Monday, November 28, 2011


So good. I needed this today, and hope it buoys you up too. :)

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Monday, November 21, 2011

de cluttering the house

So a few weeks back, I realized belatedly that my sister Miriam invited us to New Mexico for Thanksgiving! And all looked well and good to go, so we accepted. We also planned to see Dustin's brother and his wife on the same trip. Happiness ensued, and it was great fun planning for this trip. 

Then our car had troubles. 

First, I needed new tires. They were quite baldy, and the weather was getting winterish. So new tires were bought. And then other things kept needing attention on the car. Bit's were breaking and misbehaving. (By the way, we bought this car, the vee dub, so that we could stop having to fix things all the time. We've already spent way more on fixing the vee dub than we spent TOTAL on the little hot rod. Boo!) And so, we could no longer go on said trip. boo hoo. But Dustin still had the whole week off! 

So so so, what to do?! De clutter, of course! It might sound unfun to you, but it is quite refreshing. I thought it would be a bit sucky, but it's not! Last week I took a whole car load of stuff to the DI. We've cleared out so much stuff we haven't used, or aren't going to use. I always feel bad when we don't do fun stuff when Dustin has time off, but not to worry. We're going shooting on Thanksgiving, and that is always always fun times. Hope your week is going well. :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

He loves me

They other day while Sarah was napping, Miaya and I were doing things around the house and chatting, and I asked her about her best friend, Jared. (Her words, the whole best friend thing.) And she was telling me he didn't like it when she was friends with other people. He sounds a bit possesive if you ask me. hahahahahaa. OH my. But anyway, so she was telling me sorts of fun things they do together at preschool, and then she looks at me and smiles and says "He loves me" all serenely. Ugh. Like it was the most natural thing in the world. It IS the most natural thing in the world to love Miaya. hahahaha. But for him to love her blew me away. And made me chuckle.

Sarah is a very sensitive girl. We are slowly but surely getting lots of opportunities to learn this. The other day she was sitting in my lap while I was on the computer. When I looked at her, she was sucking her thumb. I've never seen her do that, so I asked "What are you doing?" I thought I was using a normal voice, but apparently I wasn't, because her bottom lip poked out, and she got all sad, and teary eyed! I was like "Oh, you're not in trouble or anything, I was just surprised." And she still wouldn't smile. Her tender little feelings were all hurt. It was really sweet and cute. hahahahahahaaha.
She's also very expressive in general. Especially verbally. When she was born, the nurses and doctors commented that she had a set of lungs on her. I was like whatever, she's just crying. hahahahha. They were right. hahahaha. The other day she wandering around the house saying "Why?!" at the top of her lungs. (kind of dramatically hahahha) For no reason at all except that she liked to say it. It was awesome.

Oh what fun to have daughters. hahahahaha. Love them.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

This is what our house looked like when we bought it.

It is true. This was our house. I didn't think it was that bad. It was pretty bad. I mean, carpet in the kitchen?

And this carpet is pretty wild too.

And the wall paper?

And a random planter box right by the front door.

Dustin always hated this wallpaper. I loved it. hahahahaha! The hallway stuff, not the other stuff.

And so, at some point I'll show you all the great stuff we've done to this here house. Okay? okay.

the Growing Up girls

Children grow. We all grow. It is all a part of this lovely experience we are having called life. My children, my daughters, are so lovely, it is humbling for me. I love to see their wonder as they experience things for the first time. I love to watch them grow. Even though it seems to go so quickly.

Miaya, who I swear I just gave birth to, is constantly making lists of what she wants to be when she grows up. Today it consists of: a doctor, a librariam (that's how she says it and I love it), a firefighter, a dancer, and just added: an island princess. I hope she gets to be all of those things.

And Sarah, who has grown like a weed before my eyes, is not only walking with confidence, but running! And chattering away, and repeating things we say to her. And singing, and dancing, and didn't we just bring her home from the hospital the other day??

My babies are little girls now, and before I know it they will be young women, and then young wives, and then young mothers. How grateful I am to be able to be a part of it all. I am blessed.