Saturday, May 22, 2010


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Friday, May 21, 2010

20 Weeks

Tomorrow I am 20 weeks pregnant.

With daughter #3.

(I'll tell you her name soon!)

I'm feeling really good! and, I'm looking pretty good, if I do say so myself!

I'm choosing NOT to gain 55 pounds this pregnancy. 

But my love of all things CARBOHYDRATES isn't going to help!

What did you eat when you were/are pregnant?

Friday, April 16, 2010

and Baby Will Make...5!!??

That's right, everyone! We are ready to spread the word! #3 is on his or her way! I am currently 15 weeks, due October 9th, 2010 (although babies arrival will likely be late September, due to my love of the scheduled c section!)

It all began in early February. MAN, I was exhausted! But being the mother of 2 kids under 5 will do that to you! Then, twice in one week, I forgot my ID at home. Its hard to get back home without your military ID when you live on a military base! UGH! Piper even commented that Im NEVER this spacey. Then I noticed I was getting nauseous really easily, especially in the car....oh, jeez! Im late!

So, on the night Piper and I were going to celebrate Valentines Day, I had Piper check the oven for me while I got ready...where I had placed a hamburger bun with a positive pregnancy test in it. Thats right. We had a "Bun in the Oven!"

Baby is growing well! We will find out what "# 3" is in about a month, and Piper is PRAYING for a penis! I think another girl might put him over the edge! ;-)

I will keep everyone posted on new developments. Not a lot of excitement to report yet, but everyone is happy and healthy and that is all that matters! :-)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
    John 3:16

Friday, April 2, 2010

Raising a Sensitive Soul

I have been thinking a lot lately about my little darling, Ashlynn. She is my sensitive soul. She cries when her friends have to leave. She likes her Disney/Fairy tale characters at a safe, 100 yard distance. She sleeps on the couch to be closer to my bedroom. And she is TERRIFIED of the idea of having ANY kind of holiday character under the same roof as her!

This has been making holiday "merriment" a challenge for me, and quite honestly, I've been getting mighty frustrated. The last Santa picture I have of Ash is from when she was 6 months old. We have told her Santa leaves her gifts in the garage, NOT under the tree, so he isn't anywhere near her bed. More recently, I have explained to her that the Easter bunny is in fact a tiny rabbit, NOT the big dude in the suit at the mall. Whose afraid of a tiny bunny rabbit, right? We shall see....

Lets just say holiday "folk lore" isn't as easy in my house as it is in others. But, upon further reflection, I've decided to take it as a challenge. I certainly don't want to take any of the excitement away from the younger kids, but I am DYING to hang onto that magic for Ashy. And If I have to bend over backwards to do it, so be it :-)

Let's see how this year goes ;-)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Weekend with the Girls...

I am blessed. Blessed to have a husband who, VERY bravely, took on both girls for an entire weekend so I could take a girls weekend with my mom, my best friend, Janel, and HER mom, Cheryl, to Seattle.

We spent Saturday and Sunday shopping, eating, meeting up with family and old friends, and enjoying some much needed peace and quiet!

My favorite part of Seattle is ALWAYS the market! We took my mom to the first Starbucks EVER! Our coffee (and tea) lovin' minds were blown :-) The flowers and produce were beautiful as always. LOTS of tulips this time of year. And some amazing daffodils. I love daffs. One of my all time favorite flowers :-)

Lots of fun. Lots of giggling. Lots of wine (for some of us, anyway!)

I cant wait to do it all again!

Here are a few photo highlights:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tiny Belles Takes the Baby Fair!

Last weekend, Janel and I took our little shop, Tiny Belles Boutique, to the 2010 Baby Fair here in Spokane! And what a success it was! Not only did we sell quite a few of our newborn tutu sets and boutique hair bows, but we debuted our new line of hand stamped necklaces!

We hope to do it again this fall at a few local craft fairs! And please visit the shop to see all our new improvements!!