Friday, September 24, 2010

Hello Again, Blogger World

I have been a BAD, BAD blogger. I know. I am sure my 11 followers have really missed me. HA! I really want to try and do better. Because I am not a scrapbooker and I am not good at keeping a journal. And this is a great record of my family and Ava's life! So with "all" of my spare time, that is what I am going to do. Call it my Autumn Resolution. :) The frog is a little friend that was visiting my porch this morning as I took out the trash. I am told that frogs are good luck. I always have them on my porch, so I hope that is true!!!

So what has been happening....well I am still going through a somewhat difficult time, but I am in a grove and things are going well. I PROMISE to tell you all about it in April. And no, it has nothing to do with babies!!! ;)

Ava is growing like a weed!!!! She is SUCH a happy baby, and I am so thankful for that. She really is the joy and light in our lives, and I thank GOD for her each and every day. Especially since I seem to have many close friends who have gone through fertility issues recently, or the loss of a child. Life is so precious. I look at her and I just can't help but think of Christ's love for us. I don't think I really understood the sacrifice that He made...His ONLY Son. WOW. It just leaves me speechless. Thank you, Lord. Every night I say a prayer to Ava- just a simple little rhyme prayer that I used to say as a child-

"Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take."

She usually laughs at me when I say it over her. I guess the rhyming makes it funny. But one night, I was just having an emotional night, and after I said her prayer, I opened my eyes, and she smiled at me and put her little hand on my cheek, as if to say "I love you mommy." Melted my heart!!!! Every night I tell her how much I love her. I say "I love you more than the world and everything in it." And that is SO true. I want to be there for her, always. But if I had to, I would gladly lay down my life for her. In a heartbeat, without question, without hesitation. She is my world, and I love her so dearly. :)

We are STILL working on our house. I know it will be done. Someday. Maybe the day that we decide to move. Which, with as much stuff as the aforementioned booger has, may be sooner than later! LOL! I can't even think about having TWO! Although I am already asking Cole when we can have another! But we really want Ava out of diapers before we start down this road again. If for no other reason than the cost!

I have started making diaper cakes and painting canvases. The diaper cakes were an intentional business. The canvas painting was not. Although I think that it has more potential. Wider market. ;) I just feel like I need to contribute to the household. With money. :) Or at least make a little of my own spending money. Cole is such a good husband, and really spoils me. Never has he made me feel as if it is "his" money or that I had to ask to spend. Although sometimes I do wish he would put me on an allowance. I get a little spendy sometimes!!! Spendy Cindy!!! I really am trying to be better. I have some personal goals and I am really trying to stick to them.

I will have to add some house pictures soon. If you are my FB friend, you have already seen a lot of our work. If not, you will be pleased with the progress, I hope!

We got a new computer and I haven't had a chance to get my old stuff transferred (our old motherboard fried. Thankfully the hard drive is okay. Stupid Acer.) so I don't know if I can get my before pictures up and on here. I will try. In the meantime, please enjoy a boat load of pictures!!!!

The flashed scared her....

Working on crawling. She ALMOST has it. She will crawl before she really sits up for any length of time. She is too busy to just SIT. :)

Mommy and her sweetpea!

She loves to chew on her thumb. Not suck. Chew! Hello teeth! Come on out!!!


I know this is in here twice. But can you really get enough of that yummy face!? Yeah, me either!!!

These are her playing with her BFF. The penguin. She LOVES that crazy thing!!!