Friday, September 13, 2013

I am not sure if anyone still subscribes or sees this blog... but our new blog is located at: so head over there for more recent happenings in our little family!

Monday, January 7, 2013

my new favorite Christmas decoration...


so this isn't the greatest picture cause it is from my cell phone, but you can still see the thoughtfulness in this super cute snowman...

russ is way more crafty than I thought. :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

we have moved...

we haven't literally moved... but we are moving the blog...

please update your bookmarks, rss feeds, and other places that you keep up with us...
this blogspot site will stay here exactly like it is, so you can come reminisce any time that you would like to, and all of our old posts have been converted to the new site as well... but any new updates/pictures/and videos will only be on our new page over at posterous.
thanks for keeping up with our family!

Friday, October 29, 2010

FREE snotty nose to whoever wants one...

This week we have passed around a nasty cold at our house.
thanks for sharing your sick school germs with us Russ... :)

Unfortunately sweet little Caedmon has it BAD today,
and hasn't slept well at ALL for the past two nights.
Her little cough is absolutely terrible, and she is so congested...

Bless her heart. I absolutely hate when she is sick.

We are TRYING to get lots of rest today, but her cough keeps waking her up
(she finally went down for a little snooze a little while ago, complete with a raspy snore... but hopefully she can sleep through it for a little while)

She hasn't had much of an appetite,
so we are just trying to get some fluids in her!

We're trying everything we know to make her feel better...

cause this sweet little strawberry :
needs to be ready tomorrow night for some halloween
(she's not really into tricks...)

well come to think of it,
she's not really into eating treats yet either...

which is why this year,
instead of gathering "treats" from door-to-door...

our sweet strawberry will be delivering sweet
strawberry "treats" to some of her friends & family!!

so here's hoping that she is feeling better by tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

she won't be this little forever...

Right after you were born i heard it over and over from so many different people...
"she won't be this little forever, so cherish every minute of it."

And they were absolutely right. It's been 14 months and 4 days, and you aren't "little" anymore. I mean, you are still 'little', but you are so big too. All the little beginnings of "growing up" have started in your little brain and you are slowly starting to figure out life on your own.

Our time together has flown by. the fastest time has ever flown in my lifetime. even though it still ticks away one minute at a time, just like it always has.
When you grow up & have kids you will know exactly what i mean.

But no matter how fast the time feels like it is passing,
I am so glad to say that i HAVE cherished every minute.
I took the one piece of advice that so many people gave me, and i used it.

Every single day of your life has held a special place in my heart, and I am beyond grateful to your daddy for letting me stay home and experience unbelievable amounts of love that I have never experienced before. Yes, at times it feels like a lot of hard work, and sometimes I am SO happy when you finally go to sleep, so that i can rest... but even then, my HEART never rests.
It still keeps on loving you more and more.

Last night I picked you up out of your crib in the middle of the night just to hold you close. I don't know why i did it, because normally I would be furious if anyone else decided to do that, cause my baby needs her sleep. (otherwise you are cranky the next day!) But thankfully you stayed asleep.

And I am glad, cause I just needed to hold you.

So I did, just like when you were a teeny tiny baby, and you let me. I just rocked you and stared at your little eyelashes, your little belly button, touched your skin, and ran my fingers through your messy head of hair... and thanked Jesus over and over again for giving me such a wonderful gift.

Caedmon, you have taught me so many things about life. I will forever be changed all because of your little beating heart.
I don't deserve you, but God decided to bless me anyway, and i will never take that for granted. ever.

i love you as the thirsty duck loves a sudden shower.

and i always will.