Wednesday, March 31, 2010

10 Things You May Not Know

So I've seen these on a few blogs I follow & I thought it would be fun to do. These are 10 things you may not know about me.

1. Although it probably doesn't show through in my blogging. I'm an editing FREAK. I edit anything I can get my hands on! Especially things on paper. Whether it's spelling, design, grammar...whatever, I am so annoying about editing everything.

2. I'm OCD about really random Jax's diaper bag is organized, closet organization (Clothes organized into color schemes, then further organized into groups depending on what type of clothing item it is...D's closet was once it makes me VERY sad. J's closet makes me very happy, then again, he's not old enough to mess it up yet.) You would think this would mean my house is very clean. It doesn't.

3. I LOVE for my family's outfits to coordinate. (Same color scheme...etc.) This must happen every Sunday for church...yes, I'm just that cool.

4. I cannot, for the life of me, stay awake on airplanes. There's something about the motion of taking off that just sucks me into dreamland. From that point on, I'm gone.

5. I'm a planner. I love lists & use them for everything. I have Jax's first 5 birthdays planned basically.

6. I love to sing & even lead in worship, but I do not enjoy singing solos. I'd much rather sing with one or more people.

7. If I do sing a solo, I'd rather sing to a large (even huge) group than to a small group of people.

8. I see life in cartoon.

9. I really want a pink Vespa with a matching pink helmet, but my husband says I'll hurt myself b/c I'm not very graceful (aka-klutz!).

10. I LOVE to give gifts! Everything about the whole process: dreaming up the perfect gift for the person, shopping for it, making it cute (wrapping/presentation)... It makes me really happy!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Little Leprechaun

Just wanted to share a few fun pictures from St. Patrick's Day.

Yeah...Jax was NOT a fan of the shamrock headband. :) I love him.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Spoiled Rotten

Recently Jax has been showered with gifts from across the world. Dustie had the opportunity to take a trip to Israel last month (& that's all he's talked about since). He did a great job finding us souvenirs from his trip. He brought back some gorgeous bracelets, a pearl necklace (with brown pears!), a pearl ring & German chocolates (from his quick layover in Germany) for me. While he was in Israel he texted me, "I accidentally bought Jax everything." He came back with a tamborine, what we would call a maraca (not sure what they call it there), a shirt with a camel on it, a stuffed Ibex that Dustie named Jacob &, the HIT, an Egyptian djembe. Jax is showing SUCH an interest in music and instruments-especially percussion! I love it!

Jax meeting Jacob. He loves him. We saw a REAL Ibex
recently on the new show on the Discovery Channel-Life.
Have y'all watched that? It's really interesting.
Jax playing his djembe. It's the perfect height for him
when he stands up. Pretend my house is clean.
(We JUST got home from being away for a week & a half.)

Some sweet church friends stopped by & brought Jax some other fun gifts! They got him a counting book, an ABC book & this Jonah and whale plush set. It's ADORABLE! I mean ridiculously cute!!! We have the greatest church family!
Jax "reading." (& the drool?)

Poor Jonah! (It's so cool! Jonah can go all the way into the belly.)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Day Stella Came

Another exciting event that happened while I was hibernating from blogging is that our baby niece was born! Of course, she picked a crazy day to be born! It snowed like CRAZY! Here are some pics of our house in the blizzard (for us it is!).

Jax going to meet his newest cousin!
And here she is! Stella, Majella, a ret-tet-tet-tella!

The Day of Love

So...I'm way behind on blogging (I've just been having way too much fun in my life), but I have a bunch of posts ready to go so be on the lookout for lots of "make-up posts" in the days to come. Here are a bunch of photos from Valentines Day.

Here's Jax on Valentine's Day. It was a Sunday,
so we thought a red tie would be appropriate!

Jax making Valentines at his Children's Event at church.

Jax getting his treats together for his friends.

& his Vday treats for his Sunday School teachers!

Red Velvet Cake Cookies w/ Sweet Cream Cheese Icing Filling!

The Great Valentine Came!!!

Hope everyone had a great day of Love!