Sunday, February 28, 2010


Today we got up fairly eary (for a Sunday) and went to get doughnuts.  I rarely eat them....even though I love them, I just can't justify all the sugar and fat.  Ana Kate loves doughnuts we figured we could indulge every once in a while.  We did a few things around the house and then went to War Eagle Mill to buy some things....they have all different kinds of organic flours, steel cut oats, flax seed....I love all of their stuff.  On the way home we stopped at the park and I took a few pictures.  Ana Kate had SO much fun on the big slide!

Whitney is much more swollen today and still in pain.  I don't think she is really resting enough, so I'm going to try to make her stay in bed most of the day tomorrow and see if that helps.

Ana Kate has been so funny today.  A couple of weeks ago out of nowhere she gets on my lap and says...'Mommy you are the best!'  I though it was really sweet, but couldn't figure out where she had learned it....she is still saying it, but now she will use it on Daddy as well.  She has also added to she says, 'Mommy you are the best I've ever seen' makes me laugh!  She just talks there is usually something funny coming out of her mouth.  : )  I really need to try and get more video of her....I might work on that this week.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


We did lots of shopping today and had a great time.  Ana Kate got some new spring/summer clothes as well as new tennis shoes.  She was pretty good today, but it helped that Daddy went shopping with us....he was able to play with Ana Kate while I was shopping.

Whitney went to school today even though she is still in a lot of pain.  She made it all day...but she's not feeling very good tonight.  It's a good thing she has two days off now to rest.  I'm hoping she'll feel more like herself by Tuesday.

Church was great tonight.  We've been discussing marriage this month and tonight's sermon was the conclusion.  I really enjoyed it and got some great information out of the discussion.  I love our church!  Ana Kate is also doing SO well in the nursery...she waves bye to us now when we drop her off and is happy as can be when we pick her up.

I took pictures today outside before we went to church.  The sun was beautiful...but it was SO chilly!

Friday, February 26, 2010


Today Whitney had her wisdom teeth removed.  She was super nervous because she is terrified of needles.  It went pretty quickly and they said she did great, but she was in some pain.  What's interesting to me is that she was so alert and not really sleepy.  When I had mine done I could barely stay awake...and slept for several hours easily.  Her pain medication never really kicked in, so she is a little bit cranky.  I'm hoping that she'll be able to sleep tonight. 

Our appointment today was right at naptime, so Ana Kate got a bit off of her schedule....she finally went down for her nap when we got home around 2:30.  So, hopefully she won't be up late tonight.  When Doug got home we went to get some food and made a quick trip to the store.  Josh stayed at home with Whitney while we were gone....he's been taking good care of her.  I made some soup for Whit when we got home, but she doesn't think she can eat it.  Hopefully she'll feel much better in the morning.

I took today's pictures right after Doug got home from work.  I woke Ana Kate up from her nap around 4:30 and she was still sleepy, but wanted to sit outside with Daddy.  It was a bit she took her blanket with her.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Another day at home....and it was beautiful today!  Not quite as warm as I would like, but still very sunny and pretty outside.  I did complete most of the downstairs today...I have a couple more things to de-clutter and then I'll move to the upstairs. 

Ana Kate was such a happy girl today...she didn't even mind taking pictures.  She took a great nap and was such a good eater...maybe she will have a growth spurt soon.  She found her Valentine's sunglasses today and had to wear them...she was having so much fun playing outside!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


We stayed at home again today.  I didn't get as much done as I had planned because Ana Kate was a little bit clingy today, but that's ok.  She is not usually a clingy girl, so it was kind of nice to have her loving on Mommy all morning.  I made some progress on one of the remaining downstairs rooms and was able to do several loads of laundry.  Ana Kate did take a nap, but it was earlier than usual and she only slept for an hour and a I think she'll be ready for bed pretty early tonight.

It was bright and sunny today...but very cold!  We went outside for a few minutes after dinner to take pictures.  We were only out there a couple of minutes because we didn't have our jackets.  Ana Kate immediately spotted the moon and that's all she wanted to look at....but I love her eyes in the first picture.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


We stayed at home today and I got a lot of spring cleaning done.  I still have a couple of rooms left downstairs...then I'll start on the upstairs.  Ana Kate was so good while I was cleaning and she took a great nap, so it was a pretty good day.

Photos were especially difficult today...Ana Kate just didn't want to look at the camera, so these were the best of the bunch.  The last two were when she was playing in her playhouse...which isn't quite finished yet.  I can't wait to see how much she loves it when it's completed!

Monday, February 22, 2010


I woke up migraine free this morning...yay!  I felt so horrible yesterday, and it's not unusual for my migraines to last 2-3 days.  I feel SO much better today.  The only real outing we had today was to take Cricket to the vet again.  She is doing much better and we're hoping she'll be back to normal in a couple of months.

Since Whitney was at home today I had hoped to get pictures of her as well as Ana Kate, but as soon as she got up she was out the door....busy as usual.  So just Ana Kate tonight....maybe we'll get some of Whit later in the week.  She had some wild hair in this one because she had just taken her ponytail out.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


No words tonight...I've had a migraine all day.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


We didn't do much today besides church.  This week we taught toddler class again and it was super busy...we had 12 toddlers!  I think that's the most we've ever had, we had a helper....but it was still quite chaotic!  Our service tonight was great!  We have been discussing Genesis 3 and the fall of man.  Tonight's focus was on women (specifically Genesis 3:16) and how that verse shapes us as women and how it plays out in our relationships with our husbands.  It definitely made me look at things with a new perspective.  I'm looking forward to the conclusion of the series next should be very good as well.

We did have some sun this morning, but unfortunatly I didn't get any pictures until tonight.  The only ones I could capture of her were when she was busy eating....thus the ravioli all over her face.

Friday, February 19, 2010


We were up and out early this morning for my MOPS meeting.  We had a great speaker who taught us how to get the most out of a home vegetable garden.  It was very interesting and I really learned a lot.  Doug has a garden every year, so now we have a few new things to try.  It was fun start to our day.

After MOPS we came home for naptime.  Ana Kate had a great nap today, but was a tiny bit cranky when she got up. 

I got a new lens for my camera yesterday and was SO looking forward to playing with it today.  We had a cloudy day with a few not a lot of time outside.  I took Ana Kate out after her nap and she was a little lethargic, so we didn't take many pictures.  Oh...and Ana Kate insisted on wearing her green shoes today and kept pointing them out to me and telling me how they matched her I included one of the many pictures of her 'showing' me her shoes.

When Doug got home we decided to go out for dinner and Ana Kate did so well.  After that we made a quick trip to Walmart and then home for the night.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Today the weather here was beautiful!!  Normally I wouldn't think 50° is very warm...but with the sunshine today it felt wonderful!  We went outside for pictures and it was so nice we stayed out longer than I had planned.  I am so thankful we had such a beautiful day....hopefully it will be tomorrow as well, but I think there is rain in the forecast.

Doug got the rest of Whitney's stuff moved tonight, so she is officially back at home.  I did fine with her being out on her own, but I have to say it's nice to have all of your children under your roof at night.

Not much else going on today.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


We had a pretty rough night last night....Ana Kate didn't sleep well and even after she got in our bed she was crying every few hours.  Not sure why she was having issues sleeping, but she made up for it this morning.  She slept soundly from about 7am to 10am.

I had a doctor's appointment today so Doug came home for lunch to watch Ana Kate.  They cleaned the kitchen while I was gone, which was really nice!  Ana Kate and I then went to Target this afternoon with Mimi and had a good time.  I bought Ana Kate a swimsuit and a couple of summer outfits that were super cute!  I thought since Ana Kate slept in this morning she wouldn't take a nap....but she fell asleep at 4:30 on our way home and didn't get back up until I will probably have a late night tonight.  

In other news...Whitney decided to move back home until she finishes school.  She moved most of her stuff last night, but we'll be getting her furniture and big stuff this week.  I think she really enjoyed being out on her own, but she has a pretty demanding schedule with 35 hours of school each week in addition to work.  I also think it was hard for her to have roomates....3 girls and only 1 bathroom...definitely not something she is used to!  All in all I think it was a good learning experience, but she needs to focus on school right now rather than paying bills.  I know she missed Ana Kate a lot, so they are having some special sister bonding time this week and it's so sweet to see them together.

I've been really slacking on the 365 photos....I think the hardest part of this challenge is that an active 2 year old is my subject!  She doesn't always want her picture taken and lately I just haven't been motivated to get good shots.  So I am going to really put in some effort the rest of this week...we'll see how it goes.  Tonight's pics were taken while watching tv and Ana Kate was having fun with Riley...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I was up really late last night, so we slept in this morning and then cleaned house and played the rest of the day.  The sun was finally shining, but it's still pretty cold outside.  Not much else to say today....

Monday, February 15, 2010


Not much to say today.  Another day at home, but I had both of my girls that was nice.  More snow flurries tired of snow and cold!