Tuesday, March 31, 2009



Baby meet Babies???

Oh man...just when I thought I was doing good savouring the moments of my "babies" youth, I am reminded yet again just how old they are getting! Today I tool Grace and Kendell to visit baby Tayler for the first time. Grace didn't want to really hold Tayler for too long b/c she was very busy with her boys!(April's twin boys are 3 as well), but Kendell wanted to hold the baby the entire time! This was her first time holding a baby and it was so interesting to see just how mothering she was...she is my child who can find a baby doll in a strangers house in less than five minutes even if the baby doll was still wrapped under the christmas tree...((grin)). So here are a few pictures of our day!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Three important trips!

Well, Sean and I have been blessed beyond our imagination this year! For those of you who know us, you know that at certain points in our marriage we have had a rough time. Sean has been laid off three times during our marriage and by the grace of God, he has an amazing job with the most "security" he has ever had. Sean works really hard to be at the top of his game and it has paid off!!! In addition to Sean's hard work, I have been blessed to work for Uppercase Living and have the ability to earn a free cruise! That feels great...Sean and I have always wanted to go on a cruise and a free cruise...WAY BETTER!!! And..they pay for the airfare, tax and gratuties as well!!! This is a picture of the Holland America Eurodam, the boat that we will be on in January!

It's hard to believe that we will be back in Galena for the weekend soon! Sean and I were gifted with some travel money at Christmas and decided to book mothers day weekend away!

This is a picture of the hotel that we are going to stay at in Anaheim in July. I wanted to go to the Uppercase Living Convention for job training and to receive my awards in person, so when Sean got a bonus that covered the entire trip, and I knew we weren't going to go over budget to be able to go I was ecstatic!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tayler and Grace!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

She's here and PERFECT!!!

Here she is! Tayler Reese Menzel 7lbs. 14oz


Today my bestest bestest friend will get to meet her daughter!!! April is having Tayler via c-section at noon! I can't even begin to express just how grateful to God that I am for her ability to make it to term. When her boys were born at 27 1/2 weeks, I have to admit...things could have gone the other way. I don't know how receptive April would have been to anything regarding God had the boys not made it. And now...sometimes we talk about that time. When things could have gone the other way, when the outcome was unknown and about how much of a blur that was for her.

So today I pray that she feels the full extent of God's love for her. And I pray that God will open yet another door.

Have a great day!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Yes or No???

Do you like these??? I am not sure...I think I like them...but are they too disjointed?

Monday, March 23, 2009

A few more ideas!

Here are two more. This one is a fairly general but popular idea. The second one is something I made for my twins.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Here is an idea that I designed on our mydesign tool on my website. click products click mydesign tool

I would like this over my bed.

Monday, March 16, 2009

E-Mealz Anyone???


So, I want to you know about this??? SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH E-MEALZ MEAL PLANS

Basically it is a site which posts weekly meal plans for the store you want to shop at! It saves you money b/c you aren't buying more than you need and b/c you have a plan!

This isn't a free service. I paid 12.50 for 3 months of meal plans...(using code "Dave").

For someone like me...this is SO MUCH BETTER! Less time in the grocery store with the kiddos means MORE SANITY!!!!! Less time figure out meals means BETTER QUALITY MEALS!!!! really helps me get something that I loathe out of the way so I can move on to bigger and better things.

So, check it out. I don't know if you will think this is as good as I do...but it is probably worth looking at!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Thanks Kyle!

My brother Kyle can take any kodak moment and turn it into something that is...strange! I love how white the girls teeth are though...maybe I should bring this photo to the dentist for a recommendation???

Monday, March 2, 2009

The hard work is paying off!!!