Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Still working on some last minute crafts for the Fancy Farmgirl vintage market May 7th! 
Scarf camera straps 

Painted signs
I am super excited for the show and I want to sell everything! Ha! 
As this Mother's Day weekend begins I lay in bed in the quiet before all the chaos starts and reflect on these littles that I have been blessed with and the man that helps raise them with me. Every year when Mother's Day approaches I actually dread it. You heard me, I dread Mother's Day! 😳 It's the expectation of sleeping in, someone else doing the dishes, no one asking me to wipe their bum, tie their shoes, get them a Popsicle, or wipe their boogers. No one begging for a snack when I've said no 5-6 times already, head butting me from a temper tantrum because I won't let them see what happens if they try and stick a fork in the light socket, or wiping boogers across my freshly laundered shirt. I have these expectations that I don't want to make meals or do dishes. I don't want to SERVE, I want to sit and nap and read a book in the quiet. I am going to try my hardest to change my attitude this year. This is the year that Mother's Day will be perfect and I will be thankful for the snotty noses and smelly feet because one day they won't be there. The thought brings a tear to my eye. One day they won't need me to put on shoes or help with a story problem. I want time to slow down, I want to hold those sticky pudgy hands a little longer. I have been blessed with sweet kids who adore me and want to ask for my help and want to make a mess to create me a masterpiece and this year I will take it all in and accept it. Appreciate it. Love it. Happy Mother's Day to every woman out there that serves and serves with a smile. Happy Mother's Day to the women that will clean up their own Mother's Day breakfast and continue to wipe bums and give in to requests for sticky suckers before dinner that you will be wiping off surfaces later. Mother's Day I will celebrate  all the things that I usually think drive me nuts, but make me who I am and yes, someday I will miss all those things. ❤️

Thursday, April 14, 2016

12 months! Wow! 17 lbs and 1 ounce and 28" tall. ❤️
Violet got to celebrate her 1st birthday cake up at the cabin during Spring Break. 
To say she loved it is an understatement. 

My baby girl is 1! This year has flown by. She is the sweetest thing. We love her consistent smile. She hates her car seat. She loves food and eats what we eat. She is still an avid nurser and sleeps with mom and dad mostly. She loves her siblings and her new baby doll that she got for her birthday! 
My most favorite place in the world is the cabin at Priest Lake. 

Stephen has taken it upon himself to teach the kids how to fish as he learns himself. Such precious moments. 

And poor Paisley found a tick moving around in her ear when we were laying down for bed! Luckily we got it but she was pretty freaked out! 
We took Paisley's pictures for her baptism whole up at the cabin for Spring Break. 

She received scriptures from her grandma Ann and Grandpa Bob. She was baptized on the 9th by her father. More pictures to come! 

We then left for the cabin the day after her party to spend Spring Break at the cabin. We celebrated again on Sunday, her real birthday. She requested waffles and strawberries for her birthday breakfast and Pasta-Roni for her birthday dinner. 
She spent most of the day reading her new book, Mal's Spellbook, and playing with cousins. 
Paisley is smart, funny, and kind. She is a great friend and the perfect amount of quirky and sweet. She's a great reader and her teacher raves about her. She's a rule follower and a creative at heart.