Sunday, January 31, 2016

Homemade Quilts

I love watching my kids snuggle one another. I love seeing then snuggle with a quilt I made. 
We are reminding my craft room right now so that I can make many more quilts for my children. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Pinterest Wins and Fails

The chocolate Christmas trees came out perfect. I will definitely be making them again. 
The chocolate chip and bacon cookies did not turn out as good. The bacon flavor was not strong enough. 

I actually made them for a friend who loves bacon. So it is definitely a recipe I will work on again. 


Stop It

Dear Jacob, 
   Do you remember saying that you should not put weight on your leg? I am assuming he probably meant you should not fight your big brothers too. Do you remember how you broke your leg? 

  A worried momma 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Homemade Candles

I love trying out new things. I see a new idea and I have to try it. 
This recipe is super easy. Fill a jar three quarters full of shortening and melt, melt one crayon and add to shortening. Add a teaspoon of your favorite scent and stir. We then inserted a candle wick. Then we put it in the freezer for 30 minutes. We burned the candles the next day.
We even made these when friends came over.

Two More Weeks

Today the doctor said two more weeks on his new cast. 
Two more weeks of no weight on those tiny (dirty) toes. We can do this. I am so grateful for siblings who will teach him to crotchet to keep him busy. 

Can I say while I am disappointed I am grateful for the time we get to love on him and work as a family to keep him busy. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Girls

These too keep me busy. They keep me laughing and smiling. 
When my husband saw this bag of 500 lollipops at SAMs club he had to buy them for his baby girl. 

Grace was very proud of herself for not having to use spit on her spoon to get it to stick. 

Some days I take my oldest daughter out for alone time. At 15 she is fun to talk to and hang out with. I worry about her growing up too fast then I see her do this and I realize she is still my baby girl. 

Telling Lies

Jacob is not sick and having a asthma attack. Grace does not have a sore throat. 
My pastor did not resign this week. My husband is not away. My house is not a mess right now.  My car is not making a weird noise. Okay, that is what I am telling myself. 

The truth is all those things are going on and I am feeling over whelmed, I feel like I am mourning a loss and I am fighting a cold myself. I want to allow myself to whine then I remember. Broken legs heal and the snuggle time is nice. The house will be cleaned another day, my van still runs great. While my heart is breaking that my pastor will not be there to give me a hard time or that his wife is not there for Hope to talk with they are doing what they feel is best. Who am I to question that. I know God has huge things planned for them and for our churc h and this is where I stay in check. You see this week I thought about not doing my daily Bible reading. I know that I should not only do it because pastor encourages it. So I picked up my Bible and read and was blessed by what I read. 
Life is constantly changing and some times it is hard. That is okay, that is eve you pray more, read more and bless others more. So today I choose to be grateful for all I have and for the changes that are happening all around me. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Crash

This picture should be titled "The Crash", you see my husband and I took Jacob shopping. I told Jacob daddy said he could not have chocolate and in true daddy style he picked up a chocolate bar and gave him. 
We went to the next store and he talked/screamed the entire time. He was so excited and loud and hyper throughout the store. 

Then we decided to try one more store. He slept through the whole store. I could not believe it. I could not wake him. So  maybe the next time I need a nap I will just give him a chocolate bar. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tools and Boys

No mom, I am not doing anything wrong with the duct tape and tools. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Homemade Trees

Sometimes I have to turn my back and just let them be. I have to let them make a Christmas tree and spray paint it. 
They are so proud of themselves. I am proud of them too. I love how creative they can be. 


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Goat Feeder

Jacob thought he was helping when I asked him them to feed the goats. 


We are on day 5 of his cast and no weight on his leg. 
He has now hit the I am angry stage. He is annoyed that things are not in his reach. 

Luckily he has lots of siblings at his call. And plenty of people to lay on. I am not going to lie, part of me is crazy stressed because he does not want me out of his site and my house is a mess. The other part of me is enjoying all the snuggles and the time that we can just play and enjoy one another. 

Finally a Cast

Finally we have a cast, I have to be honest and say the cast does not intimidate me. What worries me is that the doctor says you cannot put pressure on your leg. 
I have no idea how to keep a two year old down for the first week. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

First Haircuts

My boy had his first hair cut this week. I was not ready but it needed to be done. I am fortunate that he did not make a sound or complain or I may have not been able to do it. 
I am also very fortunate that one of his amazing Sunday school teachers could cut his hair. It made him comfortable. I just love that she left enough hair for me to play with. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Finally a Cast

Finally we have a cast, I have to be honest and say the cast does not intimidate me. What worries me is that the doctor says you cannot put pressure on your leg. 
I have no idea how to keep a two year old down for the first week. 

It's Not Broke

Dear Jacob, 
Maybe if you would not act so happy in the ER  they would take your not walking on your leg seriously. 

Tonight we were told you had a fracture then a spiral break which means head to toe xrays and a CT scan to prove that you are not abused ( they did not say it but it felt that way). 

After everything they assure me you do not have a broken bone. They have no idea why you can't walk but no broken bones. 

I cannot say I totally agree but I am ready to get you home too. Baby boy please heal quickly and be okay. 

It is Broken

Dear Jacob, 
   It is official you have your first (hopefully last) broken bone. 

If you don't mind can we please make this the last one. You have stressed Howard out. He does not know what to think of your big band aid. 

  Oh and Jacob I am pretty sure they did not splint your leg so that you can kick your momma when she says it is bedtime. 

Her Favorite Gift

I don't generally post pictures of my children's Christmas gifts because it feels like bragging to me. 
But I wanted to share this blurry picture. It is Grace showing me her favorite gift. It is not the new kindle in one hand. It is the $3 bottle of peppermint lotion. She loves peppermint lotion because her closest friend gave it to her right before we moved. She rationed it out for a year. I love that she values the little things just as much as the big things. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sleeping Anywhere

This holiday has been hard on our toddler. He loves to sleep, he hates mornings so we have let him sleep in with dad. That means naps are all over the place. 
This child can sleep anywhere. 

He can sleep in lowe's and Hobby Lobby. 

I wish I could sleep like he does. 

Monday, January 18, 2016


One of my biggest goals is that my children are close and enjoy being together. 
Rather that means your sister wrapping you up like a present or lets you eat in the living room. 

I love how they just snuggle into each other. 

Today I am reminded of how blessed I am to have my children. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Doggy Love

I know I have said it before but I love our dogs. 
They are rescue dogs. They give us love unconditionally. They protect us. 

My husband bought treats for them for Christmas. I did laugh that he bought lean treats. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Monster Cookies

Mom these cookies have my approval. When I have extra chocolate chips I put them in a ziplock. So today I made jumbo cookies to use some of them up. We ate some, we sent some home with a friend and we froze some of the dough. Hmm, maybe I should bake some tonight. The recipe is simple. I found it on Pinterest and you can find it right here



We are now that family. That family that allows there kids to have electronics. 
I was against it for so long. Then I kept finding these fun learning games. I noticed that they for the most part they were playing learning games on my phone. 

They were learning how to do knee and brain surgery, they were watching videos on how to make different crafts. 

I am not going to lie, right now they are playing silly games and having a great time. And you know what that is great with me. I am enjoying the time that they are not running and jumping and yelling. 
So now you can help me with my guilt of letting my kids have tablets and tell me your favorite apps.
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