Thursday, March 31, 2011

I am crocheting

I can't sew, so I might as well learn to crochet. Right?

Yesterday I also managed to clean the mudroom and do some laundry before I became to uncomfortable with Contractions and pressure that I had to stop and boss C around , using his healthy non pregnant body to finish picking up what I could not. 
This is a perfectly normal thing for me, to have contractions this early. It hurts, it is exhausting. They make me want to find my boppy and gather my binkies, as if the baby is coming soon. Of course I will probably be like this for another 4 weeks. Am I worried about delivering prematurely, no. Am I worried about the lame pain making me crazy til the real pain begins, yes.

But at least I made a hat for Boo with awesome grey yarn, and once hAha comes over and tells me how to finish/fix it maybe I will proudly display it.
On Tuesday a group of Women from my Church went to our old apartment with me and helped me clean it up so that we can be officially moved out. This may sound common to some of you, or like a simple thing, but it meant so much to me. 
I have a hard time accepting help and this was something, I needed, really needed.
I am thankful for the women who gave me this gift, of a clean apartment and peace of mind.
Tomorrow is April. We may have Orders from the army tomorrow.
We'll see.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My skinny Jeans

To answer your question Melissa, My skinny jeans are from Forever 21. They are not maternity they are just stretchy and have an elastic waistband. They cost a total of $8.50 and were a pain to find because that store is nuts and has no order to the way they display their clothes. I pretty much searched through every single rack that had any jeans on it, stumbling across some similar jeans for $14.50, until I found the pair I bought.

The shirt I am wearing in this picture {as well as the shoes, I am like a walking advertisement!}
is also from Forever 21, $7.99, and I love it because of its scoopy non suffocating neckline and simply how long the shirt is. I can practically pull it down past my bum! So naturally I bought it in grey too.

The clothes were cheap and I don't expect them to survive past this pregnancy but it is worth it to have clothes that make me feel like me.

Hope this helps, maternity clothes shopping can be... well interesting! Good luck, and I wish I could see ya at play group but alas I have no car.
Not cool.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

No sewing allowed

{gymboree sales price $19.99}

So Boo is coming in a little over a month and I have no sewing machine. This means I actually have to buy him things I would much rather make myself. 
I am having the hardest time finding stores that sell stuff I want at a price I can afford. 

Any good shops out there that you know of?

What I am looking for:

baby clothing and blankets, preferably more manly looking that baby.
knee high socks.
leggings or pants
onesies or tees 

Simple clothing

I would pretty much like to dress my boys like their daddy, only in miniature.

{and of course melancholy anything baby R has grown out of ;) since you have such good taste}

Saturday, March 26, 2011

There is a person inside of me.

Yes thats right there is a tiny little boy living inside of me. His sister calls him Boo. He likes to lay sideways and avoid my ribs {yay!} He is becoming more and more real to me everyday. I can feel every movement so strong and deliberate like He is letting me know He is almost ready, and even though there are times I feel overwhelmed by the idea of three little ones I am so excited see what He will bring to our little family.

33 1/2 weeks and feeling.. inspired :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New me

{Ignore the no make up}


It is definitely happy and light and short. I like it. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Peek a boo

And this was just the first cut....

the finished look has yet to be photographed but this will give you an idea

{mae whitman, Parenthood}

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pregnancy {third times the charm?} and life.

2006 preggers with C

2009 preggers with Tober

2011 preggers with Alfy.

{photos by hAha}

As you can see I have done this pregnancy thing a few times. 
Today I am having a hard time. 
I am angry
and I don't like it. 
I am trying hard to find my happy, again. 
So I started to look at hAha's blog, remembering last summer and making things for the first time ever. 
Remembering how everything I have gone through is what made me who I am.
Remembering that I have done this before and made it out ok.
Sometimes when right now is hard, all you have is remembering.

The first hints of spring.

Just outside my window, this tree is starting to form lots of little buds,and the trees all around town are slowly turning pink. Little hints of yellow flowers can be spotted here and there. 
Spring is almost here.

I put some daffodils on the bookcase to freshen up the place.

Spring is a season I have come to appreciate more and more every year.
It breathes new life into everything.

I love seeing the floral prints arrive at stores. Jumpers, dresses and shorts, sandals galore!
Outdoor furniture, barbeque's...
It's almost here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Lucky shoes

Anyone who know me knows that I spent all winter stomping around in these Moccasin slippers. Through rain and snow, they have seen it all and they are definitely showing it.

