Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mr. Handsome!

Tomorrow, Mr. Handsome is officially 1. Not gonna lie, I am heartbroken. I would give anything to stop time and keep my babies young, innocent, carefree and cuddly. Levi has brought so much joy to our whole family. He is SUCH a momma's boy and I LOVE it. My sister-in-law, Erin, took the most priceless pictures of him yesterday on the baseball field. Pretty sure I'll be using her to do all our family portraits. Josh and I are pretty set on Mr. Handsome playing for the Angels for real one day. Not kidding. How amazing would that be?? =D I am so thankful for my baby boy. I feel ridiculously blessed with my family. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to the Lord. He has given me so much and I am so undeserving and he still loves unconditionally and gives generously. It blows my mind.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I know it's time to write a blog when I want to update my status and they are wayyyyyy too many things to update about! Overall, life is pretty awesome right now, there are some thorns, but I'm sure the Lord is trying to mold me in those areas and I can definitely see the need for molding. I'm very excited about the prospect of being a homeowner sooner than later. We have 1 offer into the bank and we are waiting for approval. I haven't gotten attached to any one house, I'm just grateful for wherever the Lord puts us.

For some reason tonight, I am just overwhelmed with love for my babies. Obviously, I love them everyday, but I have just been doing a lot of reflecting as I've been sipping tea, playing Zingo or just snuggling with them. Their innocence is so stinkin precious. Hearing them use a new word or phrase melts my heart and sometimes makes me laugh. I love how attached Levi is to me. You can really start to see how their little personality are really atarting to bloom. Madison is more of the perfectionist. She is very gentle and mothering. She is so helpful and sweet. Haylie is my little wild child, but she is very giving and she loves to cuddle. She is very expressive so its super fun to take her shopping, its just like bein with one my girlfriends! Levi is cuddly. He's a mam's boy right now. I am loving every minute of him being a baby.

One of the things I was reflecting on is how I never finished college and how it doesnt bother me an ounce. I am a go-getter and I like to be successful at the things I try my hand at, but I could care less about a degree. In my heart, I have known since I was way young that my calling was to be a mommy. I am living my dream every day. I also dont plan on ever going back to school. I plan on driving for all the field trips, making the best cookies for the bake sale, leading girls scouts, help my kids be #1 in the magazine drive and whatever other activities motherhood calls me to do.

Josh updated his status the other day about how he wouldnt be who he is today with out me or be doing what he's doing without me, but it easily goes the other way, too. I could not be doing what I'm doing if I didn't have an amazing, supportive husband like him. He's my best friend and he is just more than I could have ever dreamed of.

I just feel overwhelmed with gratitude for my husband and my kids. I learn so much just by looking into their big blue eyes. They are my whole world.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

House Hunt

So an update on the house hunt: Not much. We have made lots of offers just this week, many of them were back up offers. One of them is on a house that backs up to my father-in-law's house and that would be pretty cool. I'm trying to be patient because I know God is going to put us right where he wants us. I'm less concerned with the tax credit as I am with just getting a house! Not really sure what we're going to do if things dont start to move, cant live with my parents for forever although I'm sure they want us to, LOL ;) Please friends and family be praying that we find a home soon.

The other day I bought a pillow to build our living room off of. Josh didnt understand this, AT ALL. I have not bought a single thing for when we have a house, but I saw this pillow and had to have it bc it captured to a tee what colors I want to do in my living room. I saw a couch I liked the other day, too! But I'm being patient.

Although, this is not directly related to our house hunt, it helps: Business is going really well and has REALLY picked up with the rain being pretty much out of the way. We are picking up more commercial accounts and may even be expanding our business to do other things. That is in the works so we'll save that blog for a later date. God has truly blessed us. We have had to learn a lot of things the hard way and dig ourselves out from some pretty hefty holes. Im so grateful for where we are today and for what we have learned.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4 things I hate today.

Today there are some things that are getting on my nerves more than others.

1. Investors
They are making it super hard for some of us young couples to get a house cuz they are snapping up all the reasonably priced houses.

2. People that have nothing nice to say about anyone.
I'm just flabbergasted at just how many people, girls mainly, will turn on even their closest friends. I'm over spending time with those who will even throw their best friend under the bus. I have seen a girl who will brown nose the girl they are spending time with and slam every other female they know as well as divulge details of other's personal lives. I find this despicable and won't be engaging with this individual any longer. It's sad. It takes being a good friend to have a good friend. DUH.

3. Taxes
Do I even have to explain why they stink? Ugh. Oh well, at least they are paid and I can plan better for next year. Oh happy happy joy joy!

4. People that complain about their situation but are too lazy to do anything about it.
That one sentence pretty much sums it up. If you aren't willing to change and get off your but if need be, then I dont wanna hear, NEGATIVE NANCY!

Ahhhh, I feel 20 lbs lighter getting that off my chest!