Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Marci and Jess have both posted about their many sewing projects- and it seems that I have the same problem.... I was cleaning out my sewing stuff today and came across all the bindings that have yet to be put on... and there were 5 !!!! Yikes!! I'm the kind of person who has to work on one project until it's finished, but usually that means that I sew the quilt top, lay it out and pin it, then send it to my mom or someone to have it quilted for me. The quilting process can take awhile so while its gone I usually start another project, which has gotten me into this mess.
So as you can see, one day soon I'll have ALOT of hand sewing to do (yuck!) I hope these don't all come back at one time!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Looking for a good book?

So in the last week or so I've been reading this series of novels by Janey Evanovich- and I have to admit that I LOVE them. There's nothing serious or literary about them- they are just fun. They're about Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter in New Jersey. They sound stupid, but are really enjoyable so if you're looking for something to read- give them a try.

(If you've already read them- I just want to throw it out there that I LOVE RANGER- not so much Morelli!)

Monday, April 20, 2009


I know this is a little belated but I've been having trouble uploading pictures lately...

Anyway- here are some Easter pictures- Saturday we went out to Wieselers and colored eggs with Ryan's family.

Before we even got the color tablets in water Gracee decided that they looked like candy and promptly at the red one!

Then on Sunday we spent to day with my parents- and you can see Laney didn't let the rain get her down- once she figured out there was candy in those eggs it was on!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Just Three Questions

1. Why can't she sleep like this in her crib?

2. When will she sleep like this for an ENTIRE night?

3. Could she be any cuter??

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


So- awhile back I was having a tough time (I know- you're thinking when is she not having a tough time?) and Jessica wrote some really wonderful things about me on her blog. It didn't magically make my daughter sleep through the night but it did make me smile. So I thought it was about time to return the favor...

Things I LOVE about Jessica

* She is up for anything- A lot of people say this but very few mean it. Jess will try anything once- she is always game for going out to dinner, hanging out, whatever. I don't think I have ever called to ask her to do something and had her turn me down.
* She is a fantastic Mommy. I love watching her around Emersyn because you can see how much she genuinely enjoys being with Emma. I remember when I went over to her house after Emersyn came home, Emma was in her bassinet sleeping and Jess was all clean, relaxed and happy- Delaney was almost 10 months old and I was jealous that Jess had it all together.
* She is a fantastic mom but she's not afraid to admit when things suck. Being a mom is harder than I ever imagined and it seems like a lot of women put on a little bit of a show- but Jess isn't afraid to admit when things are tough, and that means a lot to me. She also isn't afraid to put in a little baby Einstein- and tell me to too! LOVE HER FOR THAT!
* She loves to read- and she has introduced me to a lot of books that have become my favorites. I love having someone else to talk to about books.
* She has a really great sense of style- she can put clothes and colors together, and always manages to look cute and unique.
* She tells it like it is. If she's mad- you know. If shes happy- you know. There's no guessing- no worrying or second guessing.
* She will tell you if the clothes you're trying on look stupid. If she says it's cute- it is.
* She is crafty- we have recently gotten into sewing and have so much fun going to craft stores and looking at fabric and patterns.
*She values her friends. She always has time to talk, or hang out- she never bails of plans or is too busy. She will listen to even the most mundane description of my child's sleep habits and offer advice. I never feel second place with her- I know that when I need a friends she's there. I've gotten through many days knowing that if things get bad enough I can always drive to Jessica's house.
* She's hysterical- I have so many memories of going through Target pushing Jess in a shopping cart or trying on ugly bras in Shopko. She never fails to make me laugh.
* She talks through movies! And loves to eat breakfast for dinner.
*Okay- there's a million more things I could say but my kid is demanding my attention so let me just conclude by saying that Jessica is just that friend, if you have one you know what I'm talking about. You can call her for any reason (sometime 3 times a day) and always feel like she wants to talk to you. She is kind, forgiving, funny and talented- I'm really glad she decided to stop hating me after high school!


( hope this post magically makes your baby sleep tonight !!)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

In the last two hours...

I have-

*changed a VERY disgusting diaper (what did she eat?!)
* Pulled bath toys out of the toilet
* Stripped off a pair of jammies that were drenched in toilet water and scrubbed two tiny, trouble making hands.
* Cleaned up three separate spots of dog puke (what did they eat?!)
* as well as, take a shower, unload the dishwasher, wipe a snotty nose, beat my dogs, and started a load of laundry.

I'm thinking about resigning.... I'm not cut out to deal with that many germs before breakfast

Friday, April 3, 2009

Table Manners

I know I should have put a stop to this, but it was so far out of control that I grabbed that camera instead- good parenting, don't you think?