Sunday, April 28, 2013

Doc McStuffins song...

This was just too cute! I had to share Owen singing the I feel better song from Doc McStuffins. He is such a doll! At the end he says Tada!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Owl's and bags...

I decided to bake a practice cake for a baby shower I will be hosting soon. I saw this Owl cake in a magazine at walmart and decided to go ahead and buy it and do it like the instructions say, rather than making up my own rules. I have a tenancy to make up my own rules for things because the ones set are too hard or too long. ;)

Anyways, the cake turned out pretty good for the first try. There are some changes I will make for the next one, but over all I was happy with it. I sent it to work with Justin so I wouldn't be tempted to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Because that if how I roll with cake in the house!

I also made a bag for the boys. I'm not sure why, mainly because I wanted to keep my newly learned skills at the front of my mind. I'm glad I did too, because at first I had issues, but with the help of my friends and husband I was able to get it figured out! Now the bag isn't that good. The pocket needs improvement as well as placed better. But for my first one I was proud of it. And it helps that Ian liked it and didn't seem to care about the fact that it needed improvement. In fact he already knows that he wants to put his crayon rolls in the bag for when we travel!
I just noticed that I put the pocket upside down. HA! Well someday I will get the hang of it.

Now if I could just learn how to grow my own garden and keep a clean house I could possibly win homemaker of the year! Odds aren't good though ;)

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Look what I made today! An OSU apron! My friend from college hosted a sewing class. It was a a fun time.

As far as the sewing went, it started off rough. I had my Mamaw's sewing machine table. It didn't work very well, so thankfully Courtney had an old one that worked and she let me use it. Once I got started on that machine things went a little smoother for me. Well a little smoother. I had to do a lot of seam ripping, but I got the hang of it by the end of the class. Let's hope I will be able to remember it when I try to sew something else!

I'm no professional, but I think I did pretty darn good for my first time sewing something other than a blanket!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A boy and his Pooh...

The other day I had a headache. It was on the border of tension headache and migraine headache. The bad thing was I was at weight watchers when it got really bad. I honestly wasn't sure if I would be able to drive home when the meeting was over. Thankfully I was able to make it home, but as soon as I walked through the door I told Justin I needed to lay down with an ice pack on my head. 

My husband being the wonderful man that he is took the boys on a walk while I took a nap in the bedroom. Before they headed out though my sweet boy Owen brought me one of his Winnie the Pooh dolls so I could sleep with it. 

Now if you have kids, nieces or nephews or were a kid once too then you know that this was a huge deal. You see his Pooh bear is his "lovie". His item that he sleeps with, gets comfort from when he is hurt, sad or scared. Letting me sleep with one of his Pooh's was so special. I love that boy and apparently he loves me!
Owen loving on me at the azalea festival parade
Owen loving on his Pooh bears

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

What do you say...

I really don't know what to say in a time like this. 

So I will say this, God loves you. He loves you so much that his son, Jesus, died on a cross for you. To be sure of your salvation, your future after death, then you must know him, accept him to be your savior. Trust in his power and his will. 

If you have never trusted in God before, but want to then just pray to him and ask him to be the LORD of your life. I would also encourage you to contact a Bible believing church to help you learn and grow in your faith in God. 

I would love to hear your story, your testimony of how you came to know God. Whether you were 4 or 98, share with those who need to hear it!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Truely not my will...

I found myself thinking a lot last night about my friends Liesl and Steve and their situation with the adoption of their son. 

One thing I thought about was just how special they are. My boys call them Aunt Liesl and Uncle Steve and that isn't a title I just give out to anyone! Especially since I am an Aunt myself. I guess this is why I want so much for things to work out for them, they are like family I suppose. 

Any who, I realized last night as I was praying for them that I have been holding on. You know only giving it to God a little. The example I could think of was a basket. I have this basket full of prayers for them and I ask God to take it, but I only let him have one handle. I figure he needs help carrying it, right? Wrong! 


You would think that since this situation I am praying for doesn't directly involve me that it wouldn't matter if I fully gave it to God. However, I think it does.  So last night I pushed the basket to God, literally. I was laying in bed and I pushed my hands in front of me. Thankfully my husband was already asleep, so I didn't have to explain myself in the middle of the night ;) But really I felt so much better after that. 

What is it that you have been holding part of the basket of prayer on? Can you give it to god? Push it away with your hands, you will find that 1. it is hard to do. You will want to hold on, even though there is nothing to physically hold on to. 2. Once you do release it and give it fully to God you will find that you are really okay with His will and not just if it goes your way!

By the way, feel free to check out Liesl's blog to find out more about their story and how you can help by buying a puzzle piece!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Last week on facebook I saw that it was National Library Week. 

Light bulb on!

Since I am so addicted to cookie decorating I decided I would make cookies for the kids librarian. She is so sweet and works hard so that the kids have a good time each Wednesday for story and craft time. 

So after seeing this pin on Pinterest, I was inspired to write a little story to go along with the cookies. So here it is along with a picture of the box of cookies. Of course I totally forgot to take a picture of the cookies and then didn't remember to take a picture of the gift box till I was in the car. :) 

If you give a Librarian a cookie

If you give a librarian a cookie she will more than likely want a glass of milk to go with it.

On her way to get milk she will see a cart of books and remember she was to put them away.

As she finishes putting them away she will see the kids arrive for story time, which will remind her to get the crafts out.

After finishing story time and crafts she will sit down for a rest. She will see her cookie and more than likely she will want a glass of milk to go with it.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Trying to be positive...

Yesterday was a really, really, very, horribly rough day! I won't go into detail, but I will say in included a certain 4 year old screaming in the middle of the doctor office waiting room and a certain mom having to re-schedule her much needed doctor appointment because of it.

So because of yesterday's happenings I was very negative for most of the day. I decided that today I need to try and be positive.

Here are a few things I will say that are positive:

1. I love how my boys are so intent on saving their money and yet they spend it all the time. For example, Ian really wants to buy a bubble blower machine. It costs about $10. He had $6 last week. On Saturday he bought a soda, because I wasn't going to buy it for him. Today he bought a hot wheels car, because again I wasn't going to buy it for him. I reminded him that the more he spends the longer it will be before he has enough money to buy the bubble blower. His answer to this was "well I will just earn more money"! I love his attitude. And even though it isn't the choice I would make for him I am letting him learn on his own how spending and saving works. I will try to help guide him right now and hope that he will begin to see that saving for the things he really wants is a good idea. :)

2. I love it when Ian and Owen wrestle. They laugh and cry at the same time because it hurts but they are having a good time. I never thought I would be a good boy mom, but I am sure enjoying having boys!

3. I love that the boys imagination is getting bigger! They actually play with their toys in imaginative ways! I love it.

4. I love that when Justin comes home from work, he is happy.

5. I love when Justin laughs/smiles. He has the cutest natural smile!

6. I love that even though I am not a really talented cookie decorator Justin makes me feel like I could rule the world of cookie decorating :) He is such an encourager and I am so blessed to have him.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Who knew...

Lately I have heard everyone talk about a TV show called Downton Abbey. Have you heard of it? Honestly, I thought it sounded kind of lame and I had no intention of watching it. After all it comes on PBS and most things on PBS in the evening are not things I'm interested in. Just being honest here.  :) 

Well after hearing all of my friends on facebook talk about watching it, I decided I would try it out. Thankfully you can check it out at the library (or at least most libraries). 

I picked it up on Wednesday and finished it yesterday! It was SO good! Minus a few scenes that I was warned about. 

If you have Netflix or a library I would recommend checking it out! I already have Season 2 on hold for me!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013