Monday, January 26, 2009

Briley's Dedication

On Sunday, we dedicated Briley to the Lord. Our pastor asked us to share a verse that was significant to us for our kids, and we chose Matthew 5 :16 - "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." We chose this, because each night as we are putting the kids to bed, and praying with them, I always pray that God will use each of their lives in a mighty and powerful way for Him, and that they will be lights to their generation for the Lord. I feel so blessed to get to be a mom, and I feel an enormous responsibility not just for their physical, and emotional needs, but for their spiritual needs. I pray constantly, that God will help me be the mother that they need so they are able to fulfill God's ultimate and perfect plan for their lives.
After church, we went to lunch with family to celebrate the day, and Briley got a few special gifts. Thanks again everyone, for sharing this special time with us - we love you.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Morning Sickness

I just had to post to whine... I HATE morning sickness. Don't get me wrong, I'm super excited about being pregnant, and I am one of those women who does love being pregnant - just not the first trimester. I have horrible morning/afternoon and night sickness, and my kiddos have had the flu which is not helping the nausea/gaging. Anyways, thanks for letting me vent, I know my husband is out working hard, and doesn't want to hear it, and my best friend is pregnant with triplets... so I'll just post about my sickness:)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Guess What?!?!?

That's right:) we're PREGNANT:) our herd is growing! I actually took this picture 11 days ago, and have been dying to share our exciting news, but I wanted to wait until I'd gone to the Dr. to make sure that everything was okay. I had a miscarriage between Brock and Dane, so the first few weeks are always a little scary. Please keep this little baby in your prayers as it grows and develops. I had my first Dr. appointment this morning, and everything likes good. I don't have my first ultra sound for another 3 weeks (I'm only 5 1/2 weeks pregnant) they want to wait until my 8th week. Then, we'll get our first peek at our little one or I should say ones? Bobby thinks we're having twins (we are both in line for them - they run in both our families, but he always thinks that. I think it's just one - #4:)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

While the boys are sleeping... the girls are playing

Today has just been one of those days. I got up early, and got going. By 8:30, all three kiddos were bathed, fed, and dressed, and I was jumping in the shower. However, my shower got cut short by the sound of Mr. Dane throwing up on my bathroom floor. I hoped and prayed it was just a fluke thing, that he wasn't really sick because I had so many things that I had to get done. He said he felt fine after I cleaned him up and the floor/cabinets/tub... Not wanting to loose hope that I could really have us all ready and out of the house with car packed, snacks packed, everything I needed for my errands, I kept going. I got everything packed, and was ready to load kids, when Dane started round two - all over the kitchen. Needless to say, we haven't been able to leave the house... poor Daner. Right now, both boys are down for a nap, so Briley and I had a little photo shoot - I just had to share. I needed a picture for this Sunday (we're dedicating Briley). These are the two I'm trying to decide between.

Shopping Cart

I just don't think this is what the designers of this toy had in mind:)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

PhotoShoot #3

Thank you Miss Sadie Durbin, you were a wonderful little model:) Here's just a sneak peak of a few (okay, a little more than a few:) cute pics from the shoot she and Briley did today. You'll just have to wait until we open the site to see it all:)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bundles and bundles and bundels of JOY:)

I just have to share an amazing praise. My best friend Corinne just found out... she's having triplets!!!!! Oh, GOD is sooooooo good. But here's the kicker - two are identical:) Oh how her cup is running over. You have to head over to her blog to check it out Please keep her in your prayers, I can't even imagine three at once - Oh God please let them be good sleepers!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Photo Shoot #1

So, we've hired someone to design a website for Pritty Bitty Bowtique... I'm soooo excited. He's a great web designer and things are looking so cute. I've decided that I'd like to have a running gallery on my home page with some "super cute little models" in my stuff. It just so happens that I have a lot of girlfriends with super cute little ladies. This morning I had my first photo shoot with Miss Kendal Flum (yes, Kristal's little 2 month old beauty:) I'm just going to give you a sneak peak - I don't want to blow the surprise when we officially open the website. Photo shoot #2 is coming tomorrow so check back for more little beauties (in bows, boas, butterfly wings and tutus - yes tons of new product is coming with the new site:)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cuddle Time

Briley is our happy little lady - it takes alot to upset her - however diaper rash is one of those things. She hardly ever gets it, but for some reason right now she has it pretty bad. I had just given her an Aveno milk bath and when we came down stairs I handed her to Daddy while I cleaned up dinner. I had to capture this on film it's very rare. Briley is NOT a cuddlier. She'll give tons of hugs and kisses, but then she's off. She's a busy little thing. But last night, she cuddled with her Daddy for atleast half an hour (while he watched sports:) What a lucky guy!

Monday, January 5, 2009

What girl doesn't like brownie batter...

It must be close to THAT time, because while I was making dinner I just had to make a quick batch of brownies too:) My kids didn't seem to mind - they were more than happy to help lick the beaters.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hair Cuts

I ran upstairs to put Bri down for her morning nap and take a quick shower while Bobby watched the boys. I came down stairs to my freshly cleaned - JUST mopped kitchen to find my husband cutting the boys hair on the counter - yes, hair falling everywhere. My first response - what the heck!! - at least put down a towel!!! But then I had to stop myself - if he wasn't cutting their hair, next week I'd have to load the three amigos into the car drive to the kiddy salon, unload everyone, wait for who knows how long until they each got a turn - hope that this one would be a good one - not a bad one (it's always risky) pack candy to bribe the kids, and try to get them out of the play area and back into the car with out shedding too much blood. That would take a lot longer and a lot more effort than just re vacuuming the floor and cleaning the counters - so hunny thanks for the messy kitchen you saved me a lot of work:)

Good job Daddy:)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Star Station

For Christmas one of the things that Pops and Weezie (the kids names for Bobby's parents) got the boys was a Star Station - kinda of like a kids karaoke machine that projects their image as they sing and dance onto the TV screen. They LOVE it - they really think they are rock stars:)