Wednesday, May 13, 2015

{ Mothers' Day }

This Mothers' Day, I was very blessed to have my Mom here. She was here to help for the baby's arrival. It was so fun to be able to give her presents in person, instead of sending them in the mail! I am blessed to have a Mom that loves God, and raised me to love God too. She homschooled us, and taught us many things. My husband was so sweet and made me a card with the funny sayings the kids say on a regular basis, and he gave me a really cute Fedora hat from "Anthropologie" too! Really, he spoiled me! I had been thinking I might have a newborn baby and not be able to go to church on Mothers' Day, but turned out she hadn't arrived yet, so I got to go after all! A lot of people shared about their Mothers and the church gave plants and flowers to all the Moms. My secret Sister also gave me a sweet "Smores gift pack," which we will have fun using! Here are some pics of the kids and I for Mothers' Day. I am so blessed to be their Mom!

 Naomi an I 


 Naomi in the gazebo

 Naomi and I

 My present from Eric. I'm wearing the hat in the above picture!

the fun present from my secret sister!

{ What We Wore Wednesday! }

Here is some pictures of us two Sundays ago after church!

Naomi's outfit: Sweater: pass-along; Dress: Thrifted; Leggings: pass-alongs; 
Sandals: Payless; Hair Bow: Walmart. 

Samuel's outfit: Shirt: Talbots Kids via Thrifted; Pants: Osh Kosh from Target; 
Tie: Children's Place; Shoes: Thrifted. 

Naomi checking out the "garden" 

Me at about 39 weeks pregnant. Outfit: Shirt: Thrifted; 
Skirt: Old Navy via Thrifted. Tank: Target. 

pleated poppy

Sunday, May 3, 2015

{ Springime Preschool Fun}

I've been doing preschool this year with Samuel. He is 4 years old. It's been kinda sporadic due to sickness, Holidays, and pregnancy. He can recognize most of the Alphabet, and write a lot of it (albeit, sometimes his own way, which we must continue to work on!) A couple of weeks ago, we had fun doing finger painting for the first time (for them!), and making a flower and butterfly bouquet out of play doh and fun springtime cookie cutters. We all had a good time!
 Naomi having fun. 

 My artwork 

 Samuel's "Lake" 

 The Play doh flower bouquet 

{ Easter }

Easter was such a beautiful day! Our church usually has an easter egg hunt every year which we attend, but it didn't materialize this year. Dying Easter eggs also didn't materialize. I just didn't feel like it, and couldn't find an egg dying kit. It didn't help that it was like two days before Easter when I  was sorta looking - or did I even look? But we did have our traditional Good Friday family Communion time, and we did have our own Easter egg hunt after Sunday lunch on Sunday. It was fun!

 Our Easter Garden. The cross has a  hole in it for the tomb. There is also a nail in it. 

 Our Good Friday table

 Naomi after church 

 The beautiful and fun Easter bucket my Secret Sister from church gave me! It had fun springy cookie cutters, a cute hand towel, and some yummy Lindt  truffles! 

 Samuel checking out his Easter basket after lunch. 

 Naomi's Easter basket! She loved it!

 She was majorly obsessed with her new umbrella. It was the first one she has had, 
and I knew she would really enjoy one!

 My yummy dark - chocolate laden Easter basket from my husband and Grandma!

 Eric taking Naomi looking for Easter eggs 

 Samuel finding an Easter egg in the tree 

 Naomi outside with her Easter basket and umbrella 

 Samuel with his Easter eggs 


Me. I am about 36 or 37 weeks pregnant here!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

{ Spring Break }

Earlier, in March, was our Spring Break. We stayed home mostly and did a bunch of organizing, roasted hot dogs outside, had family time, and we went out to Natural Bridge State Park a time or two with the kids. Naomi seems to want to be Eric's little fishing buddy. She really enjoyed fishing. Samuel and Eric flew his kite too. Me and the kids had a good time playing on the playground equipment, and Samuel even got in the creek! St. Patrick's Day was over Spring Break, and my secret sister from church gave me a cute little chalkboard and chalk that day! I have enjoyed using it!

