Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Something Not Quite Right...
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul - Family: Mound Infant May Require Another Surgery
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Sunday, July 26, 2009
I just wanted to re-post this and connect it to my facebook page in effort to have some prayers sent their way.
Most of the people out there who read my blog are probably already following MckMama so this won't be news to you, but for those of you who aren't following MckMama and Stellan please check out her blog and say a prayer for this family.
I found her blog from the Fox 9 news story here in Minneapolis. If you'd like to read it or watch it click here.
Praying for Stellan!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Hannah & Henry are reading books before bedtime. Don't you just love the combo of pajamas on my son?
Here's our Hannah playing Mr. Potato Head parts!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I look at the counter and see that I have two weeks and four days left before the baby comes (provided her lungs are okay).
I wonder and worry everything will get done.
There's so much I want to do.
It's crazy to think that everything needs to be done before we bring her home, yet that's how I feel.
I want to finish the pregnancy journal I started. I should be able to do that right?
Then of course there's the baby room....that seems a little endless right now.
Trusting my husband that everything will be done and everything will be fine is more what I should be listening to rather than the voice in my head that keeps me in panic mode about "getting it all done".
I worry that something is going to happen to the baby after we've come so far.
I worry that something will happen to me after the c-section.
I struggle to get the house clean, play with the kids, make dinner, and of course spend time with my husband.
I am ready to be done being pregnant.
I feel like I've been pregnant forever.
Really I have been pregnant for the better part of the last three years.
I want to meet the baby, this time is going slowly.
Will I have my energy back?
Will taking care of three kids under the age of three exhaust me just as much as being pregnant and taking care of two kids under three?
Can I manage with less sleep than I already do?
I do love the feeling of the baby.
I know when I watch her I will think of her movements while I carried her.
What will her personality be like?
Will she be really active like she is now?
Will she look like Henry, Karley or neither?
I wonder if I'll miss being pregnant?
I will enjoy having a glass of wine.
There's so much anticipation.
I think I could go on and on.
The Lord will take care of us.
Monday, July 20, 2009
I just wanted to give a little shout out that I enjoyed the MckBrunch! It was a really nice time and I sat with a wonderful group of women. It was very very nice. I am glad to have some new friends from the "blog" world.
It would be nice to do something like that again!
I will be checking out some new blogs!
Thanks to Lori for the beautiful bracelets. Every time I wear it I will think of our MckBrunch and remember what a great group of women I met!
PS. Still thinking/praying for Jessica's family! :)
Monday, July 13, 2009
MckLinky Photo Blog Hop * Three Things About Me
When I was 18 I moved from a small small town in northern Minnesota to Minneapolis. I was there for 9 months to attend a trade school. Then when I was 19 my BFF (since the 1st grade) and I I moved from Minneapolis to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I can't believe I ever had enough in me to do such a thing. We worked for a wholesale travel company called Certified Vacations (just now going through some changes and will no longer operate as Certified Vacations). As a part of working there we were able to travel on many vacations for FREE! It was awesome. In this particular picture my co-workers and I were on a sunset cruise on the bay of Acapulco. I'm in pink (can't believe that) in the middle.
I used to be a Harley Mama! I bought my first motorcycle in 1998 and drove that everywhere! In one season, which is short in Minnesota (oh, I moved back after two years in FL) I put 8000 miles on that bike. I went to Sturgis, SD for the first time and my only regret was that we trailer the bikes instead of riding out there. I sold that bike the following Spring. It was a sad day. BUT I ended up buying another bike in the Spring of 2004. I wasn't married and of course didn't have kids, had a nice job and decided it was time to have get another HOG. Then about a month later I met my now husband. We had mutual friends that had motorcycles and that's how we met. In August of 2004 those friends and I all rode our bikes out to Sturgis, SD! I always said if I ever got the chance to go back I would for sure ride out there and I am glad that I was able to do it. This is a picture of me riding while in Sturgis.
Since most of my blog is about my family I thought the third thing would be about me and my sister who is three years younger than I. I was looking for a picutre of us together and realized that I really don't have one. Not anything from the last few years anyway. So that is something I must get! She is a great person and I love her very much. We live 3 hours away but speak on the phone almost everyday. She has two wonderful girls ages 4 & 6....needless to say my sister, Little T, is a wonderful mother! I could go on and on. In this picture she is with my daughter, Muffin.
That's three! Hope you enjoyed the photo blog hop from MckLinky.
I did not put only enough make up on from the rims of my sunglasses and then walk to the "Daze" festivities....Not me!
Oh my son didn't pee through his bottom sheet, top sheet and comforter just before we had friends over and I only washed the comforter and put it back on the bed (with a bare mattress) acting like it was all done....nope...Not me! I wouldn't still have to finish making the bed would I? After three days? Not me!
Join MckMama in the Not Me! Monday.
Our house is one of the best locations for all the activities as most of them are right across the street!
Oh wait....I forgot my puppy!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I was so proud and amazed! I thought I might start crying right there (eight months pregnant, so wild with hormones I am sure). They just looked so cute walking into the store holding hands....my two littles. Then later at home when I called them for lunch Henry took Karley's hand and said, "come on Kardee, let's go eat" and led her to the dining room.
So cute....just melted my heart!
Monday, July 6, 2009
The latest thing is that he has told me that I need to go and sit in a time out because, "I do not to hit my sister because it's naughty". Now, I do not hit my sister, nor do I hit his sister, but he certainly does. And he sits in time out for this behavior.
Time out is located in any and probably every room in our house. It's a corner and he knows exactly where time out is in every room. Now the real kicker of this is that Karley Janie (17 months) knows the exact thing as well. This amazes me even more!
I have that "my youngest child" isn't old enough for this or that syndrome going on. How do I know this? Because a few months ago (when Karley was 14 or 15 months old) under my breath I said, "I should just give you a time out". Just after I said this she went to the appropriate corner in that room and sat there. What? Really? Yes!
I am not sure how effective time outs are for her. We'll see as time goes on and she doesn't like to sit her time. But we still do them with her (yes, even at 17 months) partly because if she hits her brother and doesn't have to sit then how effective will it be for him at just a mere 15 months older than she? And really, she doesn't even care if she sits or not. But he sees that her naughty behavior is not acceptable just as his isn't.
And so, every now and then Henry tells Mommy, "you go to time out". He also tells Mommy & Daddy, "don't throw toys" and "eat in the kitchen". Not to mention all the little things we hear him tell her not to do.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
***Hello! Welcome to my blog! I am still pretty new at this blogging and have become very hooked very fast. I am excited to check out other blogs as I love to see how you all have designed them as well as meet you!
Check out the slideshow to see what we've been up to this summer!
Please join MckLinky and post your blog below! :)
Many Blessings to you all!