April 30, 2012

Being Patient for Change

First I want to thank everyone for the well wishes.  I think I jinxed myself when I said I was getting over it.  It definitely wasn't done taking it's toll of me afterall lol.  I'm feeling MUCH better and I took the weekend to get some much needed rest so I can continue to feel better.

Lately D family has been doing some reevalution of some things in our life.
Do you ever feel like you just need a complete change with something/somethings in your life?  Then you realize that in order for that change to come, you need to put in the effort and work to make it happen.  And in doing all of that you realize that you just can't control everything and that some of it takes patience on your end.
That's what's happening with D family right now.  I'm not going to reveal too much but we are in desperate need of some big changes.  We are being proactive in trying to achieve these changes but it's proving to be a bit of a struggle.  Why can't we just control the universe when we need to? lol

Maybe I just need to keep persevering and learn to be patient.  Also, maybe take a cue from Noah and learn to just relax and enjoy the amazing aspects of my life and let God's will be.  I may not like the timing but I know that in the end, what's meant to be will be.

And let us not be weary in well doing:
for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
(Galatians 6:9)

April 25, 2012

I've Been Sick and Noah's Been Playing

I had dodged being sick so far this year until just a couple days ago.  My nose is raw, I haven't been able to breathe out of both nostrils at the same time, I feel like I can't hear very well, my head has been hurting, and sleep well that's something I've been missing for a few days.  BUT I was able to take some time off work and spend it with my men and I'm feeling MUCH better!  I am going to be lysoling everything in the house though lol.  My germaphobic hubby was so sweet too.  He helped me take care of Noah and do stuff I wasn't able to or should I say that I didn't feel like doing (laundry ugh!).  I just love him!
While I was home, Noah took over the living room with toys and stuff since mama wasn't feeling up to playing all day.  He's also had a tiny cold but still has been in such good spirits! 

Hope everyone enjoys their hump day and stays germ free!

April 21, 2012

Home Tour : Living Room

I'm finally getting a chance to give a little tour of the living room.  There's still some things I want to do to it but for the most part it's done for now. 

And lastly, my bay window which I'm still trying to spruce up somehow. 

Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

April 19, 2012

GREAT first swap!

I was recently in my very first swap, The Sweet Lady Liberty Swap, which was hosted by Amy from Bumble Bee Lane and Linda from COUNTRY PICKN'S was my swap partner.I had so much fun and I have to say I was completely spoiled! 

I was so excited when I got home this evening and saw that Andy picked up the mail and this package was here!

Look at all of this GREAT stuff!

Some delicious smelling bath salts, candle melt, and wax tarts.  I just love that star canister!

These americana print rag balls and the americana pillow.  These all will go PERFECT in my americana dining room!

Finally, this absolutely ADORABLE doll.  I just can't get over how much I love her!  I even found the perfect spot for her on my new favorite find.
Thank you so much again Linda for making my first swap so perfect, I love everything!  Also, thanks again to Amy for hosting this swap.  I look forward to many more swaps!

April 16, 2012

Family Photo Shoot

Good Monday Morning!

I mentioned that while we were in Ohio we had a family photoshoot with my sister and her family.  Since it's Monday and the beginning of another work week, I thought I'd share pictures from it because they cheer me up.  I can't wait to see all of them again in June! 

Beware, lots of pictures ahead! :)

The group!  The guy in the far right is who took all of these great photos.

My Beautiful Sis and Brother in Law

I Miss These Kids So Much!

My 2 Men!

We had this picture blown up on a canvas and we're giving it to my dad for Father's Day :)

Again, sorry for the picture overload but I can't help but smile when I look at them and think of how lucky I am to have these wonderful people in my life! :)

Have a great Monday!

April 12, 2012

Ohio Travels and Noah's 1st Easter

Hello There!
We just got back from our trip to Ohio on Tuesday and this is the first time I've had free time to post.  Lot's of catching up at work and unpacking at home.

The trip was such a great trip!  Noah did amazing on his first extremely long road trip.  We left super early so he would sleep most of the beginning of the drive.  Everytime I visit home, it feels less and less like home.  I guess it would since it's been 3 years since I lived there.  However, it's always nice to see family and friends.  Noah got to meet lots of new people too.  All in all we had a great Easter vacation.

Talking to the trees as we were driving on the highway and telling them some obviously funny stories.

He enjoyed being able to get out of his car seat and stretch his legs a bit at the rest stops.

Noah with Papaw Chuckie

And Mamaw Debbie

Oh yes and his little protector, Isabella

He met new people who's hair he could pull instead of mommy's

And of course one of my best friends and his adopted Aunt Shelly

Noah excited to see what the Easter bunny brought!

It's easy to say he was spoiled.  And so was I. I got that nice basket for the living room to put his toys in.

His favorite Easter gifts and his first chit chat with the bunny himself.

We got to see all of my aunts, uncles, cousins, my grandparents, plus many more throughout the trip.  But one of the highlights was getting to spend some quality time with my sister and her beautiful family. 

This is a sneak peak at a photo shoot we had at the flower garden in the park.  We had such a GREAT time!  We also got to spend a night with my sister and as I expected, we stayed up until the early hours of the morning catching up.
I also can't believe how big my youngest niece has got.  This was us in the morning as we were both getting ready and doing our makeup : )
Since I've been itching to do some crafts and since I've learned how to crochet but have yet to finish anything.  I made it my mission to make something.  Since her big sister and mom both have crochet blankets, I'm making her one in her favorite color, PURPLE.

This is the start of what I got done in the car on the way home.  I'm hoping to have it done by the time we go back in June for my friend's wedding. 

When I got home and checked the mail, the nice bowl I ordered from Amy at Bumble Bee Lane was in.
It's perfect for my homemade potpourri!  Thanks for shipping it so fast, I love it!

Now it's time to get back to work and start catching up on lots of reading!