Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Tomorrow I go and register the kids for the new school year. Sadie for 4th, Connor for 2nd, and Grace for Kinder. Its bittersweet. Time flies by so fast doesn't it?
Matthew is nearly 2 1/2 now, and before I know it we'll be buying our last pack of diapers.
No more babies for us, (barring a miracle) that chapter of parenting is now closed.
Its exciting and nerve wrecking all rolled into one. We're getting rid of diapers, and wipes, and baby talk, and entering the world of pimples, and late night talks about changes. Gone are the reminders to wash your hands, instead its replaced with, don't forget to wash your face, and when am I old enough to shave my legs?
No more barbies, instead we're being asked for MP3 players, and clothes(!)
The age gap between Sadie and Grace has never been so apparent until now, as Sadie enters a new stage of her life, becoming a young lady, as Grace is still a little girl. Why is it that girls seem to grow up faster than boys? I could write a whole post on that alone! Sadie and Connor aren't that far apart in age, yet Connor is still all about super heroes, trucks and toys, Sadie prefers books, music, and fashion. Could be a personality thing, but I'm willing to bet a majority is gender related as well.
I love it. I love being a mom, but its scary. The scariest thing I've ever done.
Prayers are changing, becoming more fervent, requesting more wisdom than ever before to answer those tough questions.
I'm so proud of my kids- they really are awesome.
They just grow up so fast. I spent this evening looking at old pictures- it seems like just yesterday I was standing belly to belly with my grandpa, awaiting the birth of my first baby. Now, 9 years later, I'm registering her for her next to last year of elementary school!
We think we're busy now, just wait. Right around the corner is middle school, science fairs, band practice and all that goes with.
I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Happy birthday baby girl! It is so hard to believe you on your last 'single digit' year!
You are growing into such a wonderful young lady. Your maturity and beauty astound me every day. It has been an honor to be your mom. I can't wait to see all you do with your life.
I love you doodle-bug!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ten Days of Sadie-Day 10

She's just an all around fun chick to be around. I have loved watching her grow up, and develop her own sense of style. She knows what she likes, and thankfully, at this point, we don't have any disagreements.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ten Days of Sadie-Day 9

She is grateful. Even for the little things, she is so excited for.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Extreme Home Makeover Howe addition

If you want to join my journey of taking my home from flea market/garage sale/hand me down to ultra-fab on a teeny budget click on over to my new blog:

I've already posted a couple really fun makeovers and have lots more scheduled to post over the next week! Leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by.

Ten Days of Sadie- Day 8

She has that theatrical personality, she loves to sing, dance, act, write stories- anything to be in the spotlight. She just eats it up.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ten Days of Sadie- Day 7

She is kind and considerate. She is always looking out for other people's feelings.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ten Days of Sadie- Day 6

She loves God, church or anything to do with the two. She warmed everyone's hearts very recently by asking the Lord into her heart.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ten Days of Sadie- Day 5

She loves her family. She always looks forward to family get togethers.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ten Days of Sadie-Day 4

She makes friends so easily- and they are friends for life. She loves and cares for her friends, and holds them dear to her heart.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ten Days of Sadie- Day 3

She cares for her Siblings greatly. She's always looking out for them.
Fun fact - this photo was published in the Longview News Journal on the one year anniversary of 9-11

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ten Days of Sadie- Day 2

I love her laugh and her sense of humor. When something really tickles her funny bone you can't help but laugh right along with her.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ten Days of Sadie- Day 1

She's so beautiful! From the time she was a baby she has just been so pretty.