Friday, February 12, 2010


The Church baptizes infants so that they may be reborn to the divine life of grace in Christ Jesus and become heirs of heaven.

Baptism in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy spirit frees us from the tainting of original sin, and welcomes us into Christs Church. Baptism is also for the parents, god parents, family, friends, and the whole Church to commit to being a part of the child's spiritual development.

Anna's baptism was really special! Lot's of our friends and family joined us. Uncle Richie and Aunt Lisa are her god parents, it was a joyous occasion!

Even Little Joey came. He was hopeing to wed that day. =) He is getting baptized this week!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dear Lord,
So far today I've done all right. I Haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or very indulgent. I am very grateful for that. But in a few minutes, Lord, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on, I'm going to need a lot more help. Amen.

Carol got a new book (SAVERS!) its a "Play with Cheerios" book.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Busy box

I made a "busy box" (from the busy todler book) this week. It is especially for the car. I have been running in to allot of whining in the car the past week or so. Carol needs something to keep her hands busy. I love to take advantage of her sitting quietly and looking out the window.
I strive for thoes moments, but in the case that she is not up for window watching I want to be prepared. See Whining whears me out. If I am going to be a good mommy and not get warn out on the little every day things, I Must plan ahead. And so... I give you the busy box!

It is full of books, small toys, snacks and one of Carol's favorite blankets. I situated it right under the Center Constole within my reach, and out of her sight. If she saw it she would ask and ask for all the toys. This way I can supprise her.

Now my hope is I can catch Carol right before her breaking point. She can sit quietly as long as she can, but then I have to recognize the sighn. She If I wait until she starts whining and THEN give her a toy, I have rewarded her bad behavoir. The more I pay attention the easier it is to catch her BEFORE she is at that point.

The busy box is already working! Thank God for great ideas!

PS. There are also baby whipes in the busy box. When do you NOT need a baby whipe? Even if you are a grown up with no kids. Baby whipes clean up ANY MESS. Coffee on your jeans? Dirty hands after pumping gas, that black muck on your cute pants when you get in the car! YES Baby whips can almost do any thing. I would say to any one, you need to keep baby whipes in the car.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Recently some friends were over visiting and we busted out the "Honeymoon" scrap book. Graciously they let us talk and talk all about our stories, it was really fun to think and laugh about our first month together. Today I FINALLY took the ONLY pictures we have from that trip, off the camera. See we broke our Camera the first day in Mexico. TRAGIC! But Dave kept a journal of our trip and really, I think it captured our adventure far better than a picture would have.

In Sedona we spent two nights in a little casita on the mountain. We spent the days sleeping, and sipping on coffee, reading books.

We had wonderful food and Wine,

and enjoyed beautiful views.

The ride home in the Jeep was HOT!~

The next day we left for Mexico, stopping in Yuma at our Favorite burrito place, MR. G's.

Our first nights stop we stayed in a little dump with beds and clean water.

Then out on the town. THIS is where we broke our camera.

The memories will last forever!

Friday, February 5, 2010

No, Pictures and not really much to say. Just updating you on the boogers and poo side of things. Before I go feed. Yes... Remember... Feed, change, sleep, nurse, butter, boogers and poo.

One of the "do it all" mom's I speak of, today told me she only milk's her goat when they have babies, and she can't make her own butter cause they don't have a churner. WONDERFUL! I'm off the hook.

All the girls, and the Daddy were sick for a few weeks, so many boogers in our house. Still cleaning up the little girls boogers.

Poo.... Strangely enough this week we have had 5 or 6 diaper leaks. One was Carol with really smelly, runny poo..... it was during nap time. So not only did I miss out on my quiet house, she needed clean sheets. And Anna is now down to pooping once or twice a day and they are Explosive! Lots of dirty stained cloths for the Laundry.
This is part of the reason you haven't heard about Anna's special baptism and Carol learning to use the potty, but we will get to that soon.

PS.. I LOVE BEING A MOMMY! I don't think I mind the boogers and poo as much as you would. It's half my DNA any way.