Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Blog Hop

Another Friday, another chance to make new friends! Thank you for visiting my blog! Feel free to follow if you'd like, but even if you don't follow, please leave a message. I love knowing who is visiting my blog! Be sure to leave me the link to your blog so I can check it out in return! 

Flashback Friday: Happy BIrthday Sophia

Before becoming parents, hubby and I had the great honor to become an Aunt and Uncle to a beautiful little girl named Sophia. She arrived August, 1, 2006...almost 3 months early. Those first days and weeks were so scary and sad and...well, I can't even describe them. There is nothing quite like looking at and touching a baby that is smaller than most dolls. We could take off our wedding rings and easily push them all the way up her little arms and legs. It was hard, because we lived almost 3 hours away from the hospital she was at, (little did we know how much harder it would be to live across the country) but we were there the day she was born and many weekends after, hoping and waiting and praying.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Boo Boo and The Magical Kiss

I was up super early this morning, and so got to have some "Me Time" before Bubba woke up for the day. As usual, he woke up happy, babbling to himself and his toys until Mommy got in to get him. Hearing his little "conversations" always makes me smile, so I will frequently let him babble away for several minutes before I go in to retrieve him.
Walking into his room, I found him standing in the center of his crib with his blankets in hand, but when he saw me he dropped them both and looked down, bottom lip pooked out in his best "sad face". I walked over to him, sure to have an appropriate look of motherly concern on my face and asked "What's wrong Bubba?"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I've Got The Fever

Baby fever that is. Luckily I'm not alone. I think hubby has it too. At the very least I know he's thinking about it. At the Boise Music Festival on Saturday there seemed to be no end of pregnant people and people with very small babies. (Well, there was no end of people in general, but an unusual number of them did seem to be expecting or new parents.) At first I thought it was just me noticing this, but then hubby said "Look at all the babies here today! It makes me want another one!" Women very rarely get to hear that sort of thing from their husbands from what I'm told, so I feel very lucky.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mila's Daydreams

I not only enjoy writing my blogs, I love to read other people's musings, ideas, opinions, etc. I'm always on the lookout for another great blog that I love to read, and I found one today that is just so creative that I have to share! (I wish I'd come up with this idea first...and that's not to say I won't use the idea with my next child.) 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome! If you are visiting from a Friday blog hop, please feel free to look around!! You don't have to follow, but please leave a comment letting me know you were here! If you like what you see,  please feel free to follow, and I will follow in return if you leave me a link to your blog! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Flashback Friday: Graduation

Three years ago this week I flew down to Texas to watch my husband graduate from BMT! I had never flown alone, never traveled alone, never lived alone, and certainly never imagined living across the country from where I had grown up, but all those things were happening or about to happen.

I was so very proud of him! I still am!

It was an amazing weekend, and saying goodbye again at the end of it was so hard, but it is also a favorite weekend of mine to look back on. I hope you enjoy it too!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Blog Is Carbon Neutral

Since becoming a parent I admit that I give more thought to the impact I am having on the world than I used to . After all, what was done to the planet previously is what I deal with today, and what I do to the planet in my life is what my son will deal with in the future. We try to bike or walk when we can, we have changed to cloth diapers, we never occurred to me that my blog might be leaving a carbon footprint behind.

Wordless Wednesday: Our Beautiful Nieces

Monday, July 19, 2010


I feel that I have been terrible neglectful to my poor little blog lately. Also, to anyone who reads my musings. I haven't done any of my weekly memes in about 2 weeks, nor my Scripture Sundays, which I feel terribly about. All I can say is that we have had a series of terribly unfortunate events in our little bear den the last couple of weeks that has made the blog neglect almost a necessity.

Friday, July 16, 2010

I WON!!!

I can't believe it! I never win anything. Despite entering dozens of cloth diaper giveaways in the last few months, my win rate has been exactly zero. Until today!!! Today I found out that I won a Planet Wise Wet Bag from Melissa over at Home Grown Families!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I'm back, and just in time for another Thankful Thursday!!! Did you miss me?!!!

To start off, I am thankful to have my computer back! The power cord, which had been going for some time now, finally died on me last week. While we waited for my new one, I was completely computerless. Not that I couldn't have used my husband's if I wanted, but I have mine set up just right for me. His feels like some kind of alien machine. I missed blogging, I missed keeping in touch with my family back home, I missed being able to just hop on and relax for a few minutes after putting Bubba down for his nap. I am very thankful to have my computer back!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

What a fun, busy, filled weekend! I love four day weekends, and I hate when they're over. 

We had a great weekend as a family and with our friends! We got Parker some new cloth diapers, which makes me more excited than it probably should. Who would have thought I'd get addicted to fluff. I wonder if there are groups for this...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Flashback Friday: 4th Of July

I know, I know...I'm running late. In some parts of the country it's already Saturday...but not in my part. Better late than never, right?

Since it's the 4th of July weekend I thought that I would flashback to this time last year. It was Bubba's first 4th of July, which made it a very special 4th of July indeed. We also had Ohio visitors, which is always a special event. It was the first time my brother and sister had met their nephew. 

My First Award...Make That AwardS

This must be my weekend! I found out just this morning that I got not only my first, but my second award for this blog!!! What a great way to start off a 4 day weekend, right?

Friday Blog Hop

If you are looking for new bloggy friends, which I always am, there's not better place to do it than a blog hop. Here are some of the great blog hops I am a part of this week! Please feel free to join in the fun!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Weekly Weigh In: Week 3

I was determined that this was going to be the week! The week that I had the nerve to post my weight and a picture and all that instead of just posting what I'd lost/gained during the week. When I got on the scale (aka. My Wii Fit) today though and saw I'd only lost a pound, I decided that maybe today wasn't the day. Maybe next week will be the day. Or the week after...

Thankful Thursday

This week's Thankful Thursday post is a little easier for me that last week's was. Despite feeling a bit down, it has been a better week, and we have a great weekend ahead!

First, I am thankful that we got some more cloth diapers in the mail yesterday!!! I guess I sound nuts, but I am absolutely in love with cloth diapering, I even have a blog 100% devoted to it, and this newest package means that we can cloth diaper all day long every other day. (One day of cloth diapering then one day of sposies while I wash and line dry the cloth diapers.) Hopefully I'll be cloth diapering 100% of the time before long!