Thursday, September 1, 2011

My little Drama Queen..

These days, Hannah's usually unhappy about SOMETHING.... i call her my little drama queen. There is drama every day... and A LOT of it! How can something so small carry around so much drama?? Here's an example of my life with Hannah these days:

I found a recipe to make our own finger paints! I thought it was a brilliant idea that Hannah would aboslutely LOVE! well, i was wrong. Just how wrong? I'll let you be the judge....

oh me, oh my! Seems i can't do anything right these days :).

Friday, August 19, 2011

DIY: pretty awesome dress!

I'm excited to show you my latest DIY project.

Usually these things just don't turn out that well for me.

This one however, i'm pretty impressed with.


Unfortuantely i just kind of made it up as i went along. So i probaby wont be able to do it again and of course i can't really tell you how to make one either :/. Silly me......

If you look really close at it you can see a LOT of imperfections, but im still pretty happy with the outcome considering its my very first dress EVER to make on my own :).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Words that make me happy :)

The other day i was wondering when Hannah was going to speak more words! It didn't seem to me that she could say much and it was making me a little worried. However, recently i made a list and realized that she's saying a whole lot more than i THOUGHT she was and it made me feel better! Here's a list of words she can say, :

*Dye-Dye (Bye bye)
*Baby (but only when SHE wants to)
*Doddy (Doggie)
*Abby (the name of our dog)
*Chee (Cheese)
*Tee ( Teeth)
*Ahm ( arm)
*Ah mee! (ah, man!)
*Ju ( Juice)
*Mm Goo! ( mm Good!)
*Uh-OH! (her current favorite. She says it even at random times!)
*Flowie (flower)
*Dappy (diaper)
*Paddy (paci)
*ow sigh (out side)

There are probably even a few more that i just forgot about but you get the jist. Obviously, she has her own versions of the word, but she's learning and that's what counts! I feel so proud of her. I get so excited every time she learns a new word because that means we ar one step closer to understanding each other... and that means less frustrations!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Frustrations v. Blessings

Here's a list of things that have frustrated me today:

*The annoying muscle twitch in my right arm that has been there since i woke up today!
* When i stepped on our scale in the bathroom, the weight was off. I know this because there is NO way i lost 20 lbs over night. It's been on the fritz for a while now...
*When i went to take a movie case away from Hannah, she hit me in the eye with it.
* I locked my keys in my car, thus making me have to lift open our garage door and go into the house through the garage!

Here's a list of Blessings I've had today:

*I woke up! (may sound simple, but if i didn't I'd be dead!)
*When i went into Hannah's room to wake her up, she had a big smile and raised her arms up for me to pick her up.
* We had food to eat for breakfast and lunch!
* We are sitting inside our home WITH air conditioning
* We drove in our car to play at the mall playground
* I witnessed Hannah having fun going up and down the slide... over and over and over
* We are all healthy
* We are all happy
* Even though she hit me in the eye, right afterwards Hannah ran to me and gave me a hug and kiss (that's what she does when we tell her to say she's sorry)
* Currently I have gotten almost 40 minutes of "me" time while Hannah is napping

AND those are only the blessings from half a days worth! I try to make sure that i remember even when i have a hard moment or too that most days are filled with many more blessings than not!

I hope you are having a blessed day as well!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Where is the baby's...."

Hannah is at a stage where she really takes in everything around her and is constantly wanting to learn! I love that she is learning so much and really growing into a smart little girl, but it also makes me sad that she's not my baby anymore! Here is a video of Hannah showing us where the baby's body parts are. (You'll have to excuse my high pitched annoying voice in the video : /....)

Obviously, she's still learning :). But as her momma i'm pretty proud.

Monday, July 25, 2011

New Craft!

I found this tutorial and thought it would be easy enough for even me to make! Now, I'm addicted to making them! Here are some pictures of the first one i made....

This one was a little too big for Hannah so I've adjusted the size a bit to be more proportional to her head! Now I'm off to look for more easy and fun crafts/projects! Any ideas?

Friday, July 22, 2011

It just seems fitting....

...that this blog entry is about Camp since Camp Followin' is starting up very soon. Every summer i get a little sad when our youth group heads off to camp. It's not because i'm going to miss them or because i dont want them to go. It's because i miss going to camp myself. It used to be the highlight of the year for me.

I am a camp kind of girl. I love the smell of the mountains with it's cool fresh breezes. I love the sound of the creeks running. I love how clear the skies are at night and how many stars you can see because there aren't any "city lights" around. I love the praises that are sung to God. I love campfires, camp food, canteen time, and fellowshiping with friends while not having to worry about the rest of the world.

At camp Followin' once a week, the women take a hike. It's called "Women's HIke". CLever title, huh? :) ANyway, the senior girls always give a talk to the younger girls about what camp had meant to them... or just anything they want to say during this time. My senior year I wrote, "Camp is special because we spend it in the mountains. I dont think it's by accident that Camp Followin' is held on the mountains. There is no place on earth that can get you physically closer to God than on the peak of a mountain top! At Camp, God is everywhere and anywhere. You do not need to even WORK to get rid of all the earthly grief and sorrow you feel. Once you are here it all just magically falls away. That is what Camp Followin' means to me." I still have that written down in a journal that i am now typing from.

So every summer i feel an ache and a desire to be in the mountains. A want to be physically closer to my God, my creator. Now, i only have the fact that Hannah will someday grow into a camper and i might possibly be able to be a "camp parent" to look forward to. I am dying to be able to experience camp all over again.

Praise God for my Hannah. Praise God for the mountains. Praise God for fellowship. Praise God for Camp. PRAISE GOD FOR EVERYTHING!