Wednesday, March 31, 2010


**Asher is back to his normal self! All of the cultures and tests came back negative, so apparently it was just a wierd virus!  We are praying that the other kiddos don't get it too, but at least are prepared now should it happen.  Thank you all for praying! My little guy is a real champ!**

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

...and we're in!

I'm very happy to say that we are in our new house! I have some before pictures, but i wont be taking 'after' pictures until all the boxes are put away and the house looks like a home. We're actually over halfway done unpacking all the boxes. I know. I can't believe that either, but we just can't stand boxes being everywhere.   So come back, because the next blog post will probably be pictures!

In other news, we've had a pretty interesting past few days. I'm not sure why it all had to happen at once, but on top of moving into our new house, Asher came down with a mysterious rash. Up until yesturday, we thought it was just a bunch of flea bites. Ya know, new house, stuff was in storage, blah blah. So we sprayed, cleaned, EVERYTHING.  Next morning, he's covered in a rash. Literally, head to toe, covered. Looked like Elmo.  

So I took him to the doctor and they hospitalized him immediately. The doctor feared meningitis, since some of the rash was purple (which in my opinon, is just from itching too much, but we'll see.)  We got to the hospital and he got even more hives and rash just sitting and waiting for lab work to be taken.  He had his blood drawn, a urine sample taken, AND a spinal tap. Yes you read that right. Can you believe that?! My poor little boy.  I hope none of you ever have to do that.

He's been a real trooper.  All the cultures seem to be coming back negative but we're still waiting on a few. I'm thinking its just a virus, but Lord, it's been hard to see him hurt! He's still at the hospital with Joel, probably coming home this afternoon with antibiotics, steroids, and lots of Benadryl.  Praying he doesnt get the post-spinal-tap headache I've heard so much about. Eew.

I'm looking forward to getting settled in our new home with healthy kids who can enjoy it. Ro and Bella took the transition really great.

I'll keep you posted on the pics, and Ash's results from the tests.

For your amusement, here's a picture of what I look like after a full day and night at the hospital with no brush, toothebrush, change of clothes, or make-up.

Dont laugh too hard.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Can somebody say HOUSE?!

We are moving into our new house this weekend! I'm telling you:

I Can. Not. Wait.

We close on Thursday, paint and move stuff in Friday, unload the storage unit Saturday and voila, we're in our new home! So excited. I will post before/after pictures for sure, so check back for those.

Aren't you excited?
There's alot to do before we can move in. Lots of little bits of packing (make sense?), cleaning the rooms we've been using at the in-laws, phone calls to make about utilities, bank accounts, address change, etc. But guess what? I'm not even stressed because my excitement takes over and all i can think about is, 'YAY!".

Ok, you'll hear from me in a few days, maybe next week. :-)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

5 things I love Friday!

1.  ramen noodles. yes you heard me; i'm out of college and i STILL love them. (I'm eating them right now as I type this.)

2.  Hearing Rowan learn his colors, shapes, numbers, ABC's, animals and animal sounds. He knows them ALL!!

3.  getting our car fixed. It sounds like an amazingly new car now. New muffler and tailpipes ROCK.

4.  Dwight Schrute. Need i say more.

5.  my husband. Just because.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday (almost)

(sneak peak at my new house. 'Before' picture of our dining room!)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

renewed motivation

It seems as though when the sun comes out, my motivation to be productive returns. And boy am I thankful, I was in quite the creative rut! My shop went over a month without being updated, poor thing. Well friends, the day has come. There are 2 new cute bags in my shop, and a cute little baby blanket on it's way!  And to top that off, my husband gave me a bit of our tax return and blessed me to go buy DESIGNER fabric online! I'm waiting by the mailbox. I dont know if I'll actually be able to sew anything because I think I'll just want to look at it all the time.  There's just something about designer fabric. The good news is, once I get up the courage to cut into it, you all will have a feast for your eyes. :-)

Here's my two new bags: forgive the pictures for the pink one. I only had the camera on my phone to work with.

They're cute, right? It's hard to sell the cute things I make, but I always hope they go on to really bless someone else. 
Moving date is coming soon. Do you know what that means?! That means that in less than a month, I will have my own craft area, in my own house! In case you dont know, Joel and I have never owned a home. Nor have we ever lived alone. We're pretty psyched. Pray that stuff keeps going smoothely. 
have a good tuesday!