Monday, March 29, 2010


Dusty took this picture on his phone at Longhorn Steakhouse last week. They were so cute sharing their milkshake! Unfortunately the Reese's Peanut Butter/Chocolate part kicked in just before we were ready to leave the restaurant! Talk about wound up!

Honorary "Uncle" Cyrl holding Asa. He is so nice to have dinner with us all the time, even with our crazy hyper milkshake kids! Now that is a friend!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Big Smile - Two Months!

We have been enjoying these big smiles from our little guy! On Thursday he will be 2 months old!! This past week he was having trouble with spitting up and would lose all the contents of his stomach at least twice a day. It didn't seem to bother him at all, though. He would be smiling, puke, then go back to smiling! It went away for a few days and then came back today. He goes for his two month check-up on Friday so I will see what the Doc says. It may be reflux which is pretty common.

Anson asked me in the car today when we were going to have another baby!!! I told him that I don't know. Then I asked why. He said "Because I want lots of kids!" And Dusty said, "Great. When you grow up YOU can have lots of kids!" It is pretty sweet... Anson tells us every day how much he loves Asa and he is so glad to be a big brother. And tonight Ella told me at bedtime that "Me so happy with Asa". I thank God for giving them sweet little accepting hearts when they could be jealous of all the time I have to spend with Asa in these early weeks.

The other day we were talking about heaven and how God is preparing a place for us there right now. I didn't know how much Ella was understanding until she said "I want my room purple"! So Ella's room in her mansion in heaven will be purple!

Anson and Ella have been playing outside quite a bit in this nice spring weather. On Friday we ate our lunch outside on a blanket. I had gone inside to do a couple quick things when Anson came in and said "Mommy come outside, quick. I think you will enjoy this!" (Since when does he say "enjoy"!!) I then hear Ella crying for me... she had climbed up the lattice work on the outside of the deck and was holding on to the hand rail for dear life! She was about 4 feet off the ground. Anson thought it was great and was so proud of her! I later found out that he told her to do it! I guess I can't leave them for a second! :o)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Our Florida House!!

We just received word yesterday that our offer has been accepted! Here is a little about the house...

It has 3 bedrooms 1.5 baths in the main house and the detached part has 1 bed 1 bath, a kitchenette and a huge office. We will close in the little breezeway between the two buildings to make it part of the main house and that will become our master suite. The kids will each have their own room upstairs! And the kids rooms are off a big family room/play room with a fireplace and beautiful red pine floors! The house was built in 1925 and needs some updating but nothing Dusty and his guys can't do in about a month. That puts us moving to FL sometime this summer but definitely by Aug. 1. We are very excited about this move and feel it is God's plan for our family.

One thing we love is the huge yard! Our plan is to fix it up like we would to rent it out and live in it a couple years while we find a place to build our ideal home. But this house will be a great place to live for that time.

We close on April 5th. But the best part... wait for it... we got it for $37,000!!!!! I still can't believe that we found a big house for this price. God is so good!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Family Resemblance



These are my two boys at approximately the same age... I really need to take one of Asa in the same outfit. Coming soon!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bedtime Stories That Will Warm Your Heart

The other night Dusty was reading to Anson and Ella at bedtime and the story had a horse in it. At the end of the book, Anson placed his finger at his lips in the "thinking position" and asked "Daddy, are you stronger than a horse or is it stronger than you?" Dusty said "I don't know". Then Anson asked "Well, what about a pony? Could you kill a pony?" To which Dusty replied "Yes, but why would I want to?" And Anson said "Because I've never had wild horse meat before!"
I guess Anson is in the mood to try some new things!! This cracked us up and I promised Dusty I would post it!

Friday, March 12, 2010

First Smiles

I published this entire post using one hand! I actually have a whole list of things that I can now do with one hand! I guess that is what being a mom teaches you! We have had a crazy week with kids being sick but things are looking up! And kuddos to my best friend and hubby who helps sooo much with the kids and cooking and cleaning and yes, even laundry!
I will write a better update when I have two hands free. .... May be a while! :o)