Tuesday, June 29, 2010


It's not very often we get all 3 kids looking at the camera! Thanks Grandma Lori for taking such a great picture!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Our Life in Pictures

I hooked the sprinkler up a few weeks ago for the kids to play in, but they wouldn't run through it... they just played in the sidewalk puddles!
We went to Clear Lake for a picnic on Memorial Day and a nice couple took a family picture for us along the shore wall!
Me with the boys... they were not very excited about having their picture taken.
Last weekend we went to Omaha to visit Craig and Leah and their new baby Livia!
Livia is our first niece so it was extra special to be able to visit and hold her!! She is so precious! Bennett especially liked Liv... I think she just wanted to hold her too! I'm so excited for Bennett to have a little girl cousin who she can become good friends with!

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband Thaddeus! Everyday I am blown away by your patience and love for me and the kids... As a wife and a mom I can truly say that I am 100% supported by you in all things, especially in raising our children. I have said it before, but I really do feel like God has blessed me with such a capable husband/father. I never have to wonder/worry how the kids are doing when they are with you, and that is truly a blessing. You have given me a broader view of parenting and caused me to question how I parent and why... and that has made me a better mom. Because of you I want to be a better mom and a better wife to you. Please continue to be patient with me and bear with all of my faults... I am undeserving of you... I love you!

Monday, June 7, 2010

I Finally Have a Hobby!

Maybe some of you moms are in the same boat I was. I never really had anything I did just for me that I enjoyed doing... you know, like a hobby! Sometimes it feels like everything I do is for my kids or my husband... and while I do enjoy doing things for them I never quite know what to do for myself when given the opportunity. I am a big fan of yard work and having a nice looking yard, and though Thaddeus gives me grief for it I do take pride in my yard and the time and effort I put into it. My new hobby, aside from yard work is gardening (or planting flowers)... someday I hope to have a vegetable garden when we own our own home, but until then I will plant flowers! I love adding color to my yard and adding pretty flowers to look at and take care of! I am new to everything so we'll see soon enough if I know what I'm doing! (I'm crossing my fingers that my flowers won't die!) I already killed 2 hostas that I had replanted... I moved them from mostly shade to mostly sunny without thinking about how the plants would react! So today I dug those out and replaced them with some Lilium 'Tiny Orange Sensation'... I also added some Spreading Petunia's (pink and purple one's!) and a few Yarrow.
Here is lilium and the spreading petunia's.
Another view showing the yarrow
And here is what I am most proud of! I wanted to plant the extra's in a container but am too cheap to pay for one... so using my creative side I found an old wastebasket from IKEA and cut a hole in the bottom for drainage and tada! We'll see if the plants like it!