Wednesday, February 11, 2015

{ What We Wore Wednesday! }

Here are some outfits we have worn the past couple of weeks.

Outfit details: skirt: Thrifted; Shirt: Thrifted; Cardigan: ?; Boots: Maurices
(everyday outfit, 28/29 weeks pregnant) 

Outfit details: Shirt: Thrifted; Skirt: Catos; Scarf: Gift from Grandma;
Shoes: Dillards
(Church outfit, 29 weeks pregnant) 

Outfit details: black shirt: Thrifted; Cardigan; Thrifted; Skirt: Gift from Mom; 
Scarf; Walmart; Boots: Maurices
(everyday outfit, 30 weeks pregnant) 

Naomi's outfit: Dress: Old Navy via Pass-along; Cardigan: Pass-along; 
Leggings: Falls Creek via Thrifted; Boots: pass-along. 
(everyday outfit) 

Outfit details: Shirt: GAP via Garage Sale; Cardigan: Cherokee via Pass-along; 
Skirt: Cherokee via pass-along; Tights: Walmart; Boots: pass-alongs. 
(church outfit, Sunday before Valentines) 

Outfit details: Cardigan: Circo via Pass-along; Shirt: pass-along; skirt: Thrifted; 
Tights: Crazy 8; Boots: pass-alongs. 
(everyday outfit, Valentines week) 

Outfit details: Coat: Walmart; Shirt: Gymboree via pass-along; 
Skirt: Cherokee via pass-along; Boots: pass-alongs. 
(everyday outfit, Valentines week) 

Outfit: shirt: pass-along; Pants: Dollar Store; Boots: Walmart.
(everyday outfit, flying planes, etc.) 

Outfit details: Coat: Gifted; Pants: Garage Sale; Shirt: Garage Sale; 
Boots: Walmart. 
(everday outfit, playing outside, etc. ) 

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

{ Update of the Week }

Samuel dressed up like "King Arthur" 

 Samuel with his toy balsa wood airplane

 Samuel and Eric out playing with his toy airplane

Samuel dressed up like Batman 

How did preschool go this week? It went pretty well. We played a flash card game on Friday, and Samuel knew almost all of the alphabet! We used a dry erase board one day this week for him to practice writing with, and he liked that! I'm trying to show Naomi letters too, in hopes she can get a head start!

What I am reading?  This week I started reading "The Big Book of Homeschooling" by Debi Pearl. It recently came out, and my Mom got it for me for Christmas. It is so good - all about creative ways to homeschool and neat ideas! It is based on ideas from some of the early Moms of homeschooling! I highly recommend it! 

What I watched this week I found some links through the 19 Kids And Counting Facebook page to watch a lot of the most recent season online for free. There is a lot of commercials, but I am still enjoying it! I watched a few episodes with a friend on Friday night, and we enjoyed it! It was pretty fun watching Jill's wedding preparations. So, if you are like me, and don't have a TV, this might be perfect for you!

How are we doing health-wise? I felt like I was starting to get a cold on Monday and Tuesday, but I drank a little of my flu/cold remedy, made a throat concoction with honey, onion, and lemon essential oil, took a bunch of echinacea, and it never really came to fruition, so that was great! Before we go to church etc. we put Thieves oil on our hands. Eric says we are going to be know as the "weird smelling people," but as I told him, we haven't missed church in several weeks now, so we are doing good! Thank God for His protection!

Fun Things We have Done Eric picked up a cheapo balsa wood type airplane at Walmart, and him and Samuel were flying it this week. They both are enjoying it! Samuel is in to dressing up lately in costumes. Last week he was King Arthur, and this week for dress-up supper (where we dress in church clothes and eat nice food), he wanted to be Batman, so I put together a costume. Not anything fancy, but we still had fun! 

