Friday, February 29, 2008


Does anyone else feel like we've been given an extra day? Isn't it great! I'd like to say I'm doing all kinds of productive things with my extra day, but so far, not so much. Instead, I'm just being grateful for so many awesome family, a good job, a comfy home, yummy food to eat, and all that great stuff.

Along these lines, we found a place to live starting in May and we're so excited. 3 bedrooms, a huge yard with apple trees, double garage, big basement for running kids, fireplace, dishwasher, and close to friends and family! Yay!

Enjoy your extra day and don't forget to leap for joy, even if your little boy is scribbling on the wall with pencil. (Which is where I just found mine!)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


This an original by one of my favorite mixed media artists. (I'm sure you can guess who I'm talking about.) And you also get a little glimpse into my not-so-tidy teaching studio/dining room. I hope you're all having a wonderful Wednesday!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Peace and Quiet.

This is the only time our house has peace and quiet!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

9 years.......

9 years ago today Derick and I were married and what a wonderful adventure it's been! The three most amazing days of my life so far have been the day I married my beloved husband, the day our sweet baby girl came into the world, and the day our energetic little boy joined the family! I am blessed!

Sorry about the lack of posts around here, I seem to be either feast or famine with my blogging. We've had a crazy week, the highlight being Derick's new job offer! New city, new house, new job, new's going to be an exciting spring for our family. On top of that we're preparing for Kindergarten Valentine's Day and some celebrating at home, all while trying to adopt a new gluten-free diet. Whew! No wonder I feel like I'm in a whirlwind! Happy Anniversary to us!

Friday, February 1, 2008


I have a definite love affair with hot chocolate (the good homemade kind with real melted chocolate and real cream....mmmmm), and I'm trying to redirect my passion towards something with a bit less sugar......enter herbal tea. I do enjoy a nice cup of herbal tea, Ember loves it too, so I thought we'd love it even more with a cute little tea set! I thought it was a good find for $5!