Friday, September 2, 2011

Home Sweet Home

There's no place like home, There's no place like home, There's no place like home.

I think this could be my life's motto. My hubby and I just got back from
a trip to Chicago.. The Windy City! (really... it was so windy) Our 5th Anniversary is on Saturday, so we thought it would be nice to take a trip!
We did all the tourist things.... pictures entering the city, WALKED to Navy Pier (which we found out later there is a FREE trolly that runs.. and stops like 2 blocks from our hotel) , went to Field's Museum, rented a tandam bike, rode all around Lakeshore Drive, took more pictures, went to the top of the John Hancock Center and ATE.

8 weeks prego with our 2nd baby! (mostly belly fat)

The city was very cool, but wow. It is NOT a place for a pregn
ant woman with MY NOSE! Horrible smells... all the time! We were right by the hospital, so we could hear sirens all the time. We had to ask the hotel for a fan so I could sleep! Crazy! Every person that we passed, (yes, I know half were probably tourists too) I thought, how do you live here?

I was amazed, once again, at how God's plan is the best plan. I missed the corn fields. I missed the crickets and the locusts. I missed the little farms. I missed my quiet town. I missed my bed. And most of all, I missed my BABY GIRL! I've never been away from her for this long, and it was hard.

Through it all, I had a wonderful time with my hubby! It was the first time we got away since our honeymoon... Hawaii is amazing!

He could totally live in the city. He loved it. I liked the visit. I loved coming home. I'm so thankful for my family. I love my family. I love Floyd County. I love being right here. My friends are amazing. My life is so blessed!!!!
Our wedding day!! 5 years ago tomorrow!!! I AM SO BLESSED!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hold on tight!

My life is just FLYING BY it feels like. Today I looked at my daughter and
thought, "When did you learn all these things?!" She was singing to Elmo, "la la la la", saying DELIBERATE "NO'S!" and just walking everywhere!
When did she learn to walk?! Did I blink?!
Eliza is 15 months old today. Pretty soon it will be 18 months.. then 24 months... then you don't keep track by months anymore! Oh heavens!

We are currently looking for a new home for our doggy, Lexi, and it seems like JUST yesterday we were driving to Des Moines, Picking up BEKA FOX'S engagement ring, and then driving 30 miles EAST to pick up our tiny puppy. Our lives as a "family" were just beginning. Where has the time gone?! Now I feel sad because she doesn't get the attention she deserves. She needs a new good home!

Cute... right?!

So I have a feeling my crazy life is going to start flying by even faster! We will hopefully be pregnant again soon.. and then does it move double time?? Triple??? Thank goodness GOD IS IN CONTROL!! I'm really excited for the next "Season" of my life. I feel like one is just ending, and one will be beginning soon. I can't explain it, but I feel like something is coming to an end. Maybe my JOB AT HY-VEE!
That would be THE BOMB!
But until then, God is in control of my life, and I will just take it one day at a time, and love my family with everything in me! I am SO blessed!!!

The end.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Today is Tuesday. I don't like Tuesday's... well... up until 1 pm, that is. On Tuesday's, I work at 4am.. so that means I'm up at 3:30!!! Yes, I get up at the last possible minute, or like today, the last possible SECOND! Tuesday's make me very tired.. Tuesdays.........

It seems that I AWLAYS have a reason to complain about working. Someone to be annoyed with or something to be angry at. I started working at Hy-Vee when I was 16. Yes... it's been 8 years. It DOES NOT feel like 8 years. More like 20000.. :) I often ask God if He's done with me there yet. I think His silence is the answer. I know this is where I'm called for this "season" of my life. (Isn't a season only like 3-4 months???) God has a plan, and even though I can't see it yet, I know it's there. There is nothing I would LOVE more then to be AT HOME with my baby girl. My heart is calling me to be a stay-at-home mommy. Someday.. someday.. someday. I KNOW it will happen and God knows my heart. I am called to faithfulness. So faithful I shall be, with as little complaining as possible.

But just in case you wanted to know WHY I wanna be a stay at home mommy... here's my baby girl....

Beauty and personality all rolled into one!!!!!