Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Yet another change

Sooo...there is another baby on the way! Excited, but mostly nauseous and exhausted.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Right out our back door. It was a beautiful evening in Iowa and we were able to enjoy God's splendor as a family.

The boys filled the bird feeder and as I walked out to join them, I found this guy. He was buried in the grass, until I unknowingly disturbed him. Nick picked him up, but he jumped right out of his hands. We told Cade he could touch it, and much to my surprise, he did! Several times he reached down and gently touched the frog with one finger.

The frog would sit motionless and then bolt several feet away when Cade would touch it. I thought it would scare Cade, but instead he exclaimed "Ohhh my goooodness!!" and then he would try to touch it again. Look closely, the frog is in the photo! (Straight across from Cade's chin)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Members Only

That's correct. Two days ago I became a mite-box-carrying member of Trinity Lutheran Church's Ladies Aid. No, I'm not quite sure what that means, but I do know that I'm the youngest member, by a couple generations. I'm not making fun, I really like being around those with more life experience than I. No one really explained what it means to be a member. All I know is they asked me, I said yes, I signed the book, learned the hand shake, and I'm in. Cade is kind of an unofficial member. More like a mascot. I never did ask him how he feels about attending Ladies Aid meetings. I'm pretty sure as long as they keep sharing the desserts with him, he'll be alright with the whole situation. Anyhow, I hope to be able to help out during my 1 year membership and maybe even learn to knit. I already have several things that I would like to make.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Why do I love children?

Because some things are a 2 man job.

Because they are born with the ability to make farting noises with their mouths.

Because they give their parents a darn good reason to play with PlayDoh.

Because they will parade around in a spider hat and care nothing about what the world thinks.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Natural Lighting

I have always loved natural lighting. Sounds crazy, but I'd rather sit in an almost dark room than turn on a glaring set of 60 watt light bulbs. It just seems to bring a calm to my day when the sun is shining and all the curtains are wide open. Now, imagine my astonishment and joy when we moved to a place with 3 skylights. Sure, we're only going to be here for 1 year, but I will enjoy every day of having them. I even sort of liked watching a storm go over. How can you not be in a great mood when your doing dishes and you look up to see this heavenly view? Glorious.
Today was July 4th, of course, and my husband, son, and I had plans of hitting up possibly a few parades (at least one for sure) and some fireworks. However, major hold up on those plans as Cade woke up with a cold. First illness in probably a year or so, and hopefully it will be short lived. So, lots of down time and clay work!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Stay at Home

It's so strange!! Nick and I have been married for 4 glorious (adventurous?) years. In that time, I've always been on the go, either with classes, clinicals, and these last few years, work. I had gotten used to just a few short hours in the morning with Cade and then just trying to survive until evening. Now, he has a 'real job' and is gone 8 or more hours a day! Sometimes I don't even make it out of the house for a couple days in a row! I was worried about this transition but you know what? I like it. I love spending all day with Cade. I love not feeling rushed. Somedays I actually *gasp* like doing dishes. I always knew I might enjoy cooking if I could do it on my own time, and it has been pretty enjoyable. I never wanted to be a mom. I never wanted to be a stay at home wifey. I thought it would all be so boring and routine. Wow. I sure am not afraid to admit when I'm wrong! Everyday is full of change. Either it's crazy busy or totally relaxed. Full of housework or full of art work. Solitude or all family, all day. Lounging or laps around town. I love being a mom and wife. Somedays I feel almost guilty for the enormous amount of happiness and love I feel. God truly is in control. If he wasn't, I'd be missing out on some completely awesome experiences.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

For starters...

This is Some Days because I'll be here somedays and talk about random things. And dream about 'someday' in the future. You know, basically things I'm working to achieve. More often than not, it will be all about my son and my new job as a full-time stay-at-home mama and wife. (The stay-at-home part is what's new). Probably a little about my art, some about natural living, maybe a bit on my cooking adventures (I burnt spagetti 2 days ago. To the bottom of a pot. While warming it up. On the stove.) If I'm not here, I'm somewhere else, maybe completely neglecting this here blog. But that's the greatest thing about journals that I keep; they don't have rules!