Sunday, May 31, 2009

Finally home!

Well, we've made it back home! It's been a long fun weekend. .
There are many stories to tell but I have just learned that we have lost 2 young guys from my High School. It just makes you so thankful for the time we have here. Zach Moore & Bryan Baxter both died within a day or so of each other. I don't have full details about anything really! But please Pray for both the Moore & Baxter Families during this diffcult time!!
You will defiently be in our thoughts & prayers!
You both will be missed very much!
Rest In Peace ♥

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chunky Monkey

Just a Preview of Ms. B's pictures from Chunky Monkey Photography! Heather did such an awesome job & I can't wait to see what other ones there are!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gotta Love 4 Day Work Week!

Just thought I'd take a minute and give you a few updates on us!

Brynlee is doing really good. She gets a little gassy sometimes but a few Little Tummies Drops and she is good to go. She is 7 weeks now but her adjusted age she is 4 weeks. She is pretty much a 1 month old and doing things a 1 month old does :). Its hard to remember that she should only be 1 month. She rolled from her tummy to her back last week, which is amazing. She has only done it once because she was mad and tired of being on her tummy. She is starting to coo and smile more. Although, sometimes its just the gas in her tummy that makes her smile but it's still super cute!! She goes back to the doctor next week so it will be exciting to see how much she has grown. She doesn't look any bigger to me and is still wearing some newborn stuff. But everyone tells me she looks a lot longer, so we will see.

Kolton is doing good as well. He's slowly starting to talk more. Its very common for Meth-babies to talk a little later, so it's not much concern. He wants you to "Look" at everything. We started working on ABCs. He can get thru A-B-C before he's on to something else! A is his fave letter so far...he'll tell you A about 10 times before he wants do B. He says "Love you" sometimes. There for a little while anytime you asked him something the answer was "Yes" but he's figuring out that sometimes he doesn't want to say "yes" so we are getting some No! He is still doing really well in his "big boy" bed. He loves being able to get in and out of it by himself. I haven't had any problems with him getting out of it at bedtime. He cries for few minutes but he won't get out of bed. Thank goodness, I was a little worried the transition would be worse than it is!

As far as me. I am doing good. Still loving my job and I thank God that I have a wonderful boss that is so understanding that I am a Single mom! I have truly been blessed! I am officially starting a Bowtique! Right now, I am going to share Brynlee's room to store my bow making stuff. I've made about 6 bows already and just got my first order for 3- 4th of July bows. Its exciting and I'm always thinking of new bows to make. I usually make the bows after both kids are in bed. Its a nice way for me to wind down and do something with my time. I'm really loving it! I am going to make Bows, Bow Holders & Tutus. Right now I am looking for a Sewing machine and hopefully starting making Pillowcase Dresses & Pettiskirts! I'm watching a Sewing/Embroidery Machine on eBay, if I can get that then I will start doing Personalized Tanks, Onesies and T-shirts for the kiddies, as well as Personalizing the Pillowcase dresses!! I'm really excited to be able to start making Brynlee some really cute custom outfits. I will be starting a blog just for my bowtique which will be named "Rockin' It Solo Bowtique". I chose Rockin' It Solo because that's exactly what I am doing, Rockin' the Mommy thing Solo!!

Some things we having coming up. Our first camping trip (month late due to rain) is coming up this weekend and I'm so ready!! My baby shower is coming June 7th, I'm so excited! Can't wait to see everyone and for everyone to meet Brynlee! Then we have Baby Rylee's baby shower the end of June. I'm working on something special for Miss Rylee & Miss Katie, so I can't wait! We've planned a River Trip to the Guadalupe in July, a weekend away I don't know what I'll do, I'll sure miss my kiddies but I know it will be nice to relax!

That's about it! Till next time. God Bless!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


that's perfectly fine for me!!

Are you second?
My friend Kayla introduced me to this site and I have been meaning to blog about but haven't had a chance. Recently a fellow blogger was having a rough day & I recommended the site to her and thought it was a perfect chance to blog about it!
From the I am Second Blog:
I am Second is a movement where significance in life is a shared value among people of all kinds. Actors. Musicians. Business leaders. Your next-door neighbor. People just like you. Their authentic stories here on iamsecond provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. You'll meet people who overcame destructive lifestyles. Plus you'll discover those who've tried to go it alone and have failed, yet still found a life full of hope, peace & fulfillment.
This is so true, they have all these videos of people talking about their struggles, many of which you can totally relate to. Its encouraging to see people put themselves out there, such raw purity! Their courage is inspiring and their stories are amazing! Many people think when you say I am second, "oh no honey you are never second to anyone and don't you forget that." But, we are second. God is first. Give God your struggles, your stress, your pain but also give him your happiness, your pride & your accomplishments!
So, please check this site out.
I am Second, are you?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- Where there's a will, there's a way!

This just goes to prove that there is always a way to reach something that has been out of your reach :) Gotta love the Kid!!

Sorry about the quality taken from my iPhone!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
You should defiently check out this wonderful blog and her wonderful MSC [Many-Small-Children].

Well after following MckMama's Not Me! Monday Blog carnival for a few weeks now, no it's not me who sits at her desk with a load of work to be done recalling all the events that couldn't have possibly happened to me this last week. No, Not me!

No, it was not me who had only ten minutes to get ready and get to work only to go outside to find my car battery dead. No, it was not me who just wanted to sit in the driveway & cry. No, Not me!

It was not me who allowed herself to be completely addicted to Grey's Anatomy & it was not me who sat on her couch Thursday in tears with the thought that a TV Character was going to die! No, Not Me!!

No, it was not me that put her little baby boy's toddler bed together Friday Night only to realize she had to take it completely apart because one of the rails was NOT on upside down. Its not me who even has a little boy who ISNT old enough to be in a toddler bed! No, Not me!

No, its not me whose house looks like a tornado hit times ten. No it's not me who chose to play with babies instead of cleaning. No it wasn't me who was feeling completely guilty for not being a stay at home mom. It was not me who had a mini breakdown when she realized how much time she spends at work and running around with her little ones on the weekend instead of just hanging out and not enjoying the simple things! Nope, Not Me!

No, it's Not Me, who has read this post 10 times and still doesn't think it even come close to compare to MckMamas's! Not it's not me who is tad bit jealous of her Blogging skills! Nope, Not Me!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bouncing off an Idea

Okay, So I have been thinking all weekend about this. Just need some opionions! I want to start making Bows & Bow Holders to sell. I made a Bow Holder for Brynlee's room.
It's not completely done, I still have to attach the Ribbon to the bottom. But I think it turned out cute! This weekend, I got some stuff to start making some bows, I thought I'll make them for Brynlee first to see how well they turn out then if all goes well I think I'll start selling them on myspace & craigslist. I don't want to get rich doing it just make some extra money! Whatca think?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Should be working...

Okay, so I should be working and not on my blog but I'm just not in the mood for work :) So, I am going to update my blog and change the layout. I'm still figuring this all out. Please be patient!

Much Love!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Quick & Simple

Okay, so just a quick and simple post before I head home from work! I only get a chance to blog while I am at work :) Productive huh?!

Well, Miss Brynlee Marie is 1 month old today! Crazy how time flies, of course she has only been home for a week on Monday, so it just doesn't seem like she should already be a month old. [[wow, that was a complete run-on sentance!]]

Oh, other quick news! The roommates are moving out! More details laters :)

Wordless Wednesday #1 - Meeting Papaw for the 1st Time

Monday, May 4, 2009

It's My Birthday!

Today is My Birthday!! Who would have thought I would be a mommy of 2 amazingly beautiful kids by my 26th Birthday! God works in some mysterious ways sometimes! Well alot has happened since I last blogged. Last Monday, Miss Brynlee came home finally :) Her first night was a little rough adjusting to being in this big world! She was sheltered for 1st 22 days of her life! But she has settled in nicely! I stayed home for work Monday & Tuesday & Thursday. Oh how I wish I could be a stay at home mom!

Thursday, we had a busy day. Kolton had his 15 month check-up, a little late I know. He is doing great. He is just shy of 2'8'' and weighs 24.5lbs. He is such a growing little boy. At his check up he recieved 2 shots, which he was not the least bit happy about! I've never seen him cry that much during his shots. Poor baby!! He was ready to get out of there. As soon as he was off the table, he was heading to the door!

Brynlee had a check-up at the same time as well! She is doing really good. Her pedi was pleased with how she was looking and said there doesn't seem to be anything to worry about!! She weighed 8lbs 6ozs. I believe 3 or so ozs of that was her bottle she just ate. But she is gaining weight good. Although, looking at her you would never believe she weighed over 8lbs. She was 20 3/4 in. which means she gained 1/4 in since being born!

After the doctor's appointments and WIC we went to Alvarado to see Candie at work. She is such a beautiful pregnant mommy!! We can't wait for Baby Rylee to make her arrival! Candie has a 4 year old daughter and she still had all her bedding for Katie's Nursery. She is letting Brynlee use it!! Miss Rylee's daddy doesn't want so much pink..LOL! I am so grateful to have such good friends. I love the bed set and can't wait to get it set-up. We also got Miss Katie's toddler bed for Kolton. We are going to make the transistion tonight! I think he is ready and can't wait to get it all set up!

Speaking of great friends, Candie is also helping my mom with my baby shower! Which is awesome!! I can the true mommy experience because if it was just my mom I would have be doing most of everything. I love my mom more than anything, but party planning is just not one of her strong suits! So, if I forget to say it often, THANK YOU SO MUCH CANDIE!

I have been scrapbooking more with my friend Kayla. I love to scrap! Although one page is a long process for me. I have to many ideas and never the exactly right thing to go with the picture. I am so behind on Kolton's book and now I have Brynlee's book to start! Its just overwhelming sometimes! But, I will get them done!! I am hoping to have our next scrap night at my house this time. Since, it's a little harder to travel with 2 kids and lots of scrapbook stuff :)

I will end this post with a saying I found on...

“You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.” - William D. Tammeus