Saturday, September 27, 2008

Shoe craze

Hello 80's! Wow,, booties are back and I'm happy. It's the hottest trend this fall lady friends and I plan to indulge on at least 1 pair. :)

Funny how....

Sept.16, 2008

Funny how things work out. Never thought when we moved out of our first home we purchased in 2002 would we be moving back in, this time with my little girl. It's only a 2br 1 bath (yes, I said 1 bath). very quaint little home. When we lived there 4 years ago, we were in the middle of some of the most intense invasive infertility treatment. Desperation, Fear, Loneliness and Hopelessness surrounded me in this house. There was this one night that I remember. My dr. had called said nothing took and I again felt let down and was left questioning God. I sat in the 2nd bedroom and just cried my eyes out thinking I'll never know what it's like to have a crib in this room. I'll never be able to fall asleep in the room RIGHT next door knowing that should my child have a bad dream, I can be there in a second at their side. The closet was empty and always would be was my fear. I could go on and on, but most of you know our story already. So,
long sob story short,, here we are 3 and a half years later with our beautiful daughter moving back in to our charming little home. but no crib and I'm okay with that right now. :)

Also, we decided there was quite a bit that needed to be made over, so I've been taking before and after pictures as things get done........

The greatest show on earth

Sept 13, 2008

CIRCUS DAY!!! It's my 1st time at the circus. Seriously, I know sad huh?

Omg, amazing. There was soo much going at the same time. Men twirling in ways they should'nt, elephants bowing, dogs leaping, motorcycle on a wire about 100 ft. up with a lady dangling below it, people bouncing around on these gigantic inner tube tire like things, omg, did I mention the munching of popcorn around me was INSANE!!!!!! :) Almost sent me to my dark place. We had a fun time though, Micah was amazed and I think picked up on some new acrobat tricks.. little scared bout that..


Aug 2, 2008

Today was a beautiful day, however I formed a new addiction.. OOPS!!!! I stepped into a very cute and charming little bakery called lulu's cupcake. Oh my word!!!!!! (HA, I used to say that all the time in Georgia, weird) The best $3.00 ever blown!
I love chocolate, icing and the color pink. Umm, can u say perfect?
Don''t walk, RUN to lulu's cupcakes on Elk Grove Blvd in Old town.

Need I say more?

Aug. 18

We were dog sitting Brooklyn Struckmeier. Such a cutie... Micah is totally in love with this dog,, really any dog, but Brooklyn has won her heart I think.. Check out these pics. Ohh and please excuse the ghetto fan on the floor :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy Birthday USA

uly 4,, seriously one of my favorite days. I forget often how frekin blessed I am to live in America and able to enjoy what it has to offer! We as we do every year went to Elk Grove Park with all the family to watch fireworks.. Danette made all the girls patriotic skirts this year and Micah paraded around in hers very proud!!!!! and thanks to my husband, we have pre-show entertainment. We usually get seats right at the gate, smack dab underneath the fireworks.... Omg this year, it's like they were going to burn us as they fell! It felt like we could almost touch them. They had the Lee Greenwood song playing, "Proud to be an American" during the fireworks and I became soooooo emotional. The tears were fallin and I thought my heart was going to explode with happiness!! Everybody was clapping, people were shouting, I could hear whistles.. I just have never been more proud to be an American than that night!
Thank you to all who have served our country in uniform, especially those in my life. Dad, Richie, Jeff and of course my husband-thank you for all your sacrifices! You are loved (yes, even you dad) :)

If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I’d worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with just my children and my wife.

I’d thank my lucky stars,
to be livin here today.
‘ Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

From the lakes of Minnesota,
to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.

From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
and its time we stand and say.

That I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

And I’m proud to be and American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

White girls can jump

June 15, 2008
Today is father's day and we totally chilled at home. It's what daddy wanted to do. We grilled out, everybody took naps, HALLELUJAH for naps!!! :)  It started to cool down and we headed outside to "hang"  out and just play. We were so impressed with Micah's b-ball skills, barely 2 years old and can already grip the ball and look at her hanging off the rim.  She has definitely got some upper arm strength. Must be from all the furniture climbing that has been  happenin the past few weeks!! HA
Anyway, I could'nt believe her strength and she did'nt want to let go. Thank God for ice cream and bribery.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Friday, June 13, 2008

