Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I just can't blog anymore (sorry God, but I know you love me anyway :)). I think one of the major reasons is that Josh's Grandmother passed away late last year, and honestly she was the main reason I was sharing our lives like this. We didn't get to see her that often, and I knew she loved hearing about her only great grandchildren, so I tried to keep her as updated as possible through this blog and my Facebook... it's just not quite the same with out her. Maybe one day in the future I will start it up again, but for now I'm all blogged out! See ya :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Change is in the air!

I think I might use this blog for a different reason soon... Even though I love talking about our life, I often enough realize that I don't make time for it! It's not mandatory and more days than not I have to focus on the things I HAVE to do, rather than things done for pleasure... the laundry doesn't fold itself, you know! So I'm going to change my tactic a little... well, maybe a lot :)

I'm going to start blogging on my life as a Christian Mom and Wife. Yep. It's something that is so close to my heart, and is in fact what I live for. I'm still going to blogging about my family, but I'm going to talk about how I serve God by raising my children to be Christians and strengthen my marriage using the Word of God. I am so super excited about it! I still probably wont blog but once a week-ish, but I have such a joyful heart when I think about it! I can't wait to share a new blog post soon!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

moved in!

Last night was our official first night in our new home :) Josh woke up early and went to work, leaving from our old home. Then me, my wonderful mother, and a bunch of my brothers and sisters moved allll of our stuff and got most of it set up in the house before he got home last night! He was flabbergasted when he walked in the door :) We are probably 80 or 85% organized... I'm still trying to figure out where everything is! The kids/guest toilet has something wrong with it :/ Josh replaced the inside of the toilet, but something is still wrong somewhere... I'll have to ask my Dad to look at it at some point this week. Both babies slept in their own bed all night last night! Not such a big deal for Kade (although I was prepared for her to wake up), but for Kyson it is a tremendous feat!! I can probably count on my fingers how many times Mr. Ky has slept the whole night through in his own bed... he did wake up twice, but I just scooped him up and put him back in his own bed, and he did fine. We installed a baby gate at the bottom of the stairs (bonus room is upstairs), only to discover that he can slip right under the bottom!! Good thing I wasn't so worried about him, as he can navigate stairs pretty well. But hopefully Kade doesn't copy him, because that girl has been getting into EVERYTHING and I was looking forward to a respite from having to pull her off the stairs 50 bazillion times! None of the house i baby proofed yet and it has been super challenging to keep her out of trouble! They are both really enjoying all of the run around space! And I am really digging all of the structure!! I love having a new fresh start for getting Kyson on to a better routine (early bedtime, mainly).

Tomorrow is our annual trip to go apple picking!! I love Fall, and this is the best way to kick it off, in my opinio.! Last year they had a huge petting farm with a calf, colt, piglets, a turkey, rabbits, and goats, and we had so so so much fun! I really hope that attraction is still there, but even if it's not, I'm going to enjoy driving into the mountains and walking through the apple orchards. We will have tag-along Tori (my 21 month old cousin) tomorrow, which should make for an even more eventful day :)

Sunday, September 2, 2012


We are slowly but surely getting things accomplished at the house :) I painted our tray ceiling yesterday and we got Kyson's room painted the day before that. I found a mirror at Goodwill yesterday and spray painted the edges RED to go in our master bedroom :) I wanted to do the ever popular grey and yellow scheme, but Josh thought it was a bit too feminine, so we went with grey and red. My mom found a wooden king sized headboard at a thrift store a few weeks ago, and I'm going to try spray painting it black to see if I can make it work in our bedroom, too. My sister Kieanna painted Kaedrianna's room (PINK!), but we still have to paint her ceiling and repaint the trim in her room, plus my walk-in closet and the laundry room. The sheet rock is supposed to finished this Monday, but I have a feeling it's going to be delayed. After that it's more painting, refinishing the living room floor, replacing the kitchen light fixture, and a TON of tiny details to work on. We are definitely having a busy few weeks!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

We purchased a home!!!

Yep, it's a done deal. Josh and I are now officially homeowners! It's so surreal. We have already started to paint :) I am absolutely NO good at picking out paint colors, lol. What I see in my mind just doesn't quite transfer into real life! And painting is HARD! I haven't ever painted whole rooms before, and oh my goodness is it way different from what I expected.We have the master bath painted, and most of the master bedroom painted (haven't done the trey ceiling yet), plus the upstairs bonus room (which was supposed to be grey, but is very blue, lol). The next thing will be the kids rooms and the other bathroom. We have to wait until some sheet rock work is done in the kitchen/dining room/living room. We are also looking at replacing some of the carpet, and trying to refinish the living room floor. Our goal of a two week move-in date is probably a bit optimistic! But we should definitely be moved in and settled before Kyson's 3rd (sniff sniff) birthday party on October 20th! We are decorating his room and doing his party pirate themed! At the party all of the little kids are getting bandana's, eye patches, swords, and spy glasses! It should be so much fun! He loves to play dress up, Peter Pan and Captain Hook are his favorites, with Jake (from the Disney show Jake and the Neverland Pirates) right behind them. We are trying to figure out how to set up a "walk the plank" station and a treasure hunt! I'm excited :) He is officially potty trained :) It was so ridiculously easy! I guess he was a little more than ready, lol. He hardly ever ever has an accident, and even keeps his pull-up dry at nap and bedtime! And can even wear underwear when we go out and about! I am so proud of him :) :) He is such a big boy!! Kaedrianna has such a BIG personality! She reminds me so much of my mom :) If she grows up to be half as strong and smart as she is I will be one happy parent :) We are so blessed and favored!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Still waiting :/

We are still waiting on our house. It is such a bummer that this process takes so long. We thought we would be IN a new house by now, not waiting to close on a house. I am definitely not impressed with the HUD's 203k loan. If we didn't absolutely love this house and it's location we would have backed out a couple of times now! I'm glad we haven't, but boy-oh-boy we are so ready to CLOSE!

My kids are fantastic (I know I should stop saying babies, because Ky will be THREE in like 10 weeks, boo hoo hoo!). Kyson is potty training and doing pretty well, he goes whenever I sit him on the potty, and rarely has an accident if I remember to do it, but he hardly ever tells me himself. He likes his big boy undies, I should take a picture of him in them :)

I wish I could video Kade all day long. She makes me laugh! She is so stubborn and bossy! I did manage to find my camera while we were playing with bubbles in the kitchen this morning and capture a few seconds of her hilarity :) I'll try to remember to upload it soon!

We are loving our church! It's growing, which makes us happy. I really need to stay motivated and get us to church on the days that Josh works, but the babies always seem extra whiny on those days... excuses, excuses, I know. I really do love going :) :) :)