Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Look Who is 3 Months Old Today!

I'd forgotten how much things can change in 1 month with a newborn. Here's some of Shoshannah's milestones:

  • Sleeps through the night!
  • Takes a pacifier
  • Sucks fingers
  • Laughs out loud
  • Ticklish
  • Takes a nap exactly 2 hours after waking up in the morning.
  • Reaches for toys
  • Still has dark blue eyes
  • New hair seems to still be dark
  • Is *almost* in size 3-6 months
  • A LOT happier
Who would've guessed that omitting dairy from my diet would make all the difference!
Love love, love this little girlie!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Korleen is...

feeling slightly over extended.


enjoying Shoshannah sleeping through the night!



finally getting excited for Christmas.

trying not to sweat it.


finally in style with her natural hairstyle.

NOT shoveling yet, although there's snow on the ground.

thankful for her safety today.

ready to get this house sold.

cleaning. non. stop.

in love with her new Swiffer.

day dreaming.

thankful for friends.

enjoying our MOPS group.

in need of time to actually get groceries.

up to her neck in laundry.

ready for bed.

Night, night sleep tight don't let the bed bugs bite!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I left you hanging last week, didn't I? I'm sorry.

Our friends who wanted to buy our house weren't able to secure financing. So we are still trusting in God to bring the right people to us.

Our house is going through an inspection on Monday, please pray that we won't have to put a lot of money into it for it to pass.

I'm not sure my life could get any crazier! What a roller coaster!

Friday, November 26, 2010

30 Fun Facts *because I'm 30*

  1. I drink V8 every morning because it's good for me
  2. Neither my feet nor my legs have grown since I was 12
  3. I only use gift bags if I HAVE to. Yet I can't bring myself to throw them away when we receive them.
  4. I don't drink alcohol because it tastes bad, not because I have any convictions about it.
  5. I broke my arm when I was 11 and it's still very crooked today
  6. I've known my husband for 20 years
  7. I do my best thinking when I have my hands in dishwater
  8. I've taken piano, violin, guitar, and voice lessons. But I don't consider myself very musical.
  9. Sewing is my favorite art form!
  10. I believed in Jesus when I was 3½, and I still remember it to this day.
  11. I got married when I was 20
  12. I went to public, private, and home school. Private was my favorite!
  13. I learned how to take care of my house (cook, clean, laundry, etc) when I was 12 because my mom had cancer.
  14. I'm naturally athletic
  15. Fall is my favorite season
  16. I'm afraid of mice
  17. I'm not quiet or outspoken (this will mean more to you if you know my parents)
  18. I don't recycle
  19. I use at least one Pampered Chef tool everyday
  20. I love kids, especially my own
  21. I got my driver's licence when I was 16½
  22. I've only hit one deer in my life. I bumped it, it made a weird noise at me and ran off, but left quite a bit of damage.
  23. I played with dolls until I was probably 11 or 12. Whenever my youngest friend outgrew them.
  24. I don't like to be in the spotlight
  25. I have zero patience for clumsiness
  26. I LOVE all kinds of shopping, except grocery.
  27. I finally broke my nail bitting habit this year.
  28. My toenails are always painted
  29. I bit my brother's arm once, hard enough to break the skin, we told mom that a stick did it. She didn't question it, although there were obvious teeth marks.
  30. I grew up in a neighborhood filled with kids that all played together everyday after school, and I loved it!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gingerbread House Selling Adventures: Part 3

Me- "Yes you can watch a movie. I just need you to keep the house clean because it's being shown again tomorrow."

Xavier- "Ah! That's a nightmare to me! I wish selling a house wasn't so complicated!"

Amen Brother!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gingerbread House Selling Adventures: Part 2

Philipiians 4:6- Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

The couple that wants to buy our house are friends of ours. They really love our house and want it, but are having a hard time getting financing. Please pray with me that something amazing happens this weekend, or else this deal will fall through.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bring on the..

Gaius Says, Followed by Leia Says

"Does God have a car? Does he have an airplane? Then how does he get to church?"

"Mom, did you see the animals on the side of the road? It was either deer or kangaroos."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gingerbread House, Adventures in Selling: Part I

We have accepted a purchase offer! As long as everything runs according to plan we're looking at moving in about 2 months!

*Now to move forward with the purchase offer on the big house*

This whole process is, sort of, blowing my mind! Can you say lightning speed?!

Please pray that all the inspections go amazingly smooth and the financing goes through for the couple that wants to buy our house!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

These are What I Want My Kids to Pray for Next:

Although, I wouldn't turn a free pair of these down. I do understand that Jesus is not my own personal Santa Claus. He's already given me more then I could ever ask for! I was just trying to make a little joke!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

This whole keeping the Gingerbread House perfectly picked up is exhausting!
There's absolutely no way I can make it look un-lived in, we use every square foot.
Praying it sells fast, really fast!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

As I looked through papers to get ready for the Realtor I came to a conclusion.
This will always be the Gingerbread House!
In fact, I almost labeled files "The Gingerbread House".
Our realtor put up a post on her company's facebook page and called it that also.

I have a great name for the new house/blog...but you'll have to wait and see what it is!

