Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Baby Blues...

These eyes get me every time...

...This picture ALWAYS makes me smile. :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Thinking outside the Box..

I want to share with you what I think is a pretty cool idea for re purposing something I just had sitting in my kitchen collecting dust. For Christmas I received a generous gift from my in laws. A Keurig coffee maker! I was beside myself. I had been drooling wanting one for a while and I totally got one, weee! :)

They have been around a while. I am sure most know how it brews one cup at a time and you have to buy the K cups for it and such. Awesome idea. have to have something to hold all of your k cups in. They have many display organizers you can purchase. Not cheap. Really not something I want to throw money at either.

Me? I try to save the bucks as much as I can. So, thinking outside of the box I came up with a pretty nifty idea if I do say so myself! ;) Now, I may not be the first person to come up with this. But, be nice to me and let me think I did, ok? :)

Here is what I did:

Do you have one of these sitting around in your kitchen?

Yep, me too. I rarely use these spices honestly. I have a whole cabinet full of the regular ones that I use. So, really it just looks cool in the kitchen and it gives the illusion we are fancy cooks. ;)

I turned that into this:

Not too bad, eh?

Boom.Pow. Take that you expensive organizer things! :)

Messy Mom Mondays...

I am linkin' it up today! Just last night my husband took this pic and was about to tweet it. It is our bathroom. Yep, the whole "his and her sinks" suits it's title pretty well. His side all organized and tidy. Mine still a mess from getting ready that morning for church. Sort of embarassing but we're just keeping it real. He tells me I still make messes like a collage girl from time to time. Whatever that means! ;)

Here she is:

Ha! Complete with dirty laundry on the floor!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Blessings in Grocery Carts...

I don't know about you, but if you are a mom or even if you have babysat a kid out in public, they attract people. Strangers, sweet old ladies, and other young moms that have to check out your kid because they have one in their buggy too.

I have noticed these things since having Westin. I have always been one to have to get out of the house at least once a day, unless it's raining. So, when Westin came along that didn't really change. Now I just have to time it perfectly with his naps.

While I am out and about I can't tell you how many people I have randomly met and striked up a conversation with. I love it! I have had more conversations with other woman who I never would have had, had I not had a baby in the buggy.

Just recently I was in Target-go figure. I heard some lady behind me gasp and say "oh, look at that baby!" My first thoughts were, if we are being honest,  please don't touch him or his hands. (This is a huge pet peeve of mine.) I digress.

I turned around and the sweet older lady who totally reminded me of my Granny, so really how could I not automatically love her?! Complimented me on how beautiful he was and how great babies are, how she had 4 and they are all grown up, etc.. Then she said a comment that gave me chills. She simply said "They come at the perfect time don't they?"

Now, I believe that God can use other believers or even strangers to speak things to us. When she said that my heart leaped because I just felt like that was something I have felt about Westin since I became pregnant with him. I can't explain it.

Westin has been nothing short of joy and pure blessings since the moment I peed on the stick! He was the perfect blessing that I needed at that point in my life and he continues to be.

So, when that sweet lady said that, I looked her right in the eye and said "yes, they really do."

I love how God gives us love for other people. Children are such a blessing. I love how we can encourage other women and share stories or advice in the middle of a store. We may not have anything other than the babies in our carts in common, but whatever you say just might be the thing that young mother needed to hear. :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

8 Months!

Westin is 8 months! I can't believe this time last year I was getting excited about my showers. I feel like that was just a few months ago-weird!

This kid NEVER stops moving. I seriously feel like I should be much thinner with how much I never to get sit down! ha! He is crawling all over the place and getting into everything he shouldn't. ;) This past month he has now started to lift himself up on things and has now learned to stand! He is growing and changing so fast right before my eyes! Very soon I can see him walking and I am not too sure if I am ready or not! Ahhh! Then he will seem so toddler-like!

His 3rd tooth is emerging from the top. He has been working at it for a couple of weeks now and it is still in hiding! But, finally this morning I can kind of see it!

We have entered the stage of him falling, tumbling and bumping his little head on things because of how daring he is. The child is fearless! I think it hurts me worse when he does get hurt. :( He is ALL boy and I know I will have to get over it!

He is finally becoming quite a good little eater! So, thankful for that! He is still loving his veggies and he is getting better at his fruit.

Some cute things Westin has been doing lately:

When it is bath time I will tell him to follow me, and his cute little self will come crawling right behind me. I love it!

When we say "say bye" or "hi" he will totally wave! At first I thought it was a fluke but he totally does it after we say it! Yes, he is pure genious! ;)

When I say kiss? He will open his mouth real big and lean forward. My heart is melting just thinking about it! Gah, love this kid!

We had to lower his crib to the lowest position because he stands up now. Which seriously makes it hard for us short people, (ie: me!) to put our babies in their cribs! Sheesh!

He has to have both of his lovies..(bear with blanket attatched) in order to fall asleep. I seriously think this is so sweet. :)

He loooovees his paci. Like seriously loves it. Oy. I may be in for it later.

He reaches out when he wants to be held. Also when he is crawling and wants you to pick him up he will throw his arm up towards you. So sweet!

Now for a pictures on my sweet new camera! Yay! ;)

He is getting so big! 

Monday, January 9, 2012

He is able...

It's no surprise that I love music. I love how even without words God can speak to us simply through a melody. I have been needing to hear the Lords voice and feel His presence recently more so than ever. Needing to feel his comfort and ultimate peace in my life. Believing that His touch and His power is greater than the things I am facing. God is able. Even when the odds look glim, He is able. Nothing is too great. Nothing in this world is greater than Him. If you are feeling like you need a move of the Lord like me, I pray this song gives you comfort and encouragement like it does for me. :)

For nothing is impossible with God.
Luke 1:37

Thursday, January 5, 2012

When Hearts Burst!

My absolute favorite picture of my sweet boy.

I am so thankful that he gets to call me momma. :)