So I walk into my daughter's room today to check on her supposed to be nappin cute little self. Instead, she was sitting not on, but inside her top dresser!! Oh and did I mention this little fight over taking a nap had been going on for about a hour at this time. So, she's inside her dresser totally all decked out in her seasonal fashions. She has her cute little bikini bottoms at her ankles and wraped around her neck are her pink snow bibs. Oh and on her head is her fuzzy pink tierra.
This is the first time she had climbed into her top dresser drawer so I was'nt sure do I make it very obvious that this is not okay and discipline her or do I have a good laugh with Micah and put her back to bed AGAIN.... I did neither! I told Micah "k baby don't move, stay right there" she says "k mom" in her sweet little angelic voice. :) I run down the stairs and almost fall over dora game pieces rushing to my camera. Get back up to her room and she's already saying "cheese" with the largest grin posing beautifully for me.
I will probably regret tomorrow that I did'nt make it known to her that we don't climb our furniture. however, she will not be 2 forever and one day I'll wish for these days back.
Oh and she never napped today. Today, she won.

Off 2 the zoo

Daddy had this idea of taking Micah to the zoo and instead of taking 300 pictures. :) he would just make a video of her fun day! He put this quick video together in an afternoon and we love to watch it over and over and over and over..enjoy. xo

Me and my big 6-wheeler

April 20, 2006

K, i'm feeling very very frustrated, but before you get involved,, probably only moms or those that have to push around a hugo stroller around would understand. So, picture this..... Micah and I are at the mall,,,about a 3 time a week event lately. I go into Gymboree, love that store and first of all I knock over a maniquein flat on her face and it makes the loudest noise....did I mention the maniquein was right in the center of a 2 foot aisle...... Do they really expect us and our gigantic strollers to get down an aisle.... I'm trying to push through and all kinds of things were falling off the racks, etc...It takes alot to embarass me,, but this kinda did it.. Just because everybody is looking at me strange,, as if my stroller is the biggest in California.. last time I checked it was a normal size. So my point is if anybody reading this knows anybody in management in a children's store,, please tell them to widen their store and give us moms with supposedly enormous strollers room to shop.....xoxooxo peace out.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

His Grace is Enough

March 14, 2006

His grace is enough!!!!!! How Great is Our God.. These songs have never been more true in my life than they are today. God worked a miracle and Micah is back home in our arms. God-YOU ROCK!!!! How could anybody deny His power and love and grace and mercy? He's incredible and I'm in awe.

This is the happiest day of our life, talking of daddy and I. Micah-we thought we had lost you forever and our hearts were crushed. I pray that you never never have to experience the physical pain I felt last night as I sat in your room and just wept. I held your blanket close to my face all night and just sobbed and prayed. I physically ached to hold you. I love you with every breath….but it's amazing to think that God loves you even more and He is using you to touch soooooo many hearts.. You would'nt believe all the people across the United States that are praying for you Micah, Kendra your birthmom and your daddy and I. So many people spent the whole night on their face before God asking him for a miracle to bring you back home to daddy and I. You are a testimony of the Power of prayer and your daddy and I will never forget it. We dedicated you to God with your papa and grammy before we took you to Kendra on March 13th. We knew that you were in the hands of God which are much bigger than ours. As much as I hoped and trusted God that I would hold you again,, it's very surreal at this moment to have you back in your bassinet besides mommy and daddy's bed. I get to see you first thing in the morning and my heart is bursting with happiness. Your daddy and I love each other more than we ever have, Your dad is an incredible man of God and he has been a rock for me. We have drawn closer to each other in the past 24 hours and have prayed together more than we ever have. We committed to each other tonight to pray every night with you before bedtime and together when we go to bed. And to pray with the same passion that we have the past 24 hours. Micah, never underestimate the power of prayer. God is listening and your living proof that God is Almighty and is in control of all!!!!!

I can't type anymore, because I just want to lie next to you and feel you breathe and watch you sleep. I love you precious baby! We give you to God and trust Him and His will for your Life!!!!!!xoxoxoxo Sweet dreams

Such Love

March 13, 2006

My heart has been shattered into a million pieces. Micah, we may have had to place you back in the arms of your birthmom, but I am still your mommy in my heart and you are my baby girl! I miss you,, I can smell you and everytime I close my eyes I can see you and your smile that melts my heart. I want you in my arms Micah….. This is killing me and your daddy. I don't know why Kendra is doing this, but your daddy and I gave you to God and His hands are bigger than ours. It's hard to imagine, but he loves you more than we do. We are praying for a MIRACLE Micah, a miracle that God would change the situation. Not for us, but for His glory. So that people may see that in the midst of somebody's nightmare, God is working and HIS plan will come to pass. I pray with all my heart and every breath that I hold you again Micah. This hurts soo much I can't describe it, I feel like I'm dying a little bit each minute without you. Please know that if I never see you again, i have never experienced such love as this. xo