In other house news: Leia prayed that we'd buy the yellow house for the first time today!
With two mini prayer warriors on the case it's almost a guaranteed thing, right?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Check out these adorable hats one of my friends made for my kids! As an added bonus I finally got a halfway decent picture of my 4 kids (I'm ignoring the hair hanging in Leia's face)!
Win, Win!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Realtor is coming! The Realtor is coming! :-)

The gingerbread house is going on the market very soon (as in a few days/week).

She's been a good house!
We have just outgrown her. :-)

What do you think, am I going to have to change the name of my blog?

Monday, November 8, 2010

We are in the dreaded waiting period.
We don't really know what's going on with the house at all.
We have to wait on our mortgage broker, their realtor, my brother in law, and Coke's contract negotiations. All of which could take weeks, maybe even months (say it ain't so!). I guess, now comes my lesson in patiences. *sigh* I'm not very patient.

On a happy note! My family cracks me up!

Xavier prays everyday that we'll get the house and Leia prays that we won't. Seems counter productive, but it is their individual feelings on the matter. I'm curious to see whose prayer God answers.

Gaius has been crazy funny lately. He's talking more and more and I never know what's going to come out of his mouth next.

Shoshannah is getting more and more vocal! She is super feisty! She might be my most outgoing child yet. She can hold her head up very well and rolled over once (I think it was a fluke). She's starting to get more predictable and is generally happy as long as I don't eat dairy.

I LOVED this past weekend! It reminded me of my childhood. We had a sleepover here on friday night and then the 2 eldest slept over at a friend's house on Saturday. While growing up I always had tons of friends over all the time. My parents' house was always swarming with kids. That's actually something I'm looking forward to having when we have a bigger house.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Favs

I stole this from my friend shelly. Mostly because my brain is fried and I can't come up with anything clever of my own.

3 Favorite TV Shows
1. Community
2. Glee
3. Modern Family (with The Middle coming in a very close 4th)

3 Favorite Movies Of All Time
1. The Very Thought of You
2. Life with Mikey
3. My Girl

3 Favorite Songs (at the moment)
1. Animal- Neon Trees
2. Anything Owl City
3. Brightest- Copeland

3 Favorite Stores to Shop at
1. Amazon
2. American Eagle (best jeans ever!)
3. Target

3 Favorite Thing About My Husband
1. His eyelashes (long and dark! Not fair!) :-)
2. His convictions, and his willingness to stand behind them
3. His wife! :-) Ha! I'm sorry I couldn't resist. His mind, he's my walking encyclopedia!

3 Favorite Holidays
1. Thanksgiving!
2. Labor Day
3. Christmas

3 Favorite Chores
1. Folding Laundry
2. Washing Laundry
3. Sweeping my new kitchen floor

3 Least Favorite Chores
1. Cleaning the shower
2. Dusting
3. Washing dishes

3 Favorite Things to Nom
1. Gayle Benedict's Chocolate Cake
2. Cajun Seafood Pasta
3. Coke Zero

3 Favorite Childhood Activities
1. Playing backyard baseball
2. Attach and Ambush
3. Making up dance routines for various songs with my friends and "preforming" them on my parents closed pop up trailer.

3 Favorite Current Activities
1. Running
2. Sewing
3. Camping

3 Things I am thankful for:
1. My Jesus
2. My little family (referring to age not actual size)
3. 4-6 hours of uninterrupted sleep nightly, on a fairly regular basis.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"YNN weather on the 10's"

Gaius- Mom! Can you turn the weather on?

Me- Why?

Gaius- So I can see if it's snowing!

Me- Just look out the window.

Gaius- Oh! the thermometer says it's 46 degrees. *it was actually slightly colder then that*

*tear* This morning's conversation is WAY too grown up feeling for my taste. I want my lil' boy to stay little for awhile longer. Time STOP moving so fast!!!

Today's Plan:


Just the way I like it!

Monday, November 1, 2010

I've been wanting to gush about the new house and all the things I love about it. But have been afraid to (still trying not to get attached).

It's definitely not new looking inside. But it does have all it's original woodwork (love), a claw foot tub (double love), 7 bedrooms (which probably won't all stay bedrooms). A semi-open staircase. Hardwood floors (that need to be refinished). The craziest half bath I've ever seen (there's a method to the madness of it, but I don't want to go into it now). Counters (I've never had any since I moved out of my parents' house). A 34 year old range that looks brand new (it has to be one of the very first glass top electric ones). Tons of cupboards! Carpet in the kitchen (what is up with people thinking it's a good idea to have carpet in that room?!?). A dining room (which I've always wanted). No electrical outlets in the whole upstairs (weird!). A brand new front porch. A sledding hill. A walk in closet in the master bedroom! A make shift coat closet. Another closet in one of the bedrooms (I *heart* closets). Enough square footage that we won't be on top of each other all the time! And a workshop in the basement. Along with lots more that I'm sure I'm forgetting.

We told our kids about the house but I'm not supposed to get them excited about it yet. It's kind of too late for Xavier. He's busting at the seams just imagining having his own room. Leia, on the other hand, is resistant to the whole idea of moving. She's not the biggest fan of change, she'll come around. Gaius and Shoshannah are fine with whatever. :-D

So there you have it! That's me reigned in! :-) I hope to one day be able to show you pictures. Keep praying!