Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A pearl of great price

I don't know how many of you know about this site but I feel compelled to tell you about it. I happened upon it after searching through some blogs about trisomy 18. I would much rather prefer that our friend was carrying a healthy baby girl, but unfortunatly baby Olivia has challenges that only a miracle would solve. Our God is faithful and I am cleaving to the fact that his word says that HE has a plan and it is for GOOD.

So in the interium I found this site.------>HERE

It was the only website that I could find that offered help to those who choose to follow God's plan for their babies lives.

Apparently those who choose to carry a baby with less than perfect odds of being "perfect" are rare. I pray specifically for those of you who have chosen to do the right thing. I pray that God covers your choice with his love and comforts you with his Holy hand. And I pray above all that you never lose hope. That you know that God can choose to heal your babies but can also choose to heal them by bring them to himself. Oh what a day! When you can see your babies fully healed! When you can hold them in your arms and know that the Lord and Creator has restored what was once held within you.

So this is why I choose to tithe to string of pearls. I tithe to them in the name of baby Olivia. Without her...I wouldn't have a clue that such an organization existed. Blessings to you!


My Family from

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


The boat

The plan

The dream upgrade(top 5 demonstrators only!)

Monday, April 27, 2009

There is nothing greater...

than a two year old in a tu tu!!!!

Real Me Monday-Car Edition

yep...even my car has clutter!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Birthday Party Recap!

Here are a few from Kendell's birthday party yesterday evening! As you can see she had quite the time opening the presents and enjoying the time spent with her family!

In our house...there is a rule. Stay on the carpet while the birthday girl opens the gifts! The "non" birthday girls are always trying to steal the thunder!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Man...I love this blue eyed beauty! Happy 2nd Birthday Kendell Seana!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Say WHAT??????

{{Weekly Wrap Up}}

This week has been great! Sean was home all week and we still had the usual soccer practice/game to attend. In addition to the "usuals" we celebrated Kendell's birthday with Sean's parents and gave her a new bike!

Here are Kellyn and Kiara making the cake for Kendell's celebration! Yummy Mississippi Mud Cake!

Here are a few pictures from the park! It was finally nice enough to spend some time outside!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, April 21, 2009



I've been tagged by Hollie and Stephanie in a little game called "Eights".

8 things I am looking forward to:

1. Hitting my 100% for my cruise.
2. Going away with Sean to Galena in a few weeks.
3. Summer!!!!!
4. Gardening.
5. Being out of debt.
6. ANAHEIM, Mickey Mouse and Convention!
7. Working this weekend!
8. Kyle coming home.

8 things I did yesterday:
1. took my antibiotic
2. changed Kendell's diapers
3. read some of "The Shack"
4. worked on hostess packets
5. caught up on my work from being sick.
6. listened to Kyla read
7. watched the baby team play with the Dora house
8. watched tv with Sean.

8 things I wish:

1. I wish the kids were in bed :)
2. I wish my husband didn't have to work so much.
3. I wish Kellyn didn't have to wear glasses.
4. I wish summer felt closer.
5. I wish I didn't have strep.
6. I wish Samson could neuter himself...
7. I wish people weren't so full of themselves and MEAN!
8. I wish it didn't bother me when they were.

8 shows I watch:

1. The View
2. Oprah
3. Medium
4. Jon and Kate plus 8
5. A baby story
6. Greys Anatomy
7. Private Practice
8. House

8 people I tag:

1. Leah
2. Tara

I think all the rest of my "peeps" have been tagged...Zach if you are out can be tagged too! :)

Praying for Stellan right now!

You can go HERE to see why we are praying!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Real Me Monday!

Here is yet another installment of "real me monday!". I didn't post last week...not because there wasn't anything REAL going on...but because Sean took my camera to Toledo on accident.

So to make up for the lost week I give you the REAL ME!!!!!

Here is my closet!

And to prove that I am passing this along to my are their closets as well!!!!!


These are a few of the ideas that I have either had or have loved lately!

This is baby Tayler's new wall! It is green tea, electric pink flowers and bubblegum lettering.

I put this on the floor in front of the head table at the Madsen wedding.

This was on the right hand side of the head table on the wall of the Madsen wedding.

This wasn't my idea...but it was certainly eye catching! I loved the layering and overall makes me dream of warmer days to come! :)

This was on the left hand side of the head table at the Madsen wedding. Colors are electric pink and sage green.

This is not my idea either but I thought it was a great way of grouping the same design to make it look like more traditional.

This is one of the customer freebies. I thought it was a great way to use this. These buckets are easy to find and are usually pretty inexpensive. You could even spray paint a bucket with high gloss paint and use it for an ice bucket!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Soccer has begun!