November 29, 2011

New tattoo and antiqueing

I only made it through one foot :(
I'll be going back hopefully next week to do the other foot. The full tattoo will say, " Perfected in Weakness"
It's, in my opinion, a more biblical version of " what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
Then we went antiqueing and picked up this beautiful push/pull infant sleigh and some fantastic blue and purple glass apothecary bottles.

November 24, 2011

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

November 23, 2011

Crafty crafty....

We are attempting to make salt dough ornaments. And our homemade fingerpaints are cooling....I'll let you know how it goes...


Do I dare go to Costco with all the kids today (the day before TG) for 1 pie???

November 21, 2011

Super day today

So, today was pretty fun. I got up and left a well fed baby snuggling in bed with Daddy, big boys sleeping and took Finlay alone to the grocery store with me. We got everything for Italian Beef Sandwiches (secret recipe, shhh) and threw it all together in the crockpot when we got home. Then I had to run straight out to go have my hair done (woot woot!) by the lovely Sweetpea Suter. I love how it came out. Pics to come...
Then pharmacy, back to the grocery store and home. The place was hoppin' with men and boys. They put up the Christmas tree while I was gone. :(
And Matthew's friends Harold and Jake came over and hung new doors to the boys bedrooms. Then dinner -delicious and key lime pie for dessert...mmmmmmm.

November 20, 2011

It's raining, it's pouring....

I love rain. I really do! And it's raining outside right now and my house smells like chocolate chip pumpkin bread, my big kids are happily watching a Lego movie and Declan is content in his bouncer while I've been cooking. <3
I'm making parmesan breaded chicken (recipe under Mama Cooks) with Harvest Grains from Trader Joes and biscuits. It's a happy night with one exception.... I really wish Matthew was home. He's at church serving the Lord with his talents. All good. But I also selfishly wish he was here enjoying this night with us.

November 17, 2011

Sickie sickies over here

Man alive! I am so tired of my family catching every gross illness that comes down the pike. Seriously. And now with Declan here, I'm terrified that he'll get sick. Which would just break my heart. I'm praying for a hedge of protection around my family as we weather this cold and flu season....

November 15, 2011

Gah! iPhone overload

So, after years of being jealous of my husbands iPhone he got me one a month ago. :D
Well, I had to put a few games on it for the kids, of course. Educational ones, fun ones and ones that I want to play, too. Then I started looking for the apps that I've heard so much about. I, of course, got my Facebook set up first but then got hooked on instagram that Delane talked about all the time. And then I wanted to be able to do the little tweegrams on instagram, so I got Tweegram. After that, I realized there must be a blogger app and here I am, getting back to my blog with a vengeance. Then Delane invites me to Pinterest... So, now I'm on Pinterest and enjoying it so far. But she texts me today and tells me I need to get back on Twitter.
To be honest, my head is fairly spinning.
I can truly say that I love how simple my iPhone makes it all but I don't know how long I can keep all these plates spinning. Not because I feel overwhelmed by them but because of my addictive nature. They are so numerous and ever-changing that there is always something new to add, check and respond to. I fear my own dependency on social media. If you know me at all, you know I'm really not that person. Well, actually, I apparently am.... :o/

November 13, 2011

Thank you Calvert

For making school a fun experience for us.
I love that the lessons are so simple to follow yet complete and allow us so much time for child led learning. Oh and a shout out to A Beka for reading and BJU Press for an awesome bible Curriculum, too.

It&apos;s beginning!

We started decorating for Christmas this morning! It's my absolute favorite time of year and I'd be one of those crazy people who keeps their home decorated all year if my husband weren't the guardian of sanity. Hahaha!

November 12, 2011

The Choir and Lucille&apos;s

I got to go out with my wonderful husband our sweet Declan last night while the bigger boys had a fun sleepover at Nana and Papa's!

November 11, 2011

Going to his first show

Were going up to Pomona to see The Choir perform an acoustic show at a pizzeria tonight. Pretty exciting!

November 10, 2011

My friend, Meredith, came over today and took photos of Declan. I can't wait to see how they came out but here's a shot I took on my phone while she was shooting.

November 9, 2011


It was like running a marathon today. We got up early to go have school pictures taken then straight to the bank then home to drop off the 3 older boys and my mom while Declan and I went to his 2 week appointment. He's gained more than a pound, btw. No shots.
Then we ran home to make a shopping list and pack everyone back in the car to go to Trader Joe's. Then back home so I could put all the cold stuff away before jetting over to the big boys' P.E. class. Then finally back home for dinner. Declan cries almost the whole time he's in the car, so it was rough. I'm thrashed but so happy that my Mom was here all day to help and talk with. I love her.

November 8, 2011

Pictures from Declan&apos;s first 2 weeks

Just some photos from October 22nd to November 5th