Thursday, February 26, 2009

Small Successes

I love the Faith & Family Live Blog, and I love all the mothers who contribute to it. Most especially I love Danielle Bean and the way she encourages everyone by admitting her faults and also by knowing how to give a good 'pick-me-up.' One of her new weekly posts is called "Small Successes," and I was so inspired I wanted to share it with my family and friends. So post some of yours in the comments, either from today, this week, this month, whatever - And be proud of them! Here are mine:
1- Both of the girls and myself were all dressed and fed before 10am and we don't even have anywhere to
go today!
2-The clean diapers are dry and put away, not just sitting in the dryer today.
3-Yesterday we finally decided what carpet to buy, and where to buy it from (we've been sitting on making
the decision for too long now, and our goal is to have it done by Lucy's family birthday party which is just
over three weeks away).

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I wish....

I wish that my daughters (and sons) will be as strong in 10 years as this girl.
I wish that I would be as strong and courageous as this girl.

I wish that I was good at making dinners and keeping the house cleaner.
I wish I was a more patient wife and mother.
I wish I liked road trips.
I wish I liked being pregnant.
I wish I was done with school.
I wish that I have a boy for our next child.
I wish our basement would finish itself (as well as our library, master bath, main floor bath, and family room).
I wish I could go to the bathroom throughout the day without a child in there with me. :)

But, what makes me feel not so depressed about all these wishes, is what I have on my feet. :) I used to wish that I had Ugg moccasins that I have been dreaming about forever....and my lovely hubby got those for me for Valentine's Day. :-D Thank you wonderful hubby! My feet have never been happier!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Congratulations to one of my best friends, Lauren (and Drake) who just had baby Thomas Steed around 3:30am this morning! She was 34 weeks yesterday (her due date was March 30 - the same as Lucy's due date!), so he will be in the NICU for about a week or so. But for being a 34 week baby he was almost 6 pounds, and has no medical issues at all. I can't wait to see him, hopefully it will be sometime this week or next.
Whoo Hoo!
Sagel's are next......

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


First thing Bridget does - try to eat the paint. :)

Lucy wanted to paint her own belly instead of her sister's.

Last week we were playing at Lily & Ella's house, and our new friends, Dalton, & Calem were there too. Being the fun and creative mom's that Katie & Tara are, they wanted to do some pictures of the kids to make some Valentine cards. And since Lucy, B,and I were there, we reaped the benefits of their creativity and Tara's awesome photography skills. :) So after a morning of naked toddlers, lots of red paint, and loads of fun, some awesome pictures came out of it. Be looking for your Valentine coming in the mail this week. Until then, here are some of our outtakes. :) Thanks again ladies!