Monday, February 28, 2011

McKinley's Baby Dedication

A couple of weekends ago we had McKinley dedicated to the Lord at our church.
It was special because my sister in law Beth was there with my nephew Alex.
Beth lives in Colorado and Alex is in College not too far from us.

Below are some picture's my wonderful step-father in law took.
I have more to go through but here are the highlights.


The pastor introducing McKinley.

The prayer, next to Reagan is her best friend Sarah.
Sarah's baby sister Ella was also dedicated.
I'm bummed that we didn't think to take a group picture of our families together.

Here we are, our wonderful little family of five!

"Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it."
Proverbs 22:6

Thursday, February 17, 2011


This is what I have been up too. Yesterday I baked the cakes and today I started frosting it. Saturday is Lincoln's birthday party.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wanting what you don't have

Reagan would love to have rag curls everyday. I would love to have long legs. Why is it that we want what we don't have. I mean I know God made me just how he wants me. But for some reason I'm sure he forgot to add a couple of inches to my legs....but He didn't.

I know that the person with the perfect rag curls wishes she had straight hair. The person with the long legs wished she could squeeze into tiny spaces like myself, or how I use to ;) This leads me to my next venture.

I joined a gym. A gym close to my house that has childcare for the wee little president we call McKinley. Tomorrow I meet with a trainer to talk about my goals. I wish to drop 2o lb of baby weight that wasn't there before. I want to try this new dance work out called Zumba. This all goes back to wanting what you don't have. I have very little rhythm, I get it from my Dad...bless his heart...bless my heart. We would love nothing more than to rip it up on the dance floor but that genetic gene was left out. I will try the class but will be in the back of the room so people won't burst out into uncontrollable laughter as they watch me try and navigate the zumba.

So, there is a flip side to this. Do you suppose the person who can dance, wishes there was something that she can do and I can do that thing. I was trying to think of it in the shower this morning.
I can't dance but I can:
talk to complete strangers
follow directions
talk about politics & religion and it doesn't bother me
build a play kitchen out of Ikea furniture
decorate kids cakes
and just creative & crafty when the itch needs to be scratched
I'm likable

I'm sure there are more but I'm trying to get this post out of my brain before its time to get the kids ready for school. After we drop off Reagan, the rest of us are driving to the big city to this really cool cake decorating store to find Lincoln's pirate ship cake pan for his birthday party this weekend. Also this weekend, McKinley is getting dedicated! Also getting dedicated is her best friend Ella! Oh, and my nephew is coming down from college for the weekend with his Mom, my sister in law and the kids auntie Beth!! We couldn't be more excited for this weekend, its going to be jam packed with fun!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

New hair do

It has been 18 months since I had my hair cut and over 3 years since I had it highlighted.

I love it!!

p.s. I'm nursing McKinley in this picture....I'm so talented ;)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

It's Thursday people!

Sorry for not writing real posts. However, this little one and her two older siblings take up a lot of my time these days.

Friday, February 4, 2011

My evenings & mornings in a nutshell

McKinley is sleeping, dare I say it out loud.....good. She goes down between 9 & 10pm and gets up to eat between 1 & 3am and then up around 6 & 7am. She will go back to sleep. I then have to get up, shower, get ready, get the kids ready, pack Reagan's lunch, get breakfast ready, get McKinley dressed, and get the kids to school by 8:45. Then I have some time to myself, until I have to pick up Lincoln at 11:30.