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Merry Christmas from Us!

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10 Months

The babies turned 10 months on the 10th! Camden Oh my little bear who had the worst reflux. Puked up everything. I thought I'd be feeding him bottles and purees until high school. No longer I tell you! This kid will only eat table food and usually only 2 bottles a day maximum! He loves his grilled cheese, his chunks of fruit, green beans, cheerios, eggs etc etc etc. Really anything. But he's kinda obsessed with the grilled cheese.  He just shovels it in. He's still sleeping amazingly, 6-7am wake-up 9am nap until about 10:30 1pm nap until just after 2 and bedtime between 6-7pm! Loves baths, his brothers, the cat, eating, crawling (yes he is actually crawling now and starting to pull himself up onto things!) and his mama. Dislikes diaper changes, clothing changes, not being held by his mama, toys being stolen from him, and his brothers leaving him behind. Christian He still likes to be spoon fed, but is doing awesome with table food. Usually only get 1 bottle in him a day. St


Disneyland If you know me, or have followed this blog for awhile you know we have a healthy obsession of Disneyland. This trip has been in the works for years. It was actually my parent's 30th Anniversary present, they wanted to take the entire family as their celebration. And also, my Dad retired at the ripe age of 55 the same summer, so this was a HUGE celebration! So, after years of planning and saving, my Dad, Mom, Sister, Brother-in-Law to be, Hubby, Kids and our close friends Curt and Lynette all went! We flew a direct flight (2 hours) to LAX at 6:00am in the morning, and the kids did perfect. The babies fell asleep and Jack just sat with "Nama" and looked out the window and snacked. No crying, no tantrums, nothing. Perfect. We hopped onto a Super Shuttle which dropped us off at the only hotel located IN the park. Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Day Spa We checked in, left our bags and headed right into the park for our first full day! We were in the park

Fill in the Blank Friday

Per my Aunt's request.....Fill in the Blank Friday!  :) 1.    My most favorite "little thing" is     baby giggles. 2.    I give anything to    fly back to Disneyland right now  . 3.   I can't believe    the babies will be ONE in 2 months....   . 4.  The one thing I'd like to achieve today is    my run . 5.   The last thing I want to do today is     hmm....I got nothin.  6.   If I were writing my own blank today, it would say: Who would you meet for coffee today if you could go with anyone? 7.   My favorite candle scent is ....home something from Gold Canyon. YUM. Link up with Lauren

I'm back! Did you even know I was gone?! :)

Back from my break, it was really really nice. We just got back from our vacation and this weekend my little sister gets married!! Busy times here in Southern Oregon. I'm hoping to have a new look around the first several months of the new year here on this blog, along with a new approach to blogging. After the wedding is over I will be back posting regularly. Hope all is well! Looking forward to catching up with you all!

Where I'm From

I am from the wet green city, from libraries and board games, diaries and crazy socks. From Barbie's and bike rides. I am from the 70's carpet and steep driveway, red roses and running through sprinklers. I am from Sunday potlucks and loud laughs.   From Holtz's and Suttons and Clingmans. From Beulah and Gertrude. I am from worry and stubbornness. I am from fierce love. From reading books and weekend visits to Grandparent's. I am from sanctification, from bended knees and complete surrender. I'm from Oregon and Revolutionary Heroes, and the first Doctor in Colorado.   From canned green beans and fresh pressed cider. From  famous cookies and hot rolls on Thanksgiving. From the Air Force guy who fell in love with his best friend's sister, the German's and their Babka and dimples. I am from high school journals with tattered photos, year books and keepsake boxes holding in them moments, tears, laughs and love. I saw this on my friend Megan's blog and loved

The truth is....

The truth is, as amazing as my life is, and it really is amazing.... there are days where it's takes and takes and does not leave much of me left. This past week was one of those weeks. I feel like Jack is growing and changing so fast, and doing so much and I am trying so hard to figure him out and to learn what makes him tick, what works best for him discipline wise, what he needs most from me. And I have really been struggling with the fact that I don't have time to just study him, like I used to. It was him and I, every waking moment and now most of my moments are taken up with his baby brothers. It's not their fault, they are babies, and there are two of them. It just really doesn't leave me much time with just Jack. He's been 3. He's been pushing, and testing and trying to figure out boundaries, and see where we draw the line. And I feel like I just don't have the time to devote to him like I used to, like I want to. I feel like some days he's in

Fill in the Blank Friday

          1.    My favorite new blog of the moment is      A Holy Experience ...Ann Voskamp's blog      . 2.    Something I am thankful for is    my husband's job. Full time ministry is not for the faint of heart, but you won't find a more supportive or encouraging group of people         . 3.   Something that made me laugh this week was    holding all 3 of my children while the whined and cried. Yes, I was laughing because otherwise I would have cried       . 4.  An item that is currently on my wish list is        this  baby I showed you a few days back    . 5.   I am excited about     going to Disneyland in 18 days!!!!!  6.   If I were a color I would be     blue, mostly because that's what I am in the "color personality test". Emotionally driven, loyal, sensitive blah blah 7.   My favorite way to spend a chilly fall day is by    bundling up, taking a walk in the crunchy leaves with my boys sippin on something hot   . Link up with Lauren for your own FITBF

Oh me oh my, 9 months have flown by!!

There was I time when I thought the days would drag on forever, and here I am writing their "9 month post" It's incredible and amazing. Let's hop to it! Camden Mr. Bear Not feeling the camera :) This kid wakes up happy 100% of the time. Always a smile to greet you. He has two adorable teeth on the bottom and is finally starting to try and move!! He will pull himself, ever so slowly, along the floor like an army guy in the trenches. He doesn't go far because he gets so dang frustrated, but he is trying. He will get up on his knees and rock a bit, but his arms aren't super strong yet so it's mostly his bottom half. He doesn't like feeling left out, seeing Jack and Christian roaming all around the house and gets sad, but I think before too long he will be joining them. He's so funny, he still topples over sometimes when sitting so we have to make sure there are no dangerous things around to bonk his head on haha. He will eat puffs and cheerios, but be

Hello Monday

Can you tell who was in a good mood and who was not? :)   They are wearing Jack's shirts!!! Some of my's crazy.

Hello Sunday, really really early

Time change. Before kids , it was great. But after kids....not so great. They don't care you set the clocks back...they do what they do. So, we've been up for awhile :) I made myself useful and made some Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Coffee (we don't have a Trader Joe's YET...we got this on our last little trip and now it's all gone sniff sniff) some Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread ......we may or may not be obsessed with Pumpkin flavored things. And cake pops. Random, maybe. But they were easy and yummy. Although I didn't have lollipop sticks, so they aren't really a pop. More like a cake ball. It's been raining here, very refreshing but I'm hoping by the time Friday rolls around, for pictures, it's nice and clear. I am still, still wiping yucky noses. The boys have their <gasp> 9 month appointment on Wednesday, so we'll see. I have found some new blogs this morning, some of which are yours and I haven't seen before!! I'm exc

Fun List

There's really nothing I need. Nothing. But it is fun to browse the web and find things that you would like. I mean, who doesn't do that?! Especially with Pinterest's this long list of fun wants and ideas. Here is what I'm crushing on right now. If you are crushing on these as well, click the pictures to take you to them :) These have only been on my "wish list" since 7th grade.... I finally settled on the camera I want! Yay! Now to sell all my  crap   stuff on craigslist to pay for it! And it's $300 less than the first one I found, and it will suit my needs just fine. :)  shut. up.  Oh my goodness, have you seen these!?!? I just entered to win one (crossing fingers) but if I don''s so on my list. Go check them out!! Legacy Bracelet  Don't you love this bag?!  What about you? Do you have a fun wish list that may or may not ever be fulfilled but it's just fun? What kinds of things do you have on there? 

November November

Tis my favorite month of the year! And this year is more special than most! Why may you ask? Wait, before that....Halloween cuteness: Captain America and my lil Firefighter Christian, Camden Okay, back to why this month is so awesome. It started yesterday with Jack's first field trip and to the Pumpkin Patch no less! Thanks to my parents for watching the little men, Trev and I both got to go. It was so dang cold, Jack was in tears by the end of it...his hands were like ice. And the farmer's were great and you can tell they get a ton of school field trips out there. But these kids are 3 years have to move quick, keep it interesting and don't talk about the Civil War for 3 minutes or stop the totally cool hayride, to get off and show how an old washing machine works which takes approx 2.5 minutes and you've already lost their attention span. Just fyi But...I did snag some cute pics First bus ride. Totally not impressed with me snapping pictures already..... Co

Blog Love

I don't have a huge blogroll, I just don't have to time to pour over dozens and dozens of blogs. I could, but I probably wouldn't remember who's was who's and comment and all that. But I really do love reading them, they come in all shapes and sizes. Meeting different needs and interests and it's just fascinating. I wanted to highlight a couple blogs for ya and have you check them out (when you have time!) This girl is blogging from Haiti. She's there teaching missionary kids and serving along side them. Her posts are beautiful and leave you wanting for more. This Mama of 6 is like the homeschooling guru if I ever saw one. She's honest, and inspiring. And she documents herself getting into shape, she's amazing! This Mama writes beautifully, has awesome pictures and shares a lot about her youngest son and his struggle with Celiac disease. You will always be encouraged and challenged after you read her stuff. Her daughter also has a great blog, and

Trunk or Treat

I love Trunk or Treat Church parking lot lined with cars, trunks open decorated in everything you could ever imagine. Live music with the youth band Free food Jumphouse Free candy Open to the whole community My favorite trunks this year were: A "barnyard" trunk...hay bales, a huge wooden barn with animals and the dad was dressed like a cowboy and the Mom had an awesome square-dancing dress on. It was awesome! A few Star Wars trunks, one with "shoot the Sith Lord" haha Oregon Ducks trunks, one had a mini pool with ducks in it and you got to pick one, and depending on the mark on the bottom you could get more than one piece of candy! A trunk with adorable little old ladies at it, with their red hats and purple shirts passing out gobs of candy. And on and on and on. Here are a few pictures of my kiddos and friends! Despite all having yucky colds, they did well. They just don't look too thrilled :) Christian, Camden and Jack :) My friend has fraternal twin girls 12