Wednesday, May 26, 2010


There are so many times I get forwarded emails with pictures of rainbows. I always wonder if they are photoshopped. These are pictures Ben took in our backyard a few weeks ago. We had one of the summer pop up storms and immediately after we went outside to look for a rainbow. What we saw was one of the most spectacular sights I've ever seen. I can promise you that none of these pictures were photoshopped. They are straight off of our camera. I swear, I could see the beginning and the end of the rainbow. What an amazing amazing sight. I bet I'll never see another rainbow like this in my life.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Look Ma! No hands!

Why does Brinna think she's old enough to be standing with out holding on? Will someone tell her that she needs to stop growing so fast?

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I love my jammies!

I love pajamas. I'd wear them all day every day if I could, in fact sometimes I do! This usually results in some form of debate between my husband and I. He says that I let the kids (and myself) stay in jammies for way too long. I'll admit, most days it's 11:00 before we get dressed. Sometimes it's even after lunch (shhh..he doesn't know that). I see nothing wrong with it. It's not that we're unproductive while we're in our jammies. In fact, we do the same things in our jams that we in our clothes. To me, jammies are just comfy clothes. There's no real difference between sweats and pajamas, is there? If I "get dressed" by putting on clean pajama pants, does that mean that I'm not "dressed"?
When Ben is home, he likes to have the kids dressed by no later than 9:00. It doesn't matter if they get dressed just to watch cartoons (which they can do perfectly well in their jammies), they HAVE to get dressed. When Ben is home, I just get out clothes for the kids as soon as we get up it saves us the debate. I still don't agree with him though. I think if my kids and I are comfy and cozy in our jammies, then we should get to wear them as long as we want!
I know a lot of our difference of opinion comes from the type of people we are. He's much more of a morning person and I'm more of a night owl. I like to ease into my day one cup of coffee at at time and Ben prefers to charge into the morning. We've learned to adapt to each other. Except for the debate on the pajamas!
So, what do you do? Are you a morning person? Do you like to ease into your morning? Do you wear your jammies all morning or get dressed right away? Is it ok for the kids to wear their jammies all morning?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The one where Brinna does cute stuff

It's very possible that nobody else will enjoy this video but me. But, it's so darn cute I just couldn't resist posting it. It's just a clip of Brinna chattering and playing.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I need a favor!

Ok faithful followers, I have a favor to ask of all of you. Awhile back I wrote a story about my sister, Maria, and my niece, Gabby. Gabby was born missing part of her brain. She has yet to receive an official diagnosis, but we now know that her birth defect was caused by a gene mutation. My sister has started a blog to share Gabby's story with the world. She's not asking for help, or for money, she just wants support and to show the rest of the world how special Gabby is. In these troubled times, we can all use a little inspiration. Trust me, faithful followers, you'll find it in Gabby. I whole heartedly believe that Gabby was put on this Earth by God to teach us all something. She has defied all the odds so far and I know she will continue to do so in the future. She is a medical mystery and a miracle. So, I ask you to click right here and read Gabby's story. And don't forget to leave some comment love for my sister!