Friday, June 19, 2009


Do you ever wonder---What were they THINKING??????????

I do....................

Makes me a wee bit crazy sometimes.

I think everyone has a few of those ppl in your life that you just want to sit down and "parent". You know what I mean. Force them into reality and maturity. Pretty sure you can't do that though. =(

There I feel much better now that I got that off my chest. =)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Kili!!

I feel like it is such an accomplishment for us to have made it this far. There were many things your daddy and I expected life as a family to be. You have surpassed the amount of joy we thought you would bring into our lives. You have astounded us with your ability to learn and grow. You have taken our breath away more times than I can count. That beautiful smile, your wound up giggle, batting those eyelashes at daddy and grammy when you want something. Your first steps made me cry, and they made you squeal with delight. You have become such a sweet and affectionate child. When you were an itty bitty baby I was sometimes sadden by the fact you didn't want to cuddle. But the joy is so much greater as you have become a little cuddle bug now. You make the conscious decision to give mommy and daddy "loves" and kisses, and lay your precious fuzzy head on head on our chest. It is such a wonderful feeling to know that your child does love you back too because they want too!

In this first year you have gone from a little 5 pound baby we brought home from the hospital to a 24 pound whopper. And it looks like you will ONLY have 8 teeth as you celebrate your first birthday. We are working on a sipppy cup. But mommy just doesn't have the heart to yank your bottle yet. I don't feel that your ready, or maybe I'm not! You are a paci-holic and that's just fine. Your favorite words are daddy, "Oh sweet baby", thank you and hey. I can't wait to watch you continue to learn and grow, but that doesn't mean that you need to hurry or rush. Regardless of what daddy says, you'll always be my baby.

Baby cakes we love you more than you will ever know. I never knew how much love my heart was capable of giving until you came into our lives. What a sweet surprise God blessed us with. He knew just how much joy and beauty we would be missing if you weren't in our lives.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Who Likes SALES??

I'm having a sale on Ruffly Ribbon Socks over at

3 pairs for $12 only until Friday, June 19!!

Also I have a Blue Eyed Beauties page on Facebook. It is much more user friendly in my opinion.

Have a nice evening!! Some sweet iced tea is calling my name.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

They Come Two by Two

Seems like everytime Kili gets teeth they come in pairs, with the exceptions of the time she got three and once and another time she got one by its lonesome. Looks like we have another set of two coming in. This will give her a grand total of 9 teeth before she turns one. 9 teeth she doesn't know how to use. 9 teeth I have to fight to brush. 9 teeth that make up and absolutely precious gleaming smile. :))

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Posting a Milestone!!!

Kili is finally starting to like walking!!!

Hallelujah shouts my back (and hip). Just Kidding.

It is so super precious. She tries to run and make it as far as she can before her imminent fall gets her.

So exciting, but it is SOOOOOOO much faster than her crawling. We were lucky and it took her a VERY long time before she became a fast crawler. Most of the time she still doesn't super speed crawl.

Oh and I'm going to leave you with a hilarious pic of the super serious Kili.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Family Pictures

Today Kristy ( took some AWESOME family pictures for us! Oh and how we LOVE them!!

So fab guys!! If you are in the area she is a must see!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Did you know:

* you burn more calories eating celery than it contains.
* a lady pulled directly out of a parking spot and nearly hit Kili and myself as we were being pedestrians walking into Wal*Mart yesterday. She was pulling straight out of her parking space looking at us. And she had to hurry to do it. What was she thinking????

I have been up since 5 am by my own will. (Well I did say a little prayer last night to give me the motivation to get up this morning) Huge Accomplishment!! I am so NOT a morning person, but seems like lately there are not enough hours in the day, so I have got to get up earlier. AND I am in a GOOD MOOD. Amazing huh. Even after studying Chemistry for 45 minutes.

I am so glad to be getting this Chemistry class over with this summer. I know I will make a better grade doing it in the summer than taking it during the normal terms since I only have this class to focus on.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Thank you guys for all your prayers. Little Miss Kili seems to be doing SOOOO much better after just switching her diet into MAJOR turbo health mode. She slept ALL NIGHT last night, and we hope for a repeat tonight. She was just extra happy/fun/easy-going too. That always makes the job of mommy even more fun. (I think she knew I needed some fun-time. lol.)

She is also starting to take lots more steps. Walking here we come!!

Happy Tuesday!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Just a Little Request

I really hate to even go here, but I really need the prayers. Lately we have discovered that Kili's reflux has really never gone away. And it has come back with a vengence. She has been having about 4 full ounces come back up at a time. It is the strangest thing she will just be sitting or laying there and all the sudden a huge amount of liquid flows out of her mouth. We are now back to mainly just fruits and veggies baby food. No more lil' crunchies or anything that could be fried or possibly greasy. She is also having a lot more difficulty swallowing without gagging and choking, so we are needing to have her appointments moved up at Children's Hospital.

I feel so guilty for being wondering why this is happening to her/us? I know things could be oh so much worse. And that is why I feel guilty for even being tired of all the doctor's appointments, tests, time spent on the phone talking to the nurse, scheduling, and time spent coaxing food into her little body. I am just physically and mentally exhausted and could use a little prayer. I wish we were back in our hometown. I really miss having my mom around. Kili absolutely adores my mom, and it would be nice to be around family. Maybe Chandler and I could even go out on a date. lol. Anyway if you have a tiny bit of space left on your prayer list if you could throw us in their I would really appreciate it.