Let them be little

Let them be little


Want to SHOP.

I am sitting here trying to fight the temptaion to go see what kinds of Early Bird deals I can get in to. Some stores are still advertising great deals today, and I am so curious!! Shopping on Black Friday is not actually fun to me, unless you go super duper early and get things that are actual deals. By the afternoon, I was finding that most things were just as much as they normally are, so it wasn't worth the lines. Last year, I scored a $50 sewing machine, but this year found nothing I wanted, and surely don't need.

Thanksgiving this year was awesome. We were able to see lots of family that we don't normally see, and that is always nice. I love my family! And I am SUPER THANKFUL.




"O taste and see that the Lord is GOOD." -Psalm 34:8
I have tasted and see that the Lord is GOOD. Without Him, none of what I HAVE or experience would satisfy or bring me peace. And peace and contentment I often crave.

It bugs me so much when someone says something SO RUDE and inappropriate, and says, "Well, I'm just being honest." I do believe there is a time and place for honesty, I do. Sometimes it is so good. But, there is also a time to hold your tongue. Mostly, I am talking about someone talking about someone else. In my case today, I shared some simple honesty about recent frustrations, not about a person at all. Just life. To my husband, who is the MOST understanding and genuinely compassionate person I know. He gets me I think. God knew what He was doing when he matched us together.

I am frustrated over the simplest of things, like, not having a place to put Annabelle's toys and THINGS, or a play room. Goodnight, that's silly. It's one of those things you don't want to say out loud, because you are truly and wholeheartedly GRATEFUL for what you have, but you may sound so ungrateful. Here's a little more honesty: I also would love to go shopping. And buy cute fall outfits. I would like to FEEL settled in a home.( I have not felt settled in this home since we moved her over a year and half ago) I hate how unorganized I feel. I want fake nails. I felt really chubby today. I want a bigger house. I don't FEEL like being nice to a someone who was SO AWFUL to me. I love TV. I am a sucker for America's Next Top Model and that Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader show. I like wine and beer. I am super excited about Breaking Dawn. There, SIMPLE honesty.

ANYWAY, I have major baby fever. There it is again. Honesty. I do. I have for a while. A friend of mine had her baby this week. Another (many others) are pregnant. Whew. It scares me to have another baby, or to get pregnant, but another one of those things I KNOW will be a blessing and a gift.

Welp, Have a great weekend. I am sorry there are no pictures. It requires me downloading and uploading and waiting, and I wasn't in the mood tonight. I love that girl. I love her tagging along at my feet all day. ;)

Oh, and I love Pinterest!


Pink Petal White.

Pink Petal White is the color I chose today for Annabelle's almost finished piece of furniture. I have come home a few times this week with primer and paint stuck under my nails and on my arm hairs. It's coming together.

With an 18 month old, it is hard to find time to do all the things you want to do. I was feeling like a failure as a wife, homemaker, and momma this week. I looked at my TO DO list, and had to really prioritize it. I LOVE having Annabelle at my feet all day, I really do. I understand that she is my first priority when I am at home. BUT, gosh, there is so much I want to get done. ;) For some reason, I thought that the older they get, the less demanding they might be of attention. I don't know why I really thought that. But, it seems that little sweetie has gotten more demanding of momma, especially this week. She has been feeling icky, and every time she is a little cranky I wonder if it is teeth. She still has only 2 little bottom teeth, so I am on the lookout.

She had 2 ECI appointments this week. It makes me so proud when both our O.T. and the Developmental Specialist think Annabelle is and looks amazing. She has made so much progress in the last just 2 or 3 weeks it seems. I have to brag on her. She for sure knows the signs for: Eat, music, milk and pray. (and she may or may not have done the sign for "beautiful" the other day.) Our goal was to have 5 signs by the time she was 2! :) She also is 'trying' to say words like: Pray, Dadda, Pops, Duck, Dog, Bye Bye. We basically celebrate ANYTHING that sounds or looks like a word. She also drank some milk out of a sippy cup today. Big step. :) She is communicating and super duper responsive to so much more than she was just a month ago. I am so proud. She also wants to walk SO bad. She uses that little walker and just cruises all over. She can also waddle holding onto just one hand instead of two. Thanks for letting me brag for a minute. Now I'll boast with videos. :)

So, when Nana was here, she was teaching Annabelle some animal sounds. When it came to "Bunny", Nana wiggled her nose, and somehow Annabelle mimicked that as a little growl. SO ADORABLE. So, she has been doing that ever since. It's awesome.

ANNNNDDDDDD......Wagon time with silly daddy....


Nana also was able to give Annabelle her first little trim. It was pretty adorable, and Daddy was doing his best to entertain to keep little one still. Clearly, we only trimmed a little bit. But, it was probably still at least an inch or two. With the length of her hair, it is hard to tell.




I've lately been obsessed with THIS site. It's a before and after blog, mostly of furniture. I have been searching and searching Craigslist for the perfect piece of furniture for Annabelle's room. So, I found just what I wanted on Craigslist for 20 bucks! I have ideas for it, because obviously $20 for a piece of furniture needs renovation. :) I can't wait to post my own before and after pictures. It may take a while, and really I hope it works the way I hope. :)

So, Craig and I decided to try this diet we heard about. I gotta tell you, I wasn't motivated enough to commit, and I lasted till after breakfast. Craig followed the rules totally for 2 days, and was starving and tired. Diets are silly. I'll just do my best to help us eat better. :) If Craig wouldn't buy Halloween candy with NO intention of us turning the porch light on to pass it out, then maybe my evening munchies would be better, but I do love those mini snickers and twix! :)