How is Mothering going? The children tend to be SUPER rambunctius between 3:00 and 5:30 in the afternoons, and it pretty much makes my head hurt. I really need to figure out how to get nap time in! Naomi has been in to helping me wash dishes, which is So adorable! She also helped me clean the floor, and helps me put clean clothes in the dryer! We are working on potty-training. She is pretty in to it! We'll see how long it takes. It would be nice for her to be potty trained by the time the new baby comes! I bought a cool heart sticker book for her to do during church, and this morning it did help! Samuel is going to big kid Children's Church now, and this afternoon he was singing, "He's got the whole world in his hands!" My pastor's wife gave me the idea of making Sundays extra special, but like, giving the kids special cereal for breakfast, etc. We did that this morning. We don't usually eat cereal for breakfast, so it was something different! 

How is being a wife going? In my women's encouragement group, one of the things we are doing right now, is learning ways to show our husband's we respect them without using words. A couple of weeks ago, the challenge was to "Choose Joy." This week's is to "Honor our Husband's wishes." The idea is to do things that honor our husband's wishes about different things. A few things my husband likes is a clean bathroom, house picked up when he comes home, etc. I'm trying to think of things I can do every day. 

Have an amazing week!

Monday, February 2, 2015

{ Naomi's 2nd Birthday! }

On January 17th, Naomi turned 2 years old! She is such a sweet little girl, and we are blessed to have her in our lives! She is talking a lot, learning how to count, and loves playing with her brother! She is also totally a Daddy's girl! Another thing she loves to do is pretend she is a kitty! Here are some pictures from her birthday party. We did a purple and pink princess theme. Two of our friends, Abby, and Vanessa came to help celebrate. Naomi loves both of them!

 getting ready to do the cake 

 Our friend Vanessa decorated the cake 

 about to dig in 

 Naomi in her pretty princess tutu handmade for her for Christmas!

 Naomi and Samuel watching something 

 Playing with one of her gifts!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

{ What We Wore Wednesday! }

Hi! Here are some pictures of Naomi, Samuel, and I the past couple of weeks. You will definitely be seeing a lot of remixing in my wardrobe in the next few months! Baby definitely seems to be getting bigger!

Outfit details: Shirt - Rue 21 via Consignment store; Skirt - Loft via Thrift store; 
Scarf: Christmas gift from Grandma; Boots- Maurices  
(everyday outfit) 

 Outfit details: Cream shirt - Thrifted; orange cami- Walmart; Over Tank- Thrifted
Skirt: Family Dollar; Shoes: Shoe Show 
(everyday outfit) 

 Outfit details: Black tank - Loft via Goodwill; Shirt - Thrifted;
Skirt- Gift from Mom; Boots - Born brand gift from Mom
(everyday outfit) 

 Outfit details: Shirt - Walmart; Skirt - Cherokee via Pass-along; 
Tights- Walmart; Shoes- Walmart 
(A Church outfit) 

 Outfit details: Dress - Old Navy via Pass-along; Leggings - Pass-alongs; 
Boots - Pass-alongs. 
(everyday outfit) 

Outfit details: All pass-alongs I think 
(everyday outfit)  

Outfit details:  Coat - Gap via pass-along; Shirt- Gap via Pass-along; 
Skirt: Old Navy via Thrifted; Tights - Walmart; Shoes - Walmart 
Bow - Target 
(nice dinner outfit) 

 Outfit details: Naomi: Coat- Gap via pass-along; Skirt, leggings, boots - pass-alongs. 
Samuel: Coat: Thrifted; Jeans- Garage Sale; Boots- Walmart
(everyday outfits) 

 Samuel's outfit: Hat - Thrifted; Coat - Gifted; Pants- Gifted; Shirt: Garage Sale; 
Shoes- Carter's Brand via Walmart 
(everyday outfit) 

Handsome Samuel on the swing

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Monday, January 19, 2015

{ Update of the Week }

We discovered Naomi taking a nap like this one afternoon! 

 Eric and I had hot chocolate, popcorn, and played UNO last Sunday night. I 
love my cute Santa mug!

Having devotions with my fun Fox mug to drink out of is pretty awesome!

Fun activities this week:   We celebrated Noami's 2nd birthday on Saturday (post to come!) 
 We also visited my midwife in Lexington, and got in a Target trip while there too! I did some birthday shopping for Naomi there, and had a great time just looking at all the pretty stuff! I was actually practically crying in the gift bag/wrap aisle, because everything was just SO pretty! New baby seems to be doing well, and I feel her move a lot!

