Tuesday, November 22, 2011

So I've Been Thinkin'

No, I'm not pregnant and I won't be really any time soon. But I can say... with excitement... that I do want to be pregnant again. Well, more like I do want to have another baby someday! And... thinking of another baby makes me think... I would like A girl, if I got my choice. However, this thought FREAKS my husband out because he is afraid of having to pick up the pieces... of me... if I don't have a girl. But I told him I really would not be crushed to find out we are having a boy, or even a boy and a girl... but I might have a hard time adjusting if I find out I'm having two boys again. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE my boys and ADORE having twin boys... but I'm just not sure if another set of boys would be my first choice.

So with all of that being said... our good friends from out east are visiting for a while and they spent the night last night. They have two darling children... one being chubby a 5 month old... you guessed it... LITTLE GIRL! And, I fell in love... and have been dreaming. Here are some of the things I have been dreaming about...

Sweet girly clothes!

Seriously?! Grandma Cookie is going to be busy knitting!!

How fun is this?! That is the thing about being a mom with a little girl. Just like a dad with his son, you kind of get to re-live your childhood with them! :)

Isn't she sweet?! And how fun to have TWO older brothers to protect you!?

So... this might be going a little far when it comes to the re-living your childhood thing. But so fun!

I mean... come on!

So, that is what I have been thinking! But don't worry. I am not baby crazy... yet! :) I am just so happy to be ready-ish. I praise God that He has seen me through the past year and a half and the seasons of doubt and longing. I was scared before, and I am happy to say my fear is gone, and for that reason alone I am happy. There are many things I desire the second time around... that I may never get... natural birth, being able to see and touch my baby after birth, nursing in the first three months, going home with my baby and not leaving them at the hospital, etc, etc... but more than anything I am so thankful that I have TWO happy, healthy, strong babies already?! So really, what more could I ask for?! But... I am excited... and hopeful. And that is fun! :)

Monday, November 21, 2011


So I apologize for not updating lately and for not having many new pictures... I just haven't taken any new pictures lately! But I will soon hopefully. So here are some from Grandma Cookie's camera to tide you over!

Who knew? A dog kennel is a great toy!



These boys sure keep us busy... but they are so much fun!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Etc... Etc...

Here is a little peak at hour home... we have been under construction, well since the moment we moved in last December of 2009. The house we bought is a foreclosure on Lake Hayward, and needed lots of work. But it has been a really fun project to work on. Here is a little before and after of part of the backside that faces the lake. (We used to call it the A&W house... brown with BRIGHT orange shutters and doors!)

And after! It still needs lots more work. We are thinking of redoing the roof with black shingles and then we need to paint the facia white and finish the deck and railing. But there is a difference as far as before and after still! :)

I have lots more of before and afters of the inside I should put up!

Moving on to current updates on the boys...

They are so busy! And so fun! Have I mentioned that I LOVE being a mom? Well... I do!!! They are so fun to be around and just are hilarious to watch together. Here are a few pics of the boys helping Dad work!

Luke and Dad above and Max and Dad below!

Monkey! We didn't really do the Halloween thing, but I did have this costume in our closet and had to just try it one them! So cute!!!


Caleb's dad side of the family does a reunion every October in Indiana. We had missed it the last two year and were so looking forward to seeing everyone this year!!! It was so fun to have the boys finally meet everyone and to be able to catch up on life with all the family. Unfortunately I below are the only pictures I got! The boys riding horses with thier cousins! I'm hoping to get some pictures from the other family members!

It was so great to see everyone! We really miss them and wish we could see them all more often. It is such a unique and special bond between that family and it is just amazing to spend time with everyone! I feel so blessed to be apart of their family. Now... MY family too!

Also, I have to mention that the boys did amazingly well traveling! I could not believe it! We took the 12 hour trip in two chunks both ways. We just thought it would be better on us and the boys. So both on the way down and back we left in the afternoon, drove 6 hours, stopped and got a hotel, and then traveled the other 6 hours the following day. Made it fun and felt more like a vacation! (Couldn't believe I got my husband to splurge on a hotel twice!) But I still could not get over the fact that the boys never really cried or fussed. They slept quite a bit and if they weren't sleeping they would look at books, play with toys and sing with their Dad to some crazy songs we found on satalite radio! I was about ready to go crazy, but they were having fun! Overall, it was a wonderful trip and I'm happy to know that my boys can travel if they really have to!

Ok... sorry... have more new pictures to get up soon but I'm in a hurry and I knew I had to get a post up quick before I got any more threats from Aunt Kathy and Sue! :) (he he!) I will even try to get a picture of me on here in my cute new hat from my aunt!