Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Beautiful Baby Girl

I can't believe that she's 14 months old! Time flies by so quickly. If only I could capture those moments again. At times I miss holding that tiny, tiny baby in my arms. Now I have to run to keep up with her. With so much energy she is definitely our bundle of joy! Above are a couple pics my bro took the other day.


Can I just tell you that I LOVE Fall? Nothing is better. Okay, maybe Winter, but Fall takes a close second. There's just something about the leaves crunching beneath your feet, the crisp air when you step outside and the gorgeous sunsets! What a beautiful world we live in and what a better time to sit and take it all in? May we take the time to thank God for all that He has given us.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Feeling Homemakery

Hahaha I think I just made that word up. Well actually my mom did because her and I both use it. :D But back on topic. I have the biggest urge to stay at home and bake and cook and clean and organize my house. I also want to break out my new sewing machine and get started on some Christmas projects. Boy do I have some good ones planned. I'm so stoked to get started on them. Don't you just love the feeling of being able to hand someone a present that you made yourself?

Speaking of which isn't it also so nice to be self sufficient? I hate going to the grocery store and if I could grow it all in my garden I would, but sadly I do have to make trips to the grocery store. Now I try to shop local but my budget is having a hard time with that because of the rising prices. Unfortunately, I have to go to Walmart. :( Now don't get me wrong...Walmart is great, but I know that as soon as any of our local businesses went under they would be jacking the prices sky high. When I do go to Walmart I try to go to the one in the next town over because they have cheaper prices than the one I drive by for work. How crazy is that?

Ok enough rambling for tonight, my bed is calling my name and I've been complaining that I'm not getting enough sleep. My cold is practically forcing my eyes shut and I still need to read my scriptures. Goodnight!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Tis the season

Today it snowed and I feel like breaking out the Christmas music, baking holiday goodies, and snuggling up with a cup of cocoa and a good book. I had to run over to my mom's house and my brothers and sisters were dancing around to Christmas music. :D Too funny, I guess it runs in the family. I've actually been quite impressed with myself this year as I have not yet turned on the Christmas music. In previous years I've had to restrain myself from turning it on before September 1.

Speaking of the holidays though...are you ready? I love the holidays and I'm super excited for this year. With Myelle being 18 months she's gonna be so much fun! Although I'm going to have to decorate my tree 2 feet from the bottom and up. LOL I have most of my Christmas shopping done and now I'm getting ancy to wrap them up and put them under the tree. :D I'm such a sap for cozy holiday scenes.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mommas and sleep

It doesn't happen. Okay so it's my first time being a mom. My poor baby girl cried and cried last night and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. After trying a number of things she finally fell asleep for good, but guess who couldn't now. :P Drifting off into a fitful sleep I finally caught some zzz's just in time for the alarm to go off. I shut it off thinking I'd sleep in since I was up all night. But nooo guess who woke up too? You guessed it. Myelle was up and at 'em bright and early. Guess that's what comes with being a mom.

But I wouldn't trade her for anything. :D

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My First Blog Post

Okay, after Bethany emailed me with her blog and I read it I just had to start my own. Bethany has always been an inspiration as long as I've known her.

So Life in the Woodshed as we know it. Erick and I have been married 2 1/2 years. We have a beautiful 1 year old girl. Erick is building and installing furniture and cabinets and loving it! I am a Full time Mom, part-time waitress, and part time track coach. Loving all but the many wait hours I have to work. But ya do what ya gotta do.

We live a simple and frugal life, at least we try to, so one day we'll be able to own our own house. :D I think I'm gonna have fun with this bloggin thing. Ya'll wish I would shut up. Toodles!