Monday, October 24, 2011

IN the mail!

I <3 mail. Oh how I do so I was excited today when this arrived via my UPS man!

What that's some lazy cloth diapers..oh hell yes!

But holy poop we are having a 3rd kid! I am beyond scared. I keep having a reocurring dream where the baby is born with a  tooth...and weights 20lbs. Until then, i hope this baby decides that indeed it will weigh a normal weight, be healthy and most of all happy. I can do this and still be okay.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Have a nice day

It is the week before Halloween!!!

I love Halloween. I worked on kids costumes over the week and was getting it all wrapped up today because tomorrow it is time to party. (Our first of 5 celebrations). One of my favorite memories growing up was my Dad fighting with the sewing machine to make our costumes. Yes, my dad was the sewer in the family. My parents have a Kennmore machine with all metal parts it is like operating a robot.

Luis was sweet today and brought my sewing machine out and got it all set up and ready to go. So I was able to get most of Matias's owl costume finished which I am basing off of this idea. He is grey owl so I am re-purposing some left over IKEA fabric that I have. I also have added some spots of green, left over from random projects. In the end it turning out, however at one point most of the feathers were not straight but it was easy enough to patch right up.

Milli princess Leia costume is close to being done I just have to get her buns done and she will be ready to fight the dark side.

I will make sure to share pictures soon :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What I have read so far this month...

I have been wanting to keep forever, what books I have read though out the month. So alas here is what I have been reading as of late. I would rate this month so far as avg. I have not gotten one book that is a WOW book. I read the bittersweet book for book club, while I enjoyed the concept and the intro, the rest of the book pissed me off.  While I like the fist book Gail Carriger offered me, I ended up disliking the character by the second. This is the 2nd time I have read The Bargin and it is just as good as it was the first.  The second half of the month I will be taking on some more "serious reads" ;)

Family Fun

I admit that I took these pictures to  be our cute  fall pictures but alas my children make everything frantic. So we visited the "pumpkin patch" got some pumpkins and called it a day.

We have been working hard to simplify our life as of late and talking about how to make it all work.  I wish we could snap our fingers and make it all happen and work right. That we would be able to both be fulfilled in our work. This season in our life is intense, 3 children.  New jobs and expectations. I feel that God is continually building our faith story, growing our faith as he leads us though what is the next step. My hope is that though what feels like constant change we are able to make it though to the other side as better people and help our children make sense of this crazy world.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


With my new work schedule most people weekends are my work week. I am work Fri- Sun from 6pm to 2am. In most people's opinion that sounds horrible or maybe not worth it. To me it is amazing! I love having my week off and then weekend days. Let's face it when you have young children there is not alot of social life on the weekend's that happen after 6pm. We were able to enjoy the MN fallummer with pumpkin picking, church going. I was able to join some lovely women from church as well as some close friends to discus a book (and start of a book club).  It was great conversation and it felt nice to really "talk" about a book. I love reading, and having dialog about books, it was really nice to connect with other mom via books :)

Tomorrow I have a super special idea and in the off chance that anyone reads this mum is the word.

Baby update- I am 32 weeks pregnant which is crazy. This pregnancy is strangely comfortable. i think not knowing the gender of this baby had made me feel less connected with the pregnancy. We are still having a tough time picking a boys name so I am hoping that a name will magically present itself as a wonderful option.

that is all for now.

Monday, October 3, 2011

This is for real-Elmo

I love documentaries for this reason, in the end we are humans. Our ability to embody goodness is our ability to be human.

found via A cup of jo.