Sunday, February 9, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Recently I started putting together my Trim Healthy Mama cookbook, again. I had started one but wasn't happy with it. So I started all over. I'm much happier with this one. It's more colorful :-)
And since it's been FREEZING outside Rosie and I have enjoyed some cuddle time on the couch drinking coffee (or as Rosie calls it "Pock-key" which rhymes with Hockey). Actually we are enjoying THM's Bulletproof Coffee with is seriously delicious and nourishing.
A couple weeks ago one of my children was heard saying this:
"Hey Rosie is almost 3. That's old enough to start drinking coffee" and that sums up how early we start them out here :-/
Tonight my handsome husband invited me out to dinner with him. We went to town and met a friend of his. Now if you know my husband, you know he doesn't have "friends" (not counting you Adam) and not in the Sherlock Holmes BBC way of not having friends (cause he's incredibly odd) but rather Green Eyes enjoys being with his beautiful family and wonderful wife
I was honored to meet such a friend. Have you ever noticed that you can tell a lot about a person by his friends? The funny part about Green Eye's military friends is that they know him, my husband of nearly 27 yrs, in ways I will never know him. That always intrigues me. So as we enjoyed our Mexican dinner and the conversation of catching up took place I did something I almost never do when in company, I sat quietly and listened. Just soaking up their friendship, history and genuine concern for how their lives have been since they were deployed together in Afghanistan.
That was my day today. Filled with snippets of wonderfulness from sun up, when Rosie climbed in bed with me announcing "pee pee Mama" all the way to tonight as I sit here under five layers of blankets nice and warm.
Enjoy the last bits of winter cause Spring is around the corner!
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I have had the pleasure of listening to Rosie read to me lately. She “reads” her favorite book over and over. I soak it in. Rosie says “gween shurt, wed shurt, yellow shirt OOPSIE!” She says that last word with all the excitement and laughter a 2 yr old can muster :-) I love it!
Rosie took a little longer to talk than the others. I remember delighting when she finally said “Mama” in the middle of the night, instead of just crying for me. Now she can tell me all sorts of words. It’s beautiful to this Mama. She’s beautiful.
(1st two photos compliments of Gracie)
As I was explaining to my husband the other day that I have quirks, as though he didn’t already know, I noticed that my sweet children have their own quirks. All delightful and lingering in my heart. One of Rosie’s quirks is an odd obsession with wearing a skirt, every day, all day.
This is the most recent skirt I made for Rosie. She loves it! I made it from an old blouse. I just cut the arms off and sewed up the middle.
She makes it look so fun ♥
Rosie is getting ready to turn three. That amazes me. Dare I relive her birth story? :-/ Maybe not. I think I like her much more now than when she was trying to be born ;-) haha!
Dear Rose, you only get sweeter, with lots of sweetness training that is ;-)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Yummy cuppie cakes. Homemade frosting. Swirling it on. I told the girls as I was putting the frosting on, “I have never done this before. This is so fun!”
As you can see, Granton dressed up again. He was my frosting helper :-) Everyone wants to help Mama when they know they can lick their fingers when they are done ♥
Making these little “pooh-isms” was just as much fun as frosting the cuppie cakes.
And here he is, all snuggled up, Sterling Aric :-)
Hayley received so many adorable baby gifts. This was one of them. A beautiful quilt made by one of the young ladies in the church.
Cute little towels and lots of diapers and wipes.
Hayley is doing really well and feels great!
Grandma, Hayley & Sterling, Nana
I think baby showers are the greatest. Sweet little baby. Happy Mama. Lots of encouragement and support. Even some yummy meals to take home and pop in the freezer for later. Completely blessed!
Friday, January 24, 2014
Today is my day. It’s my birthday. It’s a happy day.
The girls decorated with Hello Kitty. I love Hello Kitty. Not as in I want little figurines but more I love plates, cups, notebooks, erasers (their old yummy smelling erasers), pencils, cups. You know, fun stuff.
My Gracie girl made me this beautiful jewelry. So pretty!