 Samuel and his kite 

 Getting ready to fly it!

 Eric flying the kite and Samuel watching it 

 Naomi pretending to fish. Eric was dressed up because we stopped after church

 I think Samuel is hunting for "Treasure Rocks" 

 Naomi playing around while Eric fishes. 

 Selfie of Naomi and I on the playground equipment. 

 A delicious beef and greens salad I made and ate over Spring Break. The drink is a coffee drink. 

 Naomi doing really great climbing on the playground equipment 

 My sweet Secret Sister present 

I thought the little chalkboard looked good by my cilantro for St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

{ What We Wore Wednesday }

I haven't done one of these posts in several weeks, so I need to get caught up before the new baby arrives - now almost any day! So here is some of the things we have been wearing the past several weeks. You can see the transition from Winter to Spring! The trees are all gorgeous here right now, and we are just loving it! Although our sinuses aren't!

 Me and Samuel. Outfit details; My dress: Old Navy via Garage Sale,
Shirt: Thrifted, Shoes: Shoe Show

 Naomi's outfit for church: Coat:-GAP via pass-along , Cardigan: Cherokee via 
pass-along, Skirt: Old Navy via Thrifted. Tights: Walmart. Shoes: Walmart. 

 Samuel's church outfit: Suit was a gift from his Grandma

 My outfit: probably thrifted. Shoes: Shoe Show 

 Naomi's everyday outfit details: Coat:pass-along.  Shirt: Circo via pass-along. 
Skirt: pass-along. Leggings: Circo via pass-alongs. Boots: Walmart 

 Naomi's outfit: Thrifted? 

 Samuel's outfit: probably from Garage Sales. Boots: Shoe Show 

 Naomi's outfit: Shirt: Falls Creek via pass-along. Skirt: pass-along. 
Leggings: Falls Creek via Thrifted. Tennis Shoes: Sketchers via pass-alongs. 
(She is pretending to fish) 

 Samuel's fishing outfit: probably Thrifted. 

 Naomi's outfit: Hoodie: Dollar Store. Skirt: pass-along. Boots: Cracker Barrel. 
Purse: Gift from Friends. 

 Samuel's outfit: Shirt: Old Navy via Thrifted. Pants: Gifted. Boots: Shoe Show. 

 My outfit at around 35 weeks pregnant. Shirt: Thrifted. Skirt: Catos. 
Shoes: Shoe Show. 

 Naomi and I. Naomi's outfit: Cardigan: Cherokee via pass-along. Shirt: 
GAP via pass-along. Skirt: Old Navy via pass-along. Tights: Walmart. 

 Naomi's outfit: Sweater: pass-along. Dress: Cherokee via Thrifted. 
Leggings: Old Navy via Thrifted. Shoes: Walmart. 

 Naomi's Easter Outfit: Dress: Carter's Brand from J.C. Penney. Leggings: Circo from Target.
Shoes: Walmart. Purse: Claire's. Hair Bow: Walmart. 

 Samuel's Easter outfit for hunting eggs: 
Pants: Osh Kosh from Target. Shirt: Talbots Kids via Thrifted. 
Bow Tie: Osh Kosh from Target. Boots: Shoe Show. 

 My Easter Outfit: Skirt: Wet Seal. Shirt: Sears. Scarf: Gift from Grandma. 

 Naomi's outfit: Dress: gifted. Shirt: pass-along. Boots: Cracker Barrel. 

Naomi's outfit: Dress: ? Leggings: pass-alongs. Boots: Cracker Barrel. 

 My outfit: Shirt: Pink Blush Maternity. Skirt: Thrifted? Sandals: Walmart. 

 Naomi's outfit: Shirt: Target. Skirt: Children's Place. Sandals: Payless. 
Hair Bow: Walmart. 

 Naomi's Outfit: Dress: Thrifted. 

 My outfit: Shirt: Sears. Skirt: Chaps brand via Thrifted. 

Samuel's outfit: Shirt: Old Navy via Garage Sale? Pants: Mini Boden via Thrifted. 
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