July 28, 2011

Oh, Boy

It seems as though everyday Colin learns or does something new. He continues to be pretty easy going. Although, he is starting to be bothered when Makenna takes things away from him. I guess that was bound to happen sooner or later.

Here is a list of a few of the things that Colin does that I don't want to forget. And I know that if I don't write/type them down somewhere I will never remember them 5 years from now let alone a month. So I deemed the blog the best place.

Here's to helping my memory.
  • The way he will answer almost any question you ask him with either "Doe" (aka No) or "Des" (aka Yes)
  • How you can almost always find him with at least one ball in his hand.
  • The way he follows Makenna around like she is the most interesting person to watch and imitate.
  • How he runs in place really fast when he gets super excited.
  • The way he enjoys cuddling when he is tired.
  • How He thinks he is older than he is. He tires to do things I would never think that a 14 month old would ever attempt to do and most of the time succeed at doing.
  • The way he tilts his head down towards his shoulder and makes a pathetically sad face when he gets into trouble.
  • How he screams at the top of his lungs with excitement when he sees something that he likes or someone he knows. The best way to describe the sound is image a 13 year old girl screaming because she sees a spider. Only he is overly happy.
  • How he attempts to play hide-and-seek. Basically this consists of following around the person counting and acting like he is helping find the people hiding. And when he finds you he just runs really fast in place and points.

July 25, 2011

Free Book

Today I found out that you can get a free copy of the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan.

I totally recommend the book. It challenged and inspired me at the same time. I would have to say that it has been by far the best book I have read it a long time. Please take the time to at least take a look at the book. I really don't think you will be disappointed.

Just click here to learn about how to get a free copy.

Oh and a big thanks to Money Saving Mom for the info.

July 11, 2011

Watching Daddy Mow

I really like this picture so I decided to share it with you.

July 7, 2011

Her First Set of Wheels

Makenna got her first set of wheels for Christmas from her Nana and Papa. When we first broke out her bike this Spring she was very eager to ride it but could not get the whole pedaling and looking where you are going at the same time down.

But over the last month she has really caught on. She is known to be timid sometimes. So I have learned that with Makenna you cannot press her to do something she is not ready or willing to do. (Case in point: No matter how much we try to convince her that fruit and ice cream taste good she has still yet to take a real taste of them) Some days she loves to ride her bike and will ride around our block with no hesitation. But other days she acts like she wants to ride her bike but yet will barely pedal and then usually ends up walking next to her bike and pushing it. Silly girl!

It has been fun to witness her learning to do something that seems so natural to me. I never really thought about how hard it is to learn how to ride a bike.

Needless to say, this Mama is proud of her little girl. Way to go Sweet Makenna Girl!


I love the faces Colin makes. He resembles his daddy so much. I even think Jared has given me that look many times.

July 5, 2011


It has been a successful day already.

I picked peas from the garden, while the kiddos picked up the apples that have fallen on the ground beneath our apple trees.

Makenna and I podded the peas while Colin (who has a cold and is getting a tooth and grumpy) watched some Baby Signing Time.

Makenna was great help.....really! When she got to the last pod she said, "More peas, mama". I told her in a few days there would me more.

July 1, 2011

I Got A Great Deal

Yep, I'm gonna toot my own horn for a minute.

I just received this dress (in a sea green color) in the mail yesterday.

Guess how much I payed including shipping?


Yes, I said that correctly. I only spent $22 on an awesome dress.

You may be wondering how that was possible. Well, here is the story. I saw the dress on Pinterest. Through a little searching I found the company who makes it. Then as I was looking through the clearance section on their website, I came across the dress. I saw the original price and decided not to get the dress, because lets face it I am a stay-at-home mom and I don't wear dresses on a daily basis.

So how did I end up with the dress. Well, I went back to the website to see what other dresses and clothes I could drool over. Then I saw it there in the bottom right hand corner of the homepage calling my name. It was a $20 coupon for new customers.

The rest is history. I registered as a new customer, waited a day to get my coupon code and ordered my dress.

Long story short thank you Pinterest, eShakit, and Janelle Willis (you gave me the $20 for Mother's Day) for my wonderful new dress.