Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
The Carver's (Reece 6 mos., Avery 2 1/2)
James, Mandy, and Maizie sitting still for a family shot outside The BARN.
Nini, Avery, and Pops feeding the ducks.
Reece and I staying in the shade. He loves the baby bjorn.
Avery picking out a pumpkin at the patch.
Reece wondering why he's sitting on a pumpkin. Pops wondering if the pumpkin really is big enough.
Nini (my mom) and Avery walking to the hayride. Pops and Reece are at the end of the wagon.
After picking the biggest pumpkins in the patch, trying to get them in the car.
Wind blowing her hair on the hayride.
Pops, Nini, and Reece on the hayride. Keep in mind this is October in Ohio. It's usually 50 degress, it was almost 90! Thankfully a big cloud covered the sun during the ride and it was much more bearable.
Nini showing off the pumpkin that was deemed Avery's. Mandy looking for James who got lost in the patch! Ha ha ha!
There's James and Maizie with their winning pumpkin! I think Maizie was wondering if Daddy was going to drop her or not!
Avery kept clinging to Mandy at the pumpkin patch, so Mandy (my sister) ended up with both of them on her lap!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
So, here I am in Ohio. My poor husband and two dogs are now bored together, but I am getting spoiled rotten by my mom. My dad is on a business trip until Friday and we are trying to keep it a secret that I am even here. He was a little bummed already he didn't come down last weekend, so he is going to be super excited to see the kids.
Since my mom is on dial-up the whole blogging thing is pretty frustrating. I am going through withdrawal already checking everybody's sites and I'm only able to get a little accomplished before it either cuts off or just runs so slow I lose patience. I've given up adding pictures and will just type while I am here.
The last hour of our drive(6hrs) was pretty funny. Avery was watching Dora, which is always fun to listen to (sarcasm) and Reece was crying because he's a jumping boy and the carseat cramps his style. However, I loaded the IPOD and blasted my Selah album and it turned into a pretty awesome time. I kept playing Selah and Nicole Nordeman's GLORY song. WOW WOW WOW! One line read, "death will be defeated, and it will raise its white flag." It just fell right into place with where I've been lately. Reading in the bible, hearing things on t.v., it just made Jesus feel so close to me. Like we were going to see him soon. I was all choked up and I thought about the irony with having so much "noise" and distraction and yet hearing this song made me feel like I was right there praising God with the angels. Pretty awesome. Well, that's about all I have time for today. I just wanted to let my blogger list know that I am praying for you girls. Whatever's going on in life, I just feel like I need to be praying for each of you. How awesome that we are sisters in Christ and are connected by a cord in the wall (unless you are wireless, which I am completely envious of right now, ha!) Anyway, have a great week and I will post as I have the patience for sitting here listening to AOL dial.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Avery's nursery, brings back so many memories, she was so tiny way back then!
Some of those pictures I've been missing, talk about preggo! Avery loved eating at her "big" girl table. She refused to sit in the high chair once a friend gave us this table. I ended up just leaving it in the kitchen.
Thirteen Things I can't wait to see when I get them out of storage.
1. My clothes, actually having the right outfit for the right occasion and finally packing away those maternity clothes!
2. My wedding vide0
3. Anything from my kitchen that would actually let me cook! Who knew I would miss those pots and pans, he he he!
4. Avery's bedroom decor, I made most of it and can't wait to transition all of her stuff to a big girl room.
5. Reece's nursery decor, never been out of the packaging yet!
6. My bags and shoes, I'm a girlie girl, I love me some handbags and cute shoes.
7. My books, I know kind of nerdy, what do you expect from an English major. I even miss my college world lit textbook!
8. The blanket my Mom made when I was born and the teddy bear my dad gave me when I was born.
9. The antique school chairs that my grandpa refinished and my mom gave me.
10. All the photos of Avery's life, most of them are on the computer, but there's nothing like holding the real thing!
11. My piano, it's time I used that so -called talent for Jesus. Even if it's just singing by myself, off key, at the top of my lungs in praising him. I'm sure my parents would appreciate me actually doing something with all the money they spent on lessons!
12. My photo printer, going to get film developed is a pain! How spoiled I am!
13. Anything I pull out of a box or unwrap and it is MINE!!! (Does it sound like I've been around a two year old?) :)
After trying for almost a year, they're pregnant!!!! This is Shane's brother Nic and his wife Amanda. Since we've moved to Virginia, they are only an hour and a half from us and we are absolutely loving getting closer to them!
We are so excited about this little bundle coming in June. And I am so excited to have a newborn to knit for again!
By the way, I had a dream she was pregnant just two nights ago! How exciting. So many people praying and to see that God is bringing another image of him into this world. They are in for the ride of their lives and I am so stinkin excited to live close enough to get to know this new little person and be there to help if they need/want it! WE LOVE YOU BOTH!!!!
So proud of himself!
I thought he looked so sweet lying there. Then I found out he was making me a little present!
He's going to keep me on my toes! What a cute little bum!
I can't ever get enough kisses on this little man!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Reece's head was a little big for it! But I needed a model.
We've got drywall up, it's looking like a house now!
"Mom, this thing is a little small. I am getting a headache."
A care package from my littlest sis came. Made my day since I woke up Sat. with a nasty cold.
Avery not feelig too good either. So we bummed on the couch and watched Cinderella.
This is a video of Reece in his Jumperoo. He's pretty wild in that thing.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I haven't realized the effects that living in "limbo" has caused on me internally until the last couple of weeks. This rental house (although a HUGE blessing) is falling apart and I never realized how the stress I feel over that has effected even how I am being a mom. I was getting to the point where I would lie in bed at night so stressed that I felt like at any moment my body was going to go into a panic attack. I have never had these problems before. I also noticed how short I was with Avery. I have felt like I was doing a good job in terms of my words and tone with her. But when I started realizing how on edge I've been and how short I have been in my patience towards her; I cringed! I read my Power of a Positive Mom devotional today and it has been another eye opener. My other eye opener was last week, but I'll get into that later.
Monday, September 17, 2007
So I am now completely obsessed with this Koigu yarn. The only downside is that it takes forever to knit anything because it's such a small weight! I was hoping to have this done for the holidays, but with my charity projects, a sweater for Avery, and more hats and baby booties for Reece, I might be looking at more of a spring deadline. I love this pattern from CLASSIC KNITS, so far it's easy enough to work on in between taking care of the kids. It's stockinette stitch, but the varigated colors make it less boring. Some day there will be a post with me wearing this. HOpefully by then I will be in my "skinny jeans" and my skin will be back to normal. Pregnancy was not kind on my skin! And don't even get me started on my braces or my lackluster hair. Ok, this is completely off topic. Pity party over. Reece is awake and I can't to give him kisses.
Friday, September 14, 2007
By the time I arrived at the hospital I was 10 centimeters. The nurse said the only reason I didn't deliver in the car is because my water wouldn't break. He came out wanting to eat and hasn't stopped since! He nursed right away and the only time he left my side was to get shots or weighed.