Monday, January 31, 2011

15 years ago today...

15 years ago today, I met my beautiful  husband.

I am so grateful that the Lord knew what I needed in a relationship when I met him at 19 years old.

I love my husband dearly and cannot imagine life without him.

Happy Anniversary hunny!!!
Cannot wait to see what the next 15 years holds for us.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Seriously... stinkin cute is this?

I will for sure be attempting this soon.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My little garden

My dream was always to grow a little garden of my own when I bought my first house.

Well, after A LOT of hard work, we succeeded! 

We have come such a long way in our backyard, however, we have such a long way to go.
Our backyard was a disaster when we first moved in!

Here is one "before" picture of a little side yard.

 This picture just does not do it justice of just how bad it really was.
The weeds were SO overgrown.
By the time I had taken this picture, we had removed a large amount already.

After removing every weed and every blade of grass,
Brian and I sifted through the dirt with a make shift strainer Brian made. is an "after" picture of my garden today:

So far, I have grown: Cilantro, lettuce, squash, spinach (the spinach didn't do so well)
The orange tree was relocated as I came to find out it was not a dwarf as I originally thought.
That might cause us some trouble.
Oh well. We'll see what happens.

Today I planted lettuce, basil, spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, kale and rainbow chard.
PS-I have no idea what the heck chard is!!!
I am just super excited to grow stuff!!!

I am learning so much with every little harvest. 
I cannot wait to really live off of my land in my own backyard.
Stay tuned to see what my little garden looks like this spring.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


As all of you know, we bought our first little home last year.
 Brian and I never in one million years thought we would be blessed with a house.
We feel so grateful.

One of my favorite things to do is sit in our backyard and look at the sunset.

It is so calming.

 It is so peaceful.

As I look at this beautiful creation, it reminds me of how great our God is. He created this amazing world and yet, He loves each and every one of us. As I sit and stare off, I wonder why I ever worry about anything. God has a major plan for my life and yet, every day of my life, I have a worry that crosses my mind.

Will Brian find a job?
Will we be able to pay for our mortgage?
Will my family be safe today?

These are just a few worries that currently occupy my mind.

Below is what should occupy my mind.

 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6: 25-27

I will be printing this verse and be meditating on it daily.
What an amazing God we have!

Another Heavenly Birthday

So, on the 16th it was the birthday of my other little angel. It is crazy that it has been seven years. We visited the cemetary to decorate and I was brought back to that very moment. That very feeling of emptiness. It is the worst feeling in the world.

And then, I heard a laugh. I was brought back to reality and realized how incredibly lucky I am to have my son Brendan. He is the light of my life and brings joy to me every single day of my life.

Look at what he did today? can you not crack up?

Thursday, January 13, 2011


It was today, seven years ago, that I felt as if all hope was lost.

I was sitting in the hospital as my water had broken much too early with my twin boys.
After losing my son Matthew too soon, and having another miscarriage,
I couldn't possibly think of moving forward again, after losing my twin boys.

Well, the inevitable happened and I delivered my little boy Aaron.

He was tiny.
He was perfect.
He fit in the palms of my hands.
He went to heaven that day.

I think of him and my other little boys often. I cannot wait to see them in heaven.

I cannot fathom why my little boys were taken from me.
I hold on to this verse so often in my life:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD,
 "plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11.

Happy Birthday my sweet little angel.

Monday, January 3, 2011


I received this text from Brian..."I threw out my back!"

I woke up that same morning with major back pain!

Guess what we played the night before?

Coincidence? I think not.

Boy, do I feel old.  

PS-I think I will be adding stretching to my resolution list. :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I am always leary of making new years resolutions, however, this year, I am really excited that my family is partaking in my resolution (and they are excited about it!)

I will be teaching my family one spanish word a day in 2011. They will have to use the word all day and continue everyday as we add in new words.

So, with that said, our first word of the year is, (drum roll pls),


Let's see if we can stick to this one!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


So, I get to work this morning and it is brought to my attention that it is 1-1-11. That's a super fun date. As my mind started to wander, I thought to myself...I will be working at 11:11am on 1-1-11.

I cannot wait to see what fun memory I have of that time/date.

Then, I thought to myself...will something crazy happen in the world? Or, can I make a wish at that time and will it come true? mind was racing!

Well, I got super busy and totally forgot to look at the clock. The charge RN turns to me at 2pm and starts laughing. She says, "Guess what you were doing at 11:11?". Looking for a stool sample kit!!


Yup! I was. That will forever be the memory of 11:11am on 1-1-11. Oh, the joys of being a nurse!