Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Think it's been long enough?! :: Free-holiday-tag-download

Life has been pretty crazy and I cannot seem to keep up with more than one blog at a time. But here I am trying again! And by more than one blog, I mean 3! I have not yet set up a roll out date of my newest blog baby - but it will be exciting and thoughtful. This BabyMama space is just for me - with no pressure and no deadlines and very few watching. More are welcome, but it is nice to have a space that I can relax and not worry about anything else. I will post about some of the things I am making as Christmas gifts, well after they've been received :) 

In the meantime we are all enjoying the craziness that life has brought us and that craziness entails living in a house without a kitchen (NO KITCHEN!) for a month! But we think the results will be worth the wait - I just hope it doesn't bring around any weight! 

DIY Print-at-home gift tag by Three Umbrellas

Happy Holidays to all of you and enjoy the image of the Christmas tag I made that will be a free download on my other blog! :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ooh, shiny new bike for 1?

Madsen Cycles and Nie are both hosting contests for giveaways of a Madsen Cargo Bike. I'm hoping to attend the bike rally that Nie is hosting and hoping beyond hope I can chance into one of these bikes!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sweet! Potato Salad

I've been experimenting with vegetables that I get from a local food co-op. It's like Iron Chef every week when we get our basket of fruit and veggies.

I made this sweet potato salad the other night with sugar snap peas, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, celery, green onion, green pepper, fresh basil, fresh thyme, and a dressing of red pepper flakes, OOMayo, brown mustard, olive oil (to loosen it up) salt, pepper, and lime juice. It was AMAZING and so fresh tasting! And by the end I was sooo full. I'm definately less of a meat eater when I have an abundance of vegetables in my fridge.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Paging Incoherent Mommy of 2!

I have decided that life as a mother of 2 boys makes me feel like superwoman. Superwoman with a mind that is turning mush. I feel like I have survived the running of the bulls every day when I hit the pillow and even though I am tired I feel triumphant!

After 6 weeks of recovery from a c-section and 4 months of adjustment to the tasks, demands and needs of two little ones I feel like I have gotten a handle on the situation (not the Jersey Shore guy, I've never even seen that and don't think I will - I watch E! not MTV). I can make meals while holding a baby(not by a hot stove mind you) and managing a toddler who wants me to play all the time, help the toddler change his "underwear" (pullups) and get him dressed which is a job of olympic proportions and wake up way to early when my brain won't work and still be a decently kind human being and get this... I don't freak out if I have to get up in the middle of the night and take care of a needful boy. The first time around in this parenHood I did not do so well in the nighttime hours. I struggled to wake up and would pick a fight with Husband about who was getting up. Now I just cherish the snuggle time and if I'm struggling I seethe quietly and try to let Husband sleep so he can get up way to early to go to work.

Life in these parts can get pretty crazy, but I like to think that I have it under control ... or that I am in control ;)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Baby Mama back in Action

Hoping to go to Bloggy Bootcamp!

It would be an amazing opportunity and its right in my area! Bonus for being able to breastfeed and attend a conference!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The joy of motherhood

This is what pregnancy looks like at 26 weeks holding an almost 2 year old. We're progressing nicely with no complications so far. This post at CJane did say it aptly for how I feel most days while pregnant.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to all of the fun, exciting and challenging things to come in 2010. Every year I am amazed at what we have accomplished and how much we have experienced!

This year our family:
-Celebrated Little's 1st birthday!
-Completed another year of Post Graduate Work
-Applied for numerous jobs
-Went on a trip to California for work
-Went on a whimsical/spur of the moment trip to Yellowstone
-Moved for the 4th time during our marriage
-Served as librarians for our ward
-Served as teachers at church
-Taught 2 University courses
-Recieved a national award for research with a nice little $ perk included
-Started taking pictures as a hobby
-Took photography more seriously and photographed weddings and portraits
-Switched from Nikon to Canon
-Experienced another miscarriage (#3)
-Had a family reunion
-Found out we were expecting child #2 and that said child is a boy :)
-Rejoined the gym for another year
-Found out I can and did jog 5 miles in an hour at 23 weeks pregnant! :)
-Knitted and crocheted many things including barbie clothes, scarves, booties...
-Started an Etsy Shop
-Took Illustrator classes and started teaching myself Flash CS4
-Survived the "morning" sickness of pregnancy
-Watched Little become a little boy and develop an amazing vocabulary (including "Satin" as Santa ;)
-Heard and cherished the words "Wuvooo" from our Little
-Finished the Book of Mormon

Just a few of the things we have experienced this past year and in one day we can start our list again!

Happy New Year!