Monday, January 25, 2010

What I see

A cat that loves to sit in the window and play

Another cat that only comes out when Wilson has gone to bed

The sleepiest cat I have ever met

The cutest little feet ever. That are growing so fast

Mommy and Wilson going for a walk even when it is too cold because they just NEED to get out.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

And we are now private

So I can't tell you how good it feels to have my blog private. I feel safe and secure. I know who is reading the information I am putting out there and I love it! Like I said before since Wilson has joined us I have had this nagging feeling like I either should not put everything I want to on the blog or unsafe when I did put stuff out there because anyone could read it. So now I can put whatever I want! Thanks for joining us! I look forward to continuing my blogging and look forward to reading all of yours. If you would like me to take you off our reader list or change your email please let me know.

Lots of love!

Monday, January 18, 2010


A poem I heard in church yesterday. Don't know who wrote it but it's definitely worth sharing.


“At first I saw God as my observer, my judge.Keeping track of the things I did wrong so as to knowwhether I merited heaven or hell when I die.He was out there, sort of like the President. I recognized His picture when I saw it but didn’t know Him.Later, when I came to know the Lord it seemed as thoughlife was rather like a bike ride.It was a tandem bike (2 person) and I noticed thatGod was in back helping me pedal.I don’t know just when it was that he suggested we change placesbut life has never been the same since.Life with the Lord, that is.God makes life exciting! When I had control, I knew the way.It was rather boring but very predictable.It was the shortest distance between two points.When He took the lead, he knew delightful long cuts,up mountains and through rocky places, at breakneck speeds!It was all I could do to hang on.Even though it looked like madness He said, “Pedal.”I was worried and was anxious and asked,“Where are you taking me?”He smiled and didn’t answer.I started to learn trust.I forgot my boring life and entered into the adventure.When I would say, “I’m scared” He leaned back and touched my hand.He took me to people with gifts that I needed, gifts of healing, acceptance and joy.They gave me their gifts to take on my journey…our journey…God’s and mine, and we were off again.He said, “Give the gifts away, they’re too much weight.”So I did, to the people we met.I found that in giving, I received and still our burden was light.I did not trust him at first…in control of my life.I thought He’d wreck it but He knows bike secrets.He knows how to make it bend, to take sharp corners,how to jump to clear high rocks and how to fly to shorten scary passages.I am learning to shut up and pedal in the strangest placesand am beginning to enjoy the view and the cool breeze on my facewith my delightful, constant companion, the Lord.When I’m sure I just can’t do it anymore He just smiles and says,“Pedal.”

Friday, January 15, 2010


Lego's oh how we love them!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

What I see

I found this blog last night linked to someones blog that I look at and it is a picture blog. All their posts are pictures with a few words just showing what they see. And I LOVED the idea. I don't know that I can dedicate my whole blog to that, but some posts for sure. So here I go!

Nap times yesterday. I went to get Wilson and this is what I found!

I don't know that he slept well...

My little guy loves, loves his Binky!

Since discovering that our piano makes noise this is what he loves to do!

And my favorite for last! Curious little hands making beautiful music!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Books, books and more books

My dear sweet child has discovered a new love of books. And by new love I mean obsession. All of a sudden last Monday he brought a book to me (totally new had never done that before) and wined until I read it to him and that was just the beginning. Now countless times a day I get books brought to me and an upset baby if I don't read it right away. This picture to the side is a rare occasion when he was looking at the book by himself. Usually it has to be ready to him.

I think it is the cutest thing ever and I love that he loves books, but I can't tell you the relief I feel when Ryan gets home it is it his turn to read!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


For over a year now I have thought about making my blog private. Not because anything has happened to us, but because of Wilson. He is my main subject and I feel unsafe just putting all this info out for the world to read. Well it has taken me a while year to make this decision and finally today it is final.

I understand the frustration that comes with blogs going private because I sure do love to blog stalk and hate to see this post and I am sorry, but it is the right decision for me. I hope you understand.

I would love to send anyone that I know an invite so please don't hesitate to email me or leave a comment letting me know your email address.

Thanks for your understanding,

Candy Factory Tour

Last week my niece and nephew were off track so their mom wanted to do something fun for them that would get them out of the house and she invited us to come along with them to the Sweets candy factory for a tour! It really was fun and interesting to find out how they made their candy. Wilson enjoyed the walking around well riding around in a stroller and completely enjoyed the bits of candy they gave us. Here are some fun photos. This is our whole group. Yes we had to wear hair nets to take the tour!

This is Wilson and aunt Sarah. I am sure you are wondering how I got him to leave his hair net on and well I don't really know. I moved his had away a couple of times and I think after a while he just forgot about it!

The tour lasted a good 40 minutes and he was tired by the end!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Resolution Season

I don't really ever remember making resolutions before or maybe I have and just didn't keep it and forced myself to forget. Whatever the case may be I have made resolutions this year and I am determined to keep them! The most important and of course the most popular one is to loose weight! I find myself actually weighing less than I did before I had Wilson but more uncomfortable with my body than ever. Those of you who have had children know what I am talking about and those who have not, well you just wait you will understand. So here I find myself uncomfortable and determined to do something about it. Ryan and I decided that I would be worth the money to invest in wii fit last week and I have to say that I love it! I don't enjoy it telling me everyday that I am overweight, but it is keeping me on track and mindful of what I eat so that is good! I have made an effort everyday this week and hope to continue. My focus is going to be eating right and exercise. I think my biggest challenge at the moment is find things to eat for lunch. By the time I actually get to eat I am so hungry I eat whatever is fast. So any suggestions that anyone has would be welcome. So that is it I am going to get in shape in 2010. Wish me luck!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

This year we started off our New Years celebrations at Red Robin with my family!

Then went to Ryan's family to play games.

This is my nephew cheering our team on for winning!

On New Years we were able to visit with some old friends!

All in all New Years was lots of fun this year! Especially because we discovered that Wilson will sleep in his playpen! Happy New Years everyone. Here is to keeping my resolutions!