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Saturday, February 28, 2009

lucky...

I have been a bit of a "blog junkie" lately. I have been spending a lot of time on the computer editing pics and while doing so I have ran across some interesting blogs. These blogs have made me extremely thankful for the two sweet babes that I have. Sometimes I feel like we get so wrapped up in our lives that we forget to thank God for what He has given us. I ran across two heart wrenching blogs. One was from a mother of twin girls who suffered from spinal muscular atrophy(www.sweetgirlies.blogspot.com). They were the same age as my dear, sweet Mel. Their dates of birth were only a few days apart. They, unfortunately, lost their battle with sma last week. The other was of a mother of a little girl, named Cora, who had cancer. (check out her story at http://www.themcclenahans.blogspot.com/ ) I don't think she was 1 yet. I couldn't help but shed a tear(okay several tears) and thank God for my two girls while reading both of their stories.





since when do we have 3 goats???.......

I went outside yesterday and the goats were being exceptionally loud. I didn't really think anything of it, so I went inside. I kept hearing them and looked out the window and realized that we had a third goat. I immediately called Brad and asked, "since when do we have 3 goats?" He didn't know anything about it. Evidently, he had told our Amish neighbors, and friends, to drop one off when they got a chance because he thought it would be neat to have baby goats!!!! So, that is where the third one came from. Our goats stay in their pen. Thank goodness for that because I would be a little upset if they ate my flowers. This goat gets out all the time and he is so tame. Brad came home last night and it was at the back door. Brad opened the door and the darn thing almost came in the house!!! I'm all for pets inside, but not goats!:) Brad put it back in its pin and by the time brad made it back in the house, he was out again. Instead of having a dog or cat whining at the door, we have a goat. I'm just hoping we have baby goats in the works sometime soon!!!


(L to R) Dora, Boots, and new goat(swiper the fox as b calls him) If you have never seen Dora the Explorer, then you probably won't get the humor in that one!


New goat....kinda cute....if you like goats!! Sounds like we might have baby goats for sale. So if you want one, give me a ring. They are the small goats...a lot cuter than the big ones.(i think)
































































Thursday, February 12, 2009

random thoughts and random pictures....

mel got into b's crayons last night and it rubbed off on her face.

decorating valentine's day cupcakes...


we made the island of misfit toys out of play-doh...



a train with square wheels, an elephant with polka dots, a jack-in-the-box, an elf who wants to be a dentist, rudolph, and the abominable snowman(i'm not to proud of the snowman and elf).




mel's new favorite toy...





























brad's cousin's daughter...little miss dana! so sweet!










This year marks my 3 year "anniversary" of becoming a stay-at-home mom. I can't believe it has been 3 years already!! The decision for me to stay home came after b was born. It wasn't an easy one to make! I was very close to everyone that I worked with and the thought of not having the adult interaction scared me. I was used to being on the go non-stop and, as all of you with kids can relate, that slows down tremendously once you have children. The first few months were very difficult for me. I cried a lot and often wondered if I had made the right decision. I eventually got used to the way things were and realized that I had made the right decision. I admire the people that can balance work and a family, but I don't know if I could. Some days I get stressed out with all the things that need to get done, and if I had a job outside of the home also, I know I would be more than stressed. I have discovered many new hobbies that I probably would not have if I was working...I have discovered that I love taking pictures. I am definately not a professional, but I think I am better than average. I love the fact that I haven't gone to a photographer in about 2 1/2 years. Since I stay home, I am able to capture the pure innocence and fun of my kids. I also love working outdoors...flowers, gardening, mowing...everything! I love canning and freezing the fruits and vegetables that i grow in my garden(that keeps getting larger every year)!! I love that I get to see the joy in my girls' faces. I love that I am around when b's imagination begins to soar and the kitchen chair becomes a rocket ship or a table and blanket serve as a tent in the living room. I wouldn't trade my life for the world!!




















Couple more random thoughts:


1)Survivor starts tonight...so excited!! Hopefully, I will get to watch more of this season than I did last season! (Mel was a newbie then.)





2) Margaret is coming tomorrow...excited about that as well!! Love that little girl like she is my own!!:o)




















Wednesday, February 11, 2009

daily dose of sweetness...

i took these photos on a whim the other day and i am so glad that i did. mel even had a cold and she was still a happy little camper!:-) check out the blue eyes...just like her sister. i love it!

the backdrop that i used is the blanket my sister made for her. i just draped it over the glider in her room. i didn't realize how red her hair was until i took the pix...looks like i will have a blonde haired babe and a red head babe!










































have a wonderful wednesday!!:-)









Wednesday, February 4, 2009

snow day...

our cousins, denise and mary kate, came to play in the snow on sunday. b had a blast. mary kate taught her that it was ok to eat the snow. let's just hope she doesn't accidentally try the yellow snow!!:) yuck!!
digging for treasures....



these next few photos were taken from the back of the 4-wheeler so the quality isn't that great...i also took a video, but i didn't post it because all the movement and backward view would probably make you sick!





































snowball fight....














































the making of a snowman...












































daddy with his two girls. b refuses to look at the camera sometimes just to annoy me.

















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