Friday, February 26, 2010


Apparently the sun is reading my blog, at least someone is!
The sun is all its glory has decided to make an appearance today!  Even though all the weather reports called for cloudy, overcast and blah, blah, blah.

Its still a little cold to play outside so instead we...

 played shadows in the warmth of our home!  All the while enjoying the sun :)

Josiah enjoyed showing Makayla her shadow.  She wasn't too sure but she played along anyway.

We also had a little car race around the house.
Makayla definitely won that race!

Fond Memories

Dear Sun,

Please come back and never leave.  I know we are in North Dakota and its cold here even for you.  But as a Floridian who has been placed here against my will, I am asking BEGGING you to return!

I have a memory of what you look like, is this correct?  And as for my sunglasses I have renamed them my "white blocking glasses."  I no longer need them because you are so bright and beautiful, I need them for the blinding snow that stretches as far as the eye can see.  Please return so I can once again use my sunglasses to enjoy your beautiful views!

With love,
A vitamin deprived follower!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


A military wife's life is easier than you think. All you have to do is accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, bear the intolerable, and be able to smile at anything. ~ Anonymous

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WW-House Guest


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On a side note our friend's daughter was released from the hospital yesterday.  They still aren't sure what caused her illness.  But she is much better! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Endurance is my prayer for this week.

On Sunday just before midnight some friends called because their 2 month was being admitted to the hospital.  Oh, how we have been through our share of high fevers and unknown illness with our children.  So of course we said we would watch their 3 yr old.  I mean he is like one of Josiah's brothers.
I feel very blessed to have the means to help out friends who have actually become more like family.  Yesterday evening I got to spend a little time sitting with Elizabeth while John and Alicia took their son to get some dinner.  I was able to hold her and feed her and just love on her.  You forget as your children get bigger and older how dependent on you they were as small babes.  I just tried to imagine God cradling her and whispering that everything is going to be just right.  

I actually came home from the hospital feeling a little rejuvenated, tired still but feeling God's over whelming love nonetheless!
But this morning I just talked to Alicia and they are STILL waiting for the 24 hour blood cultures.  36+ hours after they were taken!  So I am not only praying for endurance for me with these rambunctious boys but for John and Alicia as they wait.  Waiting is never an easy game. 


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mommy and Me!

Mommy and Makayla
A visit to the museum at the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010


the weather. So it is true that moms get the cold last when everyone else feels fine.

Expect me with my stuffy head, runny nose, headache and nagging cough!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Watch me stack!

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Just Because

Just because my best friend is here to spend Valentine's Day with me :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

WW-Full Heart

Our family vacation!

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Monday, February 8, 2010


We had an uneventful yet very busy weekend!

Friday we enjoyed the company of Joe's Crew Dogs at the squadron for our "First Friday."  "First Friday" is exactly what it sounds like, all the families meet up at the squadron for the first friday of the month and hang out with food and fun!  Then we returned home for Joe and I to have a stay-in date.  It seems as though our babysitter is too busy this month for us to have an actual date so we had the next best thing!  Chinese take-out and the movie 17Again, I know we are behind on our movies but hey it was really cute.

So Saturday morning Joe and I got to working on stuff for our big move, its only 112 days away!  We started church hunting and house hunting, while we were doing so Josiah became very nosy.  What are you doing???  We decided to tell him, the conversation went something like this...
Me: Josiah, we are going to be moving in June.
Josiah: Are we moving our house?
Me: Not exactly, we are going to be moving to a new house thats really far from here and we are going to go to a new church and a new school.  We will be closer to all of our family, Grandma and Grandpa, and your Aunts and Uncles.
Josiah: I am going to miss our house.
Me: Well there is a Moe's and Chick-fil-a there.
Josiah: OK! Daddy there will be "Welcome to Moe's there!"

After all of that he was okay and we got back to work. 

I discovered on Saturday night that Makayla shares a love for food, that did not come as a surprise to us but what did is this...
Makayla does NOT like to have her meat cut off her ribs, she prefers demands to eat straight off the rib!

Last weekend Josiah and I started a project, I call it his "man box." He needed a place to put his watch, chap-stick and other misc man things.  So off to Hobby Lobby we went :)  We found a box and went home to start painting it.
And here is the finished project!

Which catches everyone up to Monday.  Today we went to the dr. fully expecting to hear that our children have ear infections and we were NOT disappointed!  They each have an ear infection and they're both blah however I did catch a very cute brother/sister moment of them watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse together.  What do you think?

Friday, February 5, 2010

A New Look!

Ok, so I have decided to give our blog a new look and I would love some recommendations for blog designers.

Who did you use and what do you love most about your blog?

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Yes, can you believe it there are a couple of things I love here in North Dakota!

We have a GREAT Mexican restaurant and we eat there often!

My house! Everything but the flooring.

My friends! We have made some friendships that will last the miles.

And this...

Frozen Fog! I know is sound kinda weird but its BEAUTIFUL!

Josiah and I think it makes everything look furry.