Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baby Stuff for Sale

I feel like the list of items I need to get rid of grows on a daily basis. So, here are all the things I want to sell that I no longer need!

1. Graco Silhouette Swing. ($70) Holds babies up to 30lb. Has 6 swing speeds with auto shut off. Nature sounds or classical music options. 3 seat recline positions.


2. Evenflo Expressions High Chair. ($40) 

3. Diaper Genie Elite system ($25)  Has step open lid. Used, but like new; NO odor. Also includes 1 NEW refill.  

4.Fisher Price Rainforest Activity Gym ($25)

5. Changing Pad - Contoured ($10)

6. Bebe Pod Seat & Tray ($10). I am missing the white pommel, but it isn't a necessity for the functionality of the seat.  Adjustable tray included.

7. Fisher Price Go Baby Go Kickin' Bobbin Bear Gym ($10)


Friday, November 18, 2011


If I may be transparent with you, I am battling some tough situations within my extended family. There have been many times when I have really wanted to react in a very negative and un-Godly manner. And I have; in my own home, with my husband. I can't tell you how badly I have wanted to call some people up and give them a piece of my mind...but, I can't let my flesh have control. I just can't....so, tonight I was reminded of a poem a friend of mine shared...maybe it will encourage you in some way.

Anyway, by Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Where have I been?

Wow. I didn't realize it had been FOREVER since me last post. I'm sure no one really cared...but, in the event that there is someone out there that did, here is what has been happening...

In mommy world, Isaiah is rolling all over the place. I can tell he wants to pull up on things, but hasn't figured that out yet. I don't think he has a strong desire to crawl. He does get up on all fours and sort of, humps the air, as if he's willing his body to move forward. He still has no teeth and I have a feeling that when they do come, it will be all at once and my life will be miserable for awhile. Avery is doing good. She's potty trained, though needs help wiping and getting her pants on. She has been taking things into her own hands lately, and tries to go "all by herself"...in which case there ends up being poop smeared in several spots in the bathroom and lots of toilet paper used. We'll get there.

As far as my own personal, non-mommy world goes, I'm doing great. Honestly, I wasn't for awhile. I was struggling with PPD and was on several meds to get it right. After awhile (and much prayer to feel normal) I wanted to be off the meds and just try and be me without them. My first attempt at this failed and I had to go back on them. Several months later, I tried again and now I feel like me again! I'm thankful too...I like me. I just started going to the Crossfit gym so I'm hoping to lose some weight and gain some muscle and strength. I get very frustrated though because I want to be at like a level 7, but I'm only at a 1.5. And it's going to take time and effort, which I wish wasn't the case. I'll get there. I'm committed though!!

We recently had to spend a butt load of money getting our furnace and AC replaced. So things have been tight in the cash department. However, we continue to pray that God will provide. He hasn't let us down yet! It would just be awesome to find a big box of money on our front porch one morning, with a note from Jesus that said "Here, thought you could use this". We are thankful for parents who continue to provide us assistance though. Without them, we'd probably be...living at their house.

And that's that. I'm super excited for Christmas. I can't wait to bake cookies with Avery to leave for Santa. And to see her face as she opens gifts is going to be awesome. Now that she actually understands what's happening, it's going to make opening gifts much more exciting!