Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's What Makes Her Happy

Here you go World - Emily's reaction to the bedding we got for her new bed.

Oh my - we love this girl!!!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Yard Sale - Blogger Style

Tacky? Maybe. 
But...I'm going to do it anyway. :)

I'm selling some jewelry and if any of you are interested I would be happy to mail something to you! 

These are $10.00 each



These are $20 per set


And these are $30 a set.

They are all sterling silver and really great quality. I love them all but I'm saving for something ... 

Here, I'll show you:


I'm half way there. 

...

Friends, we put Em's toddler bed in her room last night. 
I got a little emotional. 

Pictures to come - when I can get her to actually sleep in it! 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Another Change

It seems I spend my life trying to create more space than we have in our home.
We really need to move into something a little bigger - something with an extra bedroom or two AND space for Jason's home office.
Right now our spare bedroom is Jason's home office and trust me when I tell you it's full to capacity.

I've spent a lot of time thinking and visualizing and looking online for ways to make what space we have more functional.

Here's what I came up with for our dining area:

Don't judge me too harshly for the before picture.  
When life and I get into an argument, life usually wins and things like an uncluttered kitchen table are far from my top priority.

BEFORE


AFTER


We gave the first table back to a friend who has been kind enough to let us use it for almost three years.
And we took the hutch apart and put the top part in Em's playroom for shelves, and the bottom part  in Jason's office for storage space.

Jason no longer has to use the kitchen table as his desk, and Emily gets space to move around.
It's a win/win for all of us.

In case there was any doubt who the one in charge is...


Next up is Emily's room and the change from a crib to a toddler bed.
Wish us all luck!







Monday, November 11, 2013

Just Stuff

I can count on one hand the number of days our little lady has felt well in the last...
...well, forever.

She felt okay in California - and she felt pretty good for a few days last week - but other than that she's mostly just miserable.

I'm going on 837 days of little to no sleep and it's beginning to get to me.

If Em wakes up and realizes that she's not in our bed she lets us know that she's not happy about it.
So at some point in the middle of the night she usually joins us and then spends the rest of the night whimpering and coughing and rolling around.

The last few mornings I've snuck down to the couch to get a couple of hours of sleep before she wakes up.

I  need to be more like Jason - he can sleep through anything!

Em is still cute though - that makes up for a lot of sleepless nights!


Oh... did I mention my sister had a beautiful baby girl?


It's an overwhelming group we're becoming - this family of mine.  
We're about out of room in any of our houses for all of us to fit.
That's a good problem to have.

I hope your days are filled with only good things friends!

...or at least that you can find one good thing in spite of things that might not be that great.