Sunday, February 28, 2010

End of Summer Bike Ride
This would be called paper cutting and it is simply fabulash!
I have seen silhouettes like this on Etsy and have been drooling over them forever. I found Scherenschnitte and I am loving her free download templates.
From start to finish this took me under an hour. I LOVE any project that only takes an hour....because it ALWAYS gets done.
Try out some of her stuff. It was really fun to do!
She has a template - Dino ride - I am going to attempt it for Everest's room!

:: Now I just need to put it in a frame and enjoy the fruits of my labor! ::

Thursday, February 25, 2010

" Tubby"


This little VANILLA of mine...

Has a temper like you've never seen!

Smarter than his dad and I.

I refer to him as the "ticking time bomb"... watch out! He'll go off over anything and at any moment!


Has the funniest little personality!


LOVE YOU Everest!

*Please bless I make it through the terrible two's.... please bless!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fredericksburg, TX
A little slice of heaven among our hometown in San Angelo, TX
mmmmm... authentic German food!
Big. fat. sausages!
Fredericksburg is about 2 hours away from our house. It was worth every mile of the journey.
San Angelo is a place NO ONE should ever visit if they don't have to. However, Fredericksburg is a place everyone should go! Presidents day was a huge breath of fresh air spent in Fredricksburg. Its an old German town ... which makes NO sense because it is honestly in the middle of nowhere!
It's a combination of old main street in park city and Heber... meets Gardner Village!
Who wouldn't think it was paradise?
ewww... so sad we don't live in Fredericksburg!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Goodbye Week!

I am gladly waving goodbye to this week, with wide open arms for the weekend!
Who is with me?
:: goodbye mouse in our kitchen cabinets. we love you mouse traps; you saved us this week!
:: good riddance to the crazy tasmanian devil that had come out during Everest's temper tantrums {"Tasmanian" is his newly developed way of throwing a temper tantrum}.
it frightens me how crazy and violent his tantrums get.
i'm sure i'll still see you next week, but goodbye for today!
:: i'm so thankful for my handy husband who fixed our car all by his self.
it cost us 90$ ----going to a shop would have cost us 300$
thank you Aaron...
:: this week i said hello to our baby boy who started kicking and showing me his feet!
{i've felt movement before, but he is finally strong enough to kick around..:) }
::thank you for leaving me week. now i can celebrate valentines day with my sweethearts!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jam Diagonals
*sooo YUMMY, pretty and a cute little Valentines desert!

1/2 C butter, softened 1/4 C granulated sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/8 tsp salt 1 1/4 C flour 1/3 C raspberry jam 3/4 C powdered sugar 4 tsp lemon juice Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until creamy and fluffy. Gradually stir in flour until blended. Divide dough into fourths. On lightly floured surface, with hands, roll each fourth into a 9″ rope. Place 3″ apart on greased cookie sheet. With finger make 1/2″ depression down center of each rope. (Ropes will flatten to about 1″ wide strips). Fill depressions with jam, using a small spoon. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool on cookie sheet. For frosting, blend powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth and carefully spread over jam. As soon as frosting is set, cut diagonally.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Life is so fragile… My friend Brooke put a link on her blog to include sweet little boy Bronson in our prayers and thoughts. I was curious what Bronson’s story was… naturally I linked myself over to this family’s blog
I’m grateful I read his story and can hold my baby close to me tonight. Too many times I find myself doing MANY careless things as a mother. Taking my eye off Everest in Wal-mart. Leaving him in his high chair with Little Einstein’s on, breakfast on his tray and me in the shower. Sick and tired of getting after him for playing with every electrical plug… finding myself allowing him to play with it after all. Running to put away a basket of laundry really quick while he is in the tub (mind you our apartment is the size of a large master bedroom). After tonight I’ll NEVER do any of these careless acts again. ::Life really is so fragile:: After I got done reading this blog my head is hurting, my eyes are burning and my nose is running from sobbing over the reality that this family is dealing with tonight. When I hear stories… as we all do… I find myself getting so emotionally involved and worked up over them for weeks or months over these sad sad situations in life that happen. Part of me is always grateful to have heard these stories. I feel like they are ways to warn me to be careful of what is really important in life… my family! Taking a shower can wait until Everest’s nap time. No load of laundry or mess in the house is EVER more important than my little one! My kids are mine and Aaron’s life! Sure it’s an exhausting job and can really work me over some days. But, even in those days that are really exhausting I still ALWAYS find myself hugging and endlessly kissing my little Everest because I love him SO much. It really is the best, beyond best thing to be a mommy! So tonight I’m reevaluating all my LAXED mothering. And, I will be better from here on out. As of tomorrow… Everest’s cry out for me in the morning at the crack of dawn… won’t seem so early or so painfully loud. His urge to drag every single blanket in the house and pile them up in different places… won’t seem so annoying. He flings his food off his highchair when he is done eating … that mess tomorrow won’t seem so burdensome to clean up. The 5 hats he makes me stack on my head while I cook dinner will seem joyful rather than unnecessary. After all he is still in my arms at the end of the day and I love that best about my day tomorrow! As for Bronson and his family… is all I can do tonight is pray for them!... so can you.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Baby Boy

4 months or 18 weeks along and healthy as a little peach!
::Aaron and I were both 100% sure that it was a little girl. So this little guy put us for a big surprise! I honestly couldn't be any more excited! Now I'll have triplets... Aaron and, two Aaron look alike's! Everest and this baby are so close in age that it makes me really excited to be having another little busy boy! They are going to be the best little buddies! I cant wait!