Monday, February 23, 2009

Fun Giveaway

Ladies this is an awesome giveaway. My sweet friend Martha has started her own business and she makes...well go see for yourself! Please take a few minutes and read how and why she has started this business.

Just a little background on how I know her. Martha and I were neighbors in P-cola! (YAY for Hatch Rd!) She is such a Godly woman, an awesome wife, a rockin' momma, superb military spouse and she is a total blessing to anyone who knows her. So I hope that you stop by Dressed Up Dots and show her some love!

Plus let me know what you think? I have one and I love it!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bag Tag

My friend Lauren tagged me in the following game. Its actually quite fun so play along!

Here are the rules:

1. Post a picture of whatever bag you are (using) today - not last weekend when you and your hubby went out to that fabulous restaurant. (that would be McDonalds for those is us here in Minot!) No cheating!!!

2. Tell us how much it cost. This is a no-judgment zone -- there will be no ridiculing or eye rolling here. (Whatever! Judge all you want! Purses are necessities like food and water!) And, if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I'd love to hear it.

3. Now tag some fellow bloggers and link back to this post so people know why you are posting pictures of your bag.

So here it is! My current favorite purse (actually its my diaper bag)!

Ok, so I think I paid about $65.00 and its from Pottery Barn Kids.


Butt Paste


2 bottles of children's Tylenol

some random booklet from a Disney dvd

Diaper changing pad

feminine products

burp cloth

diaper disposal bags

Makayla's immunization record

Dooney & Burke cell phone case/wallet

blue ink pen

Lancome lip gloss

Lancome lipstick

Baby Kisses lip gloss


change of clothes for Makayla & Josiah

5 diapers

3 pacifiers

3 pacifier holders

package of wipes

receipt from the pizza place here on base

pair of socks for Makayla

pair of shoes for Makayla

hat for Makayla

Okay, so now I tag my friends Audra, Karie, Tiffany and Martha to play!

Monday, February 16, 2009

So much to post!!!

WOW! That is the only thing that comes to mind to express the last week. The week all started with my friend, Karie and I throwing a Valentine's party for some of the neighborhood kiddos. I would love to post some pictures of that, however the only appropriate picture would be of Karie and I PULLING our hair out. We had these great plans to read some stories, do a great craft, decorate cookies and play a couple of games. Well lets just say the craft was awesome but took all of 3 minutes and then the cookies were decorated and EATEN! in about 3 minutes so we have used all of maybe 10 minutes. So that left Karie and I with 5 children and not a lot left for them to do.

However the one thing that both Karie and I took away from this situation was wait until all the children are 5 or older! Secretly I would do it again for those kiddos anytime ;) Here is a picture for the craft that the kids made for their moms.Now on to Makayla...she is quite the little talker. In the past week Makayla has begun talking and communicating not just with Joe and I but also with Josiah. This is very exciting for Josiah, he is so fond of Makayla so now talking to her brightens his day. He not only talks but he sings a beautiful song to her...

Makayla Grace,
has such a lovely face.
If you wait a while,
she'll flash a smile!

The lyrics are courtesy of both mommy and daddy. We now have a family song for both the kids and its really cute to hear Josiah sing to Makayla. Stay tuned for a video of that!

Makayla also is enjoying her tummy time and basically any of her play time. Here is a little glimpse for you:

And some pictures too:

This one is for Aunt Bobbie and Uncle Rik!

Makayla has made her own schedule and it's great!!! (sorry to all of those who are currently not as lucky.) She now sleeps through the night and goes to bed between 1930-2030. So finally I am getting my nights! A full night sleep does wonders for a mom of an infant and a very active 3 1/2 yr old. So THANK YOU Makayla! And THANK YOU LORD!

Now on to Josiah, he is such a wonderfully active little man. Not only does he have an awesome imagination but he is really a joy to teach and talk to. He now has become quite good carrying on conversations. Josiah has a very good self esteem and that was shown when one afternoon he was going out with Daddy and I quote..."Daddy, I'm AWESOME!" Then just a couple of days later we were walking into the squadron and Josiah said, "Daddy you're soo AWESOME!" (BTW this was said in front of some of the guys Joe works with. I think Joe grew about 5 inches taller when Josiah said that!)

So a few of you all have asked how I keep Josiah busy during these LONG winter days. Well I think the more appropriate question is how does Josiah keeps me busy? Last week we had another winter storm, this one did not bring as much snow as the others (what's the count now 50"?); however, it brought days of dangerous winds and serious blowing snow. Translation: we must stay in doors. So we built Radiator Springs! Well at least Josiah's version.

Check back tomorrow for the rest of the story...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happenings @ 104 Glacier

As you all know we have some very talented children. Josiah has taken a real liking to singing at Joy School so we decided to purchase a small karaoke machine. Josiah has a natural ability to sing and of course dance around. At Joy School we have found that music time is more FUN with microphones so here we go...

I have also been busy working on my friend Katie's baby shower. It was a lot of fun planning and then celebrating the now here baby Nathan Michael. (Born just this morning!) She is a really precious friend and a wonderful neighbor.I want to share with you my first diaper cake! I made this with 100 #1 diapers and some ribbon. Then I doctored it up with some really cute baby toys, butt paste, washcloths and this awesome "Super Baby" Christmas ornament. I am actually pretty proud this was not to difficult but it was a labor of love!
Well then that brings me to Makayla Grace...she has grown and changed so much in the last couple of weeks. (I'm pretty sure that I have said that before but really I mean it!) Now she is able to hold her head up on her own and sit in her Bumbo seat! (Pictures of that will be added soon.) Most recently she has been carrying on conversations with us. She has also mastered melting our hearts with her BEAUTIFUL smile. I am really enjoying all of this however I think its going way to fast for me.

At dinner the other night we were able to capture these precious pictures of Daddy and Makayla Grace. I really love to see little baby hands with her Daddy's hands. God's amazing creation is so prefect. Who could ever deny this?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mega Machines

Last week I glanced out my front window and thought I was watching Discovery Channel's Mega Machines. There have been more than a few things that I have seen/witnessed here that I never in my wildest dreams thought existed. Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think?

You are watching a giant snow-blower blowing the snow into a dump truck. Then they will drive the snow across the base and dump it. After they collect the snow in the truck then the giant plow would come by plowing our "sidewalks" clear. (Funny thing is our street doesn't have sidewalks. So they just kept plowing and plowing until they were half way in my yard!) So then the snow-blower would come back and repeat the process all over again until our street was clear.

Here are a couple of additional pictures: