Our Savior's love, shines like the sun with perfect light. As from above, it breaks through clouds of strife.

Feb 29, 2012

Signs of Life

It has been a rough 3 months.  I am at week 19 1/2 and am starting to have moments where I feel like myself. 

1st:  Came out of the constant fog of naseau long enough to notice the dirty/disorganized state of my house.

2nd:  Walked past the cheetos at the grocery store and thought "Eww"- even though there have been several days in the past 3 months that snack foods like those were all I could force myself to eat.

3rd:  Made dinner for my family AND ate an adult size portion.

Thanks to everyone who has offered help and support.  We feel so blessed to be able to have baby #3 on the way!  C is building beds in her room so "the newborn baby can sleep with me".  "Mom, you can't take care of two babies, so you just take care of SJ and I'll take care of the newborn baby."  Its really fun to have a child old enough to understand what is coming and get so excited!

P.S.  Drumroll, please: it is a...               


We celebrated with pink lemondade. 

Feb 28, 2012

Palmyra, NY

Greg had a business trip up to Toronto. It's only a couple of hours away from his parents, so we all tagged along to visit the Grandparents.

10 hour car ride

 The gorgeous snowfall made it worth it

 C's first time on skis... with a little help from Daddy and SJ

 And... the reason for the trip.  These girls love their Grandma and Grandpa.


SJ is so cute, these days.  I'm not sure what it is... maybe that her chubby baby face is giving way to a face with little feminine features.  Maybe that she is talking non-stop and is SO excited about everything she encounters in this world.  I can't get enough of her, lately.  Here are some of my favorite things that she says...

When she hears a loud noise: "That scaows mah eaows" (that scares my ears)
"I want anoder one banket" or "anoder one baby" or "anoder one one"

She loves carrying my old cabbage patch around and taking care of her. 
"Shhhh... mom, my baby's sweeping"
"Baby's wake now!"
(with a very convincing sympathetic face) "Ohhhh, baby sad." 
(holding baby on her lap) "Caywa (how she says her sister's name), wave hi to baby!"

Feb 8, 2012


Overheard, this morning:
C:  "My tummy hurts because Mommy made me eat 3 cookies and 2 lollipops last night."
Greg:  HAhahahha!  That can't be true!
C:  I tried to tell the truth but it wouldn't come out

(shouted from the other room)
SJ:  "C!  Stop whining!  It hurts my ears!"

Also keeping us busy, today:  Playing dress-up and making Valentines.  SJ has 12 classmates and C 18... this makes for a lot of work!