Saturday, June 18, 2011

new blog


I have a new blog. Please come visit me there!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011


So. . . I can't find the camera cord again. Kind of a common occurrence. . . and I don't usually lose things. Just have a problem with the camera cord. I even gave it a designated home. . . but it's not there. Not that you care, but you'll know when I find it because I'll post pictures. We've got some dang cute ones in the camera to share. 

Started back at work last week. Jonathan's daddy experience is going well. Evie has figured out when I am at home and gets up ever two hours or so in the night again (she was nearly sleeping through the night before). Bummer. Work is crazy busy which I think is a blessing- I hardly have time to miss her until I get home. I like retail because of the cycles. . .and January/February is a great time in the cycle (I think). 

I am itching to paint our family room. And get new carpet. And buy furniture. And. . .  what's with me? I don't have time or money for all that. 

We got netflix this past week. Talk about a time sucker. Maybe it's because I have no self control and am re-watching the first season of Grey's. Yup. . . that's more likely the problem.

Evie talks all the time. Sooo cute. Amazingly cute. Being her mom is pretty great.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Paper Red Shoes

My friend Sam has a shop on etsy and sells her beautiful paper collages and paper boxes. I have one of her collages hanging in the dinning room and I love it. You should check out her shop here. This picture is of one of her collages titled Remember Me. I think it's lovely.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

newborn pics

Here is a small selection of our favorites of Evie's newborn pictures. They were taken when she was 10 days old by meg. If you're a fan of meg's and dying to see all 50 some odd pictures you will just have to come visit us to see them :) 

I hope you all are having a wonderful New Year's day. We are thankful to finally all be healthy (knock on some wood people) after a bought of the flu following Christmas at our house. I am hoping 2011 brings good health to our household because 2010 was defiantly marked by doctor's offices and hospitals. Thankfully it was also marked by the addition of the little bug pictured above which makes 2010 one of the most precious in our lives. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

van winkle visit

Last week Jonathan's parents and sister came to visit us and meet their first granddaughter/niece. We had a lot of fun catching up and playing a family favorite, chicken foot! We even went out to dinner (a first with Evie) and she slept the entire time-in her car-seat (which she hates being in) so I was thankful. It was a very good couple of days and we are so thankful they made the trip. 
 Evie and Grandma all bundled up. 
 Grandpa tickling Evie. . . she is trying to decide what she thinks about that.
Aunt Alisha and Evie.

4 more sleeps until Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010


all word posts should happen in color. makes the no picture part more better- i'll do this from now on.

I can't believe it's December 20th. The past  couple of weeks have flown by. My dear friends Sam and Andy stayed at our house while they were here for her brother's wedding, Jonathan's parents and little sister visited, my Dad and Julie visited and I had a stay at the hospital and surgery today. Lots going on and 5 days until Christmas. I feel like yesterday was the first day of December. 

If you don't know about the surgery. . . I will write about that first so their are no worries. I had surgery at noon today and was home at 4:30- seriously awesome. I feel fine (might be because I am a bit high right now from all the meds, but really I think I would feel okayish without them). So here's what happened. Remember how during my pregnancy I had 'heartburn' from hell-seriously.  Well it turns out that 'heartburn' that responds to no medicines, lasts for 10+ hours, makes you vomit every 10 minutes, and makes you think maybe you can't handle having another baby isn't so much heartburn at all. It's gallstones. And you need surgery. Yup- I'm not crazy (I thought I was, like how could this hurt so much). So. . . on Wednesday this week I had 'heartburn' that was so awful I couldn't breath so I decided to pay my doctor a visit in the middle of heartburn. He had never seen me when I was having a gallbladder attack so when I said I had heartburn he took my word for it. Me sobbing and vomiting into his trash can caused him to ask some extra questions and then tell me I needed surgery. So we scheduled an ultrasound to double check the next day. In the meantime I went home (after a shot to make me stop vomiting) and was okay for about 3 hours. Then I got sick, very sick, again. After calling my doctor I ended up being admitted to the hospital that night. Turns out I was passing a stone into my Pancreas which gave me Pancreatitis. YESSSSS. Not so much. I spend a few days at the hospital. . . came home for a day . . . and had surgery today. I hadn't eaten solid food since for 6 days until dinner tonight. Food has never been so good. So that's the story. 

I don't usually post things in detail like that, but I have a lot of people to call and tell that story to and it just seems a lot easier to tell the story all at once. Sorry if you didn't want to read that. I promise I left out all the not fun to hear details (except the vomit b/c that was kind of an important part of the story). 

I will do some posts with pictures about all the visits this week. They are much more fun kind of posts!

Love you all and thank you to those who were praying for me today and this past week. God is good.

Disclaimer: if any of this doesn't make sense, i am on drugs as i write (as previously mentioned). i have no excuse for other posts not making sense, that's all me.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Evie had newborn pictures taken a few weeks ago (they are adorable. . . I will post some favorites soon). For a sneak peak head over to whatever today (evie is the baby with all the hair).