I invited a very handsome little man to my party. He dressed up just for me.
Love him so!
Rosie wore her dress up shoes.
And tried to wear a smile all day. Sweetness training all around ♥
This is a little skirt I made her. I just love it. It’s soo Rosie :-)
Wonderful surprises in the mail from a dear friend. Wish you were here to sip some tea.
My very crafty mother-in-law,made me this beautiful mini skirt. Isn’t it cute? I’m teasing her. It’s a table runner but I figure since I’m getting older I should branch out and try new things ;-) haha!
A beautiful mug from my husband.
Today I am 45. It’s the best age! I am loving my 40’s and it just keeps getting better.
It’s a time to enjoy, soak up and love.
And to smile. You can always find a reason to smile. Today is not only my day but all those that celebrate it with me. You make up part of my smiles every day. With your emails, letters (love you pen pals!), kind words, encouraging notes and prayers.
But especially my Handsome Green Eyes and my beautiful children.
You are a treasure beyond words. Thank you for loving me and making my day so special ♥
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Life is messy with little ones running about. And they do run, not walk. Half the time they are an animal and either stomping like a dinosaur or making tiger noises. Rosie is a kitty when she’s an animal and always purring so sweetly. Granton is the dinosaur, usually chasing Rosie :-)
A peek inside our schooling. Each child takes a turn on the computer doing their math. It’s Gigi’s turn over by the window. Grace does all her school work on her computer. Do you like Gracie’s hat? That’s Sock Monkey Herman. Yes, she named him. See, we name everything here in our home and we like it that way.
Two of Rosie’s treasures right now. Her polka dotted cup, which we both LOVE, and her Blue Hat, Green Hat book. She can “read” the entire book to me and it’s hilarious!
Rosie’s favorite blankie. She must have this to sleep with. She has had it since birth. A gift from my Mom. She loves to run her fingers through the frilly edges. She’s done that for almost as long as she has had it.
This was a little blizzard we had last week. The wind was blowing so hard, kicking all the snow up, so of course my girls had to go out in it.
Little toys that were left out got a sprinkling of snow.
Can you see it? The snow is flying by sideways.
This was a little yummy I tried this week. Lots of greens! I used spinach instead of parsley.
After I mixed it all up I smelled it….bad idea. I should have just gobbled it down. But since I was little I have made it a rule to never put any food or drink into my mouth that smells bad. Well this didn’t necessarily smell bad but it sure didn’t smell tasty :-) Sooo, I added some lemon juice, an orange and bit of Truvia.
That hit the spot. I liked it with the orange and will give it a go another time. It’s called the Ginger Cucumber DETOX Juice.
Pure sweetness ♥
Friday, January 17, 2014
Sterling Aric Wade Kerschner has arrived! He was born Jan 17th, weighing 5lbs 3oz & is 19in long.
Auntie Gladys and I (Nana) drove out to get our hands on this lil’ fella! Oh he’s sooo cute!
He warmed right up to me.
He is sooo tiny. My smallest baby was a bit over 8lbs so this is dinky to me.
Can you see how tiny he is? Every inch of him is adorable!
He is a bit small and 3 weeks early so they are watching him closely. So far so good.
My dtr~in~love made this adorable hat he is wearing. It fits him perfectly.
I can tell he likes me
Here is Daddy, our oldest son. Look at how young he is!
So what do we call him? We all have our own name for him. You see, they were going to name him “Aric” (pronounced “Eric”) then changed it. Well, by the time they had him I had gotten use to calling him “Aric” and it’s sort of stuck in my mind that way. John (Papa) got impatient (playfully) waiting on them to decide what they would call him and announced “I’m calling him Lil’ John”. Grace loved the name “Aisen” so that’s what she calls him. Aren’t we an odd bunch!? haha! You should hear what we call all our special blankets. What? You don’t name all your blankets? That’s a post for another time I guess.
Thank you for your prayers. My dtr~in~love is doing well and says this is the best she’s felt after delivering a baby. Praise the Lord!