Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ripe, Strawberries Ripe

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

One month

Well a week ago Emily was one month...
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Happy Girl


Monday, March 21, 2011

Food Pyramid

Apparently Natalie is worried about Emily having a balanced diet.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

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This picture is quintessential Natalie.(Always shoveling food into her mouth!)


Excited about her breakfast.


Have a great St. Patrick's day. We're hoping to find gold!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil
The Biblical Roots of the Inevitable Crisis in the Middle East
by Bryant Wright


I was really excited to get this book from booksneeze.com but I was very disappointed in the book.
I don't know where to start. I had a really really hard time reading this. I disagreed with the author's view and take on Abraham. I'm not saying that Abraham was prefect but I don't think one man's decision (as chapter one is called) is the answer to the problems in the Middle East! Of course, the history of where people come from play into what is happening today. I don't believe the author can say that Abraham was wrong in his decision to have a child with Hagar. That first two chapters left such a bad taste in my mouth that as a continued reading I wasn't very vested and found myself reading and realizing I didn't really pay attention to what I had just read.

I like reading from a history/timeline perspective. I find history very interesting. I liked that he included Jewish/Islamic/Christian perspective but it's important to realize that it's his opinion of their perspectives.I think it's important for the world to understand where people come from. If we can understand each other it will be easier to get along with one other.

Honestly, I didn't like the book.

I received this book complimentary from Thomas Nelson via their Book Sneeze Book Blogger program in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Can" we get some more light in here?

One of the draw backs of a house built in the late '70s is that overhead lighting was not popular. Our front room, family room, and Emily's room didn't have any lights when we moved in. There were lamps for the family room and Em's room and the front room had nothing. We just don't use the front room once it gets dark.

Brad and I decided we really needed to add some insulation in the attics. Brad pointed out that if we ever wanted to install overhead lights then it would make more sense to do it before adding more insulation.

Project insulate became project illuminate/insulate. Brad's parents came out to help with the baby and it's been wonderful to have Brad and Ron working on the house. They were able to install a light with a dimmer in Emily's room(Great for a nursery!! Who wants a BRIGHT light at 3:00 am). Six can lights on a dimmer and one two-light fixture in the family room. I was then able to move the lamps from the family room and Emily's room into the front room. Now all our rooms have lights! They also installed some outlets, built me some storage in the attic, and blew in more insulation.

Now we are one happy, warm, able to see family!

The first holes cut





Six holes and the housings


Complete with bulbs


All the family room lights


Let there be light


Attic before new insulation but after new storage


Attic after new insulation


Emily's new light



Camille and Grandma built a snowman while the boys insulated the house!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blessing Day



March 6, 2011
Emily was named and blessed in church. She was looking very stylish in the dress Grandma Myrna made for her!




Stretch and Grow


The whole fam


What a doll


We love our Emmie!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

2 weeks

2 weeks
7 lbs 1 oz
21 inches
Doctors are pleased that she's surpassed her birth weight and then some (This milk cow must be doing her job!)


Our little squeaker





"Watching" a movie together

Camille is always wanting to be close to her sister.