Around my birthday I bought these pretties, but they are more of a once a week pair of shoes.

Today I picked up these delightful Green shoes from Old Navy.

They are my lucky shoes. 
I decided that they are gonna be my constant reminder of how lucky I am. 

And even though I am getting to the point I can barely see them I know they are there. They make me feel like me, and I am lucky to be me.

Besides I needed something green for an otherwise, grey and black wardrobe :)

Great Expectations

It is March 17th. It has now been almost 2 months since we learned that Jones would be deployed. We still don't know when He is leaving. Somewhere in my head, unknown to me, I had set March 17th as an important day, that by today We would know something, or He would be gone, something would be different. Yet here I am awake, and nothing is different. It really wouldn't be that bad except for the anticipation I woke up with has left me feeling all funny. Makes me feel like shopping { yes I spend away weird feelings} too bad no money to crazy shop with. 

Next best coping mechanism would be to make something, but my sewing machine is broken, just another handicap in my life right now.

I have the car today so I will probably just get out for the sake of getting out. I better do it quick cause I can hear PJs and my bed calling for me...

This morning the kids woke up to little footprints and a hidden treasure...:)

Happy st Pats.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The day before..

Tomorrow is St. Patty's day. 
Today I am trying to figure out if I am going to do anything about the fact that tomorrow is a holiday. I  have to take my kids to get shots :/ which will pretty much ruin their day and probably the days that follow.
I think I might do something. Maybe.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pi Day

Happy Pi day.

In honor of it being 3.14,  I made quiche for dinner ...

And then I made my very first apple pie.

And thus the tradition of Pi day has begun.

Next year, I am going wild pie crazy :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sick, again.

{Tober-cake taking her meds to help her breathe.}

For the past 2 weeks We have been pretty sick over here. Thanks to antibiotics, We are finally getting better, sort of. 
It hasn't been just us either. The whole family up here in WA has been diseased, and quite frankly I miss them all. Yup I am quite ready to be healthy again.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Family {photos by hAha}

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get hAha to take some pics of my family for me. I wanted some shots to frame for our new place. 

Yesterday as I was looking at the pictures I couldn't help but feel so blessed for the gift that is my precious little family.

Even this little guy, giving me even more stretch marks { I didn't think that was possible!!}

These are the people who love me despite my craziness.

They inspire me .

They remind me who I really am.

They teach me about all the things that matter in this life.

I love them.

They make me happy.

And they just keep coming!! :)

They are mine,

And I am so blessed.

{thanks hAha}

P.S. awesome mustache mugs, gift from MAma R this Christmas, Hand- did- um for the whole family, everyone has a different mustache, pretty awesome.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Celebrate the Boy

For the last few weeks Dana over at made, has been Celebrating the Boy, and I have loved having the opportunity to think a little bit more about my own little man, and soon to be baby brother.

I have some posts that are planned about celebrating my bug and will be posted soon but this morning I just wanted to share this cuteness with you.

What is the Hottest thing that your Husband could do?

For me, It's pretty much coming home on Friday and building a Mach 5 with his son who has a new obsession with Speed Racer.

We don't have a lot of fun money right now, and when that happens it is easy to think of all your limitations, instead Jones went to town with tape, cardboard boxes, spray paint and his amazing imagination.

Bugs had to wait til this morning to draw the M an d number 5, it was a fun thing to wake up to.

Dads are just cool like that. C had been telling me for days that He wanted to build a Mach 5 and I just thought it was cute, but Jones made it happen.

The whole time C would say things like "Great job mommy!" and "I am so proud of you"

On a side note, just wanted to show some pics of a little quilt I made for baby boy. It was a blanket I had originally started for C over a year ago, and yesterday I pulled it out and rescued it, making it into a small cuddly newborn sized blankie.

Anyways, I hope you all have a great weekend, celebrating your boys, and/or each other!

Tober's idea of helping with laundry lately means putting on C's underpants. :)

Friday, March 4, 2011


This is one of my favorite scriptures. This week I took it and painted it on a huge canvas, using this word document as my guide. It didn't quite turn out how I wanted, and I wish I had waited until I bought a stencil to do the lettering so that it looked more printed, but it does the trick. 

I may redo it one these days. :)

If I hadn't had the canvas I would have just printed the word document and hung that. This something that anyone with a printer and a Target $3 dollar Frame can do. I encourage those of you who might be feeling down, or need daily reminder to help pick em up, to make your own. It is a nice addition to the house.