Documenting the lives of a brown eyed girl with curls, and her baby brother's world.

A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps

Sunday, January 24, 2010


We had SUCH a fun weekend! Friday, we went to Chuck-E-Cheese. Macey enjoyed climbing, and sliding, climbing, and sliding, over and over! BUT, once the "mouse" came out, poor thing was scared to death. She had a blast though!

Saturday, Derrick and I had a fabulous date night. We went and ate sushi: (ginger salad, miso soup, california roll, and tuna roll.) After that, we then saw Avatar; it was a great night for the two of us! We shared a pibb and popcorn of course. So much fun.

Random Pics: Macey on our new trampoline! Macey obsessed with brushing her teeth, and lastly, a picture of her before taking a nap with the "crew." Baby, Blankie, and Elmo. They are ALWAYS close by :)

Have a great week!

Monday, January 18, 2010



For 2010, I have made it my mission to post more often, lose some weight, and save some money!
I also need to upload my posts into a book, and print off pictures (1 1/2) years worth. I'm a bit chatty today, so bear with me :)

As we started the new year off, Macey was very sick. It was scary to find my daughter with a 103 temp. 3 nights in a row. Needless to say, after a 9-11 call and many doctor visits, we finally found out she had RSV and Pneumonia. After weeks of breathing treatments, and antibiotics, I think we are better! YAY! During Christmas, I did a make-over on Macey's room. Since we took her bumpers out, her bed has been bare, and I've been in love with the Pottery Barn "Brooke" bedding, and when Target introduced their toddler owl bedding for 29.99, I couldn't resist. This will be her bedding for awhile! We just need to convert her crib to a toddler bed now! Waiting a bit to do this though! :) See pics below.

2010 brings many praises, hopes and goals for this year. I've been following Kelly's Korner and I've been excited to celebrate Harper's b-day this year (since I've been keeping up with them since Harper's birth.) Also, I'm already beginning to think about Macey's b-day. I'm SOOO blessed to be planning her 2nd birthday. God is great! Taren and I are taking the girls to see Elmo and Sesame Street Live in Feb. I can't wait! Cam and Mace ADORE Elmo!!! This will be such a special memory with them.

Regarding family objectives, Derrick and I have so many goals for ourselves and our family, which may take many years to accomplish : 1 Save enough money for 20-40 acres with approx. 10-20 cows and a pond 2. Build a barn w/ living quarters 3. Buy an older model truck that is capable of hauling these animals :) 4. 4 wheelers for our kids. 5. Create a family farm for us and our family to enjoy for many years to come.

On another note, I've also had some struggles lately. With the goals we have set for our family recently, much sacrifice is needed with the help of God and with the Haiti devastation, I'm forced to re-evaluate my own life. I've come to realize that I can get caught up spending money on unnecessary things. If you're my friend, remind me of this :) Macey doesn't always need a new outfit for every occassion, etc. I pray that I become more of a godly follower, mother, wife, teacher, and role model in 2010. Less is more~

Thank you friends for listening. It feels good to talk :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010