Projects accomplished:  We finally got our Christmas tree taken down, and most of our decorations moved downstairs! 

How is our health doing? My Thieves and Lemon oils from Young Living came in this week, and I am so excited! I've been making my husband put a drop on his hands of Thieves everyday before school, in an effort to keep germs away! I started drinking Red Raspberry tea this week (once), for my pregnancy. I drunk a good bit my last pregnancy, and had a great labor, so it can't hurt! We've also been super good about taking our Vitamins. I want to cut out way more sugar in my diet this coming week though! 

How did preschool go?  It went great! On Friday (review day), Samuel wrote 3 of his letters quite well. I definitely see an improvement in his control of writing, and understanding of it! What an encouragement! I also added in reading an animal book to them for Science, and a Bible story every day. We only do school time for like 45 minutes though. 

How did housework go? I think I got around to cleaning all main areas of the house at least once this week. I'm working on teaching Samuel to help me make his bed. We try to tidy his room once or twice a day too (morning and evening). Friday the house was a mess, because I was SUPER tired! 

What I am reading: "Baby Catcher" by Peggy Vincent. It is a midwife's story. I'm enjoying it! 

What I watched: "Driving Miss Daisy' Here is the trailer. I just realized today, that it went along well with Martin  Luther King Day being today! Good movie! I happened to read about it this week in an old "Southern Living" magazine, and decided to watch it. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

{ What We Wore Wednesday}

Here are some of the outfits that Naomi and I wore this past couple of weeks.
I am a little over 5 months pregnant, and tummy coverage is starting to get tricky!

 Outfit details: Hat - Rue 21; Shirt - Thrifted; Skirt - Gifted; Boots - Born ; 
Tank - Kohls 

 Outfit details: Scarf - made for me by a dear friend; Shirt - Thrifted
Jacket - Thrifted; Skirt - Gift from my Mom; Boots - Maurices

 Outfit details: Shirt - Thrifted; Cardigan - Thrifted;  Skirt - Gift from my Mom;
Boots - Born. 

 Outfit details: All pass-alongs; Hat - Thrifted

 Outfit details: Sweater - GAP brand via pass-along; Skirt and leggings - Thrifted
Boots - Pass-alongs

Outfit details: Dress and Leggings - Gifted; Boots - Pass-alongs

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Monday, January 12, 2015

{ Update of the Week }

 Samuel and Naomi having a little outside time 

 Samuel and Naomi having a tea party with Naomi's new tea set from Christmas 

 Naomi getting all gussied up in her new dress-up stuff!

Putting on the fancy shoes!

How did I do with housework this week? - Well, I kept the house pretty tidy most of the time, and got the car unpacked and most stuff put away and dealt with from our vacation!

How am I doing keeping the kids healthy? - I ordered my first essential oils from Young Living this week. I am getting Thieves and Peppermint to start out! I'm pretty excited, and am going to try to put a drop of the Thieves on their hands before we go anywhere, to keep germs away. They took vitamins pretty much every day, and had some healthy snacks. Friday night, Samuel threw up though, and he had a low fever the next couple of days, and a low appetite. He seems to be better today though! 

What am I reading? I'm still reading Ann Voskamp's book, "One Thousand Gifts". I'm almost done, and it has been so GOOD! Highly recommend! Also reading the book of Matthew in the Bible.

How am I doing with preschool? We had a great week of preschool. Samuel seems to do well learning letters by making them with play doh, pretending to drive trucks around a big version of them, and making them with straws. It's interesting to learn what helps him learn! I'm also doing better with writing down every day what we did! 

How am I doing being a Mom? A dear friend brought to my attention this week that I need to do a better job teaching my kids how to act in public. So I had several talks with Samuel about how to better act in the dining hall. Church will be next. We did family devotions a couple of days this week, so hopefully that will be a training ground for Church. This will definitely be a work in progress! 

How did everyone else's week go? Any updates? Hope this week is amazing for you!