Thursday, July 30, 2009

Life is Full of Surprises

Last week I had a true test of motherhood - I got sick! It was horrible! I felt it coming on earlier in the day but I didn't expect it to hit with such force. Erik wasn't scheduled to arrive home until midnightish so I knew I was on my own. The body aches started first so I hurried the Honey into the tub a little earlier than usual and skipped her story - I hate having to do that! We climbed into bed where I nursed her to sleep while the chills set in. A fever was quick to follow and a migraine - yuck! (I never get those but it made me feel really sorry for my sister, Jamie, and Tina who get them regularly) Lucky for me Lyla slept soundly. The next day I was still pretty out of it so Erik took Lyla and let me sleep as much as I needed. What a treat! I am s0 thankful for my wonderful husband for all of the help that he gives me - for the amazing father he is to Lyla. He was so unsure about having kids but I knew - I JUST KNEW - that he would love it! I love to watch the two of them together, my Honey and my Hubby! They bring me so much joy! There were times I wondered if we would ever make it to this place - so glad that we did! I am proud of Erik and love him more now than ever before! I know his Honey loves him too!

My two Loves!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tina Time

One of my best friends lives far away in Florida. Tina and I met about ten years ago but I feel like I have known her my whole life. Unfortunately I have not seen her in over a year now - so sad - and oh how I miss her! Because we both have little munchkins it is even hard to find time to talk on the phone. We are a good match for many reasons but she is one of the only people I know who likes sweets as much as I do. Candy, chocolate, cookies, brownies, cake, etc.
We love it all!
But our absolute favorite is ice cream. And because it is just more fun to indulge together we plan dates so we can. My latest craving has been Dove Bars and I have had them in my freezer for about a week now waiting for Tina to have the time to eat one with me. Today we both had a free moment. One long conversation and one Dove Bar each.
What a delicious day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's Official

Auntie Gini came to visit us over the weekend. She brought Lyla a very special gift.

Her very first pair of Flip Flops!

Lyla loves them! She especially loves to put them in her mouth - which she can do even when they are on her feet. Thank you Gini. We love you! Come see us again soon.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

On The Road

This past weekend
we took a little road trip (Lyla's first) through the desert for a very special occasion. My nephew, Mason, was getting baptized and I wouldn't have missed it for the world!
I love Mason for many reasons but here are just a few.

* He talks really loud! It is as if he is so excited all of the time that he just can't contain himself!

*He is always moving! He can't sit still even when he is sitting - a leg will be moving or an arm - always something!

*If you watch TV or a movie with him he gives a great narration - always warning the characters of impending danger or letting you know what will probably happen next.

*He has a big heart! He loves when everyone visits but hates to see them go. He was so upset when we were leaving the other night - don't worry we will see you soon!

Congratulations Mason! I am so proud of you!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009





Wednesday, July 8, 2009


It was a year ago yesterday that I found out I was pregnant with this little peanut.

We were so excited! We decided not to tell anyone until we were three months along. Two days later Erik told someone at work. One week later he told our neighbors. Two weeks later I was so sick I couldn't have kept it a secret if I wanted to. We told everyone!One year ago she was just a little heartbeat.
Now she is our Honey.
Funny how fast life can change!
Amazing how much you can Love!