Wednesday, September 30, 2009


We're putting the rain boots away because tomorrow morning we fly away to Hawaii! Eight days in the sun, feeling the sand between our toes, and trying our best to not to get a sunburn. And oh yeah... did I mention the food? And the luaus? And the volcano?

See you next week!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Our newly painted house

Here are the before and after pics of our home! We are so happy with how it all turned out. The men who installed the trim were very meticulous and careful considering they had to saw the trim design into the siding. And the painter did an amazing job to make the whole thing come together. We decided on a Kendall Charcoal from Benjamin Moore and Pear Green from BM for the door. We love the way it pops!

House front before:

House front after:

House side front before:

House side front after:

Porch side before:
Porch side after:____________

Porch right side before:

Porch right side after with honeysuckle arbor:

Back of house before:

Back of house after:

Trim detail:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is this thing on????

Thank you all for the wonderful congratulations on our news! We are so happy and feel very blessed to be expecting another baby. It's hard to believe it's been 2 weeks since I posted last but things seem to pile up when you don't feel well. But it looks like even that is slowly changing. I'm having more good days then bad now so I think we are turning a corner!

My sleep could use a little improving however.... I've been awake since 3am and figured what better time to catch up on a blog post! Better to get something done then just lay in bed staring at the ceiling. I had this same issue in Sawyer's pregnancy... I wake up during the night and it takes a couple hours to get back to sleep. Good thing I can adjust my mornings and lay low for awhile.

But life has been good! The boys are as active as ever and we are coming up with all kinds of things to keep busy. The weather is changing and we have warmer days and cooler days. I'm really looking forward to the colder weather, warm soups, and blankets curled up on the couch.

In the meantime though, we are getting outside and making the most of our warmer weather. We've taken hikes with silly boys...

Made water stations out on the back deck so little Lego men and Transformers can go swimming.

The boys have enjoyed dinner out with Dad on a few occasions while mama sleeps.

And there's been a lot of music being played lately. Jeremy's obtained a new music area now that Sawyer and Ian are sharing a room. The boys grab their guitars every time Dad does and it makes for some very creative music.

And it finally dawned on me to ask Jeremy to teach me chords on the piano so I could play something... anything. I've had a few lessons over the years, just enough that I've picked it up pretty quickly this time and now I can play a good list of worship songs. I love being able to sit and play and sing.

So all is well in our little world. And I've taken pictures of our newly painted house... it's been done for about a month now. (I KNOW... I've been horrible with the updates). For those of you that have been asking, I promise I'll get them up soon. Everything turned out amazing and we love the new colors!

Back to bed for me... maybe I can fall asleep for a couple of hours before the boys wake up...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Spring arrival

In the last few weeks I've nursed a few of these jars...

Spent my free time here...

... and taken lots of naps. But it's all worth it because tucked away inside of me is a little baby. A baby!

Yesterday, the four of us crowded into the doctor's office for the ultrasound. We saw a perfect little baby with little arms and legs. We even got a few wiggles out of him/her! It was fascinating especially since a couple of weeks ago all we could make out was the beautiful flashing of the heartbeat. The boys are so excited and ask us all the time when the baby is coming out. It will be a long winter for them I'm sure. Little baby should be here around April 5th.

The sickness has been worse this pregnancy then the ones before. I'm counting down the weeks until the first trimester is over and hopefully I'll start feeling better. Jeremy has been amazing. He's picked up the slack, making sure we're all taken care of and spending lots of extra time with Ian and Sawyer. The boys are understanding and know when mama needs to rest on the couch and they let me, without any complaints.

It's amazing how seeing the little baby can lift my spirit and help me look past the nausea. It never ceases to amaze me how miraculous this entire process is and it humbles me that I get to experience it again. And that by next spring, I'll be holding another little baby of ours. We love you already little one.

Little baby at 9 weeks: