Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Momma made a Quilt

For little Miss Rio...

Now if I can just get my act together and get things organized so this little girl has a place to sleep and keep her clothes once she arrives.

Thanks, Momma, it beautiful!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Expecting Rio {Friday Favorites}

I have five weeks... that is if everything goes according to plan until little Miss Rio makes her appearance. A couple of days ago I counted the weeks wrong and thought I was down to about 4. So, I'm glad for the extra week, but still feeling under the crunch to get things ready for her.

Of course, my doctor did mention that he may take her earlier than that if he thinks she's getting too big. (She's already at 5lb. 11oz. as of Tuesday, so we'll see if we actually get to hold off that long or not.) In the meantime, I've been perusing Etsy for all sorts of goodies for her!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I'm not sure quite how time has past so quickly... but somehow my biggest baby turned 6 today. 

Diego, at six, you love soccer and are getting better and better at it... and I actually enjoy watching you play! 

You are an incredible reader and reading far above what I'd hoped for at this point.

You are curious... and sometimes get into things you shouldn't.

You are quizzical and have many questions for me... many I can't answer. 

You are fun loving.

Your smile brightens my day.

You are silly and if you were in a regular school setting, I'm afraid you'd be the class clown.

You love to pretend to be a pirate, cowboy, dino expert, and many, many other things.

You've (finally) mastered the wink... most of the time.

You have a tender heart for Christ and for others. You care for Cruz and try to keep him safe. You often call your sister, "Honey." You want to tell others about Jesus.
 We are so happy we have you! (Please stop growing up so fast!) Happy Birthday!!!

Love, Mama

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My models

They aren't into sitting still.

They get crazy.

And almost impossible to take a normal photo of.

But they're pretty fun!

Don't you think?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I added 4 new items to the etsy shop tonight.
 Including this super sweet handmade romper from the 50s.
 I'm hoping to still add more later this week so keep watching!

Let's Back Up a Bit

Seriously? I can't believe this month is over half-way done. My biggest baby turns 6 in just two days and my littlest baby is scheduled to join us in 4 weeks and 3 days... these things make me hyperventilate a bit because I'm not ready for either of those events. And it seems like most of my days are gobbled up by doctor appointments.

But before I go on, the 4th! was like oh, a couple of weeks ago now... and I didn't post pictures because well, I was packing our family to go to Mexico. Excuses, excuses. I know.

Looking back though, the photos are too fun not to share.

Red, white, and blue waffles for breakfast. Eliana refused to eat the blueberries off of hers but did ask for more strawberries. That girl is on a strawberry kick right now.

My cousins' always host the best parties on the fourth! Wendy and Jason worked for days in advance preparing homemade pickles; specialty mustards, ketchups and mayos to put on their yummy sliders! Thank you, thank you!

Diego spent the evening shooting fireworks with his Grandpa and cousin, Corbin.

Eliana was content to stay back a ways and hog all the glow stick bracelets.

Finally, Cruz loved the "big" fireworks... and was completely mesmerized. I wondered if he'd be like Diego and love them or a bit timid about them like Eliana. I should have known he'd love anything that makes a big noise and emits fire.

I am so thankful that we live in a country where we can gather together with family and friends, thank God for His goodness to us and are free to worship Him! What a blessing it is!

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Shop

My shop has been doing steady (well, for me) business for the past couple of months. Slowly plodding along! I've been completely surprised by this simply because of the fact that I've not listed many new things in the shop as of late. It's not that I haven't got anything new to list. Rather, it's the time involved in listing the items that's been hard to find. I've toyed with the idea of opening a booth at an antique mall but honestly, I'm a bit nervous to do that right now with so many things in our lives in transition. So, right now I'm waiting.

This week, I'm determined to add a few more items to the shop... in between helping Jesse fill out job applications. Can I say that school districts' application process is both tedious and ridiculous? Seriously, most of them ask his references to fill out a specific (to that district) reference form before they've even determined if they're going to interview him. To the guys who are generously giving their time doing that: Thank you!
Anyway, I'll let you know when the new items are in the shop. In the meantime, my little shop made a small appearance in the latest digital issue of Babiekins Mag! It's a beautiful children's fashion magazine and so I'm pretty thrilled with that! Hooray!

Hope you're having a Marvelous Monday!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Well, Shoot!

Right now, I'm snacking on frozen grapes. My new go-to snack now that I'm not allowed to have sugar. (Goodbye, baking and baked good... my family and I will miss you!) I've been saving my pint containers to freeze them in-- which also serves as a measuring tool.

Since I've been diagnosed with gestational diabetes (almost) two weeks ago, I've lost over 2 pounds. I'm not exactly sure if that's what the doctors are going for, but it's an end result anyway. I've been really good, calculating every little food item as I go along. All to no avail! My numbers continued to be a bit higher than what they've wanted.

So yesterday morning I called the diabetes center and shared my info with them --like I'd been told to do if I had three days in a row where my numbers were above my goals. Guess what I get to do? That's right, insulin shots!

There are many things in life I feel like I can handle well, but needles have never been one of them. I always look away when I have blood drawn. And this about puts me over the top. Still I'm trying to have a good attitude about this. I do realize it's just for another 8 weeks; that it's not a lifelong sentence. But I'm also well aware that it could become a lifelong sentence if I don't start eating healthy (on a permanent basis). For that, I'm thankful!