Friday, July 31, 2009


My sweet mama bought me this shirt.

Isn't she cute?
Have a great weekend friends.
We have big plans.
Can't wait.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


I made this for our baby.

A banner that says, "Hooray."

Kyle laughed because he said who says Hooray...
I think it's sweet and a lil' old fashion.
Like me.
(Although I wish I was creative enough to think of this banner...a seller on etsy has the market on the Hooray banners. They are beautiful and made with vintage fabrics, but they are $30 and I made my beauty for $10 & I put my own twist on it!)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Nothing better than some good ol' fashion baby love.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


The mornings are so beautiful.
I wake up to the sun shining on my face thru a crack in my curtains.

I look around.
To see my lil' one fast asleep by my feet.
And my husband to my left, snoring soundly.

I am thankful.

All the hard work and love in between these walls, almost too much to grasp at times.

"He gave me all this?"
Willingly and with love.

But then I have these moments of sadness.
I wouldn't be human if I didn't.
Sadness for friendships I've lost over the years or
regret about distant relationships.
Or that I have the hardest time building new relationships.
For fear that they won't like "me" once they get to know "me."

But those thoughts aren't real.
And have learned it's just sin working it's way in to distract me.

Because we are loved.
He is good.
And I remember, I am so thankful for "all this."

Monday, July 27, 2009


stuffed with frosting...
I don't think there could be anything better than you?
I think I will "attempt" to bake you tonight (although my kitchen prowess is definitely not good when it comes to cookies are flat when they should be fluffy??)
Now I am hungry...

Growing Grass

Saturday I had another ultrasound.

I had a "man tech"...he was impatient:

move to the left, move to the right, face me, tuck this into your underwear?...
am I wrong for just wanting a girl?

But in the end he got this lil' gem for me.

So it was worth it.

There is something so pure & innocent about an's like taking a peek into Heaven.

Now if we could only name this beautiful baby???

Friday, July 24, 2009

Yes, Please.

I am dying to see this movie.
Do you think my husband would go with me?
If not, we should go?

By the way, the soundtrack is amazing.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Farmers Market Bounty.
all this for $18.
Makes me smile...just thinking of all the yummy things I can make.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Yesterday I bought the art that will go above "Baby 3's" crib!

I'm very excited.

We love Where the Wild Things Are in our house.
Aren't these amazing?
I think the last one is my favorite.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dear Summer,

Although I could fry an omelete on my sidewalk...

and you force me to get into a bikini...

We appreciate your rays.

How else could we:

Swim in costumes,

Get sprayed by hoses,


Hang out in our undies.


The Fishers

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bogie Bogie Par Par

While sitting on my couch...

Listening to my husband play poker and talk golf, I started to think of my own "score card."

My stats for the last 6 months.

Here's a run down:
(more really for my memory..since it's virtually transparent these days)

And that’s where we stand.

Me & Baby.

That and I cry all the time.

About nothing & about everything.

So I might need to borrow a tissue?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Yesterday this boy of mine was about to get in the bath tub when he tells me:

"Mom, you take a bath with me?"

"No Aydee, it's just you tonight."

"No mom...your butt stinks."

He has quite the sense of humor these days.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

At home

My dearest baby,

You are bringing something so special to our family.
Something we have never experienced before.
Something I have never experienced before...

We get to have you at home.

I know some are thinking we are crazy or I am crazy for that matter.
But knowing that we get to bring you into the world in our home where you were created, seems so beautiful to me.

I was made to do this.
A completely natural, beautiful delivery.
Something you deserve.
And something we will cherish for a lifetime.

I get teary thinking about daddy being able to be the one to catch you.
Or that our midwife will be one of my dearest friends.
And how we will be surrounded with family and so much love.

A welcoming you definitely deserve.

We love you.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Things in your pocket...


Because I always want you to remember what "treasures" mommy finds in your pockets before she does your laundry.

(I know the reflector had to come in handy somewhere)

I love you.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


We started out with a very nauseous boat ride...

yep, i got sick.

The big pregnant girl in the back of the boat got sick.

And the crew made jokes...(losers)...
and my husband got angry.

He was so protective over his pukey wife...

it was sweet, in a really gross kinda way.

But it was so worth it.

The way home wasn't so bad...

except the rock that shot across the boat from the water and shot me in the forehead.

I guess boats just aren't for me!

But they had fun...and that is all that matters.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Early Saturday morning, we decided that we'd take a trip to Lake Arrowhead.

Although we had family coming over at 4, I surrendered to the spontaneity.

(Normally, if you know me, I would be stressing over the visitors until the very last second they arrive...but I am realizing that part of me is not least I'm trying too.)

The day was beautiful.
The air was crisp.
There was a slight breeze in the air...
...a welcomed escape from the heat.

We looked at yard sales and dreamed about having a small pontoon boat to call our own.

Ate pizza outside, until my husband freaked out about the cleanliness.

He has a little, but ever growing issue with germs and "funk."
He relates quite frequently to the people on, "Obsessed."

Friday, July 3, 2009

It's been...

A year since we've been here. Can I please go back?