Here are some house pictures. They are before and after pictures. We have been here for about 1 1/2 months now. I was able to get everything pretty cleaned up but we are still lacking that "homey" feel.
Playing with modeling clay when I was trying to get stuff cleaned up.
Fondue pots. We had 7 total. . .4 with cheese and 3 with chocolate.
First kitchen picture is of it semi cleaned up. . .ingredients are all on the counter.
Messy Kitchen.
Messy Kitchen and Messy Kids.
Cleaned Living Room.
Messy Living Room.
Cleaned Dining Room.
Box infested dining room.
Semi Cleaned up Bedroom.
Super messy bedroom.
Cleaned up 2nd living room.
Messy 2nd living room.

So that is pretty much the house so far. You are missing the upstairs kids room (there are three rooms up stairs) and the bathrooms. There is one full bath upstairs, a full bath in our room and then a half bath in the hallway by the kitchen. So there you have it.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A little distraction.

So I was suppose to be cleaning up all the mess and clutter around for our big dip stick party tomorrow but I got a little distracted. Nine weeks ago today this little beauty entered the world.

Are you there?

So if you are there and still peeking in on us could you leave a little comment to let me know. It might just give me the motivation to keep up dating. Seriously there is a ton of stuff going on but if you are still peeking in I'll still check in every now and again. The house still needs some major unpacking and organizing, I've been booking 10+sessions a month, and some little munchkins all want attention. :/ Errrr. . .what to do, what to do. So leave me some love and hopefully I'll check back in.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I gave O' a hair cut. . .he was getting a little desperate. I've got all 4 kids because G' has something called "fall break." (which is totally not needed and probably voted in by the teachers who just want a break) Anyways, it started today, and she will have all new week off+Monday of the following week, then she will go back that Tuesday. 8 School days off. . .hopefully the remaining days will go better then today did. I didn't have a problem with the kids. . .just one kid seemed to have a problem with me and all the other kids. :) Lovely, makes for a long day.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wanna know something else...

I love. . .

yellow trees
sleeping babies
big yards
clean houses
big porches
pictures of people
super hot showers
a shiny fridge
a full pantry
an empty car
sun shining through the trees
worship music playing
baby smiles

some of these i have & some of these i don't. . .but i love them and look forward to them no less.

Just so you know...

i love sunflowers. . .big ones. . .little ones. i love them all.

Dip Stick Party

So we had this idea that we wanted to invite a bunch of people over once we got "settled" into our new house. Hum. I'm not quite sure if we are settled since we still have piles of clothes all over our room, random boxes still sitting around and a basement floor seriously covered with toys, but we are going to attempt to have a party. I've named it a Dip Stick Party. So basically we are going to have a bunch of fondue pots filled with cheese or chocolate and everyone invited was told be bring something to dip. Hopefully I'll be able to get everything in order by then. . .this will be my mission for the week. Cleaning, organizing and filling pots. . .fondue pots. Oh, and we have to mow our job. . .which is a job in itself. I plan to post pictures, so stay tuned in to my upcoming mission.

Friday, September 30, 2011

8 weeks

Little E' is 8 weeks today. She measured in at 10 lbs. and 2 oz. She was 22 inches long. Both put her in the 45%.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Did I introduce. . .

our newest? E' was born on August 5th. She's doing great and is almost 8 weeks old. Everyone else is doing well too. We have gone through a lot of changes in the past 8 weeks. Here is our list:

New Family Member
New House
G' Started Kindergarten and rides the bus
O' Started Preschool 2 times a week
Mike got a new position at work

Things around the house are still a bit crazy. Unpacking is going slowly and seems to be taking forever. I have three helpers who seem to think the things that are put away actually belong in other places. . .such as the floor. Keeping the house clean, and unpacking/organizing is a never ending task. I just started to photo sessions again. I had a wedding on Saturday and am crazy booked for October and November (like a total of 19 sessions, 1 wedding and 2 wedding assists). I'm also going to be taking pictures for the parks department to use to promote their parks and programs. So thats life right now. . .stay tuned for more.

Monday, September 26, 2011

I need some. . .

healthy food
fulltime nanny and maid
less boxes
less whiners
less toys on the floor
a child who wants to do flash cards
a few extra hours in the day
a washing machine that works
a roof that isn't leaking
a dog that stays in the yard
clothes that fit.

I think thats about it. For now anyways.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Church Day.

Sunday we went to church. Some how all three ended up matching and were looking pretty cute.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tomorrows June.

Here are some random pictures from the past few weeks. M' pretty much refuses to look at me when I'm attempting to take her picture as you can see below. The first two are from the zoo, the one with my parents are from going to a lake yesterday (which was closed due to high bacteria levels :() and last M' not wanting her picture taken.

Tomorrow is June. That might not be a big deal. . .just another month but for me that means things are going to get a little bit crazy. Here is why.

-Mike turns 30 June 8th
-Father's Day
-10 year anniversary
-no more preschool
-water aerobics
-swim lessons
-house for sale by owner
-clean house
-grow this belly. . .more.
-nail down what house to purchase
-Parent's will probably be returning to Egypt

July will continue the chaos. . .
-4th of July
-hopefully sell our house
-hopefully buy a new one
-move to new house or an apartment
-register G' for Kindergarten once we find out where we will be living :/
-go to a U2 concert
-Grow this baby some more.

August. . .Birth a baby. :)
Due August 20th but I'm hoping